Case Study 20 Eric Bakker Chronic Candida Yeast Infection
I'm going to do another case history, andthis is going to be my case history. It's going to be quite different. This is a 25yearoldguy 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 passionfor 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 whenI was in my 20s. I used to live by myself in a small house in a place called Brisbanein Australia, and this little house was in a suburb that was prone to flooding. It wascheap rent, and I was working in a flourmill
at the time. I'd been living on my own forabout five years at that point. One week I would work the day shift. One week I'd workthe 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 itwas cheap rent. The walls were covered in a thin, moist film that I later discoveredwas mold. My diet wasn't the best at times. I was craving sweet foods, take out, and lotsof 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 developeda bad case of athlete's foot and jock itch. To give you a background on all this, a fewyears prior, I had 13 amalgam fillings replaced over a period of two weeks in 1983. I startedto notice that my health was beginning to deteriorate and by early '85, I was feelingincreasingly anxious. I developed skin rashes, athlete's foot, and many manifestations ofa Candida yeast infection, all unbeknown to me at the time, including very strong sweetcravings. I had issues with my girlfriend who thoughtI was a hypochondriac because my health had
deteriorated to the point where I had to seekmedical help. But the was of little help because all the tests results came backnormal, and he wanted me to see a psychiatrist. I knew I wasn't going crazy. I knew that therewas something undermining my health, and I couldn't put a finger on it until I read theYeast Connection by William Crook and then later I read the Missing Diagnosis by Orion Truss. I've read about 50 books since then on Candida, but the first one byCrook was quite a good book. My girlfriend at the time started to doubtme and told me that my problems were all in my head. A view strongly supported by hermother and that I needed to wake up to myself.
See a shrink and take antidepressants. Idecided to end that unsupportive relationship and move out of their flat and had a garagesale a few weekends later to downsize. A naturopath was looking through some of my gear at a garagesale and asked me why I had dark circles under my eyes. I told her about my health and thefirst thing she told me was to get a hair analysis to determine the mercury levels becauseshe thought the mercury fillings being replaced, it could have caused a problem. And she saidthere may be a connection there with that and the Candida.I went to see her and showed her Crook's book, and what she said made a heck of a lotof sense. And I started getting treatment
for my yeast infection. Unfortunately, shedidn't walk me through a proper mercury detoxification, I felt very, very sick, and I had a bad Herxheimerreaction. 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 ownlife because I was so unsupported. No one wanted to listen to me. I felt terrible. The 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 listento you at all, all the doors get closed in your face. There's no support at all. What'sthe point in living even? When you're at your
Are Sinus Infections Related To Candiida Yeast Infections
Hi There. It's New Zealand naturopath, EricBakker. I'm the author of a book called Candida Crusher and I'm the formulator of a rangeof products called Canxida. Thanks for checking out this tutorial today. I've got a questionhere from a lady called Jill Wence from San Bernardino. San Bernardino sounds like somewherein Italy, but I think it's in California somewhere. A lot of San places like San Jose in California.Jill is asking me the question, quot;Eric, are sinus infections related to yeast?quot;This is a great question, Jill, and something I can certainly talk to you about. There isdefinitely a link between sinus infections, particularly chronic sinus infections, andCandida. Acute sinus infections are more often
than not bacterial, but the chronic ones oftenhave a relationship with what we call AFS or allergic fungal sinusitis.Let's talk a little bit about sinusitis in general. sinusitis is a condition that hugeamounts of patients have contacted me for over the years. I think the Mayo didsome research with a group of about 210 patients and they found that 96 percent of these peoplethey could culture three or more strains of a yeast from the mucous of 96 percent of 210people. That's a lot of people and a lot of different kinds of fungal strains. There isdefinitely a relationship there with the fungus and chronic sinusitis. And of course, if yougo the Web MD or a website like that, the
first kind of treatment they're going to recommendis antibiotics, which is pretty dumb because antibiotics will make you more susceptibleto getting Candida. Many of my patients with chronic sinusitis have had one or more roundsof antibiotics. That's a pretty dumb thing to do is actually take an antibiotic for sinusitis.If you've got chronic sinusitis, don't take an antibiotic because you'll just make surethat it stays longer and the yeast strains become more virile.There are different ways you can treat yourself with sinus infections, but probably one ofthe most important things you can do is to look at a Candida cleansing approach likethe Candida Crusher diet, the threestage
diet. That's going to help you significantly.And also look at different kinds of products that are going to help you, a good antifungal,a good probiotic enzyme, so check out my website Canxida . That will give you some ideaon the kind of things that I make. But you can really help yourself a lot overcomingchronic sinusitis by strengthening your immune system and by using essential oils, changingyour diet. There are many different things that you can do. Check out yeastinfection .There is some good information on there as well about sinusitis and yeast infection.Treating yourself locally is important and the best way to get over a chronic sinus infectionis to holistically look at diet and lifestyle
and some supplements and using some essentialoils. Another suggestion I give patients often is using a neti pot or using a situation,it could be a plastic bottle you could get from the chemist with a little silicone tipto squirt water up the nose, suck it in and spit it out the back of the throat. You canget little ideated? pots that will do that with saline rinses. They will help to a degree,too. When you have got chronic sinusitis, you needto make significant diet changes. We certainly take out all the allergy forming foods fromsomeone's diet, particularly cow's milk and dairy products, alcohol, chocolate, peanuts,oranges, bananas, those are some of the key
foods we remove and we make sure that thehouse is well ventilated and that the patient is living in a mold free environment. Manypeople have got mold in their environment and that can create a big problem for a recurringallergic fungal sinusitis. The other tip I'll give you with chronic sinusitisor recurring is to get your teeth checked out in case you've got root canals or problemson the upper teeth that can affect the maxillary sinus and cause a recurring chronic sinusitis,which I myself suffered from for seven years until I had a root canal, a tooth removedand the sinusitis disappeared within 14 days. That could be another one of the causes ofchronic sinusitis.