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Signs Candida Is Going Away

August 18, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, New Zealand naturopath. Good to see you back. I’m author of Candida Crusher and I’m the
formulator of the CanXida range of supplements. Right. We’re going to talk about how do you know
when Candida is finally going away. What are the telltale signs? How can you tell when things are starting
to get better? This is something I’ve spoken about many times
with many, many patients over the years as you can imagine. Most people over time will improve. Some will improve faster. Some will improve slower. Some may only improve as quick as they like,
but generally, when the right steps are taken and the correct protocol is in place, a person
is going to get better. But getter better for one person can be four
to six weeks. It could be three to four years for somebody
else. There is no particular timeframe when I can
say this is how long it’s going to take for you to get better. The telltale signs of getting better are when
other people start noticing things or saying things. This is an interesting one you may not be
aware of, but when somebody will say to you, “Oh, you’re looking like you’ve got a bit
more energy lately,” or “you’re looking happier,” “you look different, have you had a haircut
done. Have you got makeup on? Have your hair done or something like that?” If it’s a female. You’re not going to say that to guys of course. But for a guy, they’re going to say, “You
look more energetic. You look a bit happier.” Generally, when someone else notices something
in you, it can be quite subtle and it can be something you’re not aware of yourself. But this very often happens, so pay particular
attention after several months what other people are saying. For yourself, start looking how easier it
is for you to get out of bed and to achieve things in your life. To do different things. How easier it is for you to sleep, to get
a better night’s sleep. Pay also attention to your moods to see if
your mood is improving. What you’re like when you get up in the morning. Do you feel happy? Is it a sunny day? Do you feel inspired to do something? Or do you feel down in the dumps? Look at different signs and symptoms that
you’ve developed over the preceding several years. Are you starting to notice changes in your
digestion? Are you getting hungrier? Are you losing weight more easily? Is your skin looking better? Is your breath not quite so strong smelling? Is your tongue clearing up? Are your bowel motions changing? That’s a big one. A sign of a well-functioning gut is usually
a good well-formed bowel motion. One to two bowel motions per day, minimal
gas or bloating, preferably no bloating at all and very minimal gas. You should have no sensations of the gut at
all. There should be no headaches. There should be no aches and pains. There should be no sensations of anything
going on in here. That’s a really good sign. What we’re looking for is a shift. We’re looking for a change. In the early stages of recovery, you may find
that feeling good may only last for half a day or several hours of the day. It may last a whole day, but then the door
shuts. I’ve written about this extensively in Candida
Crusher. In the introduction, you can read about how
people think they’re going to recover, which I called “fantasy land” and how they really
recover, which I called “reality check.” Things always happen differently than you
anticipate. Things always take longer. Have you noticed? It takes a long time to pay off a mortgage. It takes a long time to wait for that vacation
that you’d planned. It takes a long time for the teenagers to
move out of the house. Finally give you the space you’re looking
for. Everything takes longer than anticipated. Nothing comes really quick and easy. And as I taught my kids, anything in life
really worthwhile takes time and commitment. It’s the same with you for recovery. Time and commitment. Give yourself plenty of time to recover. Try and follow some of the advice I’ve put
down in some of my videos, particularly relating to lifestyle. Lifestyle, to me, is the key for recovery
from Candida. Food is important, but lifestyle is critical. Most other websites or books or doctors or
whoever you talk to about this condition they forego lifestyle. It’s all about food, food, food. What can I eat? What can I eat? I’ve got about 20 Candida books here and they
all focus on diet. There’s a very small little section in there
about yoga or exercise and that’s it. When I wrote Candida Crusher in 2013, I made
sure to put a large section about lifestyle in there. Interesting now, I’m noticing more people
are writing about lifestyle and adrenal fatigue and about stress and things like that. Because this is the sticking point, folks. This is why you’re not recovering. You may have the perfect diet, but you may
not be recovering at the speed you want because your lifestyle is not in line with your diet. Does that make sense? Remember, if lifestyle incorporated firmly
with diet and some quality supplements, recovery will come faster, will come sooner. It’s really up to you. Think about that for a minute what I said. If your lifestyle is in line with your diet
and you followed some of the advice I’ve given you, recovery will come a lot faster and sooner. Then you will know you are recovering because
you will be feeling better inside. You feel happier about your life and that
makes a big difference. When you’re happy, people around you are happy. When people around you are happy, you’re even
happier and that accelerates recovery faster. Who cares what kind of an organic particular
cookie you’ve got in your hand. Does it make any difference if you’re yelling
or you’re screaming at your partner at the time you’re eating? Think about stress in your life. It’s a big, big hindrance towards recovery. Sunny disposition. Happy person. Big sign of recovery. I hope that gives you a bit of food for thought. Thanks for tuning in. Thank you.


