Candida Overgrowth After Antibiotics

How Do Drugs Damage Your Intestinal Microflora

Greetings. It's Eric Bakker, New Zealand naturopath,author of Candida Crusher. Thanks for tuning into my tutorial today. Today I'm going to talkabout factors that actually damage your intestinal microflora. Let's get into it.We've spoken previously about antibiotics, so you're probably quite aware that when youtake an quot;antiquot; biotic, you're going to affect the quot;proquot; biotics, so antibiosis means antilife.Probiotics mean prolife or for life or what will generate life. We're not going to gointo it in this tutorial today. But there are other medications apart from antibiotics thatadversely affect the beneficial flora in the gut.A typical one that I see is called PPIs or

proton pump inhibitors. These drugs are reallydesigned to treat GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Many people in America, New Zealand,Australia, and many countries get heartburn, so they go to the . And the willprescribe a drug that basically works on the enzyme where it blocks the enzymatic productionof hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Pretty stupid thing to do when you think about it,blocking the production of acid. Because you need acid to help break down food properlyin the stomach. And not only that, when you start playing around with the pH of the gut,you're going to adversely affect the pH of the whole digestive system, which means thattaking anything up here is going to affect

everything further downstream. Even thoughyou're working on a symptom by reducing the discomfort of GERD and heartburn, you're actuallydestroying your gut in the process, so it's a crazy thing to do.Another drug, chemotherapy drugs. These are very powerful drugs that help to kill offa lot of cells in the body. Not only cancer cells, but also beneficial cells. So peopleon chemotherapy also end up destroying their gut function to a big degree. Radiotherapy,chemotherapy, NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal, antiinflammatory drugs. You may have taken one of these fora headache or arthritic pain like Advil, which contains ibuprofen. Tylenol, drugs like thatthat contain paracetamol. These are nonsteroidal

drugs that reduce inflammation and pain inthe body. These things have a very powerful effect on toxifying the body, particularlythe liver, but they also destroy the beneficial bacteria in the gut. NSAIDs aren't reallya good idea. Other factors that can damage it that arenot drug related that I see quite a lot are stress. And I've written extensively aboutstress in my book, Candida Crusher. If you suffer from stress, it can have a very significantimpact on reducing the amount of beneficial bacteria that you've got in your digestivesystem. Nobody speaks about stress in the gut. People talk about alcohol. They talkabout antibiotics, but they don't talk about

stress. Stress has an interesting way of reallycrippling a person's immune system, particularly the alarm phase, or the acute stage of stressthat reduces the blood supply to the digestive system. It slows down the movement of stoolthrough the bowel. It has an incredible effect on your circulation, and many aspects of humanhealth are affected by the alarm phase or the acute phase of stress.You need to be aware that stress also has a significant impact on the gut. Stress alsomakes us want to drink more alcohol, drink more coffee, take drugs that help us to counterthe effects of stress like headaches. Eighty percent of headaches are tension headachescaused by stress. What do we do? We take a

pill. We just swallow another pill and that'sgoing to stop all our pain and we're going to wreck our gut, which means we're goingto take another pill. Playing right into the hands of big pharma.I'm not a conspiracy person at all. Medical people are required in our society, and weall benefit from surgery and drugs when applied at the right time. But there is certainlya massive overprescribing of a lot of pharmaceuticals that make people sick and kill a lot of people.And, of course, there are dietary factors that also affect us. This tutorial is just reallyabout some of the pharmaceutical approaches that have a significant effect, but potentiallyany one of these drugs in my drug guide, and

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 � this is in my opinion � 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

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