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Candida Diet Plan : Ultimate Anti-Candida Diet For Candida Overgrowth

August 18, 2019


Hi there. It’s Eric Bakker, naturopath from
New Zealand, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary
supplements. Thanks for checking out my video today. Today, I’m going to teach you how to
really do a proper Candida diet. We’re going to go through different steps of my Candida
Crusher dietary approach. I’ve got a question here from a man called
Joel in Chicago, in the United States, and Joel is asking me if I can do a good, comprehensive
video on the Candida diet. Joel wants to know about the anti-Candida diet. He wants to know
some Candida recipes. He wants to know Candida foods to eat, Candida foods to avoid and all
those sorts of things. But before you check out my video, please
click on the link in the description box below this video to download your 13-page free report.
It’s a report that I normally use for my new clients who come and see me with yeast infections.
They will get this free report. It’s also a part of my book. This report is worth at
least $20, if not more. It’s yours for free. Just click on the link below and it will take
you to a page where you can download that free report. I think you’ll find it quite
handy. Joel, let’s go into this Candida Crusher dietary
approach. My Candida diet approach really involves three stages. Before I put people
through the three stages, I generally like them to go through a big cleanup. So we’ll
tidy up the diet first. Generally, the lifestyle and diet need a bit of a tidy up when people
get serious about revitalizing their digestive function. If they really want to get well,
they need to make some changes, but I’m not about making changes very quick with people.
I prefer that they slowly make change. Slow changes and generally over a period of many,
many weeks will usually mean that new habits become formed. New lifestyle and dietary habits
become formed. Then when these become formed, slowly they
become permanent in your life. And when these habits become permanent, it means that these
healthy habits will ensure that you don’t get a repeat of the old symptoms and that
you stay well for life. That, to me, is what it’s all about. Not just eradicating symptoms
with pills or eradicating symptoms with a diet, but building incredible health and wellness
through making life long permanent changes. That’s what we’re all about. The big cleanup
is something you can read about at yeastinfection.org, so be sure to check out yeastinfection.org.
That’s got about a thousand of my articles on that site.
Let’s look at stage one first. Stage one of the Candida Crusher diet approach is called
the MEVY diet, meat, eggs, vegetables and yogurt. Let’s look at that. Let’s look at
what the MEVY diet or the stage one approach really encompasses. The first thing we’ve
got to do, of course, on the MEVY, which you should have already done on the big cleanup,
is to get rid of all the processed and junk foods out of your diet. If I go to your refrigerator
and open it up, am I going to find lots of jars and bottles there with all sorts of sweet
sauces or foods that have been in there for many days or even weeks, they all need to
go into the garbage can. You need to get rid of all of those. Have a good look at your
pantry and your kitchen bench and your freezer and start making some changes there. All of
these things could do with a big cleanup themselves. Cut back on the amount of foods that you buy
when you go out in terms of takeaway food. Stopping off somewhere and buying a pizza
or getting donuts or getting foods that are highly processed, you need to stop these habits.
Because these are the habits that are not going to be really good if you want to recover
from a yeast infection or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, what we call SIBO. SIBO
and Candida often go hand in hand. Avoid white sugar, white flour, soda drinks, takeaway
foods, beer, alcohol, wine, and all these sorts of things in general. Any kind of candies
or chocolates. These things all need to go. They just don’t form any place in the digestive
system if you want to recover from Candida. Include liberal amounts of fresh, unprocessed,
and nutritional foods. A good thing to do is to go to the farmer’s market. Often you’ll
have sort of markets around you, and people will grow fresh produce and take them to these
markets. This is a good opportunity for you to get really nice produce, rather than the
supermarket. You might have a green grocer around you that sells good quality produce.
You can end up making good friends with these people and getting some really nice fresh
stuff off them. Or if you wish, do what I do, grow a lot of your own food. And that
way, you’ve got really nice fresh food to eat all the time. That’s fantastic to do and
at least you know it’s chemical and spray free. There are no pesticides on it and things
like that. When you do buy at the supermarket, as you’ve
heard before, buy around the perimeter of the supermarket where the fresh foods are,
the meats and the vegetables, rather than the processed foods internally in the supermarket
in all the aisles. Because these foods are designed to last for days and weeks and even
months in your pantry. They’re not really good for your digestion.
Avoid sugar and sugar-containing foods. Lots of sauces you get, sweet chili sauce, shrimp
sauce, oyster sauce, barbecue sauce, and tomato sauce, they all contain sugar. And this is
why people like these things. They contain sugar and salt. Lots of people also eat way
too much salt in their diet. Salt does play a good role in our diet, but many people eat
way too much salt. Watch out for salted foods and crappy foods containing salt like potato
chips and pretzels. Salt is often craved by people with adrenal fatigue because they end
up losing a lot of their sodium through the urine. They pee it out, so they need to eat
a lot of sodium. People under stress often like foods full
of sugar, salt and fat. When you start understanding the connection between stress and health and
you learn to relax a lot more, you’ll find that your sodium and sugar drop right off
in your diet and you can rely a lot more on fresh healthy wholesome foods. The fresher
the foods in terms of like nice green vegetables and good quality lean meats, the better your
gut is going to be. These foods spoil quickly. They need to be cooked up and eaten. Don’t
store foods in the fridge. I don’t really need to go into all the detail
on all the different kinds of vegetables you can eat and all the different kinds of fruits
you can eat. You can read about that on yeastinfection.org. I’ve written many articles on these. Let’s
just do a brief look at the best kind of vegetables you can eat with Candida. In my opinion, these
are the deep green colored vegetables, beans, celery, broccoli, and cabbage, many of these
sorts of foods. There are a lot of them you can get a hold of. Be careful, initially,
of the high starch carbohydrate foods like pumpkin, squash, peas, sweet corn, carrots
to a lesser extent, but those foods I just mentioned, the sweet potato, the pumpkin.
If you’re in fall going into winter, you may tend to eat a lot of pumpkin and squash. These
foods do have quite a high sugar content. So for the first three or four weeks going
into the MEVY diet, you want to cut out the high starch carbohydrate foods only if you’ve
got bad Candida. If you’ve got minor Candida, you may not need to cut them out. Sweet corn
in spring/summer can be favored by a lot of people, too, and sweet corn can be a bit on
the sugary side. The deep leafy green colored vegetables to a lesser extent don’t tend to
have so much of these sugars that Candida can thrive on. This is only a consideration
if you’ve got serious Candida. Bear that in mind.
Avoid most fresh fruits, avoid all fruit juices, and avoid all dried fruits, including sultanas,
figs, raisins, dates, those sorts of things. Fresh fruits are okay, but let’s just stick
with fruits like blueberries, pomegranates, avocados, kiwi fruit is not too bad, and a
