There is a lot of compelling evidence that yeast and fungus play a role in a number of the health problems people face, even if that evidence is not well accepted by the medical community. Regardless, many researchers, scientists, and even doctors accept this and offer hope to sufferers from yeast and fungal infections.
Often times, people with underlying yeast problems suffer from a broad spectrum of symptoms not easily attributable to one cause; symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, depression or anxiety, difficulty sleeping or stomach problems. This is partially why fungal problems are difficult to diagnose and likely written off by many doctors; the symptoms can be difficult to pinpoint to one cause.
However, according to researcher and author, Doug Kaufmann, there are more than just an esoteric set of symptoms associated with chronic yeast and fungal problems. (More information on all of these issues has been published and is available in the books for sale in our store!)
Not just Doug Kaufmann, even mainstream medical practitioners note that mold and fungus can play a profound role in the exacerbation of allergies and asthma. If you are suffering from allergies or asthma, it may be time to check the air in your home or place of work for mold spores.
In 1999, the Mayo Clinic said that over 90% of chronic sinusitis cases were due to fungus. Yet many people continue to go to the doctor for antibiotics every time they have a sinus infection; unfortunately, if fungus or mold is the underlying issue, antibiotics likely do little to help and in fact, may make matters worse.
Every farmer knows that when his animals are having difficulty conceiving, there is a high likelihood that they have been eating mold-infested feed that is contaminated with toxic byproducts, known as mycotoxins. Unknowingly, many people do the same thing; research indicates that our food supply, particularly grains, corn, peanuts, and soy, are contaminated with those poisonous mold byproducts.
When you look at the widespread use of those foods throughout our industrialized food system, and you keep in mind the food many people eat every day, there is a high likelihood that many people are exposing themselves to mycotoxins on a regular basis.
Again, parallels to farm animals can be drawn; when cows are given antibiotics and fed a diet rich of grains and corn, they put on weight at a remarkable pace. Similarly, many people’s diets today consist of lots of grains, corn and many regularly receive antibiotics from their doctor or inadvertently get them through the animal products they consume.
In the book, The Fungus Link To Weight Gain, a theory is proposed: if yeast can make bread rise, can it do the same thing to people? The book goes on to describe the relationship between yeast and fungus and the obesity epidemic in America.
In the lab, mice are given a toxin produced by a mold called streptozotocin to induce diabetes. The question becomes, could these mycotoxins that are inherent in our food supply be an underlying cause of diabetes?
In 2013, a European doctor by the name of Erik Enby published that a breast cancer tumor was actually a spore-sac fungus. Many other examples of confusing fungal infections for cancer exist with the medical literature. For an exhaustive review of the link between fungus and cancer, please see the Germ That Causes Cancer in our bookstore.