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Ask a Dietitian: Can Foods Prevent Yeast Infections?

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Question: Hi Paula. Can foods help with yeast infections? If so, what foods? Would you be able to say why it is that these foods might help with yeast infections? Is there any research to suggest that they would prevent yeast infections? 
~Danielle P. 
Yes, research has shown a number of foods may help treat and prevent yeast infections. 
For those who don't know what a yeast infection is, yeast infections are a type of sickness caused by a fungus. People can get yeast infections that affect various parts the body, including the skin (dermatitis), mouth (thrush), esophagus, and genitals. 
Foods that may help fight and prevent yeast infections include cayenne, clove, Chinese leek, garlic  grapes, wine, Pau D'Arco tea, and yogurt. Although I have had patients try to apply these foods to their infected body parts, I'd recommend eating or drinking these foods instead. 
I'm not sure how much in-depth science you want, but I will try to explain...
Cayenne: This spice's yeast-k…

FAQs about Intuitive and Mindful Eating

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Intuitive eating and mindful eating are often presented together in the media but they are not the same thing. 
What is intuitive eating? Intuitive eating is being aware of hunger and satiety. Intuitive eaters eat when they are hungry and do not eat when they aren’t hungry. 
What is mindful eating? Mindful eating is being aware of taste, smell, and textures of food. Mindful eaters may eat when they are not hungry. As they eat, they focus on enjoying the food.


Are Diet Sweeteners Safe?

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Every day it seems that there are new diet products on the market. Are the chemicals used in them safe?
Artificial and natural no and low calorie sweeteners which are often added to these products are considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Similar agencies have also approved these sweeteners for use in other countries. 

That said, there are still possible side effects, just like medications recognized as safe may result in side effects.
Let’s explore these sweeteners and their potential health risks, starting with the oldest first.

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