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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.
luke-curtis The common yeast (mold) Candida is a frequent cause of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis. About 75% of women of reproductive age will get recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis at least once and about 50% will have 2 or more episodes. Recurrent vulvovaginal Candidiasis can cause many bad effects including vaginal itching/ burning/ discharge, inflammation, vaginal discharge, foul vaginal odor, pain/ irritation with sexual intercourse, painful urination, and complications of pregnancy including premature birth.

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Jan, 11
2019

Good Diet Reduces Candida Load And Symptoms

luke-curtis Doug Kaufmann and others have written that a good diet can reduce the effects of Candida overgrowth in the intestines. A recent Serbian study reported that following a good diet can reduce the risk of Candida-related health problems 1. This study treated patients with chronic intestinal Candida Overgrowth with 10 days of nystatin (1,000,000 IU, three times a day for 10 days). 

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Mar, 12
2018

Rare Fungal Infections

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Several fungi (including yeasts and filamentous fungi) often cause severe and sometimes life threatening human infections including Candida (especially C. albicans) and Aspergillus. Other fungi which commonly cause human infections include Cryptococcus gattii and neoformans, Histoplasma capsulatum, and Coccidioides imittis and posadasii (Valley Fever)

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Mar, 12
2018

Indoor Mold and Asthma

luke-curtis (1) Asthma is estimated to affect 300 million people worldwide and may cause up to 250,000 deaths per year. Many studies and meta-analyses have linked exposure to indoor visible mold or water damage and asthma/wheezing incidence in both children and adults.

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Mar, 12
2018

Glucose Stimulates Candida Growth

luke-curtis (1) Candida problems are generally worse in patients with diabetes. That may be because glucose is such a good substrate for Candida growth. Glucose is found in many carbohydrates in free or polymer form while fructose is especially rich in fruits and high fructose corn syrup. Sucrose or table sugar is 50% glucose and 50% fructose. High fructose corn syrup may be over 50% fructose. 

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