How To Do Candida Diet On Busy Lifestyle & Schedule?

Hi there! Greetings! Eric Bakker. New Zealand naturopath. Thanks for checking out my video. I’ve got a very interesting question here from a lady called Cheryl in the United States. Cheryl is asking me a question: “Eric, how do I manage my Candida? I’ve got a crazy hectic work schedule. How on earth can I get better? The hours are hectic, and I can’t quit my job, so please give me some tips.” Okay Cheryl, that’s a very interesting question and it’s something that I’ve talked a lot about with the different clients that I’ve seen on Skype. We’ll talk about that now as if you’re one of my clients right now, okay?

So, I’ve written a list of a few things down here which we’re going to go over and this is how you’re going to manage a Candida problem, whether it’s a vaginal infection or a gut problem or a skin problem. This will work for you if you’ve got a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or leaky gut or food allergy or any type of chronic issue that’s been hanging around for a long time. It doesn’t really matter what kind of condition you’ve got. If you follow steps that I’m talking about now, you’re going to get better.

So, first thing I want you to do is try and assess whether you have Candida or not, okay? So, first thing you do is go and do our questionnaire at yeastinfection.org. Go and check that out. Yeastinfection.org. Do my online survey-my quiz and see what your score is. See what the probability is of you having a yeast infection. That’s probably a good starting point. If you’re still in doubt, maybe do some checks. A stool analysis is a good way to test for Candida, but there are other ways you can assess for a yeast infection as well.

Point two. You really want to have the desire to get well. There’s no point in going after recovery or wanting to feel well if it’s half-cocked. I was going to say half something else but it’s a rude word. I won’t say that. You’ve got to have a strong desire to really want to get well or it’s not going to happen for you. This is where many people fail. They’re going to take a bunch of pills. They’re going to see the doctor. They’re going to talk to their mother-in-law or they’re going to go to Facebook or YouTube. They’re going to try all these different things and they pay lip service to try and get into the wellness zone. They’re not really trying to get well. They’re not really trying their best. The saying goes whether you want to get a degree or whether you want to get a good job or a good relationship. You’ve really got to go for it and give it your best shot or it’s not going to happen. So I assume, Cheryl, that you really want to get rid of this problem. That’s going to help to motivate you and drive you into these other points that we’re talking about, okay?

Prioritize your time is point number three. You’re saying to me here you’ve got hectic hours and you can’t quit your job. Prioritizing your time is very important, so obviously you can’t quit your job, but then you’re not going to be working 24 hours a day. I don’t think you are. I don’t think anybody does that. In the downtime, you need to look at what things you can do to really build good health. It’s pretty difficult, though, if you’ve got shift work.

You haven’t mentioned to me if you’re working shifts or if you’re just working a nine-to-five. If you’re working a regular day job, then there’s every chance in the world that you’ve got a much better shot at getting well than if you work crazy shifts-rotating shifts. Some people work during the graveyard shift. They’re going to start late and they’re going to finish early and try and sleep during the day and it’s pretty hard to do that. If you’re working a really weird job with weird shifts and long hours or hours all over the place and you’re very sick, it may pay for you to get rid of that job. Your health is worth more than a paycheck. I’ll tell you that much. Prioritize your time. Do the important things in life. Getting lots of sleep, eating well, lots of relaxation. These are all things people take for granted in their quest to get well.

As I mentioned earlier, many people think they can just pop a bunch of pills from the drugstore or from eBay or whatever and they think they’re going to get well. Some people I see take 50 supplements plus. How crazy is that? That’s not going to help. Prioritize your time. Cut out all the extraneous crap from your life. All the time-wasting things that you’re doing. All the things that you’re doing now that are sucking up your time and putting you in this hectic schedule that you’re talking about.

