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Is Kefir Good When You Have A Yeast Infection?

August 14, 2019

Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath and author
of Candida Crusher. Thank you for tuning into my video today. Today I’d love to talk a bit about Kefir,
about a fermented food called Kefir, and whether it is suitable for a Candida yeast infection.
I frequently get asked this question from time after time from people. Is yogurt okay
to have? Is Kefir okay to have? Is sauerkraut okay to have? How do I eat them? How do I
prepare them? I’m going to do a few videos on these particular topics. So Kefir is a fermented particular type of
food, which is very beneficial for your digestive system. There are different ways you can make
Kefir, which I’ll cover in other videos. Kefir, generally, is very easy to make. When you
get some high quality Kefir grains and use a good quality milk, particularly a raw milk,
unhomogenized, unpasteurized, the Kefir grains grow quite rapidly at room temperature within
24 to 36, 48 hours to develop an excellent fermented food, which provides a very high
quality lactic acid rich environment for your digestive system. So it’s particularly beneficial for people
with a yeast infection to have Kefir. Kefir can be consumed in small amounts initially
and in larger amounts over time. You’ll find that you can use the Kefir grains time and
again once you use a good quality strain. You can also make coconut Kefir as well as
cow’s milk Kefir and even water Kefir. Simple to make. So, yes, I would encourage Kefir. In fact,
I think it’s probably one of the most beneficial of all the cultured foods to consume with
a yeast infection. I hope that answers your question. Thank you.


  • Reply sabas7007 October 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Killing Candida with kefir milk 

  • Reply Mark Levy April 26, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Thank you for making these intelligent and informative videos. After watching 15 useless videos of ads with misleading titles your videos actually answered all of my candida related questions. Your knowledge is greatly appreciated!

  • Reply Sam May 13, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    hello i made goat milk kefir they taste good and fresh only problem is am having watery loose stools it started after 3 days from starting with the kefir and now am on the 6th day and still having loose stools
    am drinking 1/4 of a cup (6tblsp) 3 times daily before meals is it too much ? should i lower the dose
    usually i can tolerate normal cow and goat milk so what is happening with kefir?should i continue drinking?

  • Reply gooddestiny12345 May 28, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    In fact, there is no reliable evidence that kefir is anything more than a moderately disgusting food. The patient with the kefir turned out to Helicobacter Pylori infection which I treated with antibiotics. So sad, but kefir commercial doing good money from naive folks.

  • Reply IndependentGeorge76 October 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    What about store bought bio Kefir with no added sugar? If it has lactose is that a problem?

  • Reply cloud seth strife November 29, 2015 at 4:24 am

    question i started with Kefir yesterday i hear to make it taste a bit better is by adding fruit or sugar i got the Cultured milk smoothie can i add little bit of sugar to taste it a bit better or fruits?

  • Reply rawshop January 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Do you do live blood tests? I see your USB microscope in the back ground. Would consuming kefir enhance the blood cells?

  • Reply Jeff Hernandez February 21, 2016 at 3:24 am

    if you have an autoimmune disease and gut problems (candida) you should avoid milk kefir? Or should I try coconut kefir, you think that milk kefir is ok with auto immune disorder and gut problems? Also in your book it says milk is well dairy is very pro inflammatory so what makes kefir any less inflammatory?

  • Reply all i want pizza April 6, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Can I use water kefir grains in making coconut milk kefir?

  • Reply A MO April 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Does the sugar in kefir feed the candida though? Or can I eat as much kefir as I want? I find that my craving for sugar is immense when all I eat is meats and veggies. I like to blend a little bit of frozen berries with kefir and stevia.

  • Reply Shortyjored88 April 10, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Does Kefir eliminate the Candida spores? What are some products/food that works in eliminate Candida spores?

  • Reply Ma Lawe September 17, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Hello Dr Bakker. First, I would like to say how amazing your videos are!

    Although, I do have a question that I cannot find the response to, can I drink homemade Kombucha while on the Candida crusher diet? I hope to hear your response! Thank you <3

  • Reply Ericka Anntionette - Into The Wild Yoga February 7, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I just love your approach to a candida diet! A well balanced diet is WAY better in the long run then most of these crazy limiting health depleting candida diets out there. Heal the root cause and Candida will stay in balance. Thank you for all your advice.

  • Reply Antti Lehtinen February 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Should I stop drinking kefir(homemade from raw milk) for the duration of the "The Low-Allergy Foods Stage" of the Candida Crusher Diet?

  • Reply Todd Catlin March 23, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Dr Can I consume kefir whilst on an antimicrobial supplements plan (includes oregano). Will they reduce the effectiveness of kefir etc? many thanks

  • Reply Broken Doll April 21, 2017 at 4:19 am

    I just started making milk kefir a week ago and can I say my stomach has never felt better. Wow! I will not get into detail about the noises my stomach made after certain meals and it's only been one week and I just feel so light in my stomach, it's incredible! Not to mention the fact that I was never able to drink milk before and now I can! I use it for morning smoothies.

  • Reply Mummy Uk April 29, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Hi… I'm on the candida crusher diet… can we eat fermented fish with veg in soup?

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  • Reply voltaspeeder17 March 25, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Kefir helped my gut tremendeously. I've been making it for over 2 years now and i just love my raw home-made milk Kefir. I strongly recommend it to everyone!

  • Reply Video Game Basement October 12, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    is Kefir yoghurt ok to eat in the first few weeks of the diet?

  • Reply TheBoogie91 January 5, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Can we use kefir from the supermarket? Or we need to make it at home?

  • Reply Utkarsh Tiwari May 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm


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