Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath with anotherfrequently asked question. Do antibiotics cause yeast infectionsé This is a question that many people ask. Manypeople do take antibiotics, unfortunately, andmy opinion, antibiotic ugs are oneof the number one causes of chronic yeast infections. Particularly, the prolonged andinappropriate and excessive use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Antibiotics are prescribed on quite a largeand wide scale to kill diseasecausing bacteria, but unfortunately, they also kill healthy,normal, flora throughout the body and they
can actually encourage yeast infections inmany people. So antibiotics are implied and,my mind, would be one of the primecauses of yeast infections and recurring chronic yeast infectionsmany patients. One factor that many people don't realizeis did you know that most antibiotic ugs are actually themselves developed from chemicalsfoundfungi species. So fungi actually create certain chemicals which kill bacteriaaround them. So by using certain chemicals and creating ugs from them, we can effectivelykill bacteria yet allow the yeast to proliferate. So this is one reason why antibiotics areso effective at killing bacteria but allowing
their own species to thrive. So it's a littleknown fact. Another little known fact which you may notbe aware of is the use of antibioticscommercial meat; poultry for example, chickens, and commercialchickens contain many different types of antibiotics. When you see how poultry are kept crammedin cages, it's not hard to see why they give them antibiotics to prevent diseases. So ifyou're eating commercial poultry, I recommend you go to Wikipedia and look up antibioticsin chicken or poultry. You might be quite surprised what you find. So, yes they are. They're certainly impliedin the development and progression of a yeast
infection. In fact, William Cook wroteextensively about antibioticshis book, The Yeast Infection. It's a good book andwell worth the read for you. So avoiding antibiotic ugs is one step inthe right direction if you want to avoid yeast infections and particularly if you want topermanently cure your yeast infection. In my book, Candida Crusher, I've writtenabout the 11 main causes of yeast infections, and antibiotic ugs, unfortunately, are ontop of the list. So I do hope that answers your question. Thank you.