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Tinnitus, Candida & Sugar

August 21, 2019

After 20 years of tinnitus and 4 years of
extremely bad tinnitus where I couldn’t hear the phone ring or hold down a job really going
through the worst period of my life I went to see a craniosacral therapist and this really
helped reduce my tinnitus to a very manageable level. In fact six months after embarking
on a course of craniosacral therapy and then going into a training where I had a lot of
practice with other students my tinnitus stopped and it was incredible it was a life changing
moment for me. It lasted for a few months and then my tinnitus came back and plateaued
out at a very low level for several years and it wasn’t until I addressed the issue
of candida that my tinnitus went away completely. I have a wonderful experience with it backing
off but then when it came back I kept on thinking to myself why is this still here what’s going
on because I had learnt a lot about tinnitus by then and I was learning to meditate I was
really onto my path of learning how to let go deeply. And so my stress levels had dropped
right down and I was in a much better space. But I have had many problems with candida
throughout my life. I had unfortunately lots of bronchitis as a child and so I had endless
antibiotics and I also had a very unhealthy diet of sugar. Having read a few books on
sugar notably one called “Poison” and another one called “Lick the Sugar Habit” it completely
put me off sugar. It is quite a toxic highly addictive hormone that is incredibly bad for
us. Its really quite shocking how awful sugar is but it is big business isn’t it. Anyway
the issues that I had with candida I eventually plucked up the courage to go on a candida
diet which is a very very healthy diet where you are not allowed anything that can create
yeast or fermenting in the body. So no sugar no cheese no mushrooms no marmite no wine
beer bread all the things can keep a yeast infection going in your body. I went on this
diet and about six weeks later I experienced night sweats shaking I felt dreadful for a
couple of weeks I had a really bad headache and this shaky trembliness is really quite
alarming and as my body cleared itself of fungal infections and all sorts of things
what happened was after this horrible detox I went through my system really settled and
I started sleeping very deeply and feeling incredibly calm and relaxed and over the course
of a few weeks after the really nasty stuff my tinnitus backed off completely. I have
worked with many people that have had dietary issues issues with candida and its very much
linked into tinnitus. To state the obvious tinnitus loves struggle and resistance in
the body and if your blood system is really fighting with candida it is not very helpful,
but if you can get that whole layer of resistance to release out then it frees you up and leaves
you with a lot more energy and you body becomes much much better able to manage the daily
challenges of life. And in my case the tinnitus really transformed and got much much better.
If you had a history of thrush candida candidiasis if you have addictions to sugar and alcohol
or cheese and mushrooms and you have had quite a lot of anti-biotics in your life it might
be quite interesting to consider going onto a diet for candida as a means of improving
your tinnitus. It was definitely the case with me. My tinnitus got much much better.
Cranial work brought it down to a much more manageable level but the candida diet just
made me feel so much better and got it to back off completely and I have worked with
many people who have reported the same thing.


  • Reply Carl Mcgrath February 26, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Wow dude you are seriously Inspiring ! I feel so blessed to come across you today whilst surfing for some sort of relief. I've had tinnitus for a just over a year now, it was getting the better of me. I've looked into it a lot but never come across someone as solid as you. I'm pretty sure I have a a decent batch of candida living it up in me after taking antibiotics for almost a year from a bug I caught in thailand. I honestly wondered if there could be a link, and here we are, as of late my naturapath has told me my blood pressure is up also. Huge links here, blood pressure, candida and me being stressed over all of these issues. I feel like I'm stuck on this roundabout of health anxiety, have been for a year now, started get eczema a bit to which is starting to go away with the health of a great naturapath here in adelaide, australia. just going through your videos tonight has already eased the ringing literally, my stress levels have decreased reading all of this knowledge. Just brought a book on lower heart pressure which ill link into a non sugar diet too, just been finding it hard to build the courage as I'm new to this city, dont have anyone here and I'm out and about trying to meet new people (drinking) and all that carry on. I know beer and wine is not good, but would it hurt having spirits ? just with ice ??? Ive tried the candida diet when I was in london and man i has having hectic symptoms like you, getting so cold, shaking, feeling sick and all that…. So you just have to ride through that and it gets easier? How did you cope with the cravings and all the rest of it? it all just seemed so intense . I really want to give this ago, the diet, the stress, exersize, having better heart health and kicking tinnitus and candida to the curb. Seriously appreciate your time so much. You seriously put so much hard work into all of this. Ive read so many of your posts. You have changed around my day form me being in the dumps to me bouncing back and making the desion that Im going to do this, I'm going to bet it. Really would like to give you a call some day for a yarn if thats cool. I seen you put your number up on one of the links. Anyways rant over. So much love coming towards you right now. 