I read a very interesting statistic just before on the internet that young people spend an average of 50 to 70 times per day, they go on their mobile phone. It’s not important to me, but with young people, it’s almost glued to their hand. They spend a lot of time checking social media feeds. Checking this and checking that. When I grew up, we never had any of these darn phones in our hands. We had time. So if you work out 50 to 70 times per day just looking at a mobile phone, that’s probably an hour gone just checking on stuff. It’s a waste of time. So cut out the time wasting. Stop the procrastinating. Stop doing things that are wasting and sucking up your time and not allowing you to build good health.

Another point. I think we’re on to four now. Get better quality sleep. I had a long discussion yesterday with patient through a Skype consultation who just doesn’t really get the point that sleep is one of the most important things you can do if you want to recover. You really need to get good sleep and quality sleep. Especially, if you’re hectic. I keep looking at this word “hectic” in your email. Hectic people need good sleep. That’s going to allow you to recover better. Try and keep regular hours. Try and get to bed around 9:30/10:00 P.M. Get up around 7. Make a habit, okay? So healthy habits are very, very important to cultivate.

And as I’ve said many times on these videos and I’ll say it again, people don’t decide on their future, they decide on their habits, and their habits will decide on the future for that person. So if you create crappy habits, you’ll get a crappy future. If you create very good habits and healthy habits, you’re going to get a healthy and happy future. It makes sense, doesn’t it?

Eat better. Better quality food. Hectic people with hectic schedules with crazy jobs will often grab food here and there and skip meals and eat at weird times. If you’ve got a job where you’ve only got five minutes for lunch and the boss forces you to keep working through your lunch break, you need to quit that job. You need to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and have regular meal sessions and sometimes even snacks in between if you’ve got a blood sugar problem.

Eating good food, getting good quality sleep, drinking water, breathing correctly, these are all basic tenants of naturopathy. Of good health. These are basic tenants that many people overlook. Today we live in age where we want to pop something and quickly get better. If you don’t get the basics right, it’s not going to work for you.

I hope that gives you a couple of points there on how to recover. Check out my book Candida Crusher, Cheryl, because it’s got lots of information in it, but it’s explained in much more detail. And check out my formulations CanXida because they’re meant to go with the program which I recommend for people. That program’s helped thousands of people now in over 70 different countries get well, and it’s working really well. So I hope that answers some of your questions.

I’ll just quickly recap on these points. Assess yourself, maybe blood tests or other tests to check out what you’ve got, get your goal clearly in sight, and shoot away and try and hit the goal. Have the desire to get well. Prioritize your time. Cut out the time wasting. Get better sleep, eat good quality food, and the last point is saying “no” to people. People put more demands on you, “sorry, can’t do that. Too busy. Got a crazy job, can’t fit that in to my schedule.” Don’t be afraid to say “no” to people because that’s part of the time wasting, too, is giving in to other peoples’ needs rather than looking after your own needs first.

So I hope those points make sense to you. Click on the link below if you haven’t got my report. I’ll catch up with you in the next video. Thank you very much.

Managing Candida Diet During Travel & Trips

Greetings! Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. I’m the author of Candida Crusher and the formulator of the CanXida range of products. I’ve got a question here from my Facebook page from a guy called Martin. Martin is in the UK. It’s England. Martin is saying, “Eric, how do I manage my Candida during travel? Basically, how do I manage my Candida diet when I’m traveling, and how do I do the diet, because I’m always on the move?”

Okay, Martin, that’s a good question. If you’re always on the move like me (well, I used always be on the move and do a lot of traveling with my company years ago), it’s exciting initially when you do it, but then you soon get sick and tired of all this travel and you realize that you’ve got to basically be a healthy person interested in health and maintain healthy habits when you travel. Professional travelers like yourself usually work out pretty quick the right kind of foods to eat when you travel.

You didn’t mention to me which countries you’re going to, so if you’re going to some country with poor hygiene standards and poor food standards-I had a consultation with a guy in South Korea yesterday, and he spent some time in China. When he came back, he had really bad tummy problems. We’re doing a stool test now because I’m quite sure he’s full of parasites. So, if you’re going to go to a country like India or China or Vietnam or Laos or one of those countries…Indonesia, you need to take extra care with personal hygiene and how you eat.

