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Doing This ONE Thing Can Cause Severe Candida Die-Off

August 12, 2019

Greetings. It’s Eric Bakker, naturopath from
New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher and the formulator of the Canxida range of dietary
supplements. Thanks for checking out my video today. I’m making this video because over
the years, I’ve had patients on and off that I notice end up with severe aggravations when
they’re on the Candida cleanse. Regardless whether they’re on a Candida diet or the Candida
Crusher diet or whatever kind of a Candida cleansing approach, some people end up with
a severe aggravation and severe die off. Now, this is one patient in particular whom
I had yesterday on Skype. Of course, I won’t mention her name, the country, or any details
about her, but she was quite happy to discuss her case anonymously with the public. This
lady still has got quite a major yeast infection, vaginal yeast infection, intestinal yeast
infection, probably systemic yeast infection, and for many years, she’s been treated by
different practitioners and she’s been taking fluconazole on and off for a long time. Recently,
she’s been on a strict diet, and then occasionally, she’ll break out of the diet. So then, she
approached me. My recommendations were for her to go nice and easy on the treatment and
gradually build treatment up. And what this poor lady did is she dropped
the treatment she was doing entirely and went on a very powerful cleansing regime. She started
to take right off the bat, 60 drops of grapefruit seed extract per day, 6 capsules of oregano
oil per day, one liter of a very strong anti-fungal tea, different kinds of tea she was drinking,
5 tablespoons of coconut oil, and a very strict diet. All carbs were gone. It was like a meat
diet with some eggs in it. Literally within a couple of days, she felt unwell, but she
kept the treatment going and pushing and pushing. She ended up in the emergency room. She thought
she was dying of a heart attack. She had chest pains, she had facial pains, and she couldn’t
sleep. I think it lasted almost two weeks this headache. It was a severe headache on
one side of the face. She thought her head was going to explode. She was vomiting. She
couldn’t sleep. She had severe aggravations. Well, these things can come about when you
do a 360, when you do an about turn, and do a very abrupt stop of everything you’re doing
and a very abrupt start of everything new and in particular in high dosages. You can
cause a serious aggravation. This is not what I want people to do. And in my book, I’ve
written about this on many occasions that you’re better off to slowly wind down, especially
if you’re eating a poor diet, just slowly take your diet down over a two or three week
period and gently introduce new foods. And at that time, it’s probably not a good idea
to put antifungal treatment in right from day one. You’re better off cleaning yourself
up a little bit in terms of diet and lifestyle and then putting an antifungal approach in
there. And when you do, you start on a low dose if you have severe Candida, then you
gradually build up. It may take two or three weeks before you can start taking even a reasonable
amount of antifungal. I’ve had this same thing with people taking
my Canxida Remove and Canxida Restore products. Some people will start, they take 12 straightaway,
so they’ll get the bottle, and they’ll take three tablets, 2 hours later another three,
then another three. Some people seem to think that if you take a huge amount of something,
you’re going to hurry up and quickly get the cleanse over and done with. You’re going to
kill all the Candida in your body. This is a stupid way of thinking. If you want to feel
really sick and get bad aggravations, go ahead, take lots and lots of things. Make lots and
lots of changes abruptly. It’s not a good idea.
For example, if you’re going to join a gym or going to get fit, you’re not going to go
to the gym on day one and do three hours of weights and then go out and do 50 miles on
a bike, and then a week later, you won’t be able to walk for a month. No. You don’t do
that. You go very slowly into exercise. Very slowly and get a reasonable level of fitness,
then build that fitness up gradually until you become increasingly fit. And who knows,
in six months, you may be able to do a quarter or half marathon. You can’t do a half marathon
in Candida the first week that you start a Candida cleanse. It doesn’t work like that.
And if you do that, you’ll get severe aggravations. So take it easy. You’ve got plenty of time.
You’ve been to 50 doctors or practitioners already; you’ve gotten nowhere. Why would
you think that you could push things through in a hurry and get somewhere? If you’re going
to do it properly, take your time. Do it properly. Because I want you to also learn and become
educated in the correct lifestyle habits as well as diet habits. Remember, a lot of products
you can take can be very powerful if taken in dosages way too high. I mean 60 drops of
grapefruit seed extract on day one is not a good approach. You can get very sick doing
that. Have a think about that suggestion. I thought
it might be worthwhile doing a video on this topic. Go slow. Go low. Take it easy and gradually
build. Work under the threshold of discomfort. You don’t want to push yourself to the point
where you’re vomiting and you have to go to the hospital. That’s not really a good idea.
Thanks for tuning into my video.


