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Do Antibiotics Cause Yeast Infections?

August 14, 2019

Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath with another
frequently asked question. Do antibiotics cause yeast infections? This is a question that many people ask. Many
people do take antibiotics, unfortunately, and in my opinion, antibiotic drugs are one
of the number one causes of chronic yeast infections. Particularly, the prolonged and
inappropriate and excessive use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Antibiotics are prescribed on quite a large
and wide scale to kill disease-causing bacteria, but unfortunately, they also kill healthy,
normal, flora throughout the body and they can actually encourage yeast infections in
many people. So antibiotics are implicated and, in my mind, would be one of the prime
causes of yeast infections and recurring chronic yeast infections in many patients. One factor that many people don’t realize
is did you know that most antibiotic drugs are actually themselves developed from chemicals
found in fungi species. So fungi actually create certain chemicals which kill bacteria
around them. So by using certain chemicals and creating drugs from them, we can effectively
kill bacteria yet allow the yeast to proliferate. So this is one reason why antibiotics are
so effective at killing bacteria but allowing their own species to thrive. So it’s a little
known fact. Another little known fact which you may not
be aware of is the use of antibiotics in commercial meat; poultry for example, chickens, and commercial
chickens contain many different types of antibiotics. When you see how poultry are kept crammed
in cages, it’s not hard to see why they give them antibiotics to prevent diseases. So if
you’re eating commercial poultry, I recommend you go to Wikipedia and look up antibiotics
in chicken or poultry. You might be quite surprised what you find. So, yes they are. They’re certainly implicated
in the development and progression of a yeast infection. In fact, Dr. William Cook wrote
extensively about antibiotics in his book, The Yeast Infection. It’s a good book and
well worth the read for you. So avoiding antibiotic drugs is one step in
the right direction if you want to avoid yeast infections and particularly if you want to
permanently cure your yeast infection. In my book, Candida Crusher, I’ve written
about the 11 main causes of yeast infections, and antibiotic drugs, unfortunately, are on
top of the list. So I do hope that answers your question. Thank you.


  • Reply CraftsAndMore315 July 3, 2015 at 1:53 am

    What about organic, hormone free labeled chicken, and/or organic whole milk. Are they okay?

  • Reply LivMYlif3 November 18, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Could antibiotics cause a yeast infection 2 1/2 weeks after stopping the treatment if one took them for about 3 weeks to a month?

  • Reply Richard Cordle December 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    If you already have a candida infection but have to take antibiotics for something like having your wisdom teeth out, what should you do? I have a choice of Amoxycillin or Metronidazole…

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 20, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

  • Reply Bears 25 May 31, 2019 at 3:23 am

    I'd like too know how powerful an antibiotic for a typical Strep throat infection are and what % of the bacteria in the gut is destroyed during 1 full course.

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