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Can A Yeast Overgrowth Cause Hives?

August 16, 2019

Greetings! Eric Bakker. Naturopath. Author of Candida Crusher. Formulator of the CanXida range of supplements. Thank you for catching up with me again on
this video. Today we’re going to talk about: Can Candida
cause hives? Or is a yeast infection implicated in causing
hives? This is a very interesting question. Well, we know one thing for sure. We know the different Candida species certainly
evoke various immune responses, and we also know that hives is a very powerful immune
response linked to the production of histamine, which can cause swelling and itching and redness. It’s very interesting when I see a patient
and we find the patient’s got hives or recurring hives. I’m not so much interested in treating the
hives. I’m more interested in trying to understand
the immune system imbalance. I can’t tell you how many cases I’ve seen
where people had major hives and then started to regularly take antihistamines, thinking
that was the cure, because that’s all the doctor could offer. When I looked at those patients very carefully,
I found many of them had elevated cortisol levels. A lot of them were stressed out people. If they weren’t stressed out, they certainly
had a problem with their adrenal glands being problematic. That’s one part. The other part I’ve seen with people with
hives is a very strong family history of hives. Some people come with a genetic predisposition
to developing very powerful allergies against the minutest of allergens. Yeast is not so much indicated with hives
in my opinion. I don’t really believe that a person who has
Candida is more prone to getting hives. But I certainly have seen a correlation with
people with recurring hives who start taking antihistamines that those people are certainly
more prone to developing yeast infections. I’ve seen a connection in that response. Is it the chicken or the egg? What came first? The Candida or the hives? It’s really hard to say. One thing I will say if you’re watching this
because you’ve found this video because of hives, if you’re recurrently suffering from
hives, you certainly need to go on a very powerful dietary regime where you take out
the key allergens from the diet, and 90 percent of allergens in the diet generally revolve
around things like dairy products, tree nuts, eggs, fish, soy, wheat gluten, oranges is
a key one, chocolate, sugar. They seem to be some of the key allergens. If you suffer from hives regularly, you must
take those foods out of your diet or do an elimination kind of protocol. Another heads up for you: If you’ve got hives,
I’ve found many hive medications are powerful B-12 suppressants. They actually suppress the body’s ability
to uptake vitamin B-12. So get your blood levels checked with B-12
if you’re taking antihistamine quite regularly. You don’t need to suffer from hives. You just need to fix up the stimulation or
the reason why hives are being caused in the first place. If you do that, you won’t suffer much from
them at all. Thanks for watching.


  • Reply nulezie September 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I just did bone broth for the first time and got hives from it. I really felt like my immune system got a boost from the broth, is this why I got the hives? Should I stop having the broth?

  • Reply Haddy Gaye September 4, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks for making this video. I suffer from recurring hives, only on my face. Specifically on my cheeks. I get raised, extremely itchy bumps mainly on my cheeks and and chin. I have been on an elimination diet where I have removed all of my allergens after doing allergy testing. I basically only eat salads and oatmeal everyday. I have lost a lot of weight yet I don't feel better at all. I still have hives and I am extremely week. After months of depravation I had a binge this week and ate anything I wanted. My hives did not get any worst during my binge. What could this be?

  • Reply Rachael Gaul September 5, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Hi Mr. Bakker, I have been trying to treat raised itchy red areas on my neck chest and arms for a few months that scale over. they seem to be minimized, but not eliminated, with topical antifungals. I also have s/s of thrush that get worse with the ingestion of sugary/startchy foods. Do you think the skin rash could be candida related? thank you!

  • Reply Karin Marneson March 1, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Hi Eric!
    My rash and the itching in my face has gotten a lot worse and I look like a raccoon with dark/red rings around my eyes. Haven't taken any anitihistamines since I started with the CC program but feel like i need something that can relieve my problems when they occur.
    Despite a food diary, I can't really figure out what's making it worse. There aren't a lot of things in my diet that I can take away without ending up eating chicken, broccoli and brown rice/quinoa.. Is there anything I should add to my diet that decreases the level of histamines?

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