Candida is caused not by malnourishment alone ..The main cause of many is taking Antibiotics while not taking any precautions against them. Take my example: stress, new country of living, not very healthy food got my immune system impaired. That is why my flu did not go away for 3 weeks! I turned to the doctor who prescribed me Antibiotics to be taken for two weeks straight. In two weeks, having no improvement whatsoever in combating my flu I turned to the doctor again who insisted to take Antibiotics for another 2 weeks. That time, I was only 20 y.old, who did not know anything about probiotics and importance of dealing with stress, healthy food, etc, .I took all the antibiotics. Soon after I got digestive problems ,like gas, bloating after each meal, diarea. Turned to the pediatrician who prescribed me Maalox! Ended up with chronic Candida..So my story is a clear picture of Candida as a result of a complex of the causes: stress, antibiotics, bad diet and not taking care about Candida overgrowing in a timely manner. Another point is: we need to teach our kids to take care about themselves from the very early stage of life.