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Why No Peanuts With Candida?

August 25, 2019

Eric Bakker, naturopath A question I get asked from time to time is
Eric, can I have peanuts in my diet? I’ve got a yeast infection and I’m trying to overcome
this yeast infection and I love peanut butter, I love peanuts, are these okay to eat? And
why can’t I eat peanuts? Peanuts are actually listed as one of the
most allergenic of all foods. There’s actually a tendency to get an allergy against a peanut
quite easily being a hyperallergenic food. The key allergenic foods with rank would be
cow’s milk, peanuts, certain types of citrus like oranges and mandarins, you can get allergies
toward these quite easily as well. Some people have extreme allergies to shell fish or crustaceans.
There are many other foods you can get allergies against, but peanuts and cow’s milk all would
rank among the highest. If you’re trying to get on top of your yeast
infection problem, then I recommend that you probably try to avoid peanuts and peanut butter
as much as you can. Peanuts, actually, are not really nuts. They grow underground. They’re
legumes. They’re very prone to various molds, and they produce this particular mycotoxin
called aflatoxin. It’s a toxin produced by the mold that actually can live on peanuts.
Aflatoxins cause a huge amount of liver cancer in many countries like China and Kenya where
large amounts of peanuts are consumed. If you’re trying to get a strong immune system
going and fight this Candida, you really want to avoid peanuts and peanut butter. They’re part of my “no-go” foods in my low
allergy component of my Candida Crusher diet. Do avoid peanuts whether you think you’re
allergic to them or not. There could well be a link between them and lowered immune
response, which is the last thing you want if you’ve got a yeast infection. You want
a strong immune response. Try to avoid peanuts and peanut butter for that reason. Hope that answers that frequently asked question.
Thank you.


  • Reply Konoha Ninja June 28, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I never knew that! Does this rule apply to all nuts and nut-butter varieties?

  • Reply Sandra Leitzelar November 27, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    I love nuts , not peanuts so much , but love pistachios the most Brazilian nuts and pecans also I eat almonds … so is better to use just a full hand ?

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 20, 2017 at 7:10 pm

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  • Reply Mike Soda March 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Can natural, unsweetened but non-organic peanutbutter actually cause a yeast infection? I had a bad yeast infection a few months ago but I got rid of it. Yet now I'm itchy again yet only at night, but I don't know if that's due to my peanut allergy or another infection.

  • Reply Orion3G March 23, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Aaand another one of my favorite foods crossed off the list.. candida diet is supposed to help my body but it's going to kill me mentally >_>

  • Reply murphy March 24, 2019 at 2:21 pm


  • Reply nycgemini7222 May 12, 2019 at 4:22 am

    aflatoxin mold can grow on peanuts despite their hard shell?

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