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Elevated Ammonia And Candida Connection

September 3, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker. Thanks for coming back and watching my videos. A question I got asked, a very interesting
question, was “Is there a connection between ammonia and candida?”So ammonia is a compound
that’s normally found in the body, mainly through the breakdown of amino acids. It’s not bad to have ammonia, because in fact,
this gets shunted, really, into the liver, through the portal vein. And then the hepatocytes, or the liver cells,
actively break ammonia down to stuff called urea, which basically gets used in the Krebs
Cycle, so for energy production.So it’s important to keep your liver in really good shape when
you’ve got an issue with fungal disease. So people who drink alcohol, for example,
are not gonna be in a good place. So let me read a little bit of stuff that
I’ve printed off from a study. And I’ll put the study down, the link below,
in the description box. So this study was conducted in 2011. So candida is a really big problem, and candida
albicans is the main fungal pathogen that causes so many problems for people. It can actively change its cellular form into
a hyphal form, and it does so by altering the pH around it. And in fact, it can do so in less than 12
hours. It can change the pH from four to seven, because
it likes an alkaline environment for that elongation. And this is what causes dissemination or movement
of this sort of strand forming to different parts of the body.But please don’t put comments
down, “I’ve got candida of the brain!” Or “It travels all through my blood,” and
things like that, like a lot of people believe it does. But candida can morph or change and it can
alter its body shape and it can even alter the pH of the tissues that it’s around. So pH homeostasis is critical for all organisms. In the fungal pathogen candida albicans, pH
adaptation is critical for virulence in distinct host niches. We demonstrate that beyond adaptation, candida
albicans actively neutralizes the environment from acidic to alkaline pH. Under acidic conditions, this species can
raise pH from four to seven in less than 12 hours, resulting in auto-induction of the
yeast-hyphal transition, a critical virulence trait. Extra cellular alkalization has been reported
to occur in several fungus species, but under the specific conditions that we describe,
the phenomenon is considerably more rapid than previously observed.So what they’re saying
there, there’s definitely a connection between this change and ammonia production. So ammonia production occurs, so you’ve got
to be careful with candida, because ammonia can also be linked up with, for example, brain
fog and things like that. So it can get into the bloodstream, but the
body is pretty good at getting rid of ammonia or clearing it from the body. But I have seen people with all kinds of pH
problems and inability to get their pH maintained or stabilized at a nice kind of level. And often when you’ve got a big problem with
yeast or fungus in the body, you’re gonna have a lot of pH issues of the gut. And these pH issues of the gut can then, of
course, favor disbiotic flora, bad bacteria, to really flourish and to take off. So the gut likes a stable pH, but as you can
see, candida albicans can change that pH environment and create a huge amount of disarray. It’s a bit like you’ve got a room full of
really nice people, cool people at a party, but then always that one guy gets in there
and creates a problem and acts like a real turkey and then throws the whole balance out. And then some people are gonna leave, and
things like that. Well, I wouldn’t know, because I never used
to go to parties. I’m not really a party kind of person. I’m a party pooper, I suppose, but I’m not
the candida guy that walks in the room and messes everything up.So the point I’m trying
to make here is, if you’ve got a candida problem or you’ve identified you’ve got the problem,
you can now start to see how candida can alter the environment in the body and induce a higher
ammonia state and create all kinds of problems as a result of that. Now, if you’ve got liver issues, you may not
clear sufficient ammonia from the body, and that can cause a huge amount, a tremendous
amount of problems for people. So there you have it. There’s definitely a connection between ammonia
and candida. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Blanca Benavides April 1, 2019 at 11:32 am

    My mom had a stroke 3 mo. ago and has ammonia in her liver which she had cirrhosis before the stroke. She was given Lactulose a stool softener 2x a day to flush the ammonia from the liver but it can make her poop several times during the day or night. I saw on a show that comes out on YouTube called "Know the cause," where Doug Kaufmann said that fungi could be the culprit for all kinds of diseases. I was wondering since there's a link between fungi and candida what can I do to help my mom? I don't believe in pharmaceutical pills and believe natural is better. By the way shes been a diabetic for about 10yrs. Shes now 70 yrs.old and her brain recovery has been slow. I agree on her having brain fog so I have been trying to put her on a diet and no carbs. I appreciate your help thanks for all you do to spread the truth out. God bless.❤

  • Reply CrazyGirlistic April 2, 2019 at 9:57 am

    What is wrong with really low ammonia in blood? Kidney disease?

  • Reply Violet-green-eyes April 3, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Hi Erik, could you please share your thoughts about relation between candida and helicobacter Pyroli? They both like an alkaline surrounding and can neutralise PH if understood good? If so – do they often exist together? Does someone with H.Pyroli has a greater risk to develop candida? After triple antibiotics for H.Pyroli people often get candida (albicans?). It’s like replacing one bad with an other… 🙁
    I think many people would appreciate if you can explain this.

  • Reply Michael Weinberg April 6, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Hi Eric
    Just saw and read an article about a new candida strain called candida auris. This one seems to be really bad. It seems like it is a new strain. Would be interesting to hear your thoughts about this in a video. Is this strain susceptible to the natural treatments? Article was saying it's not to traditional anti fungal drugs. Thanks

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