|Yeast Infection Resources
The following is a list of books, medical journals, papers and research on chronic yeast infections (also called thrush). The books include diet advice and yeast-free recipes to restore your body to optimal health. We also include a comprehensive list of scientific research on this common complaint, including studies on douching with yogurt and the use of boric acid. This list may be useful to doctors carrying out research or the general population looking for authoritative sources of information.
Books On Yeast Infections
Symptoms of yeast infections: Common signs and when to see a doctor.
Treatment of yeast infections: Prescription medications and alternatives.
Candida: The Silent Epidemic: Vital Information to Detect, Combat, and Prevent Yeast Infections by Gail Burton, Michael E., Md. Rosenbaum and Michael M., Md. McNett (2003).
Chronic Candidiasis: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods by Michael T. Murray (1997).
Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook, Revised 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Prevention, Treatment & Diet by Jeanne Marie Martin and Zoltan P. Rona M.D. (2000).
Conquering Yeast Infections. The Non Drug Solution For Men And Women by S. Colet Lahoz (1996).
Feast Without Yeast by Jeanie Semon and Bruce Semon (2002).
The Biggest Little Book of Yeast Infections by Kevin Ho (2007).
The Candida Albican Yeast-Free Cookbook: How Good Nutrition Can Help Fight the Epidemic of Yeast-Related Diseases by Pat Connolly and Associates of the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (2000).
The Candida Albicans Yeast-Free Cookbook (Keats Good Health Guides) by Pat Connolly, William G. Crook and Beatrice Trum Hunter (1993).
The Candida Control Cookbook: What You Should Know and What You Should Eat to Manage Yeast Infections (New Revised & Updated Edition) by Gail Burton (2010). See also, our free Yeast infection diet plan.
The Candida Yeast Infection Cure: Quick and Easy Yeast Infection Home Remedies, Plus Over 100 Candida Recipes to Fight Candida Inside and Out by Sandra Baker (2012).
The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook: Delicious Dairy-Free Cheeses and Classic "Uncheese" Dishes by Joanne Stepaniak (2003).
The Yeast Connection: A Medical Breakthrough by William G. Crook (Sep 12, 1986).
The Yeast Syndrome: How to Help Your Doctor Identify & Treat the Real Cause of Your Yeast-Related Illness by John P. Trowbridge and Morton Walker (1986).
Thrush, Cystitis and Women's Genital Symptoms by Caroline J. Bradbeer (2007). See, our article on thrush.
Yeast Free Life: Simple 4 Step Plan Guarantees Relief In 12 Hours And Ends Your Yeast Infections Forever by Sarah L. Rhodes (2009).
Yeast Infection Treatments: Cure Yeast Infections by Angela Whitfield (2012).
Yeast Infections, Trichomoniasis, and Toxic Shock Syndrome (Girls' Health) by Michael A. Sommers (2007).
Studies, Clinical Trials And Other Resources
Reproductive system disorders: Symptom checker, what can go wrong with the female reproductive organs.
How menopause affects the body: Why hormones can cause such havoc.
Dangers of stress: How stress damages your body.
A double-blind clinical evaluation of bromelains in the treatment of acute sinusitis. Headaches 7: 13-7, 1967. Ryan R.
A possible protective effect of nut consumption on risk of coronary heart disease. Arch Intern Med 152:1416-24,1992.
A proposal for standardized challenge testing of gastric acid secretory capacity using the Heidelberg capsule radiotelemetry system. J John Bastyr Col Nat Med 1 :2:3-11, 1979. Wright J.
A short review of the relationship between intestinal permeability and inflammatory bowel disease. Clin Exp Rheumatol 8:75-83, 1990. Rooney PJ, Jenkins RT, and Buchanan WW.
A trial of fasting cure for PCB poisoned patients in Taiwan. AmJ Ind Med 5:147-53,1984. Imamura M and Tung T.
Achlorhydria and its clinical significance in diabetes mellitus. Am J Dig Dis 18:322-33, 1949. Rabinowitch IM.
