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Is Chaga tea OK On The Candida Diet

August 26, 2019

Greeting! It’s Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher. Formulator of the Canxida range of products. I’ve got an email here from Benny Olson. Benny Olson is from Sweden. “Hi, my name is Benny Olson and I’ve started
the journey with pretty good results with your Candida diet in the Facebook page, Candida
Cleanse Sweden.” This is a Swedish Facebook page. It has a lot of Swedish people basically involved
in this. “First thanks for all the info and videos. I’ve seen quite few. And with Natalie’s support have been in a
great group. A little wakeup call for me was to see how
little you actually have to do to get the right nutrition instead of taking the easy
way out with all the crap I used to.” I’m not sure what he means by that. “It took a while to get started, but now it’s
kind of fun to look for clean food. Let’s get to the question I have for the theory
regarding colloidal silver and chaga mushroom. Chaga mushroom is a mushroom called inonotus
obliquus. I think it’s a mushroom found in nature and
it’s cooked up and used as a very good immune boosting product. We’re recommended not to drink chaga tea at
least at the beginning of our Candida cleanse. I have a theory about that and how we possibly
could do that anyway. I may be completely off in my thinking, but
I thought I should ask you if you could have a point in my logic. As most of us know by now, colloidal silver
is used to clear water from bacteria, viruses and microbiological stuff. It is perfect to take when I hike to clean
water to drink from a creek. It’s also a good product to help with infections
and kills many different pathogens. Could it not do the same in the chaga tea? Clean out spores, bacteria and arrest products
from the tea after it’s been cooked.” Basically, what he’s saying here is he cooks
the chaga tea and he wonders if it’s any good for a Candida yeast infection. I drink chaga tea myself and cook it a long
time in small pieces. He’s thinking here, will it have any bad effect
on Candida? What do you think, Eric? Am I a nut case or just a deluded? Ha, ha? Or may I have a solution for those like me
who like chaga tea and would like to have it implemented in the diet without being worried?” Benny, I’m quite happy for you to cook the
chaga tea up because it’s actually being cooked to quite a high temperature. I don’t think you’ve got any problem there
with spores or crap in it. Chaga tea is a very powerful mushroom and
there are many good medicinal mushrooms out there. I did a video on mushrooms and Candida recently
and I’ve really changed my mind on mushrooms with yeast infection. I think most people can tolerate most mushrooms
with Candida, so that whole idea of avoiding all kinds of edible fungi with Candida is
probably a stupid idea. You’re probably fine to eat and drink most
mushrooms, indeed. How did I change my mind? In the early days, I thought like many people
it would be an issue until I started working with a lot of patients who were eating a lot
of edible mushrooms that they were wild crafting or just buying in the shop. People with yeast infections were telling
me, “Well, I actually feel good eating mushrooms. I don’t have any aggravation on them.” Then I started to work out that they probably
had minimal effect. I believe chaga tea is one of the most powerful
of all of the medicinal mushrooms. There are many different kinds of medicinal
mushrooms out there and they contain a huge number of beneficial nutrients for the body
and have very powerful anti-viral/anti-microbial properties. I’m quite happy for you to stick with the
chaga tea, but I think it is prudent at the beginning, as you mentioned, probably to be
cautious with anything like that or to take it out and to gradually introduce it as the
diet progresses. If you’re used to drinking it and enjoying
it and getting a benefit from it, there is no need to stop this product at all. You’re not a nut case. You’re a person who I like because you’re
experimenting with things and actually getting benefit from things. Many websites will tell you not to do certain
things. But as I keep saying to people, a lot of it
is trial and error and you’ve certainly done that and proven that it’s quite a good thing
to have. Colloidal silver is also very good. It’s not something I believe you should take
every day for prolonged periods of time. Even chaga tea. There’s no point in drinking it for 10 years
every day. You should give yourself a break and also
try pau d’arco tea and other kinds of teas as well. I think that’s quite a good point to make. I quite like colloidal silver on the external
part of the body. It’s good for eye. It’s good for jock itch. It’s good for toenail fungus. It’s good for scalp issues. Small amounts internally are good if you travel. Don’t drink it every day. It’s not a good idea to continually drink
it. That’s my thoughts, Benny. Warm regards from New Zealand. Thank you very much.


  • Reply ETU Digger April 4, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Dr. Bakker, I've been on your diet for 23 days and it appeared things were improving; no hives and wheals for 2 days. Then I added a little bit of plain turkey meat to my dinner salad and I woke up this morning with angioedema of the upper lip and wheals all over my rear. I've been taking Canxida Remove and Black Cumin oil as directed. I know from you videos this is a long term process, but is this normal to have such a large setback because I added one new food?

  • Reply legolas23231 April 4, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Hello Eric, first of all I would like to thank you for creating this information rich content that I use to fight with systemic candida infection. I've been following your advices for several weeks and could definitely see improvements in my overall health. I even ordered a starting package of your supplements ,since I get good results in my dramatic candida struggle. However, it would like to know your opinion about different tests (blood, stool etc.) for candida. What is your experience with blood anti-mannan cells test? Is it better in comparison to the regular stool test? Are there any other methods you would recommend for people who would like to have a "hard" evidence of their treatment progress?

