Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath from New
Zealand coming back to you with another video again. Thanks for checking out my video today.
We’re going to talk about wine and Candida. Can I drink wine on the Candida diet? Is wine
okay? Why is wine bad? Why can’t I have it? Well, if you think about wine how they make
it, they basically get grapes, whether they’re white grapes or red grapes, which naturally
will contain a mold or a yeast already on them and they’ll crush these and they’ll even
add more yeast. They’ll crush it and crush it, so the yeast is going to convert the sugar
to alcohol and carbon dioxide will be formed as a by-product, but they’ll be plenty of
alcohol left in there, which is what people really like. And it will still contain yeasty
substances in there. I find especially white wine to be a really big problem with ladies
with the yeast infections. Chardonnay or the sweet wines, pinot noir, the pinky sort of
red wine is a high sugar one, too. Wine, in my opinion, is one of the taboo things
if you’ve got a yeast infection. Many people who’ve seen me over the years who struggle
to get on top of their Candida and there’s one thing that they’re not doing and that’s
completely giving up alcohol until they feel 100 percent well and then some. So I like
people to stop and then stop for a prolonged period of time.
If you’re serious enough about getting rid of Candida, then you are serious enough about
cutting out the alcohol as long as it takes to recover. And sometimes that can be the
one thing that’s stopping you from recovering is that one or two glasses of wine per week.
People often tell me when I ask them the question how much wine they drink. “Well, I have a
glass once or twice a week.” Basically, what they’re saying is they’re having two glasses
three to four times a week. Nobody drinks one glass of wine. One leads to two. Two glasses
usually, in my opinion, are at a minimum, especially white wine. With red wines, older
people sometimes have one small drink. But with white wines, in my experience, once the
cap is off the bottle, the bottle will become empty.
It’s your call. It depends on how bad you want to recover, so you must understand that
wine is one of the foods on the top of the “no” list. There’s also a “maybe” list, but
alcohol is on the “no” list. The ball’s in your court. It depends how bad you want to
recover. If you’re committed and you want to do the right thing, you want to get on
top of the Candida yeast infection or gut problem, then the alcohol just has to take
a backseat. If you’re not prepared to do that, then again, it’s your call. Don’t go complaining
to people like me or go to practitioners and say, “Well, I went to see that guy, but it
didn’t really work out. I need someone now to show me how I can get cured.” The only
person that can do the curing is you. You’re the one that has to make those decisions.
You have to think what’s right for you. The decisions you make will affect you one way
or another. I hope you understand that. Is wine okay on the Candida diet? What do
you think? It’s not a good idea is it? You can always come back to it down the track
after you’ve recovered. That’s something to think about. Click on the link below if you
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