Sorry for the late reply. I know I have candida because I suddenly developed acid reflux,mild joint pain, recently & I think I have been what they call so call IBS since 2003 but I didn't know nothing about it then. I have developed a list of issues now that the doctors just shrug there shoulders & say "your fine you just need a anti- Depression pill"! Just dope you up so you don't know what your body is trying to tell you. I never had a healthy Diet & drank alot pepsi & then after I got pregnant twice & breatsfed 2 babies thats when my issues started. I think the babies made me have mineral deficiencies that can weaken your immune system.
I went on a anti candida diet around sept/aug 2009 & was doing really good & my chest pain was gone & my acid reflux started to go away but then I cheated & kept binging on the diet before my candida was back to the friendly yeast. Also my diet I think had to my protein & fat on the anti candida diet. Protein is the hardest for your body to break down & fat slows down digestion & with candida your digestion is already bad. So now I'm back to square one & am seeing a naturopathy in hopes she can help me stay on the right path once & for all.