Thanks for checking out my video today. I’ve
got a question today from a lady in New York. Eric, what is a latent intracellular yeast
infection? I’ve been reading a page on the internet and would like to know your take
on it. I just had a look at a page by a lady, Dr.
Marjorie Crandall, actually, on latent intracellular yeast infection. This is something I’ve known
about for probably about 15 years plus. And Dr. Crandall says here basically, it’s a low-grade
yeast infection and it’s not very active. It’s also termed chronic atrophic erythematous
Candidiasis, so atrophic means “not feeding.” It’s not really growing and the erythematous
means “red”. So redness, probably burning, stinging pain, not growing, it sounds a little
bit like vulvodynia or a condition I see a lot with women where they’ll get an area of
the vulva red and inflamed. It’s not active yeast but what happens is
the yeast will often get into the epithelial, deeper into the tissues. They’ll stop growing,
but they’ll keep producing enzymes and also Candida by-products like toxic metabolic by-products.
And this can create infection and inflammation on a deep level, and it can often create pain
like burning, stinging. This is a typical pain that many women experience around the
vulva region, a term called “vulvodynia,” pain around this area. It’s latent, so it’s
not very active. What I’m not really happy with with what Dr.
Crandall proposes is long-term use of some kind of a medical antifungal drug, probably
fluconazole, probably for 6 or 12 months and also continual use of topical hydrocortisone.
I think this is not a very good treatment, Dr. Crandall, because giving patients long-term
antifungals and topical steroids, steroids are really bad to use long term with patients.
They create adrenal suppression. They weaken the adrenal and the stress access. They make
the person more prone to infection down the track. They weaken the immune system. They
weaken the skin tissue. Long-term fluconazole has proven not to be effective. It doesn’t
target any bacterial parasites, purely Candida. It’s not a good idea. You’re weakening the
immune system. A typical fluconazole resistance has been reported in literature now for many
years. So giving any drug or supplement for 12 months non-stop is a crazy idea.
I’ve often said going into battle with guns and bombs and bullets and that, it’s just
not really going to work. You’re just basically upscaling. You’re just creating more hostility,
and counterattacks, is a good word to use. You can’t fight Candida with guns or bombs.
You just can’t keep dropping drugs on these people all the time. It’s not the way to do
it. What’s the solution when we’ve got this latent
intracellular yeast infection? The first thing I’d probably do is get the patient to make
some serious lifestyle changes. Dr. Crandall, in her defense, did mention some lifestyle
changes, but unfortunately, the first three or four things on the page were all about
drugs, drugs, drugs. Lifestyle changes are the key thing to do with these patients.
I’ve successfully helped hundreds of cases of vulvodynia of women get rid of this condition.
Many, many times by looking at them very carefully, understanding that many of these women have
got high levels of anxiety and depression. They get relationship problems. I know all
this. I’ve seen it before. Many of them are working moms with a few children. They’re
high stress. They’ve got poor sex lives. They’ve got a lot of pain, irritability, and they’re
really sick and tired of feeling like this. They’re sick and tired of going to the doctors
and getting repeated drugs and no real results. These women often need a significant lifestyle
change. I get them to cease all alcohol, all sweet foods, and all chocolates. A woman might
be watching this and saying, “Done it”. Done it. Done it. It’s not working. Been there,
done that.’ Okay, what you probably haven’t done is made some other changes. You’ve got
to learn to say “no” to people. You’ve got to learn to relax more. You’ve got to take
time out because all this high stress and anxiety is only affecting your immune system
further and further. It’s just pushing it back. It’s making it harder for you to recover
from this latent problem. While I don’t doubt that a latent yeast infection
does exist, I do believe that it is curative. Like any condition in the body, if a patient
starts getting their lifestyle and diet balanced and on track, take some antifungal natural
products, they can get themselves back on track usually within six to nine months.
What do you use in the vulvar area for pain and burning? Aloe Vera, pure aloe Vera gel
is beautiful to use on the area. Abstaining from sex is often a good idea, and treating
the area as well. Make absolutely sure that there’s no vaginal yeast infection or thrush
going on, and follow my two-stage treatment you’ll read on yeastinfection.org. Many women
with vulvodynia do have some kind of thrush or latent thrush, particularly around the
cervix region deep inside. It’s easy there to have a little bit of thrush that goes undetected.
Particularly around ovulation or before periods, you notice a lot more pain and irritation.
The other thing that I’m going to recommend that you do with these latent infections that
involves the vulva is to make sure you get your progesterone, estrogen and testosterone
balanced, so get the hormones balanced properly. You may need to do some saliva testing with
your functional medicine doctor and make sure that you haven’t got too much testosterone
going on there or lack of progesterone. These things can really impair the tissue around
that area, so hormone testing is very important, too. Saliva testing is the way to go.
Diet changes, go to yeastinfection.org and read about my Candida Crusher diet. Get my
Candida Crusher book. Chapter 5 explains a lot about vaginal treatment, but please abstain
from taking long-term steroids on the sensitive skin around there, and think twice about taking
fluconazole. Have a think about Canxida, a product I developed that you’ll find on Canxida.com.
It’s probably the world’s best Candida antifungal at this point in time. It’s not going to give
any resistance. It’s going to be highly effective against a wide range of Candida and pathogens,
and it’s not going to create any side effects. I hope that answers your question about the
latent yeast infection. It is a real phenomenon, but it is curative with the right kind of
natural approach. Thanks for tuning in.