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Is Candida Syndrome Real?

August 16, 2019


“Is Candida Syndrome Real?” Despite its extensive use in
the brewing and baking industry, only about 5%, 1 in 20, healthy people have
anti-yeast antibodies in their bloodstream, whereas in people with Crohn’s disease,
that number is more like 60 or 70%. Most people with Crohn’s have
antibodies that react to regular baker’s, brewer’s, or nutritional yeast,
which are all just different forms of a yeast known as
Saccharomyces cerevisiae. But that baker’s/brewer’s/
nutritional yeast had never been directly
implicated in Crohn’s. Maybe the antibodies are
a direct reaction to it— or maybe a reaction to
another yeast altogether, and the antibodies are just mistakenly
cross-reacting with regular yeast. And, indeed, 5 years later, it was discovered
that antibodies against Candida, a totally different
kind of yeast, the yeast that causes thrush
and vaginal yeast infections, can cross-react with
Saccharomyces. So, maybe baker’s/brewer’s/
nutritional yeast was just an innocent
bystander all along? For nearly 30 years, we’ve known that
antibodies to Saccharomyces are linked to
Crohn’s disease, but instead of bread, beer, and
nooch leading to Crohn’s disease, maybe Candida is causing the
Crohn’s disease and the antibodies. Or, hey, maybe Candida is
the innocent bystander, and exposure to food and
beverage yeast is the real culprit. You don’t know until
you put it to the test. Take Crohn’s patients, remove yeast from
their diet, and see if they get better. If they do, then indeed,
it was the culprit. But if they don’t? Then maybe,
it was something like this, where Candida is
the real cause. Before I get to the study, let me
just first bust some Candida myths. Candida is a normal constituent
of our gut flora. Get some Candida in your bloodstream though,
and it can cause a life-threatening infection, but it’s normal to have some Candida
hanging around in your mouth or colon. It’s location, location, location. Just like having stool bacteria
in our colon is normal, but stool bacteria in our blood
or a wound would be bad. Because of the ability of Candida to
cause problems in the wrong location, or in people who are immunocompromised,
a Candida-syndrome theory arose, linking the presence of Candida
to all sorts of health problems, which led to mycophobia,
or fungalphobia, this false interpretation
that the finding of Candida in your mouth or stool is
evidence of some kind of infection, rather than just
being totally normal. And, if you think the authors are being a
little overdramatic with their phobia talk, just google Candida
and you’ll see. Not only is it normal to
have Candida in your gut, you apparently couldn’t get rid
of it even if you wanted to. Give people powerful antifungal drugs,
and you can drop levels down, but they pop right back up
again as soon as you stop them. And, this whole concept
of “sugar feeds yeast; so, go on a low sugar diet”
doesn’t make much sense, since unless you’re lactose
intolerant or something, sugars should get absorbed
high up in the small intestine and never make it
down into the colon. And indeed, there appears
to be no correlation between Candida counts
and sugar consumption; you can put people on a high sugar diet by
adding an additional 14 spoonfuls of sugar to people’s diets and
still not see an effect. Of course, there’s lots of reasons to
cut sugar from your diet based on science, but Candida does not
appear to be one of them. There does not appear to be good evidence
that the so-called Candida syndrome exists at all. But, oh, those
are fighting words. Few illnesses have
sparked as much hostility between the medical community
and the believing lay public. The medical community has
dismissed purported sufferers as emotionally disturbed
or just plain crazy. Of course, you can’t just
come out and call them crazy. Psychiatric diagnoses need
to be presented gently; for example, some patients prefer
to believe their mental illness is caused by
the Candida, in which case, doctors may just pat them
on the head, so they’ll take their pills. Patients who self-diagnose with Candida apparently only infrequently
relinquish their illness, some to the extent that they attempt to
use their yeast as a drunk driving defense. I wasn’t drinking, your honor, my yeast
was just self-brewing beer in my gut. The whole concept of Candida
syndrome is officially derided by the American Academy of Allergy and
Immunology as speculative and unproven, offering no proof, no proof,
no proof, no proof. The presumption that the ubiquitous
Candida has some toxic effect on our system is without a
trace of scientific proof. You want no proof,
someone wrote in response, how about the millions of unnecessary
tonsillectomy surgeries doctors did? don’t get me started on
the radical mastectomies. At least putting people on low-sugar
diets isn’t disfiguring people. Though some anti-Candida therapies
can be potentially dangerous, antifungal drugs might breed
resistance and can have side effects. Nystatin’s not so bad, but
ketoconazole can damage your liver. And indeed, there are reports of people being
treated for what may be a fake diagnosis ending up in quite dire
straits because of it. So, it’s important to know if
the syndrome actually exists. So, researchers decided
to put it to the test. Super simple study. Give some people some
stool-tubes to take samples, ask them a bunch of questions
about the symptoms they have – headaches, stomachaches, tiredness –
all the typical Candida syndrome symptoms. And, they found no relationship to whether
or not they had Candida growing in their gut. So, no hints of Candida
syndrome could be found.