    Thank you 

    Carl McGrath

  • Reply Aura Aurora November 4, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I noticed an increase of tinnitus since I started drinking excessive amounts of coffee. Yes, it's sugar isn't it? So many of us just take tinnitus for granted. I suspected sugar, thanks for confirming that.

  • Reply SuperChexmixer November 24, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story. 🙂 I am trying to cope with tinnitus myself…..its been a tough last 4 months.

  • Reply December 26, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Wonderful video, Julian. Thank you. I felt inspired the other day to google a connection between tinnitus and candida and found your video. Since then I've looked into various candida diets and they don't all agree. Could you please tell me/us exactly what diet you followed? I'm vegetarian, drink only water, eat mostly only whole, real food (meaning very rarely do I eat anything processed), rare on dairy, never sugar, only raw honey and stevia. But whatever you did worked for you, so I'd love to hear it. And also, how do you eat now?

  • Reply Den Brodie January 9, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    am realising b the sugar link for sure

  • Reply amt January 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Did you give up butter as part of giving up dairy?

  • Reply Michelle Gbur January 18, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Julian – your videos are a godsend. please don't stop making them and thank you so much for the encouragement. I'm having a bad day with my tinnitus so I knew I needed to watch some of your videos. thank you thank you thank you!!

  • Reply SeriusB February 1, 2016 at 2:55 am

    Would you recommend any specific diets to get rid of candida? Thank you!

  • Reply Monika Sokolowski March 9, 2016 at 5:18 am

    how long did it take to get rid of the tinnitus on the candida diet? i've been doing it for about 3 months and still hair brain fog/tinnitus

  • Reply F. B. March 13, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Thank you for this Julian. I have had tinnitus for just three months, and I am trying to determine the cause. Have seen doctors (including an ENT), had a hearing test, blood tests, acupuncture (only two sessions), and have determined it is likely caused by perimenoupause, hormone imbalance. Taking supplements, and have an appointment with an Osteopath, who can hopefully give me cranial sacral treatments, because it could be related to neck and shoulder tension/misalignment. Certainly it is related to emotional mood swings from the menopause, and lots of stress in my life.

    QUESTION is this:
    I am vegan, do not eat dairy, and do not drink alcohol, don't eat cheese. Neither do I consume a lot of sugar, but I do have it daily in caffeinated tea, and I do have some sweets during the week. The main thing is bread. I am addicted to bread, eat it daily, and other wheat products; , pasta, etc, baked goods. I have not taken antibiotics in 25 years, and I take raw apple cider vinegar as a digestive aid, so I initially thought "no way" could I have candida, but I notice I have some signs of it, like cloudy urine, fatigue, post nasal drip for years, frequent throat clearing. Could the bread addiction and some sugar be causing candida for me? That could be the cause, or one cause of my tinnitus. (sorry for the long comment!)

  • Reply F. B. March 13, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Oh, wanted to share with fellow tinnitus sufferers:
    I use colloidal silver as a natural antibiotic. I had a bad tooth infection about 2 years ago, dentist suggested pharmaceutical antibiotics, and then doing a root canal. Well, I have read the dangers of root canals and have never had one, so I tried to clear the infection first myself in a more gentle way. Used the colloidal silver (Sovereign Silver brand); used the maximum dosage (6-8 teaspoons per day), and on the FIRST day, within the first THREE hours of the first dose, I had relief. I had swelling and pain bad enough that I was taking an OTC pain med and holding ice pack to my chin, but the colloidal silver took the pain away immediately. Within three days the infection was cleared up and I have not had any issue with the tooth since then, over two years later.

