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What Are Childrens Yeast Infections?

August 12, 2019

Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher back to you again with another video. This time I’m going to talk to you about children’s
yeast infections. I’m talking mainly, not so much babies or toddler or infants, I’m
talking about a little bit older. Probably say four or five up to about 13/14 years of
age is an age I commonly see with yeast infections. How do you know a child that age has got a
yeast infection? How can you diagnose a yeast infection with a younger person? There are different ways we can do that. We
can do stool testing. We’ve got different tests. You can read about those in my book,
Candida Crusher. But I don’t generally have to do that with a child. I can usually see
that by the behavior and by the cravings and the presentations. The signs and symptoms
will usually dictate what’s going on there. You may find that a bit presumptuous or say,
Eric, how can you do that? You’re not medically qualified. You’re not diagnosing. How the
heck can you say it’s a yeast infection based on what you’re seeing and treating it. I can tell you now clinical observation is
the gold standard according to a professor of medicine a few years ago in America. When
you get quite experienced in the clinic, you start realizing that you don’t need to have
paralysis from analysis all the time. You don’t need to damn well test every single
thing that comes through the door. It’s expensive and sometimes a test can even be wrong and
put you on the wrong track. What won’t deceive you is your own eyes and your own experience.
And, generally, you’ll find that by working on that sixth sense or that hunch that you
get and treating and then seeing the clinical result, you’re going to get a lot of positive
feedback or negative feedback. You’re going to know if you’re on the right track or not. Now you may think that’s placebo effect. I
don’t really care what you think. All I care about is the agreement I have with my patient.
A patient comes in, pays me a fee, is looking for results, I’m going to try and work to
give that patient that result. End off. Let’s move on. We’ve got that out of the way. With the children, I tend to look very carefully
at the desire for sugar. Now you may, if you’re an older person, know a bit about Dr. Ben
Feingold’s work back in the 70s on identifying calories and flavorings with children and
working out that certain food colors, some preservatives, created behavioral disturbances
in children. This is quite important, groundbreaking, early work by a physician who identified some
core chemicals in foods that could actually affect the behavior of a person. Feingold
went on to do a lot of work, I believe, in the prison system. It was quite useful in
helping institutions out on correcting and modifying behavior based on his observations
with food. What alarms me today with young people is
the amazing amount of soda drinks and energy drinks that young people have in their diets.
Liters and liters of this stuff a week laced with caffeine, laced with Taurine, laced with
sugars, laced with all these colors and sodium benzoate and caramel and all this crap in
these drinks the kids are drinking affecting their mood, their behavior, and their gut
functions. All these phosphates they’re taking in to ruin their stomach and pancreatic function.
We’re seeing alarming incidents increase in pancreatic cancers. We’re seeing a big increase
in autism. We’re seeing a big increase in a whole raft of problems. One of the first things I look at is the consumption
of soda drinks. It’s a key thing. I look at also the consumption of specific foods. We
had a patient only about four or five days ago now. A lady brought me this boy about
eight years old with major behavioral problems, incredible behavioral problems. I had him
in my room here. He was pulling all the books off the shelves. He was banging my guitar
and he was grabbing some plants I’ve got and he was really out of control. The poor mom;
the mom is separated, which usually happens when their partner went, and their child’s
got massive behavioral issues. But when I questioned the mother about the diet, the
child was having up to two kilos of cheese per week. That’s 2,000 grams of cheese a week
and five bananas a day. And the mother thought this to be quite good because these were healthy
foods. You can clearly see how some people have distorted views on what healthy really
is. This child wasn’t having a lot of sweet stuff,
but the bananas are a key think underpinning this. Bananas are quite a sugar, starchy food.
I look for these strong aberrations, these strong changes in behavior and the desires
that the child will have. But more than anything, I look at the behavioral change that happens
to the child when the caregiver takes his food or drink away, and that can be quite
dramatic. In some cases, I’ve heard mom’s telling me that windows were smashed or chairs
were thrown through walls when food’s remitted. After a week, the child went out of control.
This tells you how these foods can really affect the brain and the gut. If you’ve got a child with a very powerful
desire for a sweet food or a very powerful desire for an allergenic food, you could have
a real problem on your hands when that child is an adolescent, and even an out-of-control
child. What foods am I talking about? Bananas is
one. Dairy products, cheese, cream, ice cream, cow’s milk, peanuts, oranges, all citrus fruits
apart from lemons, chocolate, sugary foods, and in some cases, wheat and gluten. But I’m
not a real big believer in this whole gluten prophecy that gluten is Satan. Gluten is bad
for everybody. Everybody would be better without gluten. I think it’s a load of BS. I don’t
really buy that. And I’ll talk on some other videos about a gluten theory that I have. I believe sugary foods, high fructose corn
syrup, these sorts of sweet things, we really need to be careful with these with children
because these things can very often underpin a yeast infection, particularly when a child
has had recurrent antibiotics. It can really cause a lot of problems. If you’re a mother or father watching this
video with a child who’s got (a) bad behavior or behavior you can’t control, (b) a strong
desire for soda drinks or sweet food, or (c) a very strong desire for an allergenic which
I outlined before, the key allergenic foods. You could be having a real problem on your
hands. Even more so, if you take this child to the doctor and they get put on antibiotics
because then you’re going to wipe out a lot of bacteria and allow yeast to proliferate
in the gut. That’s something that you really need to pay attention to. I hope this video’s been of use today. It
may help you with a child. You can also read a bit more about children and yeast infections
in my book, Candida Crusher. And certainly do my online course. You’ll get a free, very
handy Candida shopping guide if you sign up for that course. Thank you for your time.

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