Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker.
Author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of supplements. Thanks for
checking out my video. Question here by Pasqual from Quebec, Canada. Pasqual’s asking me,
“Eric, does Candida cause acne rosacea?” Pasqual, there is definitely a link between Candida
and acne rosacea. That’s been proven now. I’ve looked at many different kinds of studies
from PubMed, InBase, and CINAHL, and I’ve had a really good look through different databases
online after I got your email. Also, in Singapore, there is a skin clinic there where they’ve
found a very clear-cut link between the gut microbiota to cleaning up the gut with patients
and the skin. I’ve noticed this in my clinic now for probably over 20 years. I’ve treated
over a thousand cases of psoriasis successfully, but I also treat a lot of acne rosacea and
many other different kinds of skin conditions. There is a huge link between the gut and the
skin. A very interesting case I recently had was
a male patient from Portugal, a 38-year-old male with seriously bad acne rosacea. Basically,
I didn’t even look at the skin. I just treated the gut and we had an outstanding result.
We found that this guy had incredible amounts of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, and
also Blastocystis hominis. And once we cleared up these things and we found that with pre
and post stool testing, we had an incredibly high success rate with eradication, the skin
entirely cleared up. He’s a very lovely man and now he excitedly Skyped me recently. He
said, “I’ve now got a girlfriend. I’ve got a Swedish girlfriend. I’m so excited.” I don’t
know if you’ve seen how bad acne rosacea can get. When you’ve got bad acne rosacea, you’ve
got no self-confidence. For this guy after 10 or 15 years to get his skin finally cleared
up, his confidence was like in overdrive and he was so excited to tell me all about his
girlfriend. How did this association occur? Well, in Singapore
at the Dermoclinic what they found out was that Candida could actually produce different
kinds of chemicals that upregulate or stimulate the production of inflammatory cytokines.
So what that means in normal English is Candida can stir the hell out of the immune system
and the immune system, in turn, then can create chemicals that can create dilation of the
skin, the blood vessels, flushing, redness, irritation, infections, all kinds of things
can occur. There is certainly a link there. If anyone is watching this who has got acne
rosacea, my strong advice for you is (A) improve the upper digestion because many people with
acne rosacea have got hypochlorhydria or underactive stomach, (B) ensure that the pancreas is working
properly and it will work better when the stomach is working better, (C) make sure that
you’ve cleared up food allergies or food intolerances. Sometimes it’s worthwhile doing an ELISA test,
so an IgG, IgE food allergy test. The best one, I think, is from US Biotech in Seattle.
It’s s serum test, (D) if you’ve got a really bad problem like my patient in Portugal, get
a proper stool test done, a comprehensive one to assess what kind of bugs you’ve got
in the gut. So then, we can go about cleaning up the gut and (E) kick back and enjoy life.
Because if you do all of those things properly, there is a big chance we can clear up the
acne rosacea profoundly and you can lead a relatively normal life with a good amount
of self-esteem. I hope that answers your question, Pasqual.
In my opinion, there is a massive link between acne rosacea and a yeast infection. Don’t
forget, while I’ve got your attention, to please subscribe to my channel. Check out
my 1,000+ articles at yeastinfection.org and make sure you do my quiz. I’ve got the world’s
best online quiz. I’ve also got a very nice supplement for people with acne rosacea. It’s
called Canxida Restore. It’s a great probiotic enzyme formula. Be sure to take my antifungal
Canxida Remove and Canxida Restore. These two products are going to help you hugely
with acne rosacea, especially if you’ve done some stool testing and been checked out and
checked positive to have bugs. I hope that answers your question. Thanks
for tuning in.