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Apple Cider Vinegar For Yeast Infection: Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For Candida?

August 16, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New
Zealand, author of Candida Crusher, formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.
Thanks for checking out my video. A question I get asked from time to time is “Eric, is
apple cider vinegar any good for people with yeast infections?” It is. It is very good.
But listen up; it’s very important for you to get the right kind of apple cider vinegar.
Braggs makes quite a good apple cider vinegar. It’s a raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar.
We have a really nice one here in New Zealand and the brand is called Coral Tree, and it’s
actually made from apples fermented in oak barrels from bio-dynamically grown apples.
Organics are here. Biodynamics are just a little bit higher than organic, so they’re
very, very high quality products when you buy the Demeter certified, which is a funny
little sort of peanut shape character. The Demeter, I think they call it, certification
for biodynamic is an extremely high standard. If you can get a bio-dynamically certified,
beautiful quality apple cider vinegar, which is naturally fermented in a wooden barrel,
you’ve got a really good product. This is a fermented food or otherwise known
as cultured. These foods like the cider vinegar are okay for a Candida yeast infection internally
and externally. Keep away from commercialized, mass produced apple cider vinegars in supermarkets
in plastic bottles. They’re junk. Just keep away from that sort of crap. It’s the same
with olives and pickles and crap like that from supermarkets that’s been commercially
fermented in lye or just in cheap sort of waters with chemicals added. I hate olives
like that. I prefer to buy olives from those big buckets at the Greek or Italian shops
“the way that mama used to make it” a long time ago. When you’re looking at foods that
have been preserved according to techniques that have been going on for hundreds and hundreds
of years, you’re usually getting a better quality product than something that comes
from a factory using a lot of white sugar, which is usually a junk product.
Vinegar has had a bad rap for a long time with Candida, but a good quality fermented
apple cider vinegar, there’s nothing wrong with it at all. It’s great to use as a vaginal
douche. Guys can use it for a jock itch rinse. You can soak your feet in apple cider vinegar.
You can wash different parts of your body if you’ve got fungal infections. You can use
it on psoriasis. You can use it on your scalp, flaky scalp, dandruff. You can soak your toenails
in straight apple cider vinegar. So there are many applications.
It’s also really good for your stomach. It can create some burning sensations if you
take it too strong, so you might need to dilute it down. I’ve also had a patient a while ago
with a very itchy rectal area, he got incredible relief by using enemas with cider vinegar
and water. He said the itch went away within a week. It disappeared. So for itching hemorrhoids
it can be used. It can be used for many different applications.
Yes, apple cider vinegar is good to take internally also. Small amounts. You might want to put
one or two teaspoons of a good quality, organically fermented and made apple cider vinegar in
a glass of water. You can have small sips of that with certain types of foods like high
protein to help you digest protein better. Don’t be afraid of having a good quality apple
cider vinegar like Braggs regularly if you’ve got Candida. Don’t go too crazy on the dose
to start with. Go very slow and see how you go.
I hope that answers your questions. Thanks for the question.


  • Reply Michael Jones November 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    For the enema, how much would you say to use in say a 2 litre enema?

  • Reply Lili Gutti April 2, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Hi Eric i heard that distilled vinegar is better to take if you have candia is this true ? because its not fermented whid apples

  • Reply Wcg WV April 20, 2016 at 1:26 am

    When using ACV topically on a yeast rash, should I dilute it? How many times per day should I apply it? For how long?
    Also, is sitting in the sun daily for 5-10 minutes good or bad for skin yeast in the armpits? I am finding conflicting info about it.

  • Reply darksid33 May 15, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Apple Cider Vinegar helped me after antibiotics when I use to get heartburn and reflux. Doctors told me to take antibiotics but never the side effects of how it messes up your digestion. In fact they even tried to prescribe me antiacid which i took at first smh, but i know better now. I stumbled upon it on the internet and it helped me right away. I drink a tablespoon in a small cup of water before meals and continue to do so today.

