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Posted by David Holland on December 16, 1998 at 05:42:03:

I have come across the "spit test" for CRS on various Internet pages and was sceptical that such a simple test could have any validity. All one does is to spit into a glass of water on waking and if your spit floats and only slowly dissolves with no trace you are negative. If it sinks quickly with fine white tentacles extending down you are positive. To my amazement I consistently test positive and do have all the symptoms of CRS and my wife who has no CRS symptoms is consistently negative.

Is there any accepted scientific basis to the test? Are the fine white descending filaments that I see in my test Candida? My understanding of the "anti CRS" arguments is that no major differences in Candida levels is detectable between those claiming to have CRS and those not. This is such an apparently simple matter to investigate that I can understand why it has not been debunked as bogus or validated and accepted as standard practice.

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Posted by Walt Stoll on December 17, 1998 at 08:27:10:

In Reply to: SPIT TEST posted by David Holland on December 16, 1998 at 05:42:03:

Dear David,

This is a new one on me. However, I have learned not to "debunk" ANYTHING until I know at least something about it. I would be interested in any research you could tell us about regarding this phenomenon.

Finally, having said that, al the research I am aware of says that by far the most reliable "test" so far is the questionaire in many books about the subject.

Teach me.


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