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Good Bacteria Keep Candida, Fungus and Yeast in Check

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 09/28/2021

You don’t just have friendly bacteria in your gut. You have friendly fungus too!


0:00 Friendly fungus

0:30 What’s the difference between yeast and fungus?

0:52 Fungus in soil

1:50 What happens when you take an antibiotic

2:10 What to do if you have to take an antibiotic

2:45 Yeast love sugar

2:55 Glyphosate foods

3:15 Fermented foods

3:28 Benefits of friendly fungus

4:20 Bulletproof your immune system *free course!

Today, we’re going to talk about the friendly fungus that lives in your gut. You have both friendly bacteria and friendly fungus that live in your gut. In fact, there are over 100 different strains of friendly fungus that grow inside of you. Friendly bacteria keep the fungus in check so it doesn’t overgrow. There are also types of friendly yeast that live in the body. Yeast is small fungi. 

Fungus is also essential in soil for plants. Without fungus, there would be a depletion of nutrients in the plant. The plant feeds the fungus carbohydrates. Fungi have many benefits for the body as well. 

When you take an antibiotic, it kills bacteria, but it doesn’t kill fungus. Now, there is nothing to keep the fungus in check. This can cause an overgrowth of fungus, which can lead to different fungal infections. 

This is why I believe it’s so important if you have to take an antibiotic to also take a friendly yeast, like saccharomyces boulardii. Doing this could potentially help prevent the overgrowth of fungus. If you already have a fungal infection, you could take this friendly yeast to help get rid of it. 

It’s important to realize that yeast lives on carbohydrates, like sugar and milk sugar. It may be best to avoid all sugar. 

Glyphosate in GMO foods can act like an antibiotic and create a similar situation. Unless you’re doing non-GMO foods, you could be susceptible to an overgrowth of fungus.  It’s also important to consume fermented foods, like sauerkraut, to help build up your friendly flora. 

Other benefits of taking friendly fungus or yeast:

• It may help clear up diarrhea that’s caused by antibiotics 

• It may help decrease the risk of getting H. pylori 

• It may be good for gut infections 

• It may help get rid of pathogenic fungal toxins 

• It may help reduce the risk of getting candida albicans 


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