green apple. I find green apple to be okay with most people with yeast infections. Watch
out for red apples. The fruits to particularly avoid are the very sweet fruits like melons,
bananas, pineapple, grapes especially, so they’re a very high sugar content. You need
to avoid those for a considerable period of time.
Try not to eat the same foods every day. Try to rotate the kind of foods that you eat.
Try to rotate the kind of proteins that you eat. Don’t eat beef every day or eat chicken
every single day. Rotate them. It’s really good for your digestion to do that. It’s also
going to be less challenging for your immune system. So when we take sugars out and rotate
healthy foods, your immune system will certainly pick up.
Let’s look at the kind of meats you can eat. You may be a meat eater like me or you may
be a vegetarian, so we’ll have a look at both of these kind of approaches. Meats generally
are not favored at all by Candida. You’re not going to have a problem with fresh fish,
lean beef, lamb, a very good protein source, and also free range eggs. Free-range eggs
and free-range chicken are certainly preferable over commercial because they don’t contain
antibiotics, arsenic, or chemicals like that. Arsenic is a metal that is actually used as
an antifungal on poultry food. If you’re going to get commercial poultry, you could have
all sorts of heavy metals or antifungals mixed in with the food or antibiotics sprayed on
the food. You won’t get that with free range. Free-range eggs are a very good source of
protein. I think biologically they’re probably the best protein you can eat in terms of their
amino acid content. Fresh fish is exceptional, too, but try to avoid farm fish. Canned sardines
and canned tuna are not too bad if they’re packed in spring water. Don’t get too worried
about the mercury content of tuna and fish like that. Albacore tuna is quite safe to
eat. Have a look at some interesting information on the internet about fish that contains mercury
also containing high selenium levels in general. Unless you’re eating shark, you should be
okay with a lot of different ocean caught species.
We spoke about the different vegetables. We’ve talked about the fruits, so avoid the high
sugar fruits. Avoid fruit juices. Avoid dried fruits. Avoid high fat meats. I don’t find
pork or bacon to be particularly good meats to eat. So foods to avoid when it comes to
meat are processed meats, meats from the delicatessen, pastrami, salami, ham, those sorts of meats
are sort of crappy meats to eat. They’re not really good. It’s like those bits of cheese
with plastic around them. Those plastic cheeses are junk.
Fermented foods and cultured foods, if you can incorporate them, are fantastic in the
MEVY approach. Sauerkraut, Kim Chee, kefir, kumis, there are many different kinds. You
need to find one of these foods that you like and then try to incorporate small amounts
into your diet. This stage is very important; stage one, because
what we’re doing is we’re setting the stage for a diet that’s going to start building
up your health to a very high level. And also, educating you on good foods to eat and hopefully
this will be something you’re not going to do just for a month or two, but lifelong.
That’s what I’d like you to do. This really, the induction phase is the MEVY, getting you
into eating properly. This phase lasts anywhere from two to three weeks, up to three months.
There are no time lines here. Nothing is set in stone. Be prepared in case you aggravate.
If you aggravate on a healthy diet approach, you need to back off a little bit. You could
be eating too much of one particular food. You may not be chewing properly. You may be
eating too much in general. You may not be relaxing enough. You may still be including
some foods into your diet that are not really good. So just try to check out what you’re
doing. You could be taking antifungal dietary supplements, too much of it and killing too
quick when your gut is in a transition state going from bad bacteria to good bacteria.
So be patient and kind on yourself. Don’t push yourself too hard.
Let’s talk about grains, breads, and things like that to eat. There is a lot of talk that
bread is no good on an anti-Candida diet. This is not true. This is simply not true.
I’ve worked with now close to 20,000 patients with gut problems and I can tell you now that
gluten is an issue with some people, but not the majority. Most people can tolerate some
wheat in their diet, but we’re not talking about five or six slices of commercially baked
bread with peanut butter or jam on them. If you want to have wheat in your diet, take
out the commercial bread first and go for flat bread. Just plain whole meal flour or
water and a bit of salt made into a dough, rolled flat, and then baked on a griddle,
a bit like a chipati. You can put nice salad on there. You can put shredded chicken on
there or some beef. This is a very healthy lunch to have.
You can do a similar thing with corn. You can do a similar thing with buckwheat, quinoa,
these sorts of flours and grains are good to incorporate into your diet. But again,
small amounts. You don’t need large amounts to start. Don’t really load your diet up top
heavy with grains. But the same goes for loading up your diet top heavy on any food, too much
protein, red meat, too much beans or legumes, too much vegetables. I see these YouTube videos
of people going like hard-core raw vegan and other people go hard-core red meat. Anything
hard core is going to give you hard-core problems. It’s all about moderation and balance. I prefer
to have small amounts of protein in the diet, a quality, balanced diet and larger amounts
of vegetables. I think that, to me, is a more sensible approach.
An Asian doctor friend of mine once said that people in the western world have got it completely
the wrong way around. He said, “You people have large pieces of meat on the plate, small
vegetable.” He said, “In Japan, we have small meat, large vegetable.” Clever idea.
Let’s talk about rice. Rice is good. Brown rice in small amounts to start with. Try brown
basmati. Try wild rice, the black stuff, it’s quite good. Try to avoid the white rice. If
you’re eating a lot of white rice at the moment, mix it with brown, 60 brown, 40 white and
slowly move to the brown. Brown is a much better option. More B vitamins. More fiber.
It’s a better grain for the gut, in general, to eat. So try to move away from the white
rice in general, but small amounts of rice are quite okay to have in your diet. Not a
problem. Quinoa also when cooked properly. It’s nice cooked in chicken stock. It’s very
good to incorporate with the Candida diet approach. And again, small amounts, common
sense. Did you get constipated? Did you get bowel
problems on the MEVY approach? If you did, you may want to eat less meat in your diet.
If you load up too much on protein, that could block you up. A long time ago when I worked
with patients on the Atkins diet, I found in the induction phase, the first two weeks,
many would get constipated. And that’s because they ate too much fat and protein straight
away, and they didn’t balance it with enough of the vegetables.
The other thing I forgot to tell you is sprouts are fantastic to eat. In fact, I’m sprouting
about four different kinds of grains at the moment in my kitchen downstairs. I’ve got
mung beans, alfalfa beans, I’ve got these New Zealand organic kind of beans, I’m not
sure of the name of them, and I sprout them all in these jars just with the lids with
some stainless steel mesh in them, and it’s fantastic to incorporate into the diet because
they’re full of nutrition. I sprout them away from the sunlight, and then for the last day
or two, I finish them off in the light where they green up. These contain lots of folic
acid and a huge amount of minerals and vitamins that really help to build up your health.
You can put sprouts into your diet, too. Another good addition.
So stick with this MEVY approach for a few weeks. Generally, the first three or four
weeks, you start to pick up and you’ll feel better. After you’ve been on the MEVY approach
for a little while, we’re going to put you into the low allergy phase.
