What Is Systemic Candida?

August 17, 2019

Greetings! Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand. Thanks for checking out this video. We’re going to talk about systemic Candida,
or invasive Candida. Many people that consult me believe they’ve
actually got systemic Candida. “I’ve got Candida throughout my body! It’s everywhere. It’s in my blood! It’s in my brain! It’s in my joints! It’s in my fingers! It’s in my penis! It’s in my vagina! It’s everywhere. I’m loaded with Candida! What am I going to do? Help me.” Well, you haven’t got systemic Candida, ok? Please don’t get the word systemic or invasive
Candida confused with a yeast infection. There’s a huge difference. Candida as we’ve mentioned many times before
can live quite normally in the gut, in the digestive system, or on the skin, and it does
with many people. It cohabits with many different types of bacteria. And, as we mentioned in previous videos, if
the scales are tipped, if there’s a big imbalance for one of many reasons, you can get a yeast
infection. However, an invasive or systemic yeast infection
is not that easy to get. Even though it accounts for about 40,000 to
50,000 people getting admitted to hospital each year in the U.S. alone, it’s a serious
blood borne infection and one of the leading blood borne infections in many western countries. It’s generally found in seriously immunocompromised
people. Chances are if you’re looking at this video
right now on your laptop, you haven’t got systemic Candida. Because you wouldn’t be looking at this computer. You would probably be in a hospital bed. This is a serious infection that often requires
lengthy hospital stays, very expensive long term treatment and often very poor patient
outcomes. The type of people that are more prone to
getting systemic yeast infection are HIV/AIDS people. Do you have AIDS/HIV? Probably not. You may have. And if you do have you are at a higher risk
of getting a systemic infection. A person with quite bad diabetes may get it. A person who has an organ transplant or a
patient with cancer on very powerful chemotherapy drugs or immunosuppressive drugs. A person who’s had major abdominal surgery. A person who’s had a central line put in their
chest or neck, one of these central catheters to take drugs. These are people that are at a high risk for
systemic Candida, or we call it Candidemia. So, it is a big problem, but chances are you
won’t be having this problem. I really don’t think you have got it. Chances are that you’ll have it in the gut
or on the skin. If you’ve got it in the gut and because the
gut interfaces with the body, you can feel pretty crappy all throughout the body, but
it doesn’t mean to say you’ve got a blood borne yeast infection. The major signs and symptoms of that are a
serious fever and being very sick to the point where you need hospitalization. Then it will be picked up in the bloodstream. This is why doctors laugh at a lot of people
who say, “You haven’t got Candida, that’s crazy. Only AIDS people get Candida.” Doctors are confused as well, because they
believe that it’s not possible for a person to suffer the consequences of a gut-borne
yeast infection systemically. So now you can see patients get confused. They think they’ve got a systemic yeast infection. Doctors get confused, because they only know
of a systemic yeast infection, and don’t believe that people can’t get it in their gut and
feel it systemically. Are you confused? Well I’m not, because I’ve been doing this
now for nearly 30 years, and I see lots of cases like this. Please try and understand: chances of you
having a systemic yeast infection are next to nil. Thanks for tuning in.

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