Autoimmune Score:

Likelihood of Autoimmunity: MODERATE

(Probability: 54% or Higher)

Hey there, thanks for taking my quiz :).

My name is Eric Bakker (N.D.). Based on your score of there’s a MODERATE probability you’re suffering from several autoimmune disease symptoms.

In Case You're Not Familiar With Me or My Credentials. . .

I'm a naturopathic physician based in New Zealand. I've specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of gut disorders for almost 35 years (I may not look it, but I'll be 59 this year).

Having worked with over 60,000 patients from over 30 different countries either at my New Zealand clinic or via Skype. . .

I can say with good confidence I've seen every nearly type of autoimmune disease out there & can help you with yours.

I also personally manage the largest gut disorder related Youtube channel (called Candida Crusher) with currently 1353 in-depth videos on autoimmune disease, yeast infections, leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO, and virtually every other gut related problem out there.

At the time of writing this, I have 55,068 subscribers and 9,116,910 video views.

This is the type of work I do. 

But enough about me, let's talk about Autoimmune Diseases.

What Causes Autoimmune Disease & How to Treat It:

As you likely know, "autoimmunity" is a family of about 100 different diseases that strike when your body's own immune system turns on you & starts attacking your own organs & other parts of the body.


In rheumatoid arthritis the joints & muscles are under attack.

With Hashimoto's it's the thyroid. In celiac disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, it's different parts of the digestive system that are attacked. I know about 20 of these diseases reasonably well.

There are two types of autoimmune diseases – localized and systemic.

A localized autoimmune disease is something like rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis where it only affects one part of your body. Systemic diseases (like lupus) on the other hand can affect multiple parts of the body such as the skin, kidneys and heart.

Autoimmune diseases can be hard to pick up early on because the symptoms are vague.

Things like fatigue, tiredness, or pain in the hands & feet. Another key thing to look for is if you injure yourself (such as bump your foot) and it doesn't quite heal. It just stays there & is painful.

Most doctors aren't trained to handle these diseases.

Surveys show the average patient with an autoimmune disease has to visit 6 or more doctors over a period of 4 years before getting diagnosed. 

I've diagnosed many cases of autoimmune disease myself in my clinic when the medical doctor had no idea what was going on with the patient.

Why Some People Get Autoimmune Diseases (& Others Don't):

​Autoimmune diseases have been on the rise over the past 4 decades & 78% of the sufferers are women.


About 18 million women in the United States alone now have one of these conditions. 

​According to most doctors, autoimmune diseases have no known cause & the only effective treatment is steroids and painkillers and drugs like that. 

To me that's CRAZY.

Every time something happens in the body there's ALWAYS a cause.

You're going to know what that cause is by the time you finish this page & watching my YouTube videos.

These diseases all begin the same way – something triggers the immune system to attack your own body. Some experts point the finger at "environmental factors" such as food, stress & pollutants we're exposed to. And I'll cover each of these in a moment (along with the BIGGEST trigger almost nobody talks about). . .

Others claim that autoimmune disease is genetic. 

And genetic patterns between patients are not uncommon with certain autoimmune conditions like multiple sclerosis . . . but that doesn't explain why these diseases are on the rise.

When autoimmune diseases were first discovered over 100 years ago, we thought it had something to do with "non-self antigens" meaning foreign toxins, bacteria and viruses. The theory was that these "antigens" invade our bodies & look so similar to normal cells that our immune system starts attacking both of them.

(I'll explain why this old theory is important in a moment.)

As I said in my YouTube video above (which you should go back and watch if you haven't yet), I've worked with & tested hundreds of autoimmune disease patients in my almost 35 years of practice so I've got my own theories on what the causes are. 

One pattern I've noticed is many people with autoimmunity were exposed to chemicals at some point. 

These could be solvents. They could be herbicides, pesticides, or chemical sprays. I've seen multiple patients who worked with printing machines develop autoimmunity. I've also seen multiple patients who spent a lot of time on golf courses that spray lots of chemicals on the grass develop diseases like Hodgkin's lymphoma.

But that's not the primary cause of autoimmune diseases in my opinion.

The prime cause is what's called "bacterial translocation."

What is "Bacterial Translocation" & What Does it Have to Do With Autoimmunity?

"Bacterial translocation? Eric what the heck are you talking about? I've spent dozens of hours researching my autoimmune disease & talking to doctors & I've never heard of this term before!"

Bacterial translocation is the passing of bacteria from the intestinal tract to other parts of the body such as the lymph system, liver, kidneys and bloodstream.

What does this have to do with rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s or Celiac you ask?

It's got everything to do with it.

Your gut wall houses 70% of the cells that make up your immune system

If your gut is in bad shape you can't have a normally functioning immune response.