  • Reply Mo'Sha Carter June 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Hi, I have a quick question on something you mentioned briefly, there is a lot of talk on if it is okay to douche or not to douche, seeing as douching can cause good bacteria to die and leave you defenceless, that's what 'they' say. Since douching with 1 tbls of Bragg's ACV and water is okay, how often is safe?

  • Reply EgyptianLoveGoddess June 16, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Thanks for the information, great video.

  • Reply Janani baral June 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Eric, Namaste, me from Nepal.i have rashes fungus in my inside thigh and back sides ,i used so many medicated cream its cure but return after some days again !its looks dry like burning.please suggest me what should i do? how do we can made apple cider Vinegar? will you please suggest me?

  • Reply Moaz Tariq July 6, 2016 at 6:48 am

    hi Eric! I have sever acid reflux issue n m taking Nexium on daily basis, I filled out the Candida symptoms checker and found that I had it. I have IBS that leads to severe anxiety, my throat feels swollen, inflamed sinusitis (usually when I eat), swollen abdomen, extreme brain fog. I did the spit test that indicated thread. what should I do? should I go for a complete canxida course? what diet should I keep.

  • Reply Ladie General July 14, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Hi sir, What are some of the best ways to insert ACV & how much of it to use inside of the vagina for Candida Yeast . Cottage cheese like Yeast …

  • Reply dawid klang August 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Hi again Eric, after i have shaved and showerd i got the tingeling feeling in my face, i shower with tea tree shampoo and use it on all body, is it a reaction of candida in my face somehow? could i put applecider vinagear in my face after the shower and what good does it do?

  • Reply YourSelf Refined October 9, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    DeMeter apple cider vinegar is indeed a good brand, very high standard quality. German brand since 1936.

  • Reply Jamal Seec December 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Hey Eric how's hpv cured and prevented

  • Reply Mike T December 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Eric, I've been using brags apple cyder vinegar for a while neat. I stopped taking it for a while now restarted taking it neat again. recently I've been going to the toilet 10/30 minutes later with diarrheaa and notice blood in it. if I drink the cyder with water I feel the die off effect for about 30min. when the candida is dieing does it die off showing blood? thanks

  • Reply Thisiknow January 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Hello Sir. How much apple cider vinegar. should I drink aday? And does it need to be diluted? If so how much water to mix with it?

  • Reply Appy Molle January 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Eric,
    Appreciated this video as well. Should I start taking 2 teaspoons a day of apple cider vinegar in addition to the canxida medicines? I am taking all three. Oh by the way is it normal to have fluorescent yellow pee? I am also have trouble with my intestines. I am fighting between diarhea and constipation? I am eating rice cakes, oatmeal, apples and veggies. I am vegan so don't eat meat just mostly spinach, beans and almonds. Should I add brown rice? Change something else? I also tried flax seeds, quinoa, and Metamucil all of these make me break out in what I call teenage acne, am I allergic? Let me know. Please keep making videos they are really helpful. With Candida are there any dessert options? Applesauce cakes, avocado brownies, or agave instead of sugar? Is it possible to get Candida in the throat? Thanks again!

  • Reply Appy Molle January 21, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks will do but there isn't really a video that explains the colors of pee or what to do for constipation while taking canxida medicine. For example taking a tablespoon of flax seeds, chia seeds or eating apples. I haven't heard the answers to these questions in the videos I have watched so far….. am I missing one?

  • Reply Appy Molle January 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm


  • Reply Appy Molle January 21, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Yes of course! Unfortunately not all of us have 245 dollars to spend so we are happy with the videos you have published. I haven't however found one video on how to naturally clean out bowels or constipation remedies. Could you please tell me which video discusses this? Thanks again.

  • Reply Kevin Thom January 28, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Eric, may I have your insight please?

    I have most of the candida overgrowth symptoms. However, I've got this yeast/mold slime or mucus all in my throat, inner ear, under my scalp, and it collects in my stomach.

