My post wasn't questioning the McCombs plan. I believe Dr. Jeff knows how to deal with candida but even his experience isn't enough to solve the puzzle. Candida Related Complex is an intestinal overgrowth tha ocurr when the gut microbiota is disturbed by some cause. The biggest ofenders are broad spectrum antibiotics and steroids. There are two things that keep candida in levels, the immune system and benefical bacterias. When antibiotics destroy the friendly flora, the small intestine ph rise, and candida mutate to its fungal form. There isn't doubt that candida can be taken down to low levels using an smart program with diet and antifungals but the flora needed to keep it under control can not be brought back once it is gone. So, when you finish any anticandida program, you will feel temporary benefits until candida grows back again. Probiotics offer temporay benefits as long as you be taken them, and in spite of they have shown some ability to colonize "in vitro" and in animal guts, there isn't evidence they do "in vivo" in humans. Prebiotics can feed those indigenous colonies which were left alive by the antibiotics and increase its numbers, so they may do more benefits than probiotics. It looks like there is an strong link between lactobacillus colonies and candida. The real problem is how to recover those strains which were killed??? Cultured milk, fermented vegetables, fecal implant, probiotics.... Who knows??? It is common to see CDSAs showing lactobacillus no growth in spite of heavy intake of probiotics during some years.