Severe Candida Case Study

Greetings! Eric Bakker, New Zealand naturopath. A country with earthquakes. Yes, we get earthquakes here quite a lot. Thanks for checking out this video. I’ve got a very interesting case I’m going to present today. I’m going to keep the guy’s name private, but I’ve got all his blood test reports here for five years. This is a bonafide case. I’ve known this guy now for some time. He’s a really cool guy. He’s 64 years of age. He went through a really bad patch a few years ago where one of his kids took their life. It was pretty sad. It was devastating, in fact.

I’m not going to go into the circumstances because there was a lot more to it. In fact, three people passed away in this particular incident. This gentleman went through an amazing amount of stress. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone as broken up and as cut up as this guy ever in my 30 years of practice. I can just feel myself choking up with grief just talking to this guy. That’s how bad it was.

He came back to see me about the first of December. I’ll call him Greg. Greg came back the first of December and he said, “Eric, I’ve been really tired and sick now for about three years. In fact, so tired I can’t even lift up spanners and stuff anymore. My arms are so sore. I’m so tired. I’m getting weird sensations. I’m getting weakness of the limbs. My tongue feels weird. It’s like burning and shaking. I feel really low in my life, really depressed, so tired. I’ve got so much fatigue. I just can’t get my head off the pillow. I’ve got no motivation at all. I feel like crap! I’ve got a sore tummy, sore gut. I’ve got back pain. I’ve got muscle pain.”

And he said, “Some days I don’t want to get out of bed and sometimes I don’t think it’s worth living anymore.” I don’t like hearing people talk like that. He’s a really nice guy. So I said, “Greg, let’s run some checks on you. Let’s do some blood tests.” “Forget it. I’ve had a lot done. I’ve been to three or four doctors. A waste of time. I’ve been to neurologists. I’ve been to psychiatrists. I’ve been to medical doctors. I’ve been to chiropractors. I’ve been to every damn doctor. I’m sick of doctors. I came to you because I know you and I just want to see if you can help me out.”

I checked him out and I said, “I think you might have a problem with Vitamin B-12. Has it been tested?” He said, “I don’t know, but they ran hundreds of tests on me. They couldn’t find anything wrong with me, so I can’t see how another test is going to find stuff that they couldn’t find.” We went through his diet carefully and Greg said something very interesting.

He said, “I stopped eating meat about 10 years ago.” I said, “Why?” He said, “A naturopath told me it was poison. That eating meat would create cancer and you would die from eating meat. It was toxic to eat meat.” Anyway, I said, “Right. We’re doing the blood test. We’re going to check iron. We’re going to check B-12 and folate. We’re going to check kidney function. We’re going to check liver function. We’re going to see what the hell is wrong.”

I checked his blood pressure. It was through the floor. It was like 90/60 or something. It was like the heart was barely going. It was crazy. He woke up a really old man. He’s not that much older than me, but he looked like a really old guy. The tests blew me away. Vitamin B-12 with this guy is 151, which is really low. The baseline for B-12 is normally about 180 to 200, up to about 800. In Greg’s case, it was 151. Then I read out a whole list of signs and symptoms of B-12 deficiency and Greg had every single sign and symptom of B-12 deficiency.

B-12 is the most important vitamin for the nervous system. When you get a lack of B-12, it creates a lot of problems allowing the nerves to engage the muscles properly. It creates the nerves to go funny. It creates visual problems, heart problems, brain problems, muscle problems. A key note symptom of B-12 deficiency is a sore tongue, a swollen tongue. It can be peripheral neuropathy, which is tingling and numbness in the extremities and this is exactly what the guy had. What really blew me away was none of these darn doctors picked it up. Not even the top specialists picked it up, which shows you how crazy the medical system is. Nobody picked it up. A simple 1,000 microgram injection and 24 hours later he would have felt like he won the lotto. You guys got lotto in America? Lottery.

