Yeast Intolerance and Sensitivity

Yeast is recognized as a single-cell organism that requires moisture, warmth and food to thrive. In terms of making food and in food preparation, it can be used to convert sugar and starch into alcohol and carbon dioxide via the fermentation process. There are two types of yeast, which are fresh and compressed. Individuals, who have yeast intolerance or yeast sensitivity, will find their bodies reacting negatively after consuming foods that contain yeast.

Symptoms of Yeast Intolerance & Sensitivity

For those who have yeast intolerance or yeast sensitivity, below is a non-exhaustive list of symptoms one may experience:

  • Feel bloated
  • Hives
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Eczema
  • Irritable
  • Excessive cravings for sugar filled foods or alcoholic beverages
  • Mood swings
  • Stomach cramps
  • Flatulence
  • Bad breath
  • Fatigue

Foods to Avoid If You Have Yeast Intolerance & Sensitivity

While the taste of certain foods may tempt you, it is best to avoid them when you are diagnosed with yeast intolerance or sensitivity. Below is a quick look at the common yeast containing foods to avoid:

  • Fried meats
  • Hot dogs
  • Relish
  • Yeast extracts
  • Grapes
  • Peanuts
  • Pistachios
  • Black pepper
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Cane sugar
  • Malt
  • Cheeses
  • Ice cream
  • Pickle
  • Beer and wine
  • Fermented foods and drinks
  • Dried fruits
  • Processed fruit juices
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Baker’s yeast
  • Vinegar

Common Food Replacements for Yeast

As yeast can be found in a wide range of foods, it can be difficult to avoid the ingredient all together. However, there are safe food substitutes out there and they include:

  • Peppers
  • Artichokes
  • Onion
  • Probiotic yogurt
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Beef
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Peppermint tea
  • Buckwheat
  • Millet
  • Leafy greens
  • Cabbage
  • Turnips
  • Garlic
  • Quinoa
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocadoes
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries

Testing for Yeast Intolerance

Pinnertest utilizes advanced IgG (FC Fragment Specific), Antigen, Antiserum, Control tests to determine a client’s food sensitivities. The testing procedure is extremely easy and it can be carried out at home. Simply use the painless finger stick to draw two drops of your blood and you’re done. Your blood sample can be sent to our lab via the prepaid UPS mailer. The fastest time you can expect to receive your test results is within seven days.

Treatment and Management of Yeast Intolerance & Sensitivity

Try your best to avoid most yeast containing foods. This is a good start to living with yeast intolerance. By adhering to a yeast-free diet, you can significantly reduce the onset of symptoms over the long term. You should also make it a habit to wash all fruits and vegetables before consuming them to remove any molds, which may be still growing on their surfaces. The common medications and supplements that are used to treat yeast allergies include vitamin B and penicillin tablets, but they might not work on keeping a yeast intolerance in control, so it's still best to opt for an elimination diet.

Use the PinnerTest to Test for Yeast Intolerance Today!

To find out whether you have a yeast sensitivity or yeast intolerance, you can order the PinnerTest to test for yeast intolerance! If you have further questions pertaining to ordering our test, don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

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