The Mold Toxin and Alzheimer’s Connection
Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold
There are clear links between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mold/fungus. Many of the symptoms in both diseases are very similar such as memory and behavioral issues along with brain inflammation. Not only are the symptoms very similar, new studies have found actual mold on the brains of people who died from AD. In these studies, there wasn’t just a few people who had mold on their brains, ALL the people they tested had mold. After all, mold is essentially a microscopic parasite that feeds and lives off its host. Just like mold takes over a building as it eats drywall and wood, it does the same to us. That would include our bodies and brains.
For example, researchers had found in 2014 compelling evidence for the existence of fungal proteins in brain samples from Alzheimer’s disease patients. The study titled, “Fungal infection in patients with Alzheimer’s disease,” stated “a variety of fungal species in these samples, dependent on the patient and the tissue tested. DNA sequencing demonstrated that several fungal species can be found in brain samples. Together, these results show that fungal macromolecules can be detected in brain from Alzheimer’s disease patients. To our knowledge these findings represent the first evidence that fungal infection is detectable in brain samples from Alzheimer’s disease patients.”
In a 2015 study titled, “Different Brain Regions are Infected with Fungi in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD),” researchers had shown the possibility that AD is a fungal disease, or that fungal infection is a risk factor for the disease. The researchers provide evidence in the study that tissue from the central nervous system (CNS) of AD patients contain fungal cells and hyphae. Eleven patients (plus three additional CP samples) are described in this study, as well as in four patients previously analysed, there is clear evidence for fungal cells inside neurons or extracellularly. Therefore, 100% of the AD patients analysed thus far by our laboratory present fungal cells and fungal material in brain sections. Moreover, fungal macromolecules (polysaccharides, proteins and DNA) have been found in blood serum from AD patients and fungal proteins and DNA were detected by proteomic analyses and PCR, repectively, from frozen tissue of AD brain.