I am studying probiotics again in an effort to rid myself of fungi that has been plaguing me for more than twenty years.
I read an interesting book entitled “Eating Your Way to Good Health”, by Doug Kaufmann. Kaufmann has spent years studying fungi and mycotoxins.
I have had to reject much of what Kaufmann teaches as personal experience has taught me that many of the “good ” foods according to Kaufmann are “bad” foods for me.
The good news is that probiotics are created to set to right the flora in ones system that have been destroyed through the use of antibiotics.
A probiotic is an organism which contributes to the health and balance of the intestinal tract. A probiotic is also referred to as the “friendly”, “beneficial”, or “good” bacteria which when ingested acts to maintain a healthy intestinal tract and help fight illness and disease.
One thing I have learned is that onions, garlic and bananas can help to repopulate the intestine with healthy levels of good bacteria.
I believe that I am one of the people that Kaufmann talks about in his book who he describes as being impregnated with mycotoxins and my reaction to antibiotics is typical of such. When given a little pill of mold otherwise known as antibiotic my face swelled up to the size of a basketball. When given the same antibiotic as a child I had no reaction. Kaufmann equates the many diseases we suffer to mycotoxins in our food and medicine supply. It seems foolish that components mycotoxicosis are not taught in medical school.