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 Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP- also known as extrinsic allergic alveolitis) can occur in people exposed to antigens such as grain dusts, agricultural dusts, and molds (fungi), bacteria. Patients with HP develop a severe allergy to the offending substances and often experience many adverse health symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, weight loss, fevers, chills, and body aches.         

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Oct, 07
2014
luke-curtis Fungi (molds) produce a wide range of toxins called mycotoxins. Some mycotoxins can cause reproductive health effects. For example, the trichothecene zearalenone is produced by some Fusarium species and has estrogen mimicking (endocrine disrupting) characteristics. Human studies have linked zearalenone exposure to early (precocious) puberty in girls and to endometrial hyperplasias and carcinomas. 

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Oct, 07
2014
luke-curtis Candida growth in the mouth and teeth can cause an infection called thrush and may increase risk for dental cavities. Many studies have reported that probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium can significantly reduce risk of infection with pathogenic bacteria or Candida (a fungus or yeast) in the intestinal tract. Oral probiotic supplements may also reduce risk of Candida colonization in dentures and teeth. 

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Oct, 07
2014
luke-curtis Chronic prostatitis is a fairly common problem among men and involves increased frequency and urgency of urination and pain in the pelvis and urinary/sexual organs. The causes for many cases of chronic prostatitis are not clear, but could be related to bacterial infections, inflammation, and neurological and hormonal factors. 

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Sep, 05
2014
luke-curtis Valley Fever or San Joaquim Fever or Coccidioidomycosis is an infection caused from exposure to the soil fungi (mold) species Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii. 

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