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Best Diet For Elimination of Citrobacter Freundii

August 20, 2019

Greetings! Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand,
author of Candida Crusher back to you again. We’re going to talk about Citrobacter, but
this time best foods and diet for Citrobacter. I want you to think of Citrobacter just like
any other kind of unwanted overgrowth in your body like you would with Candida or a yeast
infection or a different kind of yeast that you’ve got in your body. There are many different types of bacteria
that we have in our digestive system. Some can get the upper hand. Ones like Citrobacter. Candida will live normally in the digestive
system of many people, but again, it can get the upper hand so we’re trying to restore
harmony in the gut. We’re trying to get the numbers down. We’re trying to get balance occurring here. With Citrobacter, I want you to treat it exactly
how you would a Candida yeast infection. You need to take the sugars out of the diet
and the high yeast foods out of the diet. You need to really understand that you need
to chew food properly and poo food properly. It’s got to go in well and it’s got to go
out well. Very important concept. You need to take the high sugary fruits out
of the diet. You need to cut all the crap out of your diet,
which you already know you should anyway. Soda drinks. Coffee. Tea. Sugary foods. I mentioned coffee and tea. Initially up front if you’ve got a serious
gut problem, you may want to take caffeine out or cut it right back for a short period
of time until that improves. Because caffeine does affect the gut. Sugar especially in all shapes and forms is
no good for Citrobacter. Citrobacter loves stuff like FOS, so fructooligosaccharides
and these prebiotic sugars that you find in probiotics, they’re no good for this problem. If you’re currently taking a probiotic that’s
got any kind of sugars in it, dump it. If you’re eating candy, chocolates, or ice
cream or if you’re eating any kind of food with added sugar, dump it. Bacteria love sugar. They absolutely thrive on sugar. We’re talking molasses. We’re talking honey. We’re talking maple syrup. We’re talking palm sugar. We’re talking all these kinds of sugars, malt
extract, all of these things. Get rid of them out of your diet. You don’t need all this junk in your diet. When you live without sugar for a while like
that, you’ll find the bacteria won’t be too happy because they’ll really be hunting around
for food and that’s a good time to start tackling the Citrobacter. Countering it, inhibiting it, and destroying
the overgrowth is a really smart move at the same time that you’re withdrawing these foods
for the bacteria out of the diet. Makes a lot of sense. Also smart is to take some good probiotics
and some digestive enzymes, particularly the enzymes to increase the digestive capacity
to break foods down more, give you good energy levels. Metabolize foods better. Makes a lot of sense. Really good upper GI digestion with enzymes
and middle GI digestion, i.e., stomach and pancreas will mean a hell of a lot better
bowel function, which will be less bloating, less gas, less problem with this bacteria
really growing. Eat smart. You know the kind of foods you need to eat. I’ve spoken a lot about the MEVY diet in my
videos, meat, eggs, vegetables, yogurt. You may not be able to tolerate yogurt initially,
but over time, you will, especially a Greek yogurt or a good sour yogurt culture. For you people in America, check your labels
properly because even the healthy yogurts are loaded with sugar. Very, very good advice for you. Fermented and cultured foods. Try to add some of these into your diet if
you’ve got Citrobacter overgrowth. That goes the same with parasites or a yeast
infection. Antimicrobial foods, fermented and cultured
foods, fresh, healthy foods, and a couple of supplements thrown in there to assist the
process of digestion and reduce microbes. That’s all good advice that’s going to help
you overcome this problem. Check out my writing at Don’t forget to subscribe to this channel. Click on the link below if you haven’t already
got my free Candida report. Some good information there on foods that
you can buy from the shop. That report is exactly good also for people
with a Citrobacter problem. I hope that gives you some good information
today. Thanks so much for tuning in.


  • Reply Andrea Lynch November 1, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Are you saying that following the protocol of diet change and Canxida supplements will not eliminate citrobacter but only keep it in balance? I would like to get rid of it completely!

  • Reply Jennifer Fleming January 6, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Are cashews and mushrooms okay to eat when balancing Citrobacter Freundii (assuming there are no issues with Candida and no SIBO)?

  • Reply Todd Catlin January 14, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Hi, Re the MEVY diet for citrobacteur protocol. Could one consume moderate amounts of low FOS carbs? A zero carb diet gives me bad prostate flair ups due to the keto removal in urine and then I have to take antibiotics. Also remove all FOS foods? many thanks

  • Reply janene solis October 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    HI, I have a Citrobacter Feundii UTI. Before the labs came back as such, I was taking D-Mannose to help alleviate UTI symptoms. Does D-Mannose contribute to their food source? Have already had antibiotics 9 months this year…immune system is shot. Now on two antibiotics for 10 days to treat the Citrobacter Feundii. I don't feel very hopefull and this point they are going to take care of this infection. I need to be infection free in order to do a 24 hr urine test. Discouraged in Arizona.

  • Reply Ro November 19, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Dear Eric,

    I have 2 question:

    1. What are the reasons for an overgrowth of this bacteria? I try to understand why this has happened to me. I have never had antibiotics. Could this be because of eating too much meat?
    2. If you avoid FOS, is this not bad for the growth of good bacteria like bifido?

    I thought eating brussels sprouts was good for my bowel flora but I cant digest them well since this overgrowth…

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 9:03 pm

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  • Reply no2NWO ! May 21, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Can you do stevia for a sweetener?

  • Reply SRutherford Perth County June 12, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Can a ovarian cyst cause citrobacter?

  • Reply sagar poudel August 19, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Can i eat apples while having citrobacter infection? Also suggest about vegetables and fruits. Thank You.

  • Reply Manuel Ferreira November 23, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Can you juice veggies with citrobacter?

  • Reply Victoria Sutera December 23, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Hi Doctor, I wish I would have discovered your products before taking SBO probiotics. Are SBO probiotics safe to take if you have Enterobacter Species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus bacterias? I felt worse after taking an SBO probiotic

  • Reply Robin April 21, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Very interesting talk. Thank you! You are inspirational!
    I am on my 32nd UTI in 3 years which means 31 rounds of antibiotics, 5 of which my bacteria is resistant to. I have decided NOT to take antibiotics for this latest infection which happens to be Citrobacter Freundii and instead take supplements and plenty of water to keep the infection very low level. It's working. I take vitamin C, top quality probiotics, BioK, supplements for the health of the gut ( Intestinew and Digest Force) and d-mannose 3x per day and plenty of water; also a few drops of oregano oil in water 2x per day. I don't think I take any enzymes… Although the UTI is not cured, I have no symptoms besides the very occasional twinge when peeing. My immune system is compromised for sure because I catch everything going around and am slow to heal.
    One thing that could be much better is diet. I really must lower my carb intake. It's hard when my plan has been to cut out meat. I cannot tolerate any dairy (protein) and really am not keen on fish and legumes. The good thing is that I eat a LOT of vegetables and my morning smoothie is full of berries, protein powder and various seeds. I have had to keep up the chicken intake after all and will add even more veggies. Breads are my weakness. Cutting out sugar has not been much of a problem.
    My 2 questions are: Do you think a fecal transplant is my next step? Can one's bacteria become UNresistant to antibiotics.
    Thank you for any help.I live in Canada btw.

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