When I showed him these test results, he started to cry and he said, “Eric, this is like winning the lottery for me.” I said, “It is, mate, because when we get some B-12 shots into you, you’re going to feel amazing.” We got him to have B-12 injections, one per day, probably two a week for three to four weeks and the turnaround is going to be pretty impressive. Furthermore, we also found low iron. His iron is 11. For a guy, 11 micromoles per liter is like really low. A guy’s iron should be a lot higher than that. Usually about 15 to 20, maybe 25, and he’s 11. He hasn’t really got enough oxygen carrying capacity. The red blood cells can’t carry enough oxygen around, so he’s going to feel really tired. He’s got the exhaustion on top of the B-12 issues as well.

He’s a mechanic. I said, “Greg, you’ve got a car with a carburetor and you need to have a lot of air going to the carburetor to get the engine to run. What about if I put my hand over the air intake and I block half the carburetor off and I rev up the engine, what’s the motor going to do?” “It’s going to stall, mate. It’s not going to run properly. You’re choking the motor. You’re not giving it air. It can’t breathe. Combustion can’t take place with this motor.” I said, “Well, that’s what we’re doing with low iron. It’s the same thing. We’re choking the body’s ability to produce energy because we’re not giving enough oxygen for cellular respiration. The body can have as much glucose or sugar as it wants, but if it doesn’t have oxygen, it’s not going to combust. This is going to make you tired. It’s also going to build up a lot of deposits of waste in the body.”

It’s exactly what he’s got. He’s got creatinine so his kidney function is going up the creek now because he can’t produce energy properly. He can’t get rid of the waste because of the malfunctioning energy production. Now, his kidneys are playing up. None of these tests were done by the doctors. The kidney function is showing that he’s a really old man because these kidney results are what I see in someone who is very sick and elderly.

Am I going to work on the kidney? Yes, I am. We’re going to give him a kidney tonic just to engage the kidneys to allow more clearance of muscular waste. We’re going to give iron and we’re going to give B-12 injections. I can guarantee it. When that guy comes back, he’s going to feel like he’s won the lottery. This is what makes my job worthwhile is getting a hold of people that are sick and decrepit and have no answers from the medical system. Simple testing and we’re getting results we’re looking for.

If you’re not eating meat, if you’re tired, if you’ve got systems like depression, tingling, numbness, weird tongue sensations, very low motivation, really tired and weak all the time, especially if there’s any back pain involved or low iron, think about it carefully. You may well need to have this kind of a treatment as well. Thanks for tuning in. I appreciate it.

When To Bring Sugar Back on Candida Diet?

Greetings! Eric Bakker, New Zealand naturopath, author of Candida Crusher. Thanks for checking out the videos. Questions, I get them all the time. Imagine if you were in a job where people ask you questions all the time. Do you mind? I actually quite enjoy it. Particularly answering the questions through this channel to give people some good information. I like to cut the crap, as you know, and get straight to the point. No point fluffing around.

Eric, what’s the best way to reintroduce sugar or sugar substitutes after completing the Candida diet. This is a question I get asked all the time. Constantly. People love sugar. People go crazy about sugar. People eat over two times their body weight in sugar in a year. I’ve said this before in previous videos. At the turn of the century, around 1900, people were eating about a pound of sugar a year. Now, people eat 300 or 400 pounds of sugar a year. People eat huge amounts of sugar. Sugar is so cheap. You can buy bags of sugar so cheap. Sugar like salt once used to be very, very expensive, but now it’s become so cheap.

People love sugar. They really love sugar. They like sweet things. I can tell you now, once you enjoy bitter things in your diet, you’ll start to tone down the amount of sugar that you eat. Bitter is the opposite of sweet. Bitter improves digestion. Bitter repels parasites. Candida hates bitter stuff. Sweet, especially refined sugar, bacteria, yeast and parasite thrive on sugar. They thrive on that. You ruin your digestive health. I’m sure you can go to Google and type in sugar and bad effects on health and just see pages with thousands of different effects that sugar causes.

That’s an interesting question. Let’s look at that question carefully. The best way to reintroduce sugar or sugar substitutes after completing your diet. I would put it to you. How much do you like sugar? How important was sugar in your life? Were you eating lots of candy and chocolates and ice creams all the time? Maybe it’s time after the Candida Crusher approach for you to tone that kind of quantity of sugar down. Maybe you need to stop eating this kind of sugar. Sugar substitutes are not a bad idea.

