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Mycotoxins

General Recommendations:

Always try to get nutrients from food first.

Organic plant based preferred.

  • Multivitamin-

    Plant or Food Based - not Centrum or the like, which are synthetic (see Mercola.com - real or synthetic)ProThera-MulitThera/ Mercola- Whole Food Multivitamin New Chapter/Garden of Life

  • Probiotics- (USE SPARINGLY)

    Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Mercola.com, Xymogen, KlaireLabs, DrOHHIRA, Garden of Life (RAW Probiotics Ultimate Care)

  • DRY EYE (12 weeks)::

    Omega 3: Carlson's Cod Liver Oil (Vit A, D, and E Complex) Comparable product - Natures Answer Cod Liver Oil (1 Teaspoon)

  • GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) for DRY EYE (sources):

    Hemp Seed Oil | Black Currant | Borage | Evening Primrose

    Bulletproofexec.com(paleo) Bulletproof Coffee:

    Bulletproof coffee: Grass Fed butter/Ghee (Kerrygold) (or organic), Coconut oil (organic)/MCT oil (organic)/BrainOctane

  • Sea Salt: Redmonds or Himalayan(Saltworks.us)

    3/4 to 1 teaspoon/day according to Dr. Brownstein

  • Macular Degeneration:

    Lutein and Zeaxanthin, (steamed Kale, Collard, Spinach) Astaxathin salmon, shrimp, trout, crayfish and krill,

    AREDS2 Jarrow Formulas Vision Optimizer

  • Glaucoma:

    Cod liver oil/CoQ10/Astazanthin/B12(methylcobalamin)

    Magnesium/ Phosphatidylcoline

More Recommendations

You should be on a low fat diet unless you:
  1. ARE ABLE TO SOURCE YOUR FOODS:
    • Grass fed beef
    • Grass fed butter (Kerrygold)(at least organic)
    • Pastured:
      • Eggs
      • Chicken
      • Pork
      • Can't trust the feed lot or cages due to foods fed to animals (we ate what they ate)(antibiotics/gmo etc.)
  2. HAVE A HEALTHY GUT.
    • You should be on a low fat diet UNTIL your gut biome is of good integrity ( see fermented foods/probiotics )
    • When you have poor gut health fat's, even healthy fats, allows for absorption of possible toxins.
    • Eyes, bones, teeth structural stability: Vit K2, Vit D, Calcium.Vitamin K2 is an important fat-soluble vitamin that plays critical roles in protecting your heart and brain, and building strong bones. It also plays an important role in cancer protection. The biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, such as your bones and teeth. It also helps remove calcium from areas where it shouldn't be, such as in your arteries and soft tissues. The optimal amounts of vitamin K2 might be enough to activate your body's K2-dependent proteins to shuttle calcium to the proper areas. If you take oral vitamin D, you also need to take vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 deficiency is actually what produces the symptoms of vitamin D toxicity, which includes inappropriate calcification that can lead to hardening of your arteries. If you take a calcium supplement, it's important to maintain the proper balance between calcium, vitamin K2, vitamin D, and magnesium. Lack of balance between these nutrients is why calcium supplements have become associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

      Mercola.com : What You Need to Know About Vitamin K2, D and Calcium

      • Vitacost.com
      • Natures Answer Cod Liver Oil 13 refrigerate
      • Hemp Seed Oil 10 refrigerate
      • Braggs Olive oil- organic, unrefined, unfiltered, extra virgin 17
      • Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar 6 Organinc Cinnamon Powder 7 Chickory Root (fiber) 14
      • Organic Turmeric Root Powder 9 Organic Ginger Powder 12
      • Vitamin C powder (carlsons crystals 35oz) 38 Jarrow MSM powder
      • Restore4Life (Dr.ZachBush) Amazon: MaltCup/BlenderStick

Media Resources

  • Youtube: Dr. Stephanie Seneff Glyphosate(Roundup)and How to Detox It with Dr. Stephanie Seneff//Anthony Samsel on Vaccines contaminated with Glyphosate

