Here is what world’s leading expert Dr. James L. Wilson has to say about my book Candida Crusher.
Dr. Bakker’s book takes Candida treatment to the level it needs to be taken. It is a breakthrough book for this generation like Dr. William Crooks books were to the generation of the 1980s.
I was speaking with Dr. William Crook about a year before his death. He asked “Do you have a copy of my first book?” and I proudly said yes. He said, “Well, I think you should throw it away”. I said “Why, I love the first hundred pages”, to which he said, “Well the first hundred pages are okay but the rest of it is wrong, I just didn’t know as much when I wrote it as I do now.” The Yeast Connection is still a classic, and at the time it was first published (1986), it was a ground breaking book shining a light into one of the dark corners medicine, the unspoken epidemic of chronic intestinal and vaginal Candida infections from Candida albicans or similar fungi. We have created this scourge by combining the use and overuse of antibiotics, with our “modern” diet high in sugar and white flour, with excess consumption of fruits, sweet drinks, corn & products. The antibiotics, kills the competition for the food in the intestinal tract, allowing the Candida and other fungi species to multiply free of competition while being fed it’s ideal diet of sweet and processed foods. Once entrenched, it can live anywhere in the digestive system from mouth to anus, producing a myriad of physical, physiological and biochemical changes causing all sorts of havoc with its host. It’s happy; you’re sick; or at least not well, with signs and symptoms that often imitate other illnesses, cause other illnesses to gain footholds, sending you from doctor to doctor on a quest to kill the internal dragon. But unless you happen to come across a knowing physician like Dr. Bakker, your thirst for a cure may never be quenched.
Medicine’s answer, if the Candida is detected (unlikely), is to prescribe a single round of antifungal medication for up to two weeks. This only works in the lightest cases because the treatment is not long enough, deep enough or comprehensive enough. Meanwhile signs and symptoms may shift from mainly GI to kidney, immune weaknesses, mental symptoms like depression; leading you to different specialists who continue to not take a proper case history, ask the right questions, nor detect that the primary problem is not the brain, the kidney or the gut; it is the Candida whose by-products are now circulating throughout your entire system, making you feel lousy and even doing things like tricking your brain to crave the specific foods that will keep it strong and allow it to proliferate (sweets, popcorn, corn products, junk foods, sweetened drinks, peanuts).
There is a reason Candida is a problem. Not only have we created the perfect environment for it to live in by clearing out its competition with antibiotics, and feeding it its dream diet. The Candida species itself is a survivor. It is hardy, very adaptable and has engineered itself for survival. So try as we must, Candida species is in our gut to stay. Our job as patient and doctor is to drastically reduce its population and keep it in check by doing the right treatment to minimize its presence, eating the foods that fuel us and not the Candida, enhancing our immunity and creating an intestinal environment in which the Candida can only have limited power.
Candida overgrowth is not something to take lightly. That is why there is such a need for a book like this. Dr. Bakker’s book takes Candida treatment to the level it needs to be taken. It is a breakthrough book for this generation like Dr. William Crooks books were to the generation of the 1980s. This book is a quantum leap forward and allows the reader to successfully treat what can become a persistent health problem that continually pulls down your overall health. This is a book providing a comprehensive protocol to truly help regain your health and be free of the Candida scourge. This is a book you can rely on and use as a guide to get yourself back to health. If you are the patient, you can give a copy to a trusted doctor and say, “this is how I want to be treated”. If you are the health care provider, you can use this as a guide to help you establish a written protocol to successfully treat this commonly occurring health problem. If you are having to go it alone and treat yourself, you can use this book as a reliable guide to get yourself out of the woods and on your way to a “Candida-free” life. It’s not because the book contains a lot of information – although it does, that makes it so useful. It is because it is written from the perspective of a physician with a lot of years of experience and from a place of wisdom that can only be obtained through seeing thousands of patients, pouring over books after hours and a commitment to helping people recover their health, not just feel better.
In my many conversations with Dr. Bakker, I have come to know him as the real deal. A lot of doctors write books on health and disease. Few are written with the abundance of practical information combined with scientific understanding like this book. I believe it is destined to become a classic and invite you to read and follow its instruction because in my opinion, it is the best, most practical book addressing the Candida problem ever published. This is a book that has been needed for a long time, but needed someone like Dr. Bakker to write a book like this. Use this book as your guide and then contact him to thank him and provide your feedback. That is the true reward to an author who writes at this level.
– Dr. James L. Wilson, N.D., D.C., Ph.D. Author of Adrenal Fatigue, the 21st Century Syndrome
Dr. Wilson is acknowledged as an expert on alternative medicine, especially in the area of stress and adrenal function, and is a respected and sought after speaker in the medical and public communities in the United States and abroad. Dr. Wilson regularly speaks at some of the most prestigious medical conferences including: the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M); the American Academy for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Environmental Medicine (FAAFM), the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM).