Due to the profound changes in intestinal microflora, the symptoms of yeast overgrowth can often mimic celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
The symptoms of yeast overgrowth include:
- Headaches after meals (predominantly over forehead)
- Craving for sugar/carbs
- Frequent hives
- Brain fog and fatigue
- Loose stools
So how do you know which you have?
The most accurate diagnosis is based on detection of yeast overgrowth in the stool or (slightly less reliable) detection of elevated titer of anti-candida antibodies in the blood.
I have yeast overgrowth. Now what?
- Dietary modifications (gluten-free and low carb diet)
- Prebiotics (Mannan Oligosaccharides, Fructooligosaccharides)
- Probiotics (Bacillus coagulans, Saccharomyces Boulardii)
- Anti-microbial herbs (Neem, Ferula, Pau D’Arco, Black Walnut Hulls)
- Anti-fungal antibiotics (Nystatin, Fluconazole)
Yeast Detox Diet
The yeast detox diet consists of eating low carb foods, foods high in fiber and taking a probiotic. While detoxing, a handful of supplements are very beneficial: chlorella, triphala, psyllium husks and yucca schidigera.
It will take around 2-3 months to detox and another 3-6 months of maintenance.
Unlike water, which just goes right through you, coconut milk or coconut water is beneficial in eliminating yeast because it acts like a gel and grabs onto items to move things out of your system.
To read this topic in it’s entirety visit The Celiac Diva Facebook page Original discussion: October 26, 2012