  • Dr. Browstein: Iodine/Thyroid connection(Detoxadine(Amazon), Lugols)

    Salt your way to health: Differentiates table salt, grocery store sea salt VS health food store quality sea salt (Redmonds Real Salt (Sprouts), Himalayan Sea Salt (Saltworks.us)

  • Olive oil fake news - Pritikin says olive oil is not healthy
  • Coconut oil fake news, June 2017
  • Epigenetics NOVA(tempol.info) 8-15 min B12/Folic Acid

  • Gut Bacteria Burn Belly Fat with Dr. Taz Bhatia

  • Doug Kaufmann: knowthecause.com(fungus underlying cause of disease) Q&A weekly/ watch/live events

  • Dr. Mark Hyman: many videos e.g. magnesium/eat fat get thin

  • Study Ideas:

    1. Thyroid/Halides(fluoride) Harvard Fluoride
    2. High Fructose Corn Syrup: UCLA/ mercury
    3. Wnho.net/aspartame
    4. Sherry Rogers MD/17 books on alternative healing (how to cure diabetes)

  • Dr. Davis: Wheat Belly (hybridized wheat in the 70's, has become destructive to the gut and brain) wheatbellyblog.com|WilliamDavis12:01

Websites and Other Things

  • drperlmutter.com (Grain Brain, Brain Maker)

    Xymogen cofounder - Youtube: Xymogen

    Dr.Perl Mutter's Youtube Channel Videos:

    1. Dr. Kelly Brogan MD
    2. Dr. Gerard Mullin - (GutBalanceRevolution) Johns Hopkins Ass. Prof

      (Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology and Lose the Weight for Good!)

      Gut as a controlling influence of the body. Effects of food, medicines(antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, GMO's, industrial animal antibiotics).

    3. Dr. Amen (Change Your Brain - Change Your Life)
    4. Dr. Leo Galland (Fat Resistance Diet/Power Healing/Superimmunity For Kids)

      http://mdheal.org/

  • Homemade Fermented Foods for a Healthy Gut:
    1. Yogurt/kefir, sauerkraut, misosoup, natto, kimchi.
    2. Pickled: cucumbers, beets, radish, corn relish.
    3. Also look at Garden of Life (RAW Probiotics Ultimate Care), Restore4Life (Dr. Zach Bush)

  • Prebiotic Fiber:

    Chicory Root (raw), Artichoke, Dandelion Greens (raw), Garlic (raw), Onion, Leeks (raw), Asparagus (raw)

  • mercola.com: Search These Terms

    Sunshine, Eggs, Dairy, Sodapop, Multivitamin, Sea Salt, Coconut oil, Butter benefits, Gut brain connection, Statins, Probiotics, Strong eyes, bones, teeth and V K2 D and Calcium

  • drbrownstein.com :

    Salt Your Way to Health, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders, Iodine:Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It, The Statin Disaster

  • westonaprice.org

    Cod liver oil, grassfed or organic butter (k2)

  • Dr. Gerard Mullin (thefoodmd.com)
  • foodbabe.com - expose'
  • greenmedinfo.com - good daily articles
  • naturalnews.com
  • naturalsociety.com
  • Good Fats: refrigerate
    • Fish Oil-Cod Liver Oil preferred with A,D,E complex
    • Avoid contaminated oils, i.e. get the better barns and refrigerate
    • Butter-grass fed or organic (see June 23,2014 Time Magazine)
    • Olive oil- organic, unrefined, unfiltered, extra virgin (Braggs)
    • Coconut oil- organic, virgin, cold pressed
    • Avocados (best cooking oil/520F smoke point)
    • Good Fats Turned Bad: Oils that are rancid, poorly processed or sourced
  • Bad Fats:
    • Canola Oil, Peanut Oil, Soybean Oil, Vegetable Oil, Safflower Oil
  • Magnifying App: Brighter and Bigger
  • Discount meds: goodrx.com
  • Lasik Information: backinfocus.com
  • http://www.naturalhealth365.com/gut-bacteria-type-2-diabetes-1694.html

