Eva Lou said...
And re. Doctor Constantini from WHO- while I can see that there may be something to his idea, why hasn't medical science embraced it? It seems like people throw out these theories postulated by one or two people- if there really is something to this idea, the fungus/pathogen/whatever theory, don't you think one would be able to find many, many, many studies to back it up? Not that I think the masses are always right, but one would think that if it's a truly viable theory, it would be more recognized & accepted.
Actually, medical science has embraced fungus as a plausible suspect. For instance, a few here..........:
1.Chronic sinusitis is now found to be caused by fungus (MAYO clinic)
2.alcohol ( a mycotoxin) is linked to increased risks of breast cancer
3.use of antibiotics is associated with increased risk of incident and fatal breast cancer
4.mycotoxins cause liver and esophageal cancer
5.cancer treatments actually enhance fungi
6.a 2008 study indicates Candida is a good candidate for infectious etiology of CD, which relates to impaired function in the defence against intracellular bacteria (they are finally starting to "get it")
7.a study in 2004 found a statistically significant association between Crohn's and prior antibiotic use
8.a 2001 study proposed that c. albicans is one of the triggers to both exacerbation and persistence of psoriasis,(and said an antifungal treatment should be considered)
9.1992 study concluded Crohn's activity index significantly greater when taking Baker's yeast than during yeast exclusion
10. a 2006 study concluded that significant fungal colonization may influence the activation of UC and antifungal treatment in patients with significant colonization cause clinical improvement in UC.
I think the bottom line is that science is only now starting to realize that fungus may be a serious player in our diseases, hence the lack of "multitudes" of studies thus far. Most doctors are uneducated in the study of mycology. Aren't probiotics just now starting to be the "buzz word" in GI problems and diseases? They improve symptoms because they are squeezing out the overgrown yeast that was allowed to proliferate in the elimination and absence of "good" bacteria, probably from taking antibiotics or birth control pills. It is a long time coming, but I believe much more research will be upcoming to implicate fungus in our diseases.
I just want someone to finally find out what is causing this, as well as other dreaded diseases.