For example, if you’re going to eat from street vendors. When you go to the bathroom, things like that, you need to really be on your toes. It’s very easy to get sick because remember: travel involves stress. Even though you think it’s exciting, everybody who travels is under a good degree of stress. The body’s under stress because it’s under time stress. It’s under dehydration stress. You’re going to go through customs’ checks and airplanes and airports. All this involves travel, looking at time zones and checking plane tickets, trying to get onboard. It’s all a little bit of anxiety and stress involved. Your stress hormones are going to be elevated, unless you’re one of these super chill, cucumber kind of people all the time, which I don’t think you are. Most people have stress when they travel. So your biggest thing in my opinion to tackle when you’re traveling when it comes to the diet or Candida in general is stress.

I have traveled with Doctor Wilson, the adrenal fatigue expert from Arizona, and I always noticed how Doctor Wilson was so calm and relaxed when we traveled. He’d say, “Sit down. Take the weight off your feet. Put your bag down. Relax.” He was always drinking water, relaxing, chilling out. That’s something I have learned to do over time is not to get stressed out. Allow yourself plenty of time when you travel. Planes arrive late. They arrive early. All these kinds of things can happen. Things get delayed. Carry water with you. Make sure you drink lots and lots of good water. Two key things pop out is: Hand washing and water drinking. Those are two things I’m really big on.

Getting off planes, wash my hands. On the plane, wash my hands. You’re touching surfaces everywhere. Not drinking alcohol when you travel, drinking water. Really good quality water all the time. Because you get very, very dehydrated. Watch out for snack foods. It’s easy to buy chocolate bars or candy bars or… it’s easy to drink soda drinks or have ice creams or all these crappy foods that are on show when you go into airports or street vendors or things. These things all compromise your immunity. It may taste good, but they’re not good for you. Drink water, cut the crap out of the diet, quickly find places. We’re lucky today with mobile phones. We can do a quick Google search for a really good restaurant or a good place to eat, and you can eat very high quality food in most places you travel to regardless of where you go. That’s one advantage of having Google now is being able to locate places, for example, like really good places to eat.

When I grew up, there was nothing like that at all. You had to look at Lonely Planet guides and stuff like that. But now, you just push a few buttons on a phone, poof. It’s got your location; it shows you exactly where to eat. For example, I love really good-I love Japanese food, especially high quality fresh Japanese food. So when I travel around New Zealand and Australia a lot, I grab my iPhone and I type in “Best Japanese restaurants in Melbourne” for example. Then three or four would come up and I’d check some reviews and I went to a really good one for example in Melbourne and it was fantastic food. It’s was like really fresh sashimi and beautiful seaweed. The Google takes you straight to that place. Catch an Uber, get straight to the restaurant.

These are things we can do with technology. All the advantages. So, get lots of good sleep when you’re traveling. You get very tired when you travel. You must get plenty of sleep. It’s easy to go to a new city and get excited and want to walk all around the place or get in a taxi cab and go all around and it just adds to exhaustion. As soon as you’ve done your trip, you’re there and relaxed. You chill out for a while, and if you’re tired, go and sleep for a few hours. You’re going to just pick up your immune system. It’s going to stop you sliding into deeper stress. which is going to compromise your immune system even more.

Good food, lots of water, lots of relaxation. Plan your travels well. Have your paperwork done beforehand. Take the edge off stress by organizing yourself properly before you go. That’s a smart move. That’s how you’re going to manage your Candida really well. Some patients I speak to are so anal, they actually work out all the restaurants or all the places to shop or buy good food before they even go. They write it down on paper. They’ve got everything planned out. Planning is a smart thing because when you get there, you don’t have to worry about everything because you know exactly what you’re going to do. That’s how you’re going to manage your Candida is a bit of planning.

