This blog post is a copy of all the amazing resources I collected together after getting sucked in to the concept of a yeast free diet. If you've found this page whilst searching for information on yeast free and anti-candida diets you are in the right place.
When I discovered my yeast intolerance (I did a food intolerance blood test) I did a lot of searching online for foods containing yeast; what I needed to avoid and what I could eat in abundance.
The more I searched the more confused I got. Some websites seemed to claim that in order to avoid yeast there were loads of other things I needed to cut out too, not just yeast itself. I couldn't actually find sources with clear lists of 'yeast containing' foods, and quite a few were conflicting. I also started reading about something called candida which got me wondering - do I need an anti-candida diet? And is that different from a yeast free diet? Are my symptoms caused by candida overgrowth?
Since my first explorations I have now reached a point where I realise that the conflicting consensus online is:
In writing this blog it's been very important to me to get to the bottom of the scientific research about the gut and I want to share my findings with you. And that includes reading the facts about anti-candida and yeast free diets.
If you are genuinely allergic or intolerant to yeast then don't eat yeast, or yeast containing products. Beyond that, it's entirely your own decision and discovery as to what suits you best!
Since starting this blog I have decided to stop eating a 'yeast free diet' and I don't share recipes with a restricted list of ingredients.
If you are confused about whether you need a yeast free diet or whether you have candida overgrowth I recommend you dig in to the following resources:
1. Read Microbiome Myths and How To Really Help Your Digestion from Laura Thomas PhD and particularly the section on candida and the leaky gut.
2. Read Captain Science vs The Army of Fungus from Angry Chef
3. Watch this video from NutritionFacts.org - Is Candida Syndrome Real?
4. Read Getting the Facts Straight on Candida from Taste and See blog
5. Read my blog post on Why Yeast Free Isn't The Answer
I have changed my views a lot about candida and yeast free since starting my blog. The articles above reflect my most up-to-date opinions on the diet phenomenon and I'll come back to keep adding more resources as I find them.
If you have been researching a candida / yeast free diet and are still confused please do get in touch and I'll try to help and point you towards more advice and resources.
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