Thought I would share. Been on this board before. After exhausting all revenues for my GI disorders I finally went and Googled Candida and to my amazement all my symptoms fit Candidiasis. Food intolerance, fructose, lactose, gluten, allergies I never had before, loss of energy, severe gas and abdominal pains due to above intolerances, joint pain, GERD and list goes on and on. I beleive I had a bout of Giardiasis a year ago and my beneficial flora got all messed up thereby allowing the normal candida yeast to form the fungal form as it was not kept in check. I already knew by trial and error I could not eat high fructose corn syrup, lactose, soy and refined flours. I have been on a total sugar(all kinds) and carb free diet for 4 days know and symptoms are already dissipating. Basically all I eat is meats and non starchy veggies, lots of raw garlic, kale, onions as they have antifungal properties. Since Candida needs sugars and simple carbs to survive I am trying to starve them by diet. The concept of a leaky gut seems to be what has been my problem. I am also taking Acidophilus tabs. The gurgling and gas is totally gone already and stools are back to normal. I know it will probably take many months to rid my entire body but sure is a good start. Tell you one thing there sure isn't a whole lot of things I am basically on a South Beach diet without the fruit. I have also read grapefruit seed extract is helpful but haven't used any yet. Anyhow this is a great board and thought I would share. I will update as time goes on.