100 Comments

  • Reply bears 25 September 1, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    All this video did is prove the people tested didn't have a problem it didn't prove Candida overgrowth at large doesn't exists

  • Reply Meagan Collins September 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Ok but how do I get it out of my vagina? I've taken fluconazole about 6 times, I've put countless boric acid capsules up there, but it always comes back! I wear cotton underwear, try to keep it dry, I've even tried tea tree oil and probiotics.
    The only thing I haven't done is cut sugar but you said that's pointless, so what's wrong with me!?

  • Reply pdude1911 September 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks doc. I remember a lot of fear mongering was going around about candida a few years ago. Apparently it still is.

  • Reply Anthony Man September 1, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    If not then it's parasites!

  • Reply Calvin Burr September 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Maybe I didn't pay close enough attention, but what is the verdict on what causes, or does not cause, Chron's Disease?

  • Reply udi-netts September 1, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks doc. Good to know. To my experience, you might feel like candida or ibs syndrome when consuming dairy and other animal products, stop that and your body recovers after 20 days. Take challenge 22. Com and reborn.

  • Reply Peter James September 1, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for all you do mike!

  • Reply Jeff Lebowski September 1, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    I am highly sensitive to brewers yeast, beer is the worst but wine not so much. Hard liquor has no effect on my digestive system. I suppose it's because beer has a lot of residual living yeast and wine has very little, hard liquor has been distilled so there is no yeast present.
    I take S. boulardii(the good yeast) when I am experiencing stomach problems and diarrhea.

  • Reply Ludwig Borga September 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    From the CDC(center for disease control ) to quack doctor——Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that a type of yeast called Candida auris has been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients. In some patients, this yeast can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body, causing serious invasive infections. This yeast often does not respond to commonly used antifungal drugs, making infections difficult to treat. Most C. auris infections are treatable with a class of antifungal drugs called echinocandins. However, some C. auris infections have been resistant to all three main classes of antifungal medications, making them more difficult to treat.——-keep prescribing those antibiotics bud….all you're trained to do…..

  • Reply tamcon72 September 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Though I think Candida Syndrome is largely overblown, and can interfere with proper diagnosis of real disorders, like MS or serious food allergies, the research presented here seems to not delve deeply enough into the forms of these yeasts that aren't beneficial when large colonies form. No doctor thinks a life long thrush infection is "normal," yet these and similar cases exist, so more intensive research likely is warranted.

  • Reply Nerds and Nutrition September 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Now this is very interesting. Just recently had bloodwork done as well as a urine and stool analysis–doctor said I have high levels of 3 strains of Candida, leaky gut syndrome, and food allergies/sensitivities. I've been fighting a staph infection for several months, and my PCP and dermatologist couldn't help me. My naturopathic doctor ordered these tests, and I'm currently supplementing to help my liver detox, kill the excess candida, and heal my intestinal walls. Staph infection is still bothering me. What on Earth can I do, Dr. Greger?!

