Are Sinus Infections Related To Candiida Yeast Infections
Hi There. It's New Zealand naturopath, EricBakker. I'm the author of a book called Candida Crusher and I'm the formulator of a rangeof products called Canxida. Thanks for checking out this tutorial today. I've got a questionhere from a lady called Jill Wence from San Bernardino. San Bernardino sounds like somewherein Italy, but I think it'sCalifornia somewhere. A lot of San places like San JoseCalifornia.Jill is asking me the question, quot;Eric, are sinus infections related to yeastéquot;This is a great question, Jill, and something I can certainly talk to you about. There isdefinitely a link between sinus infections, particularly chronic sinus infections, andCandida. Acute sinus infections are more often
than not bacterial, but the chronic ones oftenhave a relationship with what we call AFS or allergic fungal sinusitis.Let's talk a little bit about sinusitisgeneral. sinusitis is a condition that hugeamounts of patients have contacted me for over the years. I think the Mayo didsome research with a group of about 210 patients and they found that 96 percent of these peoplethey could culture three or more strains of a yeast from the mucous of 96 percent of 210people. That's a lot of people and a lot of different kinds of fungal strains. There isdefinitely a relationship there with the fungus and chronic sinusitis. And of course, if yougo the Web MD or a website like that, the
first kind of treatment they're going to recommendis antibiotics, which is pretty dumb because antibiotics will make you more susceptibleto getting Candida. Many of my patients with chronic sinusitis have had one or more roundsof antibiotics. That's a pretty dumb thing to do is actually take an antibiotic for sinusitis.If you've got chronic sinusitis, don't take an antibiotic because you'll just make surethat it stays longer and the yeast strains become more virile.There are different ways you can treat yourself with sinus infections, but probably one ofthe most important things you can do is to look at a Candida cleansing approach likethe Candida Crusher diet, the threestage
diet. That's going to help you significantly.And also look at different kinds of products that are going to help you, a good antifungal,a good probiotic enzyme, so check out my website Canxida . That will give you some ideaon the kind of things that I make. But you can really help yourself a lot overcomingchronic sinusitis by strengthening your immune system and by using essential oils, changingyour diet. There are many different things that you can do. Check out yeastinfection .There is some good information on there as well about sinusitis and yeast infection.Treating yourself locally is important and the best way to get over a chronic sinus infectionis to holistically look at diet and lifestyle
and some supplements and using some essentialoils. Another suggestion I give patients often is using a neti pot or using a situation,it could be a plastic bottle you could get from the chemist with a little silicone tipto squirt water up the nose, suck itand spit it out the back of the throat. You canget little ideatedé pots that will do that with saline rinses. They will help to a degree,too. When you have got chronic sinusitis, you needto make significant diet changes. We certainly take out all the allergy forming foods fromsomeone's diet, particularly cow's milk and dairy products, alcohol, chocolate, peanuts,oranges, bananas, those are some of the key
foods we remove and we make sure that thehouse is well ventilated and that the patient is livinga mold free environment. Manypeople have got moldtheir environment and that can create a big problem for a recurringallergic fungal sinusitis. The other tip I'll give you with chronic sinusitisor recurring is to get your teeth checked outcase you've got root canals or problemson the upper teeth that can affect the maxillary sinus and cause a recurring chronic sinusitis,which I myself suffered from for seven years until I had a root canal, a tooth removedand the sinusitis disappeared within 14 days. That could be another one of the causes ofchronic sinusitis.
Examples Of Bacteria And Diseases Associated With Biofilm Development
Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker,author of Candida Crusher. Thanks for checking out my tutorial. We're going to talk a bit moreabout biofilms today. Particularly, about the different bacteria, Candida or yeast,associated with biofilms, but also the different diseases that are associated with biofilms.Biofilms are associated with many different types of chronic diseases, particularly. SoI'll just read out a list here of some of the diseases associated with biofilm. Recurringtonsillitis, recurring ear infection, chronic sinusitis, bronchiectasis or lung problems,osteomyelitis like bone infections, chronic cystitis, urinary tract infections, kidneystones, chronic prostatitis, cystic fibrosis,
recurring vaginal yeast infections, pneumonia,endocarditis, inflammation of the heart. This is just a few. There's like huneds and hunedsof different kinds of infections associated with biofilms.It's a very important field now that a huge amount of research is being conductedmanydifferent countries. In China and Pakistan,Japan,America,Germany, many countriesnow are really studying biofilms, particularly the formation and the best eradiion ways.I think they're really barking up the wrong tree when it comes to pharmaceutical medicinebecause I haven't really found much joy yet using these ï¿½antiï¿½ kind of ugs for biofilms.What are some of the examples of bacteria
associated with biofilmsé Well, E.coli isa common one. E.coli can be good or bad. And certain types of E.coli, particularly largeamounts of it, affect people very much and cause urinary tract infections. So it's veryeasy for you to get a colony of E.coli that just sits there and keeps causing problemsthere. And recurring amounts of antibiotics are not really going to do much there whena biofilm is present with that extracellular mucopolysaccharides enclosure we spoke aboutin a previous tutorial, where it's almost like a tentcovering these bacteria, where antibioticscan't really get into anymore. Staphylococcus aureus is a very common bacteriumthat we find there with many different kinds
of skin infections, for example. Endocarditis,like heart infections. Infected medical devices like joint prosthesis and heart valves. Theseare all areas where biofilms love to grow. Catheter infections, very common. Many patientsI've seenwheelchairs over the years have a biofilm.Pseudomonas, a very common bacteria that we find with ear, nose or throat disease, lungdisease, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, very commonthat. We also find a lot of pseudomonasin patients with bad bowel problems. Another one I see is Citrobacter. It's anotherbacterium, particularly Citrobacter fundi is a very common one. And I remember readinga paper only recently, the Journal of Microbiology
Technology, December 2013. This is a medicaljournal. Effects of Nutritional and Environmental Conditions on Biofilm Formation of Citrobacter.Basically, the article stated that the best approach for eradiing biofilm was throughdiet and lifestyle. That's really what the article said, which is the kind of work thatwe do as naturopaths. Streptococcus mutans, which is a typical bacteriathat we seeplaque formation. So I hope you're brushing your teeth two or three timesper day. It's important to get rid of bacteria out of the mouth that cause plaque. Becausethese bacteria can cause a lot of problems further downstreamthe gut. Healthy mouth,healthy gut, is what I always tend to say
to people.Klebsiella, another bug found often there with prostate infections, urinary tract infections,wilsonominium SPé And the list goes on and on. There are many different types of bacteria.The list could be as long as your arm that is associated with biofilm formation.So it's important for you to understand how biofilms are formed, so check out my othertutorial, the Five Stages of Biofilm Development. In subsequent tutorials, I'm going to talk abouteradiion of biofilm. Thanks for tuningtoday.