Yeast and Your Thyroid

January 16, 2011

I don’t often blog about yeast overgrowth since it can be such a complex topic. So, this blog is it invitation for you to listen to an online radio show about yeast.

Join me Monday, January 17, 2011 on Dr. Hotze’s Health & Wellness Solutions from 12-1pm Central and click on the button on the left side of the home page that says “Listen Live” or visit and click on “Live.” This is Dr. Hotze’s second annual “Yeast Free with Me” program and he’ll be giving away copies of my Yeast Connection and Women’s Health book to people who call in to the show.

If I get a chance I’ll talk about new research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University where researchers have found that our 98.6° F (37° C) body temperature is warm enough to ward off fungal infection but not so hot that we need to eat nonstop to maintain our metabolism.

Science Daily reports that the number of fungal species that can thrive and therefore infect animals declines by 6 percent for every 1° C rise in temperature. This means that tens of thousands of fungal species infect reptiles, amphibians and other cold-blooded animals, but only a few hundred harm mammals. Such protection against fungal infection, the researchers speculated, could have been crucial for the triumph of mammals following the age of dinosaurs.

What lowers our temperature? A low thyroid! I have clients whose temperature runs at 96 degrees! Most metabolic processes in the body are temperature sensitive. If your temperature is low then your metabolism slows.

Most doctors who work with yeast overgrowth know that you can’t get rid of yeast unless you support your thyroid and raise your temperature. Listen to the show live (or check the archives later) for more!

Reference: ScienceDaily (Dec. 30, 2010)

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