Treat The CAUSE Of Your Yeast Infection And Not The Symptoms!


Greetings, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher. Thanks for tuning into my video today. Today, I’d like to talk a bit about treating
the cause of a Candida yeast infection rather than just focusing on the symptoms. I’ve just spent probably a good hour looking
at many different YouTube clips on Candida yeast infections. Most all of them talk about
treatment. How to eradicate Candida. How to clear up vaginal infections. How to get rid
of jock itch. How to treat toenail problems. But what none of them look at is the cause
of Candida. Is the cause of Candida getting a fungal yeast
infection? Yes, but the cause, folks, is susceptibility. You’ve got a yeast infection because you’re
susceptible to a yeast infection. You don’t just walk around and a yeast infection drops
into your lap from above somewhere. You get a yeast infection because you contract a yeast
infection. It’s the same as if you drink alcohol. If
you drink alcohol and you drink a bit too much, you’re going to wake up with a hangover
and a headache because you caused that hangover to occur due to excess alcohol. It’s the same thing if you lie in the sun
outside and you get sunburned. You can’t blame anyone. You’ve got to blame yourself because
you’re the person that chose that. Yeast infections don’t just happen, they occur
because of a cause. In my book, I’ve written extensively about causation, about the many
different types of causes. Most all yeast infection books I’ve looked at are very scant
on causes. It’s all about treating the symptom and so-called cures and eradication in 12
hours. What a load of bologna. You can no longer cure up a yeast infection in 12 hours
than you can pay off a mortgage in 12 days. It’s absolute rubbish, and I can’t buy that
for one moment. And I think it’s giving people false hope. Please don’t buy into these false statements
on sales pages of “I can cure your yeast infection in one day or one week,” it’s a lot of rubbish.
I don’t even like using the word “cure” because really to get rid of an infection depends
on you. You need to do different things to get rid of it. You need to look at your diet
and lifestyle. Eighty percent of recovery is lifestyle related. I mentioned this many
times before, 80 percent. One of the big causes of yeast infections
which remains basically untreated is stress. Stress is one of the biggest causes, I believe,
because it undermines your immune function. It causes your immunity to suffer because
it helps to pull down levels, in particular, of cortisol. Cortisol is the main hormone
secreted by the adrenal gland, which has an incredibly powerful effect on white blood
cells. As soon as a person has had stress for some
time, whether it’s short term, high-grade stress or long term, chronic low-grade stress,
their immune system is going to suffer. What happens is they become more susceptible. Their
susceptibility increases and their resistance drops. And this is when you’re more prone
toward a Candida yeast infection, and it’s fueled by sugars and alcohols and take-away
food. We know all the dietary triggers for Candida, but one of the big ones I’d like
to talk to you about in this video is looking at the silent causes, the underlying causes
that are never spoken about, the stress. In my book, I’ve written extensively on adrenal
fatigue burnout, particularly adrenal issues undermining immunity allowing a person to
be much more susceptible to yeast infections. I’ve treated thousands of patients with Candida
and I can clearly and emphatically tell you that, in many cases, the patient had a lot
of stress in their life; they had an ongoing problem with stress. They developed insomnia.
They developed bowel and digestive issues. They developed energy problems. Many of them
have thyroid and adrenal issues, and these often underpin a yeast infection and they’re
never treated. They dealt with the separate or side issues. I just had a Skype consultation with a patient
in the US with an incredibly bad yeast infection. And when we spoke, we saw all these stresses
coming up in her life, relationship problems and bankruptcy, and the list went on and on.
I have consultations every day with patients and hear about the problems that are never
addressed. If you want to get on top of the problem, you need to look at the underlying
causes. There are many other videos which are produced
on YouTube regarding these causes. I’d like you to have a look at some of the other videos
on cause and effect. I think you’re going to learn a lot of useful information. I hope this video was of use to you today.
Thank you for tuning in.

How Do You Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection Under Your Breast?

How Do You Get Rid Of A Yeast Infection Under Your Breast?


