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Candida Foods To Avoid: Foods You Should Avoid With Candida Diet

August 13, 2019

Greetings. 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 part two of the video today. This video series
on what to eat and what to avoid with Candida. I’ve produced these two videos for a person
called Tom Rutherford from Texas, who has actually emailed me. Eric, what can I eat?
What should I avoid? So Tom, I hope you’ve checked out my first video and had a good
look at that. This is really part two, the foods to avoid with Candida.
Well, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work out what you need to avoid with Candida.
You know what to avoid with Candida. It’s the foods that you look around and you see
other people eat, other people that complain about bad health, people that complain about
bloating and gas and fatigue, bowel problems. People who go to the doctor looking for different
kinds of medications for relief. Most people I see say the same thing to me. �I thought
you were going to say that. I had a feeling you were going to tell me to stop drinking.
I had a feeling you were going to tell me that I can’t have three candy bars every day.�
Every patient I see with a chronic health problem has got some kind of habit underpinning
that health problem, and often there will be a dietary indiscretion and there will be
a lifestyle indiscretion. And when you peel those layers back, there will be some kind
of stress underpinning that. I’ve spoken enough now in my videos about
the relationship with stress and chronic Candida. There is no doubt about it. Every single case
of ongoing Candida I see there is usually some kind of unresolved issue underlying that.
I had three patients from the U.S. yesterday, and one patient, in particular, I saw has
got a public service job. I said, �Do you like it?� He said, �I hate it. I hate
my job.� And I said, �Well, why would you stay in a job that you hate?� �I don’t
know. I haven’t decided to get out of it yet.� Now, he’s had Candida for a long time. This
guy is on an amazingly good diet and he’s been on it for some time, and he can’t understand
why after three or four naturopaths and two doctors, no one has helped him to resolve
this problem. And basically, when I told him that the job’s got to go, the diet doesn’t.
I think he understood what I was alluding to.
Maybe you’re a person looking at this right now who’s on a perfect diet. You’ve been to
a really good naturopath or the best doctor in town who’s given you an incredible diet.
You’ve been to maybe a psychotherapist or a counselor. You’ve been to a chiropractor.
You’ve been to all these kinds of people and yet you’re still not right and you’re still
eating the best foods. Try to understand that it’s a lot more than just food that you need
to eat and to avoid to get rid of Candida. That’s the secret.
Let’s delve into the foods you need to avoid now. I’ve written quite extensively on this
in my book, but I’m going to go through a list of different things that I think you’ll
know when I read these out or mention these. These are the foods that can affect you quite
badly, and it’s not necessarily the quantity of these foods that you eat or the frequency
of foods that you eat. It’s how much you’re enjoying these foods, so you’ve got to stop
the relationship that you’ve got with that food. You’ve got to stop it. We have relationships
with foods. I don’t know if you realize that. Just like we have relationships with people.
And sometimes people can really piss us off. We can have bad relationships with people.
We can have good relationships with people. And sometimes when we sever those relationships
or change them, it’s like a breath of fresh air.
What food do you really enjoy eating that’s a naughty food, that’s a bad food, a food
that you shouldn’t be eating? Is it a chocolate bar? Is it peanut butter? Is it going to the
cupboard and getting a slice of bread and putting peanut butter and jam on it? Is it
going to the refrigerator and having a glass of milk two or three times a day? Is it really
wanting that beer or wine at the end of the day? That’s what I want you to think about
right now. What food immediately comes to your mind that you’re having on a regular
basis that you know in the back of your mind you shouldn’t be having, but you’re thinking
to yourself, �Well, a little bit here or there is not going to hurt me. One or two
drinks a week, I’ll be fine.� Well, you won’t be fine. Because the top of
the tree on the �no� foods is alcohol. If you’re not prepared to stop alcohol, even
one drink per week, then just turn this video off now and go and look at one of those funny
