Candida Yeast Infections

Candida yeast infections is an area I have specialised in for almost 30 years. I had and overcame my candida issues in my twenties so it is one area I have read and studied widely, including books by Dr. William Crook, Dr. John McKenna, Leon Chaitow ND, Phillip Alexander ND, Dr. Jan De Vries, Dr. Leo Galland and many more distinguished authors. Do you have a candida yeast infection? Then you are almost certain to find some excellent information linking to this page. Do come back from time to time and check out our information relating to candida, after all, we are the candida yeast infection treatment experts.

Candida Yeast Infection Articles On This Website

There are two very comprehensive articles on this website that explain a lot about candida yeast infections:

There are many other articles on this website relating to Candida yeast infections:

Candida Diet And Nutrition

Candida And Women

Candida And Men

Candida And Skin

Candida And Digestion

Substantial Candida Articles

 More Articles

The extensive list is based on Eric’s wide experience treating candida patients. You may well recognize several of these complaints at once, and with a bit of thought may well begin to understand that you have some of the not so common signs and symptoms as well. now.


Candida Yeast Infections – The Causes

Chronic candida infection has been known for over twenty years in medicine now, I can remember reading a book written by Dr. William Crook called The Yeast Connection in the early eighties when my father bought a copy to try and sort his own digestive problems out. Before the early eighties however, neither the public nor the health care professional had much of idea of the magnitude of this problem. And today, there are still many medical doctors who “do not believe” that their patients could have a fungal overgrowth. A 28yr old male patient told me recently that his doctor said: “Don’t be silly, you don’t have a vagina. Only women get candida yeast infections” Like many conditions that people present with in a naturopathic clinic, it is once again not the condition they present with so much that is the real issue – it is the continuation of a dietary and lifestyle habit underpinning candida (as well as its eradication and careful digestive restoration) that needs attention. Part 1 looks at two prime causes: antibiotics and alcohol, I also look at fermentation and putrefactive dysbiosis.


Can Candida Be Caused By Mercury Amalgam Dental Fillings

Do you have an ongoing case of chronic candida yeast infection you just can’t seem to shake? Perhaps you have candida and are fanatical about improving your diet and lifestyle which improved to a huge extent but then relapsed into yet another bout of chronic candida yeast infection? Have you considered that the mercury emitted from your dental fillings may be a cause of your continual yeast infections? Sceptical and think the whole mercury amalgam filling debate is a load of nonsense/ Then just watch the You Tube clip on this page. If you are truly serious about your health, get rid of those toxic dental fillings.


Candida Yeast Infections – Typical Case Studies

In Part 1 we spoke about Candida (yeast) in patients causing all sorts of grief, and focused on two major causative factors – antibiotics and alcohol. Part 2 will take a look at some typical examples of candida cases we find in the clinic.


Candida Yeast Infections – How And Why You Need To Get Rid Of That Infection

The third and final part of my candida series and will focus on my 7 step plan including diet and effective treatment. It is important to remember that you will be probably wasting your time just treating candida in order to get a really good (and permanent) result. With chronic candida yeast infections you need to get a handle on the primary causes which include antibiotic inducement and/or a poor sugar laden diet high in refined carbohydrates, snack foods and poor food choices generally which keep the yeast thriving. You will be able to get a good understanding of the “beast called yeast” after reading this series. I am still completing my book on candida, it contains twelve chapters and will be an outstanding publication for both the public as well as the health-care professional. I have spent many years treating thousands of patients, including countless people with yeast infections. If you want  to get rid of your candida yeast infection once and for all, it will be a must read – and soon available through this website.


Candida Yeast Infections – The 8 Simple Home Tests

Here is some most useful information, I explain a few simple tests you can perform at home to determine if you have a problem with candida. Why go to the expense, discomfort and trouble of an endoscopy when you can do some simple home investigations? Eric’s e-book about candida covers 8 different tests, here is a brief description of them.


Endoscopy is a Common Procedure used by your Gastroenterologist

Endoscopy is often performed to determine if you have a digestive problem. They may well pick up a disease, but not generally candida. Read more about this procedure.


Skin Yeast Infections

I talk about the five commonly found yeast skin infections including ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot, candidiasis of the skin (candida albicans) and tinea versicolor. Skin fungus infections can at times be hard to recognise by the practitioner, and difficult to diagnose. I have on many occasions had patients present in my clinic with a yeast skin infection, only to be told that it was a case of eczema, psoriasis or even dermatitis by their doctor. It is easy to become confused, because the itching, flaking, redness, and thickened skin of fungal infections can look just like other types of dermatitis or skin allergy. This is further compounded by the fact that people with eczema may find that their skin becomes infected with fungi, so both conditions may present simultaneously.


