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, 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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Mar, 24
2016
luke-curtis Common indoor and outdoor molds produce hundreds of known toxins (mycotoxins) and allergens. Exposure to such fungi can cause a wide range of allergy related problems. Most indoor mold problems are due to water or moisture problems in buildings.     

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Mar, 24
2016
luke-curtis It is well known that airborne exposure to indoor and outdoor molds and their mycotoxins can cause allergy related health effects such as asthma, wheezing, sinusitis, and skin/eye irritation.  

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Mar, 24
2016

Mycotoxins Common In Grains And Grain Products

luke-curtis Mycotoxins frequently contaminate grains and grain products used for animal feeds and human foods. On a global level- between 30 and 100% of all grain based feed and food samples are contaminated with measurable levels of mycotoxins.     

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Jan, 07
2016
luke-curtis Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by certain species of common Aspergillus fungi (molds). Aflatoxins are some of the most carcinogenic (cancer-causing) compounds known and aflatoxin exposure is strongly linked to aflatoxin exposure. Alfatoxins frequently contaminate staple crops like peanuts, corn (maize), and other grains and legumes.  

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