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Can My House Be The Cause Of Candida?

August 26, 2019

Greetings! It’s Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher and formulator of
the CanXida range of products. I’ve got a question here that was put to me
through my Facebook page. You can check out my Facebook page, Eric Bakker,
ND. I’ve got my own professional Facebook page. People often come in there and ask questions
or check out some of the posts I put in there. Freda is in Sweden and Freda is saying, “Can
my house be the cause of my Candida infection?” Freda, you live in Sweden like I live in New
Zealand. If you look at people that live in Canada,
Scotland, Sweden, these cool damp temperate areas, they can be quite prone to molds, different
mildews and molds. If you can actually see visible mold or mildew
on walls or see dark spots in different rooms, that’s a really big problem. It tells you that you’re going to have a ton
of freely circulating different spores floating in the air. Doctor Leo Galland, the mold expert from New
York, calls these tiny floating particles “bio-aerosols”. These contain fungi and different types of
yeasts and molds actually in them and they float around. Tiny little satellites that float in the air. You can’t even see them. If you’re a type of person who will feel better
in one house and worse in another or you go and live in an apartment, flat or a house
and all of a sudden you develop a sickness, or you move from an apartment into another
house and you get better, there’s a big chance that that environment may have been a problem. Often if it’s a damp place, first thing you
do is check out the molds. Check out the bathroom. Check out the bedrooms. Look at the ceilings. Look at the walls. If there’s any dampness at all and you’re
coughing and you’re sick, you need to get the heck out of there. I’m just going to read out some symptoms. Typical symptoms we find with exposure to
environment. These are the ones we’re looking at. Blocked nose, cold or flu-like symptoms, coughing,
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath or wheezing, hay fever symptoms, hair loss,
itchy nose, itchy eyes, itchy ear, irritated or itchy skin, itchy throat, nasal congestion,
blood shot or red eyes, runny nose, sore throat, sinus congestion, watery eyes, wheezing, sneezing. You can see there are a lot of ear, nose and
throat kind of symptoms. These are the areas you’re going to get the
primary initial exposure to these bio-aerosols. You’re going to breathe it in. In New Zealand, we’ve had a big problem in
the early 2000s with what we call “leaky buildings”. Many, many thousands of houses were built
very quickly to meet a demand. And a lot of these homes were not insulated
properly and the roof wasn’t constructed properly. There are a lot of builders with poor qualifications
making these houses. A lot of houses were leaky as a result, which
caused an incredible amount of health problems and asthma and lots of disease with people. Can my house be the cause? It definitely can. It can either bring a Candida problem right
to the foreground and exacerbate it or it can cause a problem through the mold exposure
and develop a really big immune dysfunction. In some cases, these can lead to autoimmune
disease and serious illness. Doctors don’t take mold exposure at all serious
in a person’s environment. They laugh it off sometimes. Just like Candida. They don’t even take it seriously. My answer to your question is “yes, your house
can be the cause of Candida or a mold problem.” The reason why, Candida, not necessarily floats
in the air. But if you’ve got Candida already growing
in your body naturally but it’s in balance like about one in four people have, it can
become an overgrowth or a problem due to mold exposure in the air, which can trigger big
immune responses and allow immunity to become compromised and allowing Candida to become
opportunistic and can become a big infection. There are different tests you can do for mold,
but in my opinion, you’re better off just really temporarily moving into another house
to see how you feel. If you feel a lot better in a different environment,
then you want to move out of that house permanently. Get out of there. If it’s a rented house, many landlords are
reluctant to fix these problems. If it’s your own home, spend the money, get
it done properly. Fix it up. That’s my answer. I hope that gives you a little bit of understanding
there, Freda. Thanks for your question. If you haven’t gotten my Candida report, please
click on the link and don’t forget to subscribe. Thank you.


  • Reply Sandra Leitzelar December 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Interesting video , thank you !

  • Reply Falan Dafa Hao December 11, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Vinegar is better for cleaning molds check it on utube I don't have mold so much on my walls/in my house but my gutters are white w black spots and its a trailer so I am basically living a few inches above rotting leaves and such I am going to chalk my tub cuz I bet there's mold growing hidden in the cracks but the worst is our roof its needing to be replaced thats gonna take a while and a lot of Henrys wetpatch in the meantime Its the moldiest place I have ever lived in So I keep ventilating in warm months and I use an oil diffuser usually adding clove/Oregano oils constantly I also put overhead fans on often to cleanse the air and last but not least I leave raw Onions around the house and smudge w sage everyday I cant get the roof fixed for a while😩😨Oh the drama lol ty for your vids Hey it could be worse Right!??!

  • Reply Rob Martel December 12, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    I have all those symptoms. The ventilation in my rented apartment's bathroom is terrible and mold grows quickly if I don't keep on top of it. I'm so ill I don't have money to move. Doctors can't help.

  • Reply Glory to God July 11, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Greetings Dr Bakker. Interesting video. I was asked by my doctor here in the UK if we have any pets, particularly cats, which we don't. But what's your view on this please? Can pets carry yeast infection? Thanks so much

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  • Reply Michelle B26 February 7, 2018 at 12:48 am

    My house and environment is a main contributing factor to my candida problem. The bathroom in my apartment has mold spots on the ceiling and walls but can't afford to hire someone to clean it due to a leaky tub faucet. I can't afford to move either. My life is very stressful due to financial circumstances and family sickness. I have nasal congestion and post nasal drip.

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