    Whenever I drink Bragg's vinegar and to a lesser extent fermented sauerkraut, it causes this cloudy white mucus to be expelled like vomit in thick strands. Every time I have some high in sugar it gets real bad, starting from the gut and spreading up to my head. When I take Azo Yeast Plus on an empty stomach with water it feels like it's killing a lot of this crap, and I can think better.

    Based on your deep knowledge of candida, what do you think about this?

    Thanks, Kevin.

  • Reply Very thoroughbred . February 2, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I'm based in the UK unfortunately.

  • Reply Very thoroughbred . February 3, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    My tongue is becoming cracked and yellow coloured after eating. Only after drinking or eating though. Is this candida do you know ?

  • Reply Caleb Martinez February 5, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Eric, I would love your insight on a phenomena I am experiencing.

    For years I have had digestive troubles and traditional medicine had failed me miserabllly in the past. Antacids were prescribed for what was thought to be acid reflux and that made the issue even worse. Now that I have been learning and watching videos concerning a natural/dietary lifestyle approach I began using braggs organic ACV coupled with HCL with pepsin in my diet to potentially alleviate my acid reflux. I notice that I get gas and do belch a bit and also experience a burning sensation in my throat as well. The combination of these two things were also used in a all organic, mostly veggie diet(about 30% of my food intake is animal protein and dairy like cheese)

    Where do you think my issue may lie?

  • Reply Kasey February 7, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Hi, I am finally trying to start this diet but I find I have bad food cravings and keep putting it off. I am trying to understand, I know ACV is fine, but does white vinegar, even organic white vinegar (like in whole30 sauces) are these bad for candida? And how about coconut vinegar? I am confused because I read vinegar has no more yeast since its a second ferment. And that they acidify, but I thought an acidic environment helped control yeast. I am very confused. Would the yeast in Ezekial bread (no sugar) also cause problems?

  • Reply A M February 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Can you please do a video on Dandruff, pls? im struggling

  • Reply Cynthia Ennis February 19, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Bragg's is the only one I can have–no other or product w/vinegar due to food allergy panel test. Good! Need for scalp & internally. Thank you!

  • Reply kevin adamson March 12, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    I,m taking apple cider vinegar with lemon juice in water in the morning before breakfast and it seems to aid digestion, i,ve had colitis for 20 years recently diagnosed with H. pylori and SIBO and yeast albicans so feel pretty pissed off. One symptom of yeast in rectum is itchiness wich drives me insane as if i had worms but found a cure recently which works. Get a fresh garlic corm, peel it , crush it with flat blade, cover it with wildflower honey and insert into rectum slowly till it disappears. Do this when just out of bath for cleanliness and lie on side for a few minutes as it stings a bit. After three days itchiness as gone and the garlic compounds get absorbed into bloodstream through colon.

  • Reply Veronica Zamora March 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    as a douche how do I use it for yeast infection and how many times day or weeks do I use it

  • Reply Connie Ann Gerber April 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Me & my baby can't shake this candida overgrowth. He had to have antibiotics in the hospital at one day old. The two day mark is when I started feeling thrush begin on my nipples. 🙁 he is 4.5 months old and we still have it. It gets better then worse. of & on for us both. I stopped breastfeeding two months ago and started back up this morning. I don't make as much milk but not too far off. It's been nothing but a roller coaster ride. Not a fun one though. We done herbal remedies, creams etc. Never did the Collidal silver yet but nervous to use that on my baby. I was also on diflucan for a month and now been off for two wks. it's better but still there. Still have lost of symptoms. 🙁 I need to find Bragg's ACV. Maybe put diluted solution on his tongue once a day? and my nipples after each feed? Or him after each feed too ? I don't know how but I'll start slow. I also need to drink a little everyday.

