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Why Many Candida Patients NEVER Recover Fully

August 20, 2019

Thanks for checking out my video. We’re going
to talk today about why many people never fully recover from a Candida yeast infection.
There are many different reasons, and I’m going to read a little bit out of my book
in a minute to explain to you the different types of reasons why many people never fully
recover. Some people are on the wrong track. Some people
are misdiagnosed. But I think one of the main reasons for failure of recovery is similar
to one of the main reasons for failure to thrive in a relationship, personal or professional.
Failure to thrive in a business. Failure to achieve anything worthwhile in life. And one
of the biggest things is stickability or persistence, hanging in there with treatment, and fine-tuning
things along the way. Improving and then realizing what makes you improve and what doesn’t make
you improve. Obviously, doing more of what is conducive toward improvement and doing
less of what’s conducive toward making you feel bad or fail.
That’s why I never believe in diets. I think they’re all crap, most diets, because how
can someone formulate a very specific, defined diet just for you. It’s a load of crap. The
diet is something you define and fine tune and perfect over time. It’s like your garden.
I can’t give you an idea on how your garden is going to look. It’s something you create
and design yourself. It’s like your life. You create your own life based on what you
think is right for you. Your belief systems. Your education. Your experiences. We can’t
tell people what to do. They have to decide for themselves what’s right or wrong for them.
Here are some of the key reasons why many people with a yeast infection end up with
varied outcomes. This is out of my book, Candida Crusher.
The person may be misdiagnosed or treated for another condition. This is very common.
Many people I see with a chronic yeast infection have been misdiagnosed and told they’ve got
irritable bowel syndrome, for example, so they’ll be put on a specific kind of diet
by dieticians who think this is the right way to go. Some people think everything can
be cured by diet. YouTube and the internet are full of these diet gurus or the diet police.
You can’t eat gluten. You can’t eat this. You can’t eat that.
The person may have been treated but has relapsed due to poor follow up. This is quite common,
too. Many people in the natural medicine business are just as guilty of this as a lot of other
health care professionals, the conventional ones. They’ll treat someone, but the person
will relapse and then they’ll get treated for something else, although the follow up
will be poor. The person won’t get called up or come back to the clinic, and that person
will doctor hop from one practitioner to another. The person aggravated after the first treatment
and never came back. This is quite common, too. People get treatment. They get maybe
a Herxheimer reaction or feel bad and they never come back. They think that the treatment
has made them feel sick. They go and see another doctor.
The person did not follow the plan effectively or gave up on the diet too soon. This is one
of the most common reasons for failure is people giving up. People give up in life way
too easy. Persistence breaks resistance, is my saying. You have to persist with things.
You have to continue on and continue on and continue on until you get what you want. Anything
worthwhile in life is worth hanging in there for.
The person thought they could beat a yeast infection with supplements alone. What a load
of crap. You can’t do this. You can’t just take a pill and fix your ill. You’ve got to
make major changes to your diet and your lifestyle. Supplements are the icing on the cake. They’re
not the actual cake itself. It’s the same with diet. You will not beat Candida with
diet alone. You will not beat Candida with lifestyle alone. You need to beat it with
a combination of different events. The person did not stop drinking alcohol entirely
no matter how little consumed. This is something I commonly see with people is they don’t give
up drinking. They think, “Oh, well, one glass of wine a week is going to be okay.” I’ve
got a pit hate with people who are gluten free, but then they decide that wine is okay
or alcohol is okay. Don’t talk to me if you’re in this category. I don’t want to hear about
it. The person regularly takes prescribed drugs,
maybe the Pill or antibiotics. This is again very common. People think they can take the
oral contraceptive pill and beat a Candida infection. You can’t. You have to stop the
Pill for a while if you really want to beat a chronic yeast infection. Estrogen, synthetic
estrogen, in particular, has a way of really allowing a yeast infection to continue.
The person does not adopt rest, exercise or support a healthy lifestyle, so they don’t
really want to do everything that they can in their power to beat the infection.
The last one. A person is subjected continually to a low-grade stressful lifestyle. This is
a lot of people. They stay on their Facebook, in bed, on their iPads, maybe, or they can’t
stop texting. They’re on their mobile phone all the time. All these stressful things that
occur in people’s lives, shift work, dysfunctional relationships, not enjoying your occupation.
These are all contributing factors to why people can’t recover from a yeast infection.
If you can relate to any of that that I’ve given you, have a think about your lifestyle
and your diet and the changes you can make that are really going to help accelerate your
recovery. Check out for some of the
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out for the best range of dietary supplements regarding yeast infections. Thanks
for tuning in.


