is in her fifties, holds a Ph.D. and is author of
at least one cookbook that we know of for special
diets. She writes:
is full of ironies, isn’t it! While growing
up on a farm in eastern Nebraska, wheat supported
us and paid for my college tuition. I married into
a wheat-farming family and began my ritual of making
delicious, homemade bread.
But, since my teens, recurring sinus infections required
frequent, prolonged doses of antibiotics - sometimes
a year at a time - and worsened as I grew older. Ironically,
I eventually learned that avoiding wheat eliminated
the sinus infections, but I still didn’t feel
I suspected candida as the reason, but I couldn’t
find anyone who would talk to me about it. In fact,
I remember lying on an examining table, with a nurse
whispering in my ear, “You’re full of
candida”. Yet no official diagnosis appeared
on my medical chart and her secretive demeanor puzzled
And, now comes the fortuitous part. I was doing a
book signing at a local health food store and a nutritionist
told me of her work and Dr. Crook’s writings.
I began the road to recovery with Diflucan and a yeast-free
diet as my allies.
Today, I maintain a constant rotation of anti-fungals
and an occasional month of Diflucan when circumstances,
such as surgery, require antibiotics. I know the yeast-free
lifestyle is just that - a way of life that I will
While you're here, read
an excerpt from The Yeast Connection and Women's
Professional Books, Inc.