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Is Quinoa Good For Candida?

August 27, 2019

Greetings. It’s New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker. I’m the author of a book called Candida Crusher
and also the creator of this YouTube channel called Candida Crusher. Thanks so much for checking out my video. I’ve done quite a lot of videos on different
types of seeds, grains and nuts on this channel. Although I don’t think I’ve spoken much about
quinoa. Quinoa is a kind of a seed. It’s not really a grain. About 90 percent plus of the world’s production
of this really nice seed comes from Bolivia and Peru in South America. In fact, an incredible amount of tonnage is
coming out of those two countries. There is an increasing awareness of this particular
type of a seed that many people are starting to eat in the western world. This isn’t a new food at all. It’s been around in South America probably
for a couple thousand years. Many people have eaten this kind of a seed
for a long, long period of time. They’ve made flours and breads out of it. They’ve cooked in different kinds of savory
and sweet dishes. There are many different ways you can eat
it. There is no doubt it is a really good food
to eat whether you have a yeast infection or not. It’s gluten free. Not that I really think that that makes a
big difference when you’ve got a yeast infection. I quite like it cooked in chicken stock, so
I’ll often make up a very nice beef or chicken stock and then drain some of that out and
then use that stock to actually cook grains like brown rice or quinoa. Quinoa is very nice cooked in a chicken stock
and I often have it as a side serve or cook it and then mix it in with a salad with different
greens and put some walnuts or some other kind of seeds like pumpkin or sunflower seeds
through that. You can bake it. You can make a bread out of the flour. There are a lot of different things you can
do with quinoa. You can even make little patties or cakes
out of it or croquette things out of it. There are lots and lots of recipes on the
internet on what to do with this beautiful seed. You can get black quinoa. You can get a golden colored one. You can get a red one. There are different types you can get. When I went to Anaheim this year to Expo West,
a very big nutritional expo, I couldn’t believe how many people I saw there from South America
that were selling different types of quinoa. So it’s becoming a very big popular food in
the western world. And so it should be. It’s a very healthy food to eat. It’s also got traces of Omega 3 in it, I just
discovered, alpha linoleic acid, so small amounts of Omega 3. It is very high in lysine, which is great,
because that inhibits the viral replication of herpes viruses, so for cold sores and genital
herpes. It’s very good for inhibition of those kinds
of viral problems. It’s actually very good for the immune system
because there are different studies that are showing it’s got a good anti-inflammatory
and anti-oxidant aspects about it. It’s high in manganese and zinc and copper
and potassium and molybdenum and a lot of the trace elements that are hard to get from
certain types of foods. I totally endorse quinoa. I think it’s a great food to eat. And I think you should just buy a small amount
and just try to add it into your diet. Try to cook it in the chicken stock. It’s quite a good tip. One of my patients told me about that a few
years ago. Since I’ve done that, I found it to have a
delicious flavor about it. Of course, you can just cook it in plain water. Quinoa does contain stuff called saponins
that can give it a foamy, soapy, bitter kind of a taste. Some people say rinse it under water and rub
the grains a bit together under cold water and rinse them to clear a bit of the bitterness
off of them. I’ve not really found it to be a problem,
but again it could depend on the type of quinoa that you buy. Definitely get a good quality one from your
health food store. Look out for some good recipes on the internet
and experiment with it. It’s a great food for a Candida yeast infection. I highly recommend that you include a little
bit of this into your diet. Start small. If you haven’t eaten it before, don’t start
with large amounts every day. Just include it in your diet alongside other
kinds of grains and seeds. I think you’ll go quite well. Thanks for tuning in. Don’t forget to click on the link below if
you haven’t got my Candida report. Quite a good report there on what foods you
can eat and a shopping list for you and subscribe. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Kale Mussel July 21, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Good to see you back doc

  • Reply bobbi b July 21, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Hello doctor! I have a question about sun fungus. I'm told that it's an exterior fungus due to living in tropical weather, but could diet be a culprit as well? if so, what can I eat as well as spy to my body to stop and reverse the growth? thank you & welcome back.

  • Reply Odi Diaz August 20, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Hey doctor..I been dealing with a lot of crazy symptoms that all lead to a really hard candida doctor have be able to find a positive test for it but they can't find anything wrong with paper the doctors keep saying I'm in optimum health..but my saliva it's super sticky,more when I eat anything with a little sugar even tho I been doing a good diet..I been dealing with this for about two years..I had a lot of Plac on my teeth but my digestion was fine but right after I had a lot of deep cleanings and had my wisdom tooth taking stomach turned in to a result to that I been seen multiple gi doctors with two endoscopy and they had diagnosed me with chronic inflammation..I had a really really bad burning feeling in my entire abdomen and chest then they prescribed me antacid medications all kinds..sure thing made my problem waaay worst..then cycles and more cycles of my saliva turns in to a thick white foam.i don't know what to do

  • Reply Odi Diaz August 20, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Now doctors are trying to tell me it's cause anxiety..and I know that isn't the problem I'm a super relax person..cause I been dealing with this for so long and no help I got in to a really bad depression..wen I step of the diet just for couple days I even get a really bad smell thru my sinuses..itching..after I eat even a little amount of food I feel really light headed sometimes to a point to faint..I asked my gi Doctor that if it was possible to check how my stomach its producing hcl maybe finding the root of the problem knowing no diet or any medication has worked but he got really rude and denied doing the test..I explained to him that every time I take any type of antacid I feel like I have to go to the er and I can be without eating for days cause my appetite goes to I'm trying to connect the dots but they don't seem to care or look any farther..I'm taking nystatin 100.000 units 3 times a day 5ml now..I hope you can at least Gide me some how

  • Reply Odi Diaz August 20, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Btw I been watching all your videos and they are the most interesting and helpful I seen since I started in this crazy jernew..this had ruin 2+ years of my life it's almost impossible for me to even work

  • Reply Beverly Ruiz-Walz March 7, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    My husband likes to pan toast the quinoa prior to cooking it in broth or water. The flavor is amazing!

  • Reply Maya Ellisman March 15, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Can you eat it during the first phase?

  • Reply Tzvika Wasserman March 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Your vids are extremely helpful. Thank you!

  • Reply shane agnew April 15, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    great info thank you

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