The hyperallergenic phase is very clever is what we’re doing now is we’ve improved your
gut. We’ve removed the junk. We’ve put more enzymes, vitamins, and minerals into your
diet. You’re learning to chew properly. You’re relaxing more. You’re sleeping well. Now,
we’re going to improve your immune function to a higher level by being more selective
with the foods that could potentially challenge your immune system. We’re going to take them
out. This is very important because many people with SIBO and Candida have leaky gut or they
have food allergies and food intolerances. If you haven’t already done so, stage two
of the Candida Crusher approach, we’re going to take out cow’s milk. We’re going to take
out most dairy products. Butter is always fine. Unsalted, good quality butter is fine
to have. Small amounts of mozzarella cheese aren’t too bad. Parmesan and mozzarella, small
amounts are okay, but try to keep away from all the other cheeses if you can. Don’t grate
cheese on everything. It’s no good for your gut.
Take the cream out. Yogurt is fine if it’s a good quality sour acidophilus organic yogurt,
preferably from a health food shop or make your own. A small bowl every night after dinner
is good to have. Kefir, small amounts of kefir, again, made from coconut milk is fine to have.
In the low allergy phase, dairy generally be cautious. Take cow’s milk out. Take out
bananas, pineapple, and oranges. Those three fruits are very strongly allergenic with many
people. Limes and lemons are fine, but take out mandarins, tangelos, cumquats, and that
sort of citrus category, take them out. Chocolate gone. You’ve got to get rid of chocolate.
Don’t argue with me. Just take chocolate out of your diet. Take raw cacao out of your diet
for at least three or four weeks. Take stevia out if you’ve got serious Candida, take stevia
and xylitol out as well for the first month and then slowly incorporate them back in.
The low allergy phase also means no sugar even more so. Now, you’ve got to be even tougher
on yourself and really drill down that sugar because sugar can really affect your immune
system. Research at Cornell University years ago found that within five minutes of consuming
small amounts of white refined sugar, the neutrophil or the white blood cell count dropped
right off. We don’t want for you to get any kind of infection. We don’t want you to set
up any allergies or hypersensitivities. And you’ll achieve that by just cleaning up your
diet even more in stage two. When you’ve gone through stage two, after
three or four weeks, you should be starting to feel pretty darn good. And most of my patients
come back and say, “I’m feeling fantastic.” When you’re feeling great at this stage, then
you’re starting to think about the re-implementation or phase three, the food introduction diet.
Stage one and two together in I’d say 75 percent of cases is anywhere between four weeks to
about six to eight weeks, but there is no time limit. I’ve got some patients that stay
on the MEVY diet for a year before they go into the re-implementation.
With the third stage, it’s mandatory, just like the first stage. You have to do these
stages. The second stage is not mandatory, but it’s clever to do if you’ve been sick
for a long time. We’re now returning your diet back to normal. That’s why I call the
yeastinfection.org site getting you back to normal because we want you to have a normal
healthy gut, so you can have a normal healthy life.
Now what I want you to do is carefully test the foods. I want you to get a piece of paper
and write down all the foods that you eat. The foods that you may have taken out previous,
including candy, ice cream, beer, wine, pretzels, whatever you’ve had, any kind of crap that
you’ve had in your diet. Write everything down on a piece of paper. And then behind
each food selection or drink selection, you’re going to write 1, 2 or 3, so you’ve got another
small column you make down the right side of that food.
Three are the foods you love the most. Two are the foods that you really enjoy eating.
Three, obviously, is the stuff that you really love. And one is the foods you can give or
take. Let’s say put one with broccoli. Let’s put two with something like chicken, and let’s
put three with ice cream or beer or pretzels or whatever it is that you love to eat.
Now, the foods that you’re going to introduce � if you’re not already eating them � are
the foods with one. So the foods that you can give or take go first into your diet.
And then you incorporate one or two foods at a time for a period of three days, four
days or up to a week. And then once you’ve implemented most of those foods, you can move
to the grade two foods. Implement those again very gently and slowly. And the foods you
bring last into your diet are the third grade. These are the foods you love the most, so
don’t be in a hurry to bring the beer back. Don’t be in a hurry to bring the wine back.
If you start immediately introducing these foods again, you could set up a leaky gut,
burping, bloating, gut problems. And before you know it, the Candida grows back again
and you’ve got big problems. You’ll get anxiety or disappointed and then you’ll email me saying,
“This is a crap approach. It doesn’t work.” This approach does work. I can guarantee it
works because I’ve used this program now for over 20 years with thousands and thousands
of patients. It’s a sound protocol. If you follow it properly, it works.
The big thing we haven’t discussed because we’re talking about the Candida diet is the
lifestyle. Now, we can’t spend 20 minutes in this video talking about lifestyle. But
I can tell you now; lifestyle is 75 percent of recovery. So this video is really about
25 percent of recovery. So if you haven’t got the lifestyle right, all of the advice
I’ve given you is all a waste of time. Getting to bed on time as soon as you’re fatigued
or tired, you need to get to bed. Relaxing when you eat your meals. Chewing properly.
Learning to laugh a lot more about life and not take things seriously. Keeping away from
pharmaceutical medications. Keeping away from negative people. Going for walks once or twice
per day or actively engaging in exercise. Avoiding toxic or negative people. Doing something
you love to do. I mean I love my job. I love making videos. I love seeing patients. I couldn’t
imagine doing anything else. So enjoying your life is going to really mean that your brain
is talking well with your gut and your gut is talking well with your brain. The patients
I see with the best digestive systems are usually happy people. They’re happy with their
life. They’re happy with their partners or their job. You’ve got to be happy, otherwise,
it’s just not going to work for you. Now, we’re coming to an end with this video,
so I want you to check out yeastinfection.org and please do my quiz. Be sure to do my Candida
quiz if you haven’t already done that. Just to remind you to click on the link down below
in the description box to get your free 13-page report on the Candida foods. It’s a really
good summary and more on what we spoke about in this video. Also, don’t forget to check
out Canxida, my line of Candida dietary supplements, which I think are a perfect compliment to
the diet and the lifestyle. After working with so many thousands of patients,
I’ve worked out that people need the best kind of foods, they need the ultimate kind
of lifestyle, and they need the best kind of supplements. And that’s why I created the
Canxida range for people like you to compliment this kind of dietary approach. You can often
do this at home and get yourself well without going to see a doctor. It’s quite simple.
Just follow the protocol as I’ve outlined at yeastinfection.org. And I think with the
right food, the right attitude, the right lifestyle, the right supplement; you’re going
to get a perfect outcome. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel and
keep giving me some feedback on the kind of videos that you want. I hope that was a good
reply for you, Joel from Chicago. It was a long-winded reply, but I hope you’ve really
gained some good information out of this video. Thanks for tuning in.