This isn't my opinion – it's documented science. Back in 2011 an Italian medical doctor named Alessio Fasano M.D. published a new paper titled "Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Diseases."

He discovered that there were 3 pre-existing conditions that MUST occur in order for a person to develop an autoimmune disease. These were (1) a genetic predisposition to autoimmunity, (2) exposure to a certain environmental trigger such as chemicals & high stress, and (3) intestinal permeability

Intestinal permeability is another name for Leaky Gut.

According to Dr. Fasano's research (as well as my own experience testing hundreds of autoimmune disease patients), it's impossible for a person to get an autoimmune disease without first getting Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut is what causes bacteria (as well as other toxins) to "leak" out of the intestinal tract & travel to different parts of your body where they trigger an immune response.


And remember – Dr. Fasano wasn't the first person to discover this connection between autoimmune disease & having a faulty gut. If you watched my video above on causes, you saw me hold up a medical textbook from 1936 that talks about this very subject!

Medicine was different back then.

Doctors didn't have Big Pharma or huge establishments telling them what to think.

They relied on imperial observation. They were always observing, observing, observing.

I've been observing cases for over 30 years (I'm retired now). I've seen a massive connection between poor gut function and autoimmunity & it's about bloomin time the medical establishment took notice of what they also likely know to be the cause of many of these autoimmune diseases – a dysfunctional gut.

Are Autoimmune Diseases Reversible or Treatable?

Autoimmune diseases are reversible. I've seen many patients recover from an autoimmune disease to such an extend I believed they were free of the condition. 

I've even seen blood markers disappear (something most mainstream medical doctors will say is impossible).

This includes rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Type 1 diabetes, Celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, and more. All these conditions can be seriously improved if treated early on.

Even if the patient is starting to advance we can still pull them back in many cases as long as there hasn't been major tissue damage yet. If the condition is already advanced (for example with rheumatoid arthritis the patient has major joint deformity), we can still get some improvement but it's not going to be as dramatic.

The earlier you treat it, the better outcome you're going to get.

Too many patients I've seen over the years have gone through the medical merry-go-round of general practitioners and rheumatologists or bowel specialists. They're put on multiple drugs & then given more drugs for the side effects of those initial drugs. All in an effort to "manage" the condition.

And then these patients ended up at my doorstep after all the drugs failed & they were chronically sick or the treatments made them sicker than the actual condition. 

It really makes me upset when I see patients like this (which is one of the reasons I made this page).

Because autoimmune diseases always spread & get worse over time when left untreated. 

Often times you develop more & more autoimmune diseases as your body continues to attack more organs & body parts. Or you start suffering from acid reflux or indigestion (which the doctors then give more drugs for). 

Some of these poor patients have had a colectomy or ileostomy performed on them.

Don't google these terms if you don't know what they are. They're complicated surgeries where parts of the intestine or colon are removed & you're left pooping into a plastic bag for the rest of your life. All because some crazy doctor told you it was the only remaining option after all his drugs didn't work!

That's why one of the biggest mistakes you can make with an autoimmunity is purely relying on the general practitioner or rheumatologist & not talking to anyone else.

Conventional medicine isn't going to save you. 

And I can tell you right now the medications don't always work so well.

Many people with rheumatoid arthritis still suffer with the pain. 

Even when the drugs do work you're left with side effects like fat accumulation on the upper back, depression, weight gain, acne, ulcers, liver inflammation & more. If you are taking some of these drugs like steroids, disease modifying drugs or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) you need to be very careful.

Autoimmunity can be reversed.

It's no BS. I've personally seen it with hundreds of patients. 

Particularly in the early stages of the disease before a lot of tissue destruction occurs.

That's why in the early stages of autoimmune disease I always do a stool test on the patient to see what's going on in their gut that needs fixing.

Stool Testing & Autoimmune Diseases:

If you've been suffering from autoimmunity for a while you probably feel like you've taken every darn test on the planet. You've had blood tests, ultrasounds, multiple allergy tests & maybe even a colonoscopy or a biopsy.

And when all these tests came back with nothing the specialist sent you back to the medical doctor who told you your symptoms were "all in your head" or because of depression & kicked you over to the psychiatrist because they thought you were imagining things happening in your body that the doctor couldn't find.

I've seen this pattern again and again and again. . .

Maybe one of them said you had IBS.

Some researchers now think IBS is another form of autoimmune disease because so many patients get both. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is what I call a "garbage-can diagnosis." It's where they lump you into when they have NO IDEA what the heck is wrong. 

What they should have done is given you a special kind of stool test. 

This goes for rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's, lupus, every autoimmunity condition.

I've always been amazed at how often patients came to me after being to a dozen or more medical doctors, GI docs (gastroenterologists) & autoimmune disease specialists NEVER having had a CDSA x3 (Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis w/ Parasitology, 3 samples) test performed or even heard of one!

