the light that I was beginning to suspect all along, most of these candida problems are over-blown and hyped and these mainstream and alternative practitioners engaging in it are making a killing in profits from selling all their herbal and cleansing promises to desperate people with a most likely misdiagnosed illness.
What is a candida cleanse diet and what does it do?
Unfortunately, there isn't much evidence to support the diagnosis of yeast syndrome. Consequently many conventional practitioners doubt its validity. And there are no clinical trials that document the efficacy of a candida cleanse diet for treating any recognized medical condition.
Not surprisingly, many people note improvement in various symptoms when following this diet. If you stop eating Sugar and white flour, you'll generally wind up cutting out most processed foods, which tend to be high in calorie content and low in nutritive value. Within a few weeks of replacing processed foods with fresh ones and white flour with whole grains, you may start to feel better in general. That, rather than stopping the growth of yeast in the gastrointestinal tract, is the main benefit of a candida cleanse diet. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/candida-cleanse/AN01679
Concerned About Candidiasis?
Your patient has bought into the scientifically unfounded notion that Candida albicans, a species of yeast that normally lives harmlessly in the gastrointestinal tract and vagina, can routinely become a serious systemic infection responsible for a host of ailments.
Diagnoses of systemic candidiasis usually have no scientific basis, and most of the recommended treatments for it waste time and money. Anyone with yeast growing in the blood or vital organs would be critically ill in an intensive care unit. Despite this medical reality, systemic candidiasis remains a popular diagnosis in some segments of the alternative medicine community. My belief is that its persistence is an example of our fears of foreign invaders; it satisfies a need to blame our maladies on an external cause. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA125503/Concerned-About-Candidiasis.html
Invasive candidiasis is a fungal infection that can occur when Candida yeasts enter the bloodstream. Candidemia (a bloodstream infection with Candida), is extremely rare in people without risk factors, http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/Candidiasis/invasive/
Thanks for helping me see the light! Now I'm even more convinced of the benefits of a high carb/high fruit/low fat diet.