one good site explaining candida is http://www.knowthecause.com Doug Kaufmann also has a show on TV, his diet is called the phase 1 and phase 2 diet I think. Candida causes inflamation in your body and many other things. If you go to Doug's website you and read all of his information you will better understand it. I'm not a good teacher…LOL His show is on CTN (christian television network). If you have that channel look it up, it is very interesting. There is a test your functional medicine Doctor can do.