  • Reply Angelica Brioschi September 1, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Candida syndrome? Lol, this is the first time I hear this. When I (and all the females I know) get candida I take a medicine that cleans the bad stuff in the vagina and in 5-7 days is gone. People always love to exaggerate things

  • Reply Sun Waves September 1, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    of course it'sreal. some people are just more prone to it

  • Reply PinkHairedUnicorn September 1, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    next you're going to make a video about how Adrenal Fatigue isn't real. There is addison's which people recognize, but what about the in between? and in every website you go to it is advised to avoid sugar. In my opinion. and for myself personally, sugar feeds candida, causes it to go wild, then my adrenal fatigue flares up. but it's not full blown addison's disease so I'm perfectly healthy right? no… there are grey areas. me and my friend have candida overgrowth, i am able to use methods to keep my under control and feel pretty normal and function. She's taken Difulcan and still can't get rid of her candida overgrowth. it's so bad to the point where it affects her vision and she says some days she feels like her hands don't work. at home she's in a high stress environment which I think contributes greatly. so what if someone said that stress contributes to candida overgrowth and crohns disease? what if subjects tested had no stress so their body could regulate things more?
    I read a book on Borderline Personality Disorder and it said people of borderline children frequently have autoimmune disorders, IBS, fibromyalgia… and I think there are correlations between stress, how you were raised to what medical conditions you have.
    Whether the science is there, I feel better not eating sugar and gluten so I do that most of the time.

  • Reply Daniel S September 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    There's no trace of scientific proof that a black hole exists or stars are formed via nebular accretion, but we're told they do. Who to believe.

  • Reply purewonka September 1, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    No proof. I figured as much. Another dumb and dumber situation. Dumb health "professionals" with no credentials and dumber folks being convinced by the idiocy of these "professionals." Look at the comments with all the people clinging to their imaginary self diagnosis. Y'all a bunch of dummies and dupes.

  • Reply natureasintended September 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Check out my sugar post here by Dr.McDougall on my awesome vegan page https://www.facebook.com/PlantBasedEvidencePaleoDiet/photos/a.867664840055686.1073741832.158299404325570/869954433160060/?type=3&theater

  • Reply Howard Johnson September 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Isn't sugar a plant-based item?  IF so, I'm confused as I thought all plant-based stuff is oh so much better than anything meat or dairy based.

  • Reply Jon Komatsu September 1, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    This is interesting. Thanks!

  • Reply LadyJAtheist September 1, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Love the new "put it to the test" … great addition to your library doc!

  • Reply Vigilence September 1, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Hmm sounds like this is a video to sweep candida victims under the rug just like those suffering from Morgellons Disease.

    Doctors swear Morgellons Disease isn't real, but if you look it up yourself you will think differently.

  • Reply Melanie C September 1, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I think folks are confusing yeast infections/thrush (totally real) with a (mythical) systemic internal "Candida Syndrome" causing all sorts of weird symptoms not related to normal EXTERNAL yeast issues (mouth, vagina, scalp).

    C Albicans thrives in moist places especially in people whose healthy microbiome has been killed off by antibiotics or compromised by autoimmune disorders. Treatment to bring candida back into balance with other healthy bacteria includes antifungal meds like Nystatin or -izoles, but often more effective and longer-lasting treatment includes replenishing healthy bacteria with probiotics and then feeding them healthful prebiotics like whole grains.

    But candida isn't a whole-body issue.

  • Reply Des A September 1, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I feel like the tone taken in this video towards people with mental illness was questionable.

  • Reply Cleroyster 2 September 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I've had those symptoms….especially headaches…but ear aches, with fungal wax overgrowth….nystatin relieved all symptoms….but they do come back. I've dealt with this since 1999….I've read nystatin can damage kidneys….

  • Reply Lrdvltr September 1, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Candida is fake news just like CNN & MSNBC.

  • Reply 1sweetsublime September 1, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Interesting video, thank you. CAN YOU PLEASE DO ONE ON SIBO (SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH)?

  • Reply The Vegan Wallflower September 1, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    spoiler alert ( It's not. )

  • Reply Lisa Louise September 1, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I'd love hear what you have to say about myalgic encephalomyelitis. Since I've been moderate to severely ill with mecfs I've developed alot of allergies/intolerances to weird food and chemicals. Wonder if there is any science to that or whether it's just a coincidence

  • Reply Alex Swan September 1, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Seems like people want to hold on to their Candida as much as to their Coconut Oil. 😀

  • Reply Carolyn September 1, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Has anyone else struggled with severe tinea versicolor? I've always assumed it was due to candida overgrowth. It's hard to find solid research about it

  • Reply Fruitful Life September 2, 2017 at 1:14 am

    This video seems to imply candida isn't an issue but what about people who get systemic candida where they have yeast infections essentially all over their body. What is someone to do in that case? Not treat it?

