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The Yeast Connection Handbook by William G. Crook, M.D.                                                                                               Enlarge Image Email to a Friend The Yeast Connection Handbook by William G. Crook, M.D.
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Product Description: Support is here for people with yeast-related illness. Repeated antibiotic consumption and imbalance of Candida albicans may lead to fatigue, headaches, depression, PMS, sexual dysfunction, asthma, ADHD, autism, and problems with the digestive and urinary tract. In this revolutionary guide, Dr. William Crook follows his best-selling "The Yeast Connection" with easy-to-follow steps to regaining your health.
Pages: 275
Cover: Soft
Publisher: Square One Publishers
Date Published: 2000
Table of Contents: Chapter 1: The Yeast Connection: An Overview: 1
- Are Your Health Problems Yeast Connected?
- Yeasts - What They Are and How They Make You Sick
- "The Yeast Connection"
- The Diagnosis of a Yeast-Related Disorder
- Candida Questionnaire and Score Sheet
- References
Chapter 2: People Who Feel Sick All Over: 21
- Typical Stories
- References
Chapter 3: Why Women Are Affected More Often Than Men: 28
- Differences in Anatomy
- The Pill
- Hormonal Changes
- Premenopausal Women Go To Physicians More Often Than Men
- Prolonged Antibiotics for Teenagers with Acne
- References
Chapter 4: Common Problems That Affect Adults of Both Sexes: 31
- Fatigue
- Headaches
- Depression and Manic Depression
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome
- References
Chapter 5: Other Disorders That Affect Men and Women: 44
- Asthma
- Psoriasis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Other Autoimmune Diseases
- References
Chapter 6: Health Problems That Affect Women More Than Men: 52
- Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Infertility
- References
Chapter 7: Yeast-Related Problems That Affect Only Women: 61
- Recurrent Vaginal Yeast Infections
- Vulvodynia (Vulvar Burning)
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Endometriosis
- References
Chapter 8: Children's Health Problems: 71
- Yeast Questionnaire for Children
- Ear Disorders
- Hyperactivity and the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism
- Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Ear Infections and Preventing the Development of Hyperactivity, Attention Deficits and Autism
- References
Chapter 9: Steps You'll Need to Take to Regain Your Health: 91
- Steps 1 and 2: Believe in Yourself - Take Charge
- Step 3: Control Chemicals in Your Home
- Step 4: Nutritional Supplements
- Step 5: Diet
- Step 6: Antiyeast Medications
- Step 7: Exercise
- Step 8: Lifestyle Changes
- Step 9: The Mind/Body Connection
- Step 10: Food Allergies and Sensitivities
- References
Chapter 10: More Information About Diets and Antiyeast Medications: 150
- Answers to Common Questions
- How I Manage My Yeast Patients
- References
Chapter 11: Other Therapies That May Help: 161
- Thyroid Hormones
- Adrenal Hormones
- CoQ10
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B12
- Medicine from Plants
- Magnesium
- Enzymes
- Hugging
- Acupuncture
- Acupressure Massage
- Strength Training
- UltraClear and UltraClear Sustain
- Touch
- Pure Water
- Good Light
- References
Chapter 12: Other Topics of Interest: 180
- Sweeteners
- Alternative Medicine
- Herbal Remedies
- Parasites
- Mercury/Amalgam Fillings
- Free Radicals and Antioxidants
- Natural Progesterone
- Yeast-Related Drunkenness
- Immunotherapy
- More About Diagnostic Studies
- Yeast-Related Weight Problems
- References
Chapter 13: Potpourri: 210
- Celiac Sprue and the Yeast Connection
- Halitosis
- Head-Clearing Effect of Diflucan
- Headaches and Candida Albicans
- Digestive Problems and Garlic
- Yeast-Connected Urticaria (Hives)
- Lyme Disease and the Yeast Connection
- Suggestions for Obtaining Safer Foods
- Too Much Iron Can Cause Problems
- More on Rotation Diets
- Pesticides and Breast Cancer
- Hormone Copycats
- Does Your Stomach Burn?
- Medical Research: What Should You Believe?
- Indoor Plants Absorb Pollutants
- Eliminating Toxic Chemicals from Your Body
- Headaches and the Herb Feverfew
- Looking for an Alternate Health Practitioner
- References
Chapter 14: Sugar-Free, Yeast-Free Recipes: 220
Appendix A: A Special Message to the Physician: 231
- Flaws in the Dismukes Study
- Comments About Yeast-Related Disorders by Other Physicians
- Clinical Reports of the Effectiveness of a Therapy Often Precede Scientific Studies
Appendix B: Other Sources of Information: 235
- Medical Organizations
- Other Licensed Health Professionals
- International Health Foundation
- Other Organizations and Support Groups
- Newsletters and Magazines
- Books
Appendix C: Postscript: 248
- More About Oral Antifungal Medications
- More About Children
- New Help in the Computer Age
- Yeast Infections in Other Parts of the Body
- More about DHEA
- More About the Yeast Connection to Endometriosis
- Alternative Medicine and Herbal Remedies
- More About Treating Severe Chronic Fatigue
Index: 261

About the Author: William G. Crook was the author of 13 books and numerous reports in the medical and lay literature. The Yeast Connection Handbook is the eighth in his series of books which deal with the relationship of Candida albicans to many puzzling health disorders. Other titles in his series include The Yeast Connection and Women's Health, The Yeast Connection, The Yeast Connection Cookbook, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and The Yeast Connection, Tired - So Tired! and the Yeast Connection and Yeast Connection Success Stories. For fifteen years he wrote a nationally syndicated health column, "Child Care" (General Features and the Los Angeles Times Syndicates).
Many of his publications have been translated into French, German, Japanese and Norwegian.
Dr. Crook was a popular guest on local, regional, national and international television and radio programs, including Oprah Winfrey, Sally Jessy Raphael, Regis Philbin, The 700 Club, Good Morning Australia, TV Ontario and the BBC.
He addressed professional and lay groups in 39 states, all Canadian provinces, Australia, England, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Venezuela. And he has served as a visiting professor at Ohio State University, and the Universities of California (San Francisco) and Saskatchewan.
Dr. Crook received his medical education and training at the University of Virginia, the Pennsylvania Hospital, Vanderbilt and Johns Hopkins. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Allergy and Immunology and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, Alpha Omega Alpha and other medical organizations.
Dr. Crook lived in Jackson, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, where he practiced medicine for almost 40 years. They had three daughters and four grandchildren.
Dr. Crook died in October 2002, but his work is being carried on by his daughter Elizabeth Crook at