I have been diagnosed with Candida. My Dr. didn't do any tests on me - he just asked me a lot of questions about Antibiotics , was I a sickly child, did I take trycycling, ECT. He put me on a fairly strict diet and nystatin and then nystatin and dyflucan. Well I was doing great for a while - I had die off symptoms and my energy level really soared for a few weeks. Started losing weight and needing less food to get full - had more energy and slept much much better. But once I was off of the meds I slowly and then more quickly went the other way feeling horrible. Even worse than I had felt originally. I was put back on dyflucan a mere month after being let off of it. A month later I was prounounced cured - but honestly I don't feel cured. I don't know what is happeneing right now - if I am having detox symptoms, liver problems, or candida is coming back for round three. I drink tons of water and take tons of supplements - trying to raise my immune system and glutathione levels up - so I can strengthen my body enough to hold back the candida to normal levles. I only eat organic - lots of fish and chicken, some buffalo and grass fed beef, lots of veggies, almond and coconut milk and tons of water. I also use Dr.Mercola's Whey protein. Not sure exactly what I was supposed to feel like but I have gone from feeling ten years younger to being weak and tired almost all of the time with short bursts of energy. I have lost a ton of weight and after reading some of your article I feel I may be in a canabolic state right now when I thought I was making real progress. I have gone from 230 to 190Lbs in about three months or so. I was very proud of my progress and felt very good about the decisions I had made along the way - aside from eating things I knew I shouldn't for a time. Now I am very very strict. Strictly protein and veggies - almond/coconut milk, water, whey, and that's really it. I do eat berries from time to time when I suspect my blood Sugar is too low. Which has happened a few times. Well thanks for the post and if you read all of this and wish to reply my email is writer is 29 30 at g mail and thanks again.