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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.
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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Mar, 23
2017

Risk Factors For Valley Fever Or Coccidioidomycosis

luke-curtis Coccidioidomycosis or Valley Fever is caused by the molds Coccidioidoes immitis or posadasii. Valley fever can be spread in the air, by skin/organ contact, or by sharp object penetration of the skin. Valley fever varies in severity depending upon size of the infection and health of the person. Valley fever infection can be asymptomatic, can cause flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, and muscle aches, and can be fatal in severe cases. 

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Mar, 23
2017

Ochratoxin And Kidney Problems

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(Chen and Wu 2017)

Ochartoxins are mycotoxins produced by a number of common Aspergillus and Penicillium molds. Ochratoxins frequently contaminate common foodstuffs including oats, wheat, corn, barley, raisins, pistachios, wine, beer, coffee and coca. Ochratoxins can also be present in the air and dust of contaminated agricultural and indoor environments. Many countries have limits for ochratoxin in foodstuffs, but not the United States or Canada.

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Mar, 23
2017

Fatal Aspergillosis Following Influenza Infection

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Life threatening fungal infections such as Aspergillus and Candida frequently occur after or concurrently with bacterial and viral infections of lungs or other organs. Multiple infections can weaken the immune system, cause inflammation and sepsis, and cause malnutrition.  

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