Greetings. New Zealand naturopath Eric Bakker
here. I’m author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.
I’ve got a question here from Bert Christian from Ottawa, Canada. “Eric is terramin clay
good for Candida? Can terramin clay treat my yeast infection?” Bert, clay’s excellent
for many different reasons. It’s a good detoxifier and healer of the body. I’ve been recommending
clay supplements for quite a long time for patients. It forms a nice adjunct as part
of a healthy diet. Clay’s been consumed by many indigenous cultures going back to even
thousands of years. As long as people have made fires and cooked food, they’ve also consumed
soil, earth, and clay in particular. There are different types of clay you can
get, but the common ones you may have heard of are bentonite clay
and montmorillonite clay. These are used interchangeably.
Basically, what we’re talking about is a volcanic clay, so it comes from the ash of volcanos,
I believe. This is quite a pure natural source of many different types, hundreds of different
types of minerals, in fact, trace elements. There is a lot of calcium in there, magnesium,
iron, copper, zinc, many different minerals are found in clay, so it’s a good way for
you to access minerals for your diet is to include small amounts of clay in your diet
on a regular basis. You generally do this slowly and you build
your body up first. I’ve just had a look at some websites and there are many different
suggestions on taking clay. It works quite well as a part of a detox program, and you
can follow the suggestions of the manufacturer. You need to ingest plenty of water when you
do it. Clay basically has a negative charge to it, toxins have a positive charge, so generally,
they are attracted to each other and then will form a complex, and they’ll bind to each
other. When you take regular amounts of clay in your
diet over a prolonged period of time, it will help to reduce lots of poisons from the body,
including heavy metals, cadmium, arsenic, lead, mercury, metals like that, but also
many different kinds of toxins like benzene and petro chemicals and agricultural chemicals.
There are many of them that can be slowly pulled out with the use of clay.
It also helps to cleanse the digestive system and balance the gut in general. It’s going
to help to remove toxins produced by bacteria in the gut, so it will certainly help your
yeast infection because it will clean the body up and make the immune system more powerful.
Terramin, I believe, I think the mineral is called iamin, so the clay was called iamin
in the States and in 1998, they changed the name to terramin. It looks to be a very high
quality product. I think even NASA did some testing on this clay.
I would certainly endorse the use of terramin and bentonite clay or montmorillonite clay.
Any of these clays are high quality and very good for cleansing the body, and can be used
in conjunction with detoxification, plenty of pure water, sweating or perspiration as
in have a sauna therapy, and colonics, all of these things have an enormous benefit to
the body for pulling rubbish out, purifying the gut and the body in general and reducing
the Candida. But particularly by taking toxins out and putting minerals in, we can power
up immune function, which is our strongest ally when it comes to overcoming not just
a yeast infection, but any kind of infection or inflammatory disorder in the body.
Am I fan of clay? Yes, I am. I think it’s a good one for you to use in your diet. Thanks
for the question.