Mold and yeast funguses are just as important as bacteria and viruses in causing diseases. It is estimated that 50% of all patients are affected with some type of fungal disease. The body’s preconditioning for fungal disease is an impaired immune system caused in part by the following.
Overuse of strong antibiotics, cortisone, stress, inundation with environmental poisons and unbalanced or inferior nutrition, food additives, steroids and birth control pills, chlorinated water, etc. These all lay the ground for multiplication of fungi by offsetting the natural balance of intestinal bacteria. Allowing the over growth of candida fungus.
Experts consider the various types of mold and yeast fungi to play an important role in the development of different diseases. Such as cardiovascular complaints, rheumatism, arthritis, gout and asthma, allergies, sinusitis, gastritis, tuberculosis, cancer and many more!
Mold fungi byproducts produce some of the strongest poisons known to man. These are called mycotoxins. Many of these molds can be found in the food we eat or from damp musty areas, etc. Some of the more common mycotoxins are listed below.
Aflatoxin: One of the most potent carcinogens known. It occurs in beer, peanuts, brazil nuts, bulk grains and bread (more than a few days old), overripe fruit and apple cider vinegar (is especially bad). One hefty dose of aflatoxin can debilitate the liver for years. Thus losing it’s ability to detoxify.
Patulin: A deadly mycotoxin. That is associated with cancer. It occurs in overripe apples and other overripe fruits.
Zearalenone: A corn mold mycotoxin. It occurs in brown rice, popcorn, corn chips and other corn products.
Ergot: Associated with cancer and occurs in whole grain products, honey and alcoholic beverages.
The importance of the above-mentioned mycotoxins is they can further weaken your immune system. They are actually used as food by candida albicans thus making matters even worse. If you are sick. You should avoid these foods if at all possible.