    I use colloidal silver also to clear up cold sores, or to heal a sore throat, stop a cold. Although I have not had a cold in years, since becoming vegan.

  • Reply sachal gidwani April 13, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Hey Julian, I have been suffering from mild tinnitus but excessive constant forehead pressure and brain fog. I have controlled it since the last 2 years thorough yoga and meditation. I have had constant gas, which weirdly causes anxiety and increases the head pressure. Can you please tell me if Candidia can cause fore head pressure and tinnitus? I am suffering too bad since the last 4 months. My esophagus also got inflamed and i couldnt do my breathing exercises.

  • Reply Ying Moua May 18, 2016 at 2:30 am

    Where can I get a candida diet to follow? Please help I have tinnitus after taking azithromycin and doxycycline. Thanks for your information on here. Let me have some hope.

  • Reply adelaide August 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Julian, Thank you so much. I will be 72 in 6 days. I have suffered with chronic tinnitus for several years, increasing over time. I am having sessions with a Cranial Sacral practitioner who has been keeping the vertigo down but has not been able to address the constant ringing in the ears. I was alcoholic for years and when I stopped drinking 17 years ago, my sugar addiction transferred over to sweets. I have Candida (chronic). Can you please give me your Candida Free diet here on You Tube. I am in your debt. Thank You.

  • Reply Adrian Covaci September 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    guys use union juice for tinitus, thats all. put it in your ear before sleep.

  • Reply Fernando Rafael October 15, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing bro 🙂 . Big hug from Argentina

  • Reply bethguitar November 12, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Hi Julian. I've had candida problems for a couple years now due to a past antibiotic use to treat gastrointestinal problems that became chronic. As a last resort I started taking an antidepressant approximately 2 months for really bad anxiety. My ears started ringing 3 weeks ago. I'm mostly weaned off the medication, as tinnitus is a rare side effect. Is it still possible to heal tinnitus from medication use? I'm 31 and so worried I'll have to live with another chronic health issue. Many thanks.

  • Reply Ms. Vicki November 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Im going through this now… fighting candida and ear infection/itching has plagued me for 4 years now. It hasnt been until the last 6 months that Ive learned about Candida and its direct connection. But about 2 months ago my ears started ringing. I have no insurance to see a ear doctor, so here I sit. Drives me simply crazy at times.
    Any advice? I'm going to be starting a candida diet shortly. Thank you.

  • Reply Begum Atilgan November 27, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Hi Julian,
    How can I know if I have Candida? I feel like my ears are constantly filled and I try to shake off anything that could be blocking the ears. I've been having vertigo episodes as well. Are they all connected? Thank you..

  • Reply Debstar Divine November 29, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    hi julian, thanks for your video and sharing your journey… i'm in the midst of a terrible outbreak of candida/thrush and i've had candida for my whole life… but for the first time i'm having tinnitus in my right ear… it started extremely loudly one day and now for about a week it's been just an on and off low level hum/ring sound… i've been using some anti fungals to fight the thrush and i took so much ibuprofen (nsaids) before i even knew it was thrush, to deal with the pain, that i'm certain i taxed my liver and kidneys badly… i've read that tinnitus can be a sign of adrenal fatigue… do you know about this connection at all? i'm going to be doing a strict candida diet soon, and already have cut back a lot on sugar and grains etc… i'll be starting with taking caprylic acid soon, and taking molybdenum to help minimize the die off toxins… how long did it take for the tinnitus to go away for you, once you started your candida treatment? i want to be realistic, but i'm just praying that it won't be years and years or a permanent condition for me….

  • Reply Miillie Mesh January 15, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    I wanna completely be off sugar because of candida.
    I went on the diet once & it was so hard & strict!
    but my insides felt a lot better. I wanna do it again soon,
    for the sake of my health. I have a sugar addiction.

  • Reply joey vieira March 3, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    I think I have watched every video.

