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, 21
2015
luke-curtis Coccidioides is a soil dwelling fungi which is especially common in desert areas such as southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Coccidioides can infect the lung and sometimes spread to other organs such as the brain. Coccidioidomycosis infections can range from a mild febrile illness to chronic infections to death. Coccidioidomycosis infections are also known as “Valley Fever”     

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Sep, 17
2015

Possible Development Of Anti-fungal Vaccine

luke-curtis As reported earlier in these blogs, fungal infections are generally underestimated as a cause of illness and death. About 25% of all humans have a chronic fungal infection of the skin or nails. At least 50% of all women of childbearing age suffer at least one lifetime episode of vulvovaginal Candidiasis and 5-8% have 4 of more episodes annually. Invasive fungal infections cause roughly 1.5 million worldwide deaths annually. 

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Sep, 10
2015
luke-curtis    Aflatoxins are produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi. Aflatoxin exposure is common in improperly stored foodstuffs- especially corn (maize) and peanuts. Aflatoxins are some of the most carcinogenic (cancer causing) compounds found either in nature or synthesized in the laboratory. Aflatoxins are a major cause of liver cancer that seem to work synergistically with hepatitis C liver infection.  

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Jun, 09
2015
luke-curtis Many studies have reported that exposure to environmental molds (fungi) indoors or outdoors can cause and/or worsen asthma/ rhinitis or other allergic conditions. The exact molecular and chemical reasons why mold exposures worsen asthma are only partially known.    

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Jun, 09
2015

Mold exposure and more asthma

luke-curtis Many studies have linked indoor exposure to molds (fungi), bacteria, and damp indoor conditions to higher rates and/ or worsening of allergic diseases such as asthma, eczema, and rhinitis. As reported earlier, a meta-analysis of 16 published studies reported that indoor exposure to visible molds was associated with a 29% increased risk of asthma.     

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