Taking Charge of Your Health

Hello. It’s Eric Bakker. Author of Candida
Crusher. Thank you for tuning into this YouTube video today. Today, I’d like to talk to you
a bit about Candida yeast infections. What is Candida? What are Candida yeast infections?
Candida is a type of fungus. It’s basically a type of yeast. It is quite common for these
yeast to appear and grow inside peoples’ bodies, as well as on the surface of their body. Candida
is commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract of people and also in the vaginal area
of women. It can also be found in the throat, mouth, and on the skin surfaces of people.
It can become quite a problem when it becomes an invasive infection, and particularly in
those who have got a compromised immune system. As I mentioned, it’s a normally occurring
yeast that inhabits the gastrointestinal tract of more than 90 percent of people. It’s commonly
kept in check by beneficial bacteria and other beneficial yeasts. It can migrate quite easily
from the vaginal area of women, from the rectal area into the vaginal area and cause vaginal
thrush. This is quite a common occurrence with many women. The overgrowth can also affect
men, women, as well as children. This condition can underpin many different chronic illnesses.
It’s frequently misdiagnosed by many people in the health care profession. It’s commonly
misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome and even inflammatory bowel syndrome by lots of
practitioners. One of the leading causes as you’re going to see in this presentation is
antibiotics. Low-grade stress, in particular, chronic ongoing stress is often one of the
big causes of a yeast infection. But so are diets that can be laden in sugar and yeasts.
Here, you can actually see a picture of Candida, the particular form. You can see the little
buds here that can break off and grow into new yeasts. Candida is quite an amazing organism
with how it can reproduce and spread through the body, and it can evade detection by the
immune system. It’s very clever how it can mutate, change, grow, and evade destruction
by the immune system. What are some of the main causes of a Candida
yeast infection? Well, these are the main 11 causes, and you can also see another YouTube
video on this particular slide here. Antibiotic drugs are one of the leading causes of yeast
infection. Since the advent of antibiotics, there has been a very big increase in yeast
infections in people right across the board. Antibiotics in meat are quite incredible how
much antibiotics are used in poultry, for example. Many thousands of kilograms of antibiotics
are used every year in America and many countries across the world in the food chain, as well
as pharmaceutical drugs. Antibiotics found in foods are big causes of yeast infections
because they kill beneficial bacteria and allow yeast to thrive.
Underlying immune deficiencies. Some people are actually born with immune weaknesses that
can predispose them to a yeast infection. Steroid drugs or other pharmaceutical drugs
can undermine a person’s health and be a causative factor. Alcohol is a huge cause of yeast infections.
Men who drink beer regularly and women or men who drink wine or beer can be particularly
prone to yeast infections. Particularly those who are under stress, taking antibiotics,
consume reasonable amounts of alcohol. You don’t have to be a big drinker to get a yeast
infection. But maintaining regular alcohol consumption along with sweet foods, breads,
candies, chocolates, these things can all predispose you to a yeast infection. Candida
friendly diets are diets high in soda drinks, ice cream, bagels, donuts, packaged cereals,
jelly, or Jell-O; take away foods, all these sorts of diets can contribute to a Candida
yeast infection. Stress can be a huge causative factor. Stress
actually can cause a depletion of the hormone “cortisol” long term, and cortisol is a very
important steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland, which has a very powerful effect
on creating a strong immune presence in the body. With chronic ongoing stress, we can
commonly find a person has an increased susceptibility to a yeast infection.
Exposure to toxins, chemicals, heavy metals, mercury fillings has been linked with the
liberation of methyl mercury in the mouth. Some experts argue that there is no association
with yeast infections, but many other experts believe there is a clear-cut association with
methyl mercury and yeast infection. Diabetes. Of course, people with particularly
Type 2 diabetes will have elevated blood sugar levels that can make a person more prone to
having a yeast infection. As they maintain unchecked levels of blood sugar, it makes
it easy for Candida to grow. And, of course, they urinate out large amounts of sugar and
that can cause all sorts of yeast problems in that part of the body.
Chlorinated water has been implicated. Chlorine can be anti-bacterial and allow yeast to thrive.
And, of course, mold exposure. We find in New Zealand and many other temperate zones
where people use a lot of heating inside that mold can be a big causative factor and help
to increase yeast infection in many people. What are some of the typical signs and symptoms
of a yeast infection? You can read them here and you can also look at
I’ve got quite a few pages up on that website showing you the common signs and symptoms
and the less common signs and symptoms. But these are the common ones you’ll find with
digestive problems like bloating and gas, food allergies, vaginal thrush, mood disorders,
poor memory, poor concentration, brain fog is a key symptom we find quite a lot, tired
and malaise, toenail fungus, tinea, athlete’s foot, urinary candida manifestations, menstrual
problems, libido issues, painful muscles and joints, constipation and diarrhea are very
common symptoms, many sorts of respiratory allergies and issues, sinusitis, hay fever,
persistent cough, phlegm, even heart arrhythmias have been linked with yeast infections. And
poor nails and skin are typical signs and symptoms. Lesser common ones can be headaches,
but I see them quite a bit, too, in people with chronic infections.
Candida can affect your body in multiple ways. Here, you can see a typical concern with the
feet, athlete’s foot here, very common with people. And toenails can look quite distorted
and quite terrible. Libido can be affected because when a woman has vaginal thrush or
a guy has jock itch, it can undermine the ability for people to be intimate in their
relationship. Skin manifestations, very, very common with yeast infections and commonly
misdiagnosed as being psoriasis or another kind of a skin condition.
Anxiety, depression, lots of stressed people can get this condition. Lots of bloating and
gas. We commonly see this with people. Lots of burping. Lots of farting. Very common with
beer drinkers and ice cream eaters and people who crave sweets. They get a lot of fermentation
dysbiosis, so poor bacteria and yeast will thrive in this whole gut area.
Here, we’ve got periorbital around the mouth kind of a rash. This could easily be misdiagnosed
as being dermatitis, but a skin scraping and culture will soon reveal that it is, indeed,
a yeast infection. Here, we have a gentlemen with probably a sinus headache, not feeling
good at all, maybe taking pain relief, probably not knowing that he’s probably got an aspergillus
or a yeast kind of infection there in the maxillary sinus or in the frontal sinus. A
very common manifestation of a yeast infection is a sinus infection.
Here, we have a lady with a skin rash of the hand, another yeast kind of infection. Here,
we have a gentlemen who’s coughing. It’s common to have mucous, phlegm, and post-nasal drip
with a yeast infection. And, of course, stomach cramps, bowel issues, gas, constipation, diarrhea,
bloating, pain in the small joints. Candida can cause lots of low-grade inflammations
