You do NOT need to eat RAW to get rid of Candida--in fact, you're MORE LIKELY to get parasites again the more fresh salads you eat! I'm so tired of reading all these myths that are perpetuated out there. There are plenty of testimonies of people out there who have cured themselves by eating a more Hunter and Gatherer diet - meat & berries. That is more the route I have gone. I felt far worse on the raw food diet and as a vegetarian/vegan. Of course, it works for some. Just as other ways work for others.