  • Reply Jay Guardado April 6, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for another awesome video!
    I know I keep on asking you questions and I appreciate you answering.
    I was just wondering what brand of Vitamin C powder do you recommend? And what Probiotic Powder? Any brands in particular? I live in America but that shouldn't be a problem.
    Thanks so much!

  • Reply Christine Ewing July 24, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Do Antidepressants stop Candida Survival? I take Prozac should I stop I already started trying to cure Candida I will be ordering your products next week.

  • Reply Marianne Schaefer August 24, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I have followed your Candida Busting plan for about a year and have not given up.I never drank any alcohol in this past year. I used to eat foods with gluten and sugar but not in this past year. I was previously a vegetarian but at the advice of my own naturopath started eating a lot of fish and some read meat, and organ meats—-all from our local organic farmer and fish form the ocean as I live on an island in Canada. It has cleared up the post nasal drip I had but my recent blood test revealed I had a high level of B12, a low level of RDW and very low ferritin. I get exhausted so easily. The doctor says I have anemia and wants me to take an iron supplement. Any suggestions? Thank you.
    From watching this latest video I think it's stress that is causing havoc in my body. I do yoga and mediation, and feel very calm afterwards, but I still stress out over things.

  • Reply Mert Özkan November 29, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Eric is it possible to recover fully from candida infections. And how do I know I recovered fully?

  • Reply generousg83 January 4, 2017 at 3:04 am

    If I give up alcohol and take your Canxida products along with a probiotic will that be sufficient in treating candida overgrowth. I also live a stress free style.

  • Reply Demitrus Williams April 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Excellent video . Truth hurts lol

  • Reply marnie926 June 15, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Dr. Bakker, I am at my wit's end. I am a year old 58 female. I have PD and Hashimotos – with a long history of antibiotics and medications – and have been trying your diet for months now and fine tuning constantly. I am down to 110 lbs.

    I am down to eating only certain vegetables and eggs only. This morning I ate soft boiled eggs, fresh tomato with fresh herb apple cider vinegar dressing – and now I am sick again. Is it the tomato? This candida keeps adapting and thriving. I am off probiotics for two weeks for stool testing with a functional medicine doctor. I am supposed to leave for Hawaii for family vacation next week (renting someplace with kitchen so I can cook). Not sure if I can go.

    Do you do paid consults via Skype? I need some advice please. I don't know who else to turn to. My functional medicine doc doesn't know the diet like you do.

    ~ Desperately Seeking Sound Advice~

    Not sure how to check your reply. My email is [email protected]

  • Reply JFORD0521 June 17, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I have feelings of being drunk without drinking any alcohol what so ever. I believe I have systematic Candida that when I eat carbs the Candida in my body releases gas that damage my nerves system and cause me to feel drunk and in able to walk and think straight please help with any advice you have god bless.

  • Reply Au Naturel August 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I really like that idea, the diet should be tailored to each individual case by the individual themselves. Thankfully I don't drink anyway, so that won't be a problem. As for the prescription meds, I plan to wean myself off my seizure med again once I'm stable in the diet and a healthy sleep/exercise routine.

  • Reply sewsable August 11, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I've just had my supplements arrive, can't wait till they're available here in New Zealand. One question, on the stress thing I have stresses I can't mitigate in the form of two teenage boys in the house, one of whom is autistic. Any suggestions to help with that? I certainly can't remove them, and most of the time I don't want to! I do really want to beat this suspected candida issue though (years of the pill, sugar addiction and the occasional lot of antibiotics).

  • Reply YayYonder August 18, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Yaaay! You're my hero! I'm working hard to kill mine!

  • Reply stephen eden November 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    how a bout colloidal silver,Eric.?

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here:

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