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Ok, I am confused<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br>
Can someone tell me....<br>
Is there a difference between nutritional yeast and brewers yeast?<br>
I read Hilary's recent post in vaccines that brewers yeast contributes to intestinal yeast and E. Coli.<br>
I read here that nutritional yeast does not contribute to candida.<br><br>
I thought I was doing the right thing by sprinkling nutritional yeast on some of dd's foods so that she would get more B's. (She's 3 and her "veggie likes" are limited to peas, corn, & sometimes carrots & potatoes.) I also give her probiotics now to keep her intestines healthy and balanced.<br><br>
Hilary, or anyone who knows.......What is the deal with the yeast?
 

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Bump - I would like to know this too. I am giving dd (10mos) Brewers yeast on some food. Her iron was low and the ped agreed to try and get her iron up naturally before doing drops...so spinach it is! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But, also when she has fruit, I've put a little of the yeast in that...Is that okay?
 

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Thank you Hilary for your wealth of information!<br>
I do give dd sodium ascorbate now too. I think dd has a good start on her gut flora. She never vomited as an infant. She did get an intestinal virus that was going around the island a couple of months ago. I wasn't hip to probiotics then, but I was giving her acidophilus and a good quality yogurt w/ 4 different cultures.<br>
I am learning so much! I appreciate your conviction and passion and time that you give to educating the mamas here. I find myself scrolling to your posts every day!<br>
Mahalo!!!<br><br>
So is there a difference between brewer's and nutritional? I'll have to look into that more.<br><br>
(Your comment was in the "My dd has CP")
 

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I believe that brewers yeast and nutritional yeast are identical except that brewers yeast is an actual by-product of the brewing (beer?) process, while nutritional yeast is intentionally produced as a dietary supplement. I believe nutritionally they are the same.<br><br>
I have also read that both of these have nothing to do with candida or intestinal yeast and are just fine to use for these conditions.
 
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