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Adrenal Fatigue And Yeast Infection Connection

August 13, 2019

Greetings, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher. Thank you for tuning into my video today. Today I’d like to talk a little bit about
one of the main underlying reasons why many people never recover from a yeast infection,
particularly a chronic yeast infection, and that is adrenal fatigue. You may be able to
read some more information on adrenal fatigue in my book, Candida Crusher, or on our website You can also find a lot more information on There are many good
articles on this website, also my good friend, Dr. James Wilson, on Dr. Wilson’s site,
There’s plenty of good information on that site as well. So adrenal fatigue is a condition that’s absolutely
endemic. It’s very, very relevant to discuss adrenal fatigue when it comes to poor recovery
from a yeast infection. Many conventional doctors don’t even believe adrenal fatigue
exists. They prefer to treat all the manifestations of stress like headaches, period pain, low
libido and insomnia. There is a very long list. So when naturopathic physicians like
me come up with conditions to their patients and say, “Look, I think you’re suffering
from adrenal fatigue.” The doctors roll their eyes and laugh and say, “Oh, here
we go. Another condition that has all the symptoms involved, and if we treat this then
all will be well.” Well, I can tell you this much. I’ve treated
now almost 7,000 patients, particularly with Dr. Wilson’s protocol regarding adrenal fatigue,
and seen astounding results, very good recoveries from yeast infections. Even people who’ve
been sick for 10, 15, 20 years with a yeast infection, whether it be jock itch or a vaginal
yeast infection, chronic ongoing yeast infections of many different natures. For example, digestive
problems and skin problems. Many times practitioners will only treat these
conditions symptomatically. Even the very best naturopathic doctors will treat these
things by giving anti-fungal products to kill the Candida, but they don’t really adequately
address the patient’s lifestyle and their stress levels. I’ve always maintained that
recovery from any chronic condition is 80 percent lifestyle and diet related, 20 percent
supplement or medication related. So you need to spend over three quarters of your time
trying to understand the reasons why you got this condition, looking at the underlying
causes. I treat patients all day. I’ve done so now for 26 years. I treat many people on
Skype and on Face time. I get them here face-to-face in my clinic. I get them on the telephone.
And I can tell you one thing; many people have got one underlying problem that prevents
their recovery, one underlying problem. Have a think about that for a moment. You’ve heard me speak about the exciting cause
or often what will begin a yeast infection, and there are also the maintaining causes
or the reasons why these keep on going. The exciting cause can be something like an antibiotic;
they’re very common, many cases start with an antibiotic. It can also be a trauma. It
could be a root canal. It could be an operation. It could be a series of strong emotional events,
particularly punctuated by infections and antibiotics. The exciting cause can be one
or two smaller causes, but the maintaining causes are often something like adrenal fatigue.
The ongoing, continuing unremitting stress that patients suffer from their day-to-day
life will drag their immune system down, will continue a bacterial infection, will continue
a yeast infection, or make them more susceptible to parasite infections and small intestinal
bowel overgrowth. And what happens? They go to the doctor. They
get put on more medications. They don’t recover. They go to the naturopath or the chiropractor.
What do they get? They get more symptom treatment. So unless you’re really looking carefully
at your own particular case longitudinally, understanding these exciting and maintaining
causes, and particularly understanding the full effects of adrenal fatigue on your health,
you may just be treating symptoms for 20, 30 years or more, drifting from doctor to
doctor, looking for answers, only getting temporary symptomatic results. These are the
cases I deal with every day. So I’d like you to read more information on
adrenal fatigue and have a good think about it. Think about if you can relate to adrenal
fatigue, whether it is affecting you, and whether it is an impediment or an obstacle
to cure when it comes to your yeast infection. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video today. Thank
you for your attention.


  • Reply Insidious Crypt July 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    hi i know i have asked you questions before but i would love an answer so much! i dont have difficulty falling asleep at night i sleep all through the night! and wake up feeling ok! i don't have a loss of libido or crave salty food! bright lights don't bother me! i dont have low blood pressure and i can still go on a long walk! i do have fatigue a little bit ie after my walk i feel like my legs are buzzing and restless i have to eat every three hours or i feel weak kind of like hypoglycemia symptoms! i have darkish circles under my eyes! and i have been very stressed recently! i have all day long ectopic beats hospital said stress related! i done a test thats said i have dysbiosis and quiet an overgrowth of yeast! my naturopathic doctor said adrenal exhaustion yet i surly i would feel worse! yes i am tired but not that much its more of a restless sensation in the arms and legs with palpitations and stomach issues! please tell me do you think i have adrenal fatigue i did abuse red bull and coffee over three years ago!

  • Reply rickiesama September 20, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I was on Dr Wilson's formulas for months and stopped taking because I decided to treat my recurring yeast infection and this involves taking several kinds of supplements. Dr Wilson's formulas consists of 4 types of supplements so it is too hard to take them at the same time with all those anti candida supplements. What is your recommendation of treating both candida and adrenal fatigue at the same time?

  • Reply Antonio M June 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Hey Doctor, I have a few questions. Does candida cause adrenal fatigue? Do I treat candida or adrenal fatigue first? Does treating candida help combat adrenal fatigue? I ask this because it's driving me crazy. I can't lift weights anymore without feeling horrible for days and have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 20, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

  • Reply Sanad Rawashdeh August 13, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Here is another question
    I appreciate you are answering all my questions thank you very much
    I just started taking vitamin c and magnesium and vitamin b complex
    After trying many many things these things seems to be the only thing that helpings me actually I feel much better from inside in just one day !!!
    A question in my mind than on candida diet I can easily stop every thing but carbs I crave carbs more than sugar
    Also when I back with memory I don't remember taking anti abiotic
    But my health started to go down slowly when I started smoking
    Also I don't have any kind of skin problem with candida
    I mean why it's hard to stop carbs is it adrenal fatigue??
    I don't care at all stopping sugar and crapy food
    Why it should be like this??

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