  • Reply With Expectancy September 18, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Great info!

  • Reply Rachael Morrow September 18, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Hello doc! What are your thoughts on pyroluria? Your channel is great!

  • Reply Paiiin In The Butt September 18, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Hi Sir, I'm from NZ. I've had so many problems over the past few years. Really enjoying your videos.

  • Reply Andrea Ivins September 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Never really looked at it this way. I guess I am getting better! Thank you!!

  • Reply Popeye September 21, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Will drinking apple cider vinegar get rid of candida?

  • Reply Dilettante September 23, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    I'm so glad you're back. I missed new content from you Mr. Bakker. Thanks for this video and the highly useful information.

  • Reply Nicole Christian October 8, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Please can you give me a good brand name for probiotics that I can have delivery to Sweden? Thanks

  • Reply rebecca w November 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    thank you so much, I have battled this for 8 months and it has been hard! I felt like I would never get better this morning and I watched this and it made me realize how much better I truly am…..thank you for giving me a boost.

  • Reply pratik rane November 26, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Doc. A big thank you!

    I was searching for getting rid of my jock itch for which I was trying to treat it externally. Used all sort of ointments but to no relief. Then came across your video telling that this might be gut infection which needs to get cleared up.
    More of your videos and started to link all my other problems together.
    1. Brain fog
    2. Constant bloating, burping and acidity
    3. Dry skin
    4. Sinus infection that won't go away
    5. White tongue
    6. bowel movements which had gone worse than they used to be

    Bloating and brain fog were biggest discoveries. I never thought I had that. It was astonishing to see that your bad gut health can creep to other areas of health and cause so much damage. This happens so slowly that you forget how it felt when you were normal. These problems are thought of as new normal and part of aging process.

    Couple of weeks into good diet and lifestyle and I start getting this feel good windows which were felt in morning. It was like I started seeing things in 1080p video quality which were earlier 240p quality.Its been a month of eliminating sugar, taking coconut oil, garlic, clove(antifungal foods). Reducing Carbs is bit difficult in Indian diet but processed food is almost eliminated. Probiotics are taken everyday and vegetables intake increased. I was already doing exercise twice a week for a long time now(4-5 years and I though I was healthy)
    Changes that occurred:

    1. Waking up at around same time in morning. Sleep is regenerative. Don't feel sleepy/out of energy throughout the day
    2. Good bowel movement in morning
    3. Haven't had bloating but a bit of gas is still there. (I guess that's normal)
    4. Sinuses cleared up. For couple of day's I could literally feel sinus clearing up after 2 weeks into anti-candida lifestyle

    Things on which still working:
    1. Sneezing and clogged nose in the morning.( I used to have this during my late teens which was gone away but now reappearing. Not sure if this is related to Candida)
    2. White coating on tongue at back. It's grown to be patchy. Hoping complete pink tongue.
    3. I still don't know how much more to expect. But will stick with this for 6 months to see what happens
    4. I have fear that my candida will adapt to antifungals and again take over as I have few lapses in diet/lifestyle some days.

    It just feels good. I have new energy to handle life.

    Sorry for Long email but all of your videos were spot on in terms of what to expect when when following this lifestyle and diet.
    Once again thank you for sharing this information on such open platform. I am now reading more about how diet and lifestyle affects you Mental and physical health.

    I started sharing this information with others but I generally got disbelief and weird reactions. Now I have learned that only "you" can help "yourself" and all the information is already available when searched seriously.

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

  • Reply Lora Astrofish January 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    can I take oregano oil drops in water?

  • Reply Adam Miles January 16, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    When you said feeling good may last for several hours of the day or half a day or the whole is that normal because I am fighting candida and I felt good yesterday and today I don't in in the early stages?

  • Reply Arun jack January 19, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Hi doc, i dont drink nor smoke. I quit having soft drinks.. my yeast infection seems fade away but come back again.. im not fat.. i quit having suger like i used to. Please suggest me fr early releif

  • Reply Anton Samokat - World March 2, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Thank you for video!

  • Reply Bill Ritter March 9, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Dr. Candida Crusher:

    I have every candida symptom. My spit test is awful about 1/4 of sand on bottom and I tested positive for the blood work for candidas first one 2.0 and second 1.6 does that mean its getting better, I feel awful, headaches daily, head burns and sinuses painful and a dripping feeling that no one else seems to have. I so appreciate all your videos I learned more from them than the 30 plus drs I have seen who don't believe in candidas. Keep up the great work on educating and help others you are a Godsend. Blessings ~ Donnalee, Lebanon, PA

  • Reply Stephanie Callahan March 16, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    My digestion is getting better but will the nail fungus ever go away??

