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.