  • Reply ERIEKE TROY April 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    does ACV & Baking Soda mix help with Candida & Yeast infections

  • Reply 2 duckets April 27, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Hi. I personally think you are the smartest expert on candida.
    I thank you for your knowledge!
    What do you think about niacinamide for candida?
    What do you think about other forms of fungal infections like Aspergillus?
    What do you think about the new deadly Candida Auris?
    I understand if you don't have the time to answer my questions. I ask you cause your the only internet expert I trust.

  • Reply Atavia Jones May 15, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Thank you

  • Reply Radost Dinkova May 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    my teeth get very sensitive even if i drink it with a lot of water,so i put the apple cider vinegar in empty capsules and i swallow them with water so the acidy doesnt touch my teeth.Is that ok?

  • Reply Sherrie Lea June 6, 2017 at 1:12 am

    You are awesome. Have u done vids on parasites yet. Parasites and chemtrails aswell

  • Reply Arlea Rose July 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I loved your Italian Australian accent 😂 thanks for your amazing videos. I always had a feeling that I was doing the right thing drinking my diluted bragg's acv even while reading many "articles" stating how bad it is for you. I drink it as soon as I wake up and 2 more times throughout the day. I use it for my skin as a toner and scalp when I have flakes. Thank you again for all of you wonderful information it's life changing.

  • Reply YourJoy July 23, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    You're hilarious. Love your channel.

  • Reply Darlene Snyder August 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Why do some say not to take in apple cider vinegar if you have candida?

  • Reply john berry September 28, 2017 at 7:35 am

    My amino acids are high quality and fermented is this okay ?

  • Reply ken master November 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I have tried this, it works but after you eat something again, it gives me fever each time because my stomach lining is damaged. I also tried apple cider vinegar sipping and it helps but for my damaged gut is far from cure. Here what I do. Bone broth fasting. It actually cleared my fever which cause by my gut. Also coconut is good but only in the morning. Coconut oil will inhibits stomach wall lining to heal and close up due to it acid content which I've experienced. Bone broth do wonders. I'm on my second time having this gut issues and hopefully I can turn back time. I think will stay away from acv until I healed up my lining.

  • Reply hams morka December 13, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Hello.Eric, Im suffering from itchy Psoriasis,what is the proper steps of using external ACV.?thank you and have a nice day.from Harren

  • Reply hams morka December 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Hello Eric, my second question is, Im drinking vitamin D3, Biotin and Omega-3,is it not dangerous to drink ACV while taking this medicine?thank you sir..

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

  • Reply Retire Earlier and Better January 22, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Thanks for the video. You recommend BRAGGS Apple Cider Vinegar. Unfortunately I cannot get that where I live. So I made my own home made apple cider vinegar, however all of the recipes seem to call for sugar. I starting taking a table spoon or two per day and immediately had flu symptoms and inflammation. Do you think its the sugar or just cider cleansing? I only put one cup of whole cane sugar in one gallon of cider. Your help is appreciated.

  • Reply Presently Katori February 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you for adding the safety comment at the end…my first aid teacher was a paramedic and had quite a grim tale to tell about relying on vinegars too much. 😑

  • Reply Akisha Peters March 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    How long does it take for the yeast infection to clear & cure with the Apple cider vinegar?

  • Reply Android Son March 10, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Apple cider is bad for your pancreas.

  • Reply JP Lloyd April 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Cured my heartburn, great stuff.

  • Reply REBEL.Ins' May 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Can you put apple cider vinegar on your chips…?

  • Reply Joanne P. August 6, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I started using coconut oil and acv for 2 yrs but not consistent no pattern just off & on to try and lose weight, in July I prayed to God for a remedy for A hemorrhoid -I woke up one morning and heard Calendula so I bought the tea and drank it for a week then my butt started itching like mad crazy then I did research and found out about Candida and a Herxheimer affect now I'm not sure what to do so started doing cinnamon pills, coconut pills, acv pills, ginger tea, echinacea pills, probiotics and of course vitamins and minerals and I tried to do fiber like an oatmeal or quinoa to stay regular and I am on a typical American bad diet but I'm trying to slowly change, now I'm pressed because I'm trying to get rid of this mad itch, I'm having to figure this out on my own doing research online and with the help of God of course , but I can't hear Him very well because I'm panicking because of the mad butt itch! I'm fixing to go to your website and do some further research, God help me and everyone w this issue in Jesus name!