in the body. It can cause a lot of pain. You can see particularly common here. They have
pain on the left side lower down in the abdominal region. The descending colon, the sigmoid
colon, is a key area I find where people will often have issues. It can commonly be misdiagnosed
as constipation or bowel pockets, diverticulitis, when, in fact, it can be a yeast infection
common in the bowel. These are some quite awful toenails that I
see from time to time in people. Patients sometimes use drugs like Lamisil, but tea
tree oil will be found quite effective in this case. Here, we have a typical case of
jock itch. I see jock itch in many males. Here, we have a psoriatic lesion. I’m currently
working on an e-book on psoriasis because I see psoriasis to be mainly a yeast infection.
Once I clear Candida up in a psoriasis patient, the psoriasis disappears. I have verified
this in well over 100 cases. The common medical approach of Candida infections,
Candida, is generally undiagnosed. A proper stool test is not really performed on these
patients. Sometimes they’ll have a urinary culture or smear test for thrush, but it’s
seen as a nuisance illness, as a sort of side effect from antibiotics. It’s treated often
as a local problem and it’s actually seen by many doctors mainly as a female problem,
not even as a men’s potential issue. And as I mentioned earlier, it’s often incorrectly
recognized as irritable bowel syndrome. Natural medicine or natural doctors aren’t
much different from conventional doctors, unfortunately, when it comes to chronic Candida
because it’s sometimes misdiagnosed by natural medicine practitioners. And if it is diagnosed,
it’s not treated adequately. It’s not given the respect that it deserves. I really believe
this and you can read this in my book, Candida Crusher, that I talk that Candida, when chronic,
needs to be treated with a lot of respect. Blood testing can be performed to look at
various antibodies in the blood to determine if there is an antibody production, although
I’m not really that keen on antibody testing with Candida. I believe that the comprehensive
stool test is really the gold test to do in this case, if you want to really know about
yeast. You can actually determine it microscopically, visual analysis for a microscope, or it can
be cultured. Urinary indican testing. We’re looking for a urine test to discover bad bacteria.
And wherever there are loads of bad bacteria, we’re generally going to find some element
of a yeast infection. Treatments are not sufficiently followed through.
Treatments are not prolonged or strong enough. It’s seen as small intestinal bowel overgrowth
or allergies, leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome,
etc. Many naturopaths, chiropractors, and herbalists will diagnose Candida as being
gluten intolerant or an allergy that the patient will have some sort of gluten issue. Not enough
emphasis is placed on stress and lifestyle. There is a capability of curing a chronic
yeast infection. I have no doubt. I’ve helped many people overcome this condition.
Conventional testing. These are the four general tests that a convention doctor will do if
he or she does deem Candida to be a problem. A urinary cultural smear, conventional stool
test for a narrow range of pathogens, an antibody blood test, and a gut fermentation test, a
particular blood test. But a functional medicine practitioner or a naturopath will be more
interested to do the enzyme-linked blood test to determine various antibodies of Candida
such as IgM, IgA, and IgG. These things may not mean much to you, all these terms I’m
using, but I will certainly elaborate on these terms in other more comprehensive video clips,
in time, on the Candida Crusher YouTube channel. The comprehensive stool test, I believe, is
the best way to determine, not just Candida, but a whole raft of other dysfunctions in
the digestive system that many patients with Candida actually present with. We can actually
determine by what kinds of foods are broken down and passed out; we determine these to
be organic acids. Certain sugars, for example, will break down to certain organic acids,
and we can determine by the level in the urine to what degree a patient will have a yeast
infection. I find this simple test called indican to be quite a good test to determine
how good or poor the bacteria are. This can be done in-house. It takes five minutes in
my clinic and it’s quite a good test in general to determine how poor the gut is functioning.
Why do I like stool testing? Well, it’s a non-invasive diagnostic test for assessing
the gut. It gives me a very comprehensive picture of a patient’s gastrointestinal function.
I can determine from a few stool samples what the bacteria levels are like. Yeast can be
cultured. We can discover parasites. We can look at various digestive markers. For example,
amylase or pancreatic enzymes can be picked up. We can look at various absorption markers
to see if the body actually is taking foods into the system. There are various metabolic
markers and inflammation as well to see if there are any inflammatory responses going
on in the gut. Again, I’ll be talking more in-depth about the stool test on other YouTube
videos. One point I would like to bring up is the
circulatory IgA, which is the key immune marker in the stool test. And if we find it low,
we’ll often find this in conjunction with chronic yeast infections and also food allergies
and low beneficial bacteria. Pharmaceutical drugs or viral infections can often cause
this. We can often find it with inflammatory bowel disease like colitis or Crohn’s as well.
And stress and low-grade infections are commonly found. Patients who have had past viral infections
will often show low IgA. IgA is made in the small intestine. The body
will make between one to two grams of this antibody per day. And one of the key roles
is to grab hold of pathogens, bugs, and things like that and to pull them out of the digestive
system. So IgA is a very important policeman for want of a better word. They look after
the integrity of the small intestine, in particular. It’s important to have good levels of IgA.
When it’s high, we can certainly suspect inflammatory bowel disease if we find elevated inflammation
markers such as lysozymes, but I’ll discuss that in another video.
How do we boost IgA? Well, colostrum is quite good. Prebiotics, certain types of fibers,
cayenne pepper, saccharomyces boulardii, which is a beneficial yeast that you can have with
Candida. Don’t confuse this with a Candida yeast infection. Reducing elevated cortisol
when a person is stressed is very important to increase IgA.
So let’s look at some of the drugs that are commonly used with a yeast infection. Nystatin,
named after New York State. This drug was discovered by two women quite a few years
ago. I believe it was in the 1950s or 60s this drug was discovered. It’s a widely promoted
drug by Dr. William Crook in his book, “The Yeast Connection,” as one of the best antifungals.
It’s not absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract, so the body will pass it out. It interferes
with the cells of Candida. It helps to destroy them. It can cause quite severe reactions.
I’ve had many patients through Skype consultations that have told me that after taking nystatin,
they got very ill, indeed. I developed quite a strong reaction to Nystatin when I took
it myself, so I’m not a big fan of this particular drug. It can create a quite strong side effect.
And Dr. Crook said, “Side effects are good. Strong side effects mean strong kill.” But
I’m not really keen for patients to have very powerful die off reactions. I don’t think
it’s really necessary with Candida to have these heroic treatments.
The common drugs used by many doctors, the “zole” drugs. Fluconazole, for example, or
diflucan, is a very common drug that’s used for vaginal thrush. Fungizone, amphotericin,
