Yeasts (Saccharomyces species) are used in food production to ferment the food products on which they grow. This property is used in the leavening of bread (by baker’s yeast) and is used in the manufacture of wine, beer, and vinegar. During the process of distillation of vinegar, yeast proteins are eliminated. In addition to fermentation, yeast is also a source of B Vitamins.
Baker’s Yeast Allergy occurs when the body mistakenly considers yeast as a threat to the immune system and starts producing IgG antibodies which result in inflammation.
What are the Symptoms of Baker’s Yeast Allergy?
The common symptoms of Baker’s Yeast Allergy are:
- Abdominal swelling
- Difficulty in breathing
- Joint pain
What is the Cause of Baker’s Yeast Allergy – According to Ayurveda?
According to Ayurveda, any dietary substance will become Asatmya to a person if his/her Agni (digestive fire) is depleted. The digestive fire becomes weak due to ama formation (metabolic doshas.
What is the Ayurvedic Treatment of Baker’s Yeast Allergy?
Ayurvedic treatment of Baker’s Yeast Allergy includes strengthening the digestive fire, eliminating toxins, and building immunity. It includes shaman chikitsa, shodhan chikitsa, diet, and lifestyle modifications.
Institute of Applied Food Allergy® (IAFA) provides a customized treatment program for Baker’s Yeast Allergy by understanding the unique individual nature, identifying the root cause of imbalance, and providing quality Ayurvedic treatment. Herbal Remedies for Baker’s Yeast Allergy by IAFA are:
1. IAFA AF – 7 Tablet
IAFA AF – 7 tablet is one of the most effectively used herbal preparations giving relief in various kinds of allergies due to the presence of extracts of natural herbs. These herbs have the property of alleviation of Rasa-Rakta Vaha Srotasam Atipravruti.
Dosage: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day before food.
2. IAFA AF – 7 Tea
IAFA AF – 7 Tea is a proprietary Ayurvedic preparation consisting of 7 immune system rejuvenating herbs. This tea is fortified with antioxidant herbs which help in strengthening the immune system naturally and gives protection against various kinds of allergies including baker’s yeast allergy. AF – 7 Tea can be used as a substitute for regular tea/coffee and can be used even after recovery from baker’s yeast allergy. This tea contains natural ingredients and is free from side effects.
Dosage: Adults: ½ teaspoon (2.5 gm approx.) for 1 cup of tea to be taken twice a day. Children above 10 years and up to 14 years old: 1/4th teaspoon (1 g approx.) for 1 cup of tea twice a day. Children below 10 years must fix the dose by consulting an Ayurvedic physician.
3. Aam Visha Balance Tablet
Aam Visha Balance Tablet by IAFA is prepared under expert guidance and good quality conditions. This tablet is highly beneficial in eliminating ama dosha as well as preventing its formation by strengthening the digestive fire as well as balancing Pitta dosha naturally. It is well tolerated and considered safe.
Dosage: Take 1-2 tablets twice a day after food.
4. IAFA Detox Powder
As the name suggests, Detox Powder helps in cleansing as well as detoxifying the whole digestive tract. Due to its cleansing action, it helps in eliminating ama visha (toxins) in a natural way without causing any side effects. It is a unique blend of carefully chosen 10 Ayurvedic herbs. All these herbs in combination assure a good digestive fire balance to eliminate toxins.
Method of Usage: Adults: 15-25 gm on an empty stomach in the morning followed by drinking warm water. Children: 5-10 gm at bedtime with warm water or as directed by the physician.
5. Arogyavardhini Vati
Arogyavardhini Vati is an Ayurvedic herbal formulation that is effective in digestive disorders, skin disorders, etc. It is a digestive stimulant, appetizer, carminative, anti-inflammatory, liver tonic, mild laxative, antipruritics, itching, eczema, etc. Arogyavardhini Vati corrects digestion and metabolic activities in the body. Due to these actions, it is quite useful in baker’s yeast allergy as well.
Dosage: Take 1-2 tablets twice daily.
6. Gandhak Rasayana
Purified or detoxified sulfur is the main ingredient of Gandhak Rasayana. This Ayurvedic tablet is an anti-inflammatory, demulcent, antioxidant, blood purifier in nature that works well in all health conditions with a common symptom of burning sensation. It helps in the purification of the blood and eliminates toxins.
Dosage: Take 1-2 tablets twice daily.
Diet and Lifestyle for Baker’s Yeast Allergy
- Include green vegetables, beans, grains such as brown rice, corn, barley, and rye in the diet.
- Skimmed milk can be consumed.
- Baked products such as muffins, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, etc. should be completely avoided.
- Vinegar and food products containing vinegar, meats, olives, mushrooms should not be included in the diet.
- Intake of fermented food, buttermilk, synthetic cream, yogurt, soy sauce, tofu should be avoided.
- Yoga asanas such as Matsyasana, Sarvangasana, Pavanmuktasana, Bhujangasana are beneficial and Pranayama such as Kapalbhati, Nadi Shodhan Pranayam, Bhastrika Pranayam should be practiced.