cat videos or something. Because it’s not really going to make any difference to me.
You’re not going to get well. You’ve got to stop that relationship. It’s not just a matter
of saying to you �Here are all the foods you avoid.� Because if I gave you a list
now of 25 foods to avoid, I can guarantee if you went down the column, you could put
a circle around one food that you find hard to avoid and that’s the problem.
Confectionary, particularly, so we look at alcohol. Then we’re going to look at things
like lollies or candies or confectionary, chocolates, biscuits, any kind of sweet foods
like that that are really full of sugar. I’m no fan of chewing gum either. I tend to avoid
chewing gum. I think it’s a bad habit chewing, chewing, chewing all the time. You see people
at airports. I see a lot of employees for companies sitting there chewing, taxi drivers,
bus drivers, bored people, frustrated people; they sit there chewing. Very bad. You’re giving
your stomach all these bad signals that food is coming. You’re swallowing saliva laden
with artificial sugars. These are neurotoxins. Avoid chewing gum. You don’t need it. And
it’s the same with that candy bar. If you go shopping, you don’t need to buy that candy
bar when you’re sitting there waiting at the checkout. A lot of things are just habits
that you’ve accumulated. Again, you need to make some changes with these relationships,
with these habits. Cut them out of your life. We’ve talked about candy. We’ve talked about
chocolate. We’ve talked about biscuits, cookies, cakes, slices, all these kinds of foods, again,
full of creams and colors and sugars with trans saturated fats, all these things with
margarine in them. All this crap you don’t really need. Lots of refined sugar and flour,
processed peanuts in there and grains and junk. When you buy a packet of cookies and
keep it in the cupboard for six months, it’s probably still okay to eat. Chewing gum will
keep for years. It shows you how processed this food is. As they say, all the food in
the middle of the supermarket is a highly processed food. That’s the stuff you want
to avoid. You’ve probably heard it before. You only buy what’s on the perimeter, the
perishables; the food that goes off quick because that’s the food that’s healthy for
the body. Foods to avoid in the first few weeks of Candida
include, if you’ve got a �bad� yeast infection, you need to be careful of grains. Too much
wheat. Too much rye. Any kind of grain too much of, it could upset your digestion when
you’re trying to switch into a tighter dietary approach, especially if you eat too much of
it. Avoid those sort of foods. In the previous video, I said avoid pumpkin, squash, sweet
potato, carrot, and sweet corn. These foods in the first two or three weeks when you’re
switching from a non-Candida to a Candida diet, just slowly cut these things out and
focus more on the greens, leafy greens. Just be careful with your grains.
When you’re switching into a Candida diet, I want you to focus on chewing food properly,
getting to bed on time, taking plenty of enzymes, learning how to relax more, and improving
your gut function, improving the digestive capabilities of your gut, so it can handle
a better quality diet. Because digesting food is quite hard and tough on the body.
The focus also is on really improving the bowel tone and having really good bowel motions.
Because most American and European patients I see, as well as Australia and New Zealand,
have a bowel motion maybe every day, maybe every second day. Constipation is endemic,
so you want to have two bowel motions per day as a minimum if you’ve got a very good
gut function. Takeaway food. Do you often go to the shop
and buy takeaway chicken, deep fried chicken, for example, or pizzas? Even these greasy
Asian meals or things like that. Be careful of takeaway foods. They are convenient, but
they’re not convenient for your digestive system. Tin foods, packet foods, anything
in boxes, packets, or tins. I do use occasionally tin food, but it may be sardines or salmon,
but most of the food that I cook and consume is all fresh and raw foods that I’ll turn
into meals. The fresher and cleaner you eat and the more
you avoid the processed foods, the more you’re going to increase your digestive capacity,
the better the enzymes will work and you’ll also produce more enzymes, and the better
the bowel function will be because you’ll also produce better or more of the beneficial
bacteria. Remember, you’ve got anywhere from 500 to 1,000 species of bacteria in the gut,
and they shape and form themselves depending on the stresses and also the diet. When you
improve your diet, you can slowly improve the bowel flora. When you can improve the