Men and Yeast Infections

Yeast infections seems to be thought of as primarily as a “woman’s complaint”. Male yeast infections are widely and commonly misunderstood, and as mentioned earlier, some physicians believe that only women get them! This article will examine the common causes, symptoms, and natural treatments with regard to men and yeast infections, without having to resort to pharmaceutical drugs such as antibiotics which only produce unwanted side effects.


Children and Yeast Infections

Worried mothers generally have their children in and out of medical clinics and unfortunately there are still plenty of doctors out there who still readily prescribe high potency, broad spectrum antibiotics, despite the fact that not only the malevolent bacteria are destroyed but also the friendly bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus. Children also love to eat sweets, and plenty of them including ice creams and all the sugary and yeast promoting foods and are thus a prime target for a candida overgrowth. Your child may be eating potentially foods laden in sugar more than any time in history. Is it any wonder they go on to develop all manner of allergies?


Alcohol Is One Of The Most Common Causes Of Candida

It never ceases to amaze me when I read many different blog sites, e-newsletters, e-books and other sources of information with regard to candida yeast infections, that most practitioners (and their patients) completely overlook one of the BIGGEST causes (probably the # 1 cause) of on-going yeast infections – booze, otherwise known as alcohol.


Candida And Carbohydrates

There are many theories with regard to the “right” and the “wrong” carbohydrates you can consume if you have a candida yeast infection. I have learned by personal experience of treating countless candida patients that the truth is, there is no right or wrong, only theories.


Candida Yeast Infection Die-Off

You will often find that successful candida treatment can cause in many cases (but certainly not all) the rapid death of large numbers of yeasts, during which great amounts of toxins are released from the dead candida microorganisms. Let’s take a look at what “die-off” involves and how it can effect you.


Thrush – Vaginal Candidiasis Diagnosis

Candida infections are notoriously difficult to diagnose, in particular vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC); vaginitis is the most frequent gynaecological diagnosis encountered by clinicians who provide primary care to women. Here are some solutions for you. Here are the 10 main causes of vaginal yeast infections and the 3 main causes of vaginal inflammation.


Systemic Candidiasis

There are various forms of candidiasis as you may be aware, and yeast (candida) infections are the most frequent causes of fungal infection in humans. Candida can produce infections in both otherwise healthy individuals and in individuals with reduced immune system function.


Athletes Foot

Many patients we have seen over the years have asked us this question: what is fungus or what is athletes foot? Athletes foot is a fungal condition potentially affecting the fingers, hands, feet or toenails and it is more common than you think. Here is a great page describing this condition and there are some good treatment hints and tips as well. Forget those drugs.


The Candida Spit Test

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Now here’s an easy test you can do at home. While it is not 100% accurate (no test ever is) I have found it a very good indicator of yeast infection in my patients. Candida yeast infections are rife in New Zealand, just like in the rest of the Western developed nations. I specialise in candida yeast infections and it never ceases to amaze me how many patient I see who are misdiagnosed with this all too common complaint. A 28yr old male I saw recently with athlete’s foot, jock itch, chronic digestive complaints was told by his doctor that males don’t get candida infections, and he was asked “if he had a vagina, because only women suffer from yeast infections”. Another doctor told him that “only AIDS patients get chronic yeast infections”. As usual, functional disturbances like candida tend to get overlooked by mainstream medicine.
Candida yeast is a normally found micro-organism found in you body and it is not a problem as long as the delicate micro-flora balance is maintained in your body. If the bacterial balance is altered in your body, (antibiotics, the Pill, alcohol, stress and many more potential causes) candida yeast can grow rapidly and cause a myriad health problems. Usually, you find candida yeast in your mouth, throat, genitals and intestines. When candida yeast is in the intestines, it may spread to the rest of the body by entering the blood stream. There are many different symptoms of a candida yeast infection from headaches to diarrhoea. With a candida spit test, you can determine if you have a candida yeast infection (and  if you need a yeast infection treatment ) without  leaving your home. Try it, especially if you like alcohol, bread and have health issues that are resistant to treatment. You may have even “given up” years ago trying to solve your heartburn, constipation, farting, bloating, bad breath, etc. read here for the list of potential problems the “beast called yeast” can cause.

How the Candida Spit Test Works

The candida spit test is very easy to do and will tell you to a large degree if you have a candida yeast infection. You need to do the candida spit test as soon as you get up and prior to eating or drinking anything. Fill a clean glass with cold water. Work up some saliva from your mouth. Spit in the water glass. Now the candida spit test is ready to be observed. Watch the water glass for about 15 minutes to see what happens.
According to the candida spit test, you have excess yeast in your body if the saliva floats on the water and there are strands hanging below it, the saliva floats down to the bottom and there is a cloudy appearance to the water or if the saliva floats in the middle of the glass and stays there.

