For over 15 years, Mold-Help.org has raised red flags about the serious consequences of fungal infections. Now, Candida auris has startled the world with the illnesses and death it causes. The New York Times has published articles not only exposing potentially the most dangerous epidemic in recent history, but also the coverup of the century. […]
Most agents of parasitic fungi exist as an organism in soil, decaying vegetation and feces, and on decaying animal matter and tissues. The soil and the air is the primary source of most infections, which can be acquired by ingestion, inhalation, or even through the skin. Those fungi capable of producing infection in hosts, such […]
Summary The post by Dr. B.J. Hardick, Aflatoxins: Poisons Hiding in Plain Sight caught my eye. I practically raised my two children on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for their school lunches. WOW! Where was this information back then? And now that I have grand kids, I am even more concerned. I’m guessing that most […]
Fungi (mold) grow by releasing reproductive cells (spores) into the air, just as plants reproduce by spreading seeds. The airborne spores are invisible to the naked eye, which is a major reason mold is such a problem. It is not uncommon to find hundreds or even thousands of mold spores per cubic foot of indoor […]
Many tall fescue pastures in Alabama, Tennessee and most of the United States are infected with a systemic fungus, Acremonium coenophialum. This fungus is harmless to the host plant, but it is responsible for a variety of symptoms known as fescue toxicosis, summer syndrome, and summer slump when infected plants are consumed by cattle. The […]
Durham, NC – A newly discovered mechanism by which an infectious fungus perceives light also plays an important role in its virulence, according to Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators at Duke University Medical Center. The findings suggest that changes in light following fungal invasion of the human body may be an important and previously overlooked […]
How Should You Handle Food with Mold on It? Buying small amounts and using food quickly can help prevent mold growth. When you see moldy food, follow these procedures.
A new fungal outbreak has caused a domino affect from the forest to the drug industry, and people are seeking answers. As environmental illness has reached all time highs and the drug industry can provide no answers except excuses, the people are becoming increasingly aware of how severe the earth’s mold infection is. Whether one […]
Mycoplasma infection is respiratory illness caused by Mycoplasma pneumonia, a microscopic organism related to bacteria and fungi. It can be very dangerous. According to Dr. Bill Deagle, over 90% of all biological warfare research conducted in the United States is on mycoplasma, mycotoxins, and nano-bacteria. Anyone can get the disease, but it most often affects […]
Aspergillosis (Brooder Pneumonia) has been observed in almost all birds and animals, including man. The disease is observed in one of two forms; acute outbreaks with high morbidity and high mortality in young birds, and a chronic condition affecting adult birds. It is more of a problem in turkeys than in chickens. The condition is […]
Trichothecenes are mycotoxins (secondary metabolites or chemicals) primarily produced by various species of Fusarium (T-2, HT-2 and DAS), Trichoderma and Stachybotrys (black mold). They are toxic to humans, other mammals, birds, fish, a variety of invertebrates, plants and bacteria. The effects of poisoning will depend on the particular toxin, the concentration of exposure, length of […]
The fungus Rhizictonia leguminicola growing in red clover produces a compound that, when consumed by cattle, results in profuse salivation (hence the name “slobber syndrome”), which is relatively common throughout the Midwest. The compound itself is not to toxic before being consumed but is transformed by the animal into a toxin compound.
Aspergillus fumigatus is a mold that is common in most soils. This species is usually involved in decay of plant materials. The mold commonly causes stored grains to heat and decay and, under certain conditions, invades grain in the field. The problem is serious world-wide where beans, corn, rice, peanuts, wheat, milk, eggs and meat […]
Fusarium graminearum (sexual state Gibberella zeae) growing in the ears of corn and on the heads of cereal grains before harvest may produce other toxins besides zearalenone. These include deoxynivalenol (DON), which makes the grain unpalatable to swine. Field-infected corn with visibly more than 5 percent damaged kernels is refused by pigs. Feed refusal may […]
Ochratoxin A is a metabolite produced primarily by members of the Aspergillus ochraceus group and a number of species of Penicillium, especially P. viridicatum. It has been found in some samples of food and feed grains, including grains, nuts, spices, coffee beans, olives and grapes. Frequently, citrinin or PA is produced by these same fungi […]