Wednesday, May 16, 2012

4 Foods to Avoid If You Suffer from Recurring Yeast Infections

Did you realize that food is often to blame for many of the infections that we are experiencing? This is especially the case whenever we are having a yeast infection but it is not necessarily the yeast that we are eating which is causing the problem. Yeast infections are caused by a certain type of Candida that is present in the environment all around us. It is also in our body, even when we are not experiencing an infection and it serves a useful purpose. When our body is in balance, that yeast is kept in check so we do not typically experience any problems.

If you have a problem with yeast infections, especially if they are recurring or even chronic, there are some foods that you should avoid at all costs. These foods don't necessarily cause a yeast infection to occur but they can keep it alive once it exists. Here are 4 different types of foods that should be avoided by those who have problems with yeast infections.

Sugar - One of the main things that should be avoided when you're having a problem with yeast infections is processed sugar. Yeast eats sugar so if you're feeding the yeast infection, you're going to have a difficult time getting rid of it. Even many of the foods that you should eat for yeast infections, such as yogurt, typically have a lot of sugar added. Make sure that you read the labels before you put anything in your mouth.

Processed Foods - Anything that is processed is not going to necessarily be good for your body. If you really want to get rid of a yeast infection that you are experiencing, you need to get back to the basics of eating, including plenty of raw fruits and vegetables.

Pasta - Even though many of us enjoy eating pasta regularly, you should avoid eating it whenever you are experiencing a yeast infection. Most of the pasta that we eat is made from refined flour and water. This refined flour can cause problems in our body, including feeding the yeast infection that we are experiencing.

Mushrooms - Even though not all of us eat mushrooms, it is certainly high up on the list of things that we should not be eating if we have a yeast infection. Make sure you avoid them and you will have better success with getting rid of the infection.

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So sick of my body!!!?

Hello! My husband have been TTC since December .My last period was February 4, 2010. I have a 28 day cycle. I have never missed a period and I have never been late for my period. No matter how stressed out or nervous I am about something AF still rears her ugly head every 28 days! Ugh! I hate mother nature. Anyways, last month my husband and I tried. We had sex on all the days we were supposed to, I took prenatal vitamins, I elevated my hips for 30 minutes after sex every time, we ate correctly, etc. No big deal or anything. We cut caffeine out of our diet and started eating healthier (not only to increase our chances but because we feel we need to make some healthy changes to avoid heart disease and stuff). Well I had cramping about a week after I was supposed to ovulate and about a week and a half after I was supposed to ovulate I went to the bathroom and when I wiped there was a clear pinkish bloody mucus in the toilet paper and after that nothing. That was two days before I was supposed to start my period. Thing is I didn't start my period. I am now currently 24 days late. About a week after my period was late I had a blood test done and it came back negative. So I thought for sure I wasn't pregnant and just had too high of hopes. But yesterday I took a test and there was a faint line next to the control line (which I am thinking was an evap line). I have had a lot of abdominal discomfort lately, along with light cramping, and nausea in the mornings (which could be from my working with breakfast foods but who knows). I have also had a weird sometimes thick and sometimes thin white discharge (not a yeast infection and definitely not a disease). However I have no signs of starting AF either. If I am definitely not pregnant what else could possibly be wrong with me? What should I do about this issue since I am TTC? Any advice is welcome unless you are being unkind or criticizing me.I think that if my period still doesn't show by April 4th I am going to go to the doctor and get checked out. Thanks!

Again I am 24 days late for my AF.

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Hey! I've been following your questions- but its been a while. I forget- did you use OPKs and/or chart your temps? I'm wondering if you're having an annovulatory cycle? At this point, since still no AF and no BFP, I would return to the doctor since this is abnormal for you. GL!!!
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Unfortunately I finally started my period. it is very abnormal and very painful with a lot of large clots. Eww! TMI sorry! I am going to try OPK's this month and I have started charting my temps. Thanks for the advice!

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  • This could have been a chemical pregnancy, but just in case, call your doctor and get another blood test. Youmight have ovultaed late causeing the faint line.

    Best wishes my dear, and sticky dust to you!
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  • Did your doctor tell you your hcg level?

    You could be having a miscarriage/ chemical pregnancy.

    Best of luck & baby dust to you.
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  • you sound pregnant to me... take another or two pee on the stick test when you wake up in the morning see what they come out as?????


    Mom of four and one baby girl on the way due June 3rd :)
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  • You need to go to the doctor and ask for a blood test. Something similar happened to me once, it turned out that I was pregnant but miscarried very early on. Good luck!
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  • I think you are pregnant.
    I had a blood pregnancy test done, after I had already taken a home-pregnancy test and it showed up negative.
    I knew I was pregnant though.
    If a pregnancy test shows positive, even just a little bit you are usually pregnant.
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