To those candida sufferers who use vinegar: (this post is NOT to debate vinegar pros and cons, so if you are a completely anti-vinegar person, please don't start the debate here - thank you)
When you take a decent dose of vinegar, say a tablespoon all at once, do you find yourself all of a sudden having a lot of thick mucousy saliva in your mouth? I do - every single time. I'm not sure if this onslought of thick mucousy saliva in my mouth is coming from the stomach where the vinegar is now sitting, or is being produced by my mouth, or what - but it happens every time I take a decent sized dose of cider vinegar. I end up spitting this thick saliva out several times over the next half an hour, so I don't swallow it.
Some may say this extra gunky saliva production is the result of bad bugs being killed off, and some may say that this is the acid of the vinegar cutting through and loosening mucous that was alread there... I just want to know how many other candida sufferers experience this big, gross saliva thing when they take vinegar.
I haven't really noticed too much, except maybe I am a little mucosy. I don't know if this is from allergies though. My allergies are notably better since dealing with candida overgrowth, but I still have a few problems. I take one to two tablespoons a couple times a day. I think it is sinus mucous coming loose.
I am actually using apple cider vinegar to combat morning sickness, which is a major issue for me when I am pregnant. So far, in conjunction with probiotics, I am having great success in keeping nausea at bay. Also, the cider vinegar does seem to be haing a good effect on my candida. Which is probably why I don't feel so sick, as I believe that candida causes morning sickness nausea.
Keep in mind, vinegar is very strong. The natural body response is to try to buffer the chemical. Mucus is the buffer. Anywhere along the digestive tract that may come in contact with the liquid, or the fumes of the liquid, will likely release mucus as a form of protection. That isn't to say that the body isn't dumping toxins in this process only that the body will naturally produce mucus to handle strong, ingested substances.