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Candida Case Study 3: Trudy Irritable Bowel Syndrome

August 14, 2019

I’m going to do another case presentation.
This will be case presentation number three. This is out of my book, Candida Crusher. I’m
just going to read an excerpt out of that. This patient’s name is Trudy, and she’s 62
years of age. Let’s start. If you’re a health care professional, this will be a typical
case that you will see. You’ll recognize a lot in this case.
Trudy came to see me not that long ago complaining of irritable bowel syndrome. She’d had ongoing
constipation and diarrhea for over 10 years. Too many to remember she told me. Trudy had
been treated for irritable bowel syndrome by every practitioner she’d seen and was never
considered to be a person to have a serious Candida yeast infection. Because she told
them all that is what the medical doctor had diagnosed her with several years ago, IBS,
so of course, once she was labeled as an IBS patient, irritable bowel syndrome is what
it was and that’s what all the practitioners basically treated her for. Monkey see; monkey
do. I’ve heard it all before. I call it parrot talk. If you keep parroting the same thing,
people start copying that. And even many natural practitioners and even some top professionals
she saw treated her for IBS, so they looked at various IBS diets. The SED diet, the GAPS
diet, the Paleo diet, you name it; she’s been on every kind of diet this woman.
I’ve written here, they were the natural practitioners who had placed her on strict exclusion diets
and the allergy diets, and the doctor had treated her several times with antibiotics
before he washed his hands of her and placed her in the “too hard” basket. The bowel specialist
concluded there was nothing the matter with Trudy after all the standard investigations
like colonoscopy, endoscopy, abdominal x-rays, and countless blood tests all came back as
being normal. I’ve heard it all before. I’ve written here also, whenever I teach students
about digestive problems, I say, “If the health professional diagnosed IBS or if you can’t
find the reason for the patient’s digestive malfunction, suspect an immune problem underpinning
it, usually there’s Candida not far behind or dysbiosis, bad bacteria, parasites. You
could find Blastocystis in there and Dientamoeba. There could be any one of a number of different
bugs underpinning that that no one has really diagnosed.”
Trudy mentioned that she had an itchy scalp. And on close inspection, I noticed that both
her big toenails were thickened and discolored. We completed a stool test and there it was,
yeast in all three stool samples. But not only yeast, she had also several other bacteria
and parasites present, which is typical of a chronic ongoing yeast case like this. The
opportunity exists for such a proliferation of dysbiosis; hence the term “opportunistic
infection.” Trudy had a stool test completed years ago, but was only tested for basic pathogens
like giardia campylobacter, pampas pyridium and rotavirus, and nothing really came up.
Many doctors, if they do a stool test, a convention doctor would do a very narrow test. When I
do them, I tend to do a broad test, so I look at a whole range of different things.
This lady used to work in a daycare center, so she was only really checked for children’s
infectious bowel diseases, so they basically missed the boat. All results were negative
and Trudy left with no answers. Of course, if all the professionals come back with NAD,
nominal at diagnosis, the patient develops increasing anxiety. They start getting mood
disorders. They start drinking more. Swallowing all kinds of antidepressants and they just
go from bad to worse. One of my biggest disgusts with conventional
treatment of digestive complaints is the routinely overzealous prescribing of antibiotics. I’ve
seen this with thousands of patients over the years where antibiotics just destroy people’s
guts. They just get sicker and sicker, to the point where the doctors wash their hands
of these patients. They just get rid of them. Discard them for what I call a “low hanging
fruit.” They look for other patients they can make money out of or give more drugs to
because what can they do? You make someone sick enough, you can’t treat them anymore,
just get rid of them because there’s plenty of other sick people out there. You may find
I’m a little bit strange saying that, but this is based on clinical experience of many
years in the business. Trudy had developed sore throats and chesty
coughs in her late 40s, was prescribed penicillin three to four times a year for a few years,
then developed digestive problems, and was then again treated with more antibiotics.
As long as the doctors keep on prescribing these drugs, they keep people like me in business.
What can we learn from Trudy’s case? We can learn a lot of things. We can learn that drugs
are useless, bloody useless. Giving people recurring antibiotics is like giving people
recurring credit. You just stuff people up. You wreck them. If you’re listening to this
right now and you’re taking recurring antibiotics for digestive problems, you may as well point
a gun toward your head. You’re just not going to get anywhere. You need to stop taking drugs.
The better way is to stop these things and improve the gut function, rather than pull
it right down. You’re just not going to get anywhere. If you want to recover from an illness,
why would you take drugs that are antilife? Antibiosis is antilife. It just doesn’t make
sense. We got Trudy well, but it took quite a long
time. This case took about nine months to improve. And it was basically the slow diet
changes and using powerful antifungals in small amounts. These are the patients that
really improve on the antifungal I developed called Canxida Remove. If you go to,
you’ll find this natural antifungal medicine I developed, which is perfect for people with
irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel syndrome, gas and bloating, flatulence, burping,
people with any kind of pathogen in the bowel, whether it’s rotavirus, cryptosporidium, campylobacter,
Blastocystis, all of these bugs yield to Canxida. I’ve got thousands of patients now who have
emailed me saying that the antifungal works better than any kind of antibiotic I’ve ever
used. It’s interesting that it’s not an “anti” kind of a treatment either. And you’ll find
that good antifungals like Canxida will not harm beneficial bacteria, especially if you
take two or three of these tablets a day. You’re not going to kill things.
Be mindful of antibiotics. They’re going to get you nowhere. Try and lessen your dependence
on any medication. Try to improve the diet. Follow some of the principles in my book.
You can read a lot more at and don’t forget to do my survey. If you go
to, you can do my online survey to find out how bad you really are
in terms of a yeast infection. That was case number three. Thank you for
tuning in today.


