Can I instantly get relief from candida symptoms?

Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher. Here’s a question I get asked from time to time.

Is there an instant Candida relief solution or program, Eric? What can I do to cure my Candida right now?

Well, let me give you a couple of pointers in this regard. If you’ve had a chronic yeast infection for many, many years, you’re not going to get rid of it instantly; I can tell you that right now. So let’s just dispel that myth right this minute. There’s no instant cure for a chronic yeast infection, regardless of whether it’s a vaginal infection, toenail fungus, jock itch, mouth, wherever you’ve got it. If you’ve had it for years and years and it’s chronic or recurrently chronic, you’re probably going to have it for some time and we’ll work on slowly getting rid of this thing permanently, but it will take time.

If you really believe in “instant” anything, you know, this is exactly what people would like you to believe. Absolutely; there are many of these crazy schemes on the internet right now. Whether it’s “Let’s get rich really quick”, “Let’s get rid of a disease really quick”, “Let’s get rid of your mortgage in one week”, “Let’s get you a new wife or new husband in one week”, whatever; any “instantly” is a lot of bologna. And if you fall for that, then all I can say to you is “a fool and his money are easily parted”. There’s no such thing as instant, quick relief cures for any chronic illness.

However, if you’ve got an acute yeast infection; if you have a vaginal infection not really previously or you maybe get it say once per year, and you’re looking for relief from a problem like this, then there is a solution. If you’ve got a tiny bit of toenail fungus, it’s not chronic by any means, but you want to get relief, then there is a solution. So you can get relief from acute conditions and you can get partial relief from a chronic condition, but you can’t get a cure. So let’s get rid of that whole idea immediately. Anyone who tells you you can get rid of something, you really want to pass those people by, okay?

Instant relief I talk a lot about in my book, Candida Crusher. In Chapter 4, I give you lots of different solutions; whether you’ve got a vaginal yeast infection or toenail fungus or jock itch or your child’s got diaper rash or you have a child with a digestive problem related to yeast, there’s generally some type of relief we can give you in the short term. But generally the problem will be recurring soon as you stop that acute kind of treatment.

So I would like to put it to you, it’s best that you work on this problem over a period of time anywhere from three to six months and maybe longer and work maybe on some acute relief. But then also realizing in the back of your mind that it’s not going to be cured or permanently resolved until you address the causative factors. And those are the important things I talk a lot about in my book.

So what kind of instant relief things can we recommend if we’re just looking at short-term treatment? Well, again, for vaginal infections there are all sorts of different types of approaches you can use. There are at least seven different approaches I outline in the fifth chapter of my book. On chronic yeast infections, I offer you a lot of acute solutions in there. And in Chapter 4, which I call the Quick Start Guide, I give you lots of quick solutions and things that you can do.

So now you’re thinking, well, come on tell me these things. I want to know. I don’t want to buy this book; I want to know them. Well, I spent three years researching and writing this book, and I can’t just tell you all these things instantly because the book is 700 pages; there’s a huge amount of information. But there are certain things you can do to help you in the short term.

Douching is one thing you can do for vaginal infections. You can try different types of treatments. There is a three-stage approach I use for chronic and usually a two-stage approach I use for acute. You can find some of those solutions on If you have a bit of a search around that site, you’ll find them. Tea Tree Oil water soluble; tea tree oil is one of my favorite products to use on the feet. There are many different types of cleansing approaches you can use short term. Garlic is used. Colloidal silver can be used by some people. There are various different types of suppository approaches that can be used for females. And for males, again different types of approaches for jock itch.

So have a good look at, and I’ll certainly offer you some acute solutions there. So I hope that answers your question. Thank you.