Alkalinization in the management of cystitis. J Int Med Res 12:30-4, 1984. Spooner JB.
Allergy in chronic monilial vaginitis. Ann Allergy 29:266-7,1971. Kudelco N. See, our guide to vaginitis.
America the Poisoned. Acropolis, Washington, DC, 1982. Regenstein L.
Analysis of human Candida precipitins by quantitative immunoelectrophoresis. Scand J lmmunol 5: 177-90, 1976. Axelson NH.
Anatomy of an Illness. Bantam Books, New York, 1979. Cousins N.
Antibacterial activities associated with Lactobacillus acidophilus. J Bacteriol 78:477, 1959. Vincent JG, Veonett RC, and Riley RG.
Antibacterial activity of the pancreatic fluid. Gastroenterol 88:927-32, 1985. Rubinstein E, et al.
Antibiotic resistance. Brit I Hosp Med 56:314-5,1996. Woodhead M.
Anti-escherichia activity of cranberry and blueberry juices. New England J Med 324: 1599, 1991. Read about natural rememedies for yeast infections.
Antihepatotoxic flavonoids. In: Plant Flavonoids in Biology and Medicine: Biochemical, Pharmacological, and Structure-Activity Relationships. Cody V, Middleton E, and Harbourne JB (ed). Alan R. Liss, New York, 1986. Wagner H.
Antimycotic activity of berberine sulphate: An alkaloid from an Indian medicinal herb. Sabouraudia 20:79-81,1982. Majahan VM, Sharma A, and Rattan A.
Art of investigating pulse diet record in familial nonreagenic food allergy. Ann Allergy 2: 1, 1944. Coca AF.
Augmentation of human natural killer cells by splenopentin analogs. FEBS Lett 317:93-5, 1993.
Bacterial flora in the vagina. Am J Ob stet Gynecol 79:432, 1960. Butler C and Beakley JW. See also, causes of yeast infections.
Bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy treated with yoghurt. Acta Obstet Gynecol 72:17-19, 1993. Neri A, Sabah G, and Samra Z.
Bacteriology of the vagina in 75 normal young adults. Surg Gyn Obs 87:410, 1948. Lock FR, Yow MD, Griffith MI, and Stout M.
Berberine sulfate: Antimicrobial activity, bioassay, and mode of action. Can J Microbiol 15: 1 067-76, 1969. Amin AH, Subbaiah TV, and Abbasi KM.
Berberine tannate in acute diarrhea. Ind Pediatr 7:496-501,1970. Sharma R, Ioshi CK, and Goyal RK.
Boric acid treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis. Ob Gyn 43:894-5, 1974. See also, types of vaginitis to recognize the different symptoms.
Candida overgrowth in gastric juice of pepticulcer subjects on short- and long-term treatment with H2-receptor antagonists. Digestion 28: 158-63, 1983. Boero M, et al.
Candidiasis: An obstinate problem. Med Times 106:26-32, 1978. Meeker Cl.
Changes in periurethral microflora after antimicrobial drugs. Arch Dis Child 66:683-5, 1991. Lidefelt KJ, Bollgren I, and Nord CE.
Choline, an essential nutrient for humans. FASEB 5:2093-8, 1991.
Chronic candidiasis and allergy. In: Food Allergy and Intolerance. Brostoff J and Challacombe SJ (eds). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1987, pp. 850-72.
Chronic urticaria associated with hypochlorhydria or achlorhydria. Rev Gastroent Oct:267-71, 1950. Rawls WB and Ancona VC.
Clinical trial with berberine hydrochloride for the control of diarrhoea in acute gastroenteritis. J Assoc Physicians India 15:525-9, 1967.
Clothing factors and vaginitis. J Fam Prac 19:491-4,1984. Heidrich F, et al.
Comparison of Betadine vaginal pessaries and lactic acid pessaries in the treatment of vaginitis. J Int Med Res 2:236-9,1974. Maneksha S.
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis. In: A Textbook of Natural Medicine. Pizzorno JE and Murray MT (eds.). Bastyr University Publications, Seattle, WA, 1986. Barrie S.
Contribution of zinc and other metals to the biological activity of the serum thymic factor. Proc Natl Acad Sci 79:5370-3, 1982.
Control of intestinal flora in animals and humans: Implications for toxicology and health. J Environ Path Toxicol 1: 113-23, 1977. Thompson GE.
Correlation between certain polysystem chronic complaints and an enzyme immunoassay with antigens of Candida albicans.J Advancement Med 4:5-19,1991. Bauman DS and Hagglund HE.
Correlation of clinical food allergy symptoms with serial pharmacological and immunological changes in the patient's plasma. Ann Allergy 44:57, 1980.
Cranberry juice and the antibacterial action of hippuric acid. J Lab Clin Med 54:881, 1959. Bodel PT, Cotran R, and Kass EH.
Cranberry juice in renal disease. New England Journal Med 268:57, 1963. Stemlieb P.
Cranberry juice in the treatment of urinary tract infections. Southwest Med 47:17,1968. Prodromos PN, Brusch CA, and Ceresia GC.
Cymalon in the management of urinary tract symptoms. Genitourin Med 66:461, 1990. Munday PE and Savage S
Depression of lymphocyte transformation following oral glucose ingestion. Am J Clin Nutr 30:613, 1977. Bernstein J, et al.
Diet and Health. Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk. National Academy Press, Washington, o.c., 1989. National Research Council.
Dietary fiber in disease prevention and treatment. Compr Ther 13:43-53, 1987. Anderson JW and Gustafson NJ.
Effect of a lactobacilli preparation on traveler's diarrhea: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Gastroenterol 74:829-30,1978.
Effect of berberine chloride on Leishmania donovani. IndJ Med Res 78:407-16,1983. Ghosh AK.
Effect of berberine sui fate on Entamoeba histolytica. Nature 215:527-8,1967. Subbaiah TV and Amin AH.
Effect of cranberry juice on urine. J Am Diet Assoc 51:251,1967. Kahn DH.
Effect on urogenital flora of antibiotic therapy of urinary tract infection. Scand J Infect Dis 22:43-7, 1990. Bruce AW, and Cook RL.
Efficacy of garlic (Allium sativum) treatment against experimental candidiasis in chicks. Br Vet J 136:448-51, 1980.
Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics. John Wiley, New York, 1980. Leung A.
Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements. Prima, Rocklin, CA, 1996. Murray MT.
Enhancement of immune response in mice fed with Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus acidophilus. J Dairy Sci 70:919-26, 1987. Perdigon G, N de Macias ME, Alvarez S, et al.
Eosinophic cystitis. J Urol 106:854-7, 1972. Goldstein M.
Eosinophilic cystitis. J Urol 112:225-8,1974. Marshall FF and Middleton AW.
Eosinophilic food-induced cystitis. Allergol Et Immunopathol 12:463-9, 1984. Palacios AS, Iuana AD, Sagarra JM, and Dugue RA.
Epidemiology of drug resistance: Implications for a post antibiotic era. Science 257: 1050-5, 1992. Cohen M.
Estimation of gastric residence time of the Heidelberg capsule in humans. Gastroenterol 89:392-7, 1985. Mojaverian P, et al.
Experience in the treatment of chronic hepatopathies with silymarin. Arzneim.-Forsch 21: 1209-12, 1971.
Experimental candidiasis in liver injury. Mycopathologica 100:37-42, 1987. Abe F, Nagata S, and Hotchi M.
Extraintestinal considerations in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 24:633-46, 1995. Levine JB and Lukawski-Trubish D.
Fighting Disease, Fostering Development. Report of the Director General. HMSO, London, 1996. World Health Organization.
Food Allergy and Intolerance. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1987, pp. 850-72. Challacombe SJ (eds).
Food Allergy and the Allergic Patient. Thomas, Springfield, IL 1978. Taub EL.