  • Reply Leon Dawson April 17, 2017 at 8:19 am

    SO what is your diet like now and how reactive is your tinnitus if you deviate from it?

  • Reply cowpoke02 May 21, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    ear sensitivity they know now you need therapy to get better . mind state and peace does magic .. stress .. i just had cool aid last couple days got a buzzing ear .

  • Reply Chris Pilling June 1, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Julian. Many thanks for the video. Very helpful and thought provoking. Do you have a video on what an anti-candida diet entails? I would be really interested to know what you did (and didn't) eat and how you maintained the diet on a day-to-day basis. I've been taking probiotics for about a year with great effect, but, as they say, more is needed.
    Look after yourself, and thanks again.

  • Reply x tian June 19, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I have sent an email asking for help but never got a response

  • Reply jonathan bush August 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    thankyou so much for this. i have tinitus and candida issues. itchy testicles especially at night. night sweats. i have been off sugar for a few months now but i havent been so strict wth bread and mushrooms. ill go full on candida diet from tomorrow. i empathize with you 100%!! thanks again!

  • Reply Carl Magee September 3, 2017 at 1:36 am

    candida is related to tinnitus?

  • Reply Bernard Vijfschaft November 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    @julian, i developed worse tinnitus 8 weeks ago. Discovered also red armpits and very White tonque. Yesterday i started with a Candida diet. Tinnitus Seems to calm down but have got an extra tone. Low humming in right ear. Is this a common sign? Got it last evening and didnt experienced intil now again. Please help me

  • Reply fire fox November 27, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Damn so what can we eat hehehe

  • Reply Uwe Friedrich December 14, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    There is a lot of rubbish about tinnitus on the way to.
    But somehow, I´m under the impression, you quiet know what you are talking about.
    I had the feeling, that my tinnitus increases with my consumption of sweets – shugar etc., and espacially at this time of the year – Christmas…..
    I know, that shugar ist not really good for me – but we know how it goes……
    I now can manage, to avoid the kind of alkohol I do like – like Baileys, Honey-Liqueur and things like that.
    The shugar issue – let´s sea what I will do………. – something has to happen now.
    Thanks for sharing your experiences. Regards from Germany

  • Reply brate ludilo January 3, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    My english ih shit i am from Croatia.Is this Candida good or no?

  • Reply Bravo232 January 24, 2018 at 2:06 am

    Hi , i had a low noise tinnitus for 2 years which i could live with then i couple of months ago i had a bad bug and a ear infection with a high pitch tinnitus. the doc gave me 1 week antibiotic pills which i took. then the ear infection went away and the tinnitus dropped in volume but i could still hear it. now a week or so ago my itchy ears came back together with ear pain and a high pitch tinnitus which i could still hear in a crowded shopping mall. i think this has something to do with my neck or muscles maybe. next week i have an appointment with an ETN Specialist at the hospital to check my ears. My question to you is how can i know i have candida? i am looking at multiple ways and solutions to try and reduce this illness. So any info is welcome.

  • Reply Thru Itall January 31, 2018 at 2:45 am

    Julian have you heard of cm cream for tinnitus

  • Reply Thru Itall January 31, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Julian do you have tinnitus right now that you can hear.. I have been listen to you for about 6 months you seem like the only person that I’ve heard that sounds like the honest truth tuff love or not.. I’ve had a bad buzzing in my left ear for about a year. Been to doctors they say it was caused by menieres disease. They stopped some of the dizziness with medicine but the tinnitus is still loud. I went completely def in my left ear but have about 70 percent hearing back now,so they say..

  • Reply DeltaRay February 14, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    so are you "cured" or just being brought down? and what was the cause of your tinnitus and what year cured it

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  • Reply Nara van den Berg - Aghayan February 17, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you. But my probleem hear not goed. If posible send me this informatian with imail.

  • Reply sm March 26, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Julian please tell us about fruit, caffein, salt and tobacco do they have any negative effect for tinnitus ? Thank you so much god bless you.

  • Reply Mary Russell May 3, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you, Julian. How does one know if they have candida?

