Are you Yeasted?

Weight gain – Bloating – Bowel Imbalances – Mood Disorders – Skin Eruptions!

Here are a few questions to ask yourself;

  • Are you carrying extra weight, especially on the hips, thighs, buttocks and around the underarms?
  • Are you constantly tired/exhaustion/fatigue and foggy headed?
  • Do you have skin issues? Dandruff, dry, itchy skin? Acne or other skin problems?
  • Are you emotional, depressed or moody?
  • Have you taken prescription drugs or recreational drug, birth control, HRT or antibiotics?
  • Does your diet consist of large amounts of flour, sugar and eating meats, chicken and dairy that are not from an organic source?
  • You can’t leave the sweets, cookies, cakes and bread alone?
  • Have you drunk a lot of coffee, sodas or consumed sweets, starches and alcohol?
  • Symptoms of IBS?
  • Have you had children (pregnancy)?
  • Diabetes mellitus?
  • Immunosuppression?
  • Do you have mercury from mercury amalgam dental fillings?
  • Do you consume chlorine from drinking and bathing/swimming water?
  • Do you have yeast infections that occur frequently?
  • Have you been bothered by recurrent urinary tract infections?
  • Do you feel “sick all over,” yet the cause hasn’t been found?
  • Are you bothered by hormone disturbances, including PMS, menstrual irregularities, sexual dysfunction, low body temperature?
  • Are you unusually sensitive to tobacco smoke, perfumes, colognes and other chemical odours?
  • Do you suffer with constipation, diarrhoea, gas, heartburn, bloating or abdominal pain?
  • Does your skin itch, tingle or burn; or is it unusually dry; or are you bothered by rashes?
  • Fungal skin infections like Jock Itch, ring worm or athletes foot?
  • White coated tongue / Oral thrush?
  • Feelings of anxiety, panic attacks, feeling “blue”?
  • Do you have abdominal cramps alleviated by bowel movements?
  • Do you have a dry mouth and or bad breath?
  • Poor libido?
  • Have you been under chronic stress?

Yeast overgrowth develops when the balance between yeast (single celled fungus) and bacteria is upset as a results of; immune dysfunction, or disruption in ratio of good to bad bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract or an upset in intestinal pH. Yeast normally resides in the intestines along with good bacteria, and is a necessary element for the digestive tract to work properly and assimilate nutrients from the food we eat.

Yeast thrives when we eat improperly; high sugar, acid forming, low mineral diet. When the overgrowth spreads into the bloodstream, it becomes systemic and can colonies in and around any organ. As the yeast multiplies it produces a toxic waste, poisoning and weakening the immune and endocrine system.

Friendly bacteria such as lactobacillus, bifidus are necessary for many body functions; help white cells fight disease, control putrefactive bacteria in the intestines, provides important nutrients for building the blood, assist in digestion, protect the intestinal mucosa, prevent diarrhoea and constipation and contribute to bowel elimination.

A large colony of bacteria live in the colon. They comprise some 80% friendly bacteria such as Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Lactobacillus Bifidus, and about 20% Yeast (fungi). It is estimated that an adult carries some 4kg of this intestinal flora in the gut. These bacteria digest and produce some of the vitamins that we need, specially some of the B Group vitamins like B12 and Vitamin K. Bowel health is vital.

The colon must be working efficiently. It is the sewage system of your body and a blocked colon is no different to a blocked toilet in your house.

Broad Spectrum Antibiotics are very efficient at killing bacteria, including the necessary intestinal flora in our colon and allowing unfriendly organisms to take over any weakness in our system. The indiscriminate use of these drugs upsets the balance of bacteria in the colon that prevents harmful bacteria and yeasts from multiplying, and also interferes with digestion and the manufacturing of vitamins. When the normal ecology of the intestine is derange, this can cause parasitic infection, vitamin deficiencies, loss of minerals through diarrhoea, inflammation of the gut, mal-absorption syndromes and development of food allergies due to defects in intestinal function.

Reconstitution of the intestinal flora is always advisable during and following the use of these drugs.

Digestion and absorption are two processes which are essential for the survival and good health of the organism. With the Nirvana Detox Programme we reverse the yeast overgrowth by killing off the bad yeast by creating a mineral rich and slightly alkaline blood and with the use of yeast support supplements. The next step is to re-colonisation of the gut with friendly bacteria / probiotics and restoring proper digestion.

