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Herbs and diet to kill Candida and other fungal, yeast infections

6/21/2015 9:18:34 PM - Diet is Key. Without changing the diet, all of the supplements and medications in the world won't rid the body of Candida. The right food is the best medicine; it restricts the growth of Candida and aids in the growth of beneficial bacteria. A Candida diet must eliminate some of the foods that you...

The Candida, gluten intolerance connection - How Yeast may lead to Celiac Disease

2/11/2015 7:24:08 PM - The more we learn about leaky gut syndrome and gluten sensitivity, the more we question which came first, the gluten sensitivity or an overgrowth of Candida? Gluten free diets may be all the craze right now, but there is a good reason for this. Many people are finding they feel better and their health...

Natural cures for vaginal yeast infections

10/20/2014 - Vaginal yeast infections are almost always a symptom of systemic yeast. If you find a natural cure works and you soon have symptoms again, it's time rid yourself of Candida overgrowth. There are many options for treating vaginal yeast infections. Some are messy, some are soothing, and some are downright...

The candida depression connection - How yeast leads to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental disorders

10/9/2014 - If you are depressed while you suffer from regular yeast infections, or athletes foot, or have taken antibiotics recently, there is a connection. Our brains are inextricably tied to our gastrointestinal tract and our mental well being is dependent on healthy intestines. Depression, bipolar disorder,...

Seven herbs to fight yeast in the body

7/7/2014 - Yeast is a microorganism that is within all people. Most of the time, there is no indication that yeast is even present in the body. In fact, one of the only reasons why an individual might be aware of it is when they crave sugar or carbs intensely. These cravings, if given into, can cause an overgrowth...

Monosodium glutamate and all its hidden forms: yeast extract, TVP, hydrolyzed proteins and more

6/26/2014 - Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, has long been at the center of health debates, with the Food and Drug Administration saying the product is "generally regarded as safe" (GRAS) on one side and many scientific studies demonstrating the ill effects of MSG on the other. (1) In fact, MSG has been shown in several...

Fire blight: Yeast and copper sprays provide organic alternative to soon-to-be banned chemical antibiotics

4/30/2014 - Bet you didn't know that many organic apples and pears have been produced in orchards that spray antibiotics onto their trees. Two pharmaceutical antibiotics, oxytetracycline and streptomycin, have been used by organic apple and pear growers to combat a bacterial infection known as fire blight. But...

The common ingredient 'yeast extract' is functionally identical to MSG

3/27/2014 - "Yeast extract" is an innocuous-sounding ingredient that forms the base of several popular condiments worldwide, including Marmite, Vegemite, Promite, Oxo, Cenovis and Vitam-R. Yet, chemically, yeast extract is highly similar to MSG (monosodium glutamate). Glutamic acid, the chemical responsible...

Brewer's yeast is rich in protein, B-vitamins and beneficial bacteria

3/16/2014 - Brewer's yeast is a highly nutritious byproduct of the beer-making process. It is obtained during the process of formation from the grain, hop and malt extracts, and absorbs the vitamins and nutrients contained in them throughout the process. Unlike nutritional yeast and baker's yeast, brewer's yeast...

Rare yeast in man's gut brews beer when he eats carbohydrates

10/5/2013 - There is a lot of talk these days about candida and the role that carbohydrates and sugars play in fueling this systemic and highly damaging form of yeast overgrowth. Well, now another type of yeast strain, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is making headlines after a 61-year-old man from Texas discovered that...

Monosodium glutamate induces kidney, liver damage in study on rats

10/3/2013 - Enough MSG will destroy your vital organs. A study conducted by the Lab for Development-Aging, Neurodegenerative Diseases (Lab de Desarrollo-Envejecimiento, Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas) in Guadalajara, Mexico, found that high concentrations of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in the central nervous...

