Originally Posted by p1gg1e
Hum I thought GSE was safe from what I read. My MW said it was ok also... can you tell me more
Ok the yogurt maker is on the list. I tried raw cows milk for myslef but not DD the lactose was still to much for me in the raw
Good resipes for coconut milk yogurt?
Sigh DD loves soy milk but I'll switch to rice or almond... those ok?
Sigh I'll just have to do the meat veggie fruit thing
I've read more negative things about GSE than positive. I know a lot of alternative medicine people use it and it should work for yeast, too. However, my understanding is that waht actually kills the yeast and bacteria is not the grapfruit seed extract itself but the chemicals in the solution. Some English newspaper had a report on it.... I think I saved the website if you're interested. Anyway, the only uncontaminated GSE didn't kill yeast.
So I don't know what to think and if it's iffy in general, I would stay away from it during pregnancy.
Somebody mentioned cloves, I think cloves (organic) and clove oil is safe. It's a mild antifungal, and also coconut oil!
But garlic is the most potent killer that is safe.
Almond milk: store bought stuff is loaded with sugar even if they try to disguise it as brown rice syrup or something.
Ricew milk, too.
You could make your own almond milk but it's a lot of work, and still very high in carbs for yeast.
Coconut milk is OK as long as there's nothing added besides trace amounts of gum. I get Native Forest at Whole Foods, and Thai Kitchen pure (small) or premium is OK, the old full fat version. Double check for ingredients because they have changed it. It should have a black top...