I did not know for sure when I experimented with the anti-fungal diet and supplements that I had a fungal problem. I chose to try it because everything I had read indicated that fungus can cause symptoms like the ones I had, among others. And, there was no "exit program" with the prescribed meds I was taking, so I was willing to give it a shot. As well, I was an ideal candidate for someone likely to have a fungal infection,... a high fungal quotient, I guess you could say. I had ringworm as a child, taken antibiotics in my teen years for outbreaks of strep and after the birth of my firstborn (incidently, my UC symptoms appeared right after that), I had been on birth control pills for a number of years, had many yeast infections, I grew up in a house that was moldy and mildewy, especially in the basement where my bedroom was, I later lived in a house that had previous water damage and flooding (again, where my first symptoms appeared), and I loved and ate a LOT of bread and corn products, known to be contaminated with mycotoxins.
I guess I can't "swear 100%" that my issues were fungus, but reflecting on my fungi exposure, and the fact that I was significantly better (90% or more) after being on an anti-fungal program for 2 weeks, eventually becoming symptom-free, I have to go by the cause/effect theory.
Have I had a flare since...well, to tell the truth, I went through a period of time where after feeling so well for so long, that I started going back to my old eating habits, unlimited bread, sweets, drinking wine more often, etc. and the symptoms started appearing again. So, what did I do? I went back on the program, and after having 4 days of incredibly ugly die-off effects, was once again symptom-free within a short time. Coincidence? I guess each can draw their own conclusion. Other than the "blip" I had, I am still symptom-free for 7 years now. I am, however, much more careful with what goes in my mouth. I know now the path I must take, probably for the rest of my life. Again, I firmly believe the probiotics and beta-glucan have been instrumental in my good health, as well.