Fruits and Vegetables Aren't Good for Every Body All the Time.

C) Pathogens and Biotoxicity

1. It is not surprising that viral, bacterial and parasitical pathogens, whether inhaled, ingested or absorbed, can damage epithelial tissue.

Intestinal bacterial infection results in increased epithelial damage (Zeng+ 2008), which induces epithelial repair by stem cell division (Buchon+ 2009). Viral infections in the lower respiratory tract cause pathogenic changes in the epithelial mucosa (Aherne+ 1970). Parasitic nematodes can invade intestinal epithelia (ManWarren+ 1997).

Yan Zheng, Patricia A Valdez, Dimitry M Danilenko, Yan Hu, Susan M Sa, Qian Gong, Alexander R Abbas, Zora Modrusan, Nico Ghilardi, Frederic J de Sauvage & Wenjun Ouyang, Interleukin-22 mediates early host defense against attaching and effacing bacterial pathogens, Nature Medicine, Volume 14, Pages 282–289 (2008).

Nicolas Buchon, Nichole A. Broderick, Mickael Poidevin, Sylvain Pradervand, Bruno Lemaitre, Drosophila Intestinal Response to Bacterial Infection: Activation of Host Defense and Stem Cell Proliferation, Cell Host & Microbe, Volume 5, Issue 2, 19 February 2009, Pages 200-211.

Aherne W., Bird T., Court SDM., Pathological changes in virus infections of the lower respiratory tract in children, Journal of Clinical Pathology, 1970; 23: 7-18.

T ManWarren, L Gagliardo, J Geyer, C McVay, S Pearce-Kelling, J Appleton. Invasion of intestinal epithelia in vitro by the parasitic nematode Trichinella spiralis, Infection and Immunity, Nov 1997, 65 (11) 4806-4812.

2. What might be surprising is the systemic damage that can result from a fungal (including mold and yeast) infestation in the human body, creating a condition of extreme biotoxicity.

Termed Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) by its discoverer, Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker in 1997, the inflammatory response can be made worse by a combination of viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitical, manufactured chemical and biochemical agents.

Systemic symptoms of fungal infestation can be quite extensive and severe. Here is a chart of symptoms developed by

Dr. Shoemaker:


There are a number of sites and articles describing CIRS:

Our fresh fruit and vegetable consumption, as well as eating processed, aged and fermented foods, can exacerbate an out-of-control fungal infestation by providing more inflammatory agents (i.e. mold or yeast) or food for these agents (e.g. sugar for yeast). Once our immune system is activated, it tends to induce stronger inflammatory responses when exposed to triggers that may have caused little or no reaction prior to fungal exposure. 

Dr. Jill Carnahan has a very extensive health protocol for addressing CIRS:

A) Allergens
B) Toxins

D) Autoinflammation and Autoimmunity

Helen C Harrison, M.A.

Consultant, Educator, Researcher, 951-438-5531

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