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Yeast Infections

How do I treat yeast overgrowth in the intestines?

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  • AElizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD, Functional Medicine, answered
    How do I treat yeast overgrowth in the intestines?

    To treat yeast overgrowth in the intestines, the focus should be on diet and cutting out any foods that have added sugar. Watch functional medicine expert Elizabeth Boham, MD, describe the foods you should avoid, and the foods you should be eating.

  • AJacob Teitelbaum, Integrative Medicine, answered
    The most important part of treating yeast overgrowth is avoiding sugar and other sweets. You can also enjoy 1 or 2 pieces of fruit a day, but you should not consume concentrated sugars (fruit juice, jellies, pastry, etc.) Stay far away from soft drinks, which have 10-12 teaspoons of sugar in every 12 ounces.  (For those with CFS/FMS, be prepared to have associated symptoms flare for about a week when you cut sugar out of your diet.)
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