After the Candida Spit Test

After you take the candida spit test, if it shows that you may have a candida yeast infection, my advice would be to contact my office for a consultation and if required, an effective treatment program. My Permanent Yeast Solution Program has proven itself to be extremely effective and will eradicate your yeast problems once and for all. Why am I so confident? I have helped many thousands of patients over almost twenty years with all manner of digestive problems, and most were yeast or dysbiosis (poor or bad bacteria) related health problems. In addition, I have written an e-book on Candida Yeast Infection treatment which will be launched as an e-book in due course, this will allow me to help many more people than I possible can in my clinic. Did you know that many people who have a candida yeast infection have no idea that the problem even exists? The candida spit test is an easy way to diagnose a yeast infection right in your own home.


Testimonials From Candida Patients

All testimonials are genuine cases and all on file, most are emails while a few are written letters (before there was Google!).

Everything in your article was exactly how I have been feeling for decades

My name is Olivia, I am in my early fourties and I live in Auckland.
I read your article about the Candida Eradication Program.  It was completely mind blowing, because I knew there was something wrong with me, but I just couldn’t explain what or even why. Everything you had written in your article is exactly how I have been feeling for decades.  After doing the tests that you had suggested, it was definitely the confirmation I needed.  Thank you for writing such a great series on candida articles!
Regards Olivia, 43yrs, Auckland, NZ


A Passionate Health-Care Professional
Thanks very much for your time and the info.  I always come out of talking to you feeling so much better, having all my questions answered – and providing so much more info on my candida and digestive issues as well.  It is such a pleasure (and a relief!) to know you and to at last be in touch with a real, genuine, knowledgeable and passionate natural health ‘professional’
Lindsay, 55yrs, Wellington, NZ


Thank you for helping me to solve your digestive problems
Hi Eric, Matt here, I can not thank you enough for helping me solve my digestion problems. I have had just over two weeks avoiding the foods I am not supposed to have and have started your candida program and I feel great to say the least. My stomach no longer hurts, I have energy again and my mental health almost instantly switched back to normal and I have not suffered any depression since. I would like to organise a time to call you for a phone consult to make sure I am giving my body everything it needs and I would also like to discuss the bowel as I still have some bloating and still not forming solid stool.
Matt, 27yrs, Gold Coast – Australia


Terrible Stomach Pains – all gone
Dear Mr. Bakker,
I visited your clinic in 2007 on a holiday to see my sister in your area with terrible stomach pains and very itchy skin. I craved sweet foods and as a chef found it really hard to stop eating sweet deserts. My health had been terrible for a quita a few years, and all the doctors could do was keep on giving me antibiotics. Your candida program was a godsend and helped me within two weeks! I have now been free of tummy pains and have felt the best I have in many years, thank you so much for all your professional help and personal engagement, I really appreciate it.

Kate Veenstra – Melbourne, Australia


Hello Eric,
I am Karen aged 45, and yes, you can use my story, I hope it helps other people just like me out there overcome their yeast problems. I had been battling a candida infection for the past eight years at least. I came across your name and your candida program through my friend but had doubts as to whether you could help me, I honestly had tried just about every pill, product and treatment under the sun! But I’m glad I did, or I would have never gotten rid of this crippling condition. It took about four weeks to notice improvements and I must say I never experienced results like this with any other treatment or pill I tried. I can now save money on treatments and no more doctor visits or drugs like Diflucan (which made me feel sick) or those messy creams I kept using with little results.
BTW – I also lost nearly eight kilos in weight! 🙂

Thanks and God Bless!

Karen Caruso, 45yrs, Brisbane, Australia


Hi Eric,
I want to personally thank you for the work you are doing by educating and helping people like me. For the last 5 months I have been following your candida diet and program and especially the stress chapter. It took a good two months to really notice the results. My aches (including headaches) I used to experience in my neck and back have all but gone and so has the annoying rash in my groin region I used to have. But the best thing of all is that my bloated belly and gas (which is still there but a fraction of what it used to be like) is all but gone!  I now recommend your wonderful program to everybody who complains of digestive problems especially, regardless of their type of digestive complaint. I once had no faith whatsoever in your type of medicine but can honestly say that your treatment worked for me and I know it can help others out there who have problems like I had. I live in England and next time I come to New Zealand want to come and visit you for a personal consultation, my daughter (who sent me a copy of your candida program) now lives in Auckland.
Thank you for the time you spent with me for the past several months.

Jack Allen, 62yrs, Orpington, London

Hi Eric,
I just wanted to share with you how happy I am to finally be able to see healthy toenails after more than 30 years of awful, terrible athlete’s feet and discoloured and terrible misshapen toenails. You did promise me that in time my toenails would grow out to be normal again, but I never ever believed that it would really happen! But the interesting this is that we didn’t really treat my feet, but my digestion which I cannot get over. My allergies have disappeared and my digestion is back to normal, all in the span of 6 months, I still can’t believe it, I am absolutely thrilled!!
I wish you all the best with your candida book, your advice and information was certainly worth it for me. I just wish I could have gotten a copy, but you mentioned that you were almost finished writing it.
I am really happy!
Sheryl Livingstone, 48yrs, Sydney, Australia