Common Sense Solutions for Health
I was first introduced to the devasting effects of fungal overgrowth by a nutrition professor of mine in chiropractic school. I had more than an academic interest in the subject because my wife was struggling with her health after having a difficult pregnancy and a C-section delivery of our daughter. She had chronic yeast infections, chemical sensitivies, headaches, poor digestion and depression. All these symptoms seemed unrelated, but our professor taught us that they could be part of a syndrome caused by fungal overgrowth. Required reading for the course was Doug Kaufman’s The Fungal Link. This book opened my eyes to a sweeping and indidious underlying cause for many chronic illnesses. It changed how I would practice and it definitely helped save my wife from a chronic merry-go-round of poor health.
If you have a chronic illness that does not seem to be responding to medical or other treatment, you may want to consider fungal overgrowth as an underlying cause for your suffering. It can be frustrating and frightening when you are sick and no one, not even your doctor knows why. Recently I had a mother bring her 12 year-old daughter to me. The young girl had been diagnosed with “auto-immune liver disease”, and after two years of steady decline in her lab results, her liver was on the verge of shutting down. The only thing her doctors could offer at this point was an experimental chemotherapy—and there was no cancer! If she continued declining the way she was, she might not live another year, was what this desperate mother was told.
After assessing the young girl’s diet, digestive health and other seemingly unrelated symptoms (including discovering how the girl had been on round after round of antibiotics a few years back), a few things became clear to me: this girl was fighting a massive systemic fungal infection and she, most likely, had food allergies, too. I outlined an anti-fungal diet, tested her for food allergies and found she was severely allergic to dairy and gluten (90% of her diet at the time!). After only one month on the new diet, combined with some immune boosting and digestive supplements, the girls liver enzymes were testing at near normal. After two months she was normal and has remained so to this day.
I share this story to illustrate that fungal overgrowth is much more than yeast infections and indigestion. In the book “Fungalbionics: Breast Cancer Hope At Last”, by AV Constanini MD, Heinrich Wieland MD, and Lars I. Qvick MD it states that all major types of cancers found in humans have been documented to be caused by aflatoxin a mycotoxin (toxic byproduct of fungi). The list of health concerns below have also been proven to have links to fungal overgrowth and mycotixins. Is your health concern/illness on this list? Are you “managing” it with various symptom-suppressing medications or just putting up with it as best you can? If you are truly interested in the possibility of recovery than you may want to consider approaching it from a nutritional perspective. See my recommendations below the chart.
*Cancers caused by Fungi/Mycotoxins :
The obvious thing to do when fighting fungus in the body is to remove all fungus feeding foods from your diet and starve them. Most people find this very challenging to do on their own, which is one reason I developed my Clean Sweep Cleanse with it’s 21-day support program. I’ve been told it takes a good three weeks to break a habit, so while you are trying to break the “fungal food” habit you can be supported and guided for those three weeks through our program. Not only will you be cleaning up your diet, but you will be cleansing your liver, (a great hiding place for fungus) and kidneys (essential for cleansing the body) and digestive tract (another good fungus hide-out). Not to mention the fact that you’ll lose a few pounds along the way, something most people would love to do!
In the fight against fungus, I would also recommend doing a Comprehensive Food Allergy Test. You should understand what foods are a burden to your immune system. You need your immune system to be strong in the fight against fungus. If you do have fungal overgrowth, your immune system is already overloaded. Another useful test to do is the Heavy Metal/Toxicity Test. Fungus clings to heavy metals and other toxins in the body, so if you have high levels of say, Mercury, your fungal problem is likely to persist. Then, heavy metal cleansing with our Metal Detox: Cholorella or Metal Detox: Cilantro would be advisable.