Candida is what is called a saprophytic micro-organism, an organism which gets its energy from dead or decaying organic matter. It is not pathogenic per se. It has the most rapid growth rate among all fungi. Normally Candida is present in the host organism as an isolated yeast cell. Permanent colonisation with inactive yeasts is considered to be essential and beneficial. Candida’s multiplication in the body does not occur accidentally. The milieu (inner terrain) of the body is in great part determined by its pH value, and a low pH (acidic) is ideal for candida to thrive. Insidious acidification of the human’s internal environment is the main cause indicated by an acidic urine, (ph below 6.5), caused by faulty diet. High intake of protein steals the body of alkalinity, plus chronic faulty fermentation in the bowels can produce large amounts of acids. pH of the duodenum should be close to 8.3, this rectifies the low pH of the chyme coming from the stomach. During acidification, this can lower the pH of the duodenum triggering the release of alkaline pancreatic juices. This stimulates the cells of the stomach (cover cells) to secrete more sodium bicarbonate into the blood, then more hydrochloric acid is produced and excreted into the stomach. This becomes a vicious cycle. Intake of alkaline colloids (minerals) is essential to maintain the pH throughout the whole digestive process. We wouldn’t have this essential information if it wasn’t for science. Don’t forget there are many in science that have a vested interest in the status quo of germ theory, we need to be very careful when we put scientists and their theories on a pedestal, theories need to be critically analysed constantly particularly when new evidence comes to hand.