Only when you are required to since an increase the pH in your gut and lead to a candida overgrowth. However, there are some simple tips that you can follow to regulate the pH in your intestines and prevent a Candida overgrowth. Again, it comes back to the three elements – diet, probiotics and antifungals.
Cutting fruit from your diet will not only prevent all that fructose from feeding a Candida overgrowth. It will also stop the alkalizing effect that fruit has on your intestines.
Probiotic bacteria like lactobacillus acidophilus actually secrete small amounts of lactic acid and acetic acid into your intestines. This acid is a great defense against pathogens and it prevents Candida from switching to its fungal form.
You may not have realized, but many antifungals are actually acidic. For example coconut oil contains three proven antifungals – caprylic acid, Lauric acid and capric acid.Combining these three elements is the best way to maintain the correct level of acidity in your intestines.