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Allergies and Asthma Can Be Caused by Systemic Yeast Infections or Other Fungi

Can allergies and asthma be caused by yeast and fungi? Keep reading, the answer may surprise you.

Asthma is a disease that, in most cases, the cause is "unknown." Some cases can be traced to some kind of airborne substance like cement dust, or an inhaled chemical damaging the lungs. But yeast and fungi can also cause allergies and asthma.

Typically when some one suffers an asthma attack the lungs and airways become inflamed, which results in:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Wheezing or coughing

  • Chest pain or tightness

  • A feeling of pressure in the chest

  • An intolerance to dairy, especially milk

Another possible "cause" of asthma is said to be acid reflux, which is acid from the stomach going back up the esophagus and back down into the lungs causing irritation.

Allergic reactions to foods are a definite cause of asthma in many people. Food allergies can cause numerous respiratory symptoms including: asthma, cough, nasal congestion, excess mucus production, hoarseness, postnasal drip, tonsillitis, sore throat, sneezing and stuffy nose.

Food allergens can be broken down into two categories: Immediate and Delayed. It is the delayed or hidden food allergens that erode away ones health, frequently going undetected since the response is not immediate but rather delayed up to 72 hours, long after the offending food(s) were ingested. Patients experiencing delayed (IgG) food sensitivities will experience a worsening of their environmental allergens. Thus, identifying and controlling food sensitivities is essential.

The only way to identify these allergies to foods is to be tested or see a doctor Like our own Dr. Taylor that specializes in NAET.

In many cases childhood asthma goes away as an adult. What happens is you become less sensitive to the allergen from the constant exposure as you age.

Airborne allergies usually cause:

  • Sneezing

  • A stuffy nose

  • Sometimes watery eyes

  • A feeling of pressure in the sinus

Typically sinus allergies are related to pollen's from plants, but as you will read below, airborne fungi play a big role.

Can Yeasts Cause Allergies and Asthma?

Systemic yeast infections can cause chronic yeast allergies and asthma creating respiratory distress which affect over 50 million Americans yearly. These allergies have an "unknown" cause according to modern medicine. For 50 years, modern medicine has been touting one form or another of new therapies, breakthrough therapies, and smarter drugs. Funny thing is, prior to 100 years ago, these health problems were relatively unknown. Then came the theory that bacteria is the cause of disease, the introduction of antibiotics to combat this bad bacteria, and the resulting destruction of good bacteria in the body.

  • In the American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine 1995, Kaufman states that "fungus has the ability to colonize the lungs and induce an inflammatory reaction".1 Resulting in asthmatic reactions called fungal asthma.

  • Dr. C. A. Kaufman states "each year in the US the fungi Histoplasma capsulatum, Blastomyces dermatitidis, and Coccidioides immitis cause more pulmonary infections than bacteria."

  • C.C. Kibbler (1996 Principles and Practices of Clinical Mycology) says these fungi "routinely infect persons with apparently normal immunity."

Dr. C. Orion Truss, a pioneer in the study of systemic yeast infections and their relation to diseases and symptoms, states in his book (The Missing Diagnosis 1985) that "once the mucous membranes become inflamed by their allergic response to yeast products, infection begins to occur with great regularity at random sites from the nose to the lungs."

Professor R.J. Hay (2)(Fungal Infections-Manson's Tropical Diseases 1996) states that "hay fever or asthma due to molds like Aspergillus, Alternaria, and Penicillium account for up to 15% of respiratory allergies." That translates into one in six people's allergies are being caused by fungi.

In September of 1999, CNN reported the Mayo Clinic maintained that "almost all cases of sinusitis may in fact be caused by a fungus." 3. They reasoned that that may be "why millions of sinus sufferers do not find relief from antibiotics and nasal spray." Now why would you want to give a sinus sufferer antibiotics if you knew the problem was caused by a fungus? The Clinic said "it will be two years before any treatments are available." We still haven't heard anything, and its years later. Please....... give me a break

In a 2005 study that was published in Environmental Health Perspectives in October of 2005, it was found that exposure to environmental yeasts and molds within the home before the age of 3 months, resulted in an increased incidence of allergic rhinitis by 5 years of age.4

Allergies and Asthma Conclusion

It seems to me that if I suffered from allergies or asthma and could find no relief from modern medicines, then a month on the Candida Yeast Diet and the correct natural supplement or two would certainly be worth a try, wouldn't it? Let me know if you try it how it works for you if you would please, just contact me from the form on the contact page.

Article written by Dan and edited for accuracy by Dr. Taylor

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If you have any questions about yeast allergies, asthma, or systemic yeast infections or yeast infection in general, you can use the form on the contact page.


1. Review of fungus-induced asthmatic reactions. H F Kauffman , J F Tomee , T S van der Werf , J G de Monchy , and G K Koëter PubMed: 7767565

2. Professor Roderick Hay trained in dermatology at Guys Hospital, the St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

3. Mayo Clinic Study Implicates Fungus As Cause Of Chronic Sinusitis. 9/10/1999

4. Fungal Levels in the Home and Allergic Rhinitis by 5 Years of Age. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Oct; 113(10): 1405–1409. Published online 2005 May 20. doi:  10.1289/ehp.7844

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