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.
May, 08
2012

High Potassium Diet May be Helpful for Arthritis

luke-curtis Catsfur made a good comment about rheumatoid arthritis patients being low in potassium.  A number of studies have reported that rheumatoid arthritis patients tend to be low in potassium and may benefit from a high potassium diet.   The exact mechanism in which potassium helps rheumatoid arthritis is not well known- but may involve better hormonal function of the hypothalamic- pituitary- adrenal axis.

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May, 08
2012

Diet May be Helpful in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a common joint problem with about 0.5% of adult men and 1.0% of adult women having rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis involves immunological processes that cause swelling of the synovial fluid located between the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is especially common in feet, ankles, knees, hands, and proximal (inner) joints on each finger.

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luke-curtis Lung cancer is one of the worst forms of cancer, which causes about 90,000 deaths a year in the USA alone. About 85% of lung cancer deaths occur in smokers, and about 15% in non-smokers.  Besides smoking, exposure to radon gas and combustion products such as wood, leaf or trash smoke can also increase risk of lung cancer.  Quitting smoking at any age significantly reduces risk of lung cancer and other cancers.  

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May, 08
2012

Nutrition Can Fight Depression

luke-curtis Depression is a very common condition which affects an estimated 5 to 15% of adolescents and adults at any given time. Depression is often related to stressful or tragic events like unemployment or death/illnesses of a relative/friend.  However, interventions such as good nutrition, exercise, sufficient sleep and social support can often prevent or alleviate depression.  Much recent research has focused on the effects of good nutrition in preventing and treating depression.

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May, 08
2012

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables!

luke-curtis Only about 25% of school children, teens and adults consume the recommended levels 5 – one half cup servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Consuming 5 or more servings a day of a wide range of vegetables daily have been associated with better health and significantly lower levels of many health problems such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, many cancers, macular degeneration, dementia and diabetes.

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