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  • Reply Saoirse Formidiblum April 3, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Does this happen to any of you??
    You have a feeling of clear headed, normal, happy and energized for a few minutes if hours, then the sluggishness comes back. And your sorta back and forth periodically…

    I started experiencing this yesterday and now today again.
    I hope this may mean I'm getting closer

  • Reply Cristian Perelló April 9, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I say handsome and that kind of stuff to my male friends and I am maler than the malest.

  • Reply Anton Samokat April 25, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Could you please explain in more details the following symptom: "Are you getting hungrier?" Hunger is good sign? I'm on the candida cure diet and I'm always feel myself hungry because of the restrictions in food.

  • Reply Anton Samokat April 25, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    And this one: "Are you losing weight more easily?" Is my understanding correct that this is about fat person? For fat person this will be good sign. But for thin person losing the weight is a bad sign.

  • Reply Anton Samokat April 28, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I made Russian translation for this video. May be will be helpfull for somebody –

  • Reply Jamie Rifkin May 2, 2018 at 2:24 am

    I really appreciate you!

  • Reply Home, Craft N'Things May 5, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Why am I feeling so crappy and hungry after taking 1 pau d'arco tea bag? How long does this last? Is been 4 days now.

  • Reply nyc nyc May 12, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Candida is worms taking over all parts of your body.

  • Reply metal kezzle May 15, 2018 at 3:57 am

    my eye lids droop on the eye lash when im full of it,when i kill it off they raise rite back neck is red when im full of it also

  • Reply Voiderz May 25, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    3 to 4 years lmao, just do a month bone broth and you wll look better and feel better

  • Reply samantha swan June 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I got candida I believe from a dying dog that passed on a parasite called Giardia. The one thing that is most important is very strict diet. If I hadn't been a Marine for 6 years and had the discipline to eat right no telling where I'd be.

  • Reply Rachel Gwin June 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Would you please make a video on what you think about the "Keto/ Ketogenic Diet" for candida?

  • Reply Frank Douglas August 11, 2018 at 10:07 am

    I am terrified that this may take me years to fix.

    Ive tried some probiotic foods and supplements but i think they have caused me paranoia, panic attacks and depression. Has anyone else experienced this? Does this mean my case is bad?

    Once those symptoms die down i get very tired and pretty calm. Has anyone experienced that as well?

    I am seeing a holistic doctor about leaky gut this week and i really hope it helps.

  • Reply I AM INSALUBRIOUS August 29, 2018 at 8:04 am

    HELP ME i have really bad dry skin on my penis/shaft ive had it for 2 years goin on 3 now ive tried alot of things but nothing works. Ive been tested for std's/hiv and everythings fine. I just dont know what to do PLEASE HELP ME😣😟😦😧 i just want my life back im so depressed about this😖😔😭

  • Reply Raza Ali September 3, 2018 at 2:43 am

    Can u pls tell me can i eat eat organic curd in stage 1 of candida diet?

  • Reply ERIC SÁNCHEZ September 25, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    What about fasting with water and herbs?

  • Reply g mask October 18, 2018 at 2:11 am

    I used to eat one or two meals per day and never got hungry. But now, ever since starting the candida diet, my stomic is very queasy, even right after eating it feels very uncomfortable. Hopefuly it's just a brief side effect of changing my diet.

  • Reply Hürol Inci October 22, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Good life advice at the end.

  • Reply Dina Mohamed November 1, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Hi , i want to ask you a question that no one asked you before , can bee venome or cupping good for candida?

  • Reply ahowsmon1 November 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Words can’t express how much you’ve helped me. Thank you! You me given me hope, and a direction. Thank you! There are so many extremists out there and it was stressing me out! then I found you and all your videos. Thank you for your balanced and logical approach. I feel better after almost two weeks still have a long road ahead of me but my energy is returning my moods are leveling out slowly ❤️ Thank you again.

  • Reply Jason Stone December 9, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you so much Doc. I really appreciate that you took the time to sum up each part of the video in the description. This saves folks time and gets straight to the point. Thank you.

  • Reply Lat Love December 10, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Thank you very much.
    This videos will save my life.
    Everything you say is happening to me.
    You are the best.
    Much love⭐️

  • Reply John Dickinson December 27, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Wise words. TY.

  • Reply Asha L Mohammoud December 30, 2018 at 1:42 am

    It would be so interesting to hear you elaborate on the “good feeling windows” because it honestly feels like a tease to me. As though a carrot is dangled in front of me. Which is really frustrating. I recently had 3 good days followed by 3 bad days and boy was that discouraging. On the flip side, it is nice to consider it a sign of recovery. Changed my whole view and subsequently, my feelings on the matter. Thank you!

  • Reply Jacqueline Rippe January 18, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Hi Eric, first of all I find your videos very useful and inspiring, thanks for that! I'm Jacqueline from Holland and would like to ask if your book is translated in Dutch please?