bowel flora, you can crowd out the Candida, the SIBO infections, and your health will
really improve in a seriously big way. Because all health starts from the inside out of the
gut. I think you know by now what foods you want
to avoid. You want to avoid the foods that you know you shouldn’t eat, and most people
know that by now. You can read a lot more in my book, Candida Crusher. I’ve written
over 100 pages on these sorts of foods. I prefer to talk more about what you can eat
rather than what you can’t eat. That’s more important to me.
Another heads up for you on what you shouldn’t be doing is cooking meals and then covering
them with saran wrap or cling film when they’re cold, placing them in the refrigerator, and
then microwaving them the following day to heat them up. I think that is a no-no because
bacteria, molds, and fungi will grow on that food overnight. It’s not a fresh meal anymore.
Cook a meal, consume it, and eat it. If you don’t do that, then deep freeze it straight
away, and I prefer oven warming rather than microwave. I don’t really like microwaves
at all. Sauces, that’s another thing that I didn’t
mention is watch out for tomato sauce, chili sauce, ketchup, any of these kind of sauces.
If I went into your house now and opened your refrigerator, how many bottles or jars would
I see that have been sitting in there for weeks, if not months. I guarantee there will
be a few, if you know what I mean. There will be lots of different jars in there. Lots of
people have got these jars lying all around the place. These things are mold traps. They’re
fungal traps. They’re bacterial traps. Try not to do that. Use something and then throw
it away. When you’re going into a transition stage
with a healthy diet, try not to use any kind of sauces at all. I’ve got only one sauce
in my house and that’s tamari. I use quite a bit of tamari, which is a Japanese kind
of a soy sauce, and I use sea salt and I use cracked pepper and I use a lot of different
dried herbs and fresh herbs. But I prefer not to use tomato sauce, chili sauce, shrimp
sauce, oyster sauce, and all these sort of sauces. They’re not really good. We only tend
to have a little bit of them and we keep the bottles accumulating for too long.
We’ve spoken about confectionary. We spoke about things like ice cream, chocolate, all
this sort of junk, cakes, biscuits, slices. We spoke about alcohol, which is the first
thing I mentioned. We spoke about not reheating food. We spoke about sauces, bottles, and
little things like that. What the hell does it leave you with? Well, it leaves you with
a diet that your great grandparents probably had. It leaves you with a diet that’s fresh
vegetables, fresh fruits, and fresh proteins, meats, all legumes, all nuts or seeds. There
are plenty of foods you can eat and combinations of these foods.
I’m just going to give you a little plug here about my new product I developed called Canxida
Restore. Canxida Restore took me a long time to make. I had to really have a good think
about the different combinations that were going to be most beneficial for patients.
The best enzymes to facilitate digestive recovery and improvement, and the best probiotics.
I selected seven enzymes and six probiotics, and I’ve kept the fructooligosaccharides and
inulin out. There is no prebiotics in this. And I call that product Canxida Restore. It
partners up beautifully with Candida Remove, which is antifungal/anti-bacterial/anti-parasite
product, so that’s in a tablet. It’s a really difficult product to make, the
Canxida Remove. I’ve had to work with several manufacturers now to find someone who can
really do the job properly because it’s not an easy product. Anything new, a new formulation,
particularly herbal, is very difficult to make if it’s never been made before. And I
can tell you, it’s super effective. We’ve had so much good feedback from Canxida Remove.
But when you partner that tablet now with a capsule, Canxida Restore, you’re going to
get an even better effect because they work perfectly together.
Check out my site,, and also be sure to have another good look at
There are over 1,000 articles on that site now. Have you done my quiz yet, my Candida
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me a message through YouTube, comment on the kind of videos you would like, I’d be glad
to accommodate you with that. Because the channel is all about helping people out.
I hope this has been of some benefit for you. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Klash Karelt January 18, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Hello, I would appreciative you would be able to take theme and say a word about raw cold pressed olive oil, and gras fed organic butter. Thanks

