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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, 28
2019

Indoor Mold And Neurological Problems

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It has been well known and accepted that indoor or outdoor exposure to molds (fungi) can worsen asthma, sinus problems, and allergies in general. Now many studies have established that indoor mold exposure can cause neurological problems such as worsened memory or concentration and chronic fatigue 1. A recent review article by Tufts University researchers has examined published research on indoor air and neurological problems 2.

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Feb, 19
2019

Disseminated Dog Fungal Infections

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Fungi (molds, yeast) can not only cause invasive fungal infections but can also cause invasive or disseminated fungal infections in animals.  A recent review examined 157 cases of disseminated (presented in two or more organs) mold infections in dogs. 1 Female dogs constituted 72.2% of cases.  Clinical signs and symptoms reported most frequently included weight loss, lethargy, osteomyelitis, urinary tract infections, ophthalmitis, head tilt, gait difficulties, and a fever above 40 oC (104 oF).

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Candida is a common yeast or fungi frequently present on many parts of humans including the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, and the urinary and genital organs. Candida auris is a species of Candida which was first described as human pathogen only in 2009 1. Since 2009, Candida auris infections have been described in over 20 countries in 5 continents. Candida auris can be spread either patient to patient or by autoinfection from the patient’s own flora. Infection control measures like regular handwashing, cleaning of patients’ rooms, and patient hygiene is critical for controlling Candida auris hospital infections.

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Feb, 19
2019

Autism May Be Related To Exposure To Mycotoxins

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Autism is an increasingly common disorder, with a 2012 USA study reporting that 1 in 68 children (14.5 per 1,000) of 8 years old have been diagnosed with autism 1. Autism prevalence was 4.5 times more common in boys (23.4 per 1,000) than in girls (5.2 per 1,000) 1 Exposure to mycotoxins (mold toxins) may play a role in the pathogenesis of autism 2. 

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Jan, 10
2019
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Chromoblastomycosis (also known as chromomycosis or verrucous dermatitis) is a chronic fungal infection/ lesion(s) of the skin 1,2. Some cases of chromoblastomycosis involve cauliflower-like lesions over large areas of the skin. Chromoblastomycosis is most commonly found in rural areas and in warm climates.

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