My wife has had yeast infections that interfere with our "connubialities". Is it possible that I am the culprit? And if so, What can I do to reduce the risk?
Yeast infections are easily and frequently transferred from one partner to the next. The hardest problem I face as a physician helping people with yeast infections is to get the partner to cooperate by complying with the same program as the person having symptoms of candidiasis.
In your situation it would be reasonable to assume that you both have an overgrowth of candida. One or both of you may, at times, have no symptoms. If, however, either of you have had "yeast infections" and one of you has NOT been treated, then you both are continuing to expose each other. Whenever either of your immune systems get overloaded, for whatever reason, one or both of you will again show symptoms of a yeast infection.
Dietary changes, enzyme therapy, and specific supplements are very important to help BOTH of you reduce the yeast (candida) in your body, to replace the balance of the "friendly" bacteria, and to help prevent the problem returning.
The best supplement to help destroy the yeast overgrowth is Candex. The best one to replace your probiotics (friendly bacteria) is FlorAlive. Both of these are made by PureEssence Labs and can be found in most health food stores. You can call their toll free number (888-254-8000) to find the nearest health food store to you that carries these products.
The best way to find out which enzymes you should take and which dietary changes you need to follow is to call 800-614-4400 and ask for the name and number of the nearest Enzyme Therapy Associate to you. After an in depth history and exam, specific recommendations can be made for each of you.
Best of Health,