Well, meet one that it did not work on. You seem very confident that you know everything. I am sure you are quite knowledgeable on many things, but one thing I do know is my own self. I also know that this forum has seen many, many people, and I understand because I used to be one of them, who believed that when they solved their own problems they'd have the answer for all candida patients. Baking soda will drop the ph of the stomach immed. upon entering said stomach, and doing that several times daily depleted all my natural acids, which are essential for digestion and without which food will putrify and be easy candida fodder. I am not suggesting that taking BS dropped my body ph enough to make me worse. I am stating that it dropped my stomach ph enough to make things worse, and I needed to go in the other direction by taking ACV, bitters and at one time HCL in order to restore my digestion and thus, retard candida growth. Look up "low stomach acid" It is a huge problem, especially in people as they age.