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Is Chronic And Progressive Arthritis Linked To Candida?

August 18, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. I’ve got another question here from a subscriber. “Is chronic and progressive arthritis linked
to Candida?” Well, it depends on what type of arthritis
we’re dealing with. There’s different forms of arthritis. There’s osteoarthritis, the wear and tear
one. There’s rheumatoid arthritis, which is an
autoimmune arthritis. There’s gouty, which is a buildup of uric
acid in the body. I’m assuming that you’re talking about osteoarthritis. That’s generally not linked to Candida at
all. That’s more of a genetic component and also
wear and tear on the body. It can involve different types of joints like
the back, hips or the knees, shoulders. Rheumatoid arthritis tends to be more inflammatory
in heat and pain by nature. It often involves the smaller joints like
the wrists or the fingers. That’s autoimmune. That’s the immune system attacking different
joint tissues. It is fair to say that if you’ve got any gut
related issues and many people with arthritis have got gut related issues that they should
be on top of those problems. If you’ve got arthritis and you’re watching
this now, my first recommendation is to try to get your digestive system up to a very
high level of heath. If there is any bloating, gas, constipation
or diarrhea, if you’ve got known food allergies, these things all need to be resolved. It’s very important to have an excellent digestive
system because that will allow the joints to rebuild. It’s a fair comment to say that every so many
years, the body renews itself. The tissues get replaced and it’s based on
the kind of quality of food that you’re eating. By eating really good food all the time and
improving digestive health, you’re going to allow the joints to rebuild. You also maybe need to be assessed for toxins
in your body. There’s different ways that can be assessed
by your clinician as well. Detoxification may also be necessary, particularly
in the early stages of treatment of arthritis. It might be good. Of course, there are certain supplements that
you might want to take for arthritis, but these things should all be discussed with
your physician. I can’t see a direct link with Candida really
and different forms of arthritis like osteo. Many rheumatoid patients do have Candida in
some degree. It needs to be fixed up. They often have a kind of a fungal infection. Rheumatoid arthritis being linked to things
like diseased teeth or small infections in the tonsils or a small infection around the
ileocecal valve or appendix. These can form little hot spots and really
cause inflammatory reactions. Anyone with rheumatoid arthritis should have
a stool test done by default to determine if there’s any inflammatory gut condition
going on that needs cleaning up as well. Candida can well be a part of that gut condition. I hope that answers the question. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Luke Atkins December 17, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Hey Dr, You mention toxicity. I have Candida and while researching I found some articles connecting Candida with mercury toxicity, sometimes from amalgam tooth fillings. What’s your thoughts on this? From what I’ve read of this it says Candida wouldn’t ever truly leave while you have this type of toxicity. Regards

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