A comprehensive stool analysis is different than the regular stool test you may have already had done.

Regular stool tests only look for a narrow range of problems.

A CDSA x3 test is going to look at everything.

It is the least invasive, most advanced test for you can do for the gut.

It's going to tell the level of beneficial bacteria like Lactobacillus and Bifida you have, the levels of bad bacteria, their species, if you have an overgrowth of yeast like Candida, whether you have problems absorbing nutrients, what the status of your immune system is in your digestive system, if there's inflammation & a whole lot more. 

I can tell you right now what you're likely going to find is a lack of beneficial bacteria. Over 60% of stool test results I see these days reveal the patient has almost no beneficial bacteria at all.

The lab couldn't culture them and they couldn't find them.

I've found this to be especially so in patients who suffer from chronic fatigue.

You're also likely going to find an overgrowth of bad bacteria. Bugs with names like Klebsiella, citrobacter freundii, pseudomonas aeruginosa and more. Nearly every single autoimmune patient I've tested over the years has had one or several types of bad bacterial overgrowth in their gut (with those 3 being most common). 

The amount of stuff I've picked up in these stool tests over the years have been absolutely phenomenal.

The misdiagnoses, the screw ups from specialists, the complete stuff ups from other practitioners giving patients completely wrong advice because they never tested them. . .

So if you've had a autoimmune problem for a long time & you really want to find out what's causing it, and you're sick of going from doctor to doctor to doctor, with everybody giving you steroids, anti-depressants, sleeping pills, NSAID's or whatever pills or injections they keep giving you, you need to get a stool test done.

In my experience, most autoimmune disease patients I see when I do stool testing (and I've done thousands of these tests) have got imbalances across the board

They've got poor levels of beneficial bacteria.

Many will have fungal or yeast issues, others will have parasite problems.

A lot of people get freaked out when I mention gut parasites. They immediately get scary visions of monsters or slimy worms with hooks. Something that gets inside you, rips your intestines apart and comes out of your bum and wiggles around in the toilet.

Forget all that stuff. 

Most parasites are so small you can't even see the darn things without a microscope.

Normally your good bacteria would eradicate these nasty bugs before they could gain a foothold.

Once we have a clear picture of what's going on in your digestive system (which remember, contains 70% of your body's immune cells), we can focus on fixing it.

We fix it by changing it from a place where these bad bacteria can THRIVE unchallenged – into a place that's HOSTILE to them & instead encouraging to friendly bacteria.

Here's a detailed explanation of exactly what's going on inside your gut regards to autoimmunity. 

See that diagram below?  

The way digestion works is food matter passes through your gut & rubs against millions of tiny microscopic "bristles" that line your gut wall. 

These bristles are called microvilli.

In healthy people, these microvilli are coated with a layer of friendly bacteria which break down food & allow only the tiniest molecules of proteins, vitamins & other nutrients to pass through into the bloodstream.

These friendly bacteria are also what keep the microvilli healthy and prevent the gut wall from being colonized by any bad bacteria (or other gut pathogens) that pass by.

Many people don't know this, but it's estimated the average person has anywhere between 2 to 4 pounds of bacteria in their GI tract at all times. That's literally trillions of bacteria cells with 300 to 400 different species in the mix.

The most common types are lactobacilli, bifida, streptococci, bacteroides, and bad bacteria such as coliforms. Lactobacillus and bifida bacteria are generally known as the
 beneficial or good bacteria

Bacteria is necessary for you to digest food.

You really can't break food down without them. When you've got large amounts of beneficial bacteria, you're going to have a much better digestive system. That means a lot less constipation and a lot less gas.

However . . . if you're got an autoimmune condition. . .

Instead of having this coating of friendly bacteria, you've likely got a layer of toxin producing bad bacteria such as Klebsiella, citrobacter freundii, pseudomonas aeruginosa and likely more. . .

And these are what damage the gut wall and make it leaky.

That's why you get bacterial translocation.


When the good bacteria are no longer present the bad bacteria & pathogens move in and start causing problems. Once we get rid of the bad guys who have colonized your microvilli & replace them with the good guys (friendly bacteria), you're going to be pleasantly surprised by what the antibodies do over time. 

That's my experience with the majority of patients with autoimmunity.

This is why one of the first things I recommend autoimmune patients do is get a natural broad spectrum anti-microbial, anti-parasite, plus anti-fungal formula (sorta like an all-in-one formula, you'll get more information on this topic at the bottom of this page) because it targets & wipes out all these "bad guys" AT ONCE

Autoimmune Disease and Diet:

Another topic I want to talk to you about on this page is diet. I'm only going to cover it briefly here because you'll learn much more about it once you grab my free Autoimmune Shopping List: 187 Best Foods For Reversing Autoimmunity PDF guide at the bottom of this page. 

