candida real or fake

candida real or fake

Is candida real or fake? Both seem to apply. Given that there are over 65,000 studies on candida since the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s, it’s a real enough issue. The fake part is found in the number of sites that have popped up offering risky, and possibly vary harmful solutions. Let’s look at the fake a little more.

Who are Lisa Richards, Linda Allen, and Clare Davidson? Are they fictitious (fake) names created by others in order to sell you books and supplements on candida? It has become a common marketing practice to use fake names and images of women to gain your trust and separate you from your money. You’ll find this tactic being used by sites like,, and If that wasn’t bad enough, the people behind these sites have taken it a step further and created other sites that review the books, and products, and even the fictitious people on the original sites, in an attempt to add more legitimacy to all the fakery. They also add Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter accounts to create more layers. You’ll never be able to talk to any of these people. They’ll never make public appearances. There probably won’t ever be a YouTube video by any of them, unless of course they can find the real actor/model whose pictures they’ve used on their sites. The closest that you can get to communicating with anyone on these sites is to fill out a contact form on their site and someone may get back in touch with you. Where’s that someone live? Hong Kong? Vancouver, Canada? Western Europe? So far, all of these sights appear to be owned by the same person in Thailand.

Take Perfect Health, Ltd. for instance. They are listed as the owners of They are also the owners of which gives a good review to books by Lisa Richards and Linda Allen. You’ll be able to find other sites that give good reviews to both authors, as they are all owned by the same company. Fortunately, it’s not that bad, as you won’t lose that much money. They do offer a few free books, which coincidentally happen to be available for free elsewhere on the Internet, as well. If you want to get in on the action, you can even sign up as an affiliate on and get people suffering from candida to buy the books.You’ll be the next candida expert on your block.

What happens though if someone has a bad reaction to taking the lufenuron product sold on That’s not as risk free a proposition as buying a book. If you’re concerned about taking chitin cell wall inhibiting medication designed for eliminating fleas in pets, you should be. It wasn’t designed for human consumption. More about that is written here. Pet Consumer Reports issued this warning about it. Like the sites mentioned above, you can fill out a form and see if someone gets back to you. If you’re worried, or you’re human, you’re better off not taking anything that can have long-term implications later on in life.

How does all of this happen? Candida is an orphaned condition by the medical field. They only accept it as a possibility if you have severe immune system suppression, such as with AIDS, cancer, or are taking drugs to suppress your immune system. By ignoring the research and studies that validate its presence in ordinary people who don’t have a suppressed immune system, they create a huge gap in medicine. That leaves most people to fend for themselves, searching the Internet for answers. Some people have used this opportunity to cheaply create sites trying to lure people into buying their products. You’ll quickly recognize this approach by the long scrolling page that never seems to end or the inability to speak to a live person. Others have created multilevel companies that allow you to share in the profits, no matter who you are.

Candida is a real issue for millions of people. If you have candida, do your homework and research as much as you can. With over 65,000 studies on candida since the introduction of antibiotics in the late 1940s, there’s plenty of evidence to back up its existence and the problems it creates. Choose an approach that recognizes that they body is a complex organism and needs to be addressed as such. If you have candida, it exists on and inside your body along with 100 trillion bacteria and all of your body’s cells and tissues. It doesn’t exist alone by itself on a petri dish. You can’t just take anything and expect a good result. Some substances, like medications, can create additional imbalances and cause rebound infections. You don’t have to be confused about candida, but if you do have questions, give us a call (888-236-7780), or send us an email ( A phrase that we commonly hear is, “At last, a live person to talk to.”

I’ve been treating candida for 34+ years and the Candida Plan has been around for 26+ years. I continually mention and refer to the science behind candida, and have a broad education about the anatomy, physiology, and function of the body. This blog has dozens and dozens of posts that are backed up by science. Some of the sites mentioned above often reference my work, in order to sell their books and products. While I don’t necessarily approve of that, I can’t stop it. We have a Facebook group that we encourage people to join and share ideas and recipes with others. I also have a column on For people who appreciate live video, you can find us on our YouTube channel. Our Candida Library is the only online library dedicated to candida and has more information available on the science behind candida.

My first book, “Lifeforce” will soon be re-issued. I’ve just finished a 2nd book on candida, “The Everything Candida Diet Book,” for Adams Publishing (2014). We encourage people who do the Candida Plan to ask questions frequently and as often as they need to. We like to hear from people on how they are doing, so that we can offer a helping hand along the way. We don’t believe that everything is caused by candida, but when it is, we believe that we offer the best choice for a greater foundation of health for the body.

Get started on a healthier life today with Dr. McCombs Candida Plan.

Dr. Jeffrey S. McCombs, DC, is founder of the McCombs Center for Health, the Candida Plan, the Candida Library, and author of Lifeforce and The Everything Candida Diet Book.