Greetings. It’s New Zealand naturopath Eric
Bakker and I’m the author of a book called Candida Crusher and the formulator of Canxida,
the Candida dietary supplements of choice. Thanks for checking out my video today and
also I would like to thank you sincerely also for looking at my YouTube channel. We’ve got
about 550 videos on this channel now, and I intend to make this the best channel on
YouTube in terms of not only yeast infections, but also digestive problems like irritable
bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, parasites, inflammatory bowel conditions, all those sorts
of things. The question today is, “Is oatmeal good on
the Candida diet?” Oatmeal is fine on the Candida diet. Now, let me explain a few different
things because you may be confused at this point. Many people who I speak to regarding
oatmeal say, “But Eric, it contains gluten. I shouldn’t be eating it.” Well, oat contains
gluten, but only a very small amount of gluten compared to wheat.
When you eat oatmeal, I’d like you to eat not the processed, the really fine oatmeal
in those little sachets you can buy. You tear them open and you pour them in a bowl and
you put some milk or water on it, then you put it in the microwave. Don’t eat that kind
of junk. That’s like eating plastic cheese. The cheese with the plastic on it. Those square
bits of cheese. It’s a little like plastic, plastic with plastic in between. Processed
cheese is crap. Processed oatmeal is crap. Don’t eat it. So the really powdery or fine
oatmeal that’s broken into small pieces, that’s a processed food. Try to keep away from processed
foods. It’s like white flour is a highly processed food. But when you go to get a stone ground,
biodynamically grown, whole meal flour, that’s a good quality flour, especially if it’s grown
really well. Don’t get confused. I eat oats every morning and I like oats preferably
like in their raw state. The small oats. In fact, you can actually sprout them. They’re
really a nice sprout. So just get the raw oats and there’s a few ways you can do it.
You can just soak them for a few hours in water and then cook them or other people say
to soak them and then process them through a blender. I’ve also got one of those little
stone mills. It’s basically just two stones and you pour oats in the top and you turn
it, and it flattens the whole oat. But I think they call it groats. And you can also get
steel cut oats. I used to buy those by the five pound bag, brown bag, at the organic
grocer and they’re really, really nice. Oats. I cook up oats every morning in a bit
of water and I have those usually with a little bit of honey on top and I find that exceptional.
Honey, of course, is not really good when you’ve got a yeast infection, so you need
to avoid that. But there’s no reason to avoid oats. If you’re not eating oats now, try a
small amount. You may have an oat allergy, but it’s quite rare. I’ve performed well over
1,000, probably 2,000 food allergy profiles on patients over the years, probably in excess
of 3,000 for a long time. I’ve been doing it now for about 25 years. I have rarely found
oats to come up high in the allergenicity scale. Wheat and gluten is a different thing
all together. I do find that from time to time, but oats I rarely find on an IgE, IgG
food allergy panel. I’ve looked at many of these panels, so it’s not really a common
thing to find. Start slow with oats. Don’t eat a whole lot
of them if you’re not used to them. I probably eat a good three quarter cup of oats per day.
So if you’re not used to oats and you want to incorporate them in your diet, start even
with just a tablespoon in the morning, and see how your digestion feels. Interesting
thing I’ll point out is many people I’ve seen over the years that lived to their 80s, 90s,
and 100 began the day with rolled oats. A lot of elderly citizens have been eating oats
for a long, long time. Oats also have been known to calm the nerves. It calms the nervous
system. It has a fantastic effect on the bowel and digestive system. It contains different
kinds of fibers that help to really feed up the beneficial bacteria.
Also, oats are known to bind to the bad cholesterol and pull those out of the body, so they’re
many reasons why oats are a fantastic food to eat, providing you get the whole oats.
Don’t get that fine powdery stuff in those sachets. I think Quakers might be the brand.
Not a really good idea to buy that kind of stuff. Whole oats, unrefined, unprocessed,
preferably organic, or biodynamically grown, a very good adjunct to the diet. And even
if you’ve got Candida they’re fine, but with bad Candida, start with small amounts of oats.
Don’t go crazy on them. And don’t put raisins or dried fruits with your oats. Don’t put
cow’s milk with it. Preferably, use almond milk or cashew milk. You can even use oat
milk. I’ve seen oat milk that’s available. And if you do buy these milks commercially,
make sure they’ve got no sugar in them or make up your own almond milk. It’s quite easy
to make. I’ve done a video on “Is Almond okay on the Candida diet?” So check out that video
as well. I hope that enlightens you a little bit as to oatmeal and Candida. Just go easy
on it. Please subscribe to my channel. Don’t forget
to do my quiz at yeastinfection.org. And as usual, thanks for tuning into my video.