Okay, well I will give you this, that other than good quality tests of feces, there is really no way to diagnose candida for sure. Also, as you say the chronic candida diagnoses is probably overused a bit and surely some of the people who think they have candida probably don't and have a completely different problem entirely. In fact there have been plenty of people over the years who thought they had candida, were posting on the candida board for a long time and then later found out that they didn't have candida at all. At the same time, I do think that some level of candida overgrowth (at least more than normal) is fairly common in people who have weak immunity and weak digestion. Personally, I don't worry about treating candida anymore, I am repairing and rebalancing my body on a much deeper level through ayurveda.
Regarding your other post above, you say you are still suffering from symptoms of adrenal fatigue and are struggling to consume enough calories. I know you have made a lot of progress from where you were with the fruitarian diet but do you think that adding some cooked food to your current regimine could help you? I mean, I know in a perfect world we would all be fruitarians and we would swim with the dolphins and what-not but in the world we are in, I think a lot of people need the more balancing soothing effect of cooked food. Well, just a thought, I know you are pretty into the fruitarian thing and if you can make it work I am all for it.