I think it’s called, is a very powerful drug that’s often used intravenously. It’s a very
powerful drug that can create very strong side effects. But Fluconazole can make you
quite sick, too. It can have liver toxifying effects. These drugs inhibit enzymes necessary
to convert something into yeast. By taking a zole drug, you’re interfering
with the function or the structure of the membrane of yeast, so you’re destroying yeast
by inhibiting the reproduction and growth of it. It’s not really recommended by me.
The body can develop resistance to these drugs and also Candida can change, mutate, be quite
smart, and become resistant to the “zole” drugs, which means you need to take higher
dosages and stronger drugs to get the same effect.
Antibiotics are actually used for yeast infections because many practitioners confuse Candida
with a bacterial infection. Not a good idea. In medicine, many doctors are trained with
infection, just give antibiotics and watch and wait approach. Give these drugs first
and let’s see what happens. But I don’t really like this idea at all.
Antibiotics actually have a very powerful disturbing effect on the normal bacterial
level of the large intestine, and they create the proliferation of a lot of bad bacteria.
And then, of course, yeast will start thriving in the absence of good bacteria. It’s not
a good idea. Good bacteria, bad bacteria get killed. Yeast start coming up. And as I mentioned
earlier, they’re found widely in the food chain. My recommendation for foods is to eat
clean meats. Preferably, free from antibiotics. Look at this graph here. This is quite interesting.
This is in 2011; 29.9 million pounds of antibiotics were sold for meat production in North America.
Antibiotics to treat sick people in the USA in 2011 were 7.7 million pounds. So let’s
say two pounds is a kilogram, so you’re looking at about 3.5 million kilograms of antibiotics
in one year in America, which is phenomenal. This will give you some idea of reasons why
we’ve got such a big problem with Candida yeast infection in North America. We’ve got
a high amount of high fructose corn syrup consumption. We’ve got lots of artificial
sugars being consumed. We’ve got lots of alcohol being consumed. We’ve got lots of antibiotics
being consumed. We’ve got lots of low-grade stress. So now you can understand how yeast
infections can be really rife and why 60 to 70 million Americans suffer from a yeast infection.
Stress reduction is very important and you’ll read all about this in Section 5 of Chapter
7 of Candida Crusher. I’ve written extensively on stress. Acute short-term stress appears
not to be as aggravating as long-term, low-grade stress when it comes to gut problems. There’s
a study that was done here in the American Journal of Gastroenterology in 2000. I won’t
go into these pathways here about interleukins, but you can read more about this in my book.
I recommend the big cleanup in my book. Before people go on the Candida diet, I recommend
that they start with what I call the “warm turkey” approach. I slowly take them off of
junk food and caffeine. I do that over a 14-day period. I wind them down slowly. This minimizes
aggravations and the typical healing responses people get, and it improves retention rate
for a patient. This is mainly something I would use for people who live a conventional
wasted lifestyle of buying supermarket foods, working a normal 40-hour a week job, and being
under low-grade stress. These are the three stages to my Candida Crusher
diet approach. The meat, eggs, vegetables diet. The low allergy phase and the reintroduction
phase. Again, you can read about this in more detail in Chapter 7 of Candida Crusher. I’ve
written over 200 pages on diet. It’s one of the most comprehensive Candida books you will
find regarding dietary advice. I go into many aspects of diet.
The MEVY diet, I recommend because it is really an anti-Candida diet. It takes away the food
source of the yeast. Yeast does not like to thrive on meats, blueberries, avocados, green
apples, yogurt, fresh vegetables, and eggs. These seem to be key foods. They’re tasty
foods. It’s a good diet. You’re not going to starve on this diet. You shouldn’t lose
a great amount of weight, so I recommend this approach for several weeks before we start
introducing other foods. Then we look at a low allergy diet approach.
Most people with a chronic yeast infection will have leaky gut syndrome, which you can
read more about on Many people with a yeast infection have had a background
of antibiotics or the oral contraceptive pill. They’ll have poor levels of bacteria. They’ll
have all sorts of gastrointestinal distress. It’s best for them to come off the key allergy
foods. And the key food on this picture is cow’s milk.
I can remember doing a lot of work testing young children, in particular, finding that
nearly 70 percent of 350 food allergy tests, I found kids to have a problem with cow’s
milk. Bananas came back about 14 percent. Pineapples come back reasonably high. Shellfish,
things like prawns and crabs and lobsters will come back relatively often. Oranges,
peanuts and bread and gluten is not as common as you think. The finger’s always pointed
at wheat and gluten when, in fact, many people have bacterial and yeast problems that need
clearing up before they start taking gluten out of their diet. I’m not a big fan of eliminating
gluten from people’s diets to be honest. The reintroduction diet is something that
you look at once you start feeling a lot better and a lot of your key signs and symptoms start
disappearing. Now, this may take four months. This may take six months. This may take 12
months. This may take two months. You can read about why there is such a swing in duration
in my book. I explain this in more detail. But the foods that you need to reintroduce
first are generally the foods that you discontinued that gave you the least aggravation. So you’re
not going to really, for example, introduce cow’s milk straight up. The foods you want
to have the most back in your diet are the foods you’ve got to introduce last. Because
they’re often the key foods that will have caused you an issue in the first place. Many
people like alcohol. Many people like cow’s milk. They like bread with lots of yeast in
it. They like cakes, biscuits, coffees with sugars in them and milk, lots of citrus, lots
of bananas, alcohol, so all these sort of items that we like to consume, you need to
be careful and introduce them last. Let’s look at some special foods. And you
can read about this in Section 4 of Chapter 7 of my book. I’ve got a great amount of detail
about the special foods. Sauerkraut, for example, a very good food to eat here because of the
lactic acid content that encourages the proliferation of lactobacillus good bacteria. Oregano contains
a component called carvacrol, a particularly essential oil that’s a very powerful antifungal.
Coconut contains Caprylic acid, a very good antifungal medium chain triglyceride. So one
tablespoon of coconut oil per day is a very good antifungal. Cloves also contain a powerful
essential oil that is antifungal, so I usually recommend the consumption of one or two cloves
per day. Yogurt and kefir. These are very good foods that you can have. Foods with cultures
in them are simple to make. I’ve done video YouTube clips on these you can look for about
the benefits of yogurt and kefir. The allium family, foods high in sulphur, good cleansing
detoxifying foods, and garlic, in particular, is very antifungal.
Various supplements I recommend, probiotics, very important to take for many different
reasons. Probiotics are often beneficial bacteria found lacking in many people with a yeast
infection, and these levels need to be built up again. Digestive enzymes are critical.
I’ve written extensively on reasons why people need to supplement with pancreatic enzymes
