How to Cure Candida in 6 Steps
Hey, guys. Axe here, of functionalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I'm going to share with you the exact diet, treatmentand supplements you need to take the clear Candida from your body. And this is what Ireally consider to be my SixStep Candida Cure Diet Protocol. And you're going to seeamazing results with this protocol. And let me say this first, what is Candida?Candida is the overgrowth of yeast and bad bacteria in your body and it can cause somemajor symptoms that you want to get rid of. And so some of the symptoms of Candida caninclude any type of fatigue issue. If you struggle with chronic fatigue or adrenal fatigue,those can be related to Candida.
Any type of leaky gut issue. Leaky gut isintestinal permeability, where proteins like gluten can leak through your gut and causeinflammation of your body. So if you have food sensitivities or if you have digestiveissues like gas and bloating, also if you have any problem related to the thyroid, thosecan be warning signs you have Candida. Also if you get yeast in your body. If younotice, let's say, yeast or whiteness on your tongue or if you ever get chronic yeast infectionsor coming down with the cold and flu often, those can be warning signs that you have Candida.And, of course, also with Candida any sort of other digestive issues, like irritablebowel syndrome or chronic diarrhea or constipation
or even acid reflux, those are warning signsthat you might have Candida. And last but not least, is a sluggish metabolism.If you aren't losing weight and burning fat like you know you should be, those are warningsigns you could have Candida, along with actually even bad breath and lack of detoxification.Those are some major warning signs. So here are the six things you need to do to eliminateCandida fast. Number one, you need to stop consuming somuch sugar. Now, I know that's obvious. That's something that I think most of us realizeis that sugar feeds yeast in your body. But again, you have got to get rid of processedsugar, fruit juices, any sort of added sugar
to any sort of product sweetener. Even mostpackaged products and fast foods are also high in sugar. Even things like pasta saucesand crackers, you'd be surprised, but sugar is added to almost everything. So again, eliminate especially the processedsugar out of your diet. As a replacement, I recommend using a little bit of Stevia,which is a nocalorie natural sweetener and then about one to three teaspoons a day ofmanuka honey. Okay? Those are the sweeteners you should be using if you have Candida. Number two. You need to eliminate grains fromyour diet. Why? Because grains turn into sugar
and they also tend to be more inflammatory.And so again, getting those grains out of your diet, especially wheat products and glutencontaininggrains, that's step number two. Instead, do a lot more vegetables and maybe some starchycarbs. Number three thing you have to do to clearCandida from you system, is support your spleen. Now, this is cuttingedge information thata lot of people don't realize. And this is a practice in Ancient China that is oftenused by acupuncturists today. But they have found that the number one cause of Candidais a weakened spleen. And so if you have spleen issues, and spleen is responsible for digestionof the body, producing red blood cells in
your system. And so the spleen is a very importantorgan. In order to support the spleen, there area couple things you need to do. But really the spleen is supported by starchy foods,especially squash, things like sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and also even doing certaintypes of beans like lentils and mung beans. So again, getting some of those good starchycarbs. And that's really where your sweetness shouldcome from. A little bit of butternut squash, acorn squash, foods like that that has thatmild sweetness. That's the only sweet you should be really getting in your diet. Again,with no processed sugar and, again, very low
Do Antibiotics Cause Yeast Infections
Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath with anotherfrequently asked question. Do antibiotics cause yeast infections? This is a question that many people ask. Manypeople do take antibiotics, unfortunately, and in my opinion, antibiotic drugs are oneof the number one causes of chronic yeast infections. Particularly, the prolonged andinappropriate and excessive use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Antibiotics are prescribed on quite a largeand wide scale to kill diseasecausing bacteria, but unfortunately, they also kill healthy,normal, flora throughout the body and they
can actually encourage yeast infections inmany people. So antibiotics are implicated and, in my mind, would be one of the primecauses of yeast infections and recurring chronic yeast infections in many patients. One factor that many people don't realizeis did you know that most antibiotic drugs are actually themselves developed from chemicalsfound in fungi species. So fungi actually create certain chemicals which kill bacteriaaround them. So by using certain chemicals and creating drugs from them, we can effectivelykill bacteria yet allow the yeast to proliferate. So this is one reason why antibiotics areso effective at killing bacteria but allowing
their own species to thrive. So it's a littleknown fact. Another little known fact which you may notbe aware of is the use of antibiotics in commercial meat; poultry for example, chickens, and commercialchickens contain many different types of antibiotics. When you see how poultry are kept crammedin cages, it's not hard to see why they give them antibiotics to prevent diseases. So ifyou're eating commercial poultry, I recommend you go to Wikipedia and look up antibioticsin chicken or poultry. You might be quite surprised what you find. So, yes they are. They're certainly implicatedin the development and progression of a yeast
infection. In fact, William Cook wroteextensively about antibiotics in his book, The Yeast Infection. It's a good book andwell worth the read for you. So avoiding antibiotic drugs is one step inthe right direction if you want to avoid yeast infections and particularly if you want topermanently cure your yeast infection. In my book, Candida Crusher, I've writtenabout the 11 main causes of yeast infections, and antibiotic drugs, unfortunately, are ontop of the list. So I do hope that answers your question. Thank you.
