Eric, I have to keep my online time short, so forgive the spelling:- Stool tests for candida are unreliable, as they do not shed regularly and many bowel movements (submitted for stool tests) will not show overgrowth even if there is one.- I have read all kinds of controversy as to whether blood tests are useful. Bailed on on them, because the issue that I'm looking at is overgrowth in the intestines, which does not even have anything to do with systemic blood-borne infections of candida. Ie: symptoms are from overgrowth in intestines.- My toxic symptoms include the following, but list isn't complet due to lack of time: burning eyes, fatigue, hyperactivity, headache. Nearly ALL of my toxic symptoms are relieved by 50% as soon as I do a plain water enema (with slight amount of salt in water just to bring it up to close to what body salinity would be). Those symptoms then gradually return over the next day or so.- in the past I have tried a special diet that is supposed to not feed candida (which of course would perhaps not feed other bad bugs), and noted certain specific improvements as long as I was on the diet. So could not tell if improvement was due to killing off candida, or some other bug. BUT recently am trying said diet again, this time taking two prescription antifungals, and these antifungals do NOT kill bacteria. The people I mentioned in another posting, who I believe I'm similar to, improved much more when taking those antifungals. Ergo: it must have been a fungus problem. I'm only into my third day of those Rx's, so will keep this board posted.No, candida isn't what "everyone has", but it certainly isn't just a benign thing that doesn't affect anyone, either. Also see my post in the recent thread on Vivonex and candida.P.S. (for Eric again) You're right about motility medication being a possible solution, it could be if this isn't a candida or other bug problem. I'm planning on getting some Zelnorm and trying it, but won't quite my anti-candida plan until I've given the anti-candida program a long trial. As posted above, I know that it isn't everyone's issue, but have some reason to think it may be mine, and just started a stronger anti-candida plan than I've done in the past. Maybe I'll add zelnorm to the candida program once the zelnorm arrives (it'll take me weeks to get it) - that'll be interesting to see how that addition changes things, if it does.