Candida lives primarily in the large intestine when it is non-invasive and has not penetrated into other areas of the body. Sugars and other simple carbohydrates can reach the large intestine; especially in cases where a large amount is consumed. This is one of the main reasons that most alternative practitioners recommend a diet that is very low or completely without simple sugars and starches. This list includes most sweet fruits, bread, processed grains, fruit juices, sodas, and any other food with added sugar. It is very easy to conceive of the digestive process as one that is completely efficient because that is how it is often presented. In reality, mechanical breakdown and enzymatic breakdown, i.e. chewing and enzyme activity, often allow some of these compounds to get through. If this is compounded by a sluggish digestive tract and fecal compaction, it will allow ample time for the yeast present to feed on the sugar. During yeast overgrowth, it can actually migrate into the small intestine, stomach, throat, mouth (Thrush), and into the rest of the body.