Hi, Helen! This is a HUGE debate 🙂 Thyroid (or other hormonal) issues and candida definitely seem to be directly linked, but you’re going to get differing theories on exactly *how* they affect one other and which is the primary culprit depending on who you read or talk with. Blood sugar is thrown into the mix, too.
Our bodies really do work holistically and an imbalance in one area is bound to throw things off in another. I think this is partly why some people have such quick responses to an ACD and others take a terribly long time to get thorough results – it depends on how many body systems were affected and to what extent.
I’m just now learning about my adrenal glands, and how adrenal fatigue might be contributing to my symptoms. (By the way, adrenal fatigue can lead to thyroid imbalance). I had obvious candida issues at the outset – thrush, skin rashes, mild vaginal yeast – so I started out learning about candida first. From there I’ve gone on to hypoglycemia and now I’m just starting to learn more about the hormonal implications.