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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.
Jun, 14
2017

Candida in the Human Lung

luke-curtis Candida is a yeast (mold or fungus) which commonly grows in/on human skin, and in the human digestive, urinary, reproductive and respiratory organs. Candida frequently causes life-threatening infections in humans with immunocompromised immune systems such as patients with HIV, leukemia/lymphomas/other cancers, those on immunosuppressive drugs, and the severely malnourished. 

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Feb, 28
2017

Severe Asthma With Fungal Sensitization

luke-curtis Many studies have linked indoor mold exposure with increased risk of asthma.  The Quansah et al meta-analysis of 16 published studies on asthma and mold (11 cohort and 5 incident case-control) reported significantly higher rates of asthma which were related to dampness (EE 1.33, 95% CI 1.12-1.56), visible mold (EE 1.29, 1.04-1.60), mold odor 1.73 (1.19-2.50), and any mold or dampness exposure (EE 1.50, 95 CI 1.25-1.80) (Quansah R 2012). 

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May, 17
2017

Drugs To Treat Invasive Fungal Infections

luke-curtis Invasive fungal infections (especially Aspergillus and Candida) are a major risk for people with immunocompromising conditions such as HIV+, cancer, immunosupressive drugs for organ/bone transplantation or cancer, severe malnutrition, or severe bacterial or viral infections.  Death rates from many types of invasive fungal infections such as Aspergillus often exceed 50%.   Invasive fungal infections also occasionally attack apparently healthy people. 

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May, 17
2017

Crohn’s Disease And Fungal Imbalance Or Dysbiosis

luke-curtis Crohn’s disease is a serious inflammatory bowel disease affects about 1 in 300 people and can flare up in any part of the GI tract.  Crohn’s can cause many serious problems including abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss, malnutrition, and fatigue. 

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