“(Alkaline) helps keep fungus from spreading.”
That statement is quite incorrect.
The statement below is quoted from The mBio Access Publication in association with the American Academy of Microbiology.
“The fungal pathogen Candida albicans induces hyphal morphogenesis by raising extracellular pH.”
(The higher the pH, the more alkaline the environment becomes.)
The pH balance of most of your body normally takes care of itself unless you do something drastic (such as drinking alkaline water) in an attempt to change it.
However, in order to cure a Candida infestation, you’ll have to do what is necessary to allow your intestines to develop an acidic pH environment. The reason this is necessary is because an alkaline environment in your intestines will turn the Candida growth gene on and therefore convert the benign Candida in your body into an aggressive, pathogenic fungal form that we know as Candida albicans. This is why you have your infestation, and until you reverse the situation by rebuilding the flora, you’ll have to continue to deal with the infestation.
As stated, in order to change the environment of your intestines from alkaline to acidic, rebuilding the population of the flora in your intestines is required; there’s simply no other way to come to a complete cure without this taking place. Consider that that the bacteria are referred to as “lactic acid bacteria” in reference to their acidic nature.
This is one of the reasons that homemade kefir and high doses of quality probiotics are recommended in our protocol as they both contain lactic acid bacteria.