  • Reply Restraining Dylan October 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    hey candida crusher i tried eating raw garlic for 2 days just 1 clove a day and it helped my stomach so much but i felt severly depressed and moody and aggravated is this a normal response from raw garlic ?.i felt like my body wanted to move but i was tired .

  • Reply Restraining Dylan October 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    ive noticed definatly with coconut oil that one of its main side effects is racing heart .ive known this for yrs because me and alot of my mates tried taking it for problems and a few of us went to the ER with racing heart and a dr there said coconut oil can cause this .

  • Reply Restraining Dylan October 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    also dr what do you think about mangoe fruit and pineapple juice because i find these 2 in combination really helps my stomach problems .

  • Reply peeweecoco February 3, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Glad to watch this today. I was given antibiotics over and over until it destroyed the flora in my gut. I was doubled over. Went to the ER and they diagnosed Ulcerative Colitis. Then, after a surgery (nothing to do with the colon) they gave me more. (antibiotics) I ended up in the gastro's office. Then had to have a colonoscopy. Result. He said he didn't see any sign of ulcerative colitis or anything else. Still I had Thrush (mouth) . Gave me Nystatin for that. It did push it back but no one told me a thing about diet. SO…I had to research for myself. I got a Candida cleanser and took one. Then waited. I got big die off symptoms from one, so I pulled back. Die off symptoms will put you in the bed. I am now controlling my diet, and slowly going after it. I don't feel good that is for sure. And I haven't gotten rid of the thrush but I am somehow managing. I have taken three so far (with a day off in between)…. today I will not. I was sick again yesterday. When I say sick I mean…. fatigue, some skin issues, it caused vag yeast, but I can see its trying to push the candida out. I am also taking a probiotic, using epicore plus for immune system, and using coconut oil. I am probably going to have to order your products so I have everything I need in two containers because trying to rotate and decipher all this information is grueling.

  • Reply Geo Kim February 21, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you for a great advice!

  • Reply Leslie Burton February 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    You are someone who seems sincerely concerned that those of us who need help take a
    "nice and easy does it" approach. Thank you for your common sense remarks, and for sharing these videos with us!

  • Reply Dan Logan March 11, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Hello, Dr.Bekker! Can you tell me what do you think about a morning dehydration? I drink water, but I drink ig more like the late hours of afternoon.. Can candida cause dehydration? Thank you

  • Reply kg6tgr March 13, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I like the warm turkey approach and slow does it. It makes sense.

  • Reply Jason Barker April 13, 2016 at 5:17 am

    I'm a super sensitive and i find i can only take 3 or 4 granules of a capsule and build up extremely slowly. No supplement or drinking huge amounts of water does anything for me.

  • Reply Tobias April 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Eric, thanks for all the great information. Just had one question. As a vegan, the anti-candida diet is proving extremely challenging in terms of meeting my daily caloric needs. What advice can you give for meeting caloric quota whilst still starving the candida? (Currently my meals consist of raw broccoli, spinach, cabbage, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, avocado, a small amount of brown rice, topped with olive oil and sea salt.) Thanks!

  • Reply Robert Washington May 20, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    i just started eliminating sugar from my diet…..and other things from what your saying i am doing too much…..i have just started a high potent probotic….candida herbal cleanse complex supplements….i also have some diotomaceous earth….is this too much?

  • Reply russell bergener May 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Do certain types of vitamins inadvertently feed SIBO?? I was doing great with the candixa remove. I started taking vitamin B which greatly improved my energy, but my symptoms of SIBO came back. These two may or may not be related????

  • Reply russell bergener May 27, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Is pain in the Ileocecal Valve a common problem with SIBO?

  • Reply Bar Angel July 22, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I went on a 5 day fast, and ate regular food one weekend, ending up in the emergency room due to anxiety attacks. A month later I started the Candida diet (planned and gradual) and about 2 months into the diet, I started experiencing dry eye. That seems to be really the only die off symptom I have, and I haven't heard of anyone else experiencing it. Could it be the diet itself? Or is it normal to have severe dry eye (so severe I went to urgent care and an optometrist) as a die off symptom?

