Grocery Tips After You No Longer Have Candida


Greetings, Greetings! Eric Bakker, New Zealand naturopath. Author of Candida Crusher, and formulator
of the CanXida range of supplements. Thank you again for looking at my video. “Grocery shopping tips after I no more have
Candida?” This is a question from a lady called June
in Auckland, New Zealand. So June wants to know-wants some tips on shopping
once she’s cleared up the yeast infection basically. Well, June, that’s a great question. Be very careful when you go shopping when
you have Candida or haven’t got Candida. The key thing to look for is the kind of foods
that you really go for/you crave/that you desire. You’ve probably heard many people say this
before: “Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry or on an empty stomach.” So usually eat some food first. Don’t go shopping when you’re bored. Be very careful because many people fall into
this trap. They will throw all kinds of stuff into their
shopping trolley that they don’t really want. So what I tend to do when I go shopping is
I chuck stuff in there and then halfway when I go around I look at some stuff and I think:
“Ah, do I really want that?” I look around and okay, I’ll just dump this
over here. I might chuck something somewhere. I won’t put frozen stuff in with the women’s
clothing or things like that, I wouldn’t do that. Be very careful before you get to the checkout
that what you’ve got is really what you want. Think carefully about what you’re buying,
because it may not be the right stuff. Good shopping tips for you are to preferably
shop in places like farmer’s markets. These are outlets where people grow food and
bring them. You’re bound to get a selection of high quality
produce. Also, I think it’s worthy to tell you to go
to good whole foods shops where people actually sell lots of good healthy foods rather than
to shop at the supermarkets per se. Supermarkets are a good place to buy toilet
paper or shampoo or stuff like that. When it comes to real food, often you’re not
going to get really good quality green produce like vegetables and fruits from supermarkets
because many places they’re trucked in from very far away and they could be driven for
hours or many miles, kept in refrigerated vans, they could be picked two weeks ago. I’ll never forget once when I bought a big
head of broccoli from a supermarket and I put it in the vegetable crisper and then I
had some broccoli out of the garden and I had that in the refrigerator as well. Now the head of broccoli that we bought at
the supermarket-about three weeks later it still looked okay. The other one from the garden within four
or five days it started to look all limp and it didn’t look good anymore. So it just goes to show you the difference
between stuff that’s brought in from China or who the hell knows where that broccoli
came from. I don’t tend to ever buy any stuff like that
from supermarkets. I tend to grow most of my own food now. If I can’t grow it, I buy it from a place
like a farmer’s market or an organic grocery store that sell certified organic vegetables
and fruits. We use no chemical pesticides at all with
any of the stuff that we grow. The stronger stuff I would use would be neem
oil and dilute that down and spray that on brassicas for example to discourage white
butterflies. A lot of produce that you buy in the supermarket
could be peppered. We’ve got a lady in New Zealand, every three
or four years, she brings out a list called The Dirty Dozen of the 12 most heavily sprayed
items found in the supermarket in terms of vegetables and fruits. Celery ranks often number one. Never ever buy celery from a grocery store
that’s conventional because it’ll be sprayed like crap. The celery I grow in the garden is beautiful,
crisp. It’s just so nice tasting, there’s no chemicals
on it. The trick with celery-I’m going to do a lot
of videos later on in the year about growing food and producing food. Celery’s got to be crisp and crunchy. It needs a lot of water and a lot of people
often don’t water crops enough and they get all stale and bitter for that reason. Pears was number two heavily sprayed. There’s a whole list which I’ll bring out
in a subsequent video where I’ll talk about the most heavily sprayed crops that you don’t
want to buy from any sort of conventional outlets. So, you’ve heard me say before when you go
to a supermarket or grocery store, you generally only buy stuff on the outer perimeter because
that’s where all the perishables are: Dairy foods, meats, vegetables, fruits, they’re
all in the outer perimeters of the supermarket. The stuff inside is all crap. We’re talking like stuff that’s heavily processed
in packets and bags and cans and stuff like that. The only thing I would buy in cans maybe for
