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How To Diagnose Candida in The Stomach How Do I Know I Have Candida In The Stomach?

August 14, 2019

Greetings! Eric Bakker. Naturopath from New Zealand, author of Candida
Crusher, formulator of the CanXida range of products. Thank you again for looking at my video. I’ve got a question here from a lady called
Karen Dresser in London. Beautiful London. What a beautiful city. Karen’s asking me: “Eric, how do I diagnose
Candida in the stomach? How do I know I have Candida in my stomach?” Well, I got an email from Karen, and Karen’s
symptoms sound very much like a helicobacter pylori infection, or a bacterial infection
of the stomach. So Karen’s symptoms include lots of reflux,
lots of burping, lots of heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease. She’s reacting quite strongly to many different
foods that she’s eating or drinking, which is very interesting. When you get a very powerful instant reaction
to different foods, when you have a low-grade feeling of queasiness or nauseous, or sickness,
when you’re burping like a bullfrog and you’re burping and bloating all the time, it generally
doesn’t mean in my opinion an acute yeast infection. It’s more a bacterial problem of the upper
digestive system. H-pylori or Helicobacter infections are very
common. In fact, up to 30 to 40 percent of people
now in the developed world have this bacteria problem. Unfortunately, too many people take these
PPI drugs-Proton Pump Inhibitors or acid blocking drugs like Nexium. Billion-dollar business blocking acid. What an incredible thing to do to someone. Just give them a drug to block acid. It’s really disgusting. Instead of finding out the reason why they’ve
got it. So, have I got Candida in the stomach? I don’t think you have Karen, judging by your
email. It sounds much more like a bacterial infection. You’ve also mentioned here that you’re getting
significant relief when you’re taking acid blocking medication. So, what I would like you to do is to do a
breath test. You can do a test where you breath into a
small tube or a balloon and the gasses get analyzed for hydrogen or methane, different
types of gasses, and we will soon know what’s going on. In this case, the patient swallows a small
amount of lactulose, it’s like a sugar, and within a half an hour period of time they
breath these gasses out and they get analyzed for the presence of these gasses. We know that if it’s bacteria, it will quickly
produce these gasses. That doesn’t happen in Candida’s case. You don’t really get this hydrogen or methane
production from yeast. You get it from bacteria. You don’t tend to get the strong sugar cravings
with a bacterial infection like H-pylori that you do with a yeast infection. Yeast infections of the gut generally are
lower down than the stomach, and they generally involve the small intestine and the large
intestine a lot more than the stomach. The stomach contains a lower pH and a more
hostile environment for Candida. Candida lives in an area with a little bit
of a higher pH. Particularly lower down, the colon region
is very much where yeast likes to live. But it also tends to live in the jejunum and
ileum, the terminal parts of the small bowel. It will be present in the duodenum as what
we call it. But I find that through testing and through
reading a lot of reports that it tends to favor lower down in the middle and the latter
part of the small intestine and especially the colon. It also likes to live around the valve regions
like the ileocecal valve. The connection between the large and small
intestine is where Candida will often live. So I hope that answers your question about
that how we diagnose Candida and how do I know I’ve got it in the stomach. My recommendations for you are to get it checked
out with the breath test, the fecal antigen test, and the serum antigen test. Doing all those three. Better still, check out my videos on H-pylori
and then see if you’re going to get relief from that. I hope that answers your question. Don’t forget to click on the link below if
you haven’t got my report, and please subscribe. Thank you for tuning in.


  • Reply PuncRokGirl September 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Can they look for/see Candida when doing a colonoscopy?

  • Reply Honey September 12, 2016 at 6:45 am

    ~ Thank you very much for your video, it was very helpful! I wish to get a test for Candida because I had been having awful symptoms for such a long time and no doctor has been able to find out what is wrong with me. They wanted me to see a Psychologist until they ran a few more tests and found that I had a lot of food allergies. It took them a whole year and a lot of persistence for them to find out. I am sure it runs deeper than just allergies because the symptoms get worse each year. ~

  • Reply imack October 4, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you for this information. I was diagnosed with Candida about a month ago from a naturopathic doctor. I sadly took antibiotics for my acne on and off for 3 and half years, and seem to have recently reaped the horrific side effects after getting healthy and changing my lifestyle. I have been on the Candida Diet for about 3 and half weeks, taking Agrisept, biotin, Probiotics, and digestive enzymes. I seem to be getting better slowly but surely, however, for the last week or so and I have been experiencing major constipation, which was not happening before. Everyday 1/2 of a grapefruit 2 organic turkey sausages, eggs(half yoke half white), a green salad with spring greens and kale, ( i was eating alot of kale, but recently cut back after learning this may be causing my constipation), almonds( lots of almonds, since it seams like the only snack i can eat), seaweed snax, maybe 2 more small organic turkey sausages, and a spring green salad for dinner. I drink a least a gallon of water a day, and workout at least 3 times a week( also hit the steam room). Can you please provide any help on what I should do? the constipation causes me to bloat even more and burp like a full grown man. I feel really backed up and a major discomfort in my stomach. I also have been breaking out along the side of my jawlines pretty badly,(getting better slowly), does the candida cause hormonal imbalance that leads to bad breakouts? I plan on setting up a skype appt with you and buying your Canxida if this plan Im on does not work. Please help Eric!

  • Reply Larry Fajardo December 22, 2016 at 1:52 am

    So for a few years now , I've had this pretty bad smell even after showering , I get so bloated and flatulence without knowing or can't seem to control. I've gotten a rectal exam because I didn't know what was going on or why I was smelling everything was good. I'm really thinking it is a bacterial overgrowth like h.pylori or sibo possibly even candida. Could any of these be the cause of my smell & EXTREME flatulence ? I know candida causes bad smell but I'm not sure if that could be it. I got a h.pylori stool test done now I'm just waiting on the results ..I want to take a breath test but my doctor said I should wait for the pylori stool test first.. it's frustrating because I don't know what is causing this bloating/gassy feeling it's every second of every day I'm 18 male I do have acne with rosacea if that helps. I've been taking oregano oil, caprylic acid, & colloidal silver plus started a nothing but salad diet. Please help, I have watched your videos for over a year now & even purchase your products , I don't want to say it didn't work because I was eating pretty bad while on canxida remove/restore so I see why It didn't do much for me. I just want to know if any of the things listed could be causing my nonstop gassy problem & horrible smell

  • Reply adrian madaranis January 1, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    I have a question can you get facial flushing redness from candida ?

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  • Reply VeganTraveller February 3, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Hello, Eric. Thank you for your videos. How does one treat hydrogen sibo + candida?

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