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Candida, Stress And Immunity

August 29, 2019

Today I’d like to talk a little bit about
various immune presentations and Candida, the initiation of Candida and the continuation
of a Candida yeast infection, and particularly how these immune conditions relate to stress.
I’ve previously made some videos, some YouTubes, on stress and Candida, but I just want to
explain some more concepts that you may not be familiar with. I’ve studied adrenal fatigue and thyroid conditions
now for several years and found a remarkable connection between patients with various forms
of fatigue and hypoadrenalism and hypothyroidism and chronic yeast infections. There’s a major
connection and a very understated connection. Patients, who have varying levels of cortisol,
particularly in the initial stages of stress, will have heightened cortisol responses and
in the later stages of adrenal and thyroid malfunction will have very low levels of cortisol.
Cortisol is a very powerful hormone that the adrenal glands manufacture that has many different
effects on the person’s health, particular their immune health. So with continual low-grade stress and with
low output of cortisol, we’re going to get white blood cells that are just not going
to effectively have the power to control and conquer a yeast infection. Lymphocytes, important
white blood cells, have got a very high affinity for cortisol, in particular. In fact, the
affinity for this hormone on white blood cells is many hundreds of times greater than many
other cells of the body. You will know the connection between stress and acute illness. With continual low-grade chronic stress that
I’ve seen in many of my patients, particularly emotional stress, people who are still having
issues today with financial problems as a result of our financial downturn. People with
relationship problems. Problems with their boss or their partner, with their children,
with the next-door neighbors, money problems, you know all sorts of problems. These sorts
of issues certainly create long-term, low-grade stress. As cortisol depletion occurs more long term
with increasing adrenal fatigue, we see increasing chronic Candidiasis. All of these YouTube
clips you look at focus on diet, diet, diet, now take this supplement, eat this food, don’t
eat this food, eat Paleo, eat low carb, eat low yeast, but they’re foregoing the fact
that if unfortunately the lifestyle is not remedied, the Candida will continue unabated. So with low cortisol, what we start seeing
initially with patients are acute infectious diseases, which seem to take over. We see
recurring urinary tract infections. We see skin infections. We see more types of acne
and eczema presentations, for example. It’s very common to see respiratory infections,
sinus infections, tooth infections, all sorts of infections in the initial stages of chronic
burnout with patients. As these continue on, we’re starting to see
more hypersensitivities. We see more allergies. Lots of Candida patients have got allergies
and leaky gut. They can’t tolerate gluten. They can’t tolerate Beta-Casein in milk. They
can’t tolerate the protein in egg. They get all these intolerances and allergies, two
different responses, allergies and intolerances. You can read about that in my Candida book. The third thing we start seeing is more autoimmune
disease. Lot of Candida patients have got psoriasis; 75 percent of psoriasis patients
have Candida. In my new psoriasis program, you can read all about that. And unfortunately,
nearly all cancer patients have got a yeast infection. So you can now start seeing the
relationship between poor immune health and Candidiasis, chronic Candida. You can start
seeing the relationship with adrenal fatigue in Candida. So unless you address these lifestyle
factors, you’re not really going to get a handle on chronic Candida. My book, Candida Crusher, contains a large
amount of information on adrenal fatigue, on how you can recover from adrenal fatigue
and get your life back again and finally kick Candida in the butt. Right? And you’re going
to do this very effectively with a powerful immune system. If you want to power up your
immune system, get those adrenals and thyroid really working. We didn’t have enough time in this video clip
to go over hypothyroidism, but I’ll address that in another video on the link between
hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue and Candida. So check out my book, Candida Crusher, the
authoritative, 712-page guide on how to get rid of your Candida. But remember this thing,
the parting words. If you get your lifestyle right primarily, and diet secondarily, you’re
going to have a real fighting chance of getting rid of Candida. Thanks for your time today.


  • Reply Byroni September 10, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Do you have any information regarding the possible link between candida overgrowth and a high-fat diet? I have read numerous articles stating that "When we eat too much fat, that excess fat in the bloodstream diminishes insulin sensitivity, so sugar isn’t carried out as fast as it should to the cells. It accumulates in the bloodstream, feeding the candida yeast that is naturally present there. The candida then proliferates to “eat up” the excess sugar. The answer isn’t to consume less sugar, or to try to kill the candida — but to go at the root of the problem, that is, to consume less fat." 

    Just wondering what your thoughts were. Thanks in advance.

  • Reply Dancing Queen September 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    CANXIDA is good if you have hashimoto????because of the black walnut….

  • Reply Jane Maxwell July 27, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Could you please do a video on eczema and its relationship to candida.

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

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