A very interesting study came out recently. One that confirmed something I have been writing about for years. Namely, the pivotal role that fungal infections play in triggering asthma and allergies. And how treating them might be your best shot at relief.
This new study showed that treating patients who have severe asthma and chronic sinusitis with antifungal therapy can relieve symptoms significantly. And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel pretty vindicated by its findings.
Out of 134 patients in this study — all referred to a Houston allergy clinic for uncontrolled asthma — more than 83 percent tested positive for fungal infections. Obviously, that’s an overwhelmingly high proportion… but it’s not at all shocking to me.
In my clinical experience, anyone who suffers from allergic symptoms like asthma and chronic sinusitis most likely has a fungal infection. (It’s just one big red flag among many symptoms — too numerous to list in full here.)
Researchers treated these patients with three popular anti-fungal medications — voriconazole, terbinafine, or fluconazole, either singularly or in combination. And treatment was aggressive. Roughly two-thirds of the subjects needed more than one three-month course of anti-fungal treatment to see improvements — a reality to which many of my patients and I can attest.
While drugs are by no means my preferred first line of defense, this is one situation where pharmaceutical measures may be necessary. In fact, I often have to resort to medications like these.
I see so many patients who have unwittingly suffered from chronic yeast infections for a very long time. To make matters worse, many of them have been on the receiving end of multiple rounds of antibiotics. This only compounds the infection, making the fungus more widespread, more stubborn, and harder to treat using non-conventional approaches.
The good news is, even in these severe cases, proper treatment usually does the trick. And this study’s results certainly reflect that.
More than 90 percent of the patients treated with voriconazole saw significant symptom improvements. So did half the patients who took terbinafine. These improvements included less coughing and inhaler use, and better breathing all round.
I hate to say I told you so (again). But I did…ten years ago.
In fact, I wrote an entire book on this subject, called The Allergy and Asthma Cure. And the “cure” was exactly what the researchers “discovered” in this new study. Getting rid of yeast in your body — and repairing all the damage that its accumulation has done — can eliminate allergy and asthma.
I’m not the only one spreading the word, either. This is a perfect opportunity to give a shout out to one of my oldest friends in this industry. His name is Doug Kaufmann, and he also got his start at the Atkins Center. Today, he has a television show called Know the Cause.
Doug has spent a large portion of his career exposing fungus as the root cause of most disease. And if this new research is to be believed, it looks like he’s really on to something. I’m a regular on his show, which is packed with life-saving information. Needless to say, I highly recommend you tune in.
In the meantime, if you struggle with allergies, chronic sinusitis, and asthma, dealing with any underlying fungal infections should be your first order of business. You can also read more about my anti-allergy protocol in the May 2013 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives.
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