Candida does not thrive in an alkaline environment, nor does an alkaline pH activate hyphal dimorphism. Most strains of candida exist in both hyphal and yeast forms in a wide pH range. I have corrected this gross error 6 months ago:
"Effect of pH on in vitro yeast-mycelial dimorphism in genitourinary Candida spp"
Conclusion: "At all three pH levels C. glabrata, C. guilliermondii, C. kefyr andC. parapsilosis isolates (57.1% of the seven Candida species) did not produce any hyphae/filaments (true hyphae) at all (Figs.1 and 2) whereas some isolates of the other species did at pH 5.6 and 7.0. Candida stellatoidea had both yeast andhyphalforms at all pH values(Table1). There was no significant difference in the effect of pH 5.6 and 7.0 on morphology of each of these three species which grew hyphae.
Good, now combine what you have just read with info from your favorite website, wikipedia: "The pH in the colon varies between 5.5and 7 (slightly acidic to neutral)."
You have present in a healthy colon conditions in which candida already thrives in its fungal form. Read again: There was no significant difference in the effect of pH 5.6 and 7.0 on morphology of each of these three species which grew hyphae. All the fuss raised about "alkalinity" switching on the fungus gene is completely irrelevant. Not to mention that pH of 6.5 to7 is not alkaline, it is by definition acidic to neutral. This is exactly why impaired bile flow exposes the small intestines to candida overgrowth: because without the exposure to HIGH alkalinity of 8.8 to 9, candida thrives. And this is exactly why restoring bile flow through liver flushing eliminates candida from the small intestines.
To anyone reading the information concerned or confused about the effect of alkalinity on candida: make no mistake. Alkaline environments kill candida. Here is a photo of one of the colonies I have killed:
People: this is not mucus. This is not "undigested fiber". It is candida in its hyphal form. And I have eliminated over 1000 colonies like this. Do not follow the advice of the above poster who merely reads biased medical studies that are against natural healing and common sense then jumps to his own erroneous conclusions. Listen to someone with experience who has cured himself and others.
Flush your liver free of intrahepatic stones and get your highly alkaline bile flowing once again then see how much your candida starts to "thrive". Hah.