The Science of Fungus

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 physicians awareness and approval.  Tens of thousands of scientific articles confirm a fungus, or fungal byproduct link to disease.  Attached are more recent articles.
Feb, 05
2015
luke-curtis Asthma related hospitalizations are fairly common in children. Every year, about 1 out of every 200 Australian children aged 0 to 14 years are hospitalized at least once for asthma. Better home indoor air quality can significantly reduce risk of asthma-related hospital admissions in children.     

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Feb, 05
2015
luke-curtis Transplants of vital organs like liver, heart, kidney, and bone marrow can be very helpful to patients and often provide decades of additional relatively healthy life. However, the use of immunosuppressive drugs to prevent organ rejection makes these patients very susceptible to life threatening fungi (mold) infections-especially from Candida and Aspergillus.  

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Feb, 05
2015

Aflatoxin Exposure In Grain Workers

luke-curtis Aflatoxins are very carcinogenic (cancer causing) chemicals produced by several Aspergillus species. Aspergillus growth and mycotoxin contamination is common in poorly stored human and animal foodstuffs- especially corn and peanuts.

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luke-curtis Vulvovaginal candidasis is a common condition involving infection of the vulva and vagina with Candida fungi. About 5% of all women will experience chronic or repeated episodes of vulvovaginal candidasis.     

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Dec, 08
2014

Antifungal Drugs May Be Helpful for Severe Asthma

luke-curtis Asthma effects about 8.2% of the US population, with about 10% of asthmatics having severe asthma. Several earlier studies have reported that higher levels of airborne fungi (molds) are associated with significantly higher rates of asthma symptoms, asthma related emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and asthma related deaths.  

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