Are Candida And Multiple Sclerosis Linked
Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker,author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.The question I get asked every now and then is quot;Eric is there a link between multiplesclerosis and Candidaé Is it linkedéquot; And this is a question posed to me by Mr. MachalaRatko from New York City. Machala, your question is quot;Is MS linked with Candidaéquot;MS is an autoimmune disease. And it's interesting; I have a lot of MS patients hereNew Zealand.It seems to be the colder parts of the world, the colder latitudes down under hereNewZealand and at the top, Scotland and certain parts of Canada, but Scotland,particular,has high incidents of MS. The jury is really
out on the cause of multiple sclerosis.But what we do know is it's an autoimmune disease that involves the body attacking themyelin sheath. Parts of the nervous,fact, the insulation coating of the nervous systemstarts cracking up and gets attacked by the immune response. And this can create shortcircuiting.Commonly I seeMS patients, they'll get burningthe feet or what we call peripheralneuropathy kind of symptoms. They can get visual disturbances and dizziness. Many differentthings can happen when you get a short circuit of the nervous system.There are different kinds of MS. We have got the relapsing remitting kind. We've got asteadily progressing kind. I've written many
articles on MS over the years. It's a conditionthat I know well, and I follow a few protocols by a few different people. Roy Swank,in fact, wrote a very good book on it. And Joyce Jelinek wrote a very good book onovercoming MS. It's a book I recommend all MS patients read. You can see my two MS articlesat EricBakker . They're very popular articles. Is there a linké There are two independentstudies. One done2010a university Maid, Spain and another onedone2012Switzerland. Both of these are separate studies and they found the linkbetween multiple sclerosis and Candida. In fact, Candida is linked with many differentkinds of autoimmune diseases. Psoriasis is
an autoimmune disease. It's estimated thatup to 90 percent of psoriasis patients have got a yeast infection.In my professional experience, most all rheumatoid arthritis patients, ulcerative colitis patients,Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients, Graves' disease patients, many of these autoimmunepresentations have got a yeast infection and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Couldthis be the causeé The jury is out. But what we do know is when we clean up the digestivesystem and eradie Candidaa lot of these patients, they improve to a remarkable degree.In my opinion, there is a link between autoimmune diseasesgeneral and Candida, but we can'tsay that Candida causes autoimmune disease.
We can say there is an association or a relationshipthere between them. That is some information that I want you to bearmind, Mr. Ratkofrom New York City. There is a link between them. If you have got an autoimmune disease,you would be well advised to do some comprehensive stool testing. Get your gutorder and thenwatch what happens to the autoimmune disease. It should give you quite a good result.I hope that answers your question. Thank you.