  • Reply MrBrianDuga February 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    I am not sure how I landed on you but so far all your videos have been spot on. The lifestyle things you stress are so important and for the longest time I've considered them "fluff" and not a priority as the diet. One thing I find unique to your suggestions is that thing about not putting food in the fridge to be reheated. I thought I was safe/smart putting left-overs in pyrex with the plastic covers and re-heating them in a toaster oven on 350 for 15-20 minutes. I am sure you're correct on this point because my friend eats left over meat the following day and her hives get worse. But if she eats fresh meat, they don't. But it's overwhelming and demanding on daily logistics to always cook and eat fresh for every meal. We always cook a little extra and eat left-overs the following day at work. Even that is more than most of the co-workers do. Do I bring a raw steak into work and cook that before lunch? If I immediately freeze, then there's the logistics around thawing for the next day's lunch. Out on the counter is probably the only way to get it thawed in time. And that can be a thawing method prone to bacteria as well, right?

  • Reply pchc February 19, 2016 at 7:23 am

    can i take your medication while pregnant?

  • Reply pchc February 19, 2016 at 7:27 am

    what about home made tomato sauce? I eat quite healthy and home made but I have candida….

  • Reply Endezeichen Grimm March 23, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Is the cause of candida really that simple? If you can rule out contracting yeast from another person, then is it all internal and diet and self care?

  • Reply mukesh gupta March 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    on gi index coca cola is low gi but potato is high gi. coca cola is good than potato

  • Reply Sherrina White March 28, 2016 at 12:18 am


    you have listed to not eat rice, can you have brown rice or quinoa

  • Reply woollster00 April 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    had balanitis for 2 years had numerous pills and creams and stuff thrown at me told i HAVE to be circumcised but if you follow this diet absolutely strictly i promise you will see results

  • Reply Merlene Mitchell April 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    do you help women?

  • Reply Merlene Mitchell April 16, 2016 at 2:12 am

    I thank God … you are a Miracle Sent From Heaven you don't know how long I have suffered

  • Reply Valeria S April 23, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Hi, I'm happy to hear that Tamari sauce could be acceptable. Indeed I have it in the fridge. I notices the ingredient listed are : water, soybeans, salt, alcohol, mould culture, bacterial culture. Is it still alright with the mould ingredient? Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Maria Merry3 April 27, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Can iorder the Canxida product to Macedonia do you ship?

  • Reply Ivan Low April 28, 2016 at 7:55 am

    is reheating food in a steamer ok? ^^"

  • Reply Klotilda Nikaj April 28, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    so if we do not use chewing gum, how do we get rid of bad breath? I brush my teeth everyday and I still get it

  • Reply Costin David May 1, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    hello is probiotics yogurt good?

  • Reply Costin David May 2, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Thank you.

  • Reply Giselle May 5, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Please advise, is this a good diet for malassezia yeast?

  • Reply Richard Richardson IV The Third May 5, 2016 at 7:32 am

    I read that there is no proof that ProBiotics help! do you have any facts that prove it does ? Also are baked beans good or bad?

  • Reply Laurita Fajita May 11, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Thanks for all of your amazing insight!! You are a breath of fresh air 🙂 blessings!

  • Reply Z. G. May 12, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Is black coffee with no sugar or cream ok ?. . . or should I avoid caffeine altogether?

  • Reply Revd.Anton Ndrecaj May 20, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Dr Eric thank you very much for this very very infomative medical nathuropat video about Candida I am in war with Candida for most 5 years when I eat withe wheat,barely,or white rice I become very very sick and i have abdominal cramps and very other seriouse symtoms ,so shoul i avoid all my life this products ,and can i eat sour from milk product ,yoghurt ,or kefir Thank you I send to you Greetings from Serbia

  • Reply Revd.Anton Ndrecaj May 20, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Dr Eric thank you yes we are strong peopel,shoul i avoid sugar,glute,can i eat the yoghurt or kefir i use as antifugal the cocount oil and some times pau de arco tea Thnxx

  • Reply Revd.Anton Ndrecaj May 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Thank You very much I will flowe your Blog Dr Eric Be Blessed

  • Reply smilingblissgoddess May 30, 2016 at 10:59 am

    There are healthy chewing gums which contain healthy natural sweetener like xylitol much better than eating too much of any other sweet treats dont you think?

  • Reply RealItalianKitchen June 1, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Hello Erik, i wanted to share this with you to see what you think. I have been on a candida diet on and off for a year and the problem kept coming back. Like you say in another video is stress related. I've actually been getting better since I've relaxed the diet, cause doing it for a year and not getting any strong results has been really stressful. So I do enjoy a drink once in a while and worry a little less about it and the problem is slowly going away. I'd love to know what your take on this is, I value your opinion and have enjoyed a lot of your videos. Thanks

  • Reply Haydee Naranjo June 5, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Thank you for all your information. What kind of fruits I can eat. And can I have brown rice. Or quinoa? Or sprouted tortillas.

  • Reply Sandra Leitzelar June 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Can i eat eggs and cheese ! ?

  • Reply Weston Guidero June 19, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Regarding the Canxida remove supplement. Is it true that you may not feel that great during a short time as a cleansing process?

  • Reply RZA June 24, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    hi dr bakker you said wheat is ok,but here you say be careful with grains?

