Greetings. It’s New Zealand naturopath, Eric
Bakker. I’m the author of Candida Crusher. You can find that at CandidaCrusher.com, and
I’m also the formulator of the very popular range of supplements called Canxida. You can
find those at Canxida.com. Today, we’re going to talk about cranberry
juice. Is cranberry juice good for Candida? I’ve got an email her from a lady called Sheila
in Sacramento. I think that’s in America. Sheila wants to know if cranberry or cranberry
juice, in particular, is good for Candida. Sheila, it is. It’s very good.
I wouldn’t rely on it solely as an antifungal, but its particular use is really for preventing
UTIs, urinary tract infections, because it contains quite an interesting ingredient that
prevents bacteria from adhering to the mucous membranes in the urethra. We’ve got a powder
we use for UTIs called D-Mannose. Mannose works like that, too.
How this substance in cranberry and mannose powder works is a bit like how Velcro works.
You’ve got the funny side with all the hooks and all sort of rough, and the other side
is smooth and when they cling together, they rip apart. So the substance in cranberry juice
works like Velcro with bacteria. Bacteria are attracted to it, they hook on to it, and
then they can’t get released. And then, of course, you urinate out the Velcro. You’re
literally urinating the Velcro out, those two pieces again, passed out in the urine.
So it prevents E.coli from adhering to the urethra. But also, it changes the pH or the
potential hydrogen of the environment. It is acidic.
It’s got this sort of acid sort of flavor about it, which isn’t bad for you. It not
only prevents bacteria, but Candida doesn’t like it either. So by drinking it regularly
and you can even use it on the skin for yeast infections, and I’ve got some psoriasis patients
who swear by using cranberry juice as well because most psoriasis patients are loaded
with yeast infections, up to three quarters of them. And I know from experience that by
getting them to apply the cranberry juice to the skin, it certainly has a great effect
on it. Yes, Sheila. The cranberry juice is very effective
for Candida. The problem that arises here, most commercial brands contain sugar. Because
of course, it’s very tart and acidic, so they put lots of sugar in it to make it taste nice.
If it tastes sweet and look at the packaging, if it’s got sugar in it, don’t touch it. You
can actually buy the cranberries whole from your health food shop and you can make up
your own cranberry drink. That’s a clever approach, but it’s quite tart. You don’t want
it full of sugar because that’s going to encourage Candida.
So get cranberries whole or buy 100 percent unsweetened cranberry juice and drink one
glass per day, especially if you suffer from urinary tract infections. And many women with
vaginal yeast infections suffer from urinary tract infections. Drinking one glass of the
concentrated cranberry juice per day with no sugar in it is a very smart move for not
only UTIs, but also for Candida prevention. Thanks for your question, Sheila. And also,
Sheila, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. Thank you.