Candida albicans—tiny yeast organisms like fungi and mold—may seem harmless, but yeast overgrowth (YO) plays no games and is responsible for issues that affect almost every body system. While vaginal infections are generally noticed and recognized, when yeast is prevalent on the skin or in gut and mouth flora and the symptoms are more general, it is not as easily diagnosed. Many women are unfortunately familiar with fatigue, acne, recurring sinus infections, mood swings, and a stuck scale. I know I was. But are you blaming it on anxiety, allergies, stress, or bad genes—instead of focusing on what you have been putting in your mouth?.
Are You Suffering from Yeast Overgrowth?
Look in the mirror. Stick out your tongue. If you see a white plaque, it might be yeast overgrowth.
Or, try a spit test: First thing in the morning, before drinking or eating anything, get a clear glass and fill it with 8 ounces water. Spit in it, wait about 10 minutes, and look inside. Healthy saliva floats; if you see strings or cloudy specks or your saliva sinks, something is not right.
The bottom line : If you have joint pain, acne, inflammation, or an allergy that you can’t pin point the origin – it may be that yeast is the culprit. I know that I thought that I was allergic to gluten but it turned out that using ancient grains and unleavened bread (yeast free) , relieved me of any allergic symptoms.
No, it’s not easy to find yeast free bread but it is easy to make and very worth the effort. If you knew that you could stop your joint pain and clear your skin by simply eliminating yeast from your diet, isn’t it worth a try?
If you are looking for a recipe for flat bread, you can find it in our cookbook, Beyond Vegan. We also have a great Ginger Bread recipe on our blog that Chef Crush created. Much success on your healthy journey, friends! Remember – You don’t have to change the menu, you just have to change the ingredients!