There's a lot of information online on different autoimmunity websites about diet & what foods to eat.

A lot of this information is put together by people who never see any patients, but there's also plenty of information by people like me who do see patients.

The first thing that you need to obviously do is cut out all of the crap out of your diet. Sugary foods, ice cream, alcohol, soda drinks, breads that you buy in the shop, all these kinds of foods need to go.

I don't need to go into all the different foods you should or shouldn't eat while recovering from autoimmunity. 

You can learn all about that in my pdf guide

Just watch my Youtube video above to see my opinion on this topic. I've also got a few more videos on my Youtube channel about specific foods that are good for autoimmune disease but you'll get links to those videos once you grab my free report at the bottom of the this page. 

Natural Supplements For Autoimmune Disease:

The final topic I want to briefly talk to you about is supplements.

You don't need to supplement. You can treat a lot of gut problems with diet and lifestyle alone. But the problem is it can take months or years for you to recover, whereas, a good quality supplement is going to fast track that (especially if your symptoms are severe).

That's one of the reasons why I developed my own supplement line.

This page is not about selling supplements. It's about you understanding the full picture of autoimmunity & what you need to do to recover. But a high quality supplement taken at the right time is going to make you feel pretty darn good pretty quickly.

I've used all kind of supplements now for over 20 years in my practice. I've used just about every probiotic, anti-microbial, & anti-parasite formula out there on patients. Every professional product, every retail one.

And I found them ALL to be lacking.

It's different for you because if you have a problem and you buy a product, it's either going to work or it's not.

I treat thousands of people like you, so I get feedback all the time & feel responsible if something I tell a patient to take ends up not getting them the results they want.

That's why I got so sick and tired using other people's stuff. I got disillusioned with all the negative feedback I kept getting from the products I was proscribing. So in 2013 I started formulating my own range of dietary supplements specifically for people like you with a pre-existing gut problem that needs clearing up.


The first product I created was called CanXida Remove. CanXida Remove is an advanced broad spectrum 12 ingredient anti-bacteria, anti-fungal and anti-parasite formula based on over 26 years of research and working with over 60,000 gut disorder patients either at my clinic or via FaceTime or Skype. 

Don't think this is just a candida supplement like the name suggests, it's not. CanXida Remove is equally suitable for people with autoimmune disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO, food allergies, leaky gut syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, parasites, the list goes on.

This isn't some random herbal blend – I literally looked at thousands of stool tests & sensitivity panels to find the EXACT medicines to best target ALL the pathogens I found in my patient's stools.

What's particularly unique about this formula is it doesn't kill off your beneficial bacteria. I've seen this repeatedly with stool testing. Many patients have used formula for autoimmunity to great effect after having used dozens of other products with no luck at all.  

It also uses "standardized" ingredients.

Standardization means that each time you take this supplement, you're getting a consistent therapeutic dose. It doesn't vary in potency from batch to batch as is often the case in non-standardized supplements. It's a bit like how pharmaceuticals are made. You get the same strong therapeutic dose every time you take it.

I've done hundreds & hundreds of CDSA x3 tests on autoimmune patients who I put on CanXida and I can tell you right now – as the gut improves so will the your symptoms of many autoimmune conditions.

Since then I've also made a probiotic formula (CanXida Restore) specifically for gut disorder patients but you can learn more about that after you get my free autoimmune disease report on the bottom of this page.

What To Do Now:

Click the button below to download your free "Autoimmune Shopping List: 187 Best Foods For Reversing Autoimmunity" PDF report below now because there's only so much I'm able to teach you on this page.

In it you'll discover my 3 phase gut healing diet, as well as everything you need to know about how to shop for fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains & flours, pasta, noodles, beans, nuts, breads, soups, spreads & dips, seafood, poultry, meats, dairy, oils, fermented & cultured foods and more.

All written specifically for people just like you.

As I'm sure you've noticed, my advice isn't the kind you're going to find on blogs or various autoimmunity websites. My experience comes from many years of clinical practice working with patients. That's why I can "fill in the gaps" that other practitioners and websites leave out.

Simply click the button below, enter your email, and we can continue this on the other side.

All the best,

Eric Bakker N.D.

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Who is Eric Bakker:

Who is Eric Bakker:

Naturopathic physician Eric Bakker (N.D.) is a world recognized gut disorder specialist & the founder plus clinical director of the New Zealand clinic known as The Naturopaths.

He is Vice President of the New Zealand Natural Medicine Association plus a public speaker & the author of several books. Eric Bakker frequently writes for the New Zealand Journal of Natural Medicine on topics such as autoimmune disease, leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO, & crohn's disease.

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