View Full Version : Alkaline diets and yeast infections
06-24-2008, 04:19 PM
Just curious....I am wondering how many people who work hard to alkalinize their bodies end up with yeast infections?
I am doing some research for an article on a different topic and came across information that said the more alkaline the vagina, the more likely you will get yeast. I don't do the alkaline diet, but I take Nexium and wonder if that could be contributing to this "resistant" yeast. Maybe it is just that the vaginal environment is altered with all that we do to keep IC under control.
07-13-2008, 04:15 PM
You have a very good point there and it is not the first time I heard that. I've been on Nexium since 2004 (way before IC, yeast VV and all the fun stuff).
I've been on a bland diet as well for a while,which is pretty alkaline. The IC diet is also alkaline.
Now I switched to omeprazole instead of nexium b/c it is more affordable, but is a similar thing. I was trying to get out of nexium last year but I couldn't maybe b/c of the other meds.
I'm also low in iron due to the nexium.
However I think Nexium is just one of the factors of having yeast. The usage of antibiotics, OTC yeast creams and doctrs prescribing just one dyflucan pill result for recurrent yeast results in resistant yeast.
Anyone who has more than 2 or 3 yeast infections a year should go to an infectious diseases gyne, the sooner the better. Although they may not be very familiarized with IC and VV they will treat the yeast with other that just 1 dyflucan pill. That is like a homeopatic dosage that creates resistant bugs.
(and makes me so upset bc it is pure misshandling and I guess ignorance)
By the way...is there any new thing out there to treat yeast...? I believe I've tried them all.
Also good job! I haveyour book ;-)
07-17-2008, 07:54 PM
I was diagnosed with IC on April 2007. After that I started alkalizing my body but have struggled with yeast ever since. Now I'm pregnant and can't use any of the supplements I used to for the yeast, and the yeast (plus IC) have gotten worse.
I am giving up sugar now, totally. But because of the pregnancy I still need my bread and pasta and potatoes.
I am hoping that the yeast problem won't harm my baby, but it must have some affect on him/her as well. It must since we share this same body.
07-21-2008, 03:47 PM
If you are struggling with vaginal yeast during your pregnancy (and hopefully you don't have vulvodynia) you can use a product called Rephresh in the US and Acid jel in other countries... I guess. You can talk to your doctor about it, it only lowers the vaginal PH to 3.5 which is a healthy vaginal PH, that way the yeast doesn't multiply or overgrow. It is not a medication or herbal supplement or anything of the sort. It helps to keep it "at bay". It doesn't cure a raging yeast infection.
The literature on the product states it is safe for pregnant women but please check with your doctor first. I'm pretty sure you can order it online and it is not a huge investment. You may have limited options b/c of your pregnacy and this may help.
For patients with V V it may burn some but not as much as boric acid....that burns and is it probbably not safe for pregnancy since it could be toxic to the baby.
Try to maintain things dry and clean.
Can you have kefir or yogurth when you are pregnant? can you tolerate it?
You may/may not be able to take acidophilus....ask your doctor.
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