Thursday, June 07, 2007

Mycotoxins, Fungal Mold & Yeast

This is getting interesting, although I am still wandering around in the dark seeing bits of the puzzle and not understanding the whole picture. One thing I have discovered is that wherever I research 'Candida' and 'Mycotoxins' I repeatedly come up with 'excess use of anti-biotics'.

This really bothers me, because I don't use anti-biotics. I am allergic to any form of anti-biotic known to man including penicillin. I con't go near the stuff. I have always used garlic and common sense. However, there is increasing concern about the high levels of anti-biotics in the food chain. I may have slipped up somewhere, but I don't know where. Or it is in the water supply along with all the other medications and drugs known to modern man.

Let's start with "Toxic Mold"

How common are mold diseases?
"We encounter infected humans and their animals from time to time that have fungal disease. A disease caused by a fungal mold is called a mycosis. Often a fungal infection, a mycosis, abcess or a fibroid immune response to the presence of fungal mold is called a cancer. Two of my recent studies involved a 26 year old female with a large mold growth in her left lung that required surgical removal and a 65 year old male with a brain "cancer" that was later diagnosed as being 2 different fungal mold growths. She fully recovered. His condition after excision is currently considered hopeful. In our investigation we found their homes were fully contaminated with the genus and species involved in their disease. "

Who is at most risk?
"It is about dosage of specific mycotoxins and exposure to specific fungal molds and the human's health status. Genetically about 25% of the population has an innate sensitivity to fungal mold and other contributing factors. Some groups are clearly more vulnerable. The humans most at risk are infants, elderly and those that have become neutropenic (low white blood cell count) or immunocompromised for many reasons including those that have been on prolonged regimen of antibiotic or transplant suppression therapy. Keep any open wounds clean and properly treated. Infections from fungal mold are surprisingly common not just from airborne mold but also from food and water.

If you are told by your physician your are allergic to penicillin then you clearly have an increased sensitivity to the genera (families) of fungal mold that produce that toxin. But what is even more interesting is that the presence of some of these fungal molds may be related to yeast infections in humans. " Professor dr. M. J. Dumanow, DSc.

There is one key factor that I have observed with every instance of every slight 'allergic reaction', it revolves around the intestine. The stomach can show the first signs of a sensitivity, but the timing for the reaction is in the intestine during food transit, and my theory is that this backs up into all the other organs. From my own observations of how my body responds to allergens. If the intestine has a problem then you are going see problems with the liver, or with the kidneys, with the stomach etc. The problems back up into the rest of the system from the intestines.

"The reality is that healthy intestinal function is critically important to overall health."

The Intestine
The intestine is an organ involved with the absorbing, processing, and transporting of food into the body. However, if one were to assess the immunological portion of the intestine and compare it with better-known immunologically functioning organs such as the spleen, the intestine would be found to be the largest such organ and the extent of its immunologic function would be found proportionate.

The mucosal-associated lymphoid tissues, the primary source of immunologic function, extend beyond the intestine and consist of the gut-associated, bronchial-associated, and duct-associated lymphoid tissues. Thus, virtually every mucosal surface of the body has the ability to respond to and induce effect or cells capable of protecting the host from potentially harmful organisms or local antigens. Immuno-Sci