Fungal Mycotoxins

Fungal Mycotoxins, Food, & Breast Cancer

IS THERE A LINK?


Are you eating your way to breast cancer?

What if you found out that if you consume foods such as peanut butter and beef, you might well be eating fungal toxins that could cause breast cancer?

Would you change your diet?

Would you cleanse your body?

One of the most common hormones used with cattle is zearalone, which is a fungal product whose toxic byproducts cause breast tumors.

Actually, a whole host of foodstuffs contain fungal toxins. Mycotoxins are toxic fungal metabolites that are structurally diverse. Yet they are common contaminants of the ingredients in animal feed and human food.

They or their effects can be transmitted from animal feed to the animal to humans.

To date, mycotoxins with carcinogenic potency in experimental animal models include aflatoxins, sterigmatocystin, ochratoxin, fumonisins, zearalenone, and some penicillium toxins.

In one 1993 study, researchers examined human breast cancer tissue for evidence of the presence of aflatoxin, a recognized potent carcinogenic mycotoxin found in inferior peanut butter and other nut and dairy products.

According to an online website, "The researchers examined human DNA from a variety of tissues and organs to identify and quantify aflatoxin DNA-adducts. Such adducts are considered to be proof of the mycotoxin's presence in a particular tissue."

Their finding? "Tumor tissues had higher aflatoxin-adduct levels than did normal tissue from the same individual."

The result of this study is that it verifies the presence of carcinogenic aflatoxin within the cancer tissue and thus implicates aflatoxin as a cause of breast cancer. But there is so much more evidence.

The fungally derived drug cyclosporin is actually considered to be a mycotoxin, the byproduct of fungi. In1990, researchers reported completely new malignant tumors occurring at a high rate among renal transplant recipients who were immunosuppressed with cyclosporin.

Dr. Escribano-Patino and co-investigators reported in 1995 the occurrence of breast cancer as a complication of cyclosporin use in their series of kidney transplant recipients.

COULD MOLDY CHEESE CAUSE BREAST CANCER?
One sample study is by Le, et al. (1986), in a French case-control study of 1,010 breast cancer cases and 1,950 controls with nonmalignant diseases, found that breast cancer was found to be associated with increased frequency of mold fermented cheese consumption.

OXALIC ACID (MYCOTOXIN) FOUND IN BREAST CANCER LESIONS
Going, et al. (1990) found that weddellite (calcium oxalate) crystals are present in calcifications found in the breast tissue of patients with breast cancer. Calcium oxalate crystals are formed when calcium binds with oxalic acid. Oxalic acid happens to be a mycotoxin that can be produced by a number of different fungal species. Some fungi produce such large amounts of oxalic acid that they are used for commercial production of chemicals. Aspergillus niger fungal infection in human lungs produces large amounts of oxalic acid.

Tips for a Fungal Cleanse
HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE A FUNGAL PROBLEM?
The most common symptoms are vaginal yeast infections, sinus problems, digestive problems like heartburn, headaches, itchy scalp, ringing in the ears, sore joints, athlete's foot, jock itch and even high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and blood sugar ratings that are out of whack.

BE A SMART SHOPPER. Purchase only certified organic or natural (raised without hormones) beef products. Buy peanuts and nut butters from quality companies; companies such as Arrowhead Mills have a reputation for producing aflatoxin-free peanut butter. We recommend certified organic dairy products whenever possible. Good brands that closely monitor such levels are Horizon, Alta-Dena, and Organic Valley. But there are other excellent companies, too, on the shelves of your local health food store.

REMOVE INDOOR MOLD. Many homes today are mold infested due to flooding, storms and other weather events. Be sure to use a proven indoor air filter such as the PIONair Air Treatment System.

CLEANSE. A fungal cleanse can be highly protective and a good preventive. BioActive Nutrients' Antifungal Kit makes fungal cleansing convenient by packaging everything together. The savings and simplicity in this kit are important shopping points.

HOW THE ANTIFUNGAL KIT WORKS. The kit contains major proven fungal cleansing agents. Undecylenic acid (UGN) with grapefruit seed extract and neem, caprylic acid, olive leaf extract, apple cider vinegar and odorless garlic plus flax and psyllium and a special antifungal BioPLUS multivitamin are included. The products support the body's innate ability to rid itself of causes of fungal infections. Flaxium with psyllium acts like a sponge when ingested, absorbing lifeless fungi and their toxins.

How to Find the Antifungal Kit
The Bioactive Nutrients Antifungal Kit is becoming available at a growing number of independent health food stores throughout the United States and Canada. The company recommends you work with a qualified health professional. One of the nation's leading voices on the fungal toxin link in medicine, Doug Kaufmann, the host of Know the Cause, also recommends BioActive Nutrients' products.

Visit Doug Kaufmann at www.KnowtheCause.com.