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Is Wine Good For Candida?

August 28, 2019

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
want my Candida report. Don’t forget to subscribe. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply UnderneathTheBottle Wine Sommelier June 10, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Truth! No one drinks only one glass of wine 😚🍷

  • Reply Jack June 16, 2016 at 6:01 am

    on candida cleanse: would a sip of wine once a week make a difference? under 1 ounce.. this can be interchangeable with grape juice if grape juice would be better… i ask this because for religious meals it is required to have on the Sabbath each Friday night and Saturday day.

  • Reply notnavonnam June 25, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Is alcohol from tinctures and remedies problematic with candida? For instance I was looking into Swedish Bitters which you recommended for digestion and liver and it contains 38% alcohol is that "taboo"? Also homeopathic remedies often contain alcohol.

  • Reply Portgas D Ace January 18, 2017 at 2:59 am

    some says wine is good it kills critter in the liver

  • Reply Thierry Casasnovas March 10, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Several years back researchers discovered what is called the "French Paradox". They noted that although the French had a diet higher in fat than recommended,they had less heart disease than Americans. The connection was made to their high consumption of red wine. Since then, study after study has confirmed a wide range of health benefits from moderate intake of dry,red wines. The latest study below shows that red wines decreases bad bacteria and increases good bacteria in your gut. Prior to finishing medical school,I noted my devoutly Christian mother had taken up drinking red wine. At the time,The National Enquirer was regularly publishing articles on health. It does turn out that there are chemicals found in grapes used to make red wine that are antioxidant/antifungal(The "A" in BALi). Plants make these chemicals to protect themselves in an environment full of fungus(this is why crops are so heavily sprayed with pesticides/fungicides). When you eat these plants,you get that same protection. When alcohol is removed,the results are not as good. This is because these plant chemicals are better absorbed in the presence of alcohol. This is why the natural plant chemicals in Listerine and other mouth washes are in 40 proof alcohol(check your mouthwash label). Same for homeopathic remedies. Is drinking red wine incongruent with what the Bible teaches? I don't find that in mine. I find that excessive use of food or drink,gluttony,is spoke against. Many of the BALi foods contain these type plant chemicals. You don't have to drink red(actually purple) wine to be healthy. I do. Wine made from pomegranate and cranberry is even more healthful than that made from purple grapes. Dark beers have a similar effect as red wine. White wine does not have the same effect because they don't have the plant antifungals. For best results,have red wine with a BALi meal.

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  • Reply Jed May 31, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Alcohol is nasty

  • Reply Bryan Cepeda June 15, 2018 at 3:46 am

    How long does it take to recover? I mean, how long do you think would be a safe time after haven beaten cándida to drink alcohol again?

  • Reply Lee Bee August 27, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    I've had candida for years. I've always been teetotal, but I read in the Bible that a little wine can help with candida, so I tried it, and had immediate results. For me, wine seems to really help, so I now have it every few days. As for the claim that "nobody drinks just one glass", that's not true. I find wine very difficult to stomach, so I only have small amounts.

  • Reply Natalie Neckovska September 10, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Every time I drink red wine, it completely gets rid of Candida in my body.

  • Reply III March 1, 2019 at 2:34 am

    my sinus candida infection responds strongly to dry Malbec red wine..I read resevratol from the grapes is antifungal..& I feel it. oh & it tears up the biofilms, that's why, even w/ the 12/5% alcohol, I look at it like, ok everything else, sugars & high carbs are out, which also turn into alcohol, so the dry red wine, with so many benefits, I view it as a tincture extract w/ mild buzz effects..same with Kombucha..its worth it. I go 1/3rd of the bottle a day, basically 1 glass, & I feel the fungus going crazy, & it does with other potent antifungals, so its a go for me.

  • Reply maciej kuczerski June 9, 2019 at 1:21 am

    What about non-alcoholic beers?

  • Reply Charlie King June 19, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Not what I have observed in my body. Alcohol appears to be highly anti- pathogenic. It’s the sugar in the drink that gets you (me), so spirits and very dry wine no problem…go out to the countryside and see real people doing hard labour in their 80s and 90s, they practically drink it for breakfast, in moderation. Go clean a mouldy wall with spirits and see its effect. Something isn’t adding up with your hypothesis.

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