or is it just hearsay that gets recycled ad infinitum?
the problem is that, in the eyes of the medical establishment, candida is a non-disease, a fad diagnosis, etc. So there is no research conducted on it, no lab studies to assess what it does to the human body, how and why it decides to grow suddenly, etc and lots of notions on this topic are just urban legends.;-D
I have read that candida ''eats'' the good bacteria--acidophilus etc.--that our gut need to function properly.
Has this been proven in lab tests?
It's true that a stool test that I had done some time ago showed lots of candida and practically no Lactobacillus species, but could it be because I stopped eating bio yogurts due to the allergies to dairy I developped?
In other words, candida might not ''eat'' good bacteria but overcrowd them due to an intestinal imbalance that makes their survival impossible in these surroundings?
To my knowledge, these good bacteria need an acidic environment to grow while it seems not to be the case with candida. Could this imbalance be an explanation as to why candida thrives and good bacteria dwindle sometimes?
If so, should'nt we try to create an acidic ph in the gut?