so why do we bother to alkalize? So much conflicting info. Candida will survive in acidic and alkalizing environments.
The alkalinizing to cure disease thing is a myth to begin with. Most pathogens are killed by acids and thrive in alkalinity. This is why we have stomach acid and flora acids to help kill pathogens.
Furthermore, the body maintains its own pH quite well in nearly every case. This is because the body can only live in a narrow pH range. When people try to force their pH in one direction they only put more stress on the body as it has to work harder to deal with the sudden pH shift.
As for Candida, yes you are going to have it either way since Candida is a normal part of the body. The difference is that in an acidic environment the Candida is kept in a yeast form, which does not harm the body. In an alkaline environment the Candida overgrows is a dangerous fungal form.