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Is Turmeric Good For Candida?

August 22, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher, formulator of the
Canxida range of products. Thanks for checking me out. We’re going to talk about turmeric today. Turmeric is quite an interesting spice. I used to grow turmeric years ago when I lived
in Australia. It belongs to the ginger. It’s got a very nice, sweet smelling white
flower, almost a surreal sort of strong perfume about it. It’s got a nice funny knobby root when you
break it open. It’s a deep golden yellow inside. Turmeric is a spice that’s been used for about
5,000 or 6,000 years now. Asian people have been using turmeric, ginger,
garlic, lemongrass and these natural products in their food for so long. It’s incredible. The worst is just starting to click onto it. I really enjoyed fresh turmeric and I used
to cook it like ginger, just peel it a little bit and finely grate it and mix it in with
egg dishes, meat dishes, and curry dishes. There is a lot of research that has been conducted
on the benefits of turmeric. Especially, curcumin, which is one of the
active compounds in this product. When you look at it, it’s a very brightly
colored natural occurring food. Foods that have very powerful natural colors
tend to have a very powerful antioxidant property about them, antiaging property about them. We find the same thing in red chilies and
blueberries and foods like that, avocado. Brightly colored foods tend to have powerful
benefits for the health. Curcumin tends to work best in a fat-soluble
environment. If you’re going to use the turmeric powder,
which is not as strong as a high curcumin based raw material and dietary supplement,
you’re best to mix it with coconut milk. Coconut milk, fat or butter, olive oil. You can simply make up a drink yourself for
quite a healthy antifungal drink, just half a can of coconut milk. You can experiment with milk or cr�me to
see which tastes better for you. Get a good brand. I find the ones from the Pacific are usually
good, the Samoan coconut products are the best you can get from the island called Samoa. Half a can, half a teaspoon of turmeric powder,
half a teaspoon of ginger powder, you can put a few drops of vanilla essence, cinnamon
also is very nice with it. Cinnamon, turmeric and ginger combine very
well together. You can put a bit of stevia powder in there,
but I like vanilla essence. Put about 5 or 10 drops of vanilla essence. Blend that all up. That’s a beautiful drink. Good antifungal drink. Turmeric powder is used by some women as a
face mask. It has a very good antioxidant, rejuvenating
properties to the skin. Turmeric powder can also be used and sprinkled
on cuts or burns or stings. It’s incredible how fast a wound will heal
when turmeric powder is sprinkled on it. In 2008, a British antimicrobial journal published
to a study. A Brazilian team headed up research on turmeric. What they did in a laboratory they found that
it was very effective against 23 different fungal strains that they tried it against. In fact, even in very low concentration, it
had very good antifungal properties. Other research from Russia and from America
has shown that turmeric and particularly curcumin has antimicrobial properties against a wide
range of parasite. What I like about this product as well with
turmeric powder is I often recommend it for people with arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
or osteoarthritis or any kind of autoimmune inflammation. It works very well. I usually get people to alternate one teaspoon
of ginger powder and then the following day, one teaspoon of turmeric powder because they
both have slightly different anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger tends to have also a more beneficial
effect on the gut, reducing gas and bloating and downplaying the effects of powerful steroidal
or nonsteroidal drugs that patients tend to use with these inflammatory conditions. If you’ve got arthritis and you’re watching
this or know someone with arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, a teaspoon of ginger powder on
Monday, teaspoon of turmeric powder on Tuesday, teaspoon of ginger powder on Wednesday, so
just alternate them. Or you can do half a teaspoon of each. Half teaspoon of ginger in the morning, half
a teaspoon of turmeric in the afternoon. Remember, turmeric works better in a fat soluble
environment. With ginger, it doesn’t matter so much. Both of these powders will keep for many,
many years if kept in cool and dark containers sealed away from the light. Ginger is one of the only powders I know that
can keep for many, many years without losing potency. And I’m quite sure turmeric is quite similar
to that. Last tip, they also blend well with honey
for wounds. Don’t take it internally, but if you’ve got
burns, ulcers, cuts or stings, a bit of turmeric powder mixed especially with Manuka honey,
the New Zealand Manuka honey, try that on a wound. You will be blown away by how fast it heals. Just a few tips for you on turmeric. Don’t forget to subscribe. Click on the link down below and I’ll give
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  • Reply Krillin March 25, 2016 at 10:20 am

    can candida cause malabsorption and undigested food in stool i also have chronic oral thrush

  • Reply Faro Kama March 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    How long can I use turmeric? As I read that it could cause low blood pressue after a prolong period of use

  • Reply simonal1989 March 25, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Many thanks for the information, I will make sure to take my turmeric with a fat like you describe. Question regarding cinnamon – is it true too much can cause some negative effects? Or is this true to a particular type of cinnamon?

  • Reply Stéphanie Saint-Laurent March 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    If we can't stand the taste of turmeric, can we take a good supplement of it and still have good effects?

  • Reply Lynn Maki March 25, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Hello,  Just wondering on what your thoughts are on taking nystatin in addition to diet for candida.  Thank you

  • Reply Leikili Maile March 26, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Awesome thanks!

  • Reply ProChessPlayer March 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Hello Eric, this is one of the reason I love your videos your small tiny amazing tips and in this video it was adding turmeric with a fat. Priceless!!

  • Reply Gloria March 29, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Hello Eric.Thank u so much for sharing such usefull information. can i have a little bit of honey on candida diet?

  • Reply mike wilson April 4, 2016 at 4:39 am

    is raw honey is ok to use while treating candida?? thanks.

  • Reply Dan Logan June 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Doc what do you think about drinking Pau D'arco tea?

  • Reply Rain November 16, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    can you do a video on BV?

  • Reply Sandra Leitzelar November 28, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Is ok coconut milk in can doc ? Thought can was process and had presérvatives , but give me your opinion .

  • Reply gcerpa November 30, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I've heard mixing turmeric with black pepper increases its bioavailability.

  • Reply Steven February 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I was thinking I could juice ginger root and turmeric and drink some to reduce candida symptoms. Would this be any benefit to me?

  • Reply Aden Boogie June 14, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    I think I might have gall stones cause by my severe candida Candida die off. is turmeric safe to detox if I may have gall stones?

  • Reply Globetrotter 4FR July 26, 2017 at 6:07 am

    What is your take on "activating" the tumeric powder with black pepper? I have heard that the massiv increase on the tumeric substances through the black pepper can also have downsides. Thanks again! Love your videos!

  • Reply Lee Blanche August 30, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Adding pepper makes the curcumin in the turmeric more available. Piperine and curcumin .thanks again

  • Reply aMajesticMess October 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    what about raw tumeric?

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  • Reply Julie Labelle April 8, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Thank you.

  • Reply abhishek sk August 27, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Can we mix honey with turmeric and apply on our spot physically that has candida fungal infection

  • Reply Jacqueline Rippe January 20, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Eric, I heard you mention Vanilla Essence; isn't this an artificial product? Wouldn't it be better to use Vanilla Extract?

  • Reply Leez kie July 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Can turmeric, kills yeast infection?

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