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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.
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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Feb, 28
2017

Mold Growth On Drywall / Plasterboard

luke-curtis In the last few decades, the use of drywall or plasterboard has largely replaced use of plaster in building home walls.  Such drywall frequently becomes contaminated with heavy mold (fungi) and bacteria growth when wet (Murtoniemi, Hirvonen et al. 2003, Wilson, Carriker et al. 2004, Andersen, Dosen et al. 2017). 

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Feb, 28
2017

Fungal Sensitization Associated With Asthma

luke-curtis A number of studies have reported that being allergic to molds (fungi) (as measured by skin prick test or measurement of blood antibodies) is associated with significantly greater risk of asthma and significantly greater risk of severe asthma requiring emergency room or hospital treatment.

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