Home  > Conditions>  Eyes  
> You Are Here

Runaway Yeast Infections --- Causes and
Top 7 Natural Remedies
Related Links
Why Do I Keep Getting Boils on My Vulva?- Causes and Cures

Why Are My Eyes So Sensitive to Light?

Constipation -Top 10 Natural Remedies

Thrush -Causes and Cures

How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Eyes

Why Do I Blink So Much?

Why Are My Eyes Burning?

Why Am I Seeing Double?-Causes and Cures

What to Eat for Healthy Eyes

Stop Night Blindness-Vitamin A Deficiency and Foods That Help
The Whites of Your Eyes-Natural Remedies for Red, Yellow Brown  
and Gray Discolored Eyes
Eye Floaters -Causes and Cures


June 29, 2014, last updated January 13, 2016

By Susan Callahan,  Associate Editor and Featured Columnist






Okay, you have not drunk any alcohol but, for some reason, you
wake up feeling drunk or high. You are constipated, passing hard
stools and you also seem to have a high sensitivity to light. What’s
going on?

You may have a yeast infection that has grown out of control.  Yeast
can grow out of control so long as they have a source of food. And
the preferred source of food for yeast? Sugar, and plenty of it.

Yeasts live inside your body, mostly in your intestinal track and
mostly quietly. However, if the yeasts are overfed and their growth is
not checked, they can spread everywhere. You can find evidence of
yeast in your feces, urinary tract, ears, throat, almost anywhere.  
Whenever yeasts appear in any place other than your intestines, they
can cause itchiness.

Yeasts Are Ordinary Hitchhikers in Your Body

Yeasts are present in your body almost from birth. Think of them as
natural hitchhikers. Yeasts are not all bad. Some yeasts help our
bodies to better absorb minerals and fortify certain compounds such
as folate, which helps prevent birth defects.

Yeast also helps to detoxify our bodies, because certain toxins like to
cling to the walls of yeast cells, according to a 2010 study from
doctors at Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen,
Denmark.

The most common troublesome yeast is “Candida albicans”.  Candida
albicans is the source of a great deal of human misery. This single
species of yeast responsible for over 50% of all fungal infections in
humans, according to 2008 study led by Dr. Junqing Shen and Dr.
Leah Cowen of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital
, Boston and the University of Toronto’s Department of Molecular
Genetics, respectively.

Candidia albicans can affect your urinary tract, vagina, intestines,
ears and anus.

Doctors have found cases of candida albinans infections in the lenses
of the eyes, even in the eyes of infants, as confirmed by a 2013 study
led by Dr. Natario Couser of the Emory University School of Medicine
in Atlanta.

Scientists have found that there is something of a war going on in
your intestinal tract between so-called "good" yeasts, such as
saccharomyces cerevisiae, and “bad” yeasts, meaning yeasts that
easily get out of control, such as Candida albicans. Saccharomyces
cerevisiae has been given a Qualified Presumption of Safety by the
European Food Safety Authority.  Tests have found that
Saccharomyces cerevisiae inhibits the growth of Candida albicans, as
observed in a 2012 study led from the University of Lille in France.

Yeast infections can happen at any time of your life. A yeast infection
occurs when yeasts, which are likely there in your intestinal tract
anyway, are overfed.  They become too much of a good thing. Yeast
infections are most common during times of high stress or large
hormonal changes, such as when you are pregnant.

Symptoms of a Generalized Yeast Infection





























-feeling drunk

-itchy anus

-itchiness or sensitivity elsewhere, such as the ears, eyes, urinary
tract

-constipation or stool irregularities, such as hard stools or irregular
stools

Why Feeling Drunk Is a Tell-Tale Sign of Runaway Yeast Infection

One of the tell-tale symptoms of a generalized yeast infection is the
feeling of being drunk. If you think about it, this makes sense.  Your
body is using the yeast in the same way that Budweiser or Heinecken
uses them ---to make alcohol.

Yeast feeds on the sugar and carbohydrates in your intestines to
produce alcohol. The alcohol, at a high level, can in fact make you
feel drunk. Just like
beer does.

The basic ingredients of beer are water, starch, yeasts and a
preservative, hops. Once you introduce yeast into your system, and
you eat enough starch or sugar, your body has 3 of the ingredients,
lacking only the preservatives. You have become in fact a walking,
talking, giant Beer Brewery.

