Are Candida And Multiple Sclerosis Linked
Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker,author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.The question I get asked every now and then is quot;Eric is there a link between multiplesclerosis and Candida? Is it linked?quot; And this is a question posed to me by Mr. MachalaRatko from New York City. Machala, your question is quot;Is MS linked with Candida?quot;MS is an autoimmune disease. And it's interesting; I have a lot of MS patients here in New Zealand.It seems to be the colder parts of the world, the colder latitudes down under here in NewZealand and at the top, Scotland and certain parts of Canada, but Scotland, in particular,has high incidents of MS. The jury is really
out on the cause of multiple sclerosis.But what we do know is it's an autoimmune disease that involves the body attacking themyelin sheath. Parts of the nervous, in fact, the insulation coating of the nervous systemstarts cracking up and gets attacked by the immune response. And this can create shortcircuiting.Commonly I see in MS patients, they'll get burning in the feet or what we call peripheralneuropathy kind of symptoms. They can get visual disturbances and dizziness. Many differentthings can happen when you get a short circuit of the nervous system.There are different kinds of MS. We have got the relapsing remitting kind. We've got asteadily progressing kind. I've written many
articles on MS over the years. It's a conditionthat I know well, and I follow a few protocols by a few different people. Roy Swank,in fact, wrote a very good book on it. And Joyce Jelinek wrote a very good book onovercoming MS. It's a book I recommend all MS patients read. You can see my two MS articlesat EricBakker . They're very popular articles. Is there a link? There are two independentstudies. One done in 2010 in a university in Madrid, Spain and another onedone in 2012 in Switzerland. Both of these are separate studies and they found the linkbetween multiple sclerosis and Candida. In fact, Candida is linked with many differentkinds of autoimmune diseases. Psoriasis is
an autoimmune disease. It's estimated thatup to 90 percent of psoriasis patients have got a yeast infection.In my professional experience, most all rheumatoid arthritis patients, ulcerative colitis patients,Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients, Graves' disease patients, many of these autoimmunepresentations have got a yeast infection and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Couldthis be the cause? The jury is out. But what we do know is when we clean up the digestivesystem and eradicate Candida in a lot of these patients, they improve to a remarkable degree.In my opinion, there is a link between autoimmune diseases in general and Candida, but we can'tsay that Candida causes autoimmune disease.
We can say there is an association or a relationshipthere between them. That is some information that I want you to bear in mind, Mr. Ratkofrom New York City. There is a link between them. If you have got an autoimmune disease,you would be well advised to do some comprehensive stool testing. Get your gut in order and thenwatch what happens to the autoimmune disease. It should give you quite a good result.I hope that answers your question. Thank you.
Candida Case Study 2 Susan Chronic Headaches and Sinusitis
Thanks for checking out my case history numbertwo. We're going to talk about a patient called Susan, a 'yearold patient. Susan is nother real name of course. It's a real case, but the name was changed to protect the patient'sidentity. This is an Australian patient I saw not that long ago. I'm just going to readout of my book. Susan is an Australian lady who visited ourpractice several years ago complaining of a number of chronic health problems and hadbeen plagued with for over 20 years. Many of Susan's health issues are typical of someof the al complaints that people have when they endure chronic and generalized yeastinfections. This lady suffered from sinus
and hay fever all her life and was takingmany different pharmaceutical drugs for her allergies, but has kept changing them becausethey are very temporary relief. Usually, antihistamines and drugs like that, antibiotics or antidrugs. She had learned to live with a stuffy or perpetualblocked nostril, postnasal drip, sneezing, itching upper pallet, sore throats and darkcircles under the eyes. She also suffered from the worst headaches imaginable sinceshe was 16, at times like a nail piercing her skull as she described them. These headacheswere typically worse four days before her period.Susan went to a about five years ago
complaining of the headaches from hell, andhe referred her to a neurologist who concluded after an ECG, brain scan, that all was welland the headaches were caused by stress and tension and to take analgesics. Several hundreddollars later and none the wiser, the patient was given hundreds of tablets of acetaminophenand various other drugs like ibuprofen to take and basically just left on these drugs.When Susan was in her late 20s, she started to become more aware of the fluid retentionshe was suffering from, including huge weight gain since her teens, over 150 pound weightgain. After eating a carbohydrate rich meal, she would bloat, retain a lot of fluid, andgain a lot of weight. As much as eight pounds
of fluid could be gained within a matter ofa few days. Her told her it's become of salt, so she excluded all salt from thediet only to find it made no difference at all. What she did notice, however, was thather fluid retention was a lot worse before her menstrual cycle and also it coincidedwith a lot of depression, which is probably an estrogen dominance that we commonly see.This lady was placed on the Candida Crusher program. It had significant improvement withthis patient. She was eating all the wrong kind of foods. She was living in a very stressfulrelationship. She had a terrible job that she didn't like. Typical case, again, wherewe see an unhappy person, the wrong kind of
foods, poor lifestyle habits, loads of pharmaceuticaldrugs, all the tests and scans come back completely normal, so therefore the patient must be crazy.They basically get bounced from one to a naturopath to a chiropractor, all overthe place, and that's often when I end up seeing these sorts of people.Many women I see with Candida have got terrible headaches, sinus problems, ear, nose or throatcongestion, often one nostril will be blocked, they could have facial pain, many of thesethings are compounded by severe intestinal Candida, and lots of these patients also havevaginal thrush. When they go to the , they basically get put on a multitude of differentpharmaceutical medications. And, of course,
their lifestyle isn't changed. Their dietisn't changed. Their symptoms continue on and as they age, their health breaks downfurther and further. What can we learn from Susan's case?What we can learn here is obviously big changes need to be made. And I implement those changesslowly over a period usually of two to three months, so the longer a patient has been unwell,the slower I make the changes. I prefer to have people make positive changes over a prolongedperiod of time if they're going to be adopted as permanent lifestyle habits. That's howyou not only get well, but maintain wellness, is by making those changes long term, permanent.This is why most diets are a crock and why