fungal infections

  1. Dangers of fungal diseases

    A common cause of illness your doctor will ignore

    Imagine running out of gas and calling AAA for help -- but when it comes, they never even ask what you need. And instead of filling your tank, they change your tires and leave.

    Crazy, right?

    Now, I'm sure that's never happened on the side of a highway. AAA is better than that.

    But your doctor? He's another story (unless your doctor is me), because like that hypothetical mechanic who assumes a car stuck by the side of the road has a flat, too many doctors are so sure they know what's wrong they never check for anything else. Especially hidden fungus linked to fungal diseases.

    So you don't get better. You get worse. And if you do happen to get better, it's in spite of your doctor and not because of him.

    Now, the CDC has issued a bulletin urging patients and doctors alike to pay attention to a common cause of illness I've already been warning you about: fungal infections.

    These  fungal diseases and infections can cause or mimic dozens of diseases and conditions, including arthritis, Parkinson's, flu-like symptoms and prostate problems.

    But they often go unchecked, untested and untreated.

    Or, as the CDC puts it, "because the symptoms of different fungal diseases... are similar to other common illnesses, diagnosis and treatment are often delayed."

    I can tell you from firsthand experience that treatment isn't just "delayed."

    In too many cases, real treatment never arrives. I see patients all the time who come to me as a last resort after months or even years of failed care in the hands of a mainstream doctor.

    They often tell me their old doctor "tried everything" and that "nothing seems to work."

    And they're shocked when they realize that their old doctor didn't really "try everything" after all. In fact, he missed something very basic and, as the CDC bulletin proves, all too common.

    Fortunately, most fungal diseases and infections can be corrected safely, naturally and quickly -- but only if you have a doctor who knows what he's doing.

    That's why I recommend working with a holistic MD who has experience in diagnosing and treating fungal infections, especially if you're battling an illness where your doctor has "tried everything" and "nothing seems to work."

    And if you're in Southern California, I can help.

    Contact my office to make an appointment to see me at my clinic outside San Diego.

    Not in the area? I'm also available for telephone consultations. Call 855-DOC-MARK to learn more.

  2. Basement mold exposure may cause Parkinson’s

    Is your basement rotting your brain?

    If you've got a leak in the basement, get it fixed before you start growing your own mushroom forest down there -- because any amount of fungal growth or mold exposure could wreck your health.

    I'm sure you've already heard what mold and funguses can do to your allergies, especially if these growths are hidden in and around your home (and maybe you've experienced it firsthand).

    (You'll be shocked to learn what one of the most common sources of fungal and mold exposure in your home is. Click here for the disturbing answer.)

    But new research finds a risk that's worse -- much worse, because fungal growths and mold exposure in your home may have the power to shut down the genes responsible for the release of dopamine in the brain.

    And that, in turn, could lead to one of the most devastating degenerative conditions of all: Parkinson's disease.

    The new study was on fruit flies, and when exposed to the mushroom alcohol vapors released by mold they showed the movement problems that are a hallmark of Parkinson's.

    Of course, an experiment on fruit flies doesn't mean the same thing would happen to humans -- and we don't know if it's even possible to inhale enough mushroom vapors to damage genes in the larger and more complex human brain.

    But mildew, fungus and mold exposure can hurt you in so many other ways. In fact, I've found that fungal infections are a major source of illness, especially chronic illness.

    And it's one your own doctor almost certainly never looks for.

    Don't be too hard on him; he doesn't even know how or where to look. They don't exactly spend much time on fungal infections in medical schools these days. Even many natural health doctors don't know enough about diagnosing and treating these infections.

    But if you're battling an illness your doctor is having a hard time treating -- one he can't even identify with any degree of certainty -- then seek the help of a holistic physician experienced in detecting and treating fungal infections.

    If you're in Southern California, treatment for fungal infections is one of my specialties. Contact my clinic for more information or to make an appointment.

    Not in the area? I can still help -- I'm available for telephone consultations, and I can tell you what questions you should ask your own doctor and what tests you should demand.

    Call 855-DOC-MARK for more information or to schedule a call.

  3. Fungal growths found in 60% of dishwashers

    More than six in ten dishwashers have fungal growths hidden inside them, according to a new study.
  4. Asparagus beats bacteria in lab tests

    Indian researchers set out to test these ancient folk remedies against tough bacteria and fungi by collecting samples from the mouths of 40 oral cancer patients.

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