  • Reply Yoso September 2, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Sounds like Doc is having a quite pleasant day.

  • Reply Courtney Loftus September 2, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Candida infections and overgrowth can be due to more than diet. I was exposed to mold in my home from water damage and developed systemic candida and many symptoms that were diagnosed as candida and did have to be treated with antifungals.

  • Reply onyomi September 2, 2017 at 3:58 am

    He still didn't clearly answer the question: can eating yeast give you Crohn's Disease?

  • Reply 假作真時真亦假 September 2, 2017 at 4:06 am

    So you're telling me that I could kill myself by licking a open wound?

  • Reply Robert Seeley September 2, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Nooch

  • Reply Robert Seeley September 2, 2017 at 4:48 am

    So I shouldn't drink turpentine?

  • Reply Linda H. September 2, 2017 at 4:49 am

    One test based on stool samples from people asked a few questions, doesnt begin to scratch the surface on the complexity of having candida issues. No company has any vested interest on funding better studies or long term testing because its not profitable yet, so we end up with half-assed studies and dismissive literature, rather than anyone who takes this seriously.

  • Reply Holly Bodaki September 2, 2017 at 4:51 am

    This is real…I knew someone who got this by using " too much antibacterial soap" on their hands, one thing led to another. First on her hands, then a rash on hands and arms, she tried the highest steroid creams, her rash got worse…she got very sick. No cream worked and her dermatolgist was puzzled. Her blood pressure went very high, still many rashes and no steroids worked. A doctor then thought maybe Cushing? But it was clear she had an overall imbalance in her skin that started to infect her whole body. Another doctor suggested she had to much yeast and that the antibacterial soap and gels had to stop. You know what cured all her symptoms? She used head and shoulders as soap….everything cleared.

  • Reply Sree Ss September 2, 2017 at 5:50 am

    You are incredibly entertaining and informative!!

  • Reply L.A. Jameson September 2, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Thank you, Doctor G! I've been telling this to friends and clients for a long time. It's great to cut out processed sugars and grains for a number of reasons, BUT I've seen people cutting out fruit too, which I think is really dangerous. No matter how much I preach, though, it does indeed seem to be so deeply ingrained now – this idea that Candida causes so many problems – that many hold onto it as the ultimate excuse. Now I can point them to this video, stat!

  • Reply Virtue Friend September 2, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Busting pseudoscience myths, one at a time.
    Thank you, sir!

  • Reply twitchos September 2, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Does that mean there is no such thing as an overgrowth of Candida? Or does it mean there are no serious side effects to an overgrowth?

  • Reply Emily BH September 2, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    9 times out of 10, tiredness is due to low functioning adrenal glands and headaches due to constipation. The adrenals also control the autonomic nervous system which controls the gut where candida overgrowth is found. There is a lot of truth to the saying that disease starts in the gut. If we take care of it by first and foremost, eating a species appropriate diet which as you have pointed out, should be comprised of raw fruit and raw vegetables and use only whole herbs which the body can also easily digest and utilize, there would be little need for drugs. First we have to recognize we've been brainwashed by BIG FOOD and BIG MEDICA about what we are supposed to be eating and in the meantime have become addicted to things that shouldn't be going anywhere near our lips let alone our stomachs.

    A slow metabolism and constipation sounds like an underactive or hypothyroid. Take your basal cell underarm temperature first thing in the morning before you even sit up in bed to make sure.

  • Reply glenda anderson September 2, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Cancer and Candida are so connected that candida will never be a "real thing" in our medical establishment. Sorry but studies mean nothing to me anymore.

