Candida is a fact of life. It’s on us, it’s inside us. Whether that’s good or bad, there’s nothing we can do against it.
In this respect, candida is very similar to the E. Coli bacterium. That bacterium is also on us and inside us, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
E. Coli may overgrow and then cause nasty symptoms. But in small amounts (which, as mentioned, are unavoidable), E. Coli is known to actually help keep the immune system healthy in a delicate balance. Too much E. Coli is bad, too little E. Coli is just as bad.
Like E. Coli, Candida may overgrow and then cause nasty symptoms. I do not know if Candida, in small amounts, actually helps us stay healthy like E. Coli does. There are many contributors to this forum who state that Candida too is actually necessary for a healthy digestion and a balanced immune system, but I’m frankly not so sure if there is solid scientific support for this opinion.
Anyway, Candida is not evil by itself. Overgrowth is bad. Normal amounts are unavoidable, and they are either just a fact of life (neutral to our health and well-being), or they are even necessary.
E. Coli as a whole cannot be compared to Candida Albicans. Most strains of E. Coli are harmless and can actually be beneficial by producing vitamin K2. The same cannot be said for C. Albicans. The Axelson study (link in previous post) has already shown that C. Albicans produces up to 78 antigens in its yeast form and up to 79 antigens in its mycelial form. Toxins are toxins. They are bad in large amounts and they are bad in small amounts. It’s just that in small amounts, our immune system can handle them and no disease will be produced in the host.
While we will always have at least a little C. Albicans inside us due to it being ubiquitous in the environment, the assertion that we actually need it to survive is ridiculous. If you or raster wants to claim that a small amount of C. Albicans toxins are necessary for our survival, you are more than welcome to scour the web looking for scientific literature to back your claim.