Is Hidden Yeast Making You Fat?

Lots of exciting things going on this week, so let’s get those out of the way first:

Upcoming Talk at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

This coming Wednesday, there will be a free talk at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) at 6:30PM. The address is 1255 Sheppard Avenue East (on Leslie and Sheppard).

The talk will be about “tackling stress and promoting adrenal health.” We know that stress is a contributing factor to many conditions, and it also contributes to fat accumulation. This talk will teach you not just how to deal with stress, but also how to reduce the impact of stress on your body.

I’ve gone to a number of talks before at the CCNM, and they are usually very informative. The number of people that usually attend is 3-10, so it’s a nice, small group that also gives you the opportunity to ask questions from the presenters.

The presenters are intern students, in the last year of their studies, and they tend to be very knowledgeable. The fact that they tend to be quite good-looking is a bonus as well.

I’ll be coming, and if you’d like to come, please feel free. You can see more details here:

Upcoming Talk at Life2: IV Therapy and Biopuncture

This Wednesday at 8PM, Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi, ND will be giving a talk at Life2 at the Rouge Woods Community Centre on Bayview and Major Mackenzie in Richmond Hill.

The talk will be about intravenous therapy and biopuncture.

Unfortunately I won’t be able to come, but I highly encourage you to do so. I’ve heard Yashar speak before, and he’s an articulate, informative speaker.

Is Hidden Yeast Making You Sick?

Today’s “meat” comes from Dr. John Dempster’s newsletter.

I’ll summarize his points for you.

  • Yeast is friendly bacteria that lives in the gut. The problem happens when there is too much yeast that isn’t supposed to be there.
  • You may have hidden yeast overgrowth if you have chronic fatigue, skin problems, headaches, and even dandruff.
  • Here are 5 ways to reduce yeast in the diet:
    1. Reduce yeasty foods like breads/muffins/ pastries, Vinegar, Citrus fruits, Bananas, Antibiotic treated animal products, and most cheeses
    2. Stop the sugar
    3. Use agents that help reduce yeast overgrowth. These include garlic, oregano oil
    4. User probiotics. A probiotic with 60 billion – 100 billion is about the right potency.
    5. Increase your fiber intake to “clean up” the residue that yeast leaves behind.

Great advice!

If you’d like to know more about Dr. Dempster, ND or his clinic in Yorkville, please visit his website at

And in case you’re wondering, no, I don’t get any financial reward for recommending Dr. Dempster or any other professional.

Until next week,


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