  • Reply shane parry March 30, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Eric, I love your videos, but could you please turn your fan off, or invest in a computer with a quiet fan!  Its so hard to hear you talk!

  • Reply Kkristaly September 9, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Great video! And thank you so much for the information you share!! Does candida cause hair loss and is it reversible with taking proper lifestyle changes?

  • Reply Asahel717 March 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Dr Bakker, if someone presents with SIBO and candida, which would you say came first? I was diagnosed by breath test w/ SIBO recently (also recent blood test was + for candida albicans). I did herbals (neem, berberine, allicin, oil of organo) and then 2 wks of antibiotics (Rifamaxin, neomycin) for SIBO. I suspect I've had candida for decades.  I also have BPH and elevated PSA (negative biopsy, so unlikely cancer). Two days ago I read where prostatitis causing inflammation and spike in PSA can be related to candida.  I was floored by this.  Do you treat candida and SIBO the same way? And, for your male patients who have prostate issues, do you see improvement once the candida infection is under control?  I see a very good uro specialist but we never have discussed candida.  Thank you.

  • Reply Sonya Stanchfield June 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    did spit test for SIBO. Tested positive. have taken Candibactin. at present taking Biocidin. when will candida be in stock again. did a stool test. no parasites but candida showed up. took your test and came out moderate. did a heavy metal test and showed 31 lead. I'm doing liquid riolyte, quick silvers IMD INTESTINAL CLEANSE with chlorella for lead detox. I'm in a lot of pain every day from IBS Colon spasms, cramp and scyatic spasms.

  • Reply Sonya Stanchfield June 20, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I also have hashimoto. I don't do meds, but my ND has me on a pile of suppliments and 5 months later I'm hurting 15 hours a day. I don't take pain meds even tho the spasms feel like I'm being knifed. so with the lead present, can I get rid of the candida?

  • Reply Linda Alle September 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I clicked on a link that said "Candida Testing – Dr. Jeff McCombs Greetings. It's New Zealand naturopath Erik Baker, author of". I thought it was going to talk about Dr. McCombs Candida Plan or his advice on candida testing, but nothing about either is mentioned here. Perhaps there's a mistake and Dr. McCombs Plan is mentioned later or was edited out? If you could include that information or change the link, it would be less confusing and misleading.

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 20, 2017 at 5:33 pm

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  • Reply Robert Spadaro April 10, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I got a h pylori doctors gave me triple therapy three times which gave me severe IBS basically confined to my bed spot for 3 years just bought your candida cleanse kit thank you

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