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Could Be My Excessive Drinking Be Causing My Yeast Infection?

August 15, 2019

Good day there, Eric Bakker, naturopath here,
author from Candida Crusher. Here’s another question. Eric, could my excessive drinking be the reason
I’m getting yeast infections? Well, have a good think about it. Alcohol
is, in my opinion, one of the chief reasons why people maintain yeast infections. Have
a think about that; one of the key reasons why people maintain it. I’ve seen thousands of people with yeast infections
over a long period of time, and I find that if a person is resistant about stopping alcohol,
it could well be one of the major factors why they can’t get rid of their Candida yeast
infection. But not only that, it could also be one of the major reasons why they can’t
save enough money or they can’t get rid of their pot belly or why a lot of women are
what I call in the BBC, the big bum club. And they’re women who often like eating bread,
drinking wine, guys who would like a six pack, maybe some pizza when they’re watching football. So we all like our own particular type of
poison; there’s no doubt about it. We all like alcohol, but some of us like alcohol
a little bit too much. Some of us drink too much; we know that. Some of us are alcoholics.
My stepfather was an alcoholic. He drank a bottle of whiskey a day for 20 years. Well,
that’s a real problem. So this is something I’d like you to think
about. How I define a person who has a drinking problem is I would look at their want and
need for drinking. So let’s just say four or five o’clock comes around, if you’re starting
to think in your own mind, oh, I’m looking forward to that glass of wine; I really want
that beer. And this is a repetitive thought you have; it may well be a problem. Because
it’s not the quantity of alcohol you drink, it’s the fact that you want that drink. That’s
the problem; it’s the fact that you want it. This could be chocolate. This could be alcohol.
This could be a cookie. Or like in my dad’s case, it could be ice cream. And some folks
may eat five or six scoops of ice cream per day and not see it being a problem. So it’s
the desire for that particular sweet food that will determine whether you’ve got a problem
or not. It’s an addiction. The addiction needs dealing with. And there are reasons why you
have that addiction. Maybe you’re not happy. I’ve written about eating for emotional comfort
in my book. There are many of these sorts of things I’ve written about in my book to
help you determine whether you’re eating for emotional comfort or you’ve got an addictive
personality. And these are the key things that underpin a yeast infection in many cases. I’ve not read about a lot of these in many
books, but I’ve seen these things in a lot of patients and that’s why I’ve written about
them. So in Candida Crusher, you can read all about addictions, emotional reasons for
eating, and many other of these factors. If you think that you drink too much, you probably
do. So a good thing for you to do is to stop all
alcohol for a little while and to see how your digestion goes, how your jock itch goes,
or your vaginal infection. And that’s the key time to treat when you finally sever that
addiction. I’d like you to tackle it slowly, and I use
a particular type of approach in my clinic called warm turkey. Warm turkey means you
slowly lead into something and take it out. Cold turkey means, wham, you stop doing it
and that can be pretty hard. I’m going to talk a lot more about warm turkey in another
video. So I hope that answered your question. Thank


  • Reply Beth Bartlett May 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Is the elimination of alcohol required to beat yeast and fungi – if patient is following a Candida Diet – eliminating all other forms of sugar/most carbs?

    Your logical and medically scientific approach (including , it appears, an Eastern + Western approach to tx) is clearly logically medically sound, in my humble opinion – and that opinion is my guide) Right or Wrong. – Moderation and Meeting in the Middle – just makes sense in life – w Radical tx as necessary.

    Very nicely done un a world of extremist abd ignorist!

  • Reply Rok Krivec June 1, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Hey Eric,
    I didn't know where to ask you about this, so decided to do it under this video.
    I am having a problem with low stomach acid (which lead to yeast infection) and after a quick research I found that coffee is one of the "foods" that increases acidity in your stomach. Is, in your opinion, a cup of black unsweetened coffee a day good for increasing stomach acid production? Thanks

  • Reply Wendy The Runt April 23, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Eric, Have you any idea WHY alcohol can cause a yeast infection to persist or can be so harmful to some people with already compromised digestive system?
    I know personally that even a glass of red wine can cause my eczema to flare around my mouth the next day 🙁

  • Reply David Lincoln April 25, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Once returning to good health, what is the least damaging drink? Vodka & Soda? Wine?

  • Reply Walt L November 5, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Me? Wine & beer. Guess what – my horrible THRUSH has cured my Wine & Beer issue ! LMAO. No wonder the belly all bloated out too. Go figure. Should be a label says "may cause fugal infections inside your entire body".

  • Reply Weston Doehrman August 19, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Okay so I've been getting pressure in my face, I have a white tongue that I can brush and goes away then comes back, and shoulder pain between my scapulas and spine, on top of that a slight bit of pressure on my left chest, along with completely random palpitations. I drink, smoke, energy drink, driving is my job, and there are too many scenarios for me… :/

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