95 Comments

  • Reply Adam Devine October 9, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Will canxida be restocked this week or next week by any chance mr Bakker please n thank. You

  • Reply Candida Crusher October 9, 2015 at 2:22 am

    This was one of the most requested videos from my readers and youtube subscribers. A complete step by step guide on how to do a proper candida diet.

    In this video I go over some very important things such as:

    What is candida diet?
    What foods to eat on candida diet?
    What foods to avoid on candida diet?
    The role of big-clean up for candida cleanse
    What can you expect before and after the candida diet?
    Where you can get some candida diet recipes?

    This 25minutes long video will answer all of your candida diet related questions. A lot of the ideas are from my book candida crusher. If you are looking for one of the best anti-candida diet and cleanse books to get rid of candida yeast overgrowth then make sure to checkout my book candida crusher.

    Please post all your questions and comments below and I will answer them whenever I can.

  • Reply Restraining Dylan October 9, 2015 at 5:24 am

    hey candida crushed what are you thoughts on saurkraut .i heard it helps heal the stomach ?.also i dont really like juicing because i find it sends my blood sugar high .if i make soups with lots of vegetables in do they still have some nutritional benefits or does heating them kill all the good stuff .also do you have a good soup recipe for healing .

    also alot of the vegans say that meat and protien is linked to cancer and that we should not eat it .is this true ?.

  • Reply ProChessPlayer October 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you Mr. Bakker. There are million websites on the internet that talk about candida diet, anti candida diet plan, foods to eat for candida and foods to avoid. Then they on to talk about different stages of candida diet followed by multiple candida cleanses and they also recommend you buy dozens of candida supplements and herbs. What I liked about your video is that it is comprehensive and you are not trying to push any product or your services. There are a lot of so called candida specialists that share few candida diet tips and then ask you for money for rest of the candida treatment plan. In your case you answer dozens of candida questions and I have never seen you ask for any money. God bless you sir, you are doing one great job. I know you are getting a lot of prayers. Candida ruined my life but your strategies have helped me overcome candida. I hope you will have canxida remove back, I have to tell you that I have used every single candida product and your canxida remove got rid of my candida within 1 month. Please restock it I want to buy 3 bottles. Do you also have any estimates when canxida rebuild will be available?

    I will be sharing your videos with anyone who will ask me about anti candida diet.

  • Reply Talu October 10, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Why only "small amount of kefir", isn't it really benefic milk kefir?

  • Reply Jane Forshaw October 12, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Hi there. I paid 38.25 pound for your book on the 25th of august and have still not received it . Look forward to hearing you. I love your videos.

