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Candida Supplements: Intelligent Supplement Dosage Approach

August 24, 2019


Greetings! It’s naturopath from New Zealand, Eric Bakker. Thanks for tuning in to my video. We’re going to be doing a video today on dosages. This is going to be a video that probably
runs about four to five minutes. If you’re taking dosages of any kind of dietary
supplement, I highly recommend you watch this video. Most people will never give you this kind
of information. Most clinicians never talk about it, most
companies who make formulations never talk about it, most doctors never talk about it,
most patients never talk about it. In fact, I never hear anyone talking about
correct ways of taking dosages-how to build dosages up, how to take them down, it’s a
sensible approach. This is by no means a new protocol. I first heard about a formalized kind of protocol
from a doctor I know well in the States called Dr. Joseph Collins. Dr. Collins is a very smart doctor. Probably one of America’s foremost herbal
formulators for hormonal problems with women. You can check out his website, yourhormones.com. I’ve known Joseph for a while now. I think one of the first doctors really to
test women for testosterone in the States back in the 80s. Quite an intelligent guy. Joe’s protocol is called the 2-4-2 protocol. Mine is very similar, and it’s based on a
similar kind of information, but I put my additional bits and pieces in there. Mine really is the induction, the treatment,
and the maintenance. Three stage approach-ITM, so induction, treatment
and maintenance. Any kind of dietary supplement you take regardless
of what it is, you need to take a certain dosage, and you need to take it for a certain
period of time. How long do you take something for? How much do you take? When do you take a little bit? When do you take a lot? When do you step it up? When do you step it down? Who tells you this kind of information? When we think about it, an induction makes
a lot of sense. If you’re going to take a dietary supplement
for a treatment of a specific condition, let’s say for example that you had a small intestinal
bacterial problem, you had Candida, you’ve got irritable bowel syndrome, you’ve got inflammatory
bowel syndrome, any kind of gut problem. Anything particularly relating to this channel
I’m talking about. Similarly, it could be a cold or a flu. It could be a urinary tract infection. It could be any one of a thousand different
types of treatments that you’re looking at taking a dietary supplement for, so that’s
treatment supplements. Other supplements that we take long term,
which are not necessarily treatment, are multivitamins. Fish oil, for example. Even some people take vitamin E or magnesium
long term. These are quite ok things to do. Let’s not confuse the treatment supplements
with the long term daily use supplements. These are an entirely different ball game. We’re going to talk about the treatment ones
today. Let’s say, for example, you’ve got some formulas
like the Canxida formulas, you may have Canxida Remove, Canxida Restore, and we’ve just brought
out Canxida Rebuild, which will be available any day now. It’s been manufactured, it’s just being shipped
to my fulfillment company. Let’s say you’ve got these three formulas,
and you’re thinking, “Well, Eric, how do I take this stuff? What the hell do I do with these pills now? Do I just take a few here or there?” Let’s just say you’ve got these formulas and
you’re confused, you don’t know what to do. The induction makes a lot of sense. Induction we do for a lot of things. I first heard about the word induction I think
back in the 80s with the diet by Dr. Atkins. Atkins had an induction phase for a few weeks. Induction is a smart thing. You do induction when you go to the gym. You do induction when you go to work. Anything you’re starting new, you doing an
induction. Which means it takes you normally a few weeks
to get used to something. You don’t just jump straight in. You just don’t get on the diving plank and
jump in the water without knowing how deep it is. How dumb is that? You take care when you do an induction. Induction means many changes are likely to
occur in your body. The intelligent approach I want you to get
through your head is induction normally is about two weeks. Most people only need 14 days for an induction-particularly
of a dietary supplement. In that two-week phase, you’re going to be
making a lot of changes. Not just to the fact that you’re taking the
supplements changes to your body, but you’re making changes also no doubt with your diet
and your lifestyle. You’re probably drinking more water, you’re
drinking less caffeine. Hopefully, you’ll have cut alcohol out for
a while. Hopefully, you will be getting to bed on time;
getting enough sleep. You’ll be eliminating properly; you’ll have
good bowel motions. All of these things take time. The induction is usually a good time to do
it. In my Candida Crusher book, I wrote about
the “big cleanup,” which is like a kind of induction. Induction is normally two weeks. The supplement dosages you’re going to take
are probably one to two per day of each of the formulas. The Canxida Remove you’ll take one tablet
once per day or twice per day depending on your sensitivity. If you’re an ultra-sensitive person, you may
even want to snap the tablet in half and take a half a tablet per day for three days and
then build up to one tablet. If you’re just a regular joe like me, an average
person, you can usually start on two tablets per day of the Canxida Remove. The Canxida Restore you would take two capsules
per day and the Canxida Rebuild you will take two tablets per day. This is induction. Fourteen days. I’ve got some notes I’ve written down here. As with all natural medicines, the dosage
can be customized for the individual patient needs. Occasionally some patients may find that they
only need one tablet per day during the induction phase. Many people start to feel better during this
induction phase. This is when you’re actually starting to improve. It’s important not to be stuck on the lower
dosage because we want to actually start treatment because we’re just doing induction at the
moment. Starting at two doses per day gives the body
time to heal and push you more eventually towards a wellness plateau. Good gut health, good immune health, which
