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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.
Nov, 04
2015

Fungal Brain Infection In Alzheimer’s Disease

luke-curtis Alzheimer’s disease is an all too common disease which is believed to be caused by excessive deposition of amyloid protein in the brain. Some researchers have questioned the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Several studies have reported that drug treatment to lower brain amyloid brain deposits are not useful in preventing or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.   

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Nov, 04
2015
luke-curtis Many stored grains and legumes can be contaminated with mycotoxins from common fungi such as Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Fusarium. Mycotoxin contamination is especially common in peanuts or maize (corn) stored under wet conditions. Fusarium graminearum is a common fungus which infects ears of corn and produces the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol- also known as DON or vomittoxin.  

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Oct, 21
2015

Odors From Volatile Organic Compounds From Fungi

luke-curtis There are 3 main health concerns from exposure to fungi (molds) in air, water, habitat, or food: 1) INFECTIONS- Some fungi species like Aspergillus, Candida, Cryptococcus, and Histoplamosis can cause serious and sometimes life- threatening infections, 2) ALLERGENS. Fungi produce many allergenic (allergy producing) compounds which can worsen asthma, sinusitis, and other allergic conditions, and 3) MYCOTOXINS.  

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Oct, 21
2015
luke-curtis Coccidioides is a soil dwelling fungi which is especially common in desert areas such as southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Coccidioides can infect the lung and sometimes spread to other organs such as the brain. Coccidioidomycosis infections can range from a mild febrile illness to chronic infections to death. Coccidioidomycosis infections are also known as “Valley Fever”     

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Sep, 17
2015

Possible Development Of Anti-fungal Vaccine

luke-curtis As reported earlier in these blogs, fungal infections are generally underestimated as a cause of illness and death. About 25% of all humans have a chronic fungal infection of the skin or nails. At least 50% of all women of childbearing age suffer at least one lifetime episode of vulvovaginal Candidiasis and 5-8% have 4 of more episodes annually. Invasive fungal infections cause roughly 1.5 million worldwide deaths annually. 

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