  • Reply mary wright October 19, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you, I am sending this to my friend, she has serious Candida problem:)

  • Reply Raivons R1 & 535d October 20, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Eric ,please do a video ,on some of you typical patience success stories/recovery ,it helps to build the belief in success.

  • Reply YAY 4 Yolanda October 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I am waiting 3 months for canXida, when you will have will it ever come back in market? My patients need it.
    Thanks.

  • Reply Mike Luhrs November 5, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Doctor Bakker,

    +Candida Crusher posted on a video awhile ago ago protein shakes. I had some questions still… I have always taken protein after my workouts for years.I have also naturally followed this kind of dieting to keep a good body profile. I am currently taking a product I will supply in a link. Ultimately, what I want to know are protein shakes/bars bad on a candida diet? Are ingredients derived from soy and milk bad (ex whey protein)? Here's the link to the protein I currently take. It its called Amplify XL. Is this product causing harm? What's you opinion on peanut butter/penuts?

    http://www.gnc.com/PMD-Amplify-XL-Double-Chocolate-Explosion/product.jsp?productId=57464576

    I want to also add I started your pro biotic, love it!! Looking for the remover to get back in stock!! One more thing, is there a distinguishable difference between dry irritated skin, and a yeast infections in area such as a guys penis?

    Thanks for your help! The tip on lifestyle goes a long way!

  • Reply alexxdaye1 November 25, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Excellent video! It REALLY IS a lifestyle change. You have to reprogram your brain and body to function on a healthier lifestyle as opposed to and emotional one. By this point in American history, most people are emotional eaters. We celebrate often, reward ourselves excessively and become complacent with our health and well being until something goes DRASTICALLY or TRAGICALLY wrong. Thank you for this video and all of your videos!

  • Reply Ce Li December 3, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Love the video! Am I the only one who can't find "the link"… can only se links to other videos… :/

  • Reply Héctor Santos December 8, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Hello Dr.You said no fatty meats. Are you referring only to process meats or are fatty grass fed beef cuts banned too?

  • Reply Laurie B February 14, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Hello!
    I was wondering if the Gardein vegan products would work for these diets? I just started on this diet after I had 3 different fungal infections on 3 different parts of my body, the last being oral thrush. I have just ordered 2 bottles of your Candida Crusher. I'm hopeful again!
    Thanks for all the free videos and your no-nonsense approach. My favorite Kiwi candida crushing Naturopath!

  • Reply LaraHastings February 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Your approach is something I find very genuine, finally someone making more sense among all the snake oil anti-candida this and anti-candida that sellers I've seen on the internet.

    But I am still confused after reading articles and watching many of your videos. How can I find out what is wrong with my system in particular?
    I seem to be doing everything right, I do not have digestive issues or much other symptoms like tiredness or brainfog at all. I tolerate most foods.
    The only problem I have is mild to severe PMS that often accompanies "the itchies down there". Have had recurring yeast infections for years, I think it must have started when I started to take bc pills. Stopped taking them many years ago.

    My problem really seems to be hormonal. But I really cannot understand why. I eat a mainly vegetarian diet, also some fish and eggs. Green leafies, steamed veggies, whole grains, legumes, whole foods. I enjoy eating a clean and tasty diet, and also I do not suffer from stress.
    Really starting to be sick and tired of getting yeast infections almost every freaking month. What the hell am I supposed to do 😀

  • Reply karen xio March 19, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Hello. I have rosacea since 2011 caused by pylori. i was on antibiotics for 6 months. i am pylori free now. I take coconut kefier in the morning and probiotics at night. no grains, i just meats and veggies. do you have a diet for rosacea. thank you.

  • Reply Abolitionist Minneapolis April 6, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    I haven't heard yet about beans? Like black/brown/red beans? lentils? Thank you so much! Very helpful!

  • Reply nycgemini7222 April 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    you are in one word: "G-dsent!"

  • Reply nycgemini7222 April 19, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    "anything hardcore will give you hardcore problems!" hysterical! you should consider doing stand up comedy on your free time! I really enjoy your comedic tone in these videos…

  • Reply Maria Merry3 April 28, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I have gastritis and origano oil is to harsh for my stomac. Raw garlic and onion also.Can i replace them with something else?

  • Reply Maria Merry3 May 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    The first stage will be dificult for me. I have hard time to digest fish and chicken which is the only meat i eat. Also boiled eggs ,are so hard for me to digest even if i take enzimes and apple vinegar. What should i do and do you recommend taking enzimes with every meal?

  • Reply Adrian IG June 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    In the begging I want to say big THANK YOU for all of the videos YOU made for us .
    But i still have some questions for you:

    1.Is mayonnaise allowed on the candida diet? For example in combination with eggs.
    2.Is curd cheese and dairy cream allowed on the candida diet? If so ,can I mix them together ? If no, when can I start to eat them?
    3.I read on your side the cranberries are good on the candida diet. Are strawberries also allowed ? I guess that they are not but I had to ask.
    4.I found out from your video that dark chocolate is also prohibited on the diet.
    Although I have a question whether dark cacao (which contains 14 g of carbohydrates and 0.5 g of sugar) is allowed to ?
    I am asking because I read on the internet about many great propeties of this specific food and it contains many microelements and it has almost no sugar.
    I am very intresting about combinate it with diary cream (if it is allowed [point 2] ), because I used to love it in combination with the milk but now when the milk is strickly forbidden I would satisfy myself using diary cream.
    5.Are vitamin-mineral preparations are good idea to include it to the diet or they are almost not absorbing by the body as many of the internet articles suggest?

    Thank you so much if you'd find a little time to anserw for these questions.

  • Reply SuperJV4x June 10, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    the kimchi recipe's i've seen use sugar – is that sugar consumed by the fermentation process or should it be omitted?

