This Gives The Term “Beer Gut” A New Meaning
According to a story published on CNN Health, a Texas man was suffering with a rare syndrome linked to an overgrowth of yeast in his gut whereby the yeast fermented carbohydrates into alcohol – in essence, turning his body into a still. While Gut Fermentation Syndrome is rare, one can’t help but wonder if people with unexplained symptoms of fatigue, chemical sensitivities, brain fog, and other unexplained symptoms may be experiencing this on a smaller scale.
People are diagnosed with Candida or yeast infections daily and a treated with medications – and while it’s a common yeast in the environment and in our bodies (thrush infections in the mouth and vaginal infections are common), doctors disagree that Candida can overgrow in the gut. Typically, if your immune system is strong, normal amounts of yeast can be harmless, but if your immune system is stressed, Candida has a real opportunity to take over. People with Blood Type O are typically more susceptible to candida infections, but that doesn’t mean people with other blood types are immune. Here are a few steps to limiting candida growth:
Tips for limiting candida growth:
Follow to your blood type diet. Make vegetables that are high in fiber and low in starch the basis of your diet. Onions, garlic and ginger root are also effective anti-fungal foods.
Eat high-protein foods such as fish that has not been treated with antibiotics, organic chicken and turkey, eggs and nuts. Don’t purchase meat or poultry that has been treated with antibiotics, pesticides or other chemicals because they can increase Candida. Avoid foods that amplify Candida growth, such as sugar, dairy, yeast, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and wheat.
Dr. D’Adamo also lists yeast protocols for each blood type here.