From experience, the main cause of candida overgrowth is a weakened immune system plus a high-carbohydrate intake. A major cause of weakened immune systems (other than physical ailments such as HIV/AIDS) is stress. So prolonged STRESS + HIGH-CARBS = CANDIDA OVERGROWTH. Simple as that. Take away both of those factors from the equation and you will very quickly recover from candida. As wikipedia explains, candida lives in all of us, but once it's allowed to get out of control, an overgrowth will result in cadidiasis.
Another key I've recently discovered is the importance of a Good Digestive System. Anything you do that slows or in any way impairs the function of your digestive system can contribute to the overgrowth of harmful bacteria and yeasts, such as Candida. Proper digestion allows for foods to work their way through your bowels and intestinal tract in an efficient and timely manner. Things such as extreme stress, insufficient physical activity, and not getting enough sleep can all effect how well your body can process the foods you eat. Throw extra carbohydrates into the mix and you have a fertile breeding ground for Candida Overgrowth.Candida Treatment Options -->