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Saturday, 05 November 2005

Written by: Susan Roberts

11/5/05

Manchester, UK - Upon returning home from the hospital due to the massive amount of patients whose systems have been altered due to environmental illness, there are higher documented cases of immunocompromised, especially those who are exposed to fungal disease who are patients that may face danger anew from the pillows in their own beds, according to researchers here, further confirming the importance of Mold Help?s protocol of fungal detoxification.

The typical pillow contains a substantial load of many species of fungi, particularly Aspergillus fumigatus, the frequent cause of life-threatening pneumonia in the immuno-compromised, said Ashley Woodcock, M.D., of the University of Manchester, and colleagues in a study published online today by the journal Allergy.

An illness that most common western medicine practicing physicians who are commonly untrained thus uneducated due to their drug company sponsored docs, are totally clueless.  inadvertently and overly-na?ve due to string training tactics by the drug companies who often profit an estimated 84% per year by remedies that mask systems, many aging Baby-Boomers are realizing that some expensive chemical pharmaceuticals are not, in many cases the answer. 

In fact, approximately 97% fail to understand the problems of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which is an overload on the immune system upon re-exposure to many (myco)toxins (also proven to be neurotoxins among many mainstream scientific studies).  Millions of people are presently being exposed to, involuntarily to extreme health hazards, which have been often considered disreputable by many skilled and ethical physicians in the mainstream practice. 

Therefore, due to the high costs of resolving the extreme health ramifications and clarification of pathogenic biohazards, leaving ?effective? remediation of this environment has made it very difficult. Mattresses and pillows act like sponges in absorbing numerous toxins, which are then transferred to the innocent patient by contracting these toxins in their systems through skin contact, and inhalation.

Hospitals use plastic pillow covers to block fungal exposure; unknown by many ordinary docs who don?t understand that fungus can destroy plastic and penetrate it. Many types of fungus will consume anything but sulphur, so plastic has no benefit whatsoever in protecting against fungal spores, in particular.

Even given this myth that many ignorant, but even well meaning practitioners believe it may be of no help.  When immuno-compromised patients return home they usually have no such protection against A. fumigatus and other fungi lurking in their pillows, Dr. Woodcock said.

He and colleagues tested 10 pillows, half of them feather and half synthetic. These pillows had been used regularly for 1.5 to 20 years. Swatches were taken from nine sections of each pillow and cultured for 24 hours to seven days. In addition, vacuum samples were taken and cultured from five pillows.

The most common three hazardous species isolated were A. fumigatus (found in all 10 pillows), Aureobasidium pullulans (six pillows), and Rhodotorula mucilaginosa (six pillows). Fifty species of fungi were found in all. This also adds credibility to the fact that the majority of most individuals who have been often ?written off? with either multiple drugs that provide no actual treatment are often previously exposed to hazardous mycotoxin-producing fungi.  Additionally, due to the fact that many fungal exposed patients of often ?sweat out? many toxins in their heads, it only compounds the problem, unless they are cleaned often by an approved method.

Synthetic pillows contained an average of 10 identifiable species each (range six to 16). The mean amount of A. fumigatus found in each was 2,745 colony-forming units (cfu) per gram; an extremely high amount.

Feather pillows contained an average of 7.8 species (range four to 12). The mean amount of A. fumigatus found in each was 1,863 cfu/g, which is exceedingly high. It makes many scientists question what other invasive and detrimental colonies of fungi that can bring on a host of adversities.

Exposure to such levels of fungi; including Chaetomium and Stachybotrys have been strongly linked to permanent neurological, pathological, psychological, and immunological health problems.  ?This problem should be taken very seriously,? states Dr. David Lancaster. ?In my 12 years of studies, medical school, and internship to become the physician I am, I can say that over 70% to 80% of all studies that were highlighted, we were honestly lead to believe that viral and bacterial infections were 99.9% of the emphasis of diagnoses. . . I realize now that the five major pharmaceutical companies actually trained us in most cases, on treating symptoms with specialized pharmaceuticals.?  He added that, ?Actually, in my sixteen year tenure in private practice, I can think of few instances where I had a patient that was actually cured using on prescription drugs.? 

Dr. Lancaster now utilizes a specialized protocol aimed at strategies towards curing illness.  This includes life-style changes with constant monitoring of treatment, nutricuticals; including vitamins, enzymes, and occasionally herbal remedies, and pharmaceuticals, with emphasis that each patient is different and not one treatment will ?cure? everyone.  Dr Lancaster states that this process is more labor and time intensive in the beginning, but more time and cost effective in the end as his patients rarely return after five to seven visits.

"It is extraordinary that such a major unidentified source of fungal exposure has literally been staring us in the face," the study authors wrote.

A. fumigatus contains 18 known allergens and poses problems for patients with asthma and sinusitis as well, Dr. Woodcock said. "Since patients spend a third of their life sleeping and breathing close to a potentially large and varied source of fungi, these findings certainly have important clinical implications for patients with respiratory disease," she said. A. fumigatus also produces 2 toxins, but what makes matters worse is the fact that pillows act as a sponge for possibly absorbing more dangerous mycotoxins in the home, such as those produced by or forms of Aspergillus, Chaetomium, Stachybotrys, or Penicillium, and even airborne chemical by-products.

"The use of a tight woven or other protective [pillow] cover such as a Gortex cover might be protective, and needs investigating," the study authors said. Furthermore, it is extremely important to understand which fungi cause allergens, and more importantly, which fungi produce toxins.

Mold Help Solutions has devised a concise cleansing plan for pillows and other articles of clothing that are susceptible for fungal spores.  It is located under the laundry selection.

 


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