1. Fill a clear glass with water and place it beside your bed or on your counter before going to sleep at night.
2. When you awake in the morning, spit into the glass. Do this before having breakfast, your morning coffee, brushing your teeth, etc. It’s important that nothing enters your mouth or touches your lips before you perform this test. Make this the very first thing you do.
3. Immediately observe the color and consistency of the saliva. Then check it every 2-3 minutes for the next 15 minutes for clumping, sinking or stringing of the saliva.
Healthy saliva that is free from excess yeast will be clear. It should float on top of the water initially and then slowly dissolve into the water without any cloudiness, stringing or sinking. There are normally some bubbles or foam present, however, saliva that contains an overgrowth of Candida will have one or more of the following characteristics:
- Strings of saliva sinking in the water (often resembles a jellyfish)
- Cloudy saliva that sinks in a clump to the bottom of the glass
- Cloudy specks suspended in/on the water
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