Stick with natural foods when you travel. Try not to eat a lot of processed foods. Spend the money on even better quality restaurants rather than the budget sort of places. I was very disappointed when I go to Los Angeles, for example. I find it hard to find good food in Los Angeles. Even when I order a healthy breakfast, they bring out this crap. Crappy food. I wouldn’t even feed my dog some of the stuff that I’ve been served up in so-called “health places.” But no matter where you go, the choice is yours. You can still manage to get good food.

Just to recap on a few things again. Organize your time properly. Work out where you want to go. Get your paperwork in order. Leave lots and lots of time for travel because always unforeseen things happen. Another good tip I learned from experienced travelers was inside your suitcase or rucksack or bag is having a list that’s been laminated with exactly all the things that you need, so that when you pack, everything’s there. You look at that list, “Everything’s there.” or “Oh, I forgot this or Oh, I forgot that.” Everything goes in the bag. You can find some of these lists on the internet if you look from very experienced travelers. You can take technology with you, but scope all that out properly. I mentioned that. You’re organizing your time. Eating good food, no matter where you go. Drinking plenty of water and getting lots of sleep. Basic stuff.

I hope that answers your question, Martin. So thanks for tuning in. Click on my link if you haven’t got my Candida report and subscribe. Thanks very much.

Is Multiple Candida Cleanse Okay?

Greetings! Eric Bakker. You should know me by now. I’m a naturopath from New Zealand. I’m the author of a book called Candida Crusher. Also the formulator of a range called CanXida. Thanks for checking out the video. Another question. Lots of questions. Can I do multiple Candida cleanses after the initial one? Let’s talk about this a little bit and explain a bit about what I’m talking about here.

Many people believe you need to do a whole series of flushes and clean outs. They may have 20 colonics. They may do lots of enemas at home. They may do lots of gall bladders flushes. They seem to be constantly detoxing. I know some people they’re always detoxing. Their whole life is one flipping detox. Everything is about cleansing. That’s not way it should be guys. It’s a little bit like your home or your car or anything else you care about. Your body you should care a lot about.

For example, with my kitchen, after the holiday break, I decided to give it a good cleanup and a repaint. What’s the very first thing you do when you’re to clean up. You get rid of all the crap! All the junk’s got to go. I had a good look around the kitchen and dining room and I got rid of lots of stuff. Stuff I don’t really use. I had a kitchen rack hanging up. Pulled it down. Got rid of it. I had pots and pans I wasn’t using. Got rid of them. Everything went either to charity shop or gave them away to other people. Declutter. Get rid of crap first.

In your diet, get rid of the crap. Get rid of the pizzas. Get rid of the soda drinks. Get rid of all the beer and the chocolates and all the yum yum bars and the fluffy bars. You get my point. Get rid of the obvious crap first. That’s the main thing that you want to do with a cleanse. Then when you’ve cleared the air, then you can start saying, “I want to keep this plate or this cup or that sauce pan.” Then you look at your diet, “I want to keep this in my diet.”

I spoke a lot about this in my book, The Big Cleanup. This a really clever approach. Clean up your life first. Clean up your diet. Get rid of stuff. Then you need to fine tune things a little bit more. If you do a cleanse properly, you don’t need to keep repeating them. Why would you want to clean the kitchen 15 times in a row? When I do a kitchen cleanse, I do one every several years. I wouldn’t do one like nine times in one year. Some people I speak to, as I mentioned before, are doing detoxes all the time. Their whole life is one continual detoxification regime. They seem to have this crazy idea that if they keep going on a detox, they’re health is going to improve. In fact, all it’s doing is creating more problems internally in their digestive system. It’s creating more stress for them and the people around them. Don’t have this stupid belief that continual cleansing leads to better health.