Food allergy IV: The function and clinical application of the rotary diversified diet. J Pediat 32:266, 1948.
Food Allergy. Its Manifestations and Control and the Elimination Diets. CC Thomas, Springfield, IL, 1972.
Food hypersensitivity. J All Clin Imm 73:749-61, 1984. Metcalfe D.
Gallstones, gastric secretion and flatulent dyspepsia. Lancet i:413-5, 1967. Carper WM, et al.
Gastric analysis in acne rosacea. Lancet ii: 1195-6, 1920. Ryle and Barber HW.
Gastric secretion in psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis herpetiformis. Arch Derm Jul:854-9, 1929. Ayres S. Skin conditions associated with yeast infections.
Gastric secretion of acid and intrinsic factor in patients with hyper and hypothyroidism. Acta Med Scand 186:529-33,1969. Dotevall G and Walan A.
Health effects of oligosaccharides. Food Technol October:61-5, 1994. Tomomatsu H.
Healthy lifestyles are associated with higher natural killer cell activity. Prev Med 21:602-15,1992. Kusaka Y, Kondou H, and Morimoto K.
Human intestinal microflora. In: Health and Disease. Hentges, DJ (ed.). Academic Press, New York, 1983. Hentges DJ.
Hydrogen peroxide formation by lactobacilli and its effect on Staphylococcus aureus. J Dairy Sci 51:1568,1968.
Hypochlorhydria and hypergastrinaemia in rheumatoid arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 38: 14-17, 1979. De Witte, Geerdink and Lamers CB. See our list of books on arthritis.
Identity of glycogen-fermenting ability of lactobacilli isolated from the vagina of pregnant women.J Med MicrobioI2:363, 1969. Wylie G and Henderson A.
In vitro effects of berberine sui fate on the growth of Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Tricomonas vaginalis. Annals Trop Med Parasitol 85:417-25, 1991.
Influence of a diet addition with yogurt on the mouse immune system. EOS J Immunol. Immunopharmacol 5:30-5, 1985. See, also Candida diet guidelines.
Influence of gastric acidity on bacterial and parasitic enteric infections. Ann Int Med 78:271-6,1973. Gianella RA, Broitman SA, and Zamcheck N.
Influence of three-day antimicrobial therapy and lactobacillus vaginal suppositories on recurrence of urinary tract infections. Clin Ther 14: 11-6,
Inhibition of bacterial adherence by cranberry juice: Potential use for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Urology 131:1013-6,1984. Sobota AE.
Inhibition of Candida albicans by Lactobacillus acidophilus. J Dairy Sci 63:830-2, 1980. Collins EB and Hardt P.
Interaction of bacteria with the immune system. J Clin Lab Immunoll0:1-12, 1983. Weir D and Blackwell C.
Intestinal permeability: An overview. Gastroenterol 108: 1566-81, 1995. Bjamason I, MacPherson A, and Hollander D.
Is Crohn's disease caused by antibiotics? Hepato-Gastroenterol 41:549-51, 1994. Demling L.
Lactobacillus pro-phylaxis for diarrhea due to enterotoxinogenic Escherichia coli. Antimicrob Agents Chemotherap 20: 1 04-8, 1981.
Lead versus Health: Sources and Effects of Low Level Lead Exposure. John Wiley, New York, 1983. Rutter M and Russell-]ones R (eds).
Low doses of zinc gluconate for inflammatory acne. Acta Derm VenereoI69:541-3, 1989. Dreno B, et al.
Managing Fibromyalgia: A Nonmedical Approach - A Patient's Guide to do it yourself health care. Royal Publications, 1999. Miryam Willimson.
Microbiologic characteristics of lactobacillus products used for colonization of the vagina. Obstet Gynecol 75:244-8, 1990.
Microbiological considerations in the selection of preparations of lactobacillus strains for use in dietary adjuncts. J Dairy Sci 65: 1339-49, 1982.
Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 7th ed. Shils ME and Young VR (eds). Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, 1988, pp. 417-35.
