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My White Blood Cell Count Is High, Is That Candida?

August 31, 2019


Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. I’ve got a question here. “My white blood cell count is high. Is that Candida?” White blood cells are a big part of the circulatory
system. One of the primary roles is to maintain the
body immune status, to keep it nice and even to stop infections, to stop things from taking
off in the body, to help reduce the inflammatory responses in the body. The four key things often we find with white
cell elevation are fungal infection, bacterial infection, viral infection, parasitic infection. Small amounts of fungi can make it into the
body through leaky gut or even through breaking the skin barrier. This can cause a subtle elevation in white
cell count. But you’re not going to be finding Candida
traveling around the bloodstream systemically quite a lot. Elevating the white cell count is often fungal
infections if they’re in the blood can cause extreme sickness with people and generally,
you’ll end up in the emergency room. A better way, in my opinion, to determine
if you’ve got Candida is by doing a stool test. A stool test to me is the ultimate way to
find out if you’ve got viable living yeast in your digestive system ranging from no growth
up to four plus, like a very high count. That’s the best way to determine it. White cell counts can be high for many, many
reasons. Let’s get that quite clear. If your white cell count is high, then we
need to look further. What type of white blood cells? Are they basophils? Are they monocytes? Are they neutrophils? Are they eosinophils? What type of cells are we talking about here? The eosinophils are a white cell we find elevated
with parasitic infections and allergies. Monocytes we find elevated with certain types
of bacterial infections. Neutrophils are what we call the “foot soldiers
or the Marines” of the immune system. They would make up 75 percent of white cell
count. These guys are front line and their general
response is to hit on bacteria. Bacteria are one of the biggest reasons why
we get sick. More investigated is needed to be undertaken
to conclude why the white cell count is elevated. Let’s not jump to conclusions and say, “Yes,
our white cell count is high. It’s Candida.” It probably isn’t Candida. It’s probably something else. White cell counts can be elevated for many
reasons. Even with pregnancy, if you have a cut or
a burn, if you’re over exercising, if you’re under stress, if you’ve had a heart attack,
if you’ve got autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, it be an elevation. Even with certain drugs it can elevate white
cell count. There’s no simple answer to this if it’s Candida
or not because it could well be another cause that needs investigating. There’s no doubt white cell counts can be
elevated due to Candida, but more investigation is needed to be undertaken to determine exactly
what type of infection we’re dealing with here. Generally, I wouldn’t assume that it’s Candida
causing the white cell elevation. It’s usually something else. I hope that answers your question. Thanks for tuning in.

6 Comments

  • Reply Gorgeous George November 9, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Ok where do you get the stool test done? My gastro doc does not believe Candida is a thing ??? Thx

  • Reply Mr. Mckay November 9, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Mine is actually below normal. It only gets into the low normal range when I have high doses of regular raw garlic. Yet I have high esonophils

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here: http://www.canxida.com/

  • Reply Ziaur Rahman January 4, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    My blood white blood cell is 13 mg.
    Some time some red mark in skin.
    What can i do????

  • Reply Coverage Awareness Studio August 13, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Certain foods you eat can raise your WBC count… Certain Vitamins you also take can raise your WBC count. Vitamin C 500 MG is one of those vitamins.

  • Reply Coverage Awareness Studio August 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infections

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