I had to jump in and play devil's advocate a bit here because I've been reading through this thread and I'm just wondering who Shelleycat is and what are her credentials? Member of curezone team? Sounds like she knows a lot, but I am really skeptical of hard and fast rules for everyone given by someone who has not met you, seen any of your testing, knows your whole history, etc. I've been working on health issues for years with slow, but steady improvement, and after all this time, after everthing I've read and in talking to other folks, the one thing I've figured out is that everyone is different in what combination of things they have going on and what their body will respond to. I really think you should gather many opinions and continue to research. On a personal experience note, the Body Ecology Diet book helped me a lot in learning about food combining and replenishing healthy gut flora. That might be worth checking out. There are a lot of anti-candida books out there, all with useful information, but they don't have such a strong focus on lacto-fermented foods, and I think that is what has made the difference for me.