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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Candida
Candida [posted 7/23/98]
Answer: I don't think the syndrome exists personally. Candida exists everywhere in the environment, consequently every single human is exposed and has candida living in their body. Actually, it is part of a dynamic balance between different bacteria and yeasts that exist in our mouth, GI tract and vagina. It is convenient to cite Candida as the cause for global problems. However, I have never seen a patient cured by treatment. Odd, since the doctors doing this generally makes tons of money and have loyal returning patients. Generally, if treatment does not improve the "disease" patients will not return. Many of these unfortunate patients have something going on. I don't know if it is Chronic Fatigue, Environmental Allergies, or unknown. I think the Candida Syndrome does not exist. I understand that many patients passionately believe that it does and that I will receive many irate notes, but that is my opinion.