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Case 29 Janey Vegan with Candida

August 14, 2019

Thanks for
checking out my video today. We’re going to
do another case history. This is a very interesting case history, and it might really ring a bell
with quite a few people out there. This is lady who is 27 years of age from America.
I won’t give you her real name or tell you where she lives because I try to keep things
confidential with people. This is a vegan patient, and while I’ve got no issues with
veganism, this case history is going to illustrate the problems with veganism when it comes to
SEBO, yeast infections, helicobacter infections, and all kinds of different problems.
We’ll call this lady, Janey, just as a matter of case. Janey is 28. She’s got two small
children. She’s been a vegan now for a number of years for various reasons. Like a lot of
vegans, she needs to get her protein sources from other than meat, so she’s going to get
it, generally, from nuts and seeds, and she’s also consuming a lot of dairy products.
In this case here, we’ve got a big problem. We’ve got a woman with a serious vaginal yeast
infection. We’ve got a woman also who’s got a child with asthma, very bad asthma, and
hay fever and skin problems. This can pose quite a few problems. Janey was a meat eater
a long time ago, but she started changing when she was about 16 or 17, and she really
got rid of all the meat out of her diet. So she got quite serious with being a raw vegan,
initially. Then she basically left the raw veganism behind and got more into a cooked
food approach. I’m going to convert this lady away from veganism for reasons that you’ll
see in a minute. She’s had a vaginal yeast infection now for
quite a few years, and it’s been a really big problem with her. In fact, she’s also
suffered from bacterial vaginosis for many years. Her child had a serious asthma attack
when he was about eight months of age, and she’s had to resort to various medications
for him, which has left her quite distraught and upset as a mom who doesn’t want to see
her child taking medications. The kind of advice I’ve given this lady, she’s
had many, many different visits to practitioners, and she’s swapped all different kinds of dietary
approaches over the years. But suffice it to say, the vegan approach is not really working
with this lady. She’s feeling very tired, and she’s very anemic. Even though she’s trying
to consume a lot of foods that contain B12 and iron, she’s not really hitting the mark
with vitamin B12. She just can’t seem to get her levels up unless she supplements with
it. She’s also got a big problem with anemia, which some vegan patients can experience.
So she has got a problem there with her ferritin, with her iron and storage protein, there’s
just not enough there. I’m not about in this video to try to convert
vegans to meat eaters at all. I believe it’s a completely personal choice. But when your
health gets affected because of social issues or, particularly, issues you may have around
eating food, I think you need to have a good long hard think at why you’re eating like
this, and is it really doing your health much good. I have got quite a few patients that
are vegans that are in outstanding health, but I’ve also got many patients that are vegans
that are in very poor health. My personal belief is that we need to eat meat, but only
in very small amounts. We don’t need to eat large pieces of steak.
Another patient I had yesterday told me that her practitioner, a Paleo practitioner, told
her to focus on lots of lard, lots of fat, and lots of meat. I think this �lots of�
approach to diet is not really a valid approach. I believe that everything is in moderation.
In fact, I read some interesting research done by Cambridge University in England on
how people used to eat a long time ago. I may have mentioned this in another video.
And the Paleo diets that we eat today are nothing like the Paleo diets that Paleo man
and woman actually ate. The Cambridge study discovered that people
didn’t eat vast amounts of meat at all. They ate very, very tiny amounts of meat. In fact,
the meat that they had was very lean. It was very low fat. The Paleo man’s diet was supplemented
with insects, eggs, and small animals that could be easily caught. It wasn’t huge big
animals that were big hunks of meat roasted over spits and things like this. This is a
load of crap. People didn’t eat large amounts of meat because big animals were very hard
to catch, and they were very dangerous to catch. It involved the cooperation of dozens
and dozens of people to track this beast and to kill it. It wasn’t really a question of
did man eat meat. Yes, man did eat meat, but he and she ate very small amounts of meat.
And it was all things like lizards and frogs and small birds, young birds, and eggs. The
Cambridge study also found that man ate a wide variety of nuts and seeds and berries
and also roots and tubers of plants, so man has always been omnivorous in his approach.
And it’s only really through domestication of animals that we’ve been able to consume
larger amounts of meat. Meat eaters today eat way too much meat. I
live in New Zealand in a country with one of the world’s highest rates of prostate and
bowel cancer. I can safely say that lamb and beef are way too cheap here, and people eat
way too much meat. I had a lunch today, a stir-fry lunch, consisting of a very small