to help break down starches, in particular. You’ll realize that starches are a big problem
when you read the GAPS diet book, for example. Starches are a big issue with Candida. People
need to break them down, digest them and absorb them and excrete the waste properly. And when
enzymes help to break food down properly, bacteria can start feeding on the waste produced
as a consequence of digestion and form a very healthy digestive tract. This can often hold
the key for recovery for many people, particularly people with bloating, flatulence, constipation,
and diarrhea will benefit often from a well-placed enzyme in the diet. Antifungal/antimicrobial
supplements are required by all Candida patients. These are the three key products you can read
more about in my book. Leaky gut syndrome. I don’t think we’ll go
into this too much on this video. It is a condition that many people with Candida suffer
from. They start developing problems with the small bowel. Breaches occur and imperfectly
broken down proteins, in particular, can bypass in through the intestinal wall and affect
the immune system and cause all sorts of immune responses. Leaky gut syndrome is a key thing
you’ll find with food allergies. Once we overcome this syndrome, your ability to consume an
increasing amount of foods you will find will certainly be satisfying for you. Many people
with so-called gluten problems have got leaky gut syndrome that needs fixing up. Once the
membrane of the small bowel is repaired, gluten should not really be a problem for many of
these people. I’ve helped hundreds of patients back into gluten that were told they could
never eat wheat products again. What are some symptoms of leaky gut? Well,
abdominal pain. The sensations of pain on the left or right-hand side. Bloating, constipation,
gas is a big one. Heartburn, brain fog, mood swings, nervousness, poor memory, wheezing,
shortness of breath. You may recognize some of these things if you’ve got Candida. And
once you clear this leaky gut up, you won’t suffer so much from these problems anymore.
Here, we can actually see a picture of these tiny things called microvilli. You can actually
see here the lymphatic system running up through each microvilli and the blood vessels running
around it. And here, you can actually see the cells lining this area here. Here’s a
picture again of the villi. These tiny little villi. And we’ve got this tiny little area
around it called the “brush border.” These are tiny little hair-like projections with
mucous that sits in there. In this area here, the circulatory IgA is king. This is an area
that we want to build up is the health of these cells lining these villa. And once we
build these cells up nice, plump, and fat, they can do their job of absorbing nutrients
inside the gut and digestive area. We’ll talk more about this on another video.
A couple steps to healing the leaky gut. You need to give up alcohol for three months.
It’s realistic. If you can’t stop drinking alcohol for this period of time, you need
to turn this video off and go and look elsewhere for some type of a quick fix, which is probably
going to be full of rubbish anyway. Because if you can’t give alcohol up with gut problems,
I can’t help you. I’m sorry. Then my book wasn’t for somebody like you. Most people
that are serious about getting well with Candida have got no issues about entirely stopping
alcohol for a minimum of three months. You have to stop using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs. Certain types of medications like aspirin, Tylenol, paracetamol, Ibuprofen, you’ve got
to get rid of these drugs. These drugs wreck gut function. Don’t believe me. Go to Dr.
Google and have a good look around and you’ll see that what I’m saying is correct. Non-steroidal
drugs destroy digestive function. A stool test for parasites, yeast, or bacteria.
You can contact me if you want at [email protected] or “nzed” for those people living in Australia
or New Zealand, so [email protected] and I can give you some more information and
pricing on stool testing. This is a test I recommend people have who’ve got chronic problems.
Anti-inflammatory diet is a key thing for people with leaky gut. No sugar. Watch out
for white flour, in particular. Not because I’m against gluten, it’s because these foods
may really play up with leaky gut. And to heal it, we need to get your diet tidied up.
You need to watch out for lots of meat with fat in it, vegetable oils. I prefer extra
virgin olive oil. Fruits and vegetables and usually white meats like organic chicken or
fresh fish is a good approach. And there are a few dietary supplements you can use as well.
L glutamine, in particular, is a good amino acid to help heal the leaky gut. But if you
suffer from high anxiety, you probably want to avoid glutamine. Because glutamine can
turn into glutamate and it can cause problems with people with high anxiety.
Malabsorption and maldigestion are things we’ve spoken about and they’re common in people
with Candida and leaky gut syndrome conditions. This is where a lot of digestive pains will
come from in bloating, gas, and constipation and diarrhea, also brain fog is quite common
in these people. These things tend to clear up once we start eradicating Candida.
Irritable bowel syndrome is what I call a “garbage can” diagnosis. It tends to be where
we lump people into when we don’t know what the heck is wrong with them. IBS is another
term I see commonly in people with low-grade chronic stress and also with food allergies.
And irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that will generally clear up to a remarkable
degree once we get rid of the bad bacteria and we reduce Candida to low levels.
Here’s a picture of a patient’s fingernails. You can see here with the white flecks on
the nails. Many patients who think they’re getting a heart attack, in fact, have heartburn
and low levels of stomach acid, which we call hypochlorhydria that can be easily fixed up
with a digestive enzyme. Flaky nails, dry nails, hair that lacks luster. These things
often respond well to digestive enzymes. You also need a good functioning stomach to
convert pancreatic enzymes from their inactive form to the active form. And remember, we
mentioned that pancreatic enzymes are very important to break starches down, so you don’t
end up pushing partially broken starches into the small bowel to create lots of bad bacterial
areas for them to grow on, so we don’t produce lots of gas and bloating and bowel issues
further downstream. The better things work upstream, the better things work downstream
in the gut. If you’ve got any questions, you can email
me at [email protected] Again, my name is Eric Bakker. I’ve been in practice for
25 years now and treated over 15,000 cases of Candida yeast infection. This is my book,
Candida Crusher. You can certainly have a good look at this book and if you’re interested
in purchasing it, it’s only $47 US dollars. It’s taken me three years to write this book.
I’ve been told my many practitioners who have a copy that it’s one of the best books they’ve
seen on yeast infection. You can also do my comprehensive, online yeast
infection evaluation here by clicking on this link and YouTube. The YouTube channel. We’ve
got quite a few videos I’ve uploaded with many more to come. I hope you found this video
informative and it’s answered some of your questions about yeast infection. I do welcome
your questions. And if you have got a chronic yeast infection,
you can always consult with my through Skype. I have patients now in over 30 countries.
You can read a lot more information on my site. I’ve got some of
the best articles on the internet regarding Candida yeast infections. I’ve got my comprehensive
book, YouTube channel, and the yeast evaluation test. I welcome you to use these resources.
They’re all at your disposal. Thank you for your time and consideration.

