As some of you may have gathered from the various posts here, the answers to your questions are more a matter of opinion and experience than science, especially since we all have our sources as far as research is concerned. But trust me, we’ve been through all of that before (possibly several times), and I for one do not plan on revisiting that situation as it all accomplished absolutely nothing.
There isn’t any proof that a relapse is going to happen if you chose to leave the anticandida diet.
I don’t recall anyone stating that.
If a relapse is going to happen, it will do with a simple dietary change such as adding fruits, rice, beans, potatoes, etc.
Of course we don’t all agree with that statement. Speaking from experience, if the infestation is under complete control and the foods named above are eaten sensibly, the infestation is not likely to return; however, I’m feel certain that if I start eating an abundance of sugar or sugar-producing foods along with the above foods, then there’s a much, much better chance that the infestation will return. And I’m certainly not going to test it just to prove my point.
it is mostly an iatrogenic illness caused by antibiotic intake, heavy metal toxicity, chronic parasites, viruses, stress, lack of rest, etc
I personally didn’t experience any of the above before contracting the infestation. According to Navy doctors, I was in damn near “perfect” health. I didn’t take an antibiotic for 15 years prior to the start of the infestation, and the fact that I never had any of my amalgams removed speaks for the possibility of metal toxicity.
My infestation started because of an overabundance of sugar from more fruit than any human should probably eat, ever. The problem was not only sugar, but fruit will also build an environment which is perfect for a Candida overgrowth by alkalizing the stomach and intestines. All of this caused a lowering in the number of beneficial bacteria because the environment no longer suited them but rather suited the Candida. I have no doubt whatsoever l that I can do this again with a diet that will produce the correct environment for Candida.
Of course, don’t be surprised if someone comes along and tells you that what happened with me is absolutely impossible. Like I stated, it’s all about opinions and experience.
Concerning the immune system; it’s definitely affected by and plays a role in the growth of Candida. That’s because about 60% of the immune system consists of the beneficial flora in the intestines, and as they began to decrease because of the growing population of Candida, this causes the immune system to become less and less effective. This is why it’s so imperative to start a treatment as soon as possible after the infestation starts.