Nutritional yeast is an excellent vegetarian source of protein and B-vitamins

5/20/2013 - Nutritional yeast is a heat-deactivated yeast that is typically sourced from beet molasses and sugarcane. It has a nutty, cheese-like flavor, and can be incorporated into pizzas, creamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, pasta, and various soups and salads. It is loved by vegetarians and vegans because it...

Johnson and Johnson's new diabetes drug causes vaginal yeast infections and other unlabeled health conditions

4/25/2013 - The FDA has recently approved Johnson and Johnson's new type 2 diabetes drug Invokana. This drug, although deemed safe by the government, has been found to cause debilitating side effects including Candida yeast infections and a host of unlabeled risks. An advisory panel of 15 approves drugs for...

Forget Lipitor and other statin drugs - The top 7 natural remedies to reduce cholesterol levels

4/23/2012 - Cholesterol is a natural byproduct of the liver and a necessary component of good health. Normal cholesterol is essential for cellular repair and development. It plays a critical role in the improvement of memory and learning, is the precursor to vitamin D production, and synthesizes sex hormones and...

Health basics: What is nutritional yeast?

2/23/2012 - Nutritional yeast is an excellent vegetarian source of almost all B complex vitamins. Vegetarians and vegans should include it in their diet. It contains an abundance of all amino acids to form a complete protein. The B vitamins in abundance include B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6...

Is yeast extract (a taste enhancing additive) lurking in your 'natural' foods?

11/7/2011 - "Natural", "organic" and "healthy" are marketing terms to many food manufacturers. Don't let these words, or advertising and package imagery fool you into filling your grocery cart without reading the labels. Even the snack food aisle at the grocery store is now filled with items promising less sodium,...

Find health with great-tasting nutritional yeast

10/21/2011 - Yeast has a long history of use by society dating back as early as the ancient Egyptians and possibly earlier. Yeast was initially used to produce breads and alcohol; it was most likely discovered by accident and considered magical in its process. Not until Pasteur and the advent of the microscope was...

Yeast extract is hidden source of MSG in your food: Here's where its found

9/13/2011 - Just about everyone who visits Natural News knows that MSG should be avoided. But crafty food processing firms have found ways to disguise MSG's most active ingredient -- free glutamate. There are several ingredients and names used. And they all contain some free glutamate. Free glutamate is the active...

Yeast and chronic inflammation

4/14/2011 - While reading Blinded by Science, an amazing book that you can download for free on the internet at http://www.blindedbyscience.co.uk/ until April 30, 2011, I realized that most of the work I've done for the past 30 years has been ignored by science. I beat my head against the brick wall of medical...

Prevent yeast infection naturally with Candida fighting foods

2/27/2011 - Three out of four women will experience a yeast infection at some point in their lives. Symptoms like recurring vaginal infections and digestive disorders are now more common than ever before. In this article you will find a list of four healthy foods that hold the potential to prevent or even reverse...

Candida Overgrowth may be affecting your health

11/29/2010 - Do you experience symptoms like chronic fatigue, digestive problems, or vaginal infections with no real explanation? You're not alone. Estimates now suggest that up to 25% of Americans may suffer from yeast related problems - both men and women. Candida overgrowth - also known as yeast infection...

Make Your Own Vitamin B Complex: Save Money and Ignore Supplement Restrictions

4/6/2010 - We are confronted with the prospects of worsening financial conditions for many, and the prospects of supplement suppression grow with new regulatory bills being introduced to hamper health freedom. It has already happened in the EU and Canada. It might be prudent to look into making your own Vitamin...

How to Fight Candida Yeast Infections Naturally

2/2/2010 - A yeast-like fungus, Candida albicans usually lives in the intestines along with many other microorganisms known as intestinal flora. If these microorganisms are not carefully balanced, Candida can multiply unchecked, causing infection. The taking of antibiotics, steroids, a diet high in yeast-containing...

Using probiotics to prevent or eliminate Candida

10/28/2009 - Probiotics are good for much more than simply enhancing intestinal health and improving digestion; they're also very effective at preventing candida albicans (as you'll see below). Here you'll find a healthy collection of explanations, supporting quotes and testimonials about the use of probiotics...

