This is an antedoctal home test that can be used to determine if fungus/yeast/candida is well established in your body it is called the Spit Test because it is based on, well, your spit. There are a few things that need to be done in advance to rule out it being dehydration or a dairy sensitivity. To establish that it is in fact yeast that is causing the saliva to test positive for candida, it would be useful to eliminate all dairy for 10 days before the test. And make sure you are not dehydrated – a good rule is 1 liter of water for every 50 lbs of body weight – this would be a good measure of water intake all the time and definitely for the 10 days prior to doing the Spit test.
Once you have eliminated dairy for 10 days and had adequate amounts of water for those same 10 days, the steps for the Spit test are as follows:
Any of these 3 signs indicate that there is most likely a candida overgrowth
When the candida goes away the spit changes. I have seen this in practice and although there is no scientific research behind this test, when patients have done the Spit test in conjunction with an Anti-Candida Antibodies blood test – both tests come back with the same results. If your Spit Test tests positive for candida it would be a good time to visit your naturopathic doctor!