My Account

Strong Immunity No longer Enough for Preventing Fungal Infections

Strong Immunity No Longer Enough for Preventing Fungal Infections
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

For 45 years I have read that the single most predisposing factor for fungal infections was the status of our immune systems; after all, sadly, AIDS patients died of fungal diseases and they all had impaired immunity. It makes sense! In the early days of the AIDS epidemic, Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) a serious infection caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jirovecii (formerly Pneumocystis carinii), which was thought to be a protozoal infection, turned out to be a fungal infection. Are you lost? Me, too! To make matters more interesting, the antifungal drug DIFLUCAN was developed to treat HIV patients because it killed fungus! Why is it still called Human Immuno “Virus” (HIV) if the infectious agent is fungal? Let’s save this for another blog.   

The point of this blog is to inform you that super-immunity doesn’t prevent fungus from gaining a stronghold on or in your body. I never thought it did, but the experts did and that’s all that matters. It just never made sense to me.

If someone is living 8-24 hours daily in a home that is loaded with disease causing mold (fungus), which enters their lungs upon every inhalation, it seems inevitable that they will begin to get sick. Science tells us that the majority of mycotoxins suppress human immunity, so it is only a matter of time until “super-immunity” becomes “suppressed-immunity”

Many new research papers are now confirming my decades old suspicions that fungus is in a category all by itself when it comes to injuring us. Here are some recent headlines.


~ in English, this says that strong immune systems and strong lungs were not good enough to defend patients against Cryptococcus fungal infections. Interestingly, male alcohol drinkers were the least protected.


~ in English this says that having good lungs and a strong immune system do not necessarily protect you from the fungal disease associated with inhaling Aspergillus species fungus. If I may add my 2 cents…inhaling fungus in an old book store and then leaving 20 minutes later is unlike living in an old book store and inhaling it all day/night. 


~ in English, this states that a strong immune system does not protect anyone from a dangerous mold (fungus) called Aspergillus from entering the body and then disseminating to the central nervous system (CNS). 


Related Articles:


Increasing Rates of Fungal Infections

Emerging Fungal Infections


Share on Facebook
Share on Reddit
Share via Email
Share on Twitter

Leave a Reply

Recent Articles

Weekly Q&A Show

Featured Sponsor

Follow Us

Doug's Books

Doug Kaufmann has written many books that cover a full range or health issues. Find out which of his books best suits you by clicking the button below.

The Kaufmann Diet

Doug Kaufmann developed his diet after years studying the clinical effects of pathogenic fungi on the body. Fungi and yeasts can become parasitic organisms on and inside our body, causing health problems that can be difficult to diagnose. Learn more about the Kaufmann Diet, change your life and know the cause.

The Science of Fungus

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. The articles posted in this link are scientific and with few exceptions are taken from medical journals familiar to healthcare workers.

Our Healthy Recipes

Looking for help assembling antifungal Kaufmann Diet approved recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner? We have several videos, books and recipe write ups here on Know the Cause that will help your health journey. The recipes in this section are so good, you’ll feel like you’re indulging. No sacrifice needed! Enjoy.

Sign-up for our newsletter and get the latest content from Know the Cause.