CDC Says “Think Fungus”…For Everything!




We received a late night message from Dr. Greg Emerson this week exclaiming news we thought we’d never hear:  The CDC, in effect, is now touting Doug Kaufmann’s “Think Fungus” philosophy!


No, they didn’t use Doug’s name or even act like it’s a new idea. But this feels like the completion of a journey that I’ve been privileged to join Doug in.

For more than four decades, Doug has tirelessly researched and labored to prove a hunch he had about health and disease after returning from Vietnam. He was sick, and the standard treatments didn’t work.

“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as

-Arthur Schopenhauer


Through a series of events, he was introduced to a germ nobody seemed too interested in: Fungus.

When he did what we now call an “antifungal” approach to recovery, his health turned around, and he couldn’t wait to share it with the world.

At the time, the term “mycotoxin” was brand new. (It still is for most people. Mycotoxins are poisons made by fungi.) He researched to find every detail of how fungi affect human health and discovered that fungal overgrowth can cause symptoms that look and behave like other common diseases.

It can, for example, look like cancer. Fungal disease can look like diabetes. It can cause weight gain or weight loss. Joints can become weakened, and lead a doctor to diagnose it as arthritis. Fungus can affect every area of the body, and the symptoms it causes look identical to diseases you can name by heart.

CDC – Think Fungus: Fungal Disease Awareness Week


As he tested his theories in clinical settings and saw results for real people, he became even more confident in what he called the Fungus Link to disease.


His reputation grew as someone who could help patients. A group of physicians recruited him to move from California to Dallas, Texas. They used his diet and antifungal therapies to help patients who spent years suffering from symptoms that standard medicine could not help.

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It was through that clinical experience whereby Doug was recruited to share his findings through mass media. At that time, it meant radio, and eventually TV.


I joined Doug in the early 2000’s after watching