It is possible to have all of the symptoms of a yeast infection without the presence of yeast. To explain how this happens one can look at an experiment made with a rabbit many years ago:
Scientists shaved an area on the rabbit’s abdomen and then put on a bacteria which caused an infection on the shaved area. The rabbit was then given an antibiotic which cleared up the the infection. The scientists then took that same strain of bacteria, killed the bacteria and then made a filtered extract which contained no living organisms but did contain chemicals manufactured by the bacteria. This filtered substance was then injected into an ear vein of the rabbit resulting in the area on the abdomen becoming inflamed. This is what is known as an ID reaction.
If a person has had a rash, a cystitis or a GU or GI problem caused by a member of the fungus family and that person eats a food that has had yeast in its manufacture (this includes yeast bread, vinegar, alcoholic beverages, cheese, mushrooms, truffles, etc.) it is not necessary for the yeast organism to be present to have a yeast-like reaction. He or she could be having an ID reaction.
To treat a fungal infection there are three (3) things that must be done. It is like a three-legged stool. It takes all three to be effective.
- You must kill the fungus or yeast.
- You must quit feeding it. This not only includes product that have had yeast in their manufacture. It also includes foods upon which the yeast feeds—product such as sugars and starches.
- And lastly, you must build up some form of tolerance against the fungus. Anything which strengthens the immune system counts but the method we use is desensitization of the allergic reaction to the yeast by allergy testing and treatment.
If you don’t work at all three, its as stable as a one or two leg stool.