Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone?

Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone?

Daniel Yohans

90 thoughts on “Is Nutritional Yeast Healthy for Everyone?

  1. Peter Hall says:

    I have Crohn's Disease. Thanks Doc.

  2. small footprint says:

    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.

  3. The Artificial Society says:

    It's junk food. Avoid it if your smart.

  4. bloatedman says:

    Make mine with extra gluten, please.

  5. Fiona says:

    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.

  6. Romka Pomka says:

    Yeast is feeding candida

  7. Joy Blom says:

    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.

  8. Laughing Man says:

    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

  9. BLACK HAÜS says:

    You do know that nutritional yeast isn't brewer's yeast? It's the deactivated form. Noticed he compared the two as the same. :/

  10. Daren D says:

    I really like the transition between the various pages.

  11. Foreverchanges says:

    Could nutritional yeast be aggravating my psoriatic arthritis??

  12. Phil Ivey says:

    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.

  13. elias altenberg says:

    What about fungi in general? What effects do they have on your immune systems response system?

  14. Kathleen Sullivan says:

    19 doesn't seem to be a large enough sample.

  15. Lingering Light says:

    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.

  16. Marcio Zaks says:

    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.

  17. Phil Ivey says:

    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.

  18. Han Vu says:

    I love Dr. Greger but I am still confused after this video, yes or no to nutritional yeast?:/ Thank you to anyone to answer.

  19. Nerds and Nutrition says:

    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!!

  20. h says:

    Yeast and nutritional yeast are different

  21. Alexis Hinde says:

    “Why is that doctor not wearing gloves?!” 😂😂😂👏🏼👏🏼

  22. TheGreen Jarret says:

    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

  23. mirzamay says:

    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.

  24. Joe's Memos says:

    laughed so hard at the "why is that doctor not wearing any gloves?"

  25. Joan Boluda says:

    Awesome, thanks sooo much!

  26. corsican lulu says:

    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

  27. Brandin Shaeffer says:

    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.

  28. KiwiBanana says:

    thank you for informing us of the newest nutritional studies, even if we aren't too happy with the findings.

  29. Zebus112 says:

    What about S.Boulardii?

  30. Karl J K Knapp says:

    Does ones blood type matter?

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  32. Weebhut Jr says:

    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)…

  33. Accrual World says:

    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

  34. Anshul Khera says:

    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.

  35. Anna Anna says:

    Some foods make my face swollen and eyelids heavy. Yeast is one of them, don't know why.

  36. CaperWaver says:

    2:37. Thanks for making my day. Hahaha

  37. mark f says:

    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

  38. Mary Loves Kale says:

    Bahahaha @ gloves

  39. izeizei says:

    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'. 🙂

  40. Mr. James Cagney says:

    Nutritional yeast is not the same as bakers yeast

  41. Fasting Gal says:

    This is such an exceptionally well-done video… so much research and thorough questions with answers.

  42. Yabuta Hiromichi says:

    does yeast consumption equal alcohol consumption?

  43. Marcus Anderson says:

    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

  44. chris howard says:

    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

  45. M says:

    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.

  46. The List Girl says:

    But isn’t nutritional yeast non-active yeast?

  47. Lisa Lev says:

    "Why is that doctor not wearing gloves??" Lol!!!!!

  48. Simon Banks says:

    was it live yeast though? Or doesn't that matter?

  49. Missy says:

    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.

  50. Hannah Thomas says:

    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.

  51. Eye Sees You says:

    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.

  52. William Read says:

    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.

  53. Claudia Bernstein says:

    The doctor is not wearing gloves because its the patients hand.

  54. Wotiluv says:

    Please change title. This has nothing to do with Nutritional yeast

  55. Matthew Norrod says:

    Damnit Dr. Greger I’m trying to eat…(spaghetti with nutritional yeast!)

  56. Westfalen Stadion says:

    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.

  57. David Macdonald says:

    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

  58. Ikaika Arnado says:

    Nutritional yeast can trigger gout as it is extremely high in purines.

  59. BatiYah B says:

    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 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.

  60. The Hunger man says:

    Some inspiring videos… Get your NUTRITIONAL YEAST right here :

  61. D Taylor says:

    This is the funniest video he's made so far haha

  62. Rebecca Ulloa says:

    What is the drs thots on sour dough?

  63. swaggastronomer says:


  64. Karen M. says:

    Yeast up the butt? Why yes you can… Lolololol😂

  65. Deb Dub says:

    This stuff is NASTY!!! I just wasted $20 on a jug. Anybody want mine???

  66. Robin Huber says:

    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!

  67. Scotty Graphics says: Is it only while you're healing or should you stay away from it all together. I'm following Dr David Kleins healing plan.

  68. ken sheen says:

    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.

  69. TheVeganBerkeleyBeauty says:

    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!

  70. Prepperjon says:

    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.

  71. Debbie Lynn says:

    Oh great….just another thing I cannot eat. What else is new.
    My unopened pkg is staring me down….daring me.

  72. Pooplydoo says:

    Dang butt close up outta nowhere doc

  73. warbear55122 says:

    Nutritional yeast is not the same at all as bakers yeast or brewers

  74. Amelia Roque says:

    Wow! Did not expect this to be so graphic, yeesh. WARNING! Danger danger.

  75. John Preston says:

    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!

  76. daVideo Camera says:

    stop telling people to eat nutritional yeast, its filled with folic acid!

  77. Fiona Fay says:

    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….?

  78. Jess Green says:

    Thanks for the bad news doc 😯. I still love ya!

  79. Timothy Dahl says:

    those bakers eat vegan wheat with gluten and gliadin

  80. Nabil Eskander says:

    confusion, following Dr Gregor video shows that it helps fight cancer! "Benefits of Nutritional Yeast for Cancer"

  81. ruffyatutube says:

    Thumbs down! The 1st thing he does is dive into journal experimentation junk run by bigpharma labs!

  82. Dany Grondin says:

    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?

  83. Charlieswag9000 says:

    isn't it the gluten that provokes a immune response?

  84. Shanti Naturechild says:

    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!

  85. Chris S says:

    But you put nutritional yeast in your how not to die book 🤦‍♂️

  86. Andrea Wisner says:

    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.

  87. Rufus Cusack says:

    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!

  88. Kathryn McMorrow says:

    @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?

  89. Dennis Nowland says:

    Plenty of veg gives me loose stools.

  90. The indubitable cheese wedge says:

    Where do they find all these people for their experiments?

  91. Christopher Hanson says:

    The pictures weren't strictly necessary to my understanding of the material…

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