yeast again!

For those of you who would like a second opinion on yeast infections and sugar consumption, here’s one written by an OB/GYN physician, who’s opinions clearly trump mine:

http://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/will-i-get-a-yeast-infection-if-i-eat-too-much-sugar/

I especially like that she points out the folks peddling special diets are trying to sell you something. Plus she has good citations from medical studies, including one where (non-diabetic) folks ingested large amounts of sugar and then had their vaginal secretions tested (spoiler alert: no sugar ended up in the vaginal secretions).

Also, eating loads of sugar does NOT cause overgrowth of yeast in the bowels. Fancy that!

Can we move onto a more interesting question? I want to know why people are SO INVESTED in making claims about yeast infections and their treatment that are absolutely not supported by any medical science at all, and have in fact been dis-proven. Can anyone begin to fathom this phenomenon?

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