  • Reply Chloe Thompson January 26, 2019 at 1:33 am

    I was recommended to watch your channel by a friend … life changing. I thought I knew a lot about Candida until watching your videos. So helpful . Thank you

  • Reply Charlie Baker January 27, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Please cure me.

  • Reply Kimberley Pex February 1, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Thanks ! Also antibiotics and obstipation are killing all good bacterias , so candida can grow.

  • Reply Nikolina Krasimirova February 1, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Finally I got my results. One year ago candida krusei, this year candida lusitaniae. After all the shit I took it is still alive!

  • Reply Chloe Thompson February 2, 2019 at 1:08 am

    I have a question for you about die off / symptoms / reactions to natural anti fungals. It’s now February 2nd and I have had eczema flare ups week after week since Christmas or just before. I’ve taken quite a few courses of anti biotics over the past year or so but the last course was mid December 2018… amoxicillin for an infected wisdom tooth. I have noticed since then that my eczema has gone absolutely crazy. Since treating what I believe to be Candida with oil of oregano capsules, Apple cider vinegar (diluted), a strong daily probiotic, lemon, ginger, garlic you name it… I’ve been itching uncontrollably all over my body day in and day out… and it seems to get worse after showering and at night time when I’m trying to sleep. I watched one of your videos about dosages potentially being way too high for starting out which I related to a lot… so I stepped my routine down a lot and have been taking these anti fungals / probiotics much more spaced apart in the day and a much lower dosage (probably 2 capsules of oil of oregano per day, maybe a teaspoon of coconut oil and using it as a moisturiser when it doesn’t irritate my skin, apple cider vinegar 1tsp in a drop of water before each meal, hardly eat the raw garlic because I find it so difficult and also have been having fresh lemon and grated ginger tea once every couple of days). My eczema seems to have spread all over my body in patches and I’m convinced it’s fungal because it seems to thrive when my skin is moisturised and warm at night… the skin looks angry and patchy all over. I’m getting eczema in places I’ve never had it in my life like my arm pits, inner thighs, all over my back. Is this normal for your symptoms to get worse? I know die off takes around 2-10 days (I think) but this feels like it’s going on forever. I hear people with die off complaining about fatigue, low mood & sleep issues but I’ve never heard anyone trying to heal eczema / gut issues complain about this obscene itching around the clock. HELP. I’m at a loose end !

  • Reply My NewPhone February 2, 2019 at 11:04 am

    only need turpentine and sugar or castor oil. 100% fix for Candida. Can follow up with mms for a few weeks to knock of other parasites.

  • Reply Hannah Jane February 4, 2019 at 1:56 am

    I’m so glad I found your channel! Are your videos are so helpful, thank you 🙂 personally I’ve found bone broth fasting to be really helpful for clearing chronic candida fast 🙌🏼

  • Reply TennisPunter February 10, 2019 at 9:25 am

    3-4 years for some? GTFO?

  • Reply Spy - V -Spy February 23, 2019 at 3:52 am

    It feels certain parts of me feel better but other parts feel worse at the moment

  • Reply Faith Noelle Hansen March 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you for your videos. I’ve had Candida for about 4-5 years, hoping I can get rid of it with your tips

  • Reply Freddy Henriquez March 23, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Hello and thank you for your videos. What kinds supplements need to be taking when you doing this. Thank you in advance. I want to get supplements but have no idea witch to get.

  • Reply Amber Gallegos April 1, 2019 at 2:55 am

    So, I don’t necessarily have stomach issues. I’ve had a skin rash that went away once with an antifungal cream, then came back about a year later and I haven’t gotten rid of it for about 2 1/2 years. Doctor thinks it’s a candida issue… can this be true without obvious stomach issues? And if so, I’m worried about how to tell which foods work for me because I don’t really feel like I have major stomach problems. Thanks!

  • Reply Chef Lisa's Homegrown Gourmet April 8, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Great advice! Especially on Lifestyle! Thanks Very Much!

  • Reply chris dunn May 14, 2019 at 12:01 am

    So life style are you refering more so to excercise?

  • Reply Ellie Vanderloon June 24, 2019 at 2:00 am

    God Bless you!! So wish we had Docs like you in the USA!!!

  • Reply Zouhair Zouhair July 28, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    That's what I need actually to know about candida cleanse thank you very much Doctor 😃

  • Reply Emily Greene August 3, 2019 at 6:25 am

    I have to disagree on lifestyle and especially seeking to remove all stress – that is impossible, because one can’t avoid stress in life forever, especially if it’s unexpected. When I lose loved ones, bogus practices like meditation ain’t going to cut the mustard nor does “moving on” cut it.

  • Reply Revealanation 777 August 6, 2019 at 2:16 am

    I lost 5 ps in 10 days, but I'm experiencing severe depression symptoms, not sure what that's all about?

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