The Science of Fungus

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 physicians awareness and approval.  Tens of thousands of scientific articles confirm a fungus, or fungal byproduct link to disease.  Attached are more recent articles.
Oct, 18
2016
luke-curtis Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a form of inflammatory lung disease mediated by inhaled allergen(s) and can progress to disabling or fatal lung disease. A number of different types of mold (fungi) and bacteria can trigger HP- as can exposure to birds, dusty food items such as flour and other types of dust. 

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Sep, 15
2016

Coconut Oil Useful For Controlling Candida

luke-curtis Many experts on controlling Candida, including Doug Kaufmann and Know the Cause, recommend using coconut and coconut oil to control Candida infections. Coconut and coconut oil contain several fatty acids including caprylic acid, capric acid, and lauric acid which inhibit growth of Candida and other yeasts (molds). Two recent studies have reported on the anti- Candida effects of coconut oil. 

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luke-curtis A number of studies have reported that indoor exposure to molds/ mycotoxins/ water damage is associated with problems with joint pain/ muscle weakness. Lieberman reported that 34 out of 48 (71%) consecutive indoor mold exposed patients had symptoms of joint or muscle pain/ weakness (Curtis L, 2004). Rea reported that 44 out of 150 (29%) consecutive mold patients were diagnosed with fibromyalgia (Curtis L, 2004). 

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Aug, 25
2016

Candida Albicans May Be Linked To Schizophrenia

luke-curtis Candida albicans is a yeast (fungus) which commonly grows on the skin, digestive tract, and the urinary/ sexual organs of humans. Excessive Candida growth may cause many health problems including painful infections (such as mouth thrush and vaginal Candidiasis), digestive problems, skin rashes, and neurological and neuropsychiatric problems such as depression in humans. 

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luke-curtis Infections from the molds (fungi) Aspergillus, Candida, and others are a major menace for hospitalized patients- especially those with immunocompromised immune systems such as patients with cancer, HIV/AIDS, severe malnutrition, or on immunosuppressive drugs for cancer or for organ/ bone transplants.

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