In many instances it is possible to avoid “die-off”, also called a Herxheimer reaction, which can occur when treating Candida, SIBO or parasitic infections. It occurs as bacteria, yeast or parasites die during treatment. It is common for many (but avoidable for most) to have Herxheimer die-off reactions when starting herbal anti-microbials or antibiotics when treating. Here are a few tips on how to avoid – but the biggest thing I’ve learned (after seeing patients for 34 years) is that the worst cases come about after people take way too much product at the beginning of treatment or make very rapid diet changes. Take your time, and always go slowly to begin with.
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Greetings. Eric Bakker from New Zealand, the naturopath from down under. Right. I got an interesting question here. Eric, will I experience die off if I stop eating candida feeding foods for 30 days? What can I do?
So long, long question. So what I thought I’d do with this video is give you guys a bunch of different hints and tips on how to avoid die-off, how to stop this nonsense from happening. Many people see die-off as an unavoidable consequence or side effect with going onto an anti-candida diet. So people see it in this sense if they stop eating foods contributing to candida could cause die-off.
The people also see this if they start actively killing or taking things to get rid of candida. So how do you avoid this kind of crap? How do you stop feeling bad when you want to feel good?
With my clinical experience based on … this is my 34th year now, most people experience die-off because they do things too quickly, or too harshly, or too strongly. They don’t take their time doing things. They don’t carefully think about things. They don’t think about what they do and the consequences.
And a lot of this I learned from a long time ago, long time ago when I worked in a health food shop and I used to serve customers. And then when I first started practice a long time ago, I had a clinic in a health food shop. And people would come and the manager would serve them or deal with them with different supplements or herbs or dietary recommendations.
And then often they’d make a consultation, I’d see them out in the back. This is back in the ’80s.
And I talk to people and I try and work out where the problems came from. And I found that there a whole bunch of people that make crazy decisions that would say I want to get well, I want to get well. So they would make decisions and overnight make changes like very quickly.
It’s like my son as a personal trainer and he said, “Dad, I get sick and tired of new years.” I said, “Why is that?” He said, “Same old same old,” he said. “All these people join the gym and they all want to get really well so the pay for a years membership. And after one week you never see them again. You know they get a saw backside or a saw whatever, something hurt, they don’t come back.” I’ve seen the same in the clinic.
People make crazy decisions, they do things very quickly because they want a quick result, and they feel like crap. And then they start saying I’ve got die-off, why the hell did it happen?
So, for example, if you’re going to make diet change and you don’t want to feel bad, you’ve got to make the changes over a two to three week period like slowly. Don’t go from zero to hero, you’re never going to win. It’s just not going to happen. So let’s just say, for example, you’re watching this video and you’re not eating a very healthy diet. You’re eating quite poorly or you’re eating a little bit good here and there but eating a lot of poor … making poor dietary decisions around eating good food. And then all of a sudden you decide to go on a health kick and people do it every day.
So what do you think your body’s going to do? It’s not going to like it. It’s based its whole digestive processes, even the output of the enzymes of the stomach and the pancreas and the small bowel, they’re all built around what you’re currently eating.
So when you try to go from zero to hero very quickly, your body is not going to like it at all and it’s going to fear. You’re going to get bloating, you’re going to get gas. You could get fatigue or headaches…