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Boost Immunity to Fight Fungal Disease

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Q: Do you have any information about histoplasmosis? My daughter has it all over her lungs and heart and esophagus. Is there anything that will help get rid of it?
— Donna B., Panora, Iowa
 
A: Histoplasmosis is a fungal disease, usually seen in people with suppressed immunity, especially suppressed cellular immunity. The disseminated form, in particular, is associated with immune suppression.
 
With most such disorders, the answer is to stimulate cellular immunity. This can be done with a number of supplements, including beta 1,3/1,6-glucan taken daily on an empty stomach.
 
Other selective cellular immune stimulators include MGN-3, lactoferrin, maitake extract (and its
various fractions). People with histoplasmosis should avoid sugar and omega-6 oils (most vegetable oils), as they suppress immunity.
 
 
Q: Do you have any suggestions for a person who suspects that he may have acquired chronic wasting disease from tainted elk meat?
— Margaret N., Greeley, Colo.
 
A: Wasting disease is a disorder that has been largely overlooked by the medical profession, the media, and government health agencies. In some ways it appears to be related to a group of disorders involving prions, which are mutated cell factors.
 
These disorders have been shown to affect certain animals, including elk. There is also evidence that they can be contracted by people.When these disorders were first recognized it was thought that they were caused by an infectious organism, but recent evidence suggests they are caused by consumption of a prion.
 
Normally these prions protect cells, but when they are abnormally formed (mutated) they trigger other prions within a person’s body to also become abnormal.
 
There is evidence that some of the flavonoids can stop the progression of wasting disease, which may allow recovery. One of the most studied of the flavonoids is curcumin. A plant extract called indole-3 carbinol, by stimulating removal of mutated prions, should be of benefit.
 
The problem is that it’s difficult to get a high enough dose of curcumin into the bloodstream to cure this condition, because curcumin is very poorly absorbed unless it is mixed with extra virgin olive oil. The effective dose would come from mixing 1,000 mg of the powder with oil and taking this mix four times a day.
 
There is some link between immunoexcitotoxicity and prion disorders, which means that DHA, mixed antioxidants (vitamin C, carotenoids, magnesium, etc.), and mixed tocopherol/tocotrienols would also help.
 
One should also avoid all omega-6 oils in foods and as a cooking oil (peanut, soybean, corn, safflower, and canola oils).
 

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Q: Do you have any information about histoplasmosis? My daughter has it all over her lungs and heart and esophagus. Is there anything that will help get rid of it? — Donna B., Panora, Iowa
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