Articles , Blog October 9, 2019 90 Comments Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone? Related posts: Does Nutritional Yeast Trigger Crohn’s Disease? Nutritional Yeast for the Common Cold Benefits of Nutritional Yeast for Cancer Turmeric or Curcumin: Plants vs. Pills TAGS candida, Crohn's disease, dr greger, dr gregor, dr michael greger, how not to die, inflammatory bowel disease, michael greger, nutrition facts, nutritional yeast, nutritionfacts.org Daniel Yohans Post navigation Combined chapters: The hope in healthy soilHCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education 90 thoughts on “Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone?” Peter Hall says: September 5, 2017 at 2:13 am I have Crohn's Disease. Thanks Doc. Reply small footprint says: September 5, 2017 at 2:22 am It's always fun to have a little something to sprinkle on rice and vegis but it doesn't seem to agree with me. When I discovered nutritional yeast, I have to say, I didn't like it very much. Just imagined that it was a nice little "cheesy" sprinkle. Decided to used it more and more. Over those few days, I started to get belly aches and large lesions on my face. Connected? Who knows? I didn't connect the symptoms. I started cutting out gluten. The doc took a biopsy of a lesion on my face. I was pretty miserable. I cut out more and more foods. Finally I stopped using nutritional yeast. My belly pain stopped. The doc started treating the lesions as rosacea. Gave me a tube of stuff to put on it. It's getting better. Still not gone and I have no idea what made it bad and what is making it better. I do think it's connected to the belly pain so it's off the menu. I'm going back to the plain and simple, lovely whole foods with a few herbs. I feel better and the skin is clearing. Thank you Dr. Greger for your post. Reply The Artificial Society says: September 5, 2017 at 5:26 am It's junk food. Avoid it if your smart. Reply bloatedman says: September 5, 2017 at 9:17 am Make mine with extra gluten, please. Reply Fiona says: September 5, 2017 at 9:45 am Anyone else wait for those inevitable lines and then say them in unison with the doc? 😂 "…until now" & "well you don't know until you …put it to the test"… Literally the best parts of these vids. Reply Romka Pomka says: September 5, 2017 at 11:18 am Yeast is feeding candida Reply Joy Blom says: September 5, 2017 at 11:45 am Haha Dr Greger you are so funny… Its nice that you tell the truth but add a funny joke or two to lessen the blow.Sigh… There goes my yeast. Reply Laughing Man says: September 5, 2017 at 2:36 pm and what does this now mean for people with candida symptoms? I don't really understand 🙁 please make a video about if candida is real or not and how to cure the symptoms. thank you Reply BLACK HAÜS says: September 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm You do know that nutritional yeast isn't brewer's yeast? It's the deactivated form. Noticed he compared the two as the same. :/ Reply Daren D says: September 5, 2017 at 4:53 pm I really like the transition between the various pages. Reply Foreverchanges says: September 5, 2017 at 5:43 pm Could nutritional yeast be aggravating my psoriatic arthritis?? Reply Phil Ivey says: September 5, 2017 at 6:16 pm Every athlete in the world is eating eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, fish. Look up Matt Lalonde. He has a PHD in organic chemistry from Harvard. Nothing wrong with eating animal matter. These plant nuts are fin wrong. Reply elias altenberg says: September 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm What about fungi in general? What effects do they have on your immune systems response system? Reply Kathleen Sullivan says: September 5, 2017 at 11:57 pm 19 doesn't seem to be a large enough sample. Reply Lingering Light says: September 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm 1) Um, nutritional yeast is not live yeast, fool. 2) Do you realize how much power for change you could have? Do you realize you are alienating a lot of your supporters without cause? Step out of the plant-based, nitpicking minutia, learn some compassion and go after some real problems in this world: humans torturing and eating animals. Reply Marcio Zaks says: September 6, 2017 at 1:14 am And how about who has Crohn's disease and is ASCA negative? The doc should talk about this because looks like there is no problem for him, no reaction to yeast. Reply Phil Ivey says: September 6, 2017 at 6:16 am If eating meat causes cancer than everyone in the United States should have Cancer. If you are just 20 years old and have been eating meat your whole life that means youve been eating meat for seven thousand plus days yet you still dont have cancer. If it caused cancer, I think it should do it faster than 7000 days. Reply Han Vu says: September 6, 2017 at 7:07 am I love Dr. Greger but I am still confused after this video, yes or no to nutritional yeast?:/ Thank you to anyone to answer. Reply Nerds and Nutrition says: September 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm So helpful!! I've been battling a staph infection for several months (PCP and dermatologist couldn't help). Saw a naturopathic doctor, was diagnosed with candida, leaky gut syndrome, and food allergies (almonds and soy being the worst). After cutting out my food allergens, the infection got better. When I eat more whole foods, it clears up. As soon as I started eating a lot of nooch and drinking lots of kombucha, the infection came back and was angry! This is a bummer, but it's good to know how to heal my body. Thanks Dr. Greger and team!! Reply h says: September 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm Yeast and nutritional yeast are different Reply Alexis Hinde says: September 6, 2017 at 3:59 pm “Why is that doctor not wearing gloves?!” 