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WHO Warns of Yeast & Mold

From eNewsletter 11/16/2022

DID YOU KNOW that two new studies laud the impressiveness of vitamin C? A study from Nucleic Acids Research found vitamin C treatment promotes the activity of genes involved in immune antigen presentation and immune response activation. Also, vitamin C increases the communication of immune cells with other components of the immune system and stimulates the proliferation of T cells compared with no vitamin C treatment. Moreover the authors suggest adding vitamin C to vaccines to better and more safely trigger immune response. A study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people with high uric acid levels who were given 500 milligrams of buffered ascorbic acid (vitamin C) versus a placebo had a 12% reduced risk of getting gout.

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Fungi Awareness Continued

Steve: In the November 7th issue, I said "whether inside or outside of our bodies, we have to manage our exposure to fungi (i.e. mold and yeast) for many reasons. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers in Cell have discovered that fungi are living in cancerous tumors". In addition to cancerous tumors, it is apparent the pandemic has allowed fungi to thrive. Shockingly, many newer pharmaceuticals for diseases including COVID-19 have inadvertently aided pathogenic fungi by interfering with immune pathways involved in fighting fungal infections, and as a result, infectious disease officials are reporting a flood of fungal infections. As a result, the World Health Organization released their first ever fungal priority pathogens list. Of the 19 fungi listed, 4 were considered critical, the highest designation. Two of them we have very little control over. However the other two we have control over. Candida Albicans You may recognize candida albicans from this newsletter because we have been helping clients with yeast overgrowth and/or full-blown candida from this fungus for decades. These clients often did not receive assistance from other health professionals and would fight tooth and nail just to get prescribed an antifungal. After the WHO's designation, maybe the medical community will give candida the respect it deserves. If you have dealt with yeast issues in the past, it is imperative that you are vigilant because you may be more susceptible to reoccurrence. Our self-help Candida Action Plan is a great refresher. For those foreign to yeast overgrowth and candida, aside from the symptoms, which are vast, if you have an infection that lingers or won't go away even after numerous treatments, you may want to be cultured for a fungal infection. If confirmed, make sure the culture is tested against all existing antifungals to get the one that will work. Similar to antibiotics, many fungi are now resistant to treatment. Aspergillus Fumigatus We cannot forget that mold is fungi. The Aspergillus family, which can grow anywhere, can be particularly damaging if exposed to consistently. This is why you must make sure that the places you spend the bulk of your time, work and home, are mold-free. The reason the WHO singled out Fumigatus is because it has become resistant to almost all of the existing antifungals. There are many ways to reduce fungi/mold exposure in your diet and environment (that means you Kombucha drinkers). Luckily, you have us an advocate who have been pushing for awareness about this issue for years and have intimate knowledge on how to prevent and support amelioration.