is what we’re looking at. After that one to two weeks, usually you can
jump into the treatment phase, the second phase. To achieve full restoration of health and
homeostasis, it’s important to maintain consistent and proper doses of the Canxida formulations. So, the treatment phase recognizes that it
takes more energy and more intensive therapy to start really turning things around inside
your digestive and immune system in particular. Now you need to step the dosages up during
treatment, so you’ve had your induction, you’ve gone to bed on time, you’re starting to look
less at Facebook, who’s liking you on Facebook all the time. You’re switching off your devices, you’re
going more for walks, you’re drinking more water, you’re trying to really look at the
triggers of stresses in your life. You’ve made a lot of changes. You’ve come a long way. You’re becoming more wellness interested now
is when you push the dosage up. Push a little bit harder because we want to
do treatment now. The treatment dosage for the Canxida formulations
is between three to four doses per day. This is either tablets or capsules depending
what the formula reads. This should be done ideally between two to
four months. I think four months is usually a good treatment
phase. As with all natural medicines, the dosage
can be further customized to suit the individuality of the patient. Occasionally, some people find two doses is
better, and others find that four doses is better. You need to work out what feels good for you. Once you experience a high level of function
and an improved quality of life, it’s good to stay on this four dose rule, particularly
between three to four doses per day for up to four months. Especially important if you’ve got a history
of relapses. If you’re a person who feels really good when
you take something, but then you come off it and you feel like crap again, then stay
on the high dosage for longer. While you’re in the maintenance phase, I want
you to really go to town on your lifestyle habits. Now is when you’re really going to carefully
and critically assess what you are doing that could help keep you in the relapse state. Maybe you’re one of those people who starts
coming right like some of my patients, and then you go out and then you have champagne
or do something crazy like that. You have a whole bottle of champagne. I’ve heard it all before from people. That’s the danger period; I’ve spoken about
this. Getting well, improving health, and then thinking,
“Yeehee! I feel awesome!” Then going out and then blowing it all away. It happens, so be careful. Once you’ve felt better consistently for several
months, then it’s time to really start looking at the maintenance phase. First, remember I want you to have a consistent,
long-term feeling of wellbeing. It’s important that you feel good for a long
period of time before you cut the dosages back to the maintenance phase. It’s like a reverse induction-we’re going
the other way. The maintenance phase recognizes that the
restorative dosage that was required to increase level of function and improve quality of life
is typically not required for long-term maintenance. You don’t need to be staying on a higher end
of dosages for a long, long, time. Anyone who tells you that is wrong. That’s not treatment. That’s just basically suckering you into a
product long-term, and you don’t need to do that. I really don’t believe that any kind of natural
approach should include long-term treatment. People that tell me being on some supplement
for a certain amount of time for a treatment are seeing the wrong kind of person, or they’ve
got the wrong kind of protocol. They’re not putting everything into play that
allows the body to heal. When a patient says, “I’ve been feeling great
for four months!” Then it’s time to start cutting the dosage
back, especially when people start asking about how long they need to take something
for. If you tell me how long you need to be taking
something for, you need to be first telling me that you’re feeling pretty darn good before
you’re thinking about cutting the dosage back. Occasionally, a patient may need to stay on
the treatment phase for longer than four months and occasionally for shorter. Some people need longer treatment, some people
need a little bit shorter. As with all natural medicines, as I mentioned
before, the dosages need to be adjusted to suit you. Occasionally, there will be a patient that
will feel better on three to four doses long-term. This can be an extended treatment as I mentioned. Some people I know have had been on the Canxida
formulas for two years at a high dosage. They’re feeling absolutely amazing, and when
they cut the dosage back, they don’t feel good at all. Others feel really good on one dose per day. You need to work out how you feel. I’ve got a patient who breaks the Canxida
Remove tablet in half. He’s on cancer treatment and is feeling fantastic
with half a tablet in the morning. Keeps his tongue all nice, and he’ll probably
stay on that for many, many years. You need to really customize a protocol. Remember: induction, treatment, maintenance,
intelligence. I hope that gives you a little bit of an approach
and understanding on how to take dosages. Multivitamin, the Canxida Rebuild, for example,
is a Canxida multi. You can take that for many years long-term;
one dose per day. The Canxida Restore-that’s the probiotic enzyme
blend. Once you get to the maintenance phase and
you’re feeling awesome you can take one capsule per day long-term as long as you want. It’s not a problem. The Canxida Remove, however, is a very strong
product. You may not want to take that one long-term
every single day. Like one of my patients, Bob, you can just
break the tablet in half and take half of a tablet every day for as long as you want. A lot of people will be able to tolerate one
tablet per day long-term as well. First, remember you’ve got to get the induction
right, the lifestyle and diet changes correct first, then you do the treatment, make more
adjustments and changes. Treat as long as you need, then you step down
to a maintenance phase. Maintenance phase implies that you’re feeling
good, you’re just fine tuning the dosage on the lower end to stay good for a long time. That’s the ITM treatment protocol. Hope that gives you some good information. Thank you so much for tuning in to my video.