😂😂😂👏🏼👏🏼 Reply TheGreen Jarret says: September 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm There is a lot of protein in nooch. This must be factored in for gut toxicity. Also bakers yeast is the less lactic of starch eating bacteria. Bakers are having gut problem since they stopped making Sourdough Reply mirzamay says: September 6, 2017 at 10:09 pm I don't think nutritional yeast is good for me. I sneak it in some times when I'm going to cook something pretty well and seem to do ok. But nutritional yeast is supposed to be deactivated. But I found accidentally when some dropped in a can containing beans and it sent out runners pretty quickly that it was quite active. So I use it sparingly and only when cooking it well, as in vegan pizza. I don't just drop it on top of steamed veggies etc. Reply Joe's Memos says: September 6, 2017 at 11:24 pm laughed so hard at the "why is that doctor not wearing any gloves?" Reply Joan Boluda says: September 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm Awesome, thanks sooo much! Reply corsican lulu says: September 7, 2017 at 6:22 pm for everyone here who have gluten insensitivities, try einkhorn wheat. its an ancient form of wheat, not the more modern problematic kind of wheat. who knows, maybe u can tolerate it Reply Brandin Shaeffer says: September 8, 2017 at 12:21 am WORST NEWS EVER 🙁 I have 2 autoimmune skin diseases, and now I must try removing NOOCH from my diet… NOOOO!!! Part of me hopes it works because then I'll be rid of these horrible conditions. Part of me hopes there's no difference b/c I love nutritional yeast sooooo much. Reply KiwiBanana says: September 8, 2017 at 3:21 am thank you for informing us of the newest nutritional studies, even if we aren't too happy with the findings. Reply Zebus112 says: September 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm What about S.Boulardii? Reply Karl J K Knapp says: September 9, 2017 at 10:09 pm Does ones blood type matter? Reply colonyofcells iamamachine2 says: September 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm To avoid losing money to quacks, can check out : http://www.quackwatch.org/4 quack websites to avoid : http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/four-biggest-quacks-plaguing-america-their-bad-claims-about-scienceHow to be a skeptic and avoid losing money to quacks : https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/ https://sites.google.com/site/skepticalmedicine/http://doctorskeptic.blogspot.com/ Reply Weebhut Jr says: September 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm Can you do a video on going yeast free? I tried cutting out yeast before I went vegan and didn't notice much of a difference… I want to try it again and see if I can come off of my medication but I have no idea where to start and it seems like I won't be able to have any processed foods (making it more difficult)… Reply Accrual World says: September 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm You mentioned grains near the end, but can you do more research on white grains vs brown or whole wheat grains? I heard that white is better because the hull is stripped off which is full of lectins. Or are the lectins destroyed when cooking the rice? Would like to know. Thanks Reply Anshul Khera says: September 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm Please check your subject doctor ….whole video is about bakers yeast and subject is nutritional yeast ….both are different. ..bakers yeast is live yeast and nutritional yeast or medical yeast is inactive yeast and it is extremely important for human health….I was not expecting this video from Nutrition facts. Reply Anna Anna says: September 24, 2017 at 6:09 pm Some foods make my face swollen and eyelids heavy. Yeast is one of them, don't know why. Reply CaperWaver says: September 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm 2:37. Thanks for making my day. Hahaha Reply mark f says: September 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm Could you speak a little more clearly please..or is it just naturally your style? You are racing through the info as if your rear is on fire. could have done a lot more justice to the topic Reply Mary Loves Kale says: October 7, 2017 at 5:52 am Bahahaha @ gloves Reply izeizei says: October 28, 2017 at 2:52 am Reg the gloves: maybe that hand in the picture wasn't a doctor's hand, but the patient's or some of the patient's relative's hand showing the fistula to the camera. Doc probably had his hands full with operating the camera. Or the pic might have not even been taken in the doctor's office at all but at home by the patient himself/herself or by some patient's relative(s) to be shown to the doctor later. Just sayin'. 