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.
Jul, 11
2016

Mold Lung Colonization Associated With Asthma

luke-curtis Asthma is a complex disease which affects rough 5 to 10% of children and adults worldwide. There are many known environmental triggers to asthma including particulates, ozone, pesticides, solvents, pollen, and mold spores.

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Jul, 11
2016

Mold Exposure And Rashes- Angioedema

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A number of studies and case reports have linked indoor exposure to molds and or water damage to significantly greater risk of skin rashes and angioedema. Both molds and bacteria produce a large number of toxins that can cause toxic or allergic skin reactions.  

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May, 19
2016

Heavy Exposure To Stachybotrys Mold

luke-curtis Earlier research has linked exposure to heavy indoors levels of Stachybotrys and other molds and their mycotoxins to many health problems including asthma, sinus problems, lung hemorrhage, depression, chronic fatigue, reduced concentration and attention, and increased cancer risks.      

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May, 19
2016
luke-curtis Many studies have reported that consuming the “probiotic” Lactobacillus bacteria is associated with many health benefits, including less Candida growth in the mouth and GI tract, less Candida vaginitis, reduced irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, and reduced risk of bacterial infections such as Clostridium difficle.   

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May, 19
2016

Long Term Semi Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

luke-curtis Aspergillus is a common indoor and outdoor fungi (mold) which can produce many toxins or mycotoxins (such as aflatoxins, ochratoxins, and sterimatocystin). It can also cause life threatening invasive bloodstream infections which commonly affect immunocompromised people such as those with HIV, some forms of cancer like leukemia and lymphoma, the severely malnourished, and patients on immunosuppressive drugs for bone or organ transplants.     

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