One theory from some of the old school drs which have been treating candida for years is if you take an strong antifungal combination plus diet, you can clean candida from your gut for a while. They believe this is the key factor to be successful. Since candida can become dominant and multiply faster than the friendly flora do, you need to erradicate it enough time to allow the freindly flora become dominant again. Candida is not found in everybody so there are people who live without candida in their gut. It is believed only 75% of the population carry candida species as part of their gut microbiota. It looks like the drug combination helped by a diet can kill candida totally or take it to a minimun level, then the friendly bacterias get their place again. By the time you could get candida again from food, soil, enviroment, you have a solid and well stabilized freindly flora which keep candida in its place. This is what they call a cure.