Yeast Overgrowth in the Human Body

Yeast Overgrowth in the Human Body l Candida Albicans explained l Heal through food from chronic illness l Homestead Lady.comDo you suffer from chronic illness, headaches, acne, arthritis or any other persistent weakness in your body?  Have you ever considered that you might have a yeast overgrowth?  Maybe you’ve never even heard of that!  Never fear!  Here’s the scoop on yeast overgrowth in the human body and the simple ways you can conquer your yeastie beasties!

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Amy Jones is guest posting with us today; this post will be the first of three on the topic of yeast overgrowth in the human body.  Amy is a child birth educator, doula, holistic teacher, vaccine awareness educator, author of the website YayaGuru, founder/director of the LDS Holistic Living Events, author of The Way of the Peaceful Birther and A World of Wisdom Cookbook.  She has also served as Board President of the Utah College of Midwives AND is the homeschooling mother of six.  It exhausts me just to type all that!

Do I Have Yeast Overgrowth?

One of the many classes I’ve attended where Amy has been the principle mentor is one she taught on the topic of yeast overgrowth in the human system.  This is a problem that rages across the US and the world, and is severely under-diagnosed. In fact, if you bother to mention the idea that a yeast overgrowth could be causing your arthritis to a conventional doc, they’ll most likely simply dismiss the idea. 

I can’t tell you how the health and happiness of my family has increased since we started cleansing yeast in holistic, gentle ways.  We’ve changed our diet to prevent further yeast overgrowth, too. 

Major case in point: for the first time in my mothering experience I am able to breast feed a happy, healthy baby with no thrush or projectile vomiting for her.  And no breast infections for me!  I’m actually enjoying breast feeding, which is something I never thought possible!

This article is thorough and, therefore, lengthy. So, I’ll be splitting it up in three parts for your viewing pleasure. 

As always, do your own research and draw your own conclusions.  The information herein is not meant to replace yours or  your chosen medical professional’s opinion. 

So, without further ado, here are Amy’s words…

Yeast Overgrowth in the Human Body

Here are some questions to consider:

  • What if I told you that your baby’s colic, cradle cap, ear infections, diaper rashes, allergies and sleep sensitivities were all one problem?
  • That your mastitis, eczema, hives, PMS, cramps, and gas were all one problem?
  • Or if I told you that your baby acquired her problems from you?  And that this problem contributed to things like arthritis, ADD, autism, lupus, infertility, endometriosis, and gluten sensitivity.
  • What if I told you could solve these problems easily?
  • Would you do it?  Who wouldn’t?

It’s the most underdiagnosed problem in the world, and is at the root of an endless list of ailments.

What is Yeast?

Internal yeast, or Candida Albicans, is part of the `zoo’ in our bodies and we need a certain level of it in order to be healthy.  Yeast is responsible for eating our bodies away when we die.  But when we have an overgrowth in our bodies, it can literally eat us alive.

How is it Managed?

While the liver is responsible for the management of yeast, yeast can overgrow in every part of our body.  The overgrowth (known as Candidiasis) usually starts in the digestive system and gradually spreads to other parts of the body. It is also a type of parasite that is strong, invasive and usually attaches itself to the intestinal wall and becomes a permanent resident of the internal organs. 

Candidiasis has the ability to produce 75 toxic substances that can poison the human body. 

Candidiasis is so invasive that it enters the gastrointestinal wall in the form of fungus where it develops very long, root like structures that penetrates the wall breaking down the protective barrier between the intestinal tract and the bloodstream. This breakdown allows the entrance of foreign as well as toxic substances to the bloodstream where they can harm various body systems.

Results of Too Much Yeast

The breaking down of the barrier results in some major problems especially when proteins and other food wastes are not completely digested or removed.

  1. There can also be an attack on the immune system that causes severe allergic reactions, fatigue and other health problems. Candidiasis together with some bacteria swimming in the bloodstream is dangerous since it will be able to find its way to other tissues.
  2. Candida infection may also cause of some heart attacks. There are reported cases of people who have never been diagnosed with heart problems, but then die from a heart attack for no apparent reason. Further, investigation has lead to surprising findings of Candida yeast causing undiagnosed heart attacks. Candida yeast can cover the heart, which is what causes the heart attack. The Candida yeast reaches the heart by means of the bloodstream.
  3. Candidiasis or Candida infection usually interferes with digestion and assimilation of vitamins and minerals. A great number of senior citizens, cancer patients as well as those individuals with HIV are suffering nutritional deficiencies because their body is unable to absorb nutrients from the food that they eat.  A great number of people are experiencing iron deficiency due to the presence of Candida.
  4. Immunological weaknesses and infectious conditions are usually worsened by the presence of Candida parasites throughout the body. Yeast cell activity gives off two dangerous by-products:  acetaidehyde and ethanol.
  5. The Candida parasites also prohibit oxygen from entering the tissues. The ethanol that is given off by Candida parasites is the major cause excessive fatigue and reduction of strength and stamina in people infected with Candida. The ethanol likewise destroys enzymes that are needed for providing cells with energy and releases free radicals that hasten the aging process.

Hard to Identify

Women think that just because they don’t have a vaginal yeast infection, they must not have a yeast problem.  Most everyone believes that men can’t have a yeast problem.  And that the only symptom in a baby is thrush.