How do I get rid of a yeast infection under
my breast? This is a question I’ve been asked a couple of times. Not so much as many of
the other ones, but it’s an important one to answer. First thing to determine is whether it is
a yeast infection or not, and sometimes a swab will do this. Sometimes a good visual
inspection will give you that idea, but generally in areas like the folds of the skin around
the belly or under the breast or between the buttocks or even around the thigh area, if
a person’s quite large, of course, this is going to be a perfect breeding ground for
Candida. You’ve got the darkness, the moisture, perspiration, all that in that area and Candida
is going to like to grow in that area. The most obvious thing to do is to if it’s
possible is to look at some kind of breast reduction or how we can stop this skin from
sort of like hanging together there creating that. Maybe a bra or some kind of a device,
but you’re going to spend regular attention to that area to help overcome it. This condition
needs to be treated both locally as well as systemically.
I’ve had many women from Australia, New Zealand; I’ve treated with this condition over the
past many years, and generally I find my satisfactory long-term resolution is weight loss. Weight
loss will help because it’s going to help the body generally strengthen the immune system,
increase digestive function, we can get the bowel back in order again, reduce the ability
of the body to grow Candida internally, and also help it, therefore, externally. And externally,
we apply things like calendula cream or tea tree oil. We have showers twice per day. We
can get a natural kind of a powder and put dry powder under the breast area there to
keep the moisture away from the region that’s causing it. I wouldn’t use fungal creams if
I were you. I’d probably use a tea tree oil cream, as you can get these kind of products
at a good health food shop, a good cream with tea tree oil.
So dryness, sunshine, these are enemies of Candida. Allowing sun exposure to that area.
Keeping the area dry. Maybe some form of barrier for a while. Weight loss. Local application.
Internal treatment. Internal treatment follow my Candida Crusher program. Go to yeastinfection.org.
Do my quiz on CandidaCrusher.com to determine if you’re mild, moderate or severe and then
definitely treat the outcome based on the quiz. The quiz is amazing. We spent a lot
of time and money on that quiz to get it perfect. It’s the best quiz online. So you’ll be able
to determine with a high degree of accuracy how bad this is affecting you internally as
well as around the breast region. So give those suggestions a go. Thanks for
tuning in.

Can Somebody Have A Yeast Infection And Have No Symptoms?

Can Somebody Have A Yeast Infection And Have No Symptoms?


Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath with another
frequently asked question regarding yeast infections. Can somebody have a yeast infection with no
symptoms? Well, they can, but it’s highly unlikely,
more likely that they are experience symptoms but not really noticing that they actually
have the symptom themselves. The symptoms may be noticed by those around them. It could
be digestive noises or it could be body odor. And it could be likely that this person has
had these symptoms for so long that they’ve actually grown used to them, which is quite
common. Many people are used to having odd bowel motions,
lots of gas and burping, particularly men will find this most amusing and a normal part
of being a male. And some women may experience recurring vaginal infections and find this
a normal part of being a woman. It’s not until they talk to friends or family or their doctor
that they realize that these are not a normal part of being male or female. In fact, they
are symptoms of an underlying yeast infection. Yes, somebody usually has got a symptom or
a sign with having a yeast infection that will be apparent, maybe not to them, but may
be to other people. If you’ve got family or friends and you’re concerned about something
that you think could be Candida, perhaps talk to your health care professional or a trusted
friend, and they may be able to tell you whether they believe it’s a normal occurring thing
or not. So I hope that answers your question.

Can A Yeast Infection Turn Into A Urinary Tract Infection If Left Untreated?

Can A Yeast Infection Turn Into A Urinary Tract Infection If Left Untreated?


Good day, Eric Bakker again, naturopath, with
another frequently asked question for Candida Crusher. Can a yeast infection turn into a urinary
tract infection if left untreated? Well, yeast infections can predispose you
to many different types of infections. They, in turn, are there because of poor or compromised
immunity and, in turn, can further compromise your lowered immunity and predispose you to
a UTI or urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are common for certain
types of people. Elderly women, I find, have more, but many women suffer from recurring
UTIs as well, particularly younger women who often have these. UTIS can come about through
increased sexual activity, but also infrequent emptying or bladder issues. Lowered immunity
or compromised immunity is a key reason why people would have a UTI. So drinking plenty
of water is a clever idea and boosting immunity up. Coming back to that question again, can a
UTI be there because of a yeast infection? It can be because of the predisposing factor,
but yeast infections don’t generally cause UTIs as such, but they can develop out of
yeast infections. So basically the smart thing to do if you
have got a UTI is to improve your immune health and your urinary health and I’ll be covering
more details in further FAQs on UTIs to give you some very good ideas on how you can overcome
a urinary tract infection. These are things that you can get on top of. So I hope that answers your question in a
roundabout way. Thank you.

Can Feminine Hygiene Products Actually Lead to an Infection?