Let me tell you what I did the other day. I made up a beautiful salad out of the garden. I got lots of stuff. Got all the kids home at the moment, so I made up this really nice salad. It’s called Tabouli. It’s a Greek salad. Lots and lots of parsley chopped fine. Lots of mint chopped fine. I put tomatoes. A could of scallions with spring onions all chopped fine.

Mixed together. I put a bit of cracked wheat or bulgur, the Greeks call it, or cracked wheat. You just boil this cracked wheat and squeeze the water out of it. Mixed through it. Then guess what I did? I got a whole of a small bunch of stevia because I grow lots of stevia plants. I cut these leaves up fine and I mixed it through. That salad was so sweet. It was amazingly sweet. It was a beautiful salad.

I want you to check out stevia. You can actually grow stevia as a little plant. It’s very smart for you to grow a couple of these in the garden or in a pot. I can guarantee it. When you grow this stuff, you want it all the time. You can grow big bushes out of it. It tastes fantastic. In fact, when you pull off a leaf and chew it, you swear you just had a teaspoon of sugar in your mouth. The good thing about stevia is it’s a prebiotic, so it actually helps to build beneficial bacteria. It contains many different flavones and blasticidins. Many different natural chemicals that have an effect on slowing down the release of sugar into the system. It doesn’t create problems in terms of spiking blood sugar. It doesn’t rot your teeth or cause dental caries. Bacteria don’t thrive in the presence of stevia. Fresh stevia plant is perfectly acceptable for a Candida person to have. Even if you’ve got Blastocystis or parasites. I’ve got no problem if you eat stevia. Clever to grow it. You can buy refined stevia powder, but you’re better off growing a plant of stevia.

The same thing holds for sugar cane. If you live in a warm country and you can actually crush sugar cane juice, it’s actually a very healthy drink to have. It does contain a lot more sucrose than stevia so you need to be careful with full blown yeast infections, but most healthy people can tolerate reasonably large amounts of sugar cane juice over time. I’ve been speaking to people in Brazil, the Philippines and other countries who drink lots of sugar cane juice. They’re skinny people with perfect gums and teeth. They’ve got no diabetes. It’s a fantastic health food.

Guys, there are many different types of natural sugars that you can eat that are perfectly acceptable to have. But when buy stuff that a guy’s made in a white coat in a factory, it’s usually crap. When you’re going to reintroduce sugar into your diet, do what I do. Don’t buy sugar anymore. You don’t need raw sugar. You don’t need white sugar. I’m a beekeeper, so I keep lots of beehives. I’m quite lucky in that I can just break a piece of honeycomb out whenever I want and have some nice fresh natural honey. Honey is a fantastic food when you haven’t got a major yeast infection. If you’ve got a bad yeast infection, it’s not great to eat that. I don’t find honey a really bad problem if you’ve got a parasite problem. Especially the Manuka honey. Our beautiful Manuka New Zealand honey, which is very healthy and also with a high hydrogen peroxide value it’s very antibacterial and anti-parasitic I found out.

When you come to reintroduce sugars into the diet, stevia, xylitol, Manuka honey, sugar cane juice. Don’t buy sugar anymore. Don’t buy bags of sugar. Don’t add sugar into baking or cooking or stuff like that. Stevia fresh is the best, but stevia powder is perfectly acceptable. The other one I’d like you to look at is called xylitol. Xylitol actually inhibit streptococci bacteria in the mouth, so it stops dental plaque from forming. It’s endorsed by the British dental association. It’s a very healthy kind of a sugar made from different plants like vegetables and fruits. Xylitol or stevia. I think stevia probably has the edge over xylitol.

If you’re going to buy candy when you recover, make sure that the candy contains stevia, not refined sugar. Look for stuff like evaporated cane juice. All these crappy stupid fancy names that we use for sugars on foods. There are many different names. If you’re unsure, go to Google. Type that word in and you’ll find it’s probably a sugar.

