Fungus: The Hidden Cause of Almost Every Major Disease?
There is reason to believe that fungus could be the hidden cause of many diseases from the flu all the way to cancer.
Sounds like a big claim and a sweeping generalization, but when you take a closer look at it, you will be staggered to discover just how ubiquitous the humble fungus is, and how much ill-health it can cause.
Let’s start at the beginning. Nature has a way of eliminating old, decaying matter, whether plant or animal: the fungus. While bacteria are also decomposers, fungi are largely unrecognized for the role they can play in disease, and breaking down the human body prematurely.
Not all every kind of fungus is “bad” or harmful to your health. For example, many of the Chinese and Japanese medicinal mushrooms, such as reishi, shiitake and maitake, are among the greatest stimulators of the immune system and are superb natural remedies. Other mushrooms like the common button mushroom are also good for your health and high in certain nutrients like vitamin D, which is hard to get from food sources.
However, I am focusing here not on the more rare beneficial types of fungus, but on the more common and widespread deleterious types of fungus, including yeast (candida), strains of mold and mycotoxins.
THE HUMBLE FUNGUS IS EVERYWHERE
Fungi are everywhere in nature. They are tiny and practically invisible. They fly in the air. They survive the cold and dry conditions for years, dormant, just waiting to get activated by a hot, moist and dark environment, or an aerobic environment (one with sugar). They tend to attack or develop only in plants or animals that have an impaired immune system. If the plant or animal is healthy and strong, it will fight off the fungus and prevent it from taking root. However, once the plant or animal becomes weak, the fungus sets in, and slowly takes it over, killing it. The process may take days, weeks or years. (The video clip above shows the cordyceps fungus, some types of which are actually a medicinal mushroom for humans, killing ants through the spread of its spores).
You can see this in action with the way that food decays. Look at how lemons decompose. When they have just come off the tree, they are at usually at their most optimal and vital. Then, gradually, without the support of the immune system of their mother plant (the lemon tree) to give it defense through the tree’s branches and the fruit’s stalk, it is left on its own to fend off fungi in the air, which it can only do for so long, a few weeks at the very best. Eventually a spot of green mold develops somewhere on the lemon, and it’s game over.
The same phenomenon is happening all the time with plants and animals – including you. The question is: are you successfully fending off fungi, or has it already infiltrated your body, formed colonies and made a home there?
Yeast Fungi and Mycotoxins
Yeast fungi enter your body when you eat food with hidden mold (or outright mold as in the case of certain mushrooms, molded cheeses and molded breads). Unfortunately there is widespread contamination of food with mycotoxins, especially of grains such as corn, wheat and barley, and other foods such as peanuts. One such mycotoxin called aflatoxin is one of the most carcinogenic substances on earth. It has been estimated that we consume from 0.15mg to 0.5mg of aflatoxin per day, through contaminated food such as popcorn and peanuts.
Of course, fungi can also enter your body if you breathe them in. This could happen if you live or work in a damp environment, sleep on a musty pillow, wear musty clothes, or have items in your house or surroundings which have already been colonized by fungi.
Drugs and Sugar
Taking pharmaceutical drugs like antibiotics (which literally means “anti-life”) encourages fungal growth in your body, because these drugs indiscriminately kill all the bacteria, including the so-called “friendly” or “good” bacteria that reside in your gut and body. This upsets the balance of bacteria, the basis of your immune system, and inhibits your ability to fight off fungi. Other allopathic promoters of yeast overgrowth are cortisone-based hormonal drugs and painkillers. Additionaly, any fungus loves to feed on simple sugars (monosacchardies). Sugary
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