Red Yeast Rice Lowers Cholesterol: Study Backs Up Centuries of Traditional Use

6/30/2009 - Research just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes a nonprescription, natural supplement -- red yeast rice -- has significant cholesterol-lowering effects. However, one important part of this story is that this isn't really a new discovery at all. Red yeast rice, a bright reddish purple...

Save Money: Make Your Own Tasty Nutritious Bread

2/24/2009 - Home made bread saves money both at its production and in the long run. Using fresh ingredients will cost less than a store-bought loaf. The bread which results will be nutritious and tasty, with endless variety. Many people fear that making bread is a long and complicated process. Instead you will...

Nature’s Candida Cure: Coconut Oil Solves Yeast Problems

12/30/2008 - Often mis-diagnosed and even dismissed, candida is culprit behind numerous health problems. The symptoms associated with candida include fatigue, poor memory, mood swings, chronic coughs, frequent sinus infections, reoccurring fungal infections, blurred vision, sugar cravings and abdominal pain, to...

Study Shows Red Yeast Rice and Fish Oil Reduce Cholesterol

11/17/2008 - A combination of fish oil, red yeast rice and lifestyle changes can produce as great a decrease in cholesterol levels as prescription drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Health System and published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "These results...

Why We Need Probiotics and The Benefits of Kefir

10/13/2008 - Do you cringe when someone mentions probiotics because you really don't want to think about those zillions of bacteria living in your gut? Swallowing down some more to add to the pile may not sound like an appealing thought, but the truth is that taking probiotics is probably one of the best interventions...

Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections and Candida

9/16/2008 - Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of yeast which can affect the skin (yeast rash), mouth (thrush), digestive tract, esophagus, vagina (vaginitis), and other parts of the body. Yeast infections occur most frequently in moist areas of the body. Although Candida albicans and other Candida yeasts...

Study Finds Chinese Red Yeast Rice Good for Your Heart

8/21/2008 - A clinical study on patients who have suffered a heart attack found that a partially purified extract of Chinese red yeast rice, Xuezhikang (XZK), reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by 45%; revascularization (bypass surgery/angioplasty), cardiovascular mortality, and total mortality by one-third;...

The End of Antibiotics

3/26/2008 - Eventually antibiotics are going to be seen as one of the worst things to ever come out of pharmaceutical science because in the end, they have made us only weaker in the face of ever increasingly strong super bugs that are resistant to all the antibiotics doctors have at their disposal. When we look...

Grow Your Own Probiotics, Part 1: Kefir

3/12/2008 - The world of lacto-fermentation is a fascinating one. Virtually every culture has some kind of fermented food/beverage. Fermented products are significant sources of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The bacteria in fermented foods are potent detoxifiers. They produce substances that inhibit harmful...

The End of Antibiotics and the Rise of Iodine as an Effective Alternative

3/10/2008 - Eventually antibiotics are going to be seen as one of the worst things to ever come out of pharmaceutical science because in the end, they have made us only weaker in the face of ever increasingly strong super bugs that are resistant to all the antibiotics doctors have at their disposal. When we look...

Fungal Overgrowth Leads to Candida, IBS, and Crohn’s Disease

11/14/2007 - The incidence of people with bowel troubles is on the rise in the western world. Though the afflictions bear several names, it is my belief that all of them are fungus based. Various species of candida, most notably candida albicans, are at the root of these problems. How do they enter into your system?...

Interview with Dr. Hank Liers Part 2: High-RNA superfoods

11/5/2007 - The following is part two of an interview between Mike Adams and Dr. Hand Liers, the chief formulator of products sold by Health Products Distributors, Inc. (HPDI) (www.IntegratedHealth.com). To see all parts of this interview, search this site for "Dr. Hank Liers." Mike: Let's get to more of your...

