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.
Jun, 09
2015

Fungal nail infections are very common

luke-curtis Mold (fungal) infections to the nails are very common. A common form of fungal nail infection is called onchomycosis, which accounts for about 50% of all fungal nail infections. Onchomycosis occurs in 2 to 18% in various populations and as high as 50% in people over 70 years old.     

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Apr, 23
2015

Mold Allergens

luke-curtis  Molds produce at least 107 well characterized allergens. Hundreds of less- well characterized mold allergens may also exist. These mold allergens can often cause IgE related hypersensitivity reactions. Many studies have reported that exposure to higher levels of outdoor or indoor mold spores and/or indoor dampness is significantly associated with higher rates of both the development of asthma and the worsening of asthma. 

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Apr, 23
2015
luke-curtis Candida is a yeast (fungus) that frequently grows in the skin, digestive tract and urinary/ reproductive tracts of humans. Candida can cause life-threatening infections- especially in patients who are have compromised immune systems such as cancer patients, patients on immunosuppressive drugs, HIV patients and very premature babies.     

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Apr, 23
2015
luke-curtis Aspergillus infections of the lung cause over 200,000 cases of invasive aspergillosis annually worldwide. Immunocompromised patients such as HIV patients, cancer patients, and those on immunesuppressive drugs are at special risk for aspergillosis.  

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Feb, 05
2015
luke-curtis Asthma related hospitalizations are fairly common in children. Every year, about 1 out of every 200 Australian children aged 0 to 14 years are hospitalized at least once for asthma. Better home indoor air quality can significantly reduce risk of asthma-related hospital admissions in children.     

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