What caused the Candida in the first place? Well I can remember that quite clearly.
I had a cold for a month that wouldn't go away. I went to the doctor and he of course precribed me Antibiotics . Those Antibiotics didn't work however, and the cold still lingered.
I then went to him again and he prescribed me another Antibiotic noting 'this one will work'. I took the second round of Antibiotics and by about the fourth day in I woke up at about 2 in the morning with a horrible, bitter taste in my mouth. I went to the washroom and looked at my tongue in the mirror - it was completely white.
Shortly after that day all my candida symptoms appeared including chronic fatigue, jock itch, anal itching, ridges on my nails, and a white coated tongue that needs to be constantly scraped with a tongue scraper.
Before these antibiotics I was never fatigued. I could stay out until 5 am partying and the next day be up at 8. Now even 10 hours of sleep doesn't seem to refresh. I never ever had jock itch. I never ever had nail problems. And I never ever had a white coated tongue thatleft a boitter taste in my mouth and bad breath.
So how much of a role do I believe that heavy metals and parasites play in the cause of my candida, well probably very little.