  • Reply Katie C September 18, 2016 at 2:34 am

    can you have yeast extract while on the candida diet?

  • Reply Katie C September 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I probably have about 100 questions I could ask you! lol

  • Reply bears 25 December 3, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Isn't it counter-intuitive in a way to eat meat and eggs in terms of over coming the Endotoximia Lipopolysaccharides effects of dydsibiotic die off that just increases the amount of Lipopolysaccharides in the body

  • Reply Vimal Kishore Sharma December 11, 2016 at 10:51 am

    My Office has high humidity. I can't change my job. What can i do to resolve fungal problem without leaving that office????

  • Reply Sandra Leitzelar December 17, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Iam using ur products , feel terrible … I cut the pill to the half but still feeling like dying
    🙁 …strong hot flashes my face is burn , feel nervious all the time and I can't breath .. now I can't make to much .. waiting this to go away ..this is my 3 week and until this one all this strong symptom appear so hope this can help me .. thanks Dr for ur videos .

  • Reply Slimkat 2018 January 5, 2017 at 6:59 am

    does hcl with betaine cause die off symptoms or detox symptoms? I took one pill and felt weird plus had skipped heart beats.

  • Reply Goo gle January 29, 2017 at 7:58 am

    they said i had very minumal yeast but i went through 9 rounds of diflucan and cut back candida causing foods and eating 45 billion units of yeast and ita been 6 months what do you think

  • Reply Brene Osenbaugh February 4, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I'm 16 and have reoccurring yeast infections constantly and I've tried everything I've been prescribed diflucan multiple times what should I do?..

  • Reply Cecilia Hurezan February 11, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Erik! What is the ''meat diet'' you are talking about? My 4 years old son is keeping a meat diet i think. No chance to give him any other food. Only kiwi and turkey, chicken meat and fish….

  • Reply Andrew Eich February 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Eric, I have been taking Canxida Remove religiously for a year, finally finding the alternative for on & off again doxycycline prescription. However, I recently had a surgery that require I quit the Canxida, and begin an antibiotic (Bactrim) 3 days in advance. Its now been 30 days since i took a Batrim pill, taking 3 Canxida/day (actually took 6 yesterday) my bad rash/redness in the corner of my nose that had been recurring for years is back in full force. Am I having severe die off? My diet is good – no sweets or alcohol, but i just am not seeing any improvement. Also have a lot a mucus/flem/stuffy nose symptoms. I am certain these are side affects from taking that antibiotic… but over a month has passed..
    What am I doing wrong??
    Hope all is well sir!

  • Reply A M February 18, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I really wish you were in the UK I'd love to get a consultation, i feel like i owe you something for all this help, prehaps a purchase or something is in order

  • Reply Cynthia Ennis February 19, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    They do that bcuz they feel so lousy & have know energy to waste! Good video.

  • Reply TheAngel Whisperer March 18, 2017 at 12:57 am

    thanks great information

  • Reply Odi Diaz April 13, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    I bet her dieoff was horrible plus on top of that at the same time she was prob having crazy sugar withdrawals..I when true that my self but just from getting my body in to ketosis..I did it gradually so it wasn't too bad but yes after a little bit quitting all sugar completely has helped me a lot with inflammation that my body it's steady and in ketosis I got finally your product Canxida remove..fingers cross!..I might found the ticket to finally feel like my self again 🙂

  • Reply zerothehero123 May 3, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    are tingling sensations die off symptoms? I also believe I had a moment where my blood pressure dropped and an episode of extracystoles. I just started taking a small dosage of some anti fungals, but I'll heed your warning and go slow for a week or two.

  • Reply Su Amigo El Ilegal June 3, 2017 at 6:19 am

    what is the best treatment for candida ? is it medication antifungal from a doctor or candida cleansers

  • Reply Daniel John July 29, 2017 at 4:12 am

    I BELEIVE I HAVE HAD CANDIDA ISSUES SINCE CHILDHOOD AGE I REMEMBER HAVING MANY SYMPTOMS AS YOUNG AS 5 YEARS OLD..I believe it came from eating restaurent food…cheap restaurent food…old food…bacteria loaded food…lots of sweet food…anyway I can say I have had candida issues since childhood…and now I am doing much better since detoxing with various herbs

  • Reply Ne Bula August 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Hello, I am starting to do candida diet. I want to know if you think it is ok to do a parasite cleanse and a candida cleanse at the same time. Is that ok?

