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Is Cream OK On The Candida Diet?

August 14, 2019

Greetings! Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand,
author of Candida Crusher, and the formulator of the CanXida range of products. Thanks for checking out my video. Today the question is: “Is cream okay on the
Candida diet?” It’s a question I get asked every now and
then if cream can be consumed. Well, as you’re probably aware, cream is a
dairy product and it’s probably not really a good idea to eat cream on the Candida diet. When you’ve got a pretty well functioning
gut, particularly if there’s not a lot of permeability issues-you haven’t got leaky
gut. There’s not a lot of bloating, lot of gas. You’ve got regular bowel motions. You’re feeling quite healthy. And if you haven’t got a problem with lactose
and the beta casein with the protein components of milk, I generally have. You can hear a bit of phlegm and mucus. I had some yogurt this morning. So as soon as I have some yogurt, I get a
little bit phlegmed up. I love eating natural yogurt, but I can’t
really tolerate dairy products much at all, and I avoided milk for a long, long time now. So, I can handle kefir a little bit. You may be like me and have an issue with
tolerability with dairy products. In saying that, if I make up a pumpkin soup
and there’s a very small amount of cream in there, I don’t have a problem. But if I have a whole bowl of yogurt, I’m
going to get a little bit mucusy on that, which is quite normal for me. I don’t eat yogurt every single day. I might eat it once or twice a week. I prefer to eat more sauerkraut when it comes
to cultural ferments. So, is cream okay? Well, I don’t think cream’s really a good
thing to do if you’re trying to really clean up your gut, and especially if you follow
my Candida Crusher diet approach and you look at the MEVY diet (Meat, Eggs, Vegetables,
Yogurt). The second component of the diet really involves
the low allergy diet, and cream is an allergenic kind of food. Cow’s milk, cream, take those foods out in
general. Butter is generally okay and also I don’t
mind if you have a bit of ghee, which is clarified butter. If you’re going to go for dairy products,
go for non-cow dairy, like goat’s cheese or soft cheeses. Maybe even a sour cream made from goat’s milk
is perfectly okay for a lot of people. Goat is not cow. It’s a different type of protein, so it should
be okay for you to do that. Try and avoid cream, especially if you’re
known to have bacterial problems, food allergies, leaky gut issues, especially if you got skin
problems like psoriasis or eczema. If you got lots of gas and bloating, I recommend
that you avoid cream for a long time and eventually introduce a little bit back in. So that’s my take on what it’s worth. Is cream okay? I think you should be very careful with it
and wait till your health really improves before you start putting it back into the
diet again. Thanks for tuning in, don’t forget to click
on the link below in the description box if you haven’t got my report. Thank you.


  • Reply Tyler V October 22, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Hello Eric. Is it ok to eat bread (100% whole wheat) every day once you're off the candida diet?

  • Reply 5586703 October 22, 2016 at 3:17 am

    I'll get less cream on my large piece of chocolate mud cake next time and see how that goes.

  • Reply Almendra Rosas October 22, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Hello doc! Would you recommend eating Greek yogurt plain 0% (from fage or Chobani) for patients that are recoverin from candida?

  • Reply Radost Dinkova May 25, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    i am making kefir with caw milk .Is that ok?

  • Reply Glory to God July 11, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Hi Dr Bakker, is lactose free cheese and milk ok on the Candida diet? The brand we have uses lactase enzyme. Thanks

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  • Reply ivett nemeth June 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Any dessert recommendations?

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