  • Reply Celine Jennison June 27, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Hi Eric, I wrote a question in a previous video and I forgot to ask the following. Sorry if you have to repeat yourself… Can I eat the following: Home-made Popcorn made with coconut oil ? Nutritional yeast? use Yeast for making home made grain-free bread? Gluten free flour? Corn flour? Beans ? Cheers

  • Reply Faro Kama July 6, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Does candida make a person lose weight? What source of carbohydrate can a candida(over growth) patient eat for diet?

  • Reply Richard Ward July 14, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    I am a bit confused as to whether I should get on the Candida diet or the low FODMAP diet. Recently I've been feeling bloated and have had abdominal pains. Two weeks ago I started a low FODMAP diet which helped immediately, but in recent days I've noticed a lot of mucous in my stool.

    The problems all started a few months ago when I had oral thrush which went away after several weeks of treatment including a Candida diet. But Ive always felt bloated since then. About 6 weeks ago I feel like had a peptic ulcer, my gut was in so much pain, especially if i had a sip of alcohol. I took an anti acid (Omeprazole) for one month which seemed to heal the ulcer. But in the last couple weeks of me taking the anti acid I started feeling really bloated and gassy. A pharmacist gave me an anti-biotic (flagyl) thinking it may have been a stomach infection. I finished both the anti-biotic and the anti-acid on the same day and immediately went on a low FODMAP diet because the last couple days of the treatment the pain and bloating was too much, and it even spread to my muscles. So for the last weeks Ive been on the low FODMAP diet and have been feeling so much better, but I'm really concerned about the stool.

    I have no doubt i have a damaged gut which is leaking, which i suspect is from too many ibuprofens for my occasional headaches and fevers, years of excessive hot sauce consumption, caffeine pills in the morning which i took to help me use the bathroom, and two-three bottles of 6% alcohol content beer each night. I have completely eliminated all of those from my diet and i have no problem staying off them.

    Should I stick with my low FODMAP diet, which prevents me from eating garlic and asparagus (two big no-nos), or should i switch back to a Candida diet?

    In the end I know I will need to fix the lining in my gut, but as a vegetarian I cannot get on board with the beef and chicken stock method used in the GAPS diet.

    Sorry, I mean to keep this short!

  • Reply Dan Logan July 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Doc, hello again. I want to ask you, why carrots are a food that's considered as a "feeding candida food"? Should you wait a while before eating them again? I grown my own carrots and one a day shouldn't it be considered actually good real food? Thank you

  • Reply Thunder Fire August 10, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you for this video 🙂 Helps a lot. I have two maybe more chronic disorders that are trigger by stress and signs of candida as well -so I am not shocked stress and stress related eating is the main culprit here.

  • Reply Dan Logan August 12, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Hello again Doc, I want to ask you this time about Nightshades vegetables and particularly about tomatoes, aren't they a great food???, I love them, why I keep reading to avoid them with gut problems. I don't have any pain after eating them. Should a person avoid them in your stage two on the low allergenic stage. Thanks

  • Reply goblondie August 27, 2016 at 9:09 am

    very good, you go straight to the point !

  • Reply Kickass 101 August 30, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    You don't mention oils very much, is it ok to have lots of oil on my veg an salads for calories?

  • Reply Helena August 30, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    What about Kombucha?

  • Reply anto yels September 2, 2016 at 10:13 am

    hello doctor i have seen your video.sir i have yeast infection more than 4 year i haven't recognized it.later only i knew .what i want to do .to eliminate yeast infection in my penis .any surgery need or medicine need to cure this.please refer some medicine or antibiotic cream.iam having itching nowdays.please reply me sir

  • Reply D.fINE Ranges September 6, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    is it fruits ok? and meat?

  • Reply D.fINE Ranges September 7, 2016 at 8:13 am

    You re wright i dont .Just rushed my reaction and repsonded imediately to what sound to me strange.Will check your vids straight away tnx

  • Reply Evelyn Cole September 9, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Hello Dr. I have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and i have acid reflux im on meds for this. what can i eat and are your products safe to take with meds

  • Reply Mert Özkan September 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I don't get it. At your web site, you say no to legumes and beans. So can I eat Beans?

  • Reply ahmed hassan September 22, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Hello, thank you very much for your videos. i am 26 years old and i have been suffering from fungal infections and eczema since my teen age years. i am currently on anti-fungal medications but slow and minor results. may i switch from candy to dried figs and dates, sugar to honey, also what about eating whole wheat breads.

