lmm wrote: I thought that steroidal compounds, such as pregnenolone, can themselves induce candidiasis?
They all have different, sometimes opposing, functions. You can’t survive without them, and can’t be healthy with them out of balance. Maybe you’re thinking of cortisol or synthetic equivalents used for pain treatment that can lower immunity, or oestrogen that’s as much a reproductive hormone for yeasts as it is for us.
Pregnenolone is the “mother” hormone that all of the steroids are derived from (see the link in my previous post). It seems to help a lot of people, but it can be somewhat unpredictable, depending what’s going on in your body that influences the pathways. It’s likely to help if you’re not producing enough though, and in this case it’s worth checking thyroid, cholesterol and vitamin A levels.