Candida Treatment Is It Possible To Cure Candida With Antibiotics
Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker.I'm author of Candida Crusher and I'm also the formulator of a range of products calledCanxida. Thanks for tuning into my tutorial today. I've got a question here from a guy calledSteven Hutchinson, and Steven is in a place called Sale in Victoria, Australia. Stevenis asking me a question quot;Can antibiotics cure Candida?quot; That's a very good question, Steve.Antibiotics don't cure any kind of disease, but what they can do in some instances isfight infections. But the problem is in most cases ï¿½ this is in my opinion ï¿½ they tendto be over prescribed and prescribed too freely for too many different kinds of conditions.For example, I've heard many instances of
a person having a small cut on the fingerand then going on a seven to tenday course of antibiotics. In many cases, patients areprescribed antibiotics for digestive related problems. This is, in my opinion, a travesty.When you give antibiotics, particularly concurrent courses of antibiotics, because it createsan incredible amount of damage to the gut microbiota or the bacteria that reside inthe gut. Don't forget the term quot;antibiosisquot; means quot;antilife.quot;So you're actually killing life. You're destroying a huge amount of life in the digestive system.When what we want is a prolife product. Because if you think about it, you don't win warsby fighting wars. You just create more conflict.
A lot of people think that wars really solveproblems, but they don't. People have been fighting for thousands of years and they'llprobably fight for thousands of more years, and they don't seem to solve any kind of problems.Currently in 2015, I believe there are wars in over 60 countries.Now, when you take an antibiotic, you're creating a huge turmoil internally. The chances arethat you may well have destroyed some of the pathogens that the is trying to target,but the problem is you can't destroy them all. What's even worse is you're actuallydestroying a huge amount of the beneficial flora that live in and around the gut. Thiscreates a big problem for the body at many
different levels. Multiple species get wipedout. Here's an interesting picture for you to lookat. Antibiotics and the gut microbiota, so this really is a healthy digestive system.I've held this picture up, I think, previously. You're looking at that and thinking, quot;Whatthe hell is this guy on about? That's the Amazon rain forest. This has got nothing todo with the gut. This guy is nuts.quot; Well, I'm not nuts. I'm trying to portray a picturehere to you of a very, very powerful beautifully developed ecosystem. You've got thousandsof species of plants, animals, insects, all basically living in a very carefully definedecosystem. What you can't see in this picture
are the jaguars, anacondas, tarantulas orthe poison dart frogs or all the interesting creatures that live in this environment. Theyall depend on each other. Some kill others. Some basically can only survive because theyneed to feed on other creatures in the environment. There are multiple species of very good plantsin here. There are some plants that are not so good. There are some parasitic plants thatlive in the rain forest. They thrive by sucking the sap from other plants.It's the same in your gut. You've got parasites that live in there. What they're just discoveringnow and I'm finding very interesting is they actually now believe that some helminths orflatworms, which are a kind of parasite, are
actually necessary to live in your digestivesystem. That's very interesting information. That information is only just recently cometo light. That we actually need a small amount of bad bacteria or parasites, which seem tobe very nasty. We actually need those in our digestive system. Having bugs like we've gotin the rain forest, we've got all kinds of creatures that live there. Some we see asbad; some we see as good. It's the same in our gut. We've got many different kinds ofbugs that live in there and they all have good cohabitation going on there.What we've got here is, as I mentioned, a healthy rain forest. But then what we're goingto do is we're going to put the patient on