If you want to kick a yeast overgrowth in the bootay QUICK, here’s what you need to do and why.
Most important: De-stress (see this post why)
Go on a low carb diet for 7 days and consume mainly:
✅Proteins like: lean chicken, grass-fed beef, and fish (avoid all processed meats like deli meats, etc.)
✅Veggies like: spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, zucchini
✅A lot of fats like: avocado, coconut oil, almond butter, and flaxseed oil
✅Cranberries: they’re low sugar, low carb, and contain yeast fighting properties. (be sure they’re either fresh or frozen, avoid canned)
✅Plain Greek Yogurt: lots and lots of yogurt! One of the best things to consume as it has tons of probiotics, full of protein, and is soothing to the tummy. Best if it’s full fat as it’s less processed (read about it HERE) and contains less sugars (fat free contains more sugars since the fat is extracted and thus, more sugars take the fats place.
✅Bone broth: such a healing superfood all around! Fresh is best but I also love Vital Proteins bone broth powder (great for traveling and super convenient – it’s organic and just has 1 ingredient – that’s it!)
✅Take L-Glutamine and Bacillus Coagulans: L-glutamine helps fight against bad gut flora and keep the epithelial cells from dying and B Coagulans (a special probiotic) has clinically shown to help yeast. This study showed women taking B. coagulans every day had improvement in the pH level of the vagina, and 91% of patients found relief from their vaginal discomfort through the daily use of this probiotic. My Digestive Support protein powder contains both L-Glutamine and Bacillus Coagulans (exactly why I choose this strain in my protein powder specifically).
A study of people with IBS looked at the effects of B. coagulans for IBS symptoms. These included abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. All three symptoms were significantly improved in participants who were given a synbiotic that contained B. coagulans versus a placebo!
✅Olive leaf tea: I have an entire post about the benefits as well as how to boil them in this post.
❌High sugar fruits like: ripe bananas, dates, grapes, mangos, pineapple and all dried fruits as dried are more concentrated in sugars. 1/2 cup berries, papaya, and green bananas are ok once per day.
❌Coffee: instead drink herbal tea and A LOT of water with fresh lemon juice.
❌Fermented foods like: kombucha and krauts. These can actually make yeast overgrowth worse.
❌All packaged/processed foods. Everything you consume should be fresh. If it comes in a bag, box, wrapper, or can…throw it out!
❌Antibiotics: they can actually makes things worse and cause additional health issues like UTIs and other infections in the body.
How do you know you are eliminating/killing off the yeast?
Gas is a sign that things are dying off. Similar to when food rots in a plastic bag…the bag expands from the gas/odor the rotting food gives off. Your bowls and gas will also be more “pungent”.