12 Comments

  • Reply Shadow of Juniper Hill May 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I have thought many times about taking your product Canxida Remove because it seems to be what I need. Will beneficial bacteria levels rise while on Canxida Remove? Will the beneficial bacteria levels I may have built up decrease when on it? Also, is there any possibility of a CDiff infection to occur due to taking Canxida Remove? Would I benefit from just taking Canxida Restore? Thanks.

  • Reply Laydee Lala May 3, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Hi Eric. Currently part of my Candida treatment/supplement regime is to take a tablespoon of coconut oil 3 times per day. I'm in the first few weeks of treatment. Is this too much? How many grams of fat per day is the maximum you would recommend for a 30 year old woman?

  • Reply Kale Mussel May 3, 2016 at 11:08 am

    2 dislikes why? coz he is honest?

  • Reply Dan Logan May 6, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Doc, what do you think about a Digestive Enzymes supplement containing Spirulina. Does Spirulina work as a Probiotic or more like a Prebiotic. I also take very good Probiotic supplement. Thank you

  • Reply Anarchy May 14, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Hello there eric,…. I m living in montenegro,i m coming to work in usa during summer as a student ,and i m planning definetelly to buy your products,cause we dont have them here,btw you have amazing channel where i learned so much about this candida stuff….
    I have one month untill i go to usa ,so i m trying to be as restrictive as i can ,cause i can plan my meals here at home,while in usa i know i wont be able to eat what i want every day,….
    I dont have huge symptoms , sometimes dry throat and no white stuff on tongue ,but i know i have to be patient for candida to be removed,…
    The thing that bothers me the most is sometimes i feel so sleepy and fatigued,and sometimes i have really small fever during that time ,like 37.0
    Is it normal to have small fever during candida?
    PS. i love new zealand accent so much man so it s even pleasant to listen

  • Reply Vincent Rizzo July 5, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I'm currently taking canxida restore and remove(its been 2 weeks) i have just started taking a magnesium supplement that also has D3, calcium and zinc. As well as a supplement which contains adaptogenic herbs. Is it a good idea to prolong my induction phase until my sleep improves?

  • Reply darksid33 July 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Hey doctor, i'm 2 months in and things are a lot better. i had a question about the Restore though. this whole time i've been taking 2 a day. one for breakfast and one before bed. I increased Remove to 3x a day with meals since going into treatment phase. my question is, was i suppose to increase the Restore as well? I kind of assume that the 2x of Restore was the norm. should i be adding another dosage or two or am i good with what i'm doing?

  • Reply neva lans July 20, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Hi, I have been on a candida diet for four months now, and was wondering is the spit test the correct test to measure progress?
    Thank you:)

  • Reply noelieify October 5, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Eric,im on my third bottle of remove
    I'm getting a good result
    should I move on to the next bottle next

  • Reply bell137porter March 23, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I am really appreciating your videos and knowledge you share! So much great info!!
    My question is, should I do a stool test before starting the Canxida Supplements? I have already ordered them and would like to save the money on testing and just see if adding the supplements creates a noticeable difference. I have already made all your recommended diet and lifestyle changes for several months now…

  • Reply Dolores Zavala October 3, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Hi Dr. Backer, thank you for all your inf. I'm in my second week of treatment with canxida remove, I'm taking 1 a day, I think I might bee in it for 3 o 4 months, change my diet, (not drastically) I been having a lot of mucous since like 1 1/2 or 2 months, I'm getting better, do you think it is ok to take some collagen with it? I have leaky gut.

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here: http://www.canxida.com/

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