  • Reply Angela Ochoa September 2, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Wow I'm amazed by the clear info here! I want to know if this topic is linked to low stomach acid. I have a worsening skin condition ( severe cystic acne, especially on back, chest and jawline ) and I'm so determined to fix this myself from the inside out! I've gone vegan now for about a month and have seen some improvement

  • Reply rolom3 September 2, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Dr Greger! I'm 3 years vegan now and I have had many meat eaters tell me that it's not meat that gives you disease it's the quality of it. Could this be true? I found this study and it's making me so annoyed because it might be true… I can't see if it's funded by the meat industry or not. I would love if you could look into and see if it is true…

  • Reply Ariel Borroel September 2, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Yeah! Youre the fuckin best!! Thanks for the subtitiles!! Amazing!! I feel so happy for your Chanel!!

  • Reply vegan zyzz September 2, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    If you guys didn't know know Mercury cause Candida and many other problems so Aviod all sources of it including rice amaglam fillings and fish all fish

  • Reply khadijah e September 3, 2017 at 3:23 am

    How about thrush and babies? Please answer gently I really don't understand.

  • Reply alehoneydro September 3, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Maria Takeuchi  Plastic Love was going to blow clouds to this, but too late don't want to mess with the REM's and the lucid dreams.    Iboga tought me the hard way about the gut microbe and immune system.  Imbalance in the gut microbe. Fiber deprivation. "The lesson we’re learning from studying the interaction of fiber, gut microbes and the intestinal barrier system is that if you don’t feed them, they can eat you,”  Eric Martens, Ph.D   anddddd antibiotics fuck wit u, they have known since the 1950's giving antibiotics to animals makes them pack on the pounds check out this article for reference  The fat drug by pagen kennedy march 8 2014peace to nor-cal 106 yesterday in SF shrooms and lsd effect your gut microbe too

  • Reply Josi Grothoff September 3, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Doctor Greger, could you make a video talking about the findings that have been all over the news about B12 supplements causing lung cancer in men? They're pretty irritating, I tried reading the study but it doesn't make sense to me

  • Reply Sydney September 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Dr Greger, I searched NutritionFacts and couldn't find anything… but do you have any information on lymphedema being controlled by diet? My mother has it and I would like to share some information with her!

  • Reply DANG JOS September 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Will that crushes what I used to think

  • Reply Shiyanu Neko September 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Hello there friend i am curious if u can research if plant based food effect pineal gland and if it increases its activity or growth ^_^ (its possible that pineal gland degdradation effects aging and its extremely related to it )

  • Reply Janice H September 4, 2017 at 3:24 am

    I never believed in candida anyways..good

  • Reply Brown Macinro September 4, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I battled stomach issues for most of my life, treatment for candidiasis was life changing for me. I WISH I HAD KNOWN EARLIER IN MY LIFE!!! I had excluded every food in my diet, juiced, smoothied, gone vegan, wheat free from paleo to atkins. tested and scoped by doctors repeatedly. Nothing made such a radical effect as a specifically directed round of anti-fungal / anti-microbial treatments directed at candida. was it candida? I dont know but it was the only thing that worked…

    Could you imagine the class-action lawsuit if we could link these auto-immune diseases in our stomachs directly to processed foods? Be smart.

  • Reply V Verde September 5, 2017 at 1:17 am

    And to think there are books entirely written on treating a syndrome that doesn't even exist! It's preposterous! But it sells and oh, how it does sell!

  • Reply Gregory Ford September 5, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I was diagnosed HIV+ in 1987. In the absence of any knowledge to treat this disease, Candida became one of the things that came under scrutiny for what it might be contributing to the illness, especially as Candida growth tended to explode in people with HIV. Some of the now popular and effective vaginal yeast treatments were developed during the 1980s-90s in the course of treating men with Candida overgrowth.

  • Reply Jay Kimber September 5, 2017 at 9:54 am

    How does this relate to chronic thrush? Is this considered candida syndrome?

  • Reply Cristian Perelló September 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Dr. Greger, I think you must stop doing this. It's getting weird, it's starting to be a kind of orthorexic approach to health studies. Please, we are not looking for perfection, we're just looking for a healthy enough diet on which we can rely and stay. Give us that and let some debates for your community of scientists. I feel like not watching your videos anymore and I use to love them. I hope my comment makes you change again your style of approaching.

