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5 Mistakes Naturopaths Make When Treating Candida

August 17, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Thanks for checking out my video today. Today we’re going to talk about five classic
mistakes that many naturopaths make when treating a person with a Candida problem. Notice how the title doesn’t say “doctors”. It says “naturopaths”. That’s because doctors don’t even recognize
a Candida problem, which is quite sad because there’s plenty of scientific literature validating
the work I’ve been doing now for a long, long time. Maybe one day. Let’s look at the five things. Not testing and making assumptions. My dad always used to say to me, “If you assume,
you make an ass out of you and me.” You’re assuming. Never make assumptions. If you’ve been sick for a long time, I highly
recommend comprehensive digestive stool analysis either through a Genova Diagnostics Lab or
Doctor’s Data Lab in Chicago, Illinois. Making assumption is a bad idea. I can absolutely say with 100 percent clarity
that over half the people I see who swear they’ve got Candida, in fact, they’ve got
no Candida at all. They may have a complete lack of beneficial
bacteria that couldn’t even be cultured in the stool test. They may have one or more parasites. They’re showing up in the parasitology screen. They may have multiple kinds of dysbiotic
flora, like Citrobacter freundii, like pseudomonas. There could be bad bacteria there in high
amounts. Very common for me to find people with a lack
of beneficial bacteria. Everything else in order, but they had no
growth of lactobacillus, bifida bacteria. If you can’t even culture beneficial bacteria
in a stool test, you’ve got a big problem on your hands. Many people in this realm often have fatigue,
anxiety, depression and they feel very bad. They’ve got sugar cravings. They feel really, really poorly in many ways
and they swear they’ve got Candida until they do the stool test. It’s a very smart idea to do a comprehensive
stool test if you’ve been sick for a while and you want to get to the bottom of your
problem. Anybody who throws a bunch of supplements
at you and then it doesn’t work and then you go to another practitioner and they do the
same thing, you need to start thinking about testing. It’s a very clever idea. Number two. Diet focused and not wellness centered. Too many naturopaths focus on diet, diet,
diet. I put this to lack of clinical experience
mainly. Coming up next year will be my 32nd year of
practice. Not many naturopaths make it to 30 years let
alone 20 years. A lot of them that I qualified with have long
quit their job and they’re doing other kinds of work. When you’ve seen the number of patients I
have over the years and completed 4,000 or more stool tests, you start to understand
a lot of patterns with people. You start to understand that it’s a lot more
than just diet that people need to get better. Many people need to address their lifestyle,
which I’ll talk a bit later on in point number five. There will be an obstacle. There will be something there that’s not quite
right and that needs changing. One thing you’ll read time and again in my
book, I wrote Einstein’s quote: “The definition of insanity, doing the same stuff all the
time and expecting a different outcome.” You may be eating the best food under the
sun and you’re still not getting better? What are you going to do? Eat better food? Change the kind of food you’re eating? You think that’s going to make any difference? You’re missing the point. Something else needs changing. You may need to see a practitioner who addresses
an obstacle you’re currently not looking at. Maybe you’ve got a pair of these on that need
changing. You need to look through different types of
glasses if you get my point. Number three. One trick ponies. One trick ponies, by that I mean, your practitioner
may just say, “I’m a Candida expert.” But every time a person comes to that practitioner,
everything will be assumed to be Candida without even testing. “What? You’ve got an itchy scalp? Must be a yeast infection.” Think about it. You’re tired. Must be a yeast infection. If everything is a nail to them with Candida,
then the only solution is going to be the hammer for that nail. You may need to go to someone with a lot more
clinical experience who doesn’t just see everything as a Candida problem. Number four. Poor choice of supplementation. Many people take the wrong kind of supplements. They take too many things or they don’t take
supplements that are appropriate to their needs. When I designed the CanXida formulas, they
were designed on thousands of stool tests on tens of thousands of patients and hundreds
of thousands of clinical hours of practice. I started to see the need for a product that
had a very broad spectrum action on parasites, bad bacteria, and on multiple species of yeasts. That’s where the CanXida got designed from,
from that particular profile. Many people who come to me take maybe oregano. They may take a bit of grapefruit seed extract. They may take something with undecylenic acid
in it. But the problem is, they’re not taking all
of those together in a formula that’s carefully balanced. When you take something that’s broad spectrum,
it’s going to have a much, much better effect. Particularly, when you take that in conjunction
with what I said with point two, becoming more wellness centered and not just diet focused. The very best supplements are only going to
work with the very best protocol that you apply specifically for your particular needs. Not for the practitioner pigeonholing you
into their own little piece of paper. Many practitioners will just give you a diet
sheet and say, “Here, follow this. These are the pills.” But they won’t drill things down. Number five. That’s what leads us onto this. Failure to uncover and work with the person’s
particular obstacle to cure. Many people have got what we call an “obstacle
to cure.” They’ll have a particular issue that’s preventing
them from getting the progress that they’re looking for. It’ll be a stumbling block and it’s right
in their path. It could very obvious to the practitioner,
but maybe it’s overlooked in favor of a diet and a bunch of pills. That obstacle could be often some type of
stress in a person’s life. It’ll be a weakness that the body exploits. I’ve got a nice quotation from a person that
I wrote in my Candida book: “Strength is not born from strength. Strength is born from weakness.” Be glad of your weaknesses because they’re
the beginning of your strength. Be glad that you’ve got something that makes
you weak, that the body’s exploiting. Because once you uncover that weakness and
make it strong, you’ll become a very strong person. The illness is there for a reason. It’s there, I believe, as a teacher to show
us different ways of living. And if we’re a good pupil and we understand
what we’ve been taught and we implement that, we can become very powerful and strong people. You get my point? I think I’ll leave you guys with that. Again, this video was not meant to bash or
to ridicule naturopaths at all. It’s just meant to show that when you get
a certain level of experience and you start treating people and you look at cases differently,
you’re going to get a lot different outcome than just giving people a bunch of pills and
a diet sheet. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Kale Mussel October 21, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I will send this to my naturopath

