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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.
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It is critical that all physicians, nurses, and visitors wash their hands every time they see a patient to prevent spread of bacteria, molds and viruses.  Hospital acquired infections kill 100,000 US patients annually in the USA.  Many infectious microorganisms such as Methacillin Resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin Resistant Enteroccoci (VRE), and Closteridium difficile are resistant to many antibiotics.  In the USA, rates of hospital acquired MRSA infections increased 3 fold in the period 1995-2005.

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May, 08
2012
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Inulin is a form of the sugar fructose in which the fructose molecules are bound together in long chains called polymers.  Inulin is found in Jerusalem artichoke, chicory and members of the Allium family such as onions, garlic, leeks and chives.  Inulin is also available as a food supplement.   (Note that inulin is almost the same word as insulin.)

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May, 08
2012

Medical Costs of Air Pollution

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Over the past few decades, outdoor air quality in many US cities has improved as government controls have reduced emissions from industry, power plants and motor vehicles.  Still, levels of particulates, carbon monoxide, ozone and other pollutants are often too high in many areas.  Air pollution can be especially bad in large cities located in valleys which trap air pollution such as Los Angeles and Phoenix.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) are common chronic health conditions which affect about 5% of Canadians older than age 12 years. Among women aged 45 to 64 years, the incidence is about 6.9%.  Chronic fatigue syndrome involves persistent unexplained fatigue, sleep dysfunction, mental depression, chronic pain in muscles and joints, headaches,

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May, 08
2012

Exercise Class Very Helpful for Older Adults

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Exercise is critical for people of all ages.  Earlier studies have reported that people in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s can significantly increase their muscle strength and the capacity of their heart and lungs through regular exercise.

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