I have been a member for many years, and some may have noticed I no longer post here.
As a result of my own problems, I have become a researcher in chronic disease, and have no time to participate.
What I have uncovered in the many years doing this type of work, is so numerous, it is impossible to generalize.
Many problems are related to different types of yeasts and fungi, but there are genetic and environmental implications as well.
One of the main problems when faced with parasitic yeast infections is dehydration.
Drinking lots of water will not generally affect the disease state, but will reduce symptoms. It takes many days to rehydrate once you have dropped below a certain threshold.
The problem is the energy required to keep these infections in check, require the body to split water molecules. It also requires a lot of glucose.
There are cells which constantly release mediators and biologically active granules, which thus results in symptoms.
Some of these yeasts purposely trigger these actions in order to create an equilibrium of chemicals in the host environment, often causing minute shifts in PH (connected with the dehydration problem).
The best solution is to find a correct source of chitinase which will prevent the formation of fungal\yeast membranes.
This may, in any event, at least downgrade the present infection.
I have dedicated much time to identifying the most suitable enzyme for this purpose, and hope to find something promising. If anyone has heard of a chitinase being used therapeutically, please let me know.