FDA Moves to Shut Down Red Yeast Rice Distributors Online

9/20/2007 - On August 9th the FDA issued a warning to the public against buying or consuming three red yeast rice products sold on the internet. The FDA stated as their primary reasons for this action; "The products may contain an unauthorized drug that could be harmful to health. The products are promoted...

Amy's Kitchen responds to concerns about yeast extract with possible product reformulations

3/6/2007 - A recent NaturalNews article on Amy's Kitchen (a well-known producer of organic food products) resulted in a groundswell of customer comments being sent to the Amy's Kitchen company requesting they stop using yeast extract in their products. The large number of requests garnered the attention of Amy's...

How I got blindsided by yeast extract in Amy's Kitchen organic foods (opinion)

2/27/2007 - I must offer an apology to NaturalNews readers. For more than a year now, I've been recommending Amy's Kitchen as a source of quality, organic frozen foods made without yeast extract. As you may recall, yeast extract is a natural-sounding additive that food companies use as a flavor enhancer replacement...

Food firms propose replacing MSG, salt with yeast extract that contains free glutamate

1/29/2007 - Dutch ingredients manufacturer DSM Food Specialties recently announced the release of its Maxarome Select product, which promises to replace the flavor-enhancing chemical MSG (monosodium glutamate) in manufactured foods, but opponents say DSM's new product is still a yeast extract that contains harmful...

Frankenwine? Wines made with GMO yeast hit the market this year

12/21/2006 - -- The United States' first wines made using a genetically modified wine yeast will be released this year, but critics say the GM yeast has not been properly safety tested and could contaminate non-GM wine crops. According to Napa Valley, Calif., resident Erica Martenson, an opinion writer for the...

Red yeast rice clinically shown to reduce cholesterol levels just as well as statin drugs

12/12/2006 - Eating Chinese red yeast rice (RYR) may lower cholesterol levels as effectively as statin drugs, but without the negative side effects often associated with long-term statin use, according to new Chinese and Norwegian research. Researchers from the University of Tromso in Norway, Shanghai University...

Johns Hopkins Researchers Find Link Between Cell's Energy Use and Genome Health: Another Possible Link Between Diet and Aging (press release)

9/25/2006 - While studying how a cell keeps its genetic material intact, scientists at Johns Hopkins got busy alternately knocking out two catalysts vital to managing a yeast cell's energy. They discovered to their complete surprise that the removal of one of them led the cell to turn off 70 percent of its 5,000...

Many "natural" foods contain questionable taste additives like yeast extract

9/14/2006 - The food industry is always trying to come up with a new way to add chemical taste enhancers to their foods without alerting the consumers. They used to rely heavily on MSG (monosodium glutamate), but when the public began to learn about the dangers of MSG and how it causes extreme headaches, reproductive...

Food additive inhibits longevity enzyme in yeast, increases cell toxicity, new study finds (press release)

9/12/2006 - A common additive found in food and cosmetics has been found to inhibit the activity of sirtuins, enzymes associated with lifespan control in yeast and other organisms, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The...

New Drug-Free Treatment for Disease Often Works Where Nothing Else Will: From Yeast Infections to Cancer (press release)

7/27/2006 - Gary Craig, the Stanford-trained engineer who developed EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), announces that the procedure has helped patients recover from chronic yeast infections without drugs or adverse side effects, as reported by medical doctors and their patients. The claim is impressive, considering...

Unsafe snacks? New "Natural" Doritos contains yeast extract

4/19/2006 - Frito-Lay has launched a new "Natural Doritos" product that doesn't have the usual monosodium glutamate (an excitotoxin) and artificial colors found in its flagship product, but it does contain another offensive ingredient: yeast extract. It's listed right on the package of the new Natural Doritos products. Yeast...

Many "healthy" and vegetarian foods contain MSG in the form of yeast extract

7/27/2004 - There's a great deal of deception in the labeling of food products found at your local grocery store and even at many health food stores. A disturbing trend I've noticed is that many vegetarian products and grocery items billed as "healthy" or "natural" are using chemical additive taste enhancers found...

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