In my opinion, if the candida has not infected the spinal column, then it is a mild case of candida and these are usually the people that are able to cure their candida with moderate effort. Usually these are people that start to feel sick after taking Antibiotics and it is not a lifelong illness. In this case probiotics and anti-fungals can be quite effective. For many of us however, things are not so simple, life-long or very long-term symptoms mean the candida has infected the spinal column and probiotics, anti-fungals are not effective as a treatment. There is no short-term treatment for people in this condition, it will take years of correcting the body's imbalances and regaining proper immunity for the body to be able to destroy the pathogens.