🙂 Reply Mr. James Cagney says: November 4, 2017 at 5:34 pm Nutritional yeast is not the same as bakers yeast Reply Fasting Gal says: November 11, 2017 at 4:58 am This is such an exceptionally well-done video… so much research and thorough questions with answers. Reply Yabuta Hiromichi says: November 14, 2017 at 5:35 am does yeast consumption equal alcohol consumption? Reply Marcus Anderson says: December 2, 2017 at 12:05 pm But dose it show any similar Maleffects in people not affected with crohn's disease that part isn't clear from what I can discern Reply chris howard says: December 23, 2017 at 2:38 am B vitamins are also listed, so that means -you know what I'm gonna say next! – No vit B12 supplement? They also switched people to soy milk – which is normally fortified with b12 Reply M says: January 11, 2018 at 8:38 pm There are at least 2 different types of yeast. Natural yeast (live bacteria) and chemical yeast. The 2nd one is not very good for health. The studies discussed do not mention what type of yeast was tested. Reply The List Girl says: January 17, 2018 at 12:32 am But isn’t nutritional yeast non-active yeast? Reply Lisa Lev says: January 18, 2018 at 3:51 am "Why is that doctor not wearing gloves??" Lol!!!!! Reply Simon Banks says: January 23, 2018 at 5:02 am was it live yeast though? Or doesn't that matter? Reply Missy says: January 24, 2018 at 3:33 pm Recently I kept getting really bad migraines where I could barely function or think straight. Then realized it was always right after I ate a plant based "chzz sauce" I made with nutritional yeast. So I started doing research. Others have the same symptoms as me. Sad though I really liked it. But it is not worth it. Reply Hannah Thomas says: January 30, 2018 at 5:40 am I’m confused because all of these studies he sighted said bakers yeast and he’s saying not to eat nutritional yeast, but they aren’t the same thing. Reply Eye Sees You says: February 1, 2018 at 10:35 pm Wait so I should stop Nutritional Yeast? I thought Nutritional Yeast was inactive. I don't have Crohn's disease but I think my immune system is weak. Reply William Read says: February 17, 2018 at 5:23 am Mycotoxins and aflatoxins in Beans, Corn, Coffee, Nuts, especially PEANUTS, apple cider vinegar, mushrooms, grains and dried dates, prunes and raisins would make a great video. Also mold poisoning and detoxing of the cytoxins that cause CIRS chronic inflammatory response syndrome. Reply Claudia Bernstein says: February 21, 2018 at 4:16 pm The doctor is not wearing gloves because its the patients hand. Reply Wotiluv says: February 24, 2018 at 1:32 am Please change title. This has nothing to do with Nutritional yeast Reply Matthew Norrod says: March 5, 2018 at 5:14 pm Damnit Dr. Greger I’m trying to eat…(spaghetti with nutritional yeast!) Reply Westfalen Stadion says: March 5, 2018 at 10:58 pm Honestly no matter What you do or Eat in life has effects ….. Everything in moderation and be Happy So hopefully you live a long life. Reply David Macdonald says: March 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm So should we all just not use nutritional yeast in case it gives us Crohn's disease , even if it mite not be the only thing that can trigger it , perhaps nutritional yeast is just not worth the risk Reply Ikaika Arnado says: April 14, 2018 at 2:09 pm Nutritional yeast can trigger gout as it is extremely high in purines. Reply BatiYah B says: April 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm This would be a great video except for the non distinction between nutritional yeast (which is inactive…ie, non expanding) and the other 'active' yeasts. I do not have crohn's, yet my body does not react well to active yeasts, even in gluten free breads…yet, I can tolerate small amounts of nutritional yeast daily, with no problems..no edema…no extreme bloating etc. Do you consider the processing of nutritional yeast to distinguish it somewhat from brewer's, etc? Having said that, even inactive yeast is best consumed in small amounts, if at all. Reply The Hunger man says: April 19, 2018 at 3:21 pm Some inspiring videos… Get your NUTRITIONAL YEAST right here : https://amzn.to/2HL1g5D Reply D Taylor says: April 25, 2018 at 6:38 am This is the funniest video he's made so far haha Reply Rebecca Ulloa says: April 25, 2018 at 1:53 pm What is the drs thots on sour dough? Reply swaggastronomer says: May 4, 2018 at 12:06 am 5:16 Reply Karen M. says: May 21, 2018 at 4:38 pm Yeast up the butt? Why yes you can… Lolololol😂 Reply Deb Dub says: June 6, 2018 at 4:05 pm This stuff is NASTY!!! I just wasted $20 on a jug. Anybody want mine??? Reply Robin Huber says: June 25, 2018 at 8:12 am I'm not yet sold on the 100% plant based idea, but I'm addicted to Dr. Gregor's videos. So