I’ve had at least one viewer who felt that the Candida spit test was an accurate measure of Candida overgrowth. However, based on my years of experience, I have to disagree.
On many occasions, I’ve had several clients who have had their spit analyzed by credible labs, and everything came back negative. There was no evidence of Candida, other yeast, fungus, or harmful bacteria. These are clients who had stringy, chunky phlegm when doing the spit test. Other times I could have sworn a client had Candida because of the appearance of their spit, and it turned out they didn’t have a yeast problem at all. They had a pancreatic problem. When pancreatic enzymes are low, the body has trouble breaking down starches, which can result in a lot of stringy mucus.
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What I’ve discovered over the years is that a lot of people with digestive problems don’t have a Candida issue after all. They may have a lack of beneficial bacteria or low levels of digestive enzymes. For example, if you have very low pancreatic elastase levels, you need to get the pancreas fixed up and take some digestive enzymes.
In addition to false negatives, another problem with spit tests is that the results can be affected by dietary supplements such as probiotics and digestive enzymes. Don’t make assumptions, and don’t just rely on conventional testing. A thousand blood tests later, and you still might not know what’s wrong with your gut.
My suggestion for anyone who is having digestive problems is to have a comprehensive stool analysis. That test will reveal the true extent of what’s going on in your gut. You won’t have to wonder what’s wrong with your GI tract anymore. You’ll have the answer, and from there you can select the most appropriate treatment. To my mind, that’s a much better approach than a spit test.