  • Reply UcantC TheB May 17, 2018 at 9:02 am

    What was the diet called like?

  • Reply nick angelo July 25, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Can you consume organic non gmo fruit on the candida diet?

  • Reply pomegranateorange July 30, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    So i never drink milk coffe with sugar in my life again i guess. Its worth it..

  • Reply Golden Bulldozer August 9, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Urine therapy will destroy tinnitus

  • Reply Doug Bell September 4, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Hello Julian ..your videos are very informative…is it possible to connect with you in any way!?…email.address maybe!??.. hopefully so…blessings ..

  • Reply Catherine Bell October 5, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Thank you! I though my clean diet as excellent, until now . Great to hear about that connection between candida and tinnitus.

  • Reply JesSica Lynn October 30, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    thank u for sharing this. i looked it up because i have fluttering in my ears when experience yeast infections. lately, under stress i have been eating more sugar and notice both are prominent together. Taking note and adjusting my diet.

  • Reply Stephen Gomes November 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    its finally getting better…the idea that creating a safe mindset and not allowing myself to worry about life and embrace the people around me is really helping this thing back off… I've been on Liam's diet for the past 2 months which I'm sure is helping too because i had too much sugar alcohol caffeine and adrenaline in my life..
    thank you

  • Reply Red Lavish November 30, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Candida is a symptom of a condition or an illness. Yes it’s all good going on a Candida diet as it will temporary remove your symptoms but in essence all of these symptoms will come back because you haven’t got down to the root cause.

  • Reply emeeeych December 30, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Wow! I've had tinnitus all my life. I suffered with lots of yeast related problem, constant ear-nose-throat issues since I was very little. I still have some issues and just thought — well actually I don't know what I thought. Doctors never seemed to care when I talked about it so I just thought I was just S.O.L. I'm definitely researching a candida diet. Thank you, sir!

  • Reply mark elbin February 14, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks so much for your videos…
    Great help for all of us.
    How did you manage to sleep during those four horrible years?

  • Reply Jungle Ninja February 20, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Fruit suger is really quite our natural diet as frugivourrs and not herbivores like horses this man made suger is acidic posion I agree

  • Reply Jungle Ninja February 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    The body was cleansed of the mucus

  • Reply Jungle Ninja February 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    OMG Dr sebi was right mucus is the only disease !!! Really even MS can be influenced by diet and changed even cured I believe

  • Reply hovnanian March 17, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    I can get tinnitus if I take hot baths or take high dosage of certain vitamins, what do you say about that ?

  • Reply yaya4925 March 18, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Spanish please

  • Reply Manny’s Prays116 April 24, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Can you make a video of some of the foods u eat while you did the candida diet please!!!!!! I will greatly appreciate it and I’m sure others will too!!! God bless!!!!!!!

  • Reply Manny’s Prays116 April 24, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    The reason is because what about fruit, or veggies they have sugar and carbs in them with carbs turn into sugar or it’s like “what can I really eat?” As of now I’m just going on a low low sugar and carb diet and 18 hour fasts daily”

  • Reply Tony Phylactou May 6, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Thank you for giving us hope will try The Candida Diet and report back

  • Reply Red Lavish June 7, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Yes this is brilliant but Candida is a symptom of something else going on. Your symptoms will just return again.

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  • Reply Georgi Georgiev July 27, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I have been on the candida diet for month and half now…. My qustion is if the candida die off can cause high body temperature ?… As I am having those die off efect … drunkness and heaviness also brain fog at times…

  • Reply Pethra Olson August 6, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I went yseterdag to sacrotherapy. Wow. It reduced my tinnitus about 40%. OMG. I stoped eating sugar and that helpt also. Sorry for my English. Thank you so much. Dont ever stop. Hartwarming hugs from me. ❤❤

  • Reply Miriam W. August 19, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Dear Julian, thank you for your video. Did you do anything else to actively 'kill' the candida or was the method you used more to 'starve' the candida? I have read that if you starve it only then it can spread to other areas of your body. What is your experience with this? Thank you

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