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Can Birth Control Be The Cause Of My Candida Yeast Infection?

August 16, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Thanks for spending the time to check this
video out and also we appreciate your support subscribing to this channel and checking out
the other work that I’ve completed online, and various other blog
sites that I’ve contributed to. The question today is “Can birth control contribute
to a vaginal yeast infection or a Candida infection?” I just did a video previously on intrauterine
devices, so I thought it might be quite prudent to me to do another video talking about the
birth control pill and its link with Candida. Many women today take the birth control pill. I may have done a video on this previously,
but I’m going to expand a little bit on this one and maybe give a bit more information,
which I previously haven’t completed. If we go back a long time ago when I was a
little kid back in the 60s, the Pill when it came out was nothing like the pill that
it is today. One of the first pills that they produced
was called DES or diethylstilbestrol, which is probably about 50,000 times stronger than
the current combination pills that they make today. It was very, very strong. Some experts that I’ve spoken to, people that
have done an incredible amount of research, believe that the breast cancer rates today
are still linked to the women back then giving birth to daughters and they giving birth to
subsequent children and there could be some link there between women taking that kind
of estrogen levels back then in the pill. Even pushing that breast cancer through to
today. It’s incredible. Estrogen is certainly linked with breast cancer
and other types of female cancers, particularly when it’s very high in the body and difficult
for the body to break down. Estrogen is definitely linked with Candida. I’ve seen this many, many times with women,
particularly estrogen dominant women. And we have a lot of women today estrogen
dominant between say mid to late 30s up to mid to late 50s. Estrogen is everywhere today. Even plastics. Certain types of plastics can mimic estrogen. We call them xenoestrogens. There are various chemicals that we have today
that can mimic estrogen. For this reasons, many people like me prefer
to talk to patients to say, “Look, try to get away from plastics and toxic personal
care products and things like Styrofoam, those little styrene cups you drink out of. BPA plastics, plastic containers.” All these things can contribute to what we
call Xeno or foreign estrogens. Just be careful not to load the body up too
much with excess estrogen that you don’t really want. Estrogen is a perforated hormone, so it grows. It pushes growth up. It comes in several days before the period,
so it will come in and slowly goes down as progesterone goes up. These two hormones really control the menstrual
cycle, but there are two other hormones in the background also called luteinizing hormone
and follicle stimulating hormone. I’m not going to go into this whole pathway. You can look it up on line and study this
yourself. Many women tell me that they get vaginal irritation
or itching or discharge. Anything from two to four or five days before
the period. This is very common as estrogen starts to
kick in. It starts to prepare the lining inside the
womb and the uterus for possible implementation. If the egg becomes fertilized and it implants,
estrogen goes up. It makes that area nice and plump and soft
and it allows also the cells to stimulate glycogen, which is a kind of a sugar that
Candida loves to feed on. Many women can get this vaginal irritation
or cervical irritation from the excess sugar being produced in an area that Candida can
feed on. Candida Albicans is the common one found probably
in about 65/70 percent of the vaginal cultures, but there are other types of Candida that
are associated as well. If you are on a pill and you get problems,
my suggestion is to talk to the doctor and get off the combination pill and look at a
progesterone only pill. Usually, you will have a lesser chance of
this kind of vaginal irritation if you go progesterone only. There’s pills like Yazmin, for example, or
various other pills you can get into. Or you may want to look at other kind of methods
of birth control. Be careful about intrauterine devices, IUDs,
because they’ve got up to four to five times great risk of making that Candida will hang
around than non-users of IUDs. Check out my previous video I did on intrauterine
devices and Candida. Some women don’t get problems with the pill
with Candida. Other women get a heck of a problem. If you notice that you get a cyclical irritation
in that area and you are on the pill, go and talk to your doctor and do something about
it. Because you can definitely get free from that. And you may want to give yourself a break
from the pill for three or six months or more and then do a proper Candida diet approach,
a proper vaginal cleanout with boric acid. I’ve done some videos on this. And you, too, can be 100 percent free from
this most irritating annoying condition. I spoke a bit before about estrogen dominance. The important thing to understand is it very
much also depends on the health of your liver. You’ll find that by drinking alcohol regularly
and eating chocolate and having sweat foods like candies and ice cream, these foods can
really cause problems with your because they’re going to make it harder for the liver to detoxify
estrogen. Estrogen can build up in the body and create
a lot of problems for you. If you are drinking reasonable amounts of
alcohol, having all kinds of female problems, my suggestion is for you definitely to cut
alcohol back and high fatty foods and maybe lose some weight. Excess body weight in women, particularly,
but also in guys, definitely contributes to estrogen dominance because the fat is very
estrogen sensitive. Weight loss, liver cleansing, very important
parts of keeping estrogen at a normal low rate; otherwise, you could end up with serious
health problems when you get older. Thanks for tuning in. I hope you got some good information from
this video. Thank you.


  • Reply Ainsley Bevis October 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks for the video, I'm taking the medication Domperidone because I'm recovering from gastroparesis. Can this make my Candida worse? I'm not sure whether to go on the candida diet now, or wait until I'm off the medication. Thank you.

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