  • Reply Sanad Rawashdeh August 17, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I drink it every day
    No constipation
    Less gas and bloating
    Better energy
    It's super for digestive system

  • Reply Bea Shirley The Crafty Bea August 23, 2018 at 5:33 am

    hi there just came arcoss you and subscribed. i have very very very bad Candida have dealt with it for over 15 yrs, tryed everything the different doc's have suggested, none works. its between my stomach & legs &hips on both sides & under both of my breast, covering over 1/2 of my underbreast on both sides, its stays raw, bleeding, sometimes black/blue, from the skin getting so thin, lots of pus, & very bad smelling, it has dibilated me. I just recently tried the apple cider vinegar but just cant swollow than, smell & taste is way to strong & i throw it up. So i have just this week started taking the capsels, 450 mg, im only taken 1 per day to start, Spring Valley – apple cider vinegar 450 mg per capsule Dietary supplement, its really the only ones i could find in our area. So what are your thought on these capsules, Cant find any good help in our area sorry to say but most of thes docs are quacks, each tells something totally opposite of the other and none of it works.

  • Reply Ozy Jadwat September 6, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Raw Honey reduces the 'burn' when drinking ACV. I have it in warm water…

  • Reply Almendra Rosas October 10, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Greetings Dr!!! How would you use it for dandruff? Would you mix some with water and apply it to my scalp then leave it for a few minutes before rinsing it our ? Thank you !

  • Reply brenda de la torre November 3, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Dear sir, what if the only syntom is constant itchness? No bad smell, no white spots, no irritation nothing but itchness, what supplement antibiotic or remedy would be the best to use besides going on the candida diet ? Please someone help !

  • Reply Gypsy Malone November 9, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Straight to the point doctor. Love it

  • Reply gjcody November 19, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I have problems with candida but can’t do vinegar or lemons as I get ulcers on my tongue. Why? And I have used brags.

  • Reply Braiden Palmer December 1, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Did you personally suffer from candida? I’ve just recently been diagnosed as a 40 plus male I had symptoms of severe fatigue and sudden onset of what appeared to be pneumonia. Doctors had run me on two rounds of penecillan and you can imagine it did no help. Eventually it led to oral thrush but still no external symptoms that stood for an obvious glaring picture of my situation. Of course my doctors then panic’d and started various std testing including hiv despite assuring them I had been abstinent for almost 3 years. I had become extremely ill and hospitalized. I didn’t even know men could be inflicted so harshly and now that I am home recovering, not quite cleared up, I am doing everything I can to assure I get better and never get this wretched illness again. I have been taking excessive probiotics (dozen doses per day), apple cider vinigar similar to yours but by sprouts here several capfuls every few hours among other things like garlic, salt water gargling, kifer, kombucha, etc…, perhaps this has been the scariest moment in my life and I’ve still yet to detox.

  • Reply Cherry Rose March 7, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Hello.i just discovered your channel today.i have a you think that candida can cause hair loss since it can also cause itching scalp?

  • Reply jameshem March 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Eric, what's your take on diatomaceous earth re: candida? Love your videos mate.

  • Reply Steve Williamson April 12, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Great video mate 👍🏻

  • Reply Thank you next vids Respect the theory April 15, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Can Apple cider vinegar expire ? I’ve had mines since Jun 2018 and it wasn’t stored in a refrigerator. Thank you. ???

  • Reply Ghaneemah A June 23, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for VALUABLE informations GOD BLESS

  • Reply Imene Boudraa June 25, 2019 at 8:08 am

    I think i have candida in my scalp , eyebrows and nose !
    It causes hair loss .. I tried terbinafine and ketoconazole , didnt help much
    Any solutions ?

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