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Fungi Causes Cancer?

Research is continuing to show a link between certain types of cancer and infections. Historically there has been a focus on viruses, parasites, and bacteria causing certain cancers. However, in recent years there has been research demonstrating a link with fungus.

In a recent study published in the prestigious journal Nature, researchers found an association between fungi that traveled from the gut to the pancreas and pancreatic cancer in humans and mice. Holistic doctors like myself have long demonstrated through testing that many people have fungal overgrowth in their digestive tract.

The reasons for fungal overgrowth in the digestive tract include antibiotic overuse, various other medications such as prednisone, lack of probiotics and prebiotics in the diet, chlorinated water, birth control pills, and a high simple sugar diet. Antifungal diets such as the Kaufmann Diet (discussed in my book Outside The Box Cancer Therapies), avoidance of simple carbohydrates and sugars, and the use of antifungal supplements, probiotics, and antifungal medications can effectively normalize the gut ecology.

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