This is something else I’ve never bothered to address; seems to be the day for that. The spital test for measuring the amount of Candida albicans in the body is completely bogus and useless.
The test shows up differently for different individuals because of what it actually measures — which is the amount and thickness of mucus. Mucus is of course affected by many factors.
For example, even mild allergies or a cold can cause you to produce thicker than normal mucus. Of course, we all know that normally allergies go hand in hand with Candida but then again, not everyone with an allergy also has a Candida infestation.
An over-consumption of dairy products increases mucus production.
The level of dehydration does the same.
Poor elimination of bodily waste material causes extra mucus to be produced.
But on the other hand, our mouth is one of the ways that the body expels some of the waste material, through mucus.
Spicy foods can cause an increase of mucus. If you’ve ever eaten too much chilly and soon afterwards your nose started running, that’s just the body eliminating the irritants in the chilly by creating mucus.
The shedding of dead cells from inside of your mouth; we have more of these dead cells in the morning because we drink less water at night to wash these cells out, so there’s more mucus containing the bacteria, which means thicker spittle.
The bacteria in the mouth in the mornings is at its highest count. The bacteria literally clump together in spittle, therefore sinking to the bottom of a glass of water.
So by this you can see just how dependable the spittle test is when it comes to the amount of Candida you may or may not have.