Yeast Control Diet
In order to rid the body of yeast one must stop feeding the yeast, and stop those activities that inhibit the body from balancing its natural flora. The majority of yeast problems begin with drugs that kill bacteria in the body – both the friendly and the unfriendly. All antibiotics, cortisone-type drugs, oral contraceptives and chemotherapeutic drugs are destructive to the body’s natural flora.
After one has begun to eliminate the cause of the problem, he or she must begin to build the body by replacing the friendly flora which has been destroyed. Begin with taking a product designed to kill the unfriendly yeast in the body. This can be an herbal product, an enzyme, or some form of homeopathic remedy. Choose the product you will use with the help of a health professional, then take that product every day, without fail, or the program will not work. Then take a multi-strain probiotic and take a sufficient amount between meals to begin the restoration process.
Finally, be sure that the foods you put into your body do not work against the rebuilding process. DO NOT use processed or packaged meats in any form, canned goods, vinegar, sugar in any form, yeast products, cakes, candy, mushrooms, peanuts, and pickled, dried, or smoked foods.
Your diet should consist mainly of fresh vegetables and meat purchased in an unprocessed state. Your diet and your observance of the above rules will determine whether or not you will ever get over being sick and tired.
- Yeast Control Diet [PDF]
YES! Foods You CAN Eat
All game birds
All meats and eggs EXCEPT bacon, sausage, ham, hot dogs, lunch meats.
Nuts & Seeds
Almonds (best choice!)
Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds
All nuts and seeds EXCEPT peanuts & pistachios
EXCEPT for green apples & Berries (strawberries, blueberries, Raspberries, blackberries, etc)
Eat Fruit Alone For Best Digestion
Oils (Cold Pressed)
All Fresh or Frozen Vegetables
Whole Grains (unprocessed)
Plain Corn Tortillas
NO! Foods You Must AVOID
Remember, yeast loves SUGAR, FLOUR, DAIRY, and FERMENTED foods – these must be avoided during a yeast control diet. Specifically, you should avoid the following:
Either canned, bottles, or frozen.
Coffee & Tea
Regular coffee, instant coffee, decaf coffee and black teas. (Green tea is allowed, and other herbal teas.)
Melons / Fruit
Watermelon, honeydew melon, and especially cantaloupe. Avoid all fruit except green apples and berries.
All types of mushrooms, morels, and truffles.
Cheese / Dairy
All types including cottage cheese, cream cheese and yogurt. Prepared foods such as Velveeta, macaroni & cheese, any other snacks containing cheese. No buttermilk, sour cream, or any other sour milk or dairy products. (Rice cheese is allowed.)
Specifically penicillin, streptomycin, ampicillin, amoxicillin, keflex, ceclor, Spetra, and bactrim.
Packaged and processed foods containing refined sugar. Also avoid refined flour products.
Peanuts / Pistachios
Pistachios, peanuts and peanut butter, because these nuts usually contain mold, which feeds yeast. Use almond butter, cashew butter, or unsweetened sunflower seed butter.
All sugar-containing foods and sweeteners, including honey, fructose, and sucrose. Stevia, Xylitol, and Erythritol are allowed.
Fermented liquors and liqueurs (beer and wine), and beverages such as cider and root beer.
Milk drinks, cereals, and candy.
All sauces and all vinegars and vinegar-containing foods: mayonnaise, most Salad dressings*, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire, Accent, monosodium Glutamate, steak sauce, barbecue sauce, chili, cocktail sauce, soy sauce, tamari, Pickles, pickled vegetables, relishes, green olives, sauerkraut, horseradish, Mince meat. Also avoid SPROUTS unless thoroughly cleaned. (*Freshly squeezed lemon Juice may be used as a substitute for vinegar in salad dressings prepared with Unprocessed vegetable oil.)
Processed / Smoked Meat
Pickled and smoked meats and fish, including sausages, hot dogs, corned beef, Pastrami, and pickled tongue. Most deli lunch meats contain antibiotics.
Dried / Candied Fruit
Raisins, apricots, dates, prunes, figs, and pineapples.
Mold grows on leftover food unless properly refrigerated. Freeze if not consuming in 24 hours.
Ezekiel pasta, Carbanada and occasionally Kamut pasta is allowed.