Yeast Free Diets - Any Good?

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   Posted 1/25/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had success with Yeast Free Diets? If so, how long did it take for you to see any improvements?

What about Coconut Oil can it help with symptoms?


Post Edited (Gargamel) : 1/25/2009 2:10:20 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/25/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
After 8 years of UC symptoms and meds, an anti-fungal diet put me into the "well" meds or symptoms now. Two weeks into the "experiment" (I never knew for sure it would help me), I was significantly better, so I knew my UC was fungus driven. By eliminating grains, yeast and sugar, I starved the fungus that was causing my symptoms. There is no time frame one can give. Each is different with varied severity of the disease. You didn't get sick over night, so expect it to take awhile before you feel better, especially if you go the "natural" route. I also took natural anti-fungals (olive leaf extract and caprylic acid). What kind of a "yeast-free" diet are you considering? Coconut oil is a powerful antifungal, so I'm thinking it's all good, if you are using it.

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   Posted 1/26/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   

How bad were your symptoms before you started the anti-fungal diet?

I have experimented with the SCD in the past but ended up losing to much weight - I am not the best in the kitchen and rely on ready meals from the supermarket.


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   Posted 1/26/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not much of a cook either, but you can do the SCD simply by using organic meats and eggs, simple steamed veggies and soups, etc. Nut butters, butter, avacado and healthy oils - fish, flax, olive and Udo's - help replace calories lost from reducing carbs.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, l-glutamine, vitamin D and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free diet. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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   Posted 1/26/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
When I had to do it my naturopath put me on it for 6 weeks.
21 yr/old Uni student. Vancouver, BC
Imuran 150 mgs/day
[strike]Prednisone 15 mgs/day[/strike]
Prednisone 12.5mgs/day
Diagnosed UC Sept. 2007
Cal-Mag, CoQ10, L-glutamine and Iron supps. Also now trying probiotics Bio-K (acidophilus)

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   Posted 1/26/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Have not tried the yeast-free diet but can tell you that coconut oil doesn't do anything (well, at least it didn't for me).

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