  • Reply A Brave Bird Saved October 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Hi, I don't know if you have covered any of these things before but I would like to know what your take is on using things like Borax, Diatomaceous Earth or Black seed/Nigella Sativa as supplements to help with candida ? thanks much

  • Reply Maz .Morris October 21, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I can't get your treatment over the UK,I wish I could,it is spreading really bad,my feet also are starting to go trench foot,so flaming sore,I changed my diet,got good suplements,had colloidal silver,origano, coconut oil,water, bicarbonate of soda, horse tail tea, nettle tea, almond oil to help relieve this pain,it gets me angry so much pain,my neighbours are a nightmare and every time I try and move something happens.

  • Reply Szilágyi Nikolett Katalin October 22, 2017 at 1:35 am

    I just don't get it…my stool test came back negative for candida, but my organic acid test (d-arabinitol) is way above normal. I can have candida with normal stool test?

  • Reply generousg83 October 22, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Thanks so much Eric for all of your work and advice. I’ve been using your canxida products with great success. I am very thankful to have found your channel and website.

  • Reply WittyNatty October 22, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Hi is it ok to use oregano oil 3 drops long term till my flaky skin disappears ?

  • Reply David Cairns October 22, 2017 at 5:40 am

    What do you suggest if someone might have a good/bad bacteria issue but is unable to do testing (I live in China, and am housebound, so getting to a doc/npath or sending out stools samples is a no go). The only way is DIY using something like your remove/restore products.

  • Reply shane agnew October 22, 2017 at 7:32 am

    can cadida cause a white tounge?

  • Reply Sian Megginson October 22, 2017 at 8:24 am

    fantastic advice

  • Reply Alonso del Río G. October 23, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Hi Mr Bakker. I live in Peru and I haven't been able to find a naturopath I can trust. Would you say there is a high probability of me having both candida and leaky gut by the fact that I get a very strong itch in my genitals about 10 minutes after I eat sugar or white flour? (Plus many other symptoms). I just ordered your Canxida products and now I'm doubting wether what I gave for granted is actually my situation (I totally relate to SIBO too). Thanx for all your videos.

  • Reply Leah Smo December 11, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Dr. Bakker,

    I've bought your book and all your supplements and have been on them for nearing two weeks. Most of my symptoms have disappeared! (I've finally gotten off of a lifelong allergy med!! :)) My tongue isn't white and my stool doesn't have candida in it anymore. However, I still have inflamed mouth corners. Should I continue the MEVY until they disappear? I wake up and they're mild but they get worse throughout the day. I'm vegan so I eat oils, nuts, salt, and the vegetables you recommend. Please advise!

    Thanks so much,

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 8:24 pm

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  • Reply Josh Bonner November 26, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Doctors do recognise candida, my doctor has treated me for candida!

  • Reply Kimberly Deering March 22, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    That sad thing is that so many of us can’t afford the tests your talking about so we’re all left in the dark.

  • Reply Garth Andrews April 4, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Hey Doc I recently had a stool test showing high dorea, and Escheris Coli and Low lactobacilus planatarram Bifidobacteriaum , Bifidobacterium longum and animalus and positive for Candida albicans I have had like a mild left sided abdominal pain gas most of the time infrequent bowels feel like I force them out sometimes no fecal matter when wiping, brain fog, and fatigue I have been rotating herbs oregano oil , Pau D’arco, golden seal, Gse, coconut oil, Acv, my dietician suggested Inluin probiotic a digestive enzyme and avoiding dairy and bread eating organic when I can I have cut out alcohol indefinitely and eat mostly meats vegetables and some fruits oranges apples strawberries and berries cut back on bananas rice and potatoes and avoid gluten as much I was thinking of adding sauerkraut and kombucha to my diet but I feel very limited with my diet any suggestions based on those results

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