Are Diabetes And Candida Connected
Greetings. It's New Zealand naturopath, EricBakker. I'm the author of Candida Crusher and the formulator of the Canxida range ofdietary products. I've got an email question here from a man called Jeff Allen. Jeff Allenis from a small town called Paraparaumu here in New Zealand in the southern part of theNorth Island. And Jeff's asking, quot;Is Candida and diabetes connected? Can one cause theother?quot; Good question, Jeff. Let's talk a bit about the Candida and the diabetes connection.There are different kinds of diabetes. In fact, there are three types of diabetes, buttwo are more commonly recognized. Type 1 or an autoimmune diabetes and Type 2, what wecall mature age onset. Type 3 diabetes is
a newer form also called metabolic syndromeand it comes about from obesity, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, so you've got elevatedblood lipids. This Type 3 not many people have heard about that one.Diabetes is a very common phenomenon, Jeff. It's a growing epidemic in the western worldand it comes through western living. It comes through basically eating the wrong kind offood, not exercising, and getting obese and major blood sugar dysregulation occurs. Bloodsugar regulation occurs primarily through a gland called the pancreas, which secretesa hormone called insulin. Only a very small percentage of the pancreas is involved inthe production and release of insulin through
the acini cells. The bulk of the pancreasmakes up enzymes and bicarbonate to help assist digestion.Insulin is very important because it's a hormone that allows the body to push glucose insidethe cell. It binds to receptor sites and activates cells, so glucose powers up the body. Anotherhormone called cortisol is produced by the adrenal gland, and cortisol helps the bodyto assist in the longterm regulation of blood sugar between meals when the blood sugar leveldrops. The brain will sense that and it will actually liberate stored glucose called glycogenby way of cortisol. I hope you're still with me and understand this. You may want to watchthe tutorial again.
Insulin is required to get the blood sugarinto the cell through receptor sites on the cell. Cortisol is released when blood sugarlevel drops a little bit too much because cortisol will allow the body to breakdownstored sugar, generally in the liver and some other parts of the body, to be released inthe bloodstream, which would then be converted to glucose.If you've got diabetes, it's much easier for you to get a urinary tract infection becauseyou're going to have more blood sugar output, a urine output of sugar, and mellitus meanssweet urine, diabetes mellitus. That could be another thing that diabetics get is increasedincidence of urinary tract infections, vaginal
infection, and also skin yeast infections.Many kinds of yeast infections are prevalent with diabetes because of their dysregulationof glucose, and of course, Candida loves glucose, so it will feed on that.Type 1 diabetes is entirely different. It's generally juvenile and you're born with it.It is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body is actually attacking the pancreasand destroying it, causing a permanent lifelong dysregulation of glucose, usually requiringthe injection of insulin. Here in New Zealand, we have ads on TV now for slow release insulinthat you can actually inject. Type 3 diabetes or metabolic syndrome is reallyI call it quot;metabolic sindrome.quot; Because sinners
get it. Dietary sinners get it. Exercise sinnersget it. These are people that sit on the coach with a remote control and often don't wantto do too much. They end up very large people and they get not just the diabetic, Type 2problems, but they get a lot of hypertension and many other associated problems that gowith obesity. What happens with the Candida? Candida createsactually a real problem in the body because it can actually make this enzyme called secretedaspartyl protease or SAPs. The University of California, San Diego, worked this outa while ago that this secreted enzyme that Candida actually produces has a really badeffect on the body by destroying the receptor
Candida Case Study 4 John Diabetes and Psoriasis
Thanks for tuning into my tutorial once again.I'm going to do another case history today. This time it's case history number four. I'mgoing to read a little bit from my book, Candida Crusher. This is a case study of a 58yearoldmale named John who lives here in New Zealand. John's not his real name, of course.John and Susan are patients to our practice. Together they own a large and highly successfulnational franchise chain and have worked hard all their lives to achieve the amazing successthey now enjoy. John is a Type 2 diabetic with major patches of psoriasis that occasionallyspiral out of control. The scaly patches of skin up his arms and legs are quite an embarrassmentto him, and once he mentioned to me that he'd
dearly love to have beautiful skin for summertime,so he could go out and play golf without having to wear long trousers. He'd like to wear shorttrousers in the summertime. He also likes the beach. He's quite a wealthy man. He hasa huge property on the beach. He has a large avocado farm and he's quite an interestingcharacter. The problem with John, though, like a lotof people, he likes wine and chocolate. He loves red wine. He loves motorsports. He lovesgolf. He loves to chill out and relax with a nice big glass of red wine and a few piecesof dark chocolate. After a successful bout of liver detoxification, John experiencedalmost total remission of his psoriasis. And
when John adheres to the principles of theCandida Crusher program, he's basically free from psoriasis.What I should explain to you is what underpins a lot of psoriasis cases, in fact, 78 percentof research shows a yeast infection underpins psoriasis. Many, many people out there withpsoriasis, when they clear their Candida up, they have an incredibly beautiful result withtheir psoriasis. They can almost clear up their skin entirely. Lots of psoriasis patientsare addicted to sugar. They'll either drink alcohol or they like sweet foods or take awayfoods. Many of them are high stress and they worked out that stress is a trigger. And,of course, when there's stress, they'll reach
for salt, sugar, or fat, one of those threebad things. And often that combined with the stress, which increases cortisol and stimulatesinflammation, bang, they've got a big psoriasis flare up or outbreak.John's a naughty boy. Occasionally, when he lets his hair down and has a whole bottleof red wine, he really flares up with his psoriasis big time and then he'll be on thephone to me, quot;Eric, what have I done? It's really bad.quot; And then I'll talk to his wifeand I'll say, quot;What has he done?quot; And she'll say, quot;Well, he's had red wine again and lotsof chocolate and he's been out with his drinking buddies.quot; And, of course, you know, there'susually cause and effect. The point I'm making
is if you're really serious about gettingrid of your psoriasis and yeast infection, you need to look at these habits. Habituallydrinking wine. I had a patient yesterday on Skype from Australia.A man in his 30s. He's a plumber. A very nice man. He got a total cleanup of his skin, butthen he went to his brother's. His brother has got a child, a one year old, who justhad a birthday party and he had 10 cans of beer. For two days later, his skin flaredup really bad and he's on to me saying, quot;What am I going to do?quot; And he said, quot;I know I'mbad. I've got to be good again.quot; The issue with this young man is he started to get sucha good result and clear up, he thought, quot;Well,
I'm okay now. I can go back to having a fewbeers,quot; and then bang! Away came the skin again. Cause and effect.What we can learn from case four, from John, is (a) there's certainly a link with psoriasisand Candida in 78 percent of cases; there's lot of research that validates that. You cango to Google and have a look, psoriasis and Candida, there's a clear link there; (b) manypeople with psoriasis and also Candida have got cravings and addictions to one particularlyfood I find, but it could be several. They need to cut that food out, to stop that andrepair the lining of their gut, and that can give them a fantastic result and it boostsselfconfidence.