Chlofloso wrote: … especially after reading sentences like “buckwheat doesn’t feed candida” in the forum. If I would rely on this sentence, it would mean that I could eat as much buckwheat as I want.
I suppose most of us just type the above rather than going through the entire explanation every time a similar question is asked. All we want to do is get the idea across that buckwheat and other such foods, even though they present possible problems, normally have more of a positive effect than negative. Perhaps we shouldn’t, but we also assume that members are aware of the fact that this type of food should never be overused.
This is why buckwheat is listed as a “test” food. Test foods are different from other foods that are not labeled as such, and any test food should be eaten carefully with an eye out for possible reactions.