100 thoughts on “Candida Causes, Symptoms & Treatment by Candida Expert

  1. my sister been in the hospital for a week she has ulsters in her mouth that spread to her throat she barely could swallow her saliva, the doctors gave her antibiotics and a special mouth wash but nothing is working they even checked her for std the tests are negative they are going to put her to sleep to get some samples from her throat, do you think it could be candida?

  2. Learned a lot. I am a vegetarian. What can i take as a protein source instead of meat and eggs. Can't digest nuts too well either. Thanks

  3. What nobody has been able to determine is HOW the strains of candida got in the gut to begin with. Where did it first begin and why?

  4. Nuts, seeds, quinoa, amaranth, lentils, brown rice, tahini, soy.
    Dairy products in minimum. Greek yoghurt OK!
    What is good for calcium? Almonds, broccoli
    What is good for iron ? spinach, watercress, beetroot

  5. So i got 7 pills of Fluconazole 100MG for my psoriasis. It just started recently, got about five dime sized spots, worse one being on my eyelid. I think it started cuz i took an antibiotic and then at the time, i was a heavy beer drinker, so the yeast took over. Anyways before going to the Docs i was on the just meat, fruits, and veggies diet and it looked alright. I messed up and ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and some candy and the psoriasis or whatever it is, pretty much immediately went from pink to red and looking worse. I could use any tips. I'm still doing the diet. Figured i'd stop the vitamins and probiotics till im done with the fluconazole, oh and i can go pick up Clotrimazole- betamethasone 1%-0.05% but i'm worried it'll do more damage then good. And last thing, do you think green tea and honey is bad? My psoriasis or whatever it is, don't seem to mind.


  7. After healing candida and leaky gut, can I eat normally? I got a leaky gut and candida from taking excedrin migraines for a 2 years every single day. I didnt know how bad it was. now I stopped excedrin.

  8. Thanks Eric! Thank you for all that information. Great job! 
    I am living in Switzerland but I was born in New Zealand (Auckland). I want to come to New Zealand in December this year. I hope my yeast infection will get better to that time! 🙂

  9. hi erik,

    I started with the diet for candida two days ago and yesterday I had a massive die-off effect, i was feeling really heavy on my body and tired, was very very dizzy and could'nt really move… today is 3rd day, I feel better for now, what should I do? Do I Reduce my dosage of antifungals? I wouldnt like to live what I lived yesterday…. I am taking a  detox herbal tea to help the body get rid of those toxins. What else should I do from now on? Thanks..

  10. I have been having colonics twice a week for about 6 months and up to about 50 so far up (to the cost of $5,000 so far) and the candida keeps flowing out by the bucket loads. Been on the strict detox diets, over dose on probiotics daily but still not gone. Had the doctors "cures" without success too. I have autoimmune "disease" thyroid related, severe constipation and been hospitalised 4 times but no doctor addresses candida. I can see it coming out and feel the pain of it being ripped off my colon wall at every colonic. I want it to stop and go away and work on it every day but it is a slow and frustrating. So tired of hearing about all these cures that don't work. Colonics being so visual, give me hope.

  11. Have to vote thumbs down on this.  What is your success rate? 

    Most of this information has been around for many years and 90% of people are not being cured. 

    Focus on new emerging probiotic products – that's the best strategy.

  12. I have been a Candida sufferer after surgery in 1993 I developed yeast infections (genital) that were treated with antibiotics over a period of a year – this ultimately led to the condition that has prevailed since that time latterly I was given Flucanozole as a treatment to "wipe" me clean.  Have tried many options to cure myself when I found that pizza,  naan bread,  beer and sugary foods were on my radar and were causing my problems to stay with me.  Thanks for the info.

  13. Hi this is great video. I think Candida is a type of fungus that can cause an infection in your skin.this treatment is a great cure.

  14. High fructose cornsyrup causing candida overgrowth, fungus mold and yeast infections… hfcs bypasses the pancreas and gets right into the liver…. Fatty liver anyone….. Candida is the cause of all disease…

  15. How to effectively diagnose an overgrowth of Candida is my biggest concern? I have been to naturopathic physicians, allopathic doctors, infectious disease physicians and self-proclaimed herbalists and none of them can give me a concrete scientific method presuming its not visible in the mouth, penis, vagina or other areas of the body.

  16. Hi I have been taking Nystatin for 2 weeks and will start taking diflucan in 2more weeks for a week…will be on nystatin for a month…also on a strict diet…do you think I'm moving forward with killing the yeast in my body and will I feel better and get rid of this for good? Please let me know if not

  17. hello Doctor, very informative and interesting video, so thank you for sharing your knowledge. I have a quick controversial question if you wouldn't mind. You said NO alcohol, as difficult as this is to do, it also makes sense. However what is your stance on the use of cannabis ingested or smoked? I understand that you may be from a country where this is illegal however it grows here like a weed and so its use is widespread.

  18. Firstly i wanted to thank you for such a wonderful resource your channel is. After looking at a number of sources and getting conflicting messages, it's great to be able to just select one method and go with that. I will certainly order your book ASAP!.

    Quick question: In the early stages should we just cut anything at the first stage that has anything 'of which sugars'? I don't mind being super strict with myself, if that's what it takes to beat this. I am 100% driven on getting it done naturally, pretty much whatever sacrifices diet-wise i have to make, so if that's the case, so be it.

    Also, anyone ever tell you you look like Harry Enfield? 😉 (the british comedian)

  19. Dr. thank you for your professionalism, and genuine passion for what you do. You have excellent teaching skills, and tremendously informative. Your voice is very pleasant, and one feels safe and honest suggestions. I am ordering your book. I feel you have saved my life literally. God Bless your talent. U are very humanitarian. Thank you thank you.

  20. great video. Thank you. I have a strange question, is there any chance a high dosage of Ascorbic Acid could cause a yeast over growth, like 3-5grams per day? I'm having strange symptoms of sinus pressure and rining in my ears. I eat extremely healthy and have no health conditions what so ever and have only taken antibiotics one time in my life, after which, i developed systemic candida which I treated with an approach identical to yours: ate all whole foods, zero sugar or starch, natural antifungals, limited stress and was able to completely restore my health and quite quickly since my condition was not severe and I had a strong 19 yr old immune system at the time. I have not had one recurrence or symptom in 10 yrs till my tinnitis returned recently and the only change i had in my diet was i took a 3-4gram of vitamin c with rose hips a day. It has now been 8 days and my symtoms of dizziness, ears ringing, and headaches have not subsided. Any way this could be yeast? everything I read says Vita C fights yeast. My tongue is still nice and pink and I dont have any sort of vaginal yeast infection . Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

  21. Hey there, I don't know if you will have the answer but I will ask anyway is phenibut which is a nootropic safe to take while having candida? if you could answer it would mean a lot thank you

  22. So basically if you were born on earth and breath air and are human, you probably have candida, hahaha
    no kidding, is everywhere and it feeds off of most things we consume daily!!! I'm learning about the topic and there so much contradictory information, is hard to know how to prevent it and how to kill it completely (though unless you live in a bubble and live only with air, chances are you'll get it again)
    I want to know about nutrition and cleansing the body but boy, for example I once bought spinach, fresh organic but it had little blisters (they normally have a few) and I searched and foudn out thats caused by a fungus too!! how can one be at least almost completely safe, when even raw veggies can have some fungal infection?