Feminine hygiene products are a booming industry with sales totaling over $2.7 billion, this year alone. That’s a lot of… That’s a lot of money. – Yeah. That’s a lotta hygiene products. That’s a lotta care down there, so to speak. Alright, while some products are a definite necessity, others are designed around the idea they make you feel fresh and clean. But could those nonessential products actually be putting you at greater risk of infection down there? And this all comes from a new Canadian study out of Ontario, where they found gel sanitizers were in fact associated with eight times higher risk of yeast infections, and a 20 times higher risk of bacterial infections. So, I will say, over all, we know that, when it comes to the genital region, less is more. And that area is just really, really sensitive. So when you’re putting these creams and gels and scented soaps, and you’re using all of this stuff, it can really irritate the area. And it can increase the probability of things like yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis, or bacterial infection, because you’re disrupting the natural balance between the good bacteria and bad bacteria in the vagina. And when you have bacterial infections, like bacterial vaginosis, it can increase the probability of sexually transmitted infections. So you want to be very careful. Overall, I would say, remember that your vagina is not supposed to smell like a rose garden. (laughing) It doesn’t need to have a fishy odor. You know, that can indicate an infection, but at the same time, have realistic expectations. Then if you notice… I’m like, “I don’t know.” (laughing) Well then! If you notice any odor or anything like that, you don’t wanna mask it. You really wanna go to the doctor so they can find the underlying cause. I would say be very careful. If you wanna use something like this, then make sure you’re adding one new product at a time, so that if you do have irritation, you know where that irritation is coming from. But, overall, I know you want your vagina to be the best it can possibly be. I know you’re trying to help, but you’re vagina really has it covered. Just some warm water, with a little unscented soap on the outside, if you must, is just fine. You really don’t need these things. So it sounds like women have their own natural rinse cycle, right? Absolutely, vaginal discharge. We do. Yeah, the secretions we perform actually really maintain that normal flora, so completely agree from the skin perspective. Unscented, undyed, really gentle products. But what I would say is, when you hear those numbers about 20 times and eight times the risk, remember the way this particular study was done, though I completely agree with everything you’re saying, was they, after the fact, asked women, “Were you using these products, “and did you have these infections.” So you can’t really assign causality here. We don’t know if women were using more of these products– To treat the infection, right. ’cause they already had infections. So there may be not entirely objectivity in terms of creating those numbers, but I think that anytime you disrupt that normal balance of flora, it’s so important just to know that your vagina doesn’t need it. And you can just maintain your cleanliness without adding a bunch of suds and duds. Yeah, if your vagina could talk, it would probably say, “Please stop.” (laughing) Exactly. It’d say, “Thank you very much.” “No thank you.” No thank you. If I may just interrupt for a second… (laughing) I love the vagina effect… Unfortunately, it had to come to an end at some point, but please. Well, you know what, just a moral story here. At the end, I think we’re using too many cleansers for everything. – [Andrew] Yes! You know, the body has natural bacteria. People that, you know, take all these high colonics, my end of it, you know, we just need to like, be a little bit more natural. And sometimes, you could do everything right, and that balance between the good bacteria and bad bacteria in your vagina can still get off. And in that case, you can go to the doctor, we can see what’s going on, and get you back on track. But, overall, these things really don’t help you.

Is Vaginitis A Form Of Yeast Infection?

Is Vaginitis A Form Of Yeast Infection?


Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher; another question which I get asked from time to time. Is vaginitis a form of yeast infection? Yeast infection is a form of vaginitis, so
vaginitis generally means, the hallmark symptoms of vaginitis usually are irritation of the
female genital area. And they can include symptoms like vaginal discharge, inflammation
or pain, redness, swelling of labia, that’s quite a common one, or the perianal area can
be affected as well. You can have dysuria or painful urination. It can be quite a common
one. Dyspareunia or painful intercourse, and also a foul vaginal odor can be associated
with vaginitis. So those are the common signs and symptoms of vaginitis. The main type of vaginitis really would be
atrophic vaginitis or senile vaginitis, which is a thinning of the lining of the vaginal
wall. This will come generally due to low estrogen, which is really what women go through
after the menopause, and that can cause pain with intercourse and that can predispose you
toward a yeast infection or irritation or redness. So that’s quite a common one. The second one will be bacterial vaginosis,
which is really caused by a bacterial overgrowth in the vagina. And patients usually have less
of the beneficial bacteria in that case, and are more prone to also getting a transmission
of bacteria through the rectal area through to the vaginal area. So it’s important to
wipe from front to back rather than the other way around, and to be careful with sexual
relations. So bacterial vaginosis can give you more of
a profuse, watery, gray discharge with quite a foul fishy smelling odor as opposed to vaginal
yeast infection, which is not really a profuse gray discharge; it’s white and doesn’t smell
quite as foul as the bacterial vaginosis does. Trichomoniasis or Trich is a different kind
of a vaginitis. It’s usually a sexually transmitted single cell protozoan parasite or called Trichomoniasis
vaginalis. So it can affect other parts of the urogenital tract of the female as well,
and also the urethra can be affected. So those are three key ones. We spoke about
the atrophic vaginitis. We spoke about the bacterial vaginosis, and now we just spoke
about the Trich, and the fourth one is Candida albicans; the fourth type of vaginitis. So Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungal
organism that causes thrush, and it’s found normally in small amounts in the gut and it’s
normally kept in check by beneficial bacteria. But it can also occur in the vaginal area
and cause a lot of itch and sort of white discharge and severe irritation and burning
in many cases. So I hope that explains a bit about vaginitis.
The Candida albicans is certainly a form of vaginitis. So I hope that answers your question.
Thank you.

