The Candida Spit Test - MYTH #11


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The Candida Spit Test – MYTH #11 Hi, I’m Dr. Jeff McCombs, developer of the
McCombs Anti-Candida Plan for Health, Vitality, and Transformation. Today, I’d like to spend
a little time with you and discuss the Candida spit test. The Candida spit test was promoted
as a marketing tool in the mid- 90s by a multilevel marketing company that sold an anti-Candida
product. It was promoted as a fast, easy, reliable test for people to perform in their
homes to validate that they had a fungal Candida infection. I’d like to explain to you a
little bit why that is not a valid test and give you some more information behind valid
testing. To perform the test, you take a glass of water,
first thing in the morning, and spit into it. If the spit or mucus forms legs, little
extensions down into the water, this is a sign, supposedly, that you have a Candida
infection. Of course, this doesn’t differentiate between a Candida yeast or a Candida fungal
infection. But the truth of the matter is there are many things which can cause the
mucus to thicken to such an extent that it would form these legs down into the water.
A common one is dehydration. Now, if you’ve been sleeping all night, and your mouth is
closed, you haven’t been drinking water. When you wake up in the morning, you’re
gonna be a little dehydrated, so the mucus will be thicker and form these strands, or
legs, into the water. Other things that can cause the same thickening
of the mucus could be airborne allergies, food allergies. You could have a virus, bacteria,
yeast, mold, fungal infection, or parasite infection. Cold weather can also cause thickening
of the mucus, and anybody who has lived in a cold climate can attest to that. Weather
changes can also cause thickening of the mucus. So there are a lot of things that can cause
thickening of the mucus. If you consider the body burden that most
Americans and most people around the world hold in terms of toxin, there are generally
over 1000 different toxins that are in the body at any time. Each and any one of these
can cause the mucus to thicken. So when we’re doing a Candida spit test, we’re not testing
for anything, specifically, because thickened mucus can be a general indicator of many different
types of allergic reactions or responses by the body and its immune system. If you want
to do a saliva test, you would do a saliva antibody test. This is a valid test that’s
performed at a lab. Laboratories like BioHealth Diagnostics, Genova Diagnostics, Diagnostics
Labs will perform saliva antibody tests. An antibody is a protein that is produced
by our bodies’ white cells in response to a substance that is non-human, or non-self.
This is a way that the body uses to identify that substance again should re-exposure occur
later on. Other valid tests would be blood tests, stool
tests, direct cultures of blood or stool or another tissue. Metametrix Labs does PCR testing,
which is a genetic testing that can be with the stool or blood. Great Plains Laboratories
does organic acid testing. This is testing of by-products of cellular metabolism from
Candida. These are all different tests that can be performed to evaluate whether or not
you have a systemic fungal Candida infection. © Copyright 2010-2011, All Rights Reserved,
Dr. Jeffrey S. McCombs, DC Page 86 of 130 The best way to use this information is to
use several tests in conjunction with each other, along with a case history, present
signs and symptoms, past history of antibiotic use, and whether or not you’ve done a Candida
protocol and whether it’s produced good results for you. If you take all this information,
combine it together, you’re going to get a clearer picture of whether or not you have
a Candida infection. I hope you have found this information to
be helpful. If you’d like more information, visit us at www.McCombsPlan.com or call us
at 888-236-7780. This is Dr. Jeff McCombs, and thank you once
again.