Ahhh Candida Albicans... that little beast of a yeast.
Candida albicans is ife threatening in immune compromised patients - that is people who have cancer/AIDs. If you had it like that you would be in intensive care, so I wouldn't worry about that!
There is also a growing number of people who claim to have systemic candidiasis who aren't immune compromised that has originated in a dysbiosis of the GI tract. I am one such person! I was uncertain at first, but I thought I would give a candida diet a go as I have such a plethora of inexplicable and seemingly unconnected symptoms that western medicine was unable to help me with. When no one in the mainstream can help you, i think its more than reasonable to seek alternative therapies.
I am in my 9th week of a strict candida protocol. I am eating more healthily than I have ever done so in my entire life. I eat (nearly all organic) eggs, veg, brown rice, quinoa, millet, meat and fish, and thats it. No sugar of any kind (the carbs I eat are incredibly low in readily accessible sugars). That even means no fruit! This is the diet I follow: www.thecandidadiet.com
Moreover, i am taking huge quantities of probiotic supplements and foods, and also eating huge quantities of anti-fungal foods such as virgin coconut oil.
Why do I think that my problem is candida? The fact that I have felt worse after starting this diet than better! I think most people would agree, my diet looks extremely healthy. However, when you embark on a candida fighting protocol, you can get what people call 'die-off', which is where the yeast cells die in massive numbers and you get a huge release of toxins into the body. If I were taking some man-made supplement or if I had eradicated carbs I could agree that perhaps I am feeling so bad because I wasn't nourishing myself properly. In fact, though, this is the first time in my life I have ever been so well nourished! I eat well over 10 portions of veg every day, I eat complex carbs in good quantities, and I get protein with every meal.
The reason the antibiotics gave you a yeast infection is that the killed all the 'friendly' bacteria in your body. You need those good bacteria to keep all the beasties in check and to keep your immune system functioning.
Though I am physically in a bad way right now, my anxiety has lessened since starting this diet! I believe toxins caused by candida can cause or at least worsen anxiety disorders.
Candida won't kill you though. So don't worry about that.