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Is there such a thing as bowel yeast overgrowth? and paleo solution?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 01, 2011 at 3:27 PM

I've heard that some health problems may be caused by bowel yeast overgrowth. The WIKIpedia article clearly says that this is not a mainstream diagnosis.

I would like to know if anyone here knows anything one way or another to support or dispute the notion that there is such a thing as bowel yeast overgrowth, and what might be an effective paleo solution to this problem.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 15, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Yeast can live on ketones too and unless we talk about digestive tract, they will get all the sugar they need from the liver.

189b5f92563aff6742ae46ebec950977

(217)

on September 01, 2011
at 06:58 PM

be careful with bee pollen and propolis... especially if you are allergic to bees... (i've done smoothie workshops that have gone really wrong!!)

189b5f92563aff6742ae46ebec950977

(217)

on September 01, 2011
at 05:16 PM

pau d'arco teabags are crap for candida... you need to buy the herb and boil it down or put it in a crockpot overnight.. btw

189b5f92563aff6742ae46ebec950977

(217)

on September 01, 2011
at 05:15 PM

you can find candida cleanses to kill the yeast... but you CANT cheat and you will probably feel really crappy as it works itself out of your system... I'm a health coach, and a lot of my clients get yeast overgrowth.... detoxing symptoms shouldn't be confused with getting worse.. you may need to be strict on sweets. I use herbal teas to help clients.. (do research on pau d'arco and make it really strong to drink all day) also load up on coconut oil.. I think the insomnia might work itself out over time.. it could be unrelated

C4f80b8d42e013583c404bdd939c0bbc

on September 01, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Yeah... It's a long story, but I have two physicians I have been consulting primarily about fatigue. One of them put me on oral DMSA. About six weeks later, I broke out into an itchy rash and I stayed home from work. The other physician told me that he avoids using oral DMSA because he says that bowel yeast overgrowth can happen as a side-effect somehow. He told me to take probiotics and nystatin to kill the yeast. I've been doing this, but it seems like every time I eat something sweet, the rash comes back. Insomnia is also a problem regardless of whether or not I eat any sweets.

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F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on September 29, 2011
at 08:41 PM

It does exist. There is a simple stool test for it. Take it, find out, and cross that bridge from there.

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on September 01, 2011
at 05:30 PM

Rule our any food allergy. Cut sugars & starches (or at least keep them to the minimum), that should starve the yeasts and the bacteria. Detox (I have found clay useful) and slowly introduce fermented foods (which contain beneficial bacterias ~ stay away from kefirs for now as they also have yeasts. Once your gut heals you can try to introduce theses), you should be able to have more after a few days (ideally you should have a little bit with each meal). Bee pollen is also useful and contains enzymes & amino acids. Propolis strengthens the immune system and helps get rid of the unwanted bacteria/yeasts. Most aromatic herbs (thyme, sage...etc) have antibacterial, antiseptic...etc properties. Be patient, I can easily take up to 3 months for your gut to heal. Hope this helps.

189b5f92563aff6742ae46ebec950977

(217)

on September 01, 2011
at 06:58 PM

be careful with bee pollen and propolis... especially if you are allergic to bees... (i've done smoothie workshops that have gone really wrong!!)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 15, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Yeast can live on ketones too and unless we talk about digestive tract, they will get all the sugar they need from the liver.

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189b5f92563aff6742ae46ebec950977

(217)

on September 01, 2011
at 04:05 PM

I've had systemic yeast issues... it's not a mainstream diagnosis and it can mimic other issues including allergies and food sensitivies. I would say if you have any gut flora issues.. and enjoy sugar.. just cut out fruit and honey and sugar... (and I would say grains if this wasn't a paleo board) it can take a while, but candida kind of messes with a lot of underlying things... give it a strict month and your system might feel better... do you have any symptoms you are trying to fix?

189b5f92563aff6742ae46ebec950977

(217)

on September 01, 2011
at 05:16 PM

pau d'arco teabags are crap for candida... you need to buy the herb and boil it down or put it in a crockpot overnight.. btw

189b5f92563aff6742ae46ebec950977

(217)

on September 01, 2011
at 05:15 PM

you can find candida cleanses to kill the yeast... but you CANT cheat and you will probably feel really crappy as it works itself out of your system... I'm a health coach, and a lot of my clients get yeast overgrowth.... detoxing symptoms shouldn't be confused with getting worse.. you may need to be strict on sweets. I use herbal teas to help clients.. (do research on pau d'arco and make it really strong to drink all day) also load up on coconut oil.. I think the insomnia might work itself out over time.. it could be unrelated

C4f80b8d42e013583c404bdd939c0bbc

on September 01, 2011
at 04:49 PM

Yeah... It's a long story, but I have two physicians I have been consulting primarily about fatigue. One of them put me on oral DMSA. About six weeks later, I broke out into an itchy rash and I stayed home from work. The other physician told me that he avoids using oral DMSA because he says that bowel yeast overgrowth can happen as a side-effect somehow. He told me to take probiotics and nystatin to kill the yeast. I've been doing this, but it seems like every time I eat something sweet, the rash comes back. Insomnia is also a problem regardless of whether or not I eat any sweets.

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