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Can I Have Dairy Products If I Have A Yeast Infection?

August 15, 2019

Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher. Thank you for tuning into my video today. Today I’d like to talk about dairy products.
Can I have dairy products if I have a Candida yeast infection? It’s a question I get asked
regularly from time to time. Eric, can I have cow’s milk? Can I have yogurt? Can I have
cheese? Can I have cream cheese? Can I have quark? Can I have Kefir? All these questions
pertaining to dairy products and yeast infections. Well, the answer is you can have dairy products,
unless you have a milk allergy, you may be lactose intolerant or you may have a problem
with beta casein, one of the proteins in cow’s milk. In that case, dairy products may not
be suitable for you, particularly cow’s milk. Cow’s milk is the most allergenic of all the
dairy products. So if you do have a problem and you do want milk, I would suggest you
drink raw unpasteurized, unhomogenized cow’s milk to see if you can tolerate that. And
in some cases, you can. If you have a real problem with dairy products, you may need
to avoid cow’s milk entirely. But in many cases, a person can tolerate the raw milk. Yogurt is the best of the dairy products to
have with a yeast infection. And it forms a part of my MEVY diet approach, meat, eggs,
vegetables and yogurt, which is a very good approach for Candida. So a good quality cultured
and sour yogurt should represent no problem for those with yeast infections. Small amounts
taken each day and gradually built up until you can tolerate up to a cup or two, even
three cups per day, in some cases. Kefir; I’ll talk about on other videos, but
Kefir is a very good food as well for you to have made from Kefir grains. So some can
tolerate Kefir that can’t tolerate yogurt and vice versa, but you can have yogurt with
a yeast infection. Try to avoid the commercial yogurts with the artificial sugars in them
and the fruity yogurts in the small containers, you know, the ones you get in the supermarket.
They’re no good. So you may need to go to a health food shop to buy better quality yogurt,
but you can often get them at supermarkets as well. So if it was an FAQ, I would say, yes you
can have yogurt with a yeast infection in most cases unless proven otherwise. So I hope you found this information quite
useful today. Please subscribe to this channel for more updates and to find out where a regular
video is going to be released. My book, Candida Crusher, can be purchased on
It contains up to 200 pages on diet and nutrition. A very comprehensive book, which I think you’ll
find very useful if you have a yeast infection or treat people with yeast infections. Thank you for your time.


  • Reply Portgas D Ace March 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    one more thing before buying ur book is butter ok with candida i often cook with olive oil or coconut oil but it would be a good information to know if i go eat somewhere (lot of people cook with butter i guess )

  • Reply Portgas D Ace April 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    with yogurt is  it a maximum dose we should eat 1 cup maximum ? or like we want

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  • Reply Gilberto Espinoza May 9, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Hi. I have watched many of your videos and have not heard you say anything about goat milk . Do you think consuming raw goat milk is fine in Candida diet? And if it is, during which stage/phase? Thank you in advance!

  • Reply Rachel Mafrici June 21, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Is lactose free cows milk going to effect candida overgrowth, also can I have goats milk?

  • Reply Rachel Mafrici June 21, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Is there an app that covers all good items or a PDF list of things I can eat?

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