  • Reply gwynedd1 September 5, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    if Candida is true it would not be like an infection in the same way other disease causing organisms would be. Based upon idea, one is not going to test positive or negative for a normal flora. The problem seems to be conditions that promote an over growth. I find this rather easy to believe considering that I have brewed my own hard cider from wild yeast. Its not the culture but the medium which defines the product. If I add wild yeast to a PH of 2.0 it will do poorly. However if stomach PH were to get to a 3.0 or a 3.5 PH , then I could see fermentation as a possibility. I have heard that blood alcohols can be raised in some individuals.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/health/gut-fermentation-syndrome/index.html

  • Reply Maria_Feliz September 6, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I'm eager to know the ties between Candida and Crohn's…Looking forward to this info!

  • Reply mirzamay September 6, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Well they are obviously being bothered by something, trying to self diagnose because they aren't getting help or answers from the medical community. I think this idea that people have illnesses just in their head and the bullshit "placebo" effect has been used for a long time to just let patients become dead or disabled because no further true medical discovery was needed, and is the single biggest faupax committed by the medical community in the last century. That and over medicating them for "craziness". Calling people crazy is the most embarrassing thing committed against sick people in recent history. I guess it's better than trepanning, lobotomy and anal dialating but not by very damn much. Not by very damn much at all.

  • Reply Legion James September 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Yea but who did the candida study? We already know one can pay for whatever result one wishes. Also pharmecutical companies profit from people feeling ill so their intrest is clear. Not saying i believe in candia. Just putting some more information to consider out here.

  • Reply Brian Delaney September 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I understand if someone thinks they have this and they do not, however, what then does the real diagnostic blood tests indicate? Why does the CDC have "Invasive Candidiasis" on their web site? Is that something different? My sister suffered with an unknown disease for a long time before my mom read about Candida, and her doctor ordered the blood test for it. The test indicated she had it. She went on a strict diet for a long time, and got much better.

  • Reply Panspermia Hunter September 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I have a mucus in my mouth that when I spit into a glass of water it streaks to the bottom of the glass, this started just after a course of antibiotics, I was treated for candida by my GP as the swab test shown candida, it did not clear up the mucus, it has never got any better, my doctor is stumped, further tests haven't turned up anything but still I have this mucus and running sinuses, what should I do, I feel there is nowhere to turn.

  • Reply no - September 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    6:06 Yes notice the part about cigarette smokers?

  • Reply susan scott October 7, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I had problems with candida causing severe stomach acid, headaches, fatigue, heart palpitations, etc. Diet changes (no carbs except a very small amount of whole grains) and natural anti-fungal products like Caprylic Acid made me better, that is enough evidence for me. It was tough going with die off symptoms but well worth being off prescription antacids. It is caused by too many antibiotics over the years.

  • Reply Emily BH October 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Meagan Collins- I used to stop yeast infections making a tampon putting a carefully peeled clove of garlic wrapped around cheese cloth and tied closed with a piece of string or dental floss long enough to pull to easily remove the garlic tampon. Replace with a fresh one each morning and before bed. Use as needed. I never needed it for more than a few days at a time. You'll never need to buy anymore over the counter yeast infection creams after you try this.

  • Reply Interesting! October 20, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    All i know is that i got all the candida symptoms after using broad spectrum antibiotics.

  • Reply ArithmetiK MilitantPoetry January 11, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I will give you a 100% effective cure for candida. Eating spicy chilis. Burns it right out of you! Avoid sugar and eat spicy 😉 have been on antibiotics for 3 years for Folliculitis Decalvans. I stopped them now due to Candida growing all over my tongue. gone now

  • Reply tomie o January 31, 2018 at 7:08 am

    The people trust candida doctors as much as others trust a YouTube medic. It's other face of the same coin. The people bias and ego get involved and always tend to trust what would fit better they believes.

  • Reply Eric Centers February 4, 2018 at 5:27 am

    So frustrating! Fungal infections are real. Autobrewery syndrome is real! I have had had it. Fungus turn the carbs I eat into alcohol and it makes me drunk. Crazy I know. Look it up.

  • Reply William Read February 17, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Mycotoxins and aflatoxins in Beans, Corn, Coffee, Nuts, especially PEANUTS, apple cider vinegar, mushrooms, grains and dried dates, prunes and raisins would make a great video. Also mold poisoning and detoxing of the cytoxins that cause CIRS chronic inflammatory response syndrome.

