Greetings. It’s New Zealand naturopath Eric
Bakker, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.
Thanks for checking out the video today. I’ve got a request from a person on YouTube called
Pro Chess Player. I’m not quite sure if this is a man or a lady. The person is called Pro
Chess Player and Pro Chess Player has posed a question to me, “Eric, can you talk about
foods to eat with leaky gut syndrome? What are the best foods to eat with leaky gut?
And also how does a leaky gut diet differ from a Candida diet?”
Let’s talk about that now. Most people with Candida have got leaky gut syndrome. I’m not
going to go into a great deal on this video about what leaky gut is because you can see
that on some of my other videos, but leaky gut is basically a term we use for intestinal
permeability. It’s when the small intestine becomes more permeable, particularly to different
kinds of proteins in our diet and they can affect the immune system on the other side
in particularly systemically. So these things don’t necessarily follow the normal pathway
of digestion and absorption. They bypass that and they can seriously affect the immune function.
Lots of people in the western world have got leaky gut. Before we go into foods to eat
for leaky gut, first let’s say what you shouldn’t really eat or drink with leaky gut. The top
of the tree, in my opinion, is alcohol. Alcohol really affects leaky gut. There is no way
around this. Cutting out all forms of alcohol for several months is a clever move if you
want to heal the lining of the gut. All kind of pharmaceutical medications, especially
antibiotics, but also anti-inflammatories or any anti kind of drug is going to create
a situation particularly long term where you get serious intestinal permeability. Pharmaceutical
medications, alcohol, also take-away food, processed food, junk food; stress also helps
to bring leaky gut to the foreground. All kind of chemicals in our diet, fluoride in
water, chlorine, heavy metals that come through different ways into our diet, these are all
ways we can get leaky gut and exacerbate it if we have got it.
Good foods to eat with leaky gut are foods that really allow the healing of the lining
of the gut. So you’ve got this membrane inside the small valve called the brush border. It’s
basically a mucous rich membrane that allows beneficial bacteria to grow in there and effectively
seals off the junctions between the cells to stop the gut from becoming permeable. So
it’s all about building the lining of the gut. That’s what we want to do. Think about
foods that are going to really achieve this. I’ve got a couple lists here of foods I’ve
written down. Besides, of course, the obvious fermented and cultured foods like kefir, yogurt,
sauerkraut, kimchi, and there are various other ones you can consume that are going
to really do this. They’re going to really benefit leaky gut. A big caution here. If
you’re not used to eating these kind of foods, please go slowly into these cultured and fermented
foods. Also, the foods I’m going to read out now go easy on them.
Fructooligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharide foods. Prebiotic rich foods really encourage
the gut to heal. Jerusalem artichokes, yacon tubers, burdock roots, chicory roots, dandelion
roots, garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus, globe artichokes. That’s the FOS foods. Now the
GOS foods. Legumes, brassicas, fresh beans, beetroots, rice sourdough, if you can tolerate
it, sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, and linseed sunflower arine mix, which is my favorite.
Here are some good vegetables for you to eat with leaky gut. Purple carrots, dark carrots
are quite good because they’re high in polyphenols. Polyphenols are nutritional substances that
really help to heal various parts of the body, especially the gut. Red cabbage, spinach,
red onions, broccoli, red lettuce, black rice or red rice, whole grain sourdough rye bread,
of course, and black olives. Notice how I mention black or dark? Notice also how I mention
carrots? Carrots aren’t necessarily bad for people with Candida. Unless they’ve got a
serious yeast infection, they should not have to avoid carrots. Corn is different, however.
Corn and pumpkin and squash. You need to be careful with those kind of foods sometimes
with leaky gut and also bad Candida. If you’ve got bad leaky gut and also in conjunction
with brain fog, then you might need to be careful with some of these foods like carrots.
If you find these foods exacerbate your brain fog, then back off and go more for the green
vegetables. Leaky gut responds very well to my product
called Canxida Restore. It’s an enzyme probiotic especially formulated for people with yeast
infection, but also very good for leaky gut syndrome. And again, most people with leaky
gut will have some kind of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO along with Candida.
I’ve performed many, many thousands of stool tests and found that most all cases of people
with Candida, in fact, especially bad Candida, have got leaky gut. Not just on the stool
tests. I’ve also done permeability tests alongside these to confirm that. And a lot of these
people have got bad bacteria and they’ll have parasites and low levels of beneficial bacteria.
This is why a product like the Canxida Restore will work very well for these people. And
the Canxida Remove is my antifungal/anti-bacterial. They work beautiful in conjunction. You can
get those at Canxida.com. Don’t forget to do my quiz at yeastinfection.org.
And if you’re not a subscriber, please subscribe to my channel because there are a lot more
videos to come. Thanks for tuning in. And I hope that answers your question Mr. or Mrs.
or Ms. Pro Chess Player. Thank you.