While a body 'out-of-balance' can certainly allow opportunistic invaders to gain a foothold and begin causing adverse health problems, one has to question what could possibly be causing this imbalance in the first place? One fact that is hardly touched on regarding candidiasis is the fact that it is a multi-generational problem. It is passed down from your parents. A candida infected pregnant mother infects the unborn fetus. Thus, a baby can be born with birth defects, or be seemingly healthy and have chronic health problems occur later. And since doctors are not trained to recognize candida related conditions, it will undoubtedly go unnoticed. With candida already present in the body, it can begin to cause infections, or mucous buildup, leading to antibiotic use when a baby is but days or weeks old which begins to destroy what little bit of friendly bacteria they may have to fight off illnesses. This, as you know, can be the beginning of a cycle of infection/antibiotic use that will continue to cause health problems for the rest of one's life. Of course the presence of candida causes Sugar cravings, and we all know that kids without their Sugar can be pretty irritable. This is perhaps the best clue to the presence of candida in kids. So, perhaps this is the answer to "the beginning", or why antibiotics, steroids, or hormones are used in the first place.