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This link is updated regularly and contains technical data supporting the role of fungi and their byproducts in the disease process.  The purpose of this link is twofold; 

1. Many physicians, nurses or other healthcare professionals want more information on the fungus link to serious illness prior to prescribing anti-fungal medications or recommending a dietary change for their patients.  The articles posted in this link are scientific and with few exceptions are taken from medical journals familiar to healthcare workers.  In the interest of brevity, Luke Curtis, MD, locates relevant articles and then extrapolates the information making review simple.  Of course, the entire article is also attached.

2. Many lay people ask us for technical data supporting the link between exposure to fungus and symptoms and diseases.  We encourage all visitors to this site to take some time and study these technical articles prior to initiating lifestyle changes, including dietary changes and to do so with their physician's awareness and approval.  Tens of thousands of scientific articles confirm a fungus or fungal byproduct link to disease.  Attached are more recent articles.
luke-curtis Fungi (mold) such as Penicillium, Mucor, Cladosporium, Meyerozyma, Candida and Rhodotorula frequently contaminate milk, cheese, and other dairy products. Spoilage fungi can come from many sources including air, surfaces, diary equipment, the cows themselves, and humans.

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Nov, 13
2017
luke-curtis  Common indoor and foodborne fungi are known to produce hundreds of allergens and mycotoxins which can cause allergenic and toxic reactions (1, 2). The most studied indoor molds include Alternaria and various Aspergillus species such as Aspergillus fumigatus. Numerous studies have linked exposure to total airborne molds, and exposure to Aspergillus and Alternaria, to respiratory diseases like asthma and rhinitis. 

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Nov, 13
2017
luke-curtis Coccidioides is a fungus common in the arid Southwestern United States which can cause severe and sometimes life-threatening infections of the lung and other parts of the body. A case report was made of a 42-year-old male west Texas farmer who presented with a 2-month history of shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, night sweats, and weight loss (1).

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luke-curtis The human mouth often contains heavy growth of fungi such as Candida and potentially harmful bacteria such as various species of Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.  Growth of Candida and various bacteria in the mouth has been linked to oral health problems such as gingivitis and dental cavities. 

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Sep, 25
2017

Mold exposure and Links to Alzheimer’s dementia

luke-curtis Exposure to indoor mold, bacteria, water damage, and particulates have been associated with development of dementia.  A case series was presented of 7 patients (aged 50 to 72 years, mean age 57) who developed Alzheimer’s type III dementia following documented exposure to indoor mold and water damage 1. 

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