Probiotics

Probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, are essential in dealing with yeast. If Candida albicans has overgrown, then repopulating your insides with good bacteria that compete with Candida is certain to be helpful. I recommend that you find a probiotic compound that contains not only acidophilus-which is a direct inhibitor of yeast overgrowth-but also such other beneficial bacteria as bifidobacterium and bulgaricus. Preparations that do not need to be refrigerated are preferable. The best products are sold in dark glass or plastic light-screening containers. Make sure that the probiotics are not in a milk base. It's worthwhile paying a bit extra to get a really good product.

Other nutrients that can have a favorable effect on a yeast overgrowth include caprylic or undecenylic acid, oil of oregano and olive leaf extract. For a full discussion of these and other natural remedies, I suggest you refer to Dr. Atkins' Vita-Nutrient Solution.

My final bit of advice is that you take yeast seriously. Like any allergy or infectious overload, it puts a great strain on the immune system. If it undercuts your weight loss program, it will also impair your relationship with Atkins, and that is certainly one relationship I hope to see you maintain for a lifetime.

Did You Know These Conditions Are Yeast Related?

• A white-coated tongue

• Fungal nail infect

Good Housekeeping

To control the mold in your environment as much as possible, consider doing the following:

• Use an air conditioner or dehumidifier.

• Allow adequate ventilation.

• Avoid using humidifiers.

• Clean walls and add mold inhibitor to paint.

• Limit the number of houseplants (they carry pollen).

• Avoid foam rubber and feather pillows.

• Decrease dust exposure by minimizing the number of books and magazines.

• Vacuum carpets regularly, or, better yet, keep wood floors bare.

• Install an exhaust fan in each bathroom, or if this is not possible, be sure to open the window regularly.

• Vent the clothes dryer outdoors.

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