  • Reply Wonderful Hair April 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Dear Eric, first of all thanks a lot for sharing all you knowledge and expertise. I have yeast intolerence, H.pylori and about a month ago I got Erythema nodosum due to Yersinia parasite (not ideal , which lead to 10days of antibiotics). So far I am not taking triple therapy for H.pylori but I do suffer from a lot of indigestion problems..I found out a a month ago that I have yeast intolerance and straight away started to eliminate everything that contains yeast (I do not eat processed food or sugary foods, only home cooked meals and occasional treats). I havent had any fruit for 4 weeks, reduced my carbohydrate intake (only quinoa and buckwheat) and trying to cut off caffeine as much as possible. However, I am very active and I do exercise a lot, but I noticed my performance is going down…I assume due to low carbs and no sugar (I mean fruits) intake? Is for weeks is OK to incorporate some chickpeas and brown rice? Maybe a handful of blueberries once a week? I am also taking anti-fungals, probiotics, drinking turmeric with ginger and some oregano oil. Thanks a lot and wish you all the best!

  • Reply Ludwig Borga April 6, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Hello, I'm a big fan of your videos and thankful for the effort made to bring candida and all health issues connected to it to the public…..I have a question about wormwood. I grow 2 different types of wormwood plants in my yard and harvest and dry them for the winter months. I have started drinking appr. 2 cups per day as part of my treatment for candida, all has been going well, however, I wonder about how much is too much, when it comes to wormwood tea?………

  • Reply Kieran April 7, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Hi Erik,

    I work full time and have been cooking my lunches for work the previous night then re-heating them in the microwave at work. I have noticed that after I eat my lunch of allowed leaky gut/candida foods my symptoms flair up. I think this is due to reheating left over food that you recommended not to do. The problem is working full time i obviously cannot cook something fresh for my lunch. So what can i do?



  • Reply Observer April 12, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Hello, I have tried your products for Blastocystis. I also have a proper healthy diet, don't I consume sugers, etc.. But after I started taking the product things became much worse than before. Then I reduced the dose to 1/4 of the tablet, and it didn't help. I believe that many people with the syndrome of irritated bowl wiill manifest the same intolerance. At the same time you are against antibiotics, which I understand. What cam you recommend as an alternative to your product? traditional doctors don't understand the problem, and propose the antibiotics or nothing at all.
    Thank you

  • Reply Matt Demko April 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I was wondering if you could make a video about the relationship between nicotine and candida? There's not a lot of information out there and I would love to hear your take on the subject. I'm also curious about vaping and whether the PG and VG liquids used would have some kind of effect on the candida overgrowth. I'm currently vaping a small amount of nicotine each day and I'm wondering how much this is holding back the progress made in all the other areas.

  • Reply StelQue April 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Hi, you recommend the CDSA 3 stool test for candida, and I'm wondering if a specific lab is best (and if we find one that offers the test whether we should just do it three times?)

    What do you think of the urine test, and blood one? Thanks for any help!

  • Reply Deeter45 April 14, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Hello, is it ok to store my Canxida Remove/Restore in the fridge?

  • Reply Kieran April 15, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Doc, another question. can candida cause scabies? I have an itchy rash on my hands, thighs and feet which looks like scabies

  • Reply Krillin April 16, 2016 at 4:57 am

    can candida cause dark circles and dry eyes

  • Reply Krillin April 16, 2016 at 4:58 am

    your videos by the way thanks

  • Reply Firefly April 16, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Hello there. I was wondering if exfoliative cheilitis and very tight dry hands and feet with little moisture are a sign of candida overgrowth? I am a 20 year old autistic with pcos and have been on birth control for 7 years in the past, had a very poor diet due to sensory overload and have been on several antibiotics and antidepressants; could this contribute to a candida infection? Thank you and thank you again for all the information you provide!

  • Reply C. F. Hopper April 17, 2016 at 1:17 am

    I am suffering right now with a horrible 104° fever since Thursday. I was doing very good with the Candida Diet (have been on it for 6+ months) but made the mistake two weeks ago to eat about 20 sweet muffins. I think I might be experiencing die off again, but not sure. My only symptoms are flu like symptoms, but without the diarrhea and vomiting? Can anyone help me please?

  • Reply innosiannos April 18, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Hello doctor. I'm suffering from candida and currently working out and it would really help me if i could start eating a lot of fruits… How soon can i start after the 1st week of 0 fruits or 1 kiwi a day? Also it would really help if i could eat sweet potatoes or larger quantities or brown rice (i know the latter is ok but i'm assuming not in industrial quantities and i would like to eat ~250 grams before adding water/day). Is there a workaround to my situation? 🙂

  • Reply Incognito Warrior April 18, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Hi again, and another thank you for all the great content. Could you do something on Inulin? I've heard its a good prebiotic, but recently read an article on British celebrity news reader Angela Ripon whose nutritionist put her on Inulin to rid her of excessive Visceral fat deposits. Can it really do all this? If so, how come we dont hear more about it? Cheers

  • Reply wisdomseeker April 18, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    What do you think about MMS for candida/parasites/SIBO?

  • Reply Maria Merry3 May 3, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    What is the best food or drink for repairing the mucosa lining of the stomack and intestinals?

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  • Reply Lynn BW March 22, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I am slowly getting through all your information and am so grateful for all that you share. Your approach is just what I need and I feel very secure in following your advice. Thank you very much.

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