  23. I was told I had candida in august 2014 after a gastroscopy/colonoscopy. I never treated it correctly as I have a high intake of sugar in my diet and found it very tough and was going through a stressful time and couldn't cope with the diet as my will power needs to be stronger. I am going to go to my GP to get bloods done to see if it is still there (I imagine is is, as I have not tried to clear it, still feel bloated, swollen, have fybromyalgia, chronic pain and still have a high sugar intake) .

    Can a gp do blood tests to see if it's still there? and can diet and medication for a few months really improve the condition?

    Thank you, Alanna.

  24. Hello Dr. Bakker. Thank you for your very informative and helpful videos. I am interested in the subject of Candida & mercury amalgams and have read something on the subject on your website. However, you seem to suggest that one can chelate with amalgams in the mouth while many experts say that is extremely not advisable. Would you please address this? Their thinking is that the chelating agents pull mercury from the amalgams and cause further poisoning so all chelation must be done when all mercury is removed. I dont' know what to think and would very much appreciate knowing what you think. Other experts say that candida is actually adaptive as it absorbs mercury and so the body allows it to thrive to avoid a greater harm from methyl mercury. Is this true? If it is true, is it advisable that a person with lots of amalgams and candida attempt to reduce candida or would that cause more harm than good?And last, is extreme nausea upon taking coconut oil a sign of candida overgrowth?

  25. Hello Eric Greetings…
    Hot hands and the burning sensation in the palms of the hands and in the nose are symptoms of candia or GERD?

  26. Hi Eric, i am very lost. I never tested for food sensitivities but i'd rather avoid that if i can since it is pricy. I will start treating candida soon, and i assume i have a leaky gut.. No severe stomach issues but my stomach slightly bothers me every day with some bloating, and sometimes intestinal area feels slightly crampy. I don't know which came first, or what but I have a lot of symptoms. I read green apples in small amounts are okay, some grains in tiny amounts okay but then I read it is best to avoid grains at first, then read avoid fruits at first.. Or even to be as strict as possible at first! (Veggies, meat, eggs) so i do not know which is the best to start. Many say quinoa is allowed some do not. I ordered a primal recipe book to give guidence but i am wondering if you do have leaky gut, should you avoid all grains, like many websites say? Or is a little okay and can still heal.. Even if they have lectins and you take a digestive support supplement? Does soaking make them totally fine to eat to heal leaky gut or should you avoid completely.. Do you go grain free to treat candida and leaky gut at the same time or are these things separate. Very confused on what to eat when starting out, thanks a bunch!

  27. Hi Dr. Eric

    I tested chronic on your website. I also have about 95% of the symptoms.
    So, I would like to start on your program ASAP, but other websites say there can be die-off symptoms when one starts on the antifungals, so one has to take different antifungals to confuse the candida. Is that true? What I want to know is will your products cause die-off symptoms?

    The other thing, may you please give me details on how I can start & what I can start with, in terms of diet & supplements.
    It states on the Cecil that one should take vitamins and enzymes to support the body. Do you have a brand of your own? Also you advertised Oil of Oregano that came with CanXida Remove sometime last week. But it's not there when you try to purchase. I would like to buy my stuff at once. My diet is very limited here in Zimbabwe as there is not much variety. It's difficult to get things like buckwheat products, Japanese noodles etc. I also have to take foods that don't upset my stomach as it is very sensitive because of the chronic gastritis.
    Looking forward to getting a response. Thanks

  28. Hello I have sle lupus and copd.and on a budget its hard to afford certain things. I'm also on day 2 of quitting smoking. I don't drink. But last time I had upper respiratory infection with tonsillitis. But I was on antibiotics for while and the predisone pk…. Which I take 1 predisone daily for my lupus… But here again just took 10 days of antibiotics. But know the. Candina starting up. But I suffer from brain fog and so much of these systems. I've started back on probotics n take multiple vitiame but I don't want it do me like last time….. I got thrash so bad tht the nystatin took while to work. Finally went back n they gave me 4 antifungal pills. They said it had to be so bad tht it had just spread all thru my body inside. My question is. And BTW I'm new to your channel. U seem like nice person but I took 1 teaspoon of coconut oil mixed in tad of water but also cause of my IBS I put in 1 also of olive oil n put my chia seeds in and flex to help boost my immunity. Was that ok? Also is ACV organic good to use and tht Azo for urinary tract good to also use in order to help? I'm only 52 and seems like so much starting to happen and now don't know where to begin and lost faith in these docs. Sorry for long comment n so many questions? Thank you so much in advance.

  29. Hi I'm 26 years old and I'm from Portugal, I have many symptoms of candida and leaky gut, in my mind I really think I have it, but I did very tests like blood tests for food sensitivities, gluten, stool tests and my doctor says the results are normal. I have cracking joints, abdominal bloating and gerd (for years), toenail fungus for more than a year, my libs have been very very dry for almost a year (my doctor says its an eczema and its no big deal), recently I'm having foggy thinking and I feel my memory is just not as it was. Is it possible that doctors underestimate test results like stool test results? I'm really starting to doubt my doctors

  30. Hello, I'm 22 years old man from Europe, Slovenia, and I think I'm struggling with candida for over 5 years, but not sure completely??. However I believe things got serious recently. I slept like 10 hours a day and still felt tired, I'm also tired all the time without doing any physical work. I'm also having this strange chocolate attack, It' seems strange but I'm able to eat 2 large chocolote in matter of minutes, and i'm also in need of something sweet all the time. I've been using creams and all other stuff recommended by doctors but nothing seems to work. I recently notices that I cannot concantrate as I used to in school, and I'm getting more and more depressed about it. The funny thing is that jock itching stopped during those 5 years completely, especially when using those drugs doctors presribe, yet I'm feeling more and more exhausted. The white stains on the inside of my mouth appears also quite often, causing me some pain when eating. During the google, youtube research on the channel I noticed that you're selling this book called Candida crushing, is it possible to order it anywhere in Europe ?