  • Reply Internal Tears October 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Is eggs and bread bad for candida too ?

  • Reply Decowood October 14, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Thank you for sharing this video

  • Reply Kicki Pettersson October 27, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Hi Eric, When cooking eggs, is it ok if the yolk is loose/creamy?

  • Reply vcvitiko October 30, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    how bad is white rice? I come a country where we eat fresh meats, fish but alot of rice

  • Reply Malcolm VeganLife Woods November 8, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Hey Candida Crucsher i gotta question for you on Foods you can eat & foods you can't eat with leaky gut and candida.Q:what if you have had candida for a long time but you didn't know it, you then you figured that something could be wrong with your stomach lining unaware that you needed to stop eating foods that bothered your stomach but the sickness was more on other parts of your body but didn't really bother the gut but the problem was from your(BAD) gut and in most times you no longer can have foods like bone broth.potato's,red beats ,soy.grain,food preservatives like ascorbic acid, citric acid, sodium benzoate, calcium propionate Food coloring thats were suppose to be healthy foods and foods that suppose to heal leaky gut & Candida so now you have grown to FOOD ALLERGIES to some of the healthy foods that where (suppose)to help heal your candida and leaky gut? so what do a person do if he/she nolonger can digest healthy foods without having complications ? what foods to eat then?

  • Reply Ms. Vicki November 14, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Hello sir. I just wanted to thank you for this info. I am 48 and after some research, I have realized I am riddled with candida. I fight emotional problems, sleeping issues, stress/panic, memory/attention problems along with ear problems. I have major ear itching, clear drainage and now ringing in both ears. I've gone about mad at this point but we have no insurance or money for doctor bills, so I must fight this alone.
    Is there any advice you can give in addition to diet change? I appreciate your time.
    Thank you!

  • Reply Nate Nimon December 13, 2016 at 4:23 am

    I feel like I have to cook big meals to later eat my cold left overs cuz I'm a lumberjack and when I'm out and about there are no healthy options.

  • Reply fitzgard87 December 22, 2016 at 9:36 am

    whats wrong with pumpkin?

  • Reply Faraz Khan January 2, 2017 at 1:46 am

    You are a wealth of knowledge sir, thank you for these videos!

  • Reply aok January 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    is home brewed kombucha acceptable during the candida cleanse?

  • Reply Kasey February 16, 2017 at 6:34 am

    You have great videos I really appreciate them! Should someone do an elimination diet too, will food sensivities prevent healing of the gut even if taking enzymes..? Also should one avoid most sauces? I found a non GMO Thai curry sauce in my store but I think it contains corn starch and maybe less than a gram sugar. Should these things be avoided? Can someone get healthy again even if eating things with tapioca starch, etc in them?

  • Reply Nicole Rudder March 8, 2017 at 3:31 am

    What's wrong with peanut butter??? It has no sugar! I will stop putting honey on it but what is wrong with natural peanut butter?

  • Reply kevin adamson March 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Very interesting video , just been diagnosed with and treated for H. pylori in stomach as a consequence got SIBO and yeast in intestines causing headaches nausea due to low stomach acid. A good point at the end about eating what our grandparents ate. Years ago before mass production of food they ate what they could grow or catch, there were few shops so had to live on a frugal diet of what was available at that time of year. I like to visit old churchyards in the countryside and to read the gravestones and going back to the 1800,s most lived to a good old age purely because they had a simple diet. In modern times with all of the additives in our diet there seems to be more illnesses around and even though medicine as progressed . Things like diabities and cancer are more prolific and i think its down to easy access to fast food. It makes sense to go back to our old ways and also stress is more prevalent in the 21,st century which makes it worse.Too much salt and sugar i think.

  • Reply MrD Hanwell March 25, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Can I eat raw organic Chocolate and Organic Falafel Mix With Cumin & Coriander? Please answer. Thanks

  • Reply Matthew Cullen April 13, 2017 at 4:09 am

    I currently have CPPS, or chronic pelvic pain syndrome. It's a body/mind situation. This condition is locked into place because of being in a PTSD state. I also suspect that I have candida. My tight fascia and muscle tone has effected my digestion and healing ability.

