When I went on the highly alkalizing diets before my candida got out of control it was very constipating and gave my bowel movements a very foul odor. This was telling me that eating foods that were too alkaline for long periods of time were interfering with the beneficial acids created in the digestive tract. The human gut is not designed to eat a lot of greens for long periods of time. Their is nothing chemically in the composition of greens/alkalizing diet to kill or eliminate candida, but rather to help keep it under control...if even that. People have to figure out what kind of diet is going to work best for them according to their own unique gut ecology /digestive makeup.
The reason why a lot of us struggle for so long with candida is trying to restore the balance of flora that was lost though anti-bacterial substances/toxins etc.... It took years and years for the body to establish the right gut ecology according to our own unique dietary habits. Trying to restablish that unique balance with the interference of candida is extremely difficult.
For some of us, It takes more than just liver flushing and a alkalizing diet to downsize candida and restore the hundreds of strains of flora that have been lost through anti-bacterial substances.