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.
luke-curtis Vulvovaginal candidasis is a common condition involving infection of the vulva and vagina with Candida fungi. About 5% of all women will experience chronic or repeated episodes of vulvovaginal candidasis.     

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Dec, 08
2014

Antifungal Drugs May Be Helpful for Severe Asthma

luke-curtis Asthma effects about 8.2% of the US population, with about 10% of asthmatics having severe asthma. Several earlier studies have reported that higher levels of airborne fungi (molds) are associated with significantly higher rates of asthma symptoms, asthma related emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and asthma related deaths.  

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Dec, 08
2014
luke-curtis Patients with compromised immunosystems- such as those with HIV, leukemia, lymphoma, severe malnutrition, or on immunosuppressive drugs for bone or organ transplant- are at high risk for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (ie. Infection with Aspergillus fungi).     

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Oct, 07
2014

Mycotoxins And Growth Stunting In Childhood

luke-curtis A number of mycotoxins from mold (fungi) can cause growth stunting in children. Mycotoxin related growth stunting is especially common in developing nations with poor food storage.         

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luke-curtis Multiple sclerosis (MDS) is a disease which causes demyelination of brain nerves. About 25,000 cases of MS are newly diagnosed every year in the USA.         

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