  • Reply Matthew Cullen July 14, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    What if you are in a constantly activated fight and flight or sympathetic mode? Right now i'm dealing with pelvic floor condition called cpps which has put me in a state of always being tense and stressed. Most muscles are tight as well. I want to work on my health, however I also won't be able to become stress free yet. Should I try anyway?

  • Reply Matt Pulsey July 27, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    hi eric! is ground pork safe to eat for candida. i love pork and i want to eat it without feeling guilty

  • Reply ladyfoxx August 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Hi Eric. Thanks for the insightful videos. I'm wondering about nursing moms on the candida diet. My little one is 11 months and she is exclusively breast fed so can I do the diet or should I wait until after? Can you provide insight on the diet in this regard including the consumption of probiotics? Thank you!

  • Reply Dan Logan August 19, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Hi again Doc, can you tell me now after I feel Improved , taking good enzymes, good probiotic about 20billion two three times a day, incorporate sauerkraut, coconut oil GSE etc. how to introduce a fruit? I want to start with green apples or you mentioned kiwi. One piece each day for a week? Can you explain how to do it the right way. Thank you!

  • Reply Zeromus September 1, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Are Carrots ok or not on the MEVY diet. Your book has mixed messages regarding carrots. Thanks!

  • Reply D.fINE Ranges September 9, 2016 at 9:01 am

    started a candida diet before 3 days keeping only potatoes in( from foods i should to avoid )and since then my symptoms have almost disappeared,should i keep potatoes in my diet and go as it is?

  • Reply Stan lee September 20, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Hi Dr i am suffering from Jock Itch, is it the same diet i should follow too? should i cut on alcohol and sugary food?

  • Reply Falan Dafa Hao October 21, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    thank you!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Michael Lagace November 7, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Hello Eric!
    I have had candida, from the time I've been tested, for the better part of a year now.
    I would like to know how a type 1 diabetic can do this cleanse
    I've had trouble with hypoglycemia and have trouble keeping my blood glucose up with this kind of extra low carb, low sugar diet.
    Do you have any suggestions?

  • Reply Malcolm VeganLife Woods November 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Hello Candida Crusher i was just wondering can you give any high recommendation for Probiotics or supplements for Candida or leaky gut?… like brand name or best sellers for probiotics, i myself don't feel sure about taking MEDS i think they cause damage to the stomach lining at time so i try to avoid them i believe in natural healing but if i had to accept having to take prescription drugs then i will but normally i don't like to take pill form medication so could you make a video on Candida and what pillsor what kind ofpills to avoid while having candida or just give us written avise to us about this matter. NOTE 🙁 this question is address to all Candida Crusher subscribers & for those who left comments below.)

  • Reply Ms. Vicki November 18, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Thanks so much for this wonderful info. I will be following this plan to my best ability. Im am slowly cutting things out over the next few weeks. Just went over and took your quiz and tested 199. Kinda scary for sure. Thank you again Sir.

  • Reply Vkei+fitness December 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I don't know why all these Candida diet approaches all say you can't eat certain things. Grains don't sound like a good idea they all turn into sugar on the body, or worse CHEESE?! Small amounts sounds ridiculous. I'll just stick to vegetables, coconuts, flax, grapefruits, limes,avocado and kimchi.

  • Reply Petra January 30, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    great video! can you talk about the effect of alcohol on candida, such as wine,beer and are there any alcohols that are better from candida perspective (I suspect none!) so many people don't realise the effect of alcohol on their health.,especially having too much!

  • Reply Carolina Suels February 11, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Hello, just watched carefully your video, so many thanks!… I will start the process though I´m very worried and sad because I´ve tried many diets to eliminate sugar and carbs and I keep on breaking them. Is there any magic wand to develop will power?…. anyway, I´ll try once again, actually health issues are beginning to be worrying. Thanks for your serious and exhaustive information Dr. Bakker!

  • Reply shiffi66 February 16, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    This is the Candida Diet I'm going to follow. Thank you so much!

  • Reply Kyrah Fanning February 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    is it possible to veganize this diet?

  • Reply Andrej Šunko March 2, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I am seldom "right", I've learned that everything I know is not true. Could we check our both sources and see if we can get the truth out, if possible? To compare our knowledge?

    Thing is this. Proteins are only made out via process in plants called photosynthesis. So I've been told

    Where did you get your information that you can find proteins in meat? I mean, of course you can find traces of it because animal was eating plant but you're said so many times word "protein" and "meat" in the same sentence that I would really like to find what the truth is.

    Sorry for wall of texts, its late and I cant think straight.

    Thank you for your time answering me.

    I wish the best to you,

    Andrej

  • Reply Dan Logan March 9, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Hi,doc. What do you think about Spirulina? It has so many benefits yet still got a bad wrap some how in some articles. I'm interested in your opinion. Thank you

  • Reply Ametra March 15, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Hey Eric!
    See, I went vegetarian like seven months ago, and then vegan five months ago. I didnt know that I had Candida Overgrowth so I did not made the change-diet process, nor the big clean up. My question is, can I still eat pumpkin, carrots, squash and these foods you mentioned the Candida patient should at the first?

  • Reply chinelo betserai March 17, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    is stevia good for candida

  • Reply pchc April 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Good morning, MEVY for 3-4 weeks, but then you say start with yogur… What if I get itchy when I have a white cheese? or quinua? Should I consider lactose intolerance and quinua allergy? Thank you.

  • Reply mai abdellateef April 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks for your fruitful videos. I am suffering from a pain in my throat that i cannot stand anything around my neck.my tongue is coated with white layer and a green layer.i am wondering how can i make sue if i have throat fungus and if i have Candida.is it by doing throat culture?or are there any other tests i need to do.please also advise how can i book an online consultation with you.Thanks

  • Reply Kasey May 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    is red wine or balsalmic vinegar ok. And would consuming prebiotic foods and fermented be enough to balance dysbiosis or are antimicrobials needed? And what do you think about resistant starch potato starch (should you wait a few weeks before that) I know some can probably regain balance by eating some bread like vegans do etc but is it best to avoid anything with added sugar and white flour, at first, to gain balance faster?

