Able, I can see your point. And it may be true for most people. But for me, I think my system was WAY too acidic when I started having candida symptoms. I used to drink Diet Mountain Dew. Not just one or two a day — usually five or six and sometimes more. I drank a lot of beer on the weekends. And in June, I started a new job and added two or three cups of coffee a day to that very acidic regimen.
What do I think triggered my sudden candida symptoms? Stress, a new work schedule and coffee — added to a diet high in artificial sweeteners, sugar and alcohol.
I haven’t shared this here before, but I added an alkalizing therapy to my regimen about a week after I started feeling really negative effects from the coconut oil (which you and I have discussed). I’m fairly certain I have leaky gut syndrome, and I imagine the coconut oil bothers my stomach because of that. After I started the alkalizing therapy, I still had major bloating from the coconut oil, but no longer felt the acid in my stomach and throat from it, as I had previously. And now that I’m off the coconut oil, and continuing the alkalizing therapy, my stomach feels perfectly healthy.
I am not trying to come off as an expert here — I just read and research a lot and have a pretty good sense of what’s real and what’s a hard sell. Sure, it’s not for everyone. Most people haven’t trashed their stomachs quite as badly as I have. But with all the crap I’ve been pouring into my body all these years, I think my stomach needs to be more alkaline. Not alkaline — just less acidic, as I’m sure I started out far more acidic than most people.
Please don’t take offense to my words. I just think this is another case of what works for some doesn’t work for others. And for me, a more alkaline diet and my alkalizing therapy works.