Thanks for the links, they do seem to provide evidence that Candida can play a role in EC, more so than I previously realised.
I guess that there are two further assumptions I have trouble accepting -
a) That a lot of the sufferers here have some kind of systemic "Candidemia" infection (and not maybe just something topical akin to oral thrush). It looks to me that this is actually quite a rare and severe condition, not something we would all be walking around with without otherwise noticing (though I guess maybe its possible).
b) That such an infection (systemic or otherwise) can be cured by a Candida free diet. This article in particular ( http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/candida.html)
makes me doubt the legitimacy of a lot of the sites that come up in Google for "candida free diet" and similar terms. Has there been any serious studies done on these kind of diets?
But I don't really know what I'm talking about outside my own experience!