Yeast overgrowth manifests itself in so many different ways that it can be hard to keep up, but getting to the root of your symptoms is such a relief.  When I realized that all my babies problems were yeast related, and so many of my problems were also yeast that I got in the womb from my mother, it made solving all these symptoms so easy – all I needed to do was balance yeast.  

Stay tuned to find out what the stages of yeast overgrowth are, what process can be used for balancing yeast and what the side effects are…Read Part 2 here and Part 3 here.

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15 thoughts on “Yeast Overgrowth in the Human Body

    1. We’ll post more soon and I hope it helps! We’ve had great success cleansing yeast with a simple herbal mix and a change in diet. God bless!

  1. Over the years we have battled yeast with dietary changes (avoidance of refined sugar and flour), use of garlic and oral nystatin. Recently I have become aware of the anti-candida action of coconut oil. In my current blog post I have a link to the beneficial effects of coconut oil.

  2. I do not readily know of any yeast problems that we have, but now you have me wondering. What a cliff hanger! I need to see the how to balance it portion. Thanks for sharing!

    Please share the rest of your series with us Thursday at:
    The HomeAcre Hop


    1. Tee hee – I didn’t mean for it to be a cliff hanger, really. I just find that all the info is a lot to digest for most people so I wanted to give readers time to ruminate. I think most of us deal with some yeast overgrowth but it can take awhile to identify it if we feel generally healthy. Hopefully, you’ll be the exception and you’re just fine! I will share the rest as I have it – love the HomeAcre Hop!

  3. I am battling cancer (metastatic at that) and have had an awful time with yeast. I am most anxious for the treatment article.

  4. Founds you on Fat Tuesday! So I know yeast is a big problem, and in the past three years I have either been pregnant or nursing. I NEED an effect anti candida diet that won’t effect my milk supply! Any pointers?

  5. Hello there!
    Just like Jeannie, I am breastfeeding our 7 mnth old and it is now so clear to me that we both are suffering from yeast overgrowth! He has had cradle cap, an yeast infection, milk sensitivities, spitting up, eczema, the list goes on…
    I have actually seen a naturopath twice and done somewhat of an yeast buster protocol but it involved eating no fruits and no carbs, so I could not keep it up for longer than a couple months. My Herxheimer reactions have been so violent both times that it is clear that my yeast levels were v. high – I can identify with at least a Phase 2 as described in this article.

    I do not want to stop breastfeeding for at least another year, but yeast is really having a toll on me and my baby. What would you recommend I do? Which yeast buster protocol could I follow without making my body dump all the toxins in my breastmilk, which is part of my lymphatic system, after all…? Thanks so much in advance!

    1. Let me see if I can get Amy to weigh in on your question but, of course, neither of us are medical professionals and you’ll need to do your own homework – which it sounds like you’ve done! I understand your dilemma and I’ll get back to you asap!

      In the meantime, since you sound like you’re having such a hard time, do some research into making your own raw milk formula. I understand you’re wanting to continue nursing but it’s possible that after some thought and prayer, you may decide that both of you will be healthier and happier with another option. I made the Weston Price formula with my last baby and loved, loved, loved it – it saved our lives.

      I’ll be in touch – God bless!

  6. thanks for this infos. at 69yrs old, lots of allergies, rotten finger nails are too sad to feel, but w/ your article still THE H OPE IS THERE.
    my dr. prescribed medicines for my finger nails and told me about yeast that contributed these sickness. he said its long medication, I never started the medicines. because of side effects.
    do you think that taking natural food against yeast will be enough???of course avoiding, food against it.
    being vegetarian without eggs and milk products will it solve all these yeast eating my body???
    thank you for your help.

    1. I’m so sorry you’re struggling! Remembering that I’m not a doctor, I can tell you that my family has experienced a lot of healing with the proper foods. There are several options we’ve tried that I can recommend but I think, for clarity and ease of use, you may find what you’re looking for here: I happen to know the lady who runs that site/store and she had debilitating yeast issues and a completely broken gut. Her story is on her site, as is her report of how she healed using foods and some herbal aids. She now sells simple products to help you cleanse and rebuild your gut – each step in that process is outlined on her site. I’ve used them with great success. I’ve also used her cookbook and it’s one of my favorites. She has a large family, with a lot of children and the goal of her cookbook was to take foods they all loved and make them whole-foods-friendly. She also shares the recipes for several of her yeast-killing/gut-balancing supplements in the book so you can make your own and don’t have to buy them from her.

      No, being a vegetarian will NOT solve your problem if for no other reason than that homemade bone broths will help restore and re-build your gut quicker than just about anything. I personally consume raw dairy and cultured raw dairy products like yogurt, kefir and cultured cream – we never, ever consume pasteurized dairy as it can be very harmful for the gut. Egg whites can sometimes cause gut issues and you might find that going off eggs will help – or, at least, egg whites. The book we use for cleansing and healing our gut as a family is Hilary Boynton’s, The Heal Your Gut Cookbook. In fact, we’re in the middle of a cleanse cycle right now using this book. I highly recommend it but study it before you jump in.

      With these two resources, and a lot of prayer (or whatever form of meditation is right for you), you’re going to be just fine. Better than fine – you’re going to feel like a kid again! God bless.

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