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Candida Saliva (Spit) Test
Gastrointestinal
Written by Maff     December 15, 2009    
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".

Overall rating 
 
3.3
Ease of Use 
 
8.0
Usefulness of Results 
 
1.0
Would you Recommend? 
 
1.0
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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