  31. Hello Doctor, I have candida Glabrata, and everywhere I read it looks like it's harder to overcome. I am afraid because people in blogs with the same candida look desperate and they make it seem like it is incurable. Do you have patients that cured from it? Does it respond to the diet and atifungals? Thank you very much!

  32. Eric I have been on your candida protocol for three months now. I am feeling so so so much better. My gut symptoms have been reduced and I'm finding that I can eat more things now and tolerate them. My question to you is do I continue taking the Canxida Remove and Restore, for how long and what dose? I bought your book and I thank God I found you. DJ from Canada.

  33. Hi Eric, firstly thank you for help. I have a question. I used antibiotic for Helicobacter pylori treatment in 2013 December and from that time i had hoarseness. Reflux or allergy treatment did not help. I had a white tongue, and spit test shows me a white monster in the glass. But my ear-nose-throat doctor says that he doesn't believe i have candida, and claims that my problem is a technical problem and motivates me to keep on my voice theraphy. I'd like to hear your comment so much. Thanks for the help again sir.

  34. Eric — I have been on your Candida cleanse and your supplements for about 2 months. I just received a "normal" report on my vaginal yeast infection (had it almost a year). I feel better also. Should I continue on the supplements (2 Removes, 1 Restore) per day for a couple of months? The doctor told me to cut down the probiotics to one per day (too much acid right now in vagina). I am also sticking to the basic diet (no sugar, alcohol, low dairy, low carb fruits) for a few more months. thanks Lois (Boston MA)

  35. Dr. Bakker, you mention near the beginning of this video that the poultry industry is using anti-biotics on their chicken, would you know why this terrible process is being practiced by the poultry people ? I'm assuming these anti-biotics affects people who then consume the chicken meats ??

  36. Hi Eric! Amazing videos, I started to notice an increased in symptoms once I went vegan. I eat plenty of whole foods and maintain a healthy diet. But since eating more fruits and starches I have noticed a severe increase in the symptoms.

    My question is, I am struggling to find things to eat on a vegan diet. What are some good options you can suggest?

    Thank you✌🏽️

  37. got candida remove 5 months ago, I got a good result, I used 2 containers
    I order 3 more, got them yesterday I was surprised to see new containers and now brown coloured tables over the last batch which were green can you explain, thanks eric

  38. es increíble como este hongo puede llegar a producir todos estos síntomas, gracias por la información, muy interesante.

  39. Hi Eric!

    So I took a stool test the other day and my doctor said that there was nothing unusual with the results. Could it be that my doctor did not check for candida? Perhaps I never had candida in the first place.

    This is strange to me because I have many symptoms such as a faint white coating on my tongue, body odor issues and sensitivity to processed sugar. Perhaps I just have IBS. How can I know for sure?


  40. Does inactive yeast (found in organic B complex capsules) worsen candida symtoms?
    Or even coconut flour with a little high glycemic index?
    How can somebody who has GERD, SIBO-like problems deal with avocado, coconut oil as a starting phase? 🙁
    Sweet potato can be consumed in the first phase?

  41. I have neurological Borreliosis, Bartonella and Babesia and antibiotics are not something I can give up at this stage of treatment, but I do suffer from a huge Candida problem. Been on the Amphoceritan B, which helped the first month, Nystatin which helped the first month, but running out of options and would really like to get this Candida overgrowth under control. Do you have any suggestions for somebody in my situation?

  42. Thx so much for your informative video! I was diagnosed with perioral dermatitis shortly after discovering I had psoriasis! I know I was under chronic stress for YEARS and unfortunately the nail in the coffin was last year I was put on antibiotics a few times last year and after I discovered that's what ignited this mess! I'm fighting candida overgrowth and have been on the anti candida diet for a month now in addition to taking many antifungals. I now know I have "leaky gut!"

    My question is, should I continue killing the candida overgrowth first and THEN heal the gut? Or the other way around? I can't eat sauerkraut yet because it'll feed the candida with its fermented properties. Correct?

    I'm taking anti fungals, garlic, oregano oil, coconut oil, pau d arco, wormwood, zinc, D3, probiotics (Garden of life) and antifungal for my face! Also MSM, Vitamin c powder, diatomaceous earth and greens (moringa, chlorella and spirulina), neems etc.

    My diet is chicken, raw veggies (no carrots or starches).

    I can't take my dr. Axe bone broth Bc it has 2 grams of sugar and I'm afraid the L glutamine turns to glucose which will feed the candida! Please advise me if my thinking is wrong…..

    Thx so much!

  43. Hi doctor! I think you are great and very informative. Would this diet be different for someone with Chron's and candida? My doctor tried the MeV diet and I did really poorly. She didn't give me any adjustment time, and now I worst than when I started!:(

  44. Hi Eric! Absolutely love your videoes. You have helped me alot!
    I have a question regarding IgG testing and candida. I recently took an IgG-test and scored very high (28,81 ug/ml) on S. cerevisiae (bakers yeast). This is the only test I have taken so far, and since IgG antibodies to S. cerevisiae cross react with Candida albicans – is this a clear sign of me having candida yeast infection? I also score "severe" on the test on Thank you so much! 🙂

  45. I think I have to change doctors, mine is convinced candida is only an issue for people who have a major auto immune disorder, which at this point I don't have (aside from endometriosis). I'm 14% of my way through your book and I've done the test as well, 94%+ was my result and so many of the symptoms I see in myself. Will have to see if I can manage to get the budget to let me book in with you and also need enough to get the Canxida collection too since I know I'll need that. Had my final lot of macaroni cheese today, doing warm turkey from yesterday. I know where mine came from, years on the pill and when my ASD son was about 4 I got blood poisoning so had a double length dose of antibiotics for that. Lots of sugar as well.

  46. Hi Eric! Whenever we are beginning to do great and intruduce kefir or sauerkraut, diarheea begins again. We can start it over. Why? Isn't that because fermented are not really ok?

  47. I've developed Candida Overgrowth due to a mixture of stress and genetic predisposition (my grandmother had IBS and my mother struggled with Candida Overgrowth). I was wondering, the biggest issue for sticking to the diets is sugar cravings. How would you combat that? Stevia just isn't enough, and ethrytrol is the only sweetener that doesn't cause symptoms (even xiylitol gives me a flare up). Also, what anti-fungals and probiotics would you suggest? Coconut oil, garlic oil, and friendly flora (living) has worked the best so far.

