What You Eat May Be Feeding Your Tinea Versicolor.
When you think of the word yeast, what comes to mind?
Do you think of food like warm, freshly baked bread? Or do you think of the discomfort associated with inconvenient bodily infections?
In truth, certain foods promote excessive yeast formation in and on the body, which in turn leads to various types of infections. And though eating these yeast-building foods doesn’t cause Tinea Versicolor (TV), their consumption can exacerbate it.
If you are one of the many struggling with TV, you know that it can be a challenging infection to contain, especially in the hotter, humid months of summer.
One reason is that TV feeds on the yeast that lives on our skin. And yeast grows rapidly in hot and humid environments.
When you consider that the human skin has approximately 3000 sweat glands, it’s easy to understand why TV can thrive in hotter months, and appear to be taking over your body.
According to TheYeastDiet.com, “Yeast overgrowth has been known to cause many symptoms including recurring yeast infections, digestive problems, gas and bloating, headaches, fatigue, frequent illness, depression, mood swings and even joint pain.”
But yeast needs certain foods to survive. By limiting consumption of yeast-promoting foods, you can limit the growth of yeast in and on your body, thus limiting the spread of yeast-related infections like Tinea Versicolor.
NOTE: You should consult your doctor before beginning any new diet. The information detailed below is for those deemed healthy enough by their doctors to eliminate yeast from their diets.
THE BAD NEWS – Common Foods To Avoid
- ALL sweeteners, including artificial (It’s bad huh?)
- Chocolate (By now you’re loading your gun.)
- ALL fruits, whether fresh, dried, frozen, juice, or canned (I’m just the messenger.)
- ALL dairy…yes, including cheese and yogurt (No, I am not a communist. Please stop calling me that.)
- Breads containing yeast (I know…even prisoners are allowed bread.)
- Vinegar containing condiments like mustard, mayo, salsa, and salad dressings (Oh, the inhumanity!)
- Anything fermented. You got it…no wine either (They stopped hanging people some time ago, so put the noose away.)
THE GOOD NEWS – Common Foods To Enjoy
- Veggies, Veggies, Veggies. The greener the better (At least you get to eat something.)
- Uncured beef, pork, poultry, and seafood (Now you’re starting to smile again.)
- Eggs (Yes…I said eggs.)
- Beans (“The magical fruit.” But is a bean really a fruit?)
- Olive oil and vegetable oil (You gotta have something on those veggies.)
- Whole grain versions of rice, couscous, pasta, oatmeal, and pasta. (You’ll never be able to tell the difference.)
The entire list of foods to avoid and foods to enjoy would be too long to list here. Just know that by limiting the bad and feasting on the good, you will limit the growth of yeast and infection in and on your body. The result will be healthier skin and a happier you.
For more information on a yeast-free diet, visit TheYeastDiet.com