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Are My Bad Headaches Caused By My Yeast Infection?

August 13, 2019

Good day, there. Eric Bakker, naturopath,
author of Candida Crusher with another question. Are my bad headaches caused from a yeast infection,
Eric? I get lots of headaches. I get bloating. Here’s a question I do get asked not that
often, but I do. And this is how I’m going to explain it to you. I think a key thing which people tend to overlook
with Candida is what I call the metabolic byproducts of Candida. We know that Candida
albicans is yeast, but what a lot of people don’t know is what yeast can basically do;
yeast can die down and cell wall fragments can create problems. Yeast can also create
immunosuppressant toxins themselves, and yeast can also create another chemical called acetaldehyde,
which is very common. Acetaldehyde also occurs when you drink alcohol. Acetaldehyde production
also occurs when yeast are in the digestive system. In Japan, high yeast in the gut is a disease
now called Drunk Disease and some people can actually feel spaced out or stoned with high
acetaldehyde levels. Acetaldehyde infiltrates the brain and you certainly know all about
that when you drink having that stoned heavy feeling the day after. Now imagine when you
drink alcohol and you’ve got a yeast infection, you’ve got a double-barrel dose. And this
is why a lot of guys who drink beer or wine or women who drink lots of wine with bad yeast
infections can feel particularly phaged out and really stoned and washed out with consumption
of alcohol. The toxins I was talking about are called
Gliotoxins. A study was conducted in Germany in 2010, and has actually been published in
a circulatory journal. You can actually read about that in my book, Candida Crusher. Gliotoxin
can cripple the immune system. So Gliotoxins produced in the presence of various types
of fungi like Aspergillus, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis; I think there are 19 species
of Candida and several produce Gliotoxin. Gliotoxin is quite an insidious toxin that
can have very bad effects on the immune system. It can out regulate some pathways. There’s
a particular chemical produced called Interleukin 6 and that can be produced, and in higher
amounts, in the presence of Gliotoxin. And this can create pain and inflammation. The other thing with the Gliotoxin is it can
affect the circulation and even the clotting of the blood. So some experts even believe
that Candida can predispose you toward things like strokes. It’s amazing, isn’t it? The
mannose, basically glycoproteins or small fragments of cell wall that get into the bloodstream
as yeast dies, and these can also infiltrate into the brain like Gliotoxin and acetaldehyde
and create pain and pressure and inflammation. So many people talk to me about feeling washed
out, stoned, brain fog, even drunk, and now you know. These are some of the reasons why
you could feel like that from a Candida infection. So yes, Candida can cause headaches and even
serious headaches. So I hope that answers your question. You can read a lot more about
this in my book, Candida Crusher. Thank you.


  • Reply strangermaster September 11, 2017 at 11:40 am

    You also answered my question. Thank you. I thought that I have a borreliosis, but this looks much more possible for me. Here In Czech republick is hard to find help.

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  • Reply Eliza Gold October 22, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    I have a headache while on the diet

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