  48. Just out of curiosity I thought fruits like lemons and grapefruits along with apple cider vinegar were good for you? I’ve been taking a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice with a few drops of oregano oil each morning and a tablespoon of ACV for some time now. Unfortunately I do suffer with arthritis so stopping taking all my medication is simply not going to work. Any suggestions?

  49. Yikes I’ve got to cut out out refined sugars, wine, breads, pasta, substitute stevia for sugar, and drink more water and unsweetened green tea. I’ve started taking acidophilus capsules everyday. I plan on picking up some unrefined coconut to take a teaspoon of. I’ve picked up some apple cider vinegar to put in my water. I’m thinking of making lemon water as well. I’ll update in a week or two if I’ve noticed less Candida symptoms 🙂

  50. i went on a candida cleanse diet about 25 years ago.a strong one and my feet broke out in itchy blisters all if they left my gut and went to my feet.I didn't stick with it but 25 years later still having issues so I'm doing it again.had severe issues with alcohol addiction, I think there's a huge correlation between candida and alcoholism.

  51. Hi Eric great content thankyou.I have taken your quiz and have a possibility of having Candida.There is a test I can take here in Germany LTT candida albicans .Have you heard of it? Lymphocyte Transformation Test.Let me know if you think it's accurate or do you have another suggestion .Thanks

  52. Hi Dr Barker, I desperately need your help, Thank you so much for all your info. How can I get in touch with you?

  53. How much gas does a healthy person pass? Also is there a way to know if you are succeeding in improving the quality of your gut microbiome other than a stool test?

  54. Thank you so very much Dr Eric for all that good consize information. Much appreciated. Wish our doctors were aware of how little they know.

  55. Just ordered your book. I have never felt SO WIPED OUT in my life. I want my energy back and am truly grateful for your book and your professionalism. Thank you so much.

  56. I HAVE THESE> I am so gutted. I have no money at the moment to buy your remove and restore. I am praying to god for miracle so i can afford to buy your product.

  57. Question, if antibiotics are given to animals and still active when consumed by humans, why do you recommend eating meat at all? And dairy for that matter? when eating these food groups do we not facilitate candida growth?

  58. I was taking candigone and found I was experiencing weak muscles and pain so had to stop to see if it was that. What can I use instead of these treatments like candida aid and things to do the same thing?

  59. I cannot figure out as of yet how to fully heal by balancing myself emotionally, physically, spiritually and physiologically, while due to being on a disability allowance because of my learning disability and not getting hired by anyone, due to mainly studying and having no paid job experience or no appropriate experience within a specific career field such as pub or hotel, not being able to pass Supermarket/Retail sectors customer service questions, not being able to keep up in a delly making sandwiches environment, having to live in Mum's house due to lack of finances, having unintentionally negative history with landladies and tenant agencies using excuses to charge me more for rent irrationally, to take all or some of my deposit or charge me for wear or tear and dampness problems, having an entire family circle and friend who has a daily fear based mindset, who is very anxious, who has depression, who has several medical problems but refuses to consider alternative options even though they take many meds and have always pressured me to only take pills , injections or surgery as an option to a health challenge.

    My entire family and friend comment criticise me on what I wear, who I spend my time with, what I think about intimacy, the work-place, how I walk, how I sit, how I speak, how I think, how I expressions my emotions and what emotional expression I have on my face, how I eat as they correct me saying I am making noise when I am eating or that I am eating my food the wrong way, the food I eat is not normal, the way I hold my knife and fork is wrong and that I should enjoy the programmes they watch, I should watch the news and care about the world around me, that I should feel sorry for them worrying about my safety and how the neighbours think of me and how this puts my family under alot of shame because of what people they meet say about me, that I should feel bad that they are anxious, depressed, very stressed out, hurt by someone else or that they regularly chronically ill.

    They only consume products from supermarkets and do not believe in the benefits of organic or natural products and they expect me to think and and do the same as them. They consume supermarket wheat, oil, dairy products and eggs and meat. Mainly my Mother says that there is a strong limitation on what type of work and career I am capable of doing because of my disability so am not capable of doing many jobs because of it and she refuses to believe me when I say that I have in the past experience with stacking shelves and that I did it very well. She only sees me as a poor judge of character who is very disorganised, clumsy, untidy with no structure or common sense. Etc. However, I find that whenever i am in a work environment on a work experience or voluntary work, I behave the complete opposite.

    If I experience any type of infection, bacteria or virus, no matter where it presents themselves, they behave like I am putting placing their lives in danger and that I should be isolated from the world or should get some part of me removed so that they don't feel very stressed out by me because it is my fault that they get stressed out. This has caused me to hide things in anyway I can, including parasites I discover on my skin which I hide by wearing socks every time I am in my family or any other anxious or depressed person's presence. I only hide the state of my feet from these people out of self-defense and a way to protect my body from going through trauma again so that they don't have to feel or get paranoid about how the state of my body will impact them. I suffered a similar seizure like response during the entire process of getting part of my nail removed and anaesthetic pumped into my toe several times to numb it so that my nail would not feel pain.

    As a result of the surgery, both my brain, mind, body and nail and toe was extremely sensitive and traumatised but my gp blamed it on the infection and not the negative response to the surgery. I had 3 weeks anti-biotics and pain-killers and the infection in the toe came back on the 3rd of 4th week making the gp and nurse clueless. During my anti-biotics me having to protect my toe and nail from getting wet or injured and being around my negative family who don't believe in natural healing over time, place my body and mind and brain over massive stress and realising that removing the nail fully will only reduce the discomfort of the nail but not solve the problem according to GP, I decided to give it up, especially after losing 2 part-time job position offerings during my healing from the trauma effects of the surgery on my entire being. I made the surgeon away of my un-diagnosed external and mental and emotional adrenal fatigue before she operated on me.

    If I feel upset then I should tell them what is on my mind they say or talk to someone even though I know myself that they make me feel miserable, fearful, anxious and hopeless on a regular basis, most times I am around them but these are thoughts and emotions i have suppressed for years out of fear of conflict arising and them verbally bashing me or trying to manipulate me in anyway, even use support or legal resources against me so they get whatever they want from me.

    So what can I do while being in Mum's house temporary with very little funds to cure this problem while also protecting my personal freedom and independence and creating further problems for myself by ensuring the maintenance of my mobility and feet…????

    Thanks very much for your attention.

  60. I looked on your website to see what the ingredients were in the candida formula that you have for sale and for some reason I can't see the ingredients how can I get those? Thx😎

  61. Thank you for replying, but I just cannot see myself buying a product for which the contents is unknown, it's a little pricey but I was willing to pay it but not being able to know what the ingredients are then I'm putting into my body I will not purchase your product!

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