Oh Yeah, I love Walt's bulletin board and I own his books. I have been asking things to Walt and I think he is a great Holistic MD. Since I am not a MD but a sufferer who wants to help, buy Dr Crandall's packet and I am sure most ,if not all, the answers to your questions will be there. Gibby, please, research deep the intracellular candidiasis topic and you are going to find why vaginal swaps don't show anything. Ketoconazole isn't the ideal drug to treat it long term. People who need to take antifungals for long time should monitor their liver function every month. Gibby, I own several candida books but nothing compare with Dr. Crandall's packet. So, spending those $30 worth every penny. By the way, She got a publisher and her packet will become a book in two years. I have been in contact with her by emails.