I'm not saying candida can never cause an issue, just that it's not the cause of just about every symptom and condition known to man as some segments of the alt medicine community seem to blame it on and try to sell you all these expensive supplements and cleanses and put you on restrictive diets to try to rid. I only believe the minor yeast infection problems and the one very rare systemic blood infection problem accepted by conventional medicine.
Alt medicine wants you to believe the candida yeast causes all those 100 symptoms when I'm showing that those minor candida infections are just part of what can happen from having a weakened immune system caused by malnutrition, a condition that does cause all those 100 symptoms and conditions. People with weakened immune systems get those yeast infection and some alt medical doctors think the yeast infections are the cause, not just one of the many symptoms/conditions of malnutrition.
Mainstream medicine says candida infections can be a result of having a weakened immune system:
Oral thrush - Risk factors: Having a compromised immune system
Yeast infection (vaginal) - Risk factors: Impaired immune system
Some in alt medicine put the cart in front of the horse on this one. Like I said, a misdiagnosis.
Your calorie intakes and losing/not losing could very well be explained by this:
The Myth of Low-Calorie Dieting for Weight Loss Exposed
The body will stop clinging so desperately to stored fat when it no longer fears starvation because it's receiving proper nourishment from food.
I got rid of my main symptoms by doing a juice fast too that I'm sure was calorie-restricted, but remember what Dr. Graham said about juice fasts that could explain that as well:
"Foods don't heal, but they certainly can harm. Putting people on juices and vegetables we often see them heal from health concerns. This is because they are no longer eating the foods that were harming them. It's that simple." //www.curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=2037803#i
I just would recommend to try getting good high amounts of calories from low-fat/low-sodium whole, unprocessed foods and see how many of your health symptoms improve before going down any other route and if some of the symptoms are still lingering, go even high calories to make double sure it wasn't a calorie-restriction issue. As I'm learning, it seems like some conditions, like "AF," need a lot more calories than just the recommended minimums.
Just try it out and see how it works. If you stay low-fat and low-sodium enough, your body shouldn't gain anymore weight than it naturally should.