Greetings, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher. Thanks for tuning into my video today.
Today, I’d like to talk a bit about treating the cause of a Candida yeast infection rather than just focusing on the symptoms.
I’ve just spent probably a good hour looking at many different YouTube clips on Candida yeast infections. Most all of them talk about treatment. How to eradicate Candida. How to clear up vaginal infections. How to get rid of jock itch. How to treat toenail problems. But what none of them look at is the cause of Candida.
Is the cause of Candida getting a fungal yeast infection? Yes, but the cause, folks, is susceptibility. You’ve got a yeast infection because you’re susceptible to a yeast infection. You don’t just walk around and a yeast infection drops into your lap from above somewhere. You get a yeast infection because you contract a yeast infection.
It’s the same as if you drink alcohol. If you drink alcohol and you drink a bit too much, you’re going to wake up with a hangover and a headache because you caused that hangover to occur due to excess alcohol.
It’s the same thing if you lie in the sun outside and you get sunburned. You can’t blame anyone. You’ve got to blame yourself because you’re the person that chose that.
Yeast infections don’t just happen, they occur because of a cause. In my book, I’ve written extensively about causation, about the many different types of causes. Most all yeast infection books I’ve looked at are very scant on causes. It’s all about treating the symptom and so-called cures and eradication in 12 hours. What a load of bologna. You can no longer cure up a yeast infection in 12 hours than you can pay off a mortgage in 12 days. It’s absolute rubbish, and I can’t buy that for one moment. And I think it’s giving people false hope.
Please don’t buy into these false statements on sales pages of “I can cure your yeast infection in one day or one week,” it’s a lot of rubbish. I don’t even like using the word “cure” because really to get rid of an infection depends on you. You need to do different things to get rid of it. You need to look at your diet and lifestyle. Eighty percent of recovery is lifestyle related. I mentioned this many times before, 80 percent.
One of the big causes of yeast infections which remains basically untreated is stress. Stress is one of the biggest causes, I believe, because it undermines your immune function. It causes your immunity to suffer because it helps to pull down levels, in particular, of cortisol. Cortisol is the main hormone secreted by the adrenal gland, which has an incredibly powerful effect on white blood cells.
As soon as a person has had stress for some time, whether it’s short term, high-grade stress or long term, chronic low-grade stress, their immune system is going to suffer. What happens is they become more susceptible. Their susceptibility increases and their resistance drops. And this is when you’re more prone toward a Candida yeast infection, and it’s fueled by sugars and alcohols and take-away food. We know all the dietary triggers for Candida, but one of the big ones I’d like to talk to you about in this video is looking at the silent causes, the underlying causes that are never spoken about, the stress.
In my book, I’ve written extensively on adrenal fatigue burnout, particularly adrenal issues undermining immunity allowing a person to be much more susceptible to yeast infections. I’ve treated thousands of patients with Candida and I can clearly and emphatically tell you that, in many cases, the patient had a lot of stress in their life; they had an ongoing problem with stress. They developed insomnia. They developed bowel and digestive issues. They developed energy problems. Many of them have thyroid and adrenal issues, and these often underpin a yeast infection and they’re never treated. They dealt with the separate or side issues.
I just had a Skype consultation with a patient in the US with an incredibly bad yeast infection. And when we spoke, we saw all these stresses coming up in her life, relationship problems and bankruptcy, and the list went on and on. I have consultations every day with patients and hear about the problems that are never addressed. If you want to get on top of the problem, you need to look at the underlying causes.
There are many other videos which are produced on YouTube regarding these causes. I’d like you to have a look at some of the other videos on cause and effect. I think you’re going to learn a lot of useful information.
I hope this video was of use to you today. Thank you for tuning in.