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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.
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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Jan, 07
2016

Sublingual Immunotherapy For Fungal Sinus Problems

luke-curtis Immune therapy involving allergens from pollen, dust mite, or fungal (mold) allergens is oftentimes helpful in reducing symptoms from allergic conditions such as asthma, rhinitis, or skin eczema. For many years, allergy shots have been give under the skin (subcutaneous or SCIT). On rare occasions, SCIT has caused severe side effects such as asthma or anaphylactic shock. 

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luke-curtis Fusarium, Stachybotrys, Memnoniella and several other genera of fungi produce a group of at least 180 different mycotoxins called trichothecenes. Exposure to trichothecenes in foods, beverages, dust, and air can produce a wide range of adverse effects in humans including increased allergy, asthma, and lung inflammation; digestive problems including nausea and vomiting, neurotoxicity- including damage to the olfactory nerve and reduced concentration and mycotoxity, immunotoxicity, and lung hemorrhage.     

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Nov, 04
2015

Indoor Fungi And Allergic Disease

luke-curtis Several hundred allergens have been characterized from fungi (molds). Such allergens can worsen allergic disease such as asthma, wheezing, hay fever, rhinitis, and eczema (skin irritation). Many molds have been associated with worsening of asthma symptoms including Alternaria, Cladosporium, Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Trichosporon.    

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Nov, 04
2015

Fungal Brain Infection In Alzheimer’s Disease

luke-curtis Alzheimer’s disease is an all too common disease which is believed to be caused by excessive deposition of amyloid protein in the brain. Some researchers have questioned the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Several studies have reported that drug treatment to lower brain amyloid brain deposits are not useful in preventing or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.   

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