  • Reply bookmouse770 March 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    If I eat bread and/or sugar I get yeast rashes on my body….when I stay off sugar and bread I'm fine. Candida.

  • Reply S. Rose March 30, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I'm not sure about this. I had my first yeast infection ever recently. It didn't produce the usual disgusting discharge but DID have the unbearable itching. I had to go through two courses of Diflucan and reduce my diet to nothing but vegetables, low-sugar fruits, and protein (as in grass-fed meat) in order to get through it. I know this because the night before my second dose I had my normal vegan rice and beans bowl at Chipotle and the next morning I was ready to remove my skin with a blow torch because of the severity of itchiness. Had I not gone low-carb for the duration of the treatment and several days afterward with lots of probiotics, I can only imagine that I'd still be suffering. Now, this was only for the duration of the treatment until I was able to again eat plant-based and increase my intake of starchy carbs and veggies to pre-infection levels, but I would happily eat nothing but meat for a month if it meant no infection.

  • Reply Glesga Boldyin April 16, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    thanks . i fell for that one for the past 4 years . lesson learned .

  • Reply Stevie Zion May 3, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Hes not very informed on this topic. You won't even see candida in your stool until it starts to die off, which is hard to make that happen. I literally have passed bowel movements where its almost all candida. There are pictures of it on the net.

    Candida is normal in human body, just not in a progressed form. Yeast form is normal, but it grows into a hyphae form that spreads and infects you. Its also not suppose to be on your tongue. A thin white coating on tongue is normal but if you can scrape it off and literally see small chunks of yeast that is not normal.

    He seems uneducated on the topic, but most people are until they have really suffered from it. DO NOT listen to this video just because hes a doctor and has done some research on the topic. You just don't get it unless you have experienced it. It took me years and years to understand this issue.

  • Reply Michael R May 23, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Ok?

  • Reply Branden Carroll June 2, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I'm a huge fan of yours, but just bumping up my artificial sugar intake 40 grams is enough to make my tongue break out in thrush and makes my eczema get much worse. I noticed fruit does not do the same thing, it actually helps regulate the amount of whiteness and furriness on my tongue.

  • Reply Emma T June 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Go tell that to Savely Yurkovsky then. He treats people tautaopathically for it and tests for it with bio resonance testing and he gets good results.

  • Reply Ashley Christiansen July 2, 2018 at 11:22 am

    My candida levels (blood test) were 11 when less than 1 is considered normal. With no vaginal yeast infection or oral thrush. I've been vegetarian for 3 years and vegan for most of that time. I was also put on prophylactic antibiotics for the first 6 YEARS of my life, something which the effect of has not been studied. My gut microbiome was wacked at a very young age, before it was even given a chance to develop. Thoughts?

  • Reply Sue X July 28, 2018 at 9:27 am

    What is behind chronic reoccurring vaginal yeast infections then??

  • Reply Sarah P. Hancock September 11, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Wow. Just when I'd begun enjoying the scientific nature of the other videos on this channel, I stumbled across this one. I'm taken back by it's tone, rudeness & general disrespect. It took me by surprise. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since it's socially acceptable to make fun of those who live with symptoms of mental illness likely because so few doctors are willing to collaborate with people who live with it, instead choosing to "Pat them on their head," as this doctor invites colleagues to do. Surprise! Sometimes when a doctor takes time to do an entire analysis of a patient's symptoms and medical history, they can catch things their colleagues dismiss. Multiple doctors misdiagnosed me, treating me for symptoms of severe mental illness. Nearly two decades into a living with treatment-refractory mental illness, a different doctor choose to look at my entire medical history and took a careful detailed analysis of everything–rather than just pat me on the head and push more pills. He chose to treat me based on a medical hypothesis and it worked. 22 months later and I am still symptom-free. Longest remission I have ever experienced. Ever–All without psychiatric medications.

  • Reply Worm September 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Restore4Life…

  • Reply منوعات لجين tv September 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Please do avideo about smoking and candida because iam asmoker and having candida symptoms
    I read astatement that smoking is highly asociated with candida
    Iread it in the papers in this vidieo or give me the research that speak about smoking and candida

  • Reply L J September 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    What about chronic yeast infections?

