I've thought about it before. Maybe we are all confusing die-off with candida releasing more toxins and vice versa, in some cases at least?
I do know one thing for sure. The candida diet has done a great job at blocking up my body, so now I am bloated, full of toxins and experiencing extreme fatigue. I can get a bowel movement about once a day, but that's nowhere near enough to get everything out. Laxatives don't even seem to work at all anymore.
Here's another thought. Many people who think they have candida may have something more serious like a virus or parasites. Maybe they never recover because they are indeed making things worse through the candida diet.
I remember reading an article which stated that a case of candida overgrowth can/should be taken care of within no longer than a few weeks. Unfortunately, it can be really hard to find out what the true problem is. Things have gotten extremely confusing.