It does not do that. If you do it once, you do it right. Don’t be afraid to turf stuff out of your life that you don’t need. I’m talking about people maybe need to be thrown out of your life, relationships, jobs, occupations, boyfriends or girlfriends, clothing. Whatever you’ve got in your life, if you see it as some kind of a thing you’re not happy with or an obstacle, just get rid of it. It’s the same in your diet. It’s the same with your attitudes. If you’ve got an attitude, “Well, I like to sit on the couch and watch television and eat my yum yum bars. I don’t like to exercise much.” That’s an attitude that needs chucking out the window. It needs throwing out.

Sometimes people need attitude changes, too, to improve their health. Sometimes the smallest things that you do can lead to the biggest improvement in your health and often all it requires is a shift or a change in consciousness, a change in attitude. Multiple cleanses are not required. However, when it comes to a gall bladder flush, I would beg to differ there.

I’ve seen many patients that have had flush after flush after flush. If you’re an old person like me, late 50s, it’s advantageous maybe to do a more thorough or a deeper cleanse than if you’re a younger person, so in your late 20s. The older car needs a lot more work than a younger car.

I think I’ve shown you guys these photos before. This is Barbara. Flush one. Gall bladder flush. Look at those stones. Flush two. Look at that. Flush three. Flush four. Flush five. Not nice people if you’re having your breakfast right now and checking out your Facebook profile. As you can see here, Barbara is a woman in her 60s who’s had very successful cleanses. She was scheduled to get her gall bladder, now she’s about a dozen gall bladder flushes with very big advantages. She’s lost a lot of weight. Her health has improved. Her sleep has improved. She’s improved big time.

Don’t get me wrong. Let’s not get misunderstood here. There’s a big difference between a detox and a gall bladder flush. I see the gall bladder flush as something you do after you’ve done a proper cleanse and detox. There’s no point in doing a gall bladder flush in the middle of a lifestyle full of pizzas and soda drinks. I better do a gall bladder flush and then you back to that lifestyle again. This to me is the icing on the cake that Barbara did. Barbara did a three-week detox first, a proper detoxification we put her through. Changed her diet. Started to exercise more. Did yoga. Some exercise classes. We gently got her engaged in this kind of process. She felt better and better. We fine-tuned her diet more. Culminating in the gall bladder flush. As I mentioned to Barbara, “If you’ve done a successful flush, wait about a week or two and do another flush. If you keep passing out stones, do another flush, do another flush. Each time she did a flush, several days later, her health picked up to another level, and another level, and another level.”

In a detox, in general, we’re talking about coming off the crappy diet. Eating a better type of food. Engaging exercise. Maybe taking some liver, kidney cleansing herbal medicines or nutritional supplements to clean that up. That’s what I call a detox. Sometimes you will need to do one or two detoxes if you’re a very sick person or if you’ve allowed your body to accumulate lots of garbage. A stool test or a hair analysis maybe good starting points for you to determine your level of toxicity. You can also do a functional liver detox profile. We can do a urine test to determine if your liver is pretty well screwed up, if it needs a deep cleanse or if it’s not that bad. There are different ways to determine toxicity in the body. Sometimes if you’re an older person like me and you’ve never done a detox before, it would pay to do testing first or you can test anytime really. Have pre- and post. Multiple cleanses generally are not going to provide you a higher quality of health. I would really beg to differ there.

No doubt I’m going to get comments of people calling me a crazy idiot. That they’ve done 9,000 detoxes and on the 9,001 detox they felt better. Remember also, you’re going to really annoy the hell out of all the people around you if your whole life is one big detoxification regime where you can’t drink this water and you can’t eat that food. And every time you go out, you can’t eat this and you can’t eat that. You’re going to annoy the hell out of people. People don’t like this kind of crap all the time. It pays to really think about that, too. About your life. About other people’s lives and what you’re actually getting out of the detox. If you follow the Candid Crusher approach that I’ve outlines in my book and in the videos, you will not need to do multiple cleanses. Do it once. Do it right. That’s all I’ve got to say on that. Thanks for tuning in. Click on the link if you haven’t got my report. Thank you.