an emergency would be red kidney beans or sardines or stuff like that. Occasionally, I might buy some tinned tomatoes
or tomato paste, but I don’t really buy any other things really in tin cans, because it’s
all crappy food. Coconut cream maybe occasionally, but I wouldn’t
get anything else. Try and shop in the perimeter if you are going
to buy produce. Preferably go to a really big organic health
food store. That’s where you’re going to get fresh stuff. Nuts, seeds, pulses, grains, rice, buckwheat,
quinoa. You can buy these things bulk in high quality
at these kinds of stores. I store them in nice containers in a dark
pantry and we turn them over quite regularly. We buy kilograms of garbanzo beans for example. I get the really big plump ones, soak them
and then just simmer them. We get brown basmati rice, we get adzuki beans. We get kidney beans, lentils, split peas,
things like that. Those are the sort of things I buy to use
a lot in cooking and it’s a real pleasure to be able to grow a lot of your own foods. I encourage people to do that. Even if you can only grow lettuce or tomatoes
or some basic herbs. Yesterday, I went out in the garden and I
picked about two buckets of basil leaves. We made a huge big pesto up with basil and
parsley and walnuts and fresh garlic out of the yard and olive oil. It was a beautiful pesto. I’ve got enough basil growing out there to
make up a bathtub of pesto. Pesto is delightful to have with some whole
meal pasta. Just put the pesto through it. These are all things that you could do if
you wanted to, June. I’m not sure if you’re inclined to make up
some food yourself. It’s a real delight to be able to do that. It’s really tasty and it’s healthy. So try and get involved in that. Other shopping tips I have for you is if you’re
going to buy bread, talk to the baker, because quite often they will bake for you a nice
rye sourdough bread. Pumpernickel bread is quite nice, too. The little black thick rye slices that you
can get. That black stuff. I quite like that with a piece of cheese on
top and some avocado. That’s quite a nice snack. Sardines are not too bad. You can get ones packed in spring water. Not bad to buy. A lot of people are down on these kind of
canned fishes, but I’m not. Again, if they’re good quality. There’s not really a lot that you want to
buy from your grocery store to be honest. You may well have seen my Candida shopping
list. This is quite a good one for you to get a
hold of. You can get hold of this as part of our report
if you click on the link below. You’ll find a lot more information about this
in my book on shopping tips. You can see the point I’m trying to make here. If you are going to go to a conventional supermarket,
I would discourage you to buy vegetables and fruits there. Prefer you to go to a farmer’s market or a
local grower. Check to see what kind of chemicals they use,
or preferably a farmer’s market as I said three or four times because often these guys
will not use a whole bunch of chemicals or grow your own stuff. Meats, again, you can often get from butchers
for example or people here that do home kill so you can get meat that’s very clean. If you shop around on the internet, you can
get poultry that’s free-range. Spend a bit more, but you’re going to get
a high quality. Free-range eggs. Free-range poultry. Free-range lamb. Plenty of that here in New Zealand. Beef, all those sorts of things. Fish again is a very important part of my
diet. Fish you should be able to get ahold at a
good price if you know the right people. So those are some shopping tips I’ll throw
at you. Try and establish a network of people that
you know that deal with high quality produce. Keep them on your mobile phone. Write them down, a list of these people. Be in regular touch. They’ll often contact you when they get something
through and you can either freeze that. So there you have it. That’s a few shopping tips. Try and get away from the conventional stuff
that everybody does. Going to the grocery store, buying crappy
foods and making crappy dishes with crappy processed foods. You are what you eat. It’s very important. So without any more raving on, I think that’s
given you enough the, June. Click on the link below and check it out you
might like that one. And please subscribe. Thanks for tuning in.

4 Replies to “Grocery Tips After You No Longer Have Candida”

  1. Hey Dr. I'm having a lot of trouble following the diet part of your candida plan. I have no idea what to eat and I'm losing a lot of weight. Do you have any recommendations for recipes?

  2. Eric Thank you for this video and the Skype appointment lately
    Could you possibly do a video about how to grow plants like cabbage organically?There are so many insects who destroy the cabbage plants like broccoli I never succeed with them
    /Anna

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