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What Is Geotrichum?

August 26, 2019

Greetings! Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Author of Candida Crusher. Thanks for checking out my video. Today, we’re going to talk about a yeast called
Geotrichum. You don’t see much about this really on Dr.
Google. You don’t read a lot about Geotrichum. You can find it on the Wikipedia page, but
you’re not going to see a hell of a lot of stuff written about it. All the focus is on Candida. Some practitioners talk about Aspergillus,
or aspergillosis, which we’ll talk about later on. This video is going to focus on a yeast called
Geotrichum. I’ve noticed this with various different stool
test results with patients over the years. I typically find it elevated in people who
like dairy products, especially soft cheese. Camembert, brie or these sort of cheeses. Also, I found it interesting how there’s an
association between the Geotrichum yeast and certain types of fruits. It’s also associated, in my opinion, with
people who eat too much citrus fruit or certain types of sweet fruits. So when I see an elevation in a stool test,
that’s my question to the patient. “What do you like to eat?” Sometimes there’s a correlation between citrus
fruit consumption, or high sweet consumption, or soft cheese consumption and this Geotrichum. One of my patients who works in a cheese factory
had a hugely high level of Geotrichum, and many other unusual yeast strains. She said she’s walking around the cheeses
all the time and inspecting them. She’s working in an environment full of molds
in the air. Geotrichum can cause a condition called geotrichosis. Geotrichosis is especially pulmonary, so it
can infect the lungs a little bit like this other yeast called Aspergillus that can also
affect the lungs quite a lot. There are different types of conditions that
can be affected. The sputum can be tinged a little bit yellow
or creamish. It can affect the gastrointestinal tract. About 25 to 30 percent of people have got
this naturally occurring in their gut, a little bit like Candida. Not everybody has Candida colonized in their
digestive system. The belief is that everyone has got Candida. It’s only when it overgrows it becomes a problem,
but it’s not true. Not everybody has got Candida naturally colonized
in their gut. It’s the same with Geotrichum. Once this is cultured in the stool and it
starts showing high numbers, I know it’s a problem. The good news is Geotrichum I find a lot easier
to work on than other yeasts like Candida. It responds particularly well to CanXida Remove,
a product I’ve made. In nearly all cases I’ve seen, Geotrichum
go to zero once we’ve been working with CanXida Remove for about two or three months. It works particularly well when you take the
Remove and the Restore, so CanXida Remove and CanXida Restore has a usually good effect. Diet, of course needs to be changed, too. The good news is I don’t find it as invasive
or as troublesome. But if you’ve got a problem with sinus, or
you’re coughing, lung issues and various other conditions like that it could be Geotrichum. Also, interesting with vaginal infections
it can be a bit of a problem. I’ve just been reading here about the vaginal
geotrichosis. It’s similar to thrush. It can be a white discharge. The vaginal geotrichosis is more common in
pregnant women than non-pregnant women. If you, for example, had a culture done, a
vaginal swab, and they can’t find any Candida, maybe they didn’t check for Geotrichum. That’s another yeast. There’s hundreds of different types of yeasts
that can affect people, but unfortunately, all the focus is really on Candida. There are dozens and dozens of different types
that we see in stool test reports, and no doubt there are many species that they don’t
even check for that could be a problem. So, don’t worry. The imbalance of the yeasts respond very well
to diet change and supplementation like the CanXida. That is the good news. If you hear that word again, Geotrichum, now
you know what it is. It’s a yeast. Thanks for tuning in. Don’t forget to click the link below if you
haven’t already got my report. Thank you.


  • Reply Megan Bennett November 8, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Hi Eric – would nutritional yeast be best avoided in diet when Geotrichum has been diagnosed in analysis?

  • Reply Melynda Hoffman December 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I don't have Candida but have extremely high geotrichum. Is the diet the same for each?

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 9:05 pm

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  • Reply Phil Griffiths September 28, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Does Geotrichum spp. cause any symptoms?

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