    I believe that while I am in a constant fight and flight/freeze mode, that my body simply won't heal. That's why I am focusing on doing things like TRE (trauma release therapy), and other modalities to work primarily on my ptsd/pelvic floor spasm. If i say, worked on my candida first – I don't believe the diet alone would take me out of this state. It's about removing the trauma and emotions out of the muscle tone of the body.

    My diet is great. However in my case it's not just about getting the right belief system or eating cleanly, or choosing not to be stressed, or not to live in a stressful way. The actual tissue and emotional change is locked inside me. So i'll be stressed even at a monk level of perfect mind/body alignment. I'll meditate every day and eat to perfection and have the absolute best mindspace and it won't matter. That stress needs to come out of the body.

    I just wanted to let you know that it's quite common for people stuck in this mind/body feedback loop to be in a situation like mine. And that they won't be able to get out of this via modification of lifestyle in a traditional sense. I'd suggest if you see people with symptoms leading to something like mine, to really work on releasing the tissues and tension/charge of emotions physically.

  • Reply Sarah Hyde April 30, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Hi, I like to meal prep my meals in advance for each day, would you recommend I cook them, then freeze them straight away rather then leaving them in the fridge, is it okay if I eat them cold? Thankyou

  • Reply Geronimo Nacion June 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    dr. erik is rice good for candida
    thank you

  • Reply Radost Dinkova June 12, 2017 at 4:38 am

    since i started the Candida diet i droped kilos but i bearly go to poo.I do probably twise a week and before i was going more often .Is that bad or good?

  • Reply Barbara Eastwood June 24, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Hello. I am confused as I have just found through private tests that I have both Candida and SIBO. Over the past few years I have not felt well and particularly last year, so from January I have been improved my diet. I began by eliminating gluten, dairy and sugars after reading Dr Tom O'Bryan's book. Then I visited a functional practitioner and asked for some tests. The results have confused me, apparently I have SIBO and Candida, and have been informed about foods to eat and avoid with both problems. My question is which one of these problems do I treat first as the diets are slightly different? I can't see how I can manage both diet restrictions together! Which of these is the most important, does one lead to another, are they connected? Since January diet change I have felt so much better and feel that I have already been helping my recovery but obviously the recent tests show I am not improved, how will I know if there is improvement with this new change of diet, how long do I need to continue or is it a lifetime change, and do I need to take supplements etc to rid of both sibo and candida, hope you can help please?

  • Reply Alex K July 7, 2017 at 2:04 am

    what about milk?

  • Reply Bihg Chihllihn July 26, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    is quinoa alright?

  • Reply Boss Ji July 27, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    ''then just go look at one of these funny cat videos'' the guy killed it

  • Reply Angela Ochoa August 30, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Hi thanks for your wonderful information! I have a question: how do you feel about cooking and then chilling potatoes, pasta and quinoa to eat cold later for the benifit of resistant starch? Thanks

  • Reply Vicky Myers September 27, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    When working to treat what seems to be a long term candida issue, do you recommenced
    treating your partner as well? If so how?

  • Reply Nicole Christian September 29, 2017 at 11:48 am

    So a good informative video, thank you so much!
    I would like to know if candida would be a problem for hormones balance. I am having a problem in my hormones that doctor couldn't explain or understand why! And all others symptoms that doctors don't know why either! So disappointed from them and trying to figure out why all this..

  • Reply Andrea Bontempo October 16, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Candida Crusher what do you think of the saliva test in the morning when you first wake up? Is that accurate in determining if you have candida? Saliva in a glass of water. if it sinks you supposedly have Candida.

  • Reply Craftlover 9 November 13, 2017 at 11:43 am

    My request for videos would be for you to share with us a typical day of what you eat and different suggestions of meal prep and ideas of menus… Thank you

  • Reply T Hicks November 13, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Is real maple syrup “bad”? I read where it’s actually alkaline. Thank you for your videos. I find them very useful. I purchased your book last year and now I am on the diet. I have no real major health issues besides high blood pressure fir 25 years.

  • Reply sjahbana December 1, 2017 at 6:07 am

    hi dr eric, can i do mushroom in my candida diet ??

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

  • Reply Enkhtuya Batbold January 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Hi doctor,
    should I avoid natural peanut butter if i have candida?

  • Reply pandy Arthur January 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Do you post to uk?

