Thanks JMMA, I really appreciate your thoughts here.
Jhan, I see your point on the candida first, but I something tells me mine is a different brand than yours. I believe that candida issue has been only the last few years, whereas my cadmium toxicity seems related to my parents heavy smoking from pregnancy onward. Thus, I think my metal toxicity came first, setting me up for the candida. I think if I decrease the metals, my body will balance better on the candida.
I'm getting the idea that we all have different causes -for some it might have been the candida to start with. I link my candida back to my second pregancy. Too babies close together and a time of stress weakened my system to bring on the candida - the metal toxicity and some emotional toxicity from way prior, weakened me prior to all that.
I guess we all need to find our own egg...or is it chicken...