Monilial and trichomonal vaginitis: Topical treatment with povidone iodine treatments. Cal Med 110:24-7, 1969.
Non-immunological defense mechanisms of the gut. Gut 33:1331-7,1990. Sarker SA and Gyr R.
Nutrition and candidiasis. J Orthomol Psych 15:50-60,1985. Galland L.
Nutritional and therapeutic aspects of lactobacilli. J Appl Nutr 36: 125-52, 1984.
Nutritional factors and oral candidosis. J Oral Pathol 15:61-5, 1986. Samaranayake LP.
Nutritional influences on the toxicity of environmental pollutants: A review. Arch Env Health 28: 1 05-33, 1974. Shakman RA.
Observations on the effectiveness of cranberry juice in urinary infections. Wisconsin Med J 61 :282, 1962. Moen DV.
Occupational toxic liver diseases: Therapeutic effects of silymarin. Min Med 72:2679-88, 1985. Boari C, et al.
Octanoic acid absorption and oxidation in humans. J Applied Physiol 19:335-7, 1964.
Oral bacteriotherapy in clinical practice: 1. The use of different preparations in infants treated with antibiotics. Em J Ped 139:18-21,1982.
Pathogenesis of C. albicans infections following antibiotic therapy. I Bacterio 70:440-7, 1955.
Pickled vegetables in the aetiology of oesophageal cancer in Hong Kong Chinese. Lancet 339:1314-8,1992.
Polyamines in the intestinal lumen of patients with small bowel bacterial overgrowth. Biochem Soc Trans 22:392(S), 1994. Sawada Y, et al.
Positive emotional states and enhancement of the immune system. Intern J Psych Med 15:13-7,1986. Dillon KM and Minchoff B.
Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 6th ed. Nutrition Foundation, Washington, DC, 1990. Brown MB (ed).
Prevention of lead intoxication by vitamin B complex. Z Ges Hyg 30:409- 1 I, 1984.
Price RJ and Lee JS: Inhibition of pseudomonas species by hydrogen-peroxide producing lactobacilli. J Milk Food Tech-nol 33: 13, 1970.
Probiotics: Intestinal flora and host. Asian Med J 31 :400-9, 1988.
Psychoimmunology. Academic Press, New York, 1981. Ader R (ed).
Randomized controlled trial of berberine sulfate therapy for diarrhea due to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae. J Infect Dis 155:979-84,1987.
Randomized placebo-controlled trials of antibiotics for acute bronchitis: A critical review of the literature. J Farn Practice 36:507-12, 1993. Orr PH, et al.
Reduction of immune function in life stress and depression. BioI Psych 27:22-30, 1990. See effects of depression.
Relationship between gastric secretion and infection. Gut 28:96-107, 1987.Howden CV and Hunt RH.
Role of dietary lactobacilli in gastrointestinal microecology. Am J Clin Nutr 33:2448-57, 1980.
Role of sugars in human neutrophilic phagocytosis. Am J Clin Nutr 26: 1180-4, 1973. Sanchez A, et al.
Selective stimulation of bifidobacteria in the human colon by oligofructose and inulin. Gastroenterol 108:975-82, 1995. Gibson GR, et al.
Sense of humor, hassles, and immunoglobulin A: Evidence for a stress-moderating effect of humor. Int J Psych Med 18:93-105, 1988. Martin RA and Dobbin JP.
Sensitivity of yeasts isolated from cases of vaginitis to aqueous extracts of garlic. Mykosen 23:691-8,1980.
Serum zinc and retinol-binding protein in acne. Br J Dermatol 96:283-6, 1977. Michaelsson G, Vahlguist A, and Iuhlin L.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Annals Rheumatic Dis 52:503-10,1993. Henriksson AEK, et al.
Sodium caprylate: A new and effective treatment of moniliasis of the skin and mucous membrane. Bull johns Hopkins Hosp 78:333-9, 1946.
