i think that candida is (or can be) an irritant to the whole system and therefore causes a nervous type of energy which affects how you think - at least it seems to be this way for me. a clear system = a clear mind. i believe that it also works the other way around. a clear mind = a clear system. mind and body work together. i have found that when i treat only the physical aspects of candida that it is a long hard road. the mind, or mental "issues" must also be addressed. i always get candida overload after long bouts of mental stress. magnesium & b6 can help as can lots of physical excercise.