amount of beef. It would be maybe about one or two ounces, if that, of beef in the whole
dish suitable for three people. And a lot of vegetables from the garden that went into
the stir-fry dish. For the vegan approach, in Janey’s case here,
I said to Janey, Well, why don’t we look at something like fresh fish or maybe a few eggs
in the diet from time to time. Just to see how you go with that. I thoroughly believe
it’s going to help her immune system and help boost her gut function. It will improve her
health in many different ways by giving her the right kind of amino acids that her body
is really looking for. Aminos you can get from a vegan diet, there’s no doubt about
it, but it’s much harder to get the right kind of essential amino acids from a vegan
kind of approach. And as I mentioned, B12 and iron are hard to get in a strictly vegan
diet. This lady’s immune system was quite appalling. She’s sick all the time, which
is often something I see with people with low ferritin and iron counts. And her child,
as well, needs health improving. When you have these diet approaches that you decide
are right for you, why should they be right for an 18-month-old child, if the child’s
health is not improving? You’ve got to think about those sorts of things.
Some of the key foods that I got Janey to stop eating were the nuts because nuts, often,
are highly allergenic, and I find that many, many vegan patients I see consume large amounts
of nuts like almonds, brazils, filberts, hazel nuts, and even many consume peanuts, which
are pretty crappy legume. They’re not a nut. Pretty crappy choice to eat. This lady was
also drinking quite a lot of cow’s milk. Even though she’s vegan, the whole sort of vegan
term is very loose, the whole vegetarian term. Some vegans I speak with actually do have
cow’s milk and don’t consider it an animal food as such, but rather a by-product. Other
vegans I know won’t even have leather. They’ll have no leather shoes or leather belts or
anything like that. It depends on how tight you want to live by the term “vegan.” Many
vegetarians I see as patients eat meat. They eat chicken and fish, but they just don’t
eat red meat, so I can’t work that one out. To me, a vegetarian doesn’t eat meat and a
vegan doesn’t consume animal products. Strict vegans don’t even consume honey for that reason.
In Janey’s case, I got her to stop all cow’s milk, all nuts, and a couple of other allergy
foods, bananas, in particular. Bananas, I find, are quite allergy forming and they are
a very poor food for people with yeast infections. They can create lots of gas and bloating and
major digestive upsets. People with leaky gut syndrome don’t respond well to bananas
in their diet at all. So it’s a key food to take out. Plantain bananas, those green ones
cooked in coconut milk, seem to be quite okay. Vegans also, many of them I see, tend to eat
way too much fruit. They like to eat fruit because it’s one source of sugar for them.
If you are a vegan watching this and you’re eating large amounts of fruit, nuts, and dairy
products, be aware that it could be affecting your allergic response. You may be getting
symptoms as a consequence. And if you’ve got a low iron count and poor B12 levels and you
eat these allergy-forming foods, you can have many different health problems. There are
a lot of practitioners who are running around in circles trying to fix it for you, where,
in fact, you may be doing yourself a disservice by sticking with this strict diet approach.
I’m working with this lady now with antifungals. I’ve put her on my Canxida Remove. That’s
one of the first products I’ve got her on. I’ve got her off the dairy products. I’ve
got her on small amounts of cheese. She’s on a little bit of Edam and mozzarella cheese,
just small amounts. I’ve got her on coconut products. We got her off all the nuts. I’ve
allowed a few seeds in the diet, a few sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Sesame seeds I’ve
taken out. And all the nuts we’ve taken out. And some of the key allergy foods that I looked
at with Janey would be cow’s milk, oranges, bananas, pineapple, chocolate is another food
that Janey was eating way too much of. Vegans seem to think that cacao and these sorts of
things are quite good treats and they’re health, but they’re not, in fact, because cacao and
chocolate can have a very strong allergic potential for many people. So these foods
are gone. I expect this patient to improve in leaps
and bounds, and then we’re going to start looking at implementing a good fermented and
cultured dietary protocol as part of what she’s doing because it’s quite hit and miss
at the moment. I’ll keep you posted on how Janey goes. And we also put the child on a
special diet to improve the asthma. With her older child, we’re looking at Buteyko breathing,
which I’m a big fan of, too, it allows the child to breathe properly and balance the
carbon dioxide and oxygen levels to get a good result there. That’s just a little bit
about the case of Janey, a 28-year-old vegan with a major yeast infection.
Last point I’ll leave you with, I got her to read Chapter 5 out of my book, Candida
Crusher, to understand the correct vaginal local approach using boric acid, the two stage
treatment in the build and the kill phase. And that’s going to work beautifully to get
her body back to good functioning again. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply MediaPlusCulture May 13, 2015 at 6:37 am

