There are many causes of candida. Candida albicans is a yeast that lives naturally in harmony with the mucous in our body in the intestines and vagina. When the immune system is strong all is fine, but if the immune system becomes weakened the bacteria flora becomes imbalanced. Candida takes over and it becomes an illness.
Many years ago I suffered from candida albicans. I didn't know what it was or why I was feeling the way I did. Finally a Naturopath diagnosed it and I began implementing my natural candida treatment. I had a few false starts as it is very challenging to follow the candida diet guidelines. Finally I was very determined to get rid of candida once and for all. I followed the diet to a Tee.
The first month was very hard, not a grain of sugar, no alcohol, bread, or anything with yeast. I took supplements and did a cleanse. The second month was easier and after a few more months my symptoms were completely gone, I completely transformed my health, feeling 100% better and stronger.
Since then it has never returned. And an added bonus, I have been able to maintain a healthier, relatively sugar free diet, using only a little maple syrup occasionally.