  • Reply Tammy Reid May 31, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I think I read some where on one of your websites that we should avoid Stevia. Is that true? If so, why, and is there any sweeter substitute that we can use for tea and coffee?

  • Reply Tina Eichman August 5, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I tried so many times and it's not working some medicine make me very constipated and make my stomach very sensitive I cough and cough I have no energy when I don't eat sweet and I lose so much weight..

  • Reply R H September 13, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Is jaggery okay on the candida diet?

  • Reply Harman House October 1, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Thank you! This is a great sires of videos I love them!
    I would urge you to revisit the Cannabis and Candida video as there is so much new information now. I would love to hear your opinion in juicing the raw plant and now vaping is taking over and it affects the lungs much differently as far as tar and other carcinogens.
    Also you should turn comments on for that video there are a lot of people who would love to hear from you and would also love to comment.
    Thank you again!

  • Reply sickid41 October 1, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Great explanation

  • Reply Martha Espinoza December 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    It is ok to drink water kefir?

  • Reply Martha Espinoza December 11, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    It ok to have quinoa/ brown rice noodles?

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 10:24 pm

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  • Reply John John December 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    So good Thanks more

  • Reply Carmen January 13, 2018 at 3:18 am

    I'm so happy I found this video…I can't wait to start this.. Suffering from severe Candida.

  • Reply Jeff_Mci_Gaming March 31, 2018 at 10:11 am

    .I have been watching your videos (among others) for quite some time and very pleased with your information..you explain things in full detail that others don't…they simply say "Do this" but don't say why..leading people down the wrong path. I plan on utilizing your supplements AFTER i've read and studied your book thoroughly ….Now….I purchased your book 2 days ago, (so far, great book by the way)..however in your book you stated to avoid Canned Tuna, on the MEVY diet..but in this video you say it's ok? When you have a moment, can you elaborate? Also.. MEVY stands for 'Meat Eggs Veggis and Yogurt'…are you saying we can have Grains too? or is this AFTER the Big Clean up phase?..Please pardon whatever repeated questions you may have experienced as i'm cross referencing the information with your videos with the information in your book ( i have you videos on one Monitor and your PDF book on the other and a notebook taking notes …lol)..quite confused…At your earliest convenience please elaborate on the questions asked.

  • Reply alia yucel April 15, 2018 at 1:12 am

    thanks for the great video Eric, I can eat every thing maybe some with little gas but not much else, is that mean it's ok to eat them? what about candida?

  • Reply Philippa Wilson April 16, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Should antifungals be taken together or rotate each one every 4 days?

  • Reply Truth Seeker April 20, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Hello. You have said the MEVY diet is good for Candida. I got a high end Bulgarian (like Greek) plain yogurt and when I ate it , I got a migraine. I suffer from chronic migraines and am not able to include the fermented foods in the diet– not even plain yogurt. What should I do? Since I have eliminated even Sweet Leaf stevia from my diet, my migraines have lessened. But what about the plant stevia. I planted some last year and have the dried leaves in a glass jar, but am afraid to eat it because of migraines. The tomatoes, red onions and olives from my Greek salad gave me another migraine. But the oatmeal is agreeing with me as well as coconut cream concentrate.

  • Reply Melany Sabrina May 27, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I would like to understand if it's ok to have the acceptable grains during the MEVY diet, as well as the acceptable fruit. I understand that you can eat this as part of your anti-candida diet, but is it acceptable during the first 3 weeks? thanks​!

  • Reply Kathy Stout June 4, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Is eczema related to the gut or lymphatic acidosis? Which diet serves the answer? We are desperate for help. Thank you so much!

  • Reply LankyBrendon August 3, 2018 at 10:24 am

    lets say you were burning off 3000 calories a day…. what n the hell do I eat on this diet?

  • Reply LianazVapin August 6, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I am so grateful that I found you on YouTube, because I am sick of websites that are misinforming the public. Your knowledge is amazing, and I actually agree with you 100% so far. I have done extensive research myself, and can see right through many false and misleading people, doctors, and websites. You are a breath of fresh air, so THANK YOU!
    I do have a question, what is your stance on alkaline water and proper gut health? Thanks so much! Liana Hudspeth

  • Reply John Snow August 16, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    The stores here mainly have sardines in olive oil and salt water(not sure), fine or bad?

  • Reply Tina Mayer-Fortuna August 21, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you so much, I am so tired of being sick. I will try your protocol and your supplements and pray I get better!!

  • Reply Kevin Andrews August 21, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Really good video. Thanks for this!

  • Reply Jasmin Hodges September 4, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Hi Eric thanks for all your help. Is there any point in taking nystatin alongside the diet? If you don't think so, what is the reason?

  • Reply sterntube September 15, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I don't see why consuming more meat than vegetables would be a bad thing. It's certainly better than eating too many empty calories and not enough fat.

  • Reply Cristian Perelló October 19, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Meat is so bad for the gut. Please, keep on reading studies.

