Learn about Depression and Yeast with Dr Carolyn Dean - Part 4 in this video from JigsawHealth.
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Carolyn Dean: Enzymes, little bit about antifungals and supplements. This is my alternative to antibiotics, moving to Costa Rica, thank you Patrick for mentioning the VidaCosta Spa. I've got the first VidaCosta book out, it's my good health encyclopedia. It's actually the fifth edition of my ongoing health encyclopedia. This is a fabulous book. It's in an eBook format, so you can download it into your computer. It's a searchable pedia file, so you have a health question, you type it in. The first edition of this book I actually wrote back in 1988, because I was so overloaded with patients, I thought I'd create a handout for patients to having how to take care of simple things. With this book, you can find the alternatives to antibiotics. You can take care of your simple symptoms quickly so that they don't develop into more dangerous symptoms, which means you would go to the hospital, you had serious symptoms but let's use safe vitamins, herbs, homeopathy for simple complaints because when doctors are trained to diagnose disease and prescribe drugs, it means that if you go to a doctor for the simple symptoms, they are going to feel obliged to find something wrong and give you a prescription. You may not want that because more and more are realizing that drugs have side effects. Every drug has a side effect and sometimes the benefits do not outweigh the side effects. The yeast diet; yeast love sugar and simple carbs, the white bread, white flours. The yeast themselves are causing you to crave the sugars and simple carbs. So we're avoiding sugar, dairy products, which have the lactose sugar, white flour products that breakdown right away into glucose molecules and also avoiding alcohol. You want starve yeast. To give you some very good information, you can see our yeast-free diet at yeastconnection.com. The yeast diet would be 60% vegetables, all the salad and steamed greens and some raw and cooked root vegetables, include daily amounts of antifungal foods that's your garlic, onions, ginger, cabbage, broccoli, turnips and kale, 25% protein. Some people may be vegetarians and what I recommend for vegetarians is if they are eating eggs, there are egg protein powders that are excellent as a very good way to get safe protein. I have that information on my website under Dean Wellness link. Complex carbohydrates are very important. We do watch out for the grains in the yeast diet because they do breakdown into simple carbs eventually, but also because they tend to be moldy. So I ask people to soak their grains in a few drops of grapefruit seed extract before cooking. The grapefruit seed extract will kill off any molds and also parasites. We limit the fruit intake in the beginning of yeast-free diet. In fact for the first two weeks, we try to avoid fruit. The best berries are really blue berries. Raspberries tend to be moldy, I am sure all of your are aware of that. The details; seed vegetables are excellent, they are high in magnesium, olive oil; it's a safe oil, coconut oil is actually an antifungal, so it's an excellent oil to use. We can use apple cider vinegar in our dressings. Unsweetened cranberry juice is a safe juice and here I do mention the grapefruit seed extract, two drops in a cup of water or twenty drops in a sink of water. You can clean your vegetables in your sink, you can soak your grains in a cup of water or a couple of cups of water if you are cooking a fair amount of rice. The probiotics that we absolutely need, the acidophilus and bifidus, they have major beneficial effect on the intestines. They do inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, they push away yeast. There is no question that if you have enough good bacteria, the yeast just won't over grow. They also promote good digestion, they boost the immune function, they increase your resistance to infection. In the distant past, we used to replenish our good bacteria from fermented foods like yogurts, kefirs, cultured vegetables like sauerkraut, but now we're n