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Why Does Candida Need Sugar?

August 19, 2019

Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher. Doing a video today on sugar and yeast infections on why Candida
like sugar, want sugar, and need sugar, and what you need to do about this if you want
to beat this thing permanently. So let’s get one thing clear, Candida needs
sugar to thrive and survive and multiply. It loves glucose, fructose, and sucrose. It
loves those sugars. And, in fact, those sugars are indispensable to allow the yeast to form
into its filamentous form. We call yeast a dimorphic organism. It can change. You’ve
probably read this in my book, Candida Crusher. It can change quite easily from a cellular
form into a filamentous form with hyphae on it, like lots of little strands on them. A lot of people falsely believe that these
strands actually cause leaky gut syndrome. I don’t believe that to be the case. Leaky
gut syndrome I’ll do on other videos is caused by many other mechanisms and lifestyle habits
that the person has. However, when a person has leaky gut, it’s very easy for this yeast
to translocate and get outside of the gut into various parts of the body. So yeast really needs sugars. And when you
look at your diet, your diet’s loaded with sugar. Everybody eats sugar. The typical American
now, we believe to have 30 teaspoons of sugar a day. Thirty teaspoons, that’s a lot of sugar!
Sugar is in just about everything. A couple of common foods and drinks which contain sugar
you may not be aware of are sports drinks, yogurts, and pasta sauces. Of course, all
ice creams contain sugar. Chewing gum, toothpaste, lots of things now that you take into a diet
contain sugar. And the big, big, big enemy today is high fructose corn syrup, which is
about a third of the price of white sugar. It’s crazy, but people put this stuff into
everything these days. You want to carefully look at your diet and take out these forms
of sugar. In particular, are those foods and beverages I mentioned because these are the
things that allow Candida to take off. So when you restrict sugars in your diet,
you’re restricting the ability of yeast to grow, proliferate, and change into its more
virulent form. So it’s very important for you, therefore, to restrict as many forms
of sugar as you can. Alcohol, full of sugar. And you look at a lot of carbohydrate foods,
which contain quite an amazing amount of sugar as well. And for this reason, for the first
few weeks, I restrict the high starchy carbohydrates from people’s diets. Sweet potatoes, potatoes,
beets, these sorts of foods; they contain quite a bit of sugar. Pumpkin, squash, you
think about them. When people are restricted in their diet with carbohydrates, they generally
jump onto the high starchy carbohydrates. And a lot of people love French fries, for
example, and chips and potatoes, and these are very starchy, sweet foods. So these need
to be restricted. So it’s very important for you to restrict sugars in your diet, particularly
for the first three months, four months, if you really want to reduce the growth and spread
of Candida through the body. After that, we can liberalize it a bit more and slowly add
some more natural sugars back into the diet. But we first need to get the population under
control and stop the spread, and we need to stop the translocation and particularly the
changing from the normal cellular form into the fungal or the more virulent form of Candida
we spoke about. So I hope this video is of benefit for you.
Come back and check out my other video clips on high fructose corn syrup and other particular
vegetable starches I’ll be speaking about. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and please
have a look at, a website I helped to set up which contains the internet’s
best information you can find on yeast infections. Thanks for your time.


  • Reply Hasan Çiçek December 4, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Thank you for the video.

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm

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  • Reply Jed December 29, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Does sugar really feed cancer cells or is this a myth

  • Reply Jacqueline Rippe January 20, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Hi again Eric, Jacqueline from Holland here. My practioner gave me Natrium Phosporicum D6 in order to break down sugar etc. Would it be a problem to take this while on a Candida diet please? Thanks for replying.

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