The Yeast-Free Kitchen is an invaluable tool for anyone who is suffering from yeast overgrowths in the body. If you have been diagnosed with Candida, Candida Albicans, yeast, yeast infection, fungal overgrowths, microform overgrowths, etc., (or even suspect their presence) and are looking for help in overcoming these conditions, this cookbook will serve as a roadmap and guide to your recovery. It is a compilation of years of research and recipe testing. The diet itself is balanced and not overly restrictive, and achieves healing at a gentle but steady pace. It contains over 180 tasty and satisfying recipes which help starve yeast and clear the bloodstream of harmful Candida toxins. It is these toxins which contribute to a vast array of symptoms and many diseases.
The cookbook also contains a list of acceptable food and brand name products which can be found in both health food stores and regular grocery stores, plus a list of tips the author learned while healing herself.
This new third edition is revised, expanded and updated, and will help any yeast sufferer who is serious about defeating the "yeast-beasts" and their toxin producing overgrowths.
Jane has been a lifelong student of holistic medicine and natural healing. In the 1980's she developed a systemic yeast infection, with all its attendant miseries, after taking several courses of antibiotics prescribed after dental surgeries. In her search for a natural method of ridding herself of candida overgrowths, she found a naturopath who put her on a yeast-free diet. Miraculously her energy and health returned in a few short weeks following the plan, as her immune system was brought back into balance.
As she researched this enigmatic organism and refined her recipes, a personal cookbook started to evolve. Other yeast sufferers started to ask for her recipes. Finally there were so many requests for information and recipes (and too many trips to Kinko's) that she self-published the first edition of The Yeast-Free Kitchen in 1993. A second edition followed in 1995. In the years since she has further developed and refined the diet as new research and information came to light. This latest edition resulted from that ongoing study.
Jane remains healthy and continues to counsel locally. She loves to witness the miracle of good health, returning to so many who have come to understand yeast overgrowths and how to eliminate them. Her kitchen is still mainly yeast-free. She and her husband Bill, have three children and four grandchildren, and are enjoying retirement on their farm in central Virginia.
Rating This book and it's companion coobkook literally saved my life, after years of getting no help ~ or getting sicker ~ from the established medical profession. I changed my diet and in three days the pain disappeared, and a week later I tossed away my cane and bounded up the stairs. I couldn't believe it, it was a miracle. I still can't believe it; all because of changing the foods I ate. Now, years later, when I go off the no-sugar, no yeast diet, the pain and stiffness and depression returns and I have to stop and think ahhh, I've been eating sugar = candida yeast infection! So back I go and all is well. This change in eating habits has saved untold thousands of people like me from suffering and pain and given us our lives back. Why don't doctors tell us? I will never understand this.How did I hear about this book the problem of candida yeast infection? Three friends, from different parts of the country, told me about it, and I visited a nutritionist who backed up everything Dr. Crook says in the book. Et Voila! I was cured. It is very hard at times not to feel great bitterness towards the regular doctors who wasted my time and money, and left me suffering for so many years, yet who have little or no training in basic nutrition.It is not this way in Europe; here they seem to know only how to prescribe surgery or useless medications, some of which made me sicker, but I have to continue to remind myself that this is the training of the AMA. I hope things change, and soon.In the meantime, a note of importance: I developed the initial candida yeast infection was drinking 100% pure fruit juice. I drank it all day or night long, for three years, sitting in front of my computer working. I was a computer programmer at the time. Turns out any bottled fruit juice turns into fructose sugar during processing, and I was making myself sick by believing that the 100% pure juice was healthy for me. How wrong that was. That's how I got sick. After going on the anti-candida yeast diet for a few months (during which I lost 40 lbs as well! The fat just melted off me), all was well. Then I started drinking cartons of orange juice purchased from the grocery store. Joint pain, exhaustion and suffering again! I was told by a woman shopping alongside of me that processed orange juice was causing my returning joint pain, and she was right. She knew because she had been through the same thing. She was an angel from above! Now I only drink juice that is fresh squeezed, and stick to the rest of the diet, and I have no more problems whatsoever. (I have problems only when I go off).I have recommended this book to many, many people and all have received a great deal of relief. If only I had been told about it sooner, it would have saved me three years of exhaustion, pain, suffering immobility. It even hurt to breath some days, and doctors did not help at all. I tried everything. The diet is simple: no sugar, no dairy, no yeast, no wheat, only organic foods and water to drink. It's not easy at first, but mayonnaise, eggs and chicken are allowed, spices, curries, rice syrup (really sweet), fresh corn tacos or chips take the place of many kinds of foods.