Here’s what I also put to you. If you’ve been eating quite a lot of a particular kind of snack food high in sugar and then you did the Candida diet, that’s the kind of sugar you need to put in last. Remember. Always maintain the foods with the highest desires from you, the food that you want to eat all the time, is the last food you reintroduce. Not the first one you put back in. Because if you do that then by the time you put the last one back in, the first one you put back in, you’ve ramped up the consumption of it and then you could start getting problems again.

Here’s another tip. All the foods that you’ve taken out that contain sugar in them, write them all down on a list. A whole page of different foods that may have contained sugar. Then put a line behind it and then score each food one, two, three.

Three, high desire; two, moderate desire; one, low desire. One’s you put back in first. The two’s second. The third you put back in last. That’s going to allow your digestive system time to grow beneficial bacteria back again rather than assaulting it with sugars, which could bring yeasts, fungi, and bacteria back again. Use an intelligent approach. Best off to avoid sugar as much as you can. When you’re healthy like me, go for the natural sugars. You’d be surprise how much honey I eat.

You’d be surprised how much stevia I eat. I’ve got no digestive or bowel issues whatsoever. My Candida was so bad years ago that now I can eat plenty of honey, no problem. Minimal gas. Nice flat tummy. No pain anywhere. Lots of energy. All these foods can come back into your diet when you recover. Candy and things like that it’s just not something I’m interested in. Ice cream. I like coconut ice cream. I wouldn’t eat dairy ice cream.

There you have it. That’s how you’re going to reintroduce sugar or sugar substitutes after the Candida Crusher diet. I hope that gives you some useful information. Click on the link below if you haven’t got my report and please subscribe. Thanks for tuning in.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Candida Connection

Greetings! Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the CanXida range of products. Thanks for coming back. We’re talking about autoimmunity. We’re going to talk about rheumatoid arthritis as being one of our first topics of autoimmune. I’ve been treating RA patients for as long as I can remember, probably close to 30 years. There’s osteoarthritis, the wear and tear arthritis, and there’s rheumatoid arthritis, the autoimmune arthritis. A big difference between them both.

Osteoarthritis can affect males and females. Rheumatoid arthritis predominantly affects females. I’d say 90 percent. This is a condition that often runs in families. There is a strong genetic component to it and there’s usually a trigger. One or multiple triggers. I’m just trying to remember now what the particular marker is. I think it’s a HLA DR 1 to 4 is a genetic marker. There are different kinds of markers or genetic predispositions we find in particular disease and this is a HLA one.

The medical treatment is primarily aimed at reducing the inflammatory markers. Drugs often given can be older type drugs or newer type drugs that they use now. Some drugs they use now are aimed at blocking an inflammatory marker made by the white blood cells called tumor necrosis factor. The TNF alpha blockers are often used now with great effect. But the problem is, the side effects include cancer and diseases like that or opportunistic infections. Many times I’ve seen people on TNF blockers that end up with bad Candida infections. Candida is actually an opportunistic infection that’s actually linked with rheumatoid.

Proteus mirabilis is a bacterium that many times I’ve found in stool test results underpinning RA. RA being rheumatoid arthritis, but it’s also linked with Lyme’s disease and Yersinia and clostridium and strep and staph and Candida Albicans and many different types of opportunistic bugs can be there in the gut. Get in their leaky gut. When the person has got the particular gene susceptibility, bang! It’s almost like trying to catch a fish. That pathogen causes the inflammatory response and the genetic predisposition is there and bang! Off it goes. They set up this inflammatory cascade. And it will start affecting the small joints of the body causing all this immune dysfunction that they have. All the patient’s interested in doing is switching off that pain, that awful inflammatory pain.

Many times I’ve seen rheumatoid arthritis, I’ve tried to look for the hidden infection. And in many cases, found it in terms of Candida or something like Lyme disease or there will be some kind of marker there that we can actually find. Then we try to reduce that population. We try to shut the door for leaky gut. We try to get rid of the fungal problem. We try to change the diet. We try to modify the patient’s lifestyle. We try to improve their adrenal function because this is going to give the patient the ability to reduce their own inflammation by default naturally.