  • Reply sharon allport October 18, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I always eat healthy with no sugar, minimal wheat, lots of vegies, little meat. I dont have processed food. It was my asthma puffer I think that caused severe candida with really severe 24/7 heartburn, terrible bad breath. I went full on with prescription Fungilin tabs, homemade Kombucha, homemade sauerkraut, probiotics, natural yogurt with no side effects only a slight head ache for a couple of hours when I don't normally get them. My heartburn reduced drastically and by day 8 (where I am now) slight rare heartburn but I chew sugarless chewy after eating for 20mins which increases saliva which waters down the acid in my throat. I stopped drinking when eating and increased my water between meals.Chew my food longer, rinse my mouth with salt water after eating. Eat 3 smaller meals with one small snack of banana or yoghurt. I really think its because I ate healthy in the first place so I believe this post is correct. Get healthy first. I plan to keep on with these homemade fermented drinks and food

  • Reply Balleropica dance October 21, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I gradually tapered off my levoyxl 112 mg over a one year period. I have been off it completely for about 3 weeks. I noticed a little weight gain. I know I have Candida because of white coating on my tongue. although much improved. I also have symptoms of low iron and B12. I want to loose 10 lbs and restore libido. I do ballet 4 days per week and sleep a lot. I am 55. Any advice? I am 5”2 and weight 126. Patti:).

  • Reply Kevin Greenwood November 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    It only lasted one day but the flu-like symptoms put me down. I hope there's no more of that!

  • Reply Suzy B November 30, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Thank you for your time and all the great content you're posting.

  • Reply master yoda December 10, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    You mean 180 degrees

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

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  • Reply B December 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    That was ok but she did it too long, she needs to cut down some of it after just a few days.

  • Reply Jed December 31, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    i watched your video about weed. weed has antioxidants i thought antioxidants are good for your immune system?

  • Reply Jed December 31, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Also new research shows that weed has no negative effect on lung function, what do you think about that?

  • Reply Jason Dickens February 21, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Can a three day water and coffee fast cause a die off? On the third day I got a fever, chills and diarrhea.

  • Reply Mohmmed Anter May 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Hello , i really love to listen to you , i feel better , i also struggling with bacteria overgrowth since 4 months , i follow diet and take probiotic, i start recognizing that my tounge strat to be normal again , it was all white then convert to some black spots and it start look normal in many parts. I’m just wondering if this a sign that my bacteria start to leave me and what should i do next step or you think I’m on the right track?… thanks alot again ))

  • Reply olga borisenko May 15, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    What if I am going slow with changes but I have a lot of food allergies and very sensitive to everything? Anything I can do to get rid of toxins faster so I can feel better? Having liver pains and joint pain and not sure what to do next

  • Reply Holographic Multiverse July 10, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Humans can live on water alone

  • Reply Jed July 24, 2018 at 11:53 am

    i took a 20x dose and puked all night, back down to an x3 dose now

  • Reply merncat75 August 15, 2018 at 1:56 am

    I'm sorry but it's just very ignorant to do that to your body without doing the proper research and if she did the proper research then she would have known, as with everything but a specially natural healing techniques and remedies, you always start with a very low dose, very small amounts and slowly build up over time..

  • Reply Jasmine kittykat August 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I took some very high count friendly bacteria supplements, together with two glasses of coconut kefir milk for about a week .After six days I noticed an increase in general pains,gas,loose stools and worst of all insomnia.I stopped the supplements a few days ago and most things have improved with the exception of lose stools and insomnia.The insomnia is really bothering and I haven’t slept for two days now.Is there anything I can do to deal with this ? I wonder will I ever sleep again ,it’s worrying me .The only other time I experienced insomnia like this was when I took too much thyroid medication,once I reduced the dose even that went away but not this.

    Apologies for the rambling paragraph above ,the lack of sleep is affecting me unfortunately.

