Thursday, May 14, 2009

Why Don't Doctors Know This?

Dr. A. V. Constantini of the World Health Organization stated that, "Fungal infections are the most overlooked medical problem in the world." Yet, if you ask your doctor if he or she took a class on Mycology (the study of fungi) in medical school they would probably say, NO! Most American medical schools removed these classes from the curriculum in the 1970s, probably at the suggestion, or insistence, of the high and mighty pharmaceutical companies.

According to Dr. Constantini and others, fungal infections are the underlying cause of many, even most, debilitating diseases. In the 40s, 50s, and 60s, Mycology textbooks were even written by MDs. They made similar broad statements in these textbooks.

More recently, Mayo Clinic found in a study they did on sinusitis (specifically the inflammation of the sinuses but commonly referred to as nasal congestion) that 96% of all sinusitis is fungal related. However, if you were suffering from sinusitis today, chances are your family physician would prescribe an antibiotic.

For those of you who do not know, antibiotics are mycotoxins (toxins produced and released by fungi). Remember penicillin? In 1928 penicillin, the first true antibiotic, was discovered by Alexander Fleming, Professor of Bacteriology at St. Mary's Hospital in London. He extracted it from mold (a fungi) that was growing on bread.

One major problem with antibiotics is that they kill probiotics. Probiotics are the "good bacteria" that populate your small intestine. They carry out a multitude of functions not the least of which is the production of Vitamin B12 and keeping Candida albicans (a one-celled fungi) from proliferating. Once in the bloodstream, Candida albicans becomes systemic and begins to invade other organs and organ systems. Many experts say that this unchecked proliferation is the underlying cause of many otherwise, seemingly unrelated, diseases.

In a televised interview, Lynn Jennings, M.D., from Wichita Falls, Texas was asked how many of her new patients she thought had fungal infections. Her answer, 

"All of them!"

It surprised me when I realized fungal infections played such a large part in the disease process. It surprised me even more when I realized that doctors were not even given a Mycology class in medical school. Dr. Jennings stated that her instruction on mycology was limited to a few lectures in Microbiology class.

An article in the October 2002 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association written by Ruth Edsell stated that corn is universally contaminated with Candida albicans. Candida albicans produces the mycotoxin, aflatoxin B1, a known carcinogen. It is known to cause, or at least be associated with, colon cancer.

Now you know why your doctor doesn't know this.

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