Many people with RA get very stressed. They get stressed because they’re in a lot of pain. They take a lot of medications. These can be drugs like methotrexate, which is like a chemo therapy drug. There is a malarial kind of a drug that they take there as well, Plaquenil is a drug used to treat malaria of all things. It can really mess up the eyes of the patient and the liver and other organs. This drug was often used for RA, but the patient gets dizzy. They get sick. They get weak. They feel like vomiting half the time. These drugs are given by the rheumatologist to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In the end, the side effects are so severe that nobody stays on Plaquenil or methotrexate. They get off these drugs. Then they move onto the DMAR drugs, or the disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. These can involve things like the TNF alpha blockers or many other drugs that are being developed right now.

What the hell do you do if you’ve got rheumatoid arthritis? Have I got the solution? I don’t know if I’ve got a solution at all. I never use the “C” word, the “cure” word, but what I can tell you is I can help people with rheumatoid arthritis significantly by helping first them to understand they need to reduce the need for taking drugs on a long term basis. Short term medications, I think, are quite effective, but long term it’s a no brainer. You can’t stay on powerful drugs long term any more than you can stay on an American Express card at a 25 percent interest rate for too long. It’s going to fry you up. You can’t do it. Unless you’re Donald Trump. I always bring Donald Trump into these discussions.

You know what I mean. You need to think carefully the more powerful the medication, i.e., high interest rate, the less likely you can really remain on this kind of treatment. It’s really a balance between pain relief and side effects. I’m not against drugs. I’m against drugs that create serious sickness and side effects in their own right. Fish oils, anti-inflammatory by nature, Omega 3, start at one gram, move up to three grams per day. Turmeric extract has proven to have very good inflammatory reaction. In fact, it works on TNF, so it is an anti-TNF in its own right. I think it’s called the BCM 95, turmeric extract. So you can get good high turmeric extracts today that have a very good anti-inflammatory effect.

Here’s a tip for you. One teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mix it with a bit of coconut oil on a Monday. On the Tuesday, one teaspoon of ginger powder mixed in a little bit of coconut oil. On the Wednesday, go back to the Turmeric. On the Thursday go back to the ginger, so alternate turmeric and ginger every 24 to 48 hours and watch what happens in two to three weeks. You could get a bit farty or bloaty for a week or two, back off the dosages, but you’ll find that, in time, that particular protocol alongside fish oil is going to give you a good anti-inflammatory effect. But don’t tell too many people because it might mean a drop in sales. I think TNF blockers in 2009 alone was something like $22 billion worldwide. God knows what it is now. It could be up around the trillions of dollars.

There’s no money in turmeric. There’s no money in ginger for companies. There’s a lot of money in peddling drugs that have powerful effects. Think about that. Think about what we spoke about. Reducing your need for these powerful drugs.

Understanding the connection between the adrenals and a good cortisol response and producing the body’s own ability to reduce inflammation. Shutting the door on leaky gut. Identifying Candida or SIBO or underlying gut issues and cleansing them. Check out the CanXida products I’ve made because they have a nice effect on cleaning up Candida and many different types of imbalance staph and strep in the gut. Parasites. It’s going to help to clean that gut right up. A clean gut is a very good start in your quest in helping to reduce the need for strong medication. Changing the way you eat. Changing your lifestyle. I’ve done many videos on this topic. So if you’re new to the channel, please check out some of my videos on stress, adrenal fatigue, leaky gut. There are hundreds of videos on this.

If you’re got RA and you’re watching this right now, I want you to know that you can make a big difference in the amount of pain you experience over time, but the sooner you get onto it the better. There’s no point in trying to work on rheumatoid arthritis when you’ve got crippling gnarly fingers and you can’t even undo a lid off the jam jar. You shouldn’t be eating jam anyway. What am I saying! Undo the lid off a yogurt jar. If you’ve got a huge amount of disfiguration already in the joints, it’s probably going to be too late for you. But if you’re just starting out and you’re a young lady watching this video, I hope I’ve been an inspiration to you to let you know that you can make a big difference with rheumatoid if you get onto it early enough. I hope that gives you a bit of an insight. I’ve helped a lot of people with RA and I’ve seen many people get benefit when they’ve got onto it sooner rather than later. That’s it for this video. Thanks for tuning in. Click on the link below if you haven’t got my free Candida report. Otherwise, I’ll see you in the next video. Thank you.