  • Reply Chantal Cayer August 24, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you Candida Crusher for your videos they are very helpful. I would like to know of eating cooked diary products are ok in an anti candida regime?

  • Reply joon barman September 7, 2018 at 5:53 am

    I have stopped taking sugar but still taking carbs as I have only this as energy source and I am feeling bring fog and headache. I am a student and this headache is not allowing me to concentrate on studies. Sir do u have any suggestions?

  • Reply Three Eyed Raven September 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

    This same thing happened to me as well. I will go slow for now on. Lol. I didn't go to the emergency room, but I felt sick.

  • Reply kate sand October 16, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Amazing advice ?? same as my naturopath suggested

  • Reply Rodoula Doulos October 30, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    If I can add my 2 bits here….I HAD toe nail fungus…just on 2 toes but it looked yucky….so I researched it…every night l would moisten a large swab with white venegar and leave it on the nails for half an hour….I did this for 3 weeks and YES the fungus stopped and the growing out is clean healthy nail…SLOWLY DOES IT….and we all appreciate your advice sir…THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Last ONEJOE88 December 4, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks DR.knowledge ??????

  • Reply Booma Camper December 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Was she ever healed after doing a MASSIVE dose?!

  • Reply David Walker January 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Grapefruit Seed Extract is very good. I take 100 drops three times per day, and I never herxed.

  • Reply My NewPhone February 3, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Terpentine and sugar v candida. No match… no candida!

  • Reply tayka chilpil February 9, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    We'll at least she gave us something to think about…stopped watching ur vid u don't provide a systematic solution, its just lots of vid of many things related …waste of tine for me

  • Reply Vanessa Wilson February 10, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    What do you recommend for ammonia build up? My liver is not working well and I keep getting Ammonia build up.

  • Reply Tim Clark February 23, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I'm doing your program for Candida! And educating myself and was wondering if anyone has asked you this question: No appendix and no tonsils, what is a good way of aiding the body to make up for the loss of these? Background: As a child I had both of these removed and feel my immune system has been weak all my life and have always worked to improve. Thanks for the video! And if you have any feedback on this that would be great!

  • Reply GaryEdge88 March 8, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Good points. Thank you. Obviously, the woman you mentioned, along with many others like her, rushed treatment because these folks have been sick for so long, they don't feel like they have any more time to waste on waiting to get better. Convincing patients that this is a very necessary part of this form of treatment cannot be easy, nor can it be overlooked or overstated.

  • Reply Orion3G March 8, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I tried something similar but my liver couldn't keep up with all the toxins that were released by the die-off and I got very ill.
    Terrible headache, dizzy and no energy at all. It took a while and I couldn't live like that anymore so I took some chocolate and I felt better immediately.
    So Candida: 1 me: 0, but i'm going for round 2 with a slightly less agressive approach.

  • Reply creek hed April 3, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    YUP…that'll do it!!!! lol

  • Reply 69Broli April 24, 2019 at 3:29 am

    milk thistle or liver support supplement helps with dieoff

  • Reply Stellar V July 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    I caught candida tropicalis in my sinuses while swimming… That thing is out of this world.. There is no Sci Fi movie to do justice to what it does.. it made its homebase in my sinuses, it spread throughout all sinuses, from there, its extra strong, extra long hyphae, (this is not a microscopic thing) pocked hundreds of holes in my maxillary sinuses (the ones above the mouth) its hyphae feed on what I eat, it has no taste, it has no smell, its like a massive jellyfish and it has turned my sinuses into its exoskeleton, from there it propagates into the GI. It is easier to get it out of the GI, getting it out of its homebase (my sinuses) its something else. I have chronic sinusitis. It has a very powerful sticky solid biofilm that burns my sinuses like hell and it replicates really fast.

    If you ever have this in your sinuses..I suggest you burn to ashes your kleenex after blowing your nose, otherwise you are helping it propagate as it has a very sticky, die hard biofilm.

    Currently I'm diluting some McKesson antibiotic soap with water. I drop to approximately 1 cup of water and this soap is strong and burns the hyphae legs, disrupting its never ending feeding, but getting it out of my sinuses (its homebase) is very difficult.

  • Reply Donthurt Precious July 3, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I just purchased my Candida remover!!!! I can’t wait to kick Candida to the curb!!!!!

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