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Candida Saliva (Spit) Test

The Candida saliva or spit test is a simple test that can be carried out at home and, proponents say, diagnose any form of Candida or yeast-related illness. These illnesses may be referred to simpy as Candida or variously as 'Candida-related Complex', Systemic Candidiasis, 'Candida Overgrowth' and the 'Yeast Syndrome'. It is recommended by a number of natural and alternative health care practitioners.


How the Test is Performed

The Candida spit test is very simple. Before going to bed at night, fill a clear glass with water and place it at your bedside. When you wake in the morning, before you do anything else, simply work up a bit of saliva and spit into the glass of water. It is said to be important that nothing enters your mouth or touches your lips before you do this. Sources recommending the test instruct us not to drink any water, brush our teeth or even kiss your partner. Look at how the saliva looks and then check again 2-3 times every 15 minutes.

 

Interpreting What You See

Proponents explain that the test should be interpreted as such:

Healthy saliva will be clear and float on top of the water. It will then begin to slowly dissolve into the water without any cloudiness and without sinking. There would normally be some bubbles or foam present.

 

If the test is suggestive of Candida-related illness then some or all of the following signs will be present:


  • Strings traveling down to the bottom of the glass
  • Cloudy saliva that sinks to the bottom of the glass
  • Cloudy specks suspended in the water

It is suggested that the more strings and cloudiness there are, and the faster this develops, the greater the Candida albicans overgrowth.


An Explanation of the Test?

There seems to be no legitimate explanation or rationale for the Candida spit test and many people report having taken the test and it been "negative" only to find that more reliable tests such as Candida antibody testing, gut fermentation profile, urinary organic acids, or a simple treatment trial reveal Candida may have been a problem after all. Reportedly people who are perfectly healthy frequently test "positive" as well, suggesting the test is not reliable.

The origins of the test are also sketchy. A number of sites on the web suggest that it was invented by (or at least heavily promoted by) Global Health Trax Inc. which sells the Threelac (and now Fivelac) probiotic products.

Everything considered it would be wise to do your own research and ask your health care provider if you have done this test and want to know what to make of your result.

 

 

 

 

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Maff Reviewed by Maff    December 15, 2009
Last updated: December 23, 2009
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Not a reliable test

This test is very popular among those who suspect they have Candida-related health issues on many forums and chat rooms online but I can find no explanation or scientific evidence that supports its use.

I took the test myself and got none of the strings and other indications that supposedly indicate a Candida problem. My saliva simply sat on the top of the water for a while before mostly dissolving. Despite this negative result I clearly had intestinal Candida overgrowth and this was later confirmed as a diagnosis by Dr. Keith Eaton and Dr. Sarah Myhill, both prominent doctors practicing environmental medicine in the UK. These diagnoses were made with the aid of comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA), gut fermentation profile and Candida antibody testing. I would recommend particularly the gut fermentation profile/alcohol profile and Candida antibody testing if you can afford it to confirm or rule out Candida-related health problems.

Alternatively if finance is a problem you can simply do a trial of the antifungal diet and take antifungal medications and/or natural products along with probiotics as outlined in books such as The Yeast Connection (Crook) and The Yeast Syndrome (Trowbridge) and see if your symptoms improve.

It may be interesting to the spit test but please don't put much faith in the "results".

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Reviewed by Lisa    February 26, 2011

I tried the candidiasis spit test...

Well, I tried the spit test and I got crazy results. I want to say it might be crazy enough to be true because of it.

I have all the symptoms of candida overgrowth.

Now, I'm not a healthy individual by any means. I have an autoimmune condition (Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism) and since I can not eat many things due to digestive issues I find the easiest thing for me to eat (and the thing that gets me least sick) is simple carbohydrates like breads/pasta.

That's two reasons why I think I have it... the third is the fact my boyfriend is itchy all over his body and is developing little red papules all over his arms like I have. So he is now getting symptoms like I have... add on the fact I am immuno-compromised and only eat simple carbohydrates and bingo.

I did the spit test for the hell of it and not only did I get strands but there was bubbles all over the sides of the glass like I dropped an alka-seltzer tablet into the water. I'm no doctor (or scientist) but I want to say that spit shouldn't cause obvious gas bubbles to accumulate all around the cup.

That said- my spit hit the water and IMMEDIATELY turned into cobwebs. There was no delay... it never settled either. It just stayed the smae.

Here is the video I posted with my results.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTwpSbuid0A

You can see this mass moves but stays put together. You can also note all of the bubbles which have gathered and are stuck to the sides of the glass.

I'm guessing this is indeed candida because yeast release gasses- I could be crazy but I want to say I have it- but let me point out that I am planning on being tested to confirm it ASAP. I wouldn't rely on a spit-test alone but I thought it might be a good experiment regardless.


( (standard http youtube heading dot com backslash) watch?v=zTwpSbuid0A

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