Mycotoxins

Dr. Dave Holland is the co-author, with Doug Kaufmann, of the best-selling books The Fungus Link Trilogy Volumes 1-3 and in their other books (Infectious Diabetes, and The Germ that Causes Cancer) they discuss the ravages that yeast, fungi and their mycotoxins (fungal toxins) can cause us when we are exposed to them. Health problems ranging from cancer to heart disease to asthma, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes may all be related to mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins cause a wide range of health problems in humans when we are exposed to small amounts over an extended period of time, and can even be lethal if taken in large quantities over a short period of time. Given the large number of diseases linked to mycotoxins* (see Dr. Holland's list at the end of the article) and our tendency to eat a large amount of grains in our typical American diet, this is a very concerning problem. As Dr. Holland said, "Grains are sources of carbohydrates, or sugars, and as such , they risk contamination by certain fungi. These fungi produce secondary metabolites, or mycotoxins."

Dr. Holland has put together a list of the top-10 mycotoxic foods. You'll notice as you browse through the list that it mentions lots of grains (wheat, barley, rye, etc.). You're probably familiar with some of the dangers of grains mentioned on the "More Recommendations" tab, and now you have one more reason not to eat them - they are commonly contaminated with mycotoxins.

You'll also notice that peanuts are on the list. Peanuts are not only commonly contaminated with aflatoxin, a carcinogenic mold, but they also distort your omega-3:6 ratio. A much better choice if you want to eat nuts are walnuts, as they will give you some beneficial omega-3.

One food that is not mentioned on the list is coconut oil. I want to point out that, while coconut oil is an incredible food in terms of nutrition and taste, many coconut oils contain mycotoxins. This is because they are commonly made with copras, or dried coconuts, which are often contaminated with mycotoxins. So in order to fully enjoy the benefits of this coconut oil, you will ant to be sure that you find a company that uses only fresh coconuts to make their oil, like the Fresh Shores virgin coconut oil on this site.

With that, here's the top-10 list of mycotoxic foods that you will want to avoid. By David A. Holland, M.D.

  1. Alcoholic Beverages:
  2. Alcohol is the mycotoxin of the Saccharomyces yeast - brewer's yeast. Other mycotoxins besides alcohol can also be introduced into these beverages through the use of mold-contaminated grains and fruits. Producers often use grains that are too contaminated with fungi and mycotoxins to be used for table foods, so the risk is higher that you are consuming more than just alcohol in your beverage (Council for Agriculture Science and technology. Mycotoxins: Economic and Health Risks. Task Force Report Number 116. CAST. Ames, IA. Nov 1989). Before you drink for the health of your heart, consider the other possible risks of drinking. There are safer ways of consuming antioxidants.

  3. Corn:
  4. Corn is "universally contaminated" with fumonisin and other fungal toxins such as aflatoxin, zearalenone and ochratoxin (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. Mycotoxins: Risks in Plant, Animal and Human Systems. Task Force Report No. 139. Ames, IA. Jan 2003). Fumonisin and aflatoxin are known for their cancer-causing effects, while zearalenone and ochratoxin cause estrogenic and kidney-related problems, respectively. Just as corn is universally contaminated with mycotoxins, our food supply seems to be universally contaminated with corn - it's everywhere! A typical chicken nugget at a fast food restaurant consists of a nugget of corn-fed chicken that is covered by a corn-based batter that is sweetened with corn syrup!

  5. Wheat:
  6. Not only is wheat often contaminated with mycotoxins, but so are the products made from wheat, like breads, cereals, pasta, etc. Pasta may be the least-"offensive" form of grains since certain water-soluble mycotoxins, such as deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin), are partially removed and discarded when you toss out the boiling water that you cooked the pasta in. Unfortunately, traces of the more harmful, heat-stable and fat-soluble mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin, remain in the grain. Regarding breads - it probably doesn't matter if it's organic, inorganic, sprouted, blessed or not - if it came from a grain that has been stored for months in a silo, it stands the chance of being contaminated with fungi and mycotoxins.