well put together, and never fail to make me laugh. Love this guy! Reply Scotty Graphics says: July 2, 2018 at 2:31 pm @nutritionfacts.org Is it only while you're healing or should you stay away from it all together. I'm following Dr David Kleins healing plan. Reply ken sheen says: July 5, 2018 at 8:40 pm hi guys need help, would it also have negative effect if the selenium supplement that I am taking is derived from yeast? and I have an Grave's. Reply TheVeganBerkeleyBeauty says: July 6, 2018 at 8:06 pm Holy cow, I was thinking the same thing, “Why the HECK is that doctor not wearing GLOVES?!?!?” . . . Especially when he said it was some sort of anal condition. Yikes! Reply Prepperjon says: July 26, 2018 at 4:44 am This video is worthless and worse misleading and not understandable. The title is misleading as well. What I want to see is not a bunch of papers being highlighted and read from. I want to see a video about why or why not I should consume nutritional yeast especially on my popcorn which I love. Reply Debbie Lynn says: August 9, 2018 at 5:09 pm Oh great….just another thing I cannot eat. What else is new.My unopened pkg is staring me down….daring me. Reply Pooplydoo says: August 13, 2018 at 8:04 pm Dang butt close up outta nowhere doc Reply warbear55122 says: August 14, 2018 at 8:58 pm Nutritional yeast is not the same at all as bakers yeast or brewers Reply Amelia Roque says: September 11, 2018 at 8:37 pm Wow! Did not expect this to be so graphic, yeesh. WARNING! Danger danger. Reply John Preston says: October 2, 2018 at 12:53 pm I have/had Crohn's (no major symptoms in 20 years) and tested very high for food sensitivity to Bakers/Brewers/Nutritional Yeasts. I have actually been getting better scores on that through the years (3 tests over that period from an off the charts 4+ to now just a level 1 reaction). Am wondering if things like pickles, kimchi, sake, wine, vinegars, miso, and other ferments should to be avoided as well? Help, Dr Greger! Reply daVideo Camera says: December 28, 2018 at 7:45 pm stop telling people to eat nutritional yeast, its filled with folic acid! Reply Fiona Fay says: December 30, 2018 at 4:14 pm Bakers yeast isn’t nutritional yeast right??? Nutritional yeast is supposed to be inactive….Anyone here feel strange when consuming nutritional yeast?. Trying to figure if it’s ok or not for me.. Maybe it’s even the amount used? The taste is defin addictive lol! Maybe too much neuro-excitatory….? Reply Jess Green says: January 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm Thanks for the bad news doc 😯. I still love ya! Reply Timothy Dahl says: January 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm those bakers eat vegan wheat with gluten and gliadin Reply Nabil Eskander says: January 21, 2019 at 1:30 am confusion, following Dr Gregor video shows that it helps fight cancer! "Benefits of Nutritional Yeast for Cancer" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_fZze3JAWU Reply ruffyatutube says: February 21, 2019 at 7:34 pm Thumbs down! The 1st thing he does is dive into journal experimentation junk run by bigpharma labs! Reply Dany Grondin says: February 24, 2019 at 4:17 pm Is bags of “Large Flake Nutritional Yeast” made of dried yeast (in the ingredients it is labeled that way) have the same potential for problem? Reply Charlieswag9000 says: March 18, 2019 at 7:38 pm isn't it the gluten that provokes a immune response? Reply Shanti Naturechild says: April 16, 2019 at 5:39 pm I thought nutritional yeast was deactivated and not inflammatory? I just opened a box believing what I just wrote. I will see how I will react. My nose is already stuffed. My candida seems to like it! Reply Chris S says: May 10, 2019 at 7:33 am But you put nutritional yeast in your how not to die book 🤦♂️ Reply Andrea Wisner says: May 24, 2019 at 11:39 pm Had nutritional yeast for the first time 2 days ago. Yesterday felt sick, went to the doctor (nurse practitioner actually), he said allergies. Maybe just a coincidence because it is allergy season. New doctor today thinks I have MCAS. Guess I should lay off the nutritional yeast. That sucks. Reply Rufus Cusack says: August 20, 2019 at 3:51 am Does Nutritional Yeast hurt the gut microbiome? I don't have Crohn's but, I really like using Nooch in my recipes. However, if there are studies showing it hurts my gut bacteria, Good Bye Nooch! Reply Kathryn McMorrow says: September 1, 2019 at 8:00 am @5:05 It reads "Baker's yeast" but doesn't specify if it is a capsule of active baker's yeast. Nutritional yeast is the same organism but how it is made makes it become not active. Does that make a difference to the immune system? Reply Dennis Nowland says: September 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm Plenty of veg gives me loose stools. Reply The indubitable cheese wedge says: September 18, 2019 at 9:03 pm Where do they find all these people for their experiments? Reply Christopher Hanson says: October 9, 2019 at 5:52 pm The pictures weren't strictly necessary to my understanding of the material… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.