Women commonly come to the clinic with chronic, annoying yeast infections that just won’t clear up with conventional treatment. Prolonged or frequent antibiotic use, or the birth control pill could be part of the of the cause. When yeast infections reoccur there is usually an intestinal yeast problem associated. This can take a few months to clear-up, but once it is dealt with, the vaginal infections will stop. Treating intestinal yeast overgrowth has three components; first – eliminate foods that feed the yeast – sugar, simple carbohydrates, fermented and yeasted foods; second – use natural substances to kill off the yeast; and third – help reestablish a normal intestinal flora with the use of probiotics such as acidophilus. This approach is definitely more involved than an over the counter vaginal suppository, but when faced with recurrent yeast infections, it is an approach that works.