  • Reply Kat September 24, 2018 at 8:24 am

    The explanation that sugars only get into your gut if you're lactose intolerant…. Makes so much sense for my case in particular. I've had every candida like symptom disappear after I stopped eating dairy I was intolerant to completely, not just restricting it. Though I would like to ask the question whether that lactose really can lead to overgrowth and if so, are there other digestion issues that can lead to the same problem.

  • Reply Kat September 24, 2018 at 8:27 am

    I think we can only know for sure whether it's not real if more studies are done, especially in patients with digestive issues such as lactose intolerance you mentioned that cause some sugars to make their way into the gut.

  • Reply Jau Yun December 13, 2018 at 4:28 am

    Candida syndrome is hype, but it's easy to see how people would get sucked in, doctors and nurses in the US are terrible. And there are plenty of authoritative sources that give unhelpful or bad information; so it's easy to image how people feel about "finally having an answer" to explain their symptoms; a lot of "mycophobia" is probably bad-doctors-iasis.

  • Reply David Walker January 2, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Dr. Greger is wrong on this one. He is usually right on target though. Candida albicans is real and a super big problem for a lot of people.

  • Reply cecmanju January 14, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I have SD(seborric dermatatis) sorry for bad english . And i think its yeast overgrowth and does anyone know how to cure this?? Tried diet its helps but i cant eat much bread otherwise it becomes worse

  • Reply Robin Breeds February 2, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    "Candida is a dimorphic microbe meaning it can exist in two forms. It can exist as a benign yeast or a pathogenic fungi. Every person has Candida as it is a natural and beneficial inhabitant of the body in its yeast form. Not everyone has Candida overgrowth (candidiasis) though , which occurs in Candida’s fungal form. In is fungal form Candida forms finger-like projections called hyphae that allow the Candida to dig in to and damage tissues. Whether Candida exists as yeast or a fungus depends on the pH of the terrain the Candida is in. In areas where Candida is naturally found beneficial acid forming bacteria known as flora are also found. These are primarily the colon, sinuses, skin and vaginal cavity. The acids produced by the flora turn off the Candida growth gene and keep the Candida in its benign yeast form. When the flora are destroyed from antibiotics use or certain other drugs, illness, poor diet, etc. the pH of the tissues where Candida and the flora are found shift from the normally slightly acidic pH to an alkaline pH. The shift from an acidic to an alkaline pH turns on the Candida growth gene and converts the Candida to convert in to its pathogenic fungal form. "

  • Reply Robin Breeds February 2, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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  • Reply Madison Faeolin February 12, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Eric Bakker (Candida Crusher) is quaking.

  • Reply M. B. March 15, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    In the 80s, the medical community was absolute about bacterias in the Stomach – "No bacteria can live in such an acidic environment!" then came 2 doctors and told everyone to shove it and prove that they were all wrong. Now the name Helicobacter pylori is well known to most of the people.

    6 years ago I had an "intimate" moment with a girl who had Candida Albicans down there… how do I know? I saw it! and felt it. Unfortunately, she told me about it after we finished everything. A days after I felt sick (fever, sickness and more…) and discovered that there is a white coating on my tongue, being all stress and stuff I went to my doctor and he decided to do a Tongue surface test – the results showed "Candida Albicans".
    For 5 years I tried to fight it, tried to get rid of it and nothing worked (not even the Medical anti fungi stuff), many doctors told me that I am imagining stuff and its not candida (even that the official test showed that it is there).

    5 years after and I have neurological problems – most likely it is MS. I'm sure that the candida was the root cause of it or that it led to leaky gut that led to the autoimmune disease.

  • Reply Taylor Anderson April 25, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I usually find these videos very informative and straightforward but this one seemed kind of confusing. I hope they do a follow up and talk more about some of the stuff they talk about in the first half of it. Thanks.

  • Reply Tatanka June 23, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Too much fat can cause candida…

  • Reply Hal Asimov July 16, 2019 at 6:36 am

    They say "Web Search" NOT "Google" Please stop promoting this mega corporations that is now threatening our pursuit of truth. I would like to see people like you still around and not silenced buy the big bucks of big beef!

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