7 Natural Remedies for Runaway Yeast Infections

To start to heal, try the following natural remedies:

1.        Cut Out All Starch. Yeast feeds on starch, starch is then turned
into sugar, and used as an additional food source for the yeast,
which then ferments the starch into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

Starch would include all pasta, white breads, corn, potatoes, starchy
root vegetables such as yucca and plaintains.

2.        Cut Out All Refined Sugar. For the same reason that you cut
our starch, you’ll need to eliminate all added sugar. That would
include candy, cakes, cookies, table sugar, ice cream.

3.        Cut Out All High Sugar Foods. These would include sweet
fruits such as berries, bananas and sweet varieties of apples.

4.        Cut Out All Sweet Vegetables. Eliminate carrots and sweet
potatoes and anything else that is sweet to the tongue.

5.
Drink a Full 8 Glasses of Water Each Day

Choose water and only water to hydrate. Add back in select drinks  --
milk, lemonade with
stevia or Splenda, tea, one at a time and watch
to see if symptoms return. Of course, you should avoid beer and
other alcohol, as they are high in carbohydrates.

Dehydration causes a number of problems in your body, including
constipation. You will produce small, hard stools or stools which
show that your food has only been partially digested. Aim for 5 or
more servings of green vegetables a day. And, follow a regime to
promote normal bowel movements.

6.
Eat Dark, Green Leafy Vegetables

Support your eye health by eating an eye-healthy diet, featuring
dark, leafy greens and tomatoes. Use these vegetables to help to
further hydrate your body. Some studies have found that our bodies
are more deeply hydrated by “eating our water” than by drinking our
water. You should do both.  (Read more about the
importance of
hydrating properly on your health.)

7.
Eat Salmon and Other Foods High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

To help your digestive system and eye health, eat salmon or other
foods high in the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA ). Keep walnuts around as a handy
snack.

Walnuts contain alfa-linolenic acid which your body converts into the
DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids.

Update:

8.
Drink Thyme Tea to Control Yeast Infections


A cream made of thyme and garlic is just as effective as commercial
preparation for fighting yeast infections, according to 2010 study by
Perrin Bahadoran
in the Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Research
. (Read more about the surprising health benefits of thyme.)











































Related:

Why Do I Keep Getting Boils on My Vulva?- Causes and Cures

Constipation -Top 10 Natural Remedies

Water -The Importance of Drinking Enough Water

Salmon-Top Health Benefits

Thrush-Causes and Cures

Foods That Lower Your Cholesterol

Blood Pressure --What It Means

Ideal Weight for Women

Normal Waist Size for Men and Women

Swollen Ankles -Causes and Cures



Get A Free Health Newsletter Now-- its's free fast and easy. Members
get first updates on articles to help you stay healthy.
More Related Links on  Blood Pressure:
Swollen Ankles -Causes and
Cures / High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy-An Ideal Diet / What
to Eat to Keep Your Eyes Healthy / Garlic Lowers Blood Pressure /
Beets Lower Blood Pressure --But There's a Catch / Unclog Your
Arteries -- 10 Natural Remedies / Does Celery Lower Your Blood
Pressure?-A Comprehensive Review/ Top 10 Herbs and Spices to
Lower Your Blood Pressure
Google

BRAIN HEALTH

>CROSSWORD
PUZZLES
>LEARNING
>MEMORY LOSS

DIETS AND FITNESS

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH
SALT

HOW MUCH SALT IS IN MY
FOOD

SALT CONTENT OF COMMON
FOODS

150,000 DIE FROM EXCESS
SALT

I HAVE HIGH BLOOD
PRESSURE!

FOODS THAT LOWER YOUR
BLOOD PRESSURE

QUINOA-THE NEW
SUPERFOOD

INFLAMMATION INSIDE
THE BODY

FAT--IT'S ALIVE!

WHY WE GO SOFT IN THE
MIDDLE

WHY EUROPEANS ARE
THINNER


MY HEART ATTACK

CANCER SURVIVORS


MONEY AND BUDGET

RESOURCES

AMERICAN HEART
ASSOCIATION

LINKS AND RESOURCES
COLLECTIVE
WIZDOM.COM

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Life

About Us   

Register

Privacy Policy

Editorial Policy

Contact Us

Disclaimer : All information on www.collectivewizdom.com is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For
specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, please consult your doctor.  

(c) copyright collectivewizdom.com 2007 -2016 and all prior years. All rights reserved.
Collectivewizdom,LLC is located at 340 S Lemon Ave #2707 Walnut, CA 91789  
Subscribe in a reader

What Do You Think?
Eat plenty of dark green, leafy vegetables and salmon
and avoid sugary foods to help your body fight yeast
infections.