Javizy wrote: Jorge, that discussion is for the other thread, and this study (quoted below) would support what you’re saying. It probably supports what the OP said about food not having any effect on vaginal yeast colonies too.
The point here isn’t about whether food affects candida in random test subjects; it’s about whether or not women already suffering from yeast infections should adjust their diet or not. If you’d read my other links, you’d have seen that all the studies involved women like this.
A high-sugar diet did not increase the frequency of C. albicans–positive samples, the number of subjects positive for C. albicans in the mouth washes, or the concentration of candidal blastoconidia in the samples of the 28 subjects. However, in selected subjects with elevated counts of oral C. albicans, we observed an increase in fecal C. albicans counts in response to the diet.
One time the infection is adquired, the diet has influence. I read a recent study which speak how the vaginal flora is a mirror of the intestinal flora. There isn’t doubt one time you have an active fungal infection you have to cut back with all that feed the fungus.
There is an immune vaccine in progress that may solve the adquired immune tolerance that allows the yeast growth out of control in mucosal tissues. It has been specially designed for vaginal candidiasis.
As you see, the root of all this problem is immune related.