Just when you thought “superbugs” couldn’t get any worse…
A rising number of deaths are now being linked to outbreaks of drug-resistant FUNGAL infections.
Just like antibiotic-resistant bacteria, fungi too have learned how to resist the drugs that are supposed to ERASE them.
It was previously thought that fungi make up just a small percentage of the human microbiome…
But now we know that their presence has been GROSSLY underestimated.
If ANYTHING allows your gut’s fungal population to grow uncontrollably – like taking antibiotics — you’re right in the crosshairs for developing or exacerbating inflammatory bowel disease.
And that’s if you’re lucky — because there’s yet ANOTHER culprit out there.
It’s becoming IMPOSSIBLE to treat… and it’s KILLING those in its path.
Here’s how to stay out of its way.
How keeping crops alive is killing patients
We know that fungi have a much stronger presence in the guts of those with IBD than those without the disease.
According to animal studies, the fungi living in your gut could worsen inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
That’s why antifungal meds sometimes help IBD patients go into remission.
But one of the biggest fungal culprits behind IBD has learned to RESIST those meds… and the resulting outbreaks have gotten worse that you could ever imagine.
Aspergillus fumigatus is a mold that USUALLY just hangs out in decaying plant material and doesn’t bother anybody.
In fact, we all breathe in spores of it every single day… and MOST of us don’t get sick from it.
But these little bugs are opportunists…
If your immune system is compromised, Aspergillus can trigger something MUCH WORSE than IBD…
I’m talking about invasive aspergillosis, which kills more than HALF of those in “high-risk” conditions who get infected.
That’s just a statistical average. Its mortality rate CAN be as high as 90%.
It kills you by skyrocketing your inflammatory response. It literally BURNS your tissues… TO DEATH.
The main treatment for it to date has been an antifungal agent called triazole.
But it turns out that taking triazole could be USELESS for clearing this life-threatening infection… even if you’ve NEVER taken the drug before!
You see, hospitals fight fungal pathogens that make people sick with the SAME set of chemicals used by FARMS that fight fungi that make their crops rot.
That means crops around the globe have been increasingly SOAKED in fungicide treatments like triazole. From 1992 to 2015, the agricultural use of triazole grew by 500%.
And deadly fungal infections that CAN’T be treated with drugs are on the rise as a result.
The mainstream has been WELL-AWARE of this link between agricultural fungicides and drug-resistant fungal infections since AT LEAST 2013.
And yet in the U.S., the feds are STILL sitting on their hands.
Don’t wait for them to come up with a plan to save you from killer fungi.
The most commonly treated crops include soybeans, wheat, rice, fruits, vegetables, nuts… the list goes on. Fortunately, organic certification prohibits the use of synthetic fungicides like triazole.
But even going organic doesn’t let you COMPLETELY off the hook.
Even if NO farm near you uses these fungicides… or harbors drug-resistant strains of Aspergillus… the spores can travel incredibly long distances.
When ANYTHING compromises your immunity, those spores will come straight for you.
So, avoid hospital stays like… well, the plague. Hospitals are a BREEDING ground for this DEADLY fungal pathogen.
If you can’t avoid hospitalization … and a procedure like a colonoscopy or organ transplant is CRUCIAL… make sure the staff uses peracetic acid to sterilize their equipment.
It’s a little more expensive for the hospital, but it could make the difference between returning home safely… and being sent to the morgue.