Often times, one can walk into a doctor’s office with symptoms, and when you ask why you may be experiencing those symptoms, the only answer he or she can give you is, “I don’t know.” Now, there is nothing wrong with not knowing; however, you want answers. The Fungus Link to Disease Theory is there to perhaps provide an answer as to why you may be experiencing symptoms that are difficult to diagnose. In the case of fungus causing serious health issues, it is not surprising your doctor would not know the root cause of your problems; doctors learn very little about fungi, mycotoxins and the problems they cause in medical school.
Regardless, it is well documented that fungus can and does cause serious disease. After reading the information in our books and on our site, it may begin to become clearer to you that perhaps you are suffering from a fungal problem, particularly if you have gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist and received little by way of diagnosis.
Fortunately, it may be possible to find out whether you have a fungal infection or not simply by making a few changes to your diet that would work to combat fungal infections. This is the purpose of the Phase One Diet.
One of the key roles the Phase One Diet plays is to starve pathogenic fungi inside the body. In tandem with rotating, natural anti-fungals, The Phase One Diet is designed to eliminate pathogenic fungi inside the body, but it is important further protect against fungi returning. To do this, it is important to recolonize the “good” bacteria in your gut.
Your gut contains up to 80% of your immune system. When that immune system gets compromised, it makes sense that fungus could perhaps colonize in the gut, and from there, spread throughout the body. How do we “damage” the flora in the gut? When we eat poorly, take antibiotics, drink alcohol, smoke tobacco or get exposed to other environmental factors, these things can damage the healthy bacteria in our gut. These bacteria perform a number of vital roles, from energy production to immunity. When they are damaged, it leaves room for more insidious organisms to flourish in your gut.
Many practitioners believe that this is a point of entry for yeast and fungus; from the gut, they can colonize and then proliferate throughout the body. So in tandem with starving fungus in the gut and throughout the body, it is important to recolonize the the bacteria in the gut. This is such an important part of the program that the otherwise strict ban on dairy products is lifted in the case of plain yogurt, which contains active cultures of beneficial bacteria. It is also possible to supplement with probiotic bacteria. Regularly introducing “good bacteria” back into the gut is a good way to prevent more insidious organisms from flourishing.
So if you are suffering from a fungal infection anywhere on or in the body, it is important to remember that maintaining good gut health, in addition to starving fungi via your diet and anti-fungal supplements, is a key piece to eliminating and preventing future fungal problems.