I’m going to do another case history, and
this is going to be my case history. It’s going to be quite different. This is a 25-year-old
guy called Eric Bakker. In 1986, he was just turning 26. So this is my own personal story.
You might like to hear my personal story on how I came to really develop a burning passion
for helping people like you out there with Candida.
You may like to hear my own personal story about the yeast infection I used to have when
I was in my 20s. I used to live by myself in a small house in a place called Brisbane
in Australia, and this little house was in a suburb that was prone to flooding. It was
cheap rent, and I was working in a flourmill at the time. I’d been living on my own for
about five years at that point. One week I would work the day shift. One week I’d work
the afternoon shift. And the following week, I would work the night shift.
I started to feel increasingly stressed and tired and one winter developed a bad cough.
It got worse to the point where I took an antibiotic. My little house was cold and damp,
and I had to bail water out of my bedroom after it rained heavily. I did tell you it
was cheap rent. The walls were covered in a thin, moist film that I later discovered
was mold. My diet wasn’t the best at times. I was craving sweet foods, take out, and lots
of bread. Either my bowels were blocked or I was experiencing diarrhea and lots of gas.
I felt terrible, and my health was going downhill fast. My skin started to get itchy and I developed
a bad case of athlete’s foot and jock itch. To give you a background on all this, a few
years prior, I had 13 amalgam fillings replaced over a period of two weeks in 1983. I started
to notice that my health was beginning to deteriorate and by early ’85, I was feeling
increasingly anxious. I developed skin rashes, athlete’s foot, and many manifestations of
a Candida yeast infection, all unbeknown to me at the time, including very strong sweet
cravings. I had issues with my girlfriend who thought
I was a hypochondriac because my health had deteriorated to the point where I had to seek
medical help. But the doctor was of little help because all the tests results came back
normal, and he wanted me to see a psychiatrist. I knew I wasn’t going crazy. I knew that there
was something undermining my health, and I couldn’t put a finger on it until I read the
Yeast Connection by Dr. William Crook and then later I read the Missing Diagnosis by
Dr. Orion Truss. I’ve read about 50 books since then on Candida, but the first one by
Crook was quite a good book. My girlfriend at the time started to doubt
me and told me that my problems were all in my head. A view strongly supported by her
mother and that I needed to wake up to myself. See a shrink and take anti-depressants. I
decided to end that unsupportive relationship and move out of their flat and had a garage
sale a few weekends later to downsize. A naturopath was looking through some of my gear at a garage
sale and asked me why I had dark circles under my eyes. I told her about my health and the
first thing she told me was to get a hair analysis to determine the mercury levels because
she thought the mercury fillings being replaced, it could have caused a problem. And she said
there may be a connection there with that and the Candida.
I went to see her and showed her Dr. Crook’s book, and what she said made a heck of a lot
of sense. And I started getting treatment for my yeast infection. Unfortunately, she
didn’t walk me through a proper mercury detoxification, I felt very, very sick, and I had a bad Herxheimer
reaction. I had a lot of vomiting and diarrhea for quite a few weeks. And this, in fact,
was one of the lowest points in my life. When at one point, I had considered taking my own
life because I was so unsupported. No one wanted to listen to me. I felt terrible. The
doctor told me I was nuts. My mother said I was crazy. My girlfriend didn’t listen.
Is it any wonder people jump off bridges or do crazy things? If no one is there to listen
to you at all, all the doors get closed in your face. There’s no support at all. What’s
the point in living even? When you’re at your lowest point, often that’s a turning point
and it was for me. This is something I wouldn’t wish upon anybody.
My whole world came crashing down around me. I had no girlfriend. My girlfriend’s mother
and even my own mother thought I was nuts. I was unemployed and I felt absolutely terrible.
How much worse could it get? After many hours of reading and studying, it took over a year
to get my life back. And that’s when I started to get into naturopathy. I started to really
study and think I’ve got to really do something with my life. I’ve got to help other people
out, too. I went on a very careful dietary regime of
steamed vegetables, lean proteins, eggs, free-range eggs. I started to realize I had to build
my health from the inside out. I got rid of that stupid job. I never went back to doctors.
In fact, the last doctor I saw was back in 1985. That’s the last time I’ve seen a doctor.
I started to realize that relaxation was a key thing for me, too, because I was a very
anxious person with obsessive-compulsive traits and I overcame a lot of that through relaxation.
In the early to mid-80s, health care professionals didn’t see Candida as any kind of problem,
and naturopaths treated it as a very basic kind of a problem. Basically, you’re left
to sort out your own mess. I met my partner I’ve got today back then who was very encouraging
and she said, “Eric, you need to study this stuff and help other people out because for
every person like you, there are probably 10,000 out there that would never ever help
themselves.” And since having regained my health and not having Candida back again,
my health is just improving decade after decade. I’ll be 55 this year and I feel absolutely
awesome. I feel completely amazing, and it’s all to do with relaxation, eating good foods,
understanding the principles of naturopathy. Fresh air, clean water, open and honest communication
with people, avoiding bad people, things like that.
There are many things you can do to improve your own health, but what I want you to get
from this video is not to doubt yourself. If you’ve Candida and no one is listening
to you, if nobody believes you, if you’ve got skin problems and gut problems, go and
see someone who is willing to listen to you and give you some good advice because there
are a lot of people out there that are expert at treating these conditions. That’s why I
became an expert so I could help people. I got sick and tired of not being listened to
or believed in by people, and a lot of my patients that see me today from many countries
tell me a very similar story. Your story might be the same.
If you haven’t already done so, please do my quiz. Go to CandidaCrusher.com. Take the
quiz. Check out yeastinfection.org. I set that site up for people just like you. And
also consider my Canxida range of dietary supplements. I would have loved Canxida when
I was in my 20s. It would have really helped me overcome my yeast infection much faster,
sooner rather than later, because I mucked around with a lot of people taking all sorts
of crappy supplements and drugs and I got nowhere for a long time.
Candida Crusher was written for people like me. I hope that if you’ve got a yeast infection
problem that you’re not going to waste a lot of time, even have doubts about your own sanity,
and maybe even have feelings as I had of not wanting to live any longer. The book was written
for people like that. I hope this has given you a bit of insight into why I wrote Candida
Crusher. Thank you for tuning in.