    How is she vegan if she drinks milk?

  • Reply Mateo Castaño May 13, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Doctor Eric Bakker hi .. I am a young man living in Ecuador who suffered from esophageal candidiasis and thanks to your product Canxida remove've improved so much that now I can eat more foods that previously could not eat. I've been doing strict diets alone oh cooked meats and steamed lettuce and green pepper salad and took two capsules 3 times daily Canxida Remove from 8-10 days. This strict diet do them once a month. I've noticed a lot of improvement in my health and symptoms have disappeared thanks to its good product. Remove Canxida took two bottles .. and I'm very satisfied with the product you have created .. I would like to ask you something; Candida because patients can not eat leavened bread? I read a page yeast dies in baking. will that be true? oh you think you

  • Reply Mateo Castaño May 17, 2015 at 12:36 am

    well thank you very much for your reply …

  • Reply DjMoTowNakaMikey May 18, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Hello Dr. Bakker is it true that one should not take B12 vitamin tablets when trying to fight Candida? It supposedly feeds C.Albicans. I'm curious because I feel like I do also suffocate of B12 deficiency.

  • Reply Water Works June 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Besides bananas what other fruits might need to be removed? What about berries? I ask because I drink 1 plant-based protein shake with a variety of fruits everyday. I stopped eating red meat 4 months ago. I eat many vegetables and take probiotics, trying to heal eczema from the inside after antibiotics and steroids caused a major break out. I was given the medication after an asthma attack 2 yrs ago and since then my skin has been inflamed and itchy. Thanks in advance.

  • Reply Kevin and Ashley July 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

    She is a vegetarian 🙂 Particularly it sounds, like a lacto-ovo-vegetarian. I would love to see a case study about a vegan sometime! I'm enjoying your videos and have just subscribed! Thank you for the time you have put onto making these.

  • Reply Charity Smith March 31, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I am a strict vegan (no dairy) and almost no nuts and very little fats in the form of avacado. How do I tell if bananas are an allergy issue for me? I have no digestive issues or anemia issues

  • Reply Kasey July 22, 2016 at 7:04 am

    People talk about a mostly vegetable and fruit diet is the cure for candida, and low fat. Fruits heals the body, and bread and cheese is the real problem (ferments quicker) in a video i watched. Would this work as well? Also, should brown rice be avoided for the first 2 weeks, along with fruit? Thank you

  • Reply Kasey July 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Okay. They also say it won't feed candida if fat is cut out or very low, and then fat won't prevent the blood sugar dropping or feeding the cells though. Are we meant to eat fruit? People also say things beside fruits and veggies are acid forming and it's what heals. It seems no matter what I feed something though, even though I take enzymes. Feeling discouraged and upset about all this. I always seem to have a mild tension headache too mostly for years and no idea what that is either

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  • Reply Extraterrestrial Biological Entity April 16, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I'm quite sure her problem wasn't veganism, but rather unhealthy veganism (not to mention, as someone pointed out, she was on lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet).

    As far veganism and candida – a vegan diet can be very unhealthy, or it can be very healthy and/or can be adjusted to candida overgrowth (as you yourself describe in your video about on vegan candida diet).

  • Reply Sharon Sessler April 17, 2019 at 1:46 am

    you state that Janie is a vegan, but that she eats lots of dairy. Doesn't sound like she is vegan?

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