  • Reply pandy Arthur January 23, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Thanks for this . Would a video on controlling lower intestinal Candida please.

  • Reply Mikke K January 28, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Thank you for your very inspiring Youtube-channel and great information. There are different information out there on internet regarding Oats and porridge.

    1. What is your opinion about serving oats, either soaked over night or making a porridge served with fresh berries? What about home made almond milk with it?

    2. How do I know how long I should use the CanXida Remove before I go on?

    I am so greatful for you share your knowledge and experience in this channel.

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  • Reply Hunter Stroker April 6, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    You are amazing, I can attest that you speak the truth! I can even tell you have experimented and studied health for many years! Amazing! I'm a vegan, and you're advice has helped me, so thank you kind sir

  • Reply Cholpon Samsalieva April 23, 2018 at 2:09 am

    I've heard that when you are eating (something in you mouth) your guts stops working. Gut is working actively when you don't eat anything! (not even water). So you need to give like 8-10 hours for your guts to process everything you sent there. Thus fasting is useful. Is this true?

  • Reply cam smith May 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm


    I didnt hear you say anything about Candida causing malabsorption of nutrients for people that eat a fantastic diet…Its not just stress…Candida causes malabsorption of nutrients which causes low serotonin, dopamin, Glutithione, etc…thats where it is synthesized. Malabsorption causes a myriad of problems all over the body. The gut is the nucleus of the body. Heal the gut, heal the brain

  • Reply Nada BOUHAMIDI May 30, 2018 at 4:18 am

    What about fermented food for a severe case?

  • Reply Jasmine Vaughan July 10, 2018 at 3:55 am

    Are watermelons, melons, and grapes ok or…?

  • Reply Chichen Itza August 8, 2018 at 7:23 am

    So, there is this vegan powder called "Huel" with 27 vitamins and minerals. I want to k ow what you think of it? Please look at it and let me know what you think of it. Want to know it goes with Candida diet.

  • Reply Airforce 3269 September 7, 2018 at 3:43 am

    I got rid of my Candida and been eating very healthy with no sugar for the past 2 1/2 months. But, can someone go on a keto diet after Candida?

  • Reply Paul Chamberlin September 11, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    How about shrimp. ?

  • Reply goddessOfLove September 12, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    "Why do you work a job you hate" well it's hard to find a job that i will actually like and most people dont want to train. I have bills and now a baby on the way…

  • Reply goddessOfLove September 12, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    How do you feel about flax seeds and almonds?

  • Reply kYmo October 11, 2018 at 7:02 am

    I'm so glad i discovered your channel! thank you for your wisdom!

  • Reply marymonk November 12, 2018 at 2:02 am

    wine, chocolate, and pasta…. 🙁

  • Reply christianv80 December 26, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Turn this video off and go watch some happy cat videos"😂

  • Reply apfel birne March 9, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    should I also avoid Creatine while on the diet? I am still working out and it has supported me so far. Is Creatine somehow affecting Candida?
    Best wishes, Peter

  • Reply Demyan Turiy March 10, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Mashed potatoes, good or bad?

  • Reply Onlyfortubes Be April 18, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    are plantain chips ok?

  • Reply Jesse Timm Miller April 18, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Hey, Doc. First of all, thank you for your work and your videos. I've watched most of them and really appreciate your insights and offerings. I'm willing to make all dietary concessions to heal my candida, but the one addiction I can't seem to let of is my single mug (8-12 oz.) of organic black coffee in the morning. I know, coffee's a no-no. I know it's not good that I rely on my morning cup to stay regular with bowel movements, and I've read all about how drinking coffee on an empty stomach is bad. I start with a large glass of water before drinking my coffee, and I continue to drink water (about 1.5L) throughout the process of drinking said coffee. I can't help but feel that the "benefits" outweigh the negatives (for me), but of course, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter. Thank you!

  • Reply peelyo94 June 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    All the meat here where I live is always grain fed or some crap.. But I need protein in my diet also wild caught fish is hard to get hold of

  • Reply Edna E June 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Dr.
    Can I eat popcorn nut and seed.
    Thank you.

  • Reply m rf July 20, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    With the canxida suppliments remove, restore, and rebuild, do i take them all together at the same time everyday from the day i start my diet?

  • Reply patricia southan July 30, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    What about coffee

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