How Can I Cure My Yeast Infection Naturally?


Good day there, Eric Bakker. Here’s a question
from Jenny. Jenny lives in Alabama. I think that’s in America, Alabama. Eric, how can I cure my yeast infection naturally? This is a question I get asked quite regularly
from people. Many people are concerned about pharmaceutical drugs. They’re not interested
in looking at pharmaceutical intervention or medical treatment for their yeast infection
because they’ve been there, done that, it doesn’t work; vaginal infections, toenail
infections, jock itch, there are many different types of yeast infections that simply don’t
respond permanently to pharmaceutical intervention. Natural treatment is different. We’re not
just treating the symptoms here. We’re going to look at the causes. We’re going to get
you to be accountable to make some changes and your body is going to respond by getting
rid of this yeast infection permanently and naturally. So one way to cure your yeast infection naturally
is to look at holistic, is to avoid pharmaceutical drugs entirely, keep away from antibiotics,
the pill, hormone replacement therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroidal drugs, any type of drugs.
You just need to watch out for these pharmaceutical medications. They create side effects and
they’re going to give you problems long term, and then you end up with two types of problems:
your yeast infection and symptoms of a disease which you to eventually get on top of as well. Naturally curing Candida involves diet and
lifestyle and using natural medicines. And there are many videos you’ll find on my channel
which are going to go in-depth about the natural ways to cure a yeast infection. There are
many very good natural medicines that will do exactly this that will cure the infection
permanently without side effects and it’s exactly what you want if you’re looking for
a natural cure. So I hope that answers your question. Any
more questions? You’re bound to find them on my YouTube channel. If you can’t find them,
please contact me on Candidacrusher.com and ask me your question and I’ll reply to it.
Subscribe to my channel; you’re bound to find a lot of questions on there that will answer
your questions and you’ll be the first one to find out about my new videos as well. And
please go to yeastinfection.org to complete my yeast infection survey. Thank you.

What Is Thrush And Is It Associated With A Yeast Infection?

What Is Thrush And Is It Associated With A Yeast Infection?


Good day, Eric Bakker here, naturopath with
another frequently asked question. I get this question many times. What is thrush and is it associated with a
yeast infection? In fact, vaginal thrush is one of the commonest
reasons many Candida patients have consulted me over the years. And it’s been estimated
that worldwide 75 percent of women some time in their lives have vulva vaginitis and probably
over half of them have more than one episode of this condition. Some experts believe that 15 to 20 percent
of all women in the world have chronic or recurrent vaginal Candidiasis or thrush. There
are a number of names given to this condition. The most common is a vaginal yeast infection
or thrush; vulva vaginal Candidiasis, Moniliasis, vulva vaginal thrush, or as I said, thrush.
So this really is a yeast infection, but there are many terms used by many women to describe
this annoying complaint. You’ve got to understand that the vagina is
quite a complex ecological environment with a high concentration of many different types
of microorganisms. Between 40 to 80 percent of women are found to have at least 5 to 10
different organisms which can be cultured from the vaginal fluid, including lactobacilli,
cornea bacteria, streptococci, and Candida albicans. A normal healthy vaginal fluid is generally
whitish and milky in appearance and it consists of secretions from the sabacal glands and
various cells that line the vagina and sabacal surfaces. This discharge can vary quite widely
throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle. And you’ll normally find that the discharge will
be more profuse and thicker just before ovulation and found to be thinner and scanter in the
luteal phase or just after menstruation occurs. In my book, Candida Crusher, in Chapter 5,
in particular, you’ll find a two-stage approach for cleansing in the vaginal area, one I call
a kill and a build phase. You’ll find this particularly effective in vaginal thrush,
so it’s certainly something that I recommend that you try if you’ve got his condition and
you want to get on top of this condition. I hope that answers your question about what
is thrush a yeast related condition and what is thrush. Thank you.

Can A Yeast Infection Be Transferred From The Stool To The Vagina?

Can A Yeast Infection Be Transferred From The Stool To The Vagina?


Hi there, Erik Bakker back again with Candida
Crusher FAQs. This is FAQ No. 14. Can yeast in the stool cause a vaginal yeast
infection? It can; in fact, women need to be careful
when they wipe that they wipe from front to back. Stool can contain significant amounts
of yeast. And I’ve noticed with stool testing, for example, when stool can be cultured; in
some cases we can find quite a healthy live yeast population in the stool. So stool certainly
can contain live yeast and it’s one key way for women to transfer Candida albicans from
their rectal region to the vaginal region. Bacterial vaginosis is also very commonly
occurred this way through fecal contamination. So to answer that question, yes it can be
transferred. So care needs to be taken with personal hygiene. Thank you.