Firstly, we need remove all yeast feeding acidic substances which yeast, bacteria and fungus feed on; bread, sugar, vinegar, grains, fruit and oestrogen imbalances (plastics, micro-waves, meat-hormones, household cleansing products and washing powder, * check chemical sheet). By removing the acidic substances you will begin to starve the yeast.


Follow the Nirvana Detox, all information and support will be given throughout the cleanse.

Recap on information in Preparation Week;

1. Stop feeding the yeast

  • Remove all sugars including fruit. If needing a sweetener use Stevia as it does not feed the yeast or raise blood sugar and contains zero calories. All Raw Food sweeteners such as raw honey, agave nectar, and pure maple syrup feed yeast as fructose from fruit. Once the body is balanced you may introduce natural sweeteners.
  • Remove all foods containing yeast, including bread, vegemite, mushrooms, alcohol and ferments like soy sauce and vinegar.
  • Removal of major food intolerances, to relieve the immune system. Such as dairy products, wheat, rye, oats, barley peanuts and orange juice.
  • Consider environmental pollutants; mouldy bathrooms, mouldy house foundations, damp dwelling, house dust mites, sprays, pets and woollen under-blankets.
  • Remove all grains as they are yeast feeding, you may only use Millet and introduce Quinoa, Amaranth and Buckwheat after you have removed the yeast.
  • Eat only starch vegetables; kumara, pumpkins, squashes and yams. Also eat non-starch vegetables, check your list in the detox programme.
  • Avoid substances that promote yeast overgrowth, contraceptive pill, HRT and with the help of your doctor wean off steroid hormones. Any hormonal change encourages yeast overgrowth even pregnancy!

2. Remove foods that are hard to digest

Remove or avoid all foods that are hard to digest, as people that are yeasted are likely to have an overly sensitive digestive tract!

  • Nuts are dense and hard to digest; once the body is balanced you may introduce nuts and seeds but keep to minimal.
  • Grains are inflammatory and hard to digest, except millet, amaranth, quinoa and buckwheat.
  • Milk is acidic and mucous forming and hard to digest.
  • Meats are acidic and the more cooked (well done) the longer it takes to digest.
  • Fruits are yeast feeding and also cause bloating if you are prone to constipation.
  • Fats are metabolized better my men than women. When cooking use organic butter or coconut oil only and when needed use cold pressed virgin oil for dressings.

3. Eat Quick Exit Foods

We don’t want food sitting in the body as it will begin to fester, ferment and putrefy in the digestive system. Your aim is having food move through your stomach in three to four hours!

  • Quick Exit Foods; vegetable juices, raw vegetables, cooked non-starch vegetables, cooked starch vegetables, millet, goats cheese, organic eggs and fish.
  • Remove Slow Exit Foods – dense or gluey foods; red meat, soy products, processed foods, flour, dairy, nuts/seeds, beans and grains.

4. Eat Quick Exit Combinations

Certain food combination slows down digestion causing slow exit which lead to fermenting!

Animal Flesh/Protein

  • Combine with all raw vegetables
  • Combine with all cooked non-starchy vegetables

Cooked Starches

  • Combine with all raw vegetables
  • Combine with all cooked vegetables
  • Combine with avocados

Non-Starch Vegetables

  • Combine with all raw vegetables
  • Combine with all starch vegetables
  • Combine with flesh

More information on fruit, legumes, nut and seed combination will be given once the body is balanced!

5. Creating space between meals

  • Look at transit time and don’t introduce another meal until it has left the stomach. Remember digestion uses energy that could be used for regenerating cells/cleansing or pure energy!
  • Limit solid food intake to two meals a day, once body is balanced.
  • Below is transit time a food requires to move through and out of the stomach:
  • Fruit depending on the water content of the fruit (faster for melons, slower for bananas) – 15 to 45 minutes
  • Raw Salads approximately – 1.5 hours
  • Cooked vegetables approximately – 2 hours
  • Grain (millet) with vegetables, fish or goat cheese – 3 to 4 hours
  • Dense meats – 6 to 7 hours

6. Exit of food waste

Detoxification only occurs when the waste, yeast, bacteria and fungus leaves the body!

  • Enemas and colonic will help release the waste.
  • Supplement support will break down yeast, bacteria and fungus and increase good bacteria.