Species differentiation of human vaginal lactobacilli. J Gen Microbiol 23: 197, 1960. Rogosa M and Sharp ME.
Stop Aging Now and Miracle Cures, Harper Collins, 1997. Jean Carper.
Stress, emotion, and human immune function. Psychol Bull 108:363-82, 1990. O'Leary A.
Structure and function of the intestinal epithelial barrier in health and disease. Monogr Pathol 31 :306-24, 1990. Madara JL, et al.
Successful treatment of intestinal moniliasis with fatty acid resin complex. Arch Intern Med 93:53-60, 1954. Neuhauser I and Gustus EL.
Sucrose, neutrophil phagocytosis and resistance to disease. Dent Surv 52:46-8, 1976. Ringsdorf W, Cheraskin E, and Ramsay R.
Symposium: Probiotic bacteria for humans: Clinical systems for evaluation of effectiveness. Immune system stimulation by probiotics. J Dairy Sci 78:1597-1606,1995. Perdigon G, et al.
The effect of nonviral liver damage on the T-lymphocyte helper/suppressor ratio. Clin Immunol Immunopathol 46:214-20, 1988. Klein A, et al.
The fungicidal and fungistatic effects of an aqueous garlic extract on medically important yeast-like fungi. Mycologia 69:341-8,1977.
The inactivation of chlamydia trachomatis by povidone iodine. J Antimicrob Chemo 2:77-80, 1976. Reeve P.
The inhibition of Candida albicans by oregano. J Appl Nutr 47:96-102, 1995.
The Prolongation of Life. Arna Press, New York, 1908 (1977 reprint). Metchnikoff E.
The relationship of interleukin-l and immune functions to sleep in humans. Psychosomat Med 48:309-18,1986.
Women's health books.
Books on urinary tract infections.
The treatment of acute diarrhea. Em J Ped 139:22-4, 1982.
The treatment of food allergy and indigestion of pancreatic origin with pancreatic enzymes. Am J Dig Dis Nutr 2:422-6, 1935. Oelgoetz AW.
The use of bromelain in pneumological therapy. Drugs Exp Clin Res 4:55-66, 1978. Rimoldi R, Ginesu F, and Giura R.
The Yeast Connection, 2nd ed. Professional Books, ]ackson, TN, 1984. Crook WG.
Therapeutic trial of berberine sulphate in non-specific gastroenteritis. Ind Med J 68: 19-23, 1974.
Toxicity of alkaloids to certain bacteria. Acta Pharmacol ToxicoI8:71-8, 1952.
Treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis with boric acid powder. AmJ Ob Gyn 141:145-8, 1981. Keller Van Slyke K.
Understanding Cystitis, Angela Kilmartin, Heinemann Publishing, 1973
Use of berberine in the treatment of giardiasis. Am J Dis Child 129:866, 1975. Gupta S.
Use of silymarin in the treatment of alcoholic hepatic steatosis. Clin Ter 114:307-14, 1985. Canini F, et al.
User's Guide to Herbs, Basic Health Publications, 2003. Hyla Cass.
Vaginitis: A study of the efficacy of povidone iodine in unselected cases. J Int Med Res 9: 157-9, 1981.
Victims of Thrush and Cystitis, Angela Kilmartin, Arrow Books, 1986.
Vitamins for Dummies, John Wiley and Sons, 1999. Christopher Hobbs.
Vitiligo, achlorhydria, and pernicious anemia. Lancet i:1331-4, 1971.
What will it take to stop physicians from prescribing antibiotics in acute bronchitis? Lancet 345:665, 1995. Gonzales Rand Sande M.
Zinc and immunocompetence in the elderly: Baseline data on zinc nutriture and immunity in unsupplemented subjects. Amj Clin Nutr 46:101-9,1987.
Zinc status in women with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 155:1082-5,1986. Edman J, Sobel JD, and Taylor ML.
Zinc sulphate in acne vulgaris. Arch Dermatol 114: 1776-8, 1978. Weimar V, Puhl S, Smith W, and Broeke.