Polly’s success story is only one of many published in Dr. Crook’s book, Yeast Connection Success Stories available at our store. We would love to share your story here so others will be inspired in their journey toward vibrant health. Write us at successstory@yeastconnection.com.


Polly is celebrating her return to health after an intense struggle with yeast-related problems that made her life miserable for ten years. Here’s her story:

I am jogging. I hiked up to 10,500 feet last weekend and jogged back down. I can read the newspaper without sneezing. I can go down into my basement and look at old moldy comic books. I have energy with only 7 or 8 hours of sleep. The list goes on and on. All of these things seem small if you’re healthy, but yeast-related problems had kept me from doing the things I love for ten years. The way I feel today, it’s as if the last 10 years of my life never existed.

In those ten years, I lived in a fog of fatigue, a multitude of digestive problems, a long list of allergies that got stronger every year, asthma, bronchitis on and off for 4 or 5 years, plus a continual vaginal discharge, pain with intercourse and a complete loss of interest in sex.

I had been an athlete as a child and I loved being active. Over the years, I grew weaker and weaker until sports and hiking were out of the question. Eventually, I had to quit my job because I simply no longer had the energy to go on.

Then a copy of The Yeast Connection Handbook fell into my hands. I recognized my own symptoms and my own pain in the stories Dr. Crook told in the book.

The anti-candida program wasn’t easy, but I was so miserable, I knew I had little choice. I followed the diet and started on a regimen of Diflucan, nystatin, probiotics, and a good vitamin/mineral supplement.

I haven’t cheated much. I am feeling so incredibly good, I don’t want to take any chances.
My advice to others who have suffered with yeast-related problems? The diet is a piece of cake, so to speak, once you’ve been on it for a few weeks. If you honor yourself and stick to it very stringently, the rewards far outweigh the things you give up. It keeps getting easier, so stick with t. I have my life back and it was really worth it!


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