  7. Barley:
  8. Similar to other grains that can be damaged by drought, floods and harvesting and storage processes, barley is equally susceptible to contamination by mycotoxin-producing fungi. Barley is used in the production of various cereals and alcoholic beverages.

  9. Sugar (sugar cane and sugar beets):
  10. Not only are sugar cane and sugar beets often contaminated with fungi and their associated fungi, but they, like the other grains, fuel the growth of fungi. Fungi need carbohydrates-sugars-to thrive.

  11. Sorghum:
  12. Sorghum is used in a variety of grain-based products intended for both humans and animals. It is also used in the production of alcoholic beverages.

  13. Peanuts:
  14. A 1993 study demonstrated 24 different types of fungi that colonized the inside of the peanuts used in the report (Constantini, A. Etiology and Prevention of Atherosclerosis. Fungalbionics Series. 1998/99). And this was after the exterior of the peanut was sterilized! So, when you choose to eat peanuts, not only are you potentially eating these molds, but also their mycotoxins. Incidentally, in the same study the examiners found 23 different fungi on the inside of corn kernels. That said, if you choose to plant your own garden in an attempt to avoid mycotoxin contamination of corn or peanuts, it does you no good if the seed (kernel) used to plant your garden is already riddled with mold.

  15. Rye:
  16. The same goes for rye as for wheat and other grains. In addition, when we use wheat and rye to make bread, we add two other products that compound our fungal concerns: sugar and yeast!

  17. Cottonseed:
  18. Cottonseed is typically found in the oil form (cottonseed oil), but is also used in the grain form for many animal foods. Many studies show that cottonseed is highly and often contaminated with mycotoxins.

  19. Hard Cheeses:
  20. Here's a hint: if you see mold growing throughout your cheese, no matter what you paid for it, there's a pretty good chance that there's a mycotixin not far from the mold. It is estimated that each fungus on Earth produces up to three different mycotoxins. The total number of mycotoxins know to date number in the thousands.

On the other hand, some cheeses, such as Gouda cheese, are mae with yogurt-type cultures, like Lactobacillus, and not fungi (Constantini, 1998/99). These cheeses are a much healthier alternative, fungally speaking.

Naturally, with this list coming from a group that opposes eating food that is merely contaminated with fungi, we'd certainly oppose eating the fungus itself! That would include common table mushrooms and so-called myco-protein food products

Other foods that could potentially make our list are rice, oats, and beans, given that these too are sources of carbohydrates. And occasionally food inspectors will come across a batch of mold-contaminated rice or oats. However, all other things being equal, these crops are generally more resistant to fungal contamination (CAST 1989). *Diseases caused by fungi and their mycotoxins (Constantini, A. et al. The Garden of Eden Longevity Diet. Fungalbionics Series 1989).

Link - Emerging fungal infection in South West U.S. mimics cancer

Antibiotics

Antibiotics contain penicillium which is actually a mold found commonly in soil and many fruits. This fungi excretes substances called mucotoxins which are chemicals fungi produce to kills the growth of other organisms, like bacteria. When you ingest antibiotics, they kill bacteria in the gut, both bad bacteria and good. The human body's immune system relies on a good balance of beneficial gut bacteria. Antibiotics destroy that harmony. http://www.naturalnews.com/039726_mycotoxins_aflatoxin_foods.html#ixzz3pha92Cew

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David Perlmutter MD (drperlmutter.com)

David Ludwig MD (drdavidludwig.com)

Cate Shanahan MD (drcate.com)

Mark Hyman MD (drhyman.com)

Terry Wahls MD (terrywahls.com)

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Podcast:
366 Terry WahlsMD reversed her own MS
376 26 min in 49 min in Cate Shanahan(VegetableOilSilentKiller)

YouTube:
Dr. Zach Bush: Restor4Life
Olive oil fake news - Pritikin says olive oil is not healthy
Coconut oil fake news, June 2017
Health, Cell Membranes and Phosphatidylcholine
Brian Peskin(PEO Solution) (parent omega 6/parent omega3)

Amazon: Yes Parent Essential Oils

Doug Kaufmann's Phase One Diet (anti-fungal)

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