Think about this. An exocrine pancreatic defunction can cause candida overgrowth in the small bowel. Pancreatic enzymes, specially protease, keep the the small bowe sterile from fungus, bacterias, and parasites. The pancreas also generate bicarbonate of sodium that is antifungal. People with malabsorption syndrome, floating and pale stools, abdominal cramps, fatty stool, should be checked for pancreatic problems.