  • Reply slytherinjm October 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Hello doctor, this video is quite old but I hope you see this message. I started my candida diet 3 months ago and since day one I got a very horrible rash all over my body and face. I'm fair skin so most of the rash lasted for a month but left ugly brown scars on my skin. Recently a new rash started to come out on my hands and feet and the worst one, on my face. This is the only problem I've been having since I started the candida diet and I work with the public, I feel very ashamed to show my hands and face because they're marked and red. The rash is always very itchy and red. I also got constipated, I've been taking laxatives to be able to go to the bathroom once a week. The only good thing I've seen is the weight lost but I still feel bloated so in my opinion, I've gotten worse due to this horrible rash that doesn't go away and the constipation. I don't eat anything sweet, starchy and I eat a lot of vegetables, especially the green ones and salads. I don't eat meat, I've always been vegan. So my diet is full of veggies, garlic, apple cider, ginger, cayenne peppers and many herbs. For fat I eat avocado and nuts like almonds, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds. I also drink almond and coconut milk (unsweetened) flaxseeds and chia seeds. Instead of rice I eat quinoa once or twice a week. Sometimes I make creams with cauliflower and almond milk. But I don't see any improvement when it comes to my face and my bloated stomach. Candida gave me eczema and it's gotten worse. What should I do? 🙁

  • Reply Kathryn Curtis November 1, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Can you please send me some breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks recipes, it's difficult not knowing what I can and cannot eat..

  • Reply Kathryn Curtis November 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Please can you help me, I have a bad yeast overgrowth, and would like you to send me some recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, much appreciated thanks very much.

  • Reply mike A1 November 8, 2018 at 6:40 am

    What I'm going to eat

  • Reply Judy S November 16, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Eric, Thanks again for all this info. The question I have is "At what point should I start the Canxida Remove/Restore" (waiting for my order to arrive) After 2 or 3 weeks of the MEVY diet or later? Many Thanks

  • Reply Alba Fernández Garay November 18, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Hi Eric, what about pork? And Spanish stuff such as chorizo or jamón ibérico?

  • Reply Tiffany Sheets November 19, 2018 at 2:26 am

    I took tetracycline for several months in my early 20’s for acne and it ruined my life. I am now in in my mid thirties and still dealing with yeast. This diet is almost impossible when I have an 8 year old at home who eats what most kids eat. I am going to try the intermittent fasting along with this diet and try to hit it hard with the anti-fungals. Pray for me pls.

  • Reply Just Me November 28, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Very interesting and educational! Thank you!

  • Reply Brenda Bennett December 21, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Thank You for sharing.. I didn't think I had it. However the Dr said it was in my blood test showing. He said its no big deal… However I see that not as good thing at all. Thank You for your information..

  • Reply Lin C January 15, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Dark chocolate can be very healthy.

    I actually make my own chocolate, with Markus Rothkranz' recipe. Cacao powder, coconut oil, cashew butter, and pure maple syrup.

  • Reply Vikki Stitt January 19, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Hi Eric, I’m in a Facebook support group for Candida and the topic came up ‘why can some people get away with bad diet, smoking, alcohol abuse and drugs and still not be effected like we are’ so I asked ‘what blood type are we all’ most of us including myself are A+, is this a fluke or is there any information that suggests we’re prone to this horrible infection? Thanks 👍🏻

  • Reply Tim Clark January 27, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Hello Dr Bakker, I'm doing your program with all three of your products and into it for over a month now. My tongue is coated and for me this means I have infection which shows up in the mouth but I know it is in the rest of my body and it just didn't appear in the mouth. I also did your program over a year ago and what I remember it was successful but can't remember all the details. It seems for me when the sun starts shinning around here in the NW and I can get out and sit it the sun this is when I really start healing… just a side note and a little background. I've had body issues for a long time and worked with integrated medicine and fairly successful, don't have a lot of viruses I did or Lyme but still seem to carry the fungus in the body which I'm trying to get a grip on it so I can keep it at bay. Just wanted to give you a little background, oh… 62 years old with a strong spirit! Okay, recently I ran into "Turpentine" a pure form that is being used to knock out Candida, parasites and the testimonies claim many healing properties. Low an behold as you have covered so many subjects but not this one. What is your take on it? Thanks for all you do!!

  • Reply Lisa Greenhalgh February 9, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Is goats milk good for you

  • Reply Sean h February 13, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Hi eric .Mevy diet sounds similar to keto? Except for yoghurt.. i'm doing keto and now alot are bangin on about a fruit diet to cure candida .was just listening to somebody who suggests eggs are the devils food and feed pathogens?

  • Reply oskar edwall March 20, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    What ratio of fat/protein/carb for candida diet, and then what ratios for someone with little or no candida would u recommend

  • Reply Necro Kittie March 21, 2019 at 12:07 am

    sourdough is the best wheat. the bacteria have already digested it.

  • Reply Darla Gartenfeld March 25, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Dr. Bakker. Do you see patients from the US via Skype or anything like that? How can I become your patient? Thank you.

  • Reply Abseiduk March 26, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    But how often can i eat rice or bread like can i eat a little every day? Would 1 cup or 1 bowl constitute a small portion?

  • Reply Tashawna Thompson June 12, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Great video. What about brown Rice?

  • Reply Cadaver thehacker July 5, 2019 at 9:57 am

    What about pineapple if ur not allergic at all? It makes me feel good and its high in enzymes.

  • Reply Nikki Stephens July 17, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    What about beans and/ or soy in stage 1 and 2? Would tempeh and miso be ok? Tofu? Any sorts of beans that are more or less recommended?

  • Reply dym July 18, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    If using antifungals, oral (oregano oil, garlic, etc.) and topical (coconut oil, neem), does it matter at which of the three stages you introduce these? Or should you just start asap? Thanks again!

  • Reply Susan Kibe July 24, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I have enjoyed watching this video. how can I get canxida remove supplements. I reside in Kenya, in East Africa.

  • Reply Courtney Jarman July 25, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    I am taking your supplements on the MEVY diet, following the book, and my symptoms are very aggravated ever since taking the supplements. Is this normal?

  • Reply Stacey 26 August 2, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Breakfast meal for candida: scrambled egg (organic)
    Fried spinach in coconut oil
    Sliced avocados
    Sprinkled black pepper

    5 mins to cook cheap and cheerful 🙂 good for the gut

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