Die-Off Score:

Likelihood of Die-Off: HIGH

(Probability: 84% or Higher)

Hey there, thanks for taking my quiz :).

My name is Eric Bakker (N.D.). Based on your score of there’s a HIGH probability you’re suffering from several Die-Off 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 and candida yeast infections 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 type of candida yeast infection out there & can help you with yours.

I also personally manage the largest gut disorder related Youtube channel (called Candida Crusher) with currently 1,353 in-depth videos on yeast infections, leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO, crohn's and virtually every other gut 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 candida die-off. . .

Why "Die-Off" Symptoms Are Likely A Sign You're Cleansing WrongNOT That You're Killing Yeast

There's a huge amount of confusion on the web about candida & die-off.

If you're like most patients I've seen, you've probably read that if your symptoms get worse while trying to get rid of candida, it's a sign of "die-off" or what we call a Herxheimer reaction.

Maybe you've read that as candida cells die, they release toxins into your bloodstream.

And that these toxins can cause a variety of symptoms including increased brain fog, nausea, skin breakouts, irritability, fatigue and more. . .  

Or that die-off is a necessary and inevitable part of the recovery process & that "you have to go through the bad to get to the good" or "tough it out" to get well.

I get emails all the time from new patients telling me,

"Oh I had terrible die-off. I had a bit of pizza and had die-off."

"I took supplement xyz, I had immediate die-off."

"I changed my diet. I started to eat more eggs. I got die-off."

"I took a probiotic, I had die-off."

"I went to the museum, I had die-off."

Die-off, die-off, die-off. I hear this die-off crap all the time. People are always telling they're getting die-off. I think people are getting confused. They don't understand what die-off is or how it really occurs.

Because true die-off is very rare.

I'll explain what I mean by this in a moment. 

There's many reasons why you could be feeling the way you are. And you may mislabel these symptoms as die-off or a Herxheimer reaction when in fact you're experiencing something else entirely.

You're experiencing an aggravation.

Listen carefully as I'll explain why this occurs and what the difference is between classic die-off & what 99% of people experience but call die-off. . .

What True Die-Off Feels Like

True die-off occurs when large amounts of yeast cells die & the immune system starts attacking them. Various chemicals (at least 79 according to studies) get released during this process & these create a lot of havoc in the body.

Some people get minor reactions that last for a few days or a week, while others can stay sick for weeks or months suffering from severe brain fog, pain, vomiting and nausea.  

I've only seen true die-off probably a dozen times in all the years I've practiced.

That's not a lot, but I have seen it and it's always been very severe. In most cases, it resulted in the patient being hospitalized because they actually felt like they were going to die.

If your symptoms include chills, fever, lots of sweating, fast heart rate, and terrible skin rashes, it's probably die-off.

If you feel like you're dying, it's probably die-off.

Most patients who contact me thinking they've got die-off don't feel like they're dying. They just feel like crap.

There's a big difference in between. So please don't get die-off confused with something like a detox reaction or a change in diet or an improper use of a supplement (more on this in a moment).

These are aggravations.

Keep reading & I'll tell you how to avoid feeling like crap while recovering from candida.

How to Avoid Feeling Like Crap During Your Recovery From Candida 

There are many reasons why you may experience symptoms which you believe are die-off. It could from of a detox reaction, an abrupt change in diet or from taking too many supplements too fast.

The #1 reason people feel like crap at the start of an anti-candida program is because they make too many changes too quickly.

Let's say you were drinking 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day & one day all of a sudden you stop. You radically change your diet & remove all gluten, all processed foods & everything else your bowel flora is used to you eating. Then in the same week you start taking an anti-fungal & perhaps a probiotic.

Then when you feel like crap you turn to me and say, "Eric it's die off!"

Hang on a minute. What about the caffeine withdrawal?

What about the fact that you stopped eating bread of gluten & doubled your intake of meat or fish? This can trigger a rapid change in bowel flora & make you feel spaced out, tired or bloated.

It can also upregulate your kidneys and liver.

Because as soon as you start drinking more juice or water or taking B vitamins or minerals like magnesium it's going to activate your body's natural cleansing responses. This can make you feel washed out & cause sore muscles, bad breath, bowel changes and more.

All these things can occur just by taking dietary supplements.

Are you killing candida? Are you feeling sick because candida is dying?


It's not the candida. It's your body finally starting to cleanse.

If you've got severe candida where you've been sick for a long time and have major brain fog, joint pain, fatigue, & lots of gut problems, you need to be very careful when you start a course of treatment.

You need to make changes slowly, particularly if you're in your 40's or 50's or 60's.

This especially applies to supplements. 

Some patients think if you take a huge dosage of something, it's going to hurry up & kill all the candida in your body.

This is a stupid way of thinking.

If you want to see what true die-off feels like, go ahead, make lots & lots of changes abruptly. Take 30, 60, even 90 anti-fungal tablets a day like some patients of mine have done thinking they were going to get rid of candida fast.

All you're going to is make yourself feel sick & get bad aggravations.

You don't need to feel terrible for weeks or the entirety of your treatment. 

You just need a bit of common sense & the correct protocol. Then you don't have to experience die-off or any of the symptoms you think are die-off.

Candida Die-Off & 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 Candida Crusher Shopping List: 187 Best Foods For Getting Rid of Candida PDF guide at the bottom of this page. 

There's a lot of information online on different candida 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.

If you're planning to start an anti-candida diet & don't want to feel sick, you've got to ease into it slowly over a period of two to three weeks.

If you want to feel like crap, go from zero to hero over night.

Because let's just say, for example, you're reading this and you're not eating a very healthy diet. You're eating a poor diet or you're eating healthy here & there but still making poor decisions around eating good food.

Then all of a sudden you cut all the bad stuff out and go on a health kick.

How do you think your body is going to react? 

It's not going to like it.

It's based its whole digestive system (including the output of enzymes of the stomach & pancreas) around what you're currently eating.

You'd get bloating, gas, fatigue and headaches. Never go from a crap diet to an incredibly healthy diet with take a lot of supplements over night. You're going to feel like death.

I don't need to get into all the different foods you should or shouldn't eat. 

You can learn all about that in my pdf guide

I've also got a few more videos on my Youtube channel about specific foods that are good for candida but you'll get links to those videos once you grab my free report at the bottom of the this page. 

Candida Supplements & Die-Off

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

You don't need to supplement. It's possible to recover from candida with just diet & alone. But it's hard, REAL HARD. Plus 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 candida die-off & how to avoid feeling like crap during your recovery process. 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 anti-fungal, anti-microbial, & probiotic 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 gut disorders.


The first product I created was called CanXida Remove. CanXida Remove is an advanced broad spectrum 12 ingredient anti-fungal, anti-bacteria, 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. 

CanXida Remove is non-toxic and can be taken long term & because it's sustained release (meaning it breaks down slowly) – it cleanses all the bad bacteria, yeast and parasites right from your mouth and keeps working all the way through the colon and "back passage."

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 this formula to great effect after having used anti-fungal drugs with no luck at all.  

You'll notice I use the word "standardized" many times in my video above.

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.

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

What To Do Now

Click the button download your free "Candida Crusher Shopping List: 187 Best Foods For Getting Rid of Candida" 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 restoring 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 candida 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,


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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 candida, leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, SIBO, & crohn's disease.

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