A Fungus is an organism that is either singular celled or multicellular. The plural name for fungus is fungi. A fungus or fungi can be either true pathogens, causing infections in healthy people, or opportunistic pathogens, causing infections in immunocompromised people.

True Pathogens

  • Influenza
  • Influenza virus
  • Malaria
  • Malarial protozoan
  • Plague
  • Plague bacillus
  • Rabies

Opportunistic Pathogens

  • Age
  • Candida albicans
  • Disease
  • Malnourished
  • Pseudomonas species

Fungus or fungi includes: mildews, molds, mushrooms, rusts, smuts, toadstools, and yeast. Fungus-like organisms are oomycetes and slime molds. Fungi are used in the development of antibiotics and antitoxins. They are also used in drugs to control many human diseases. Fungi are among the world’s most widely distributed organism and are a great benefit medically and environmentally.

Fungus inside your gut? Candida

Candida is condition of many physiological imbalances. Cadida albicans yeast is common, normally living harmlessly in the gastrointestinal tract and genito-urinary tract areas of the body. But when immune response is reduced from antibiotics, birth control pills or steroid drugs, a high sugar or carbohydrate rich diet, the gastro-intestinal system gets weakened and gets invaded by a fast spreading candida.

As the immune system gets weakened, candida invades other systems in the body causing multitudes of symptoms difficult to diagnose and treat.

At SMI, we developed a systematic approach in the treatment of candida:

  • - Kill the yeast by addressing the specific organ affected utilizing objective diagnostic methods.
  • - Clean out the dead yeast and waste.
  • - Enhance the adrenal and thyroid activity.
  • - Fight and inhibit the fungal overgrowth with specific customized nutrients.
  • - Promote the integrity and balance of the gastro-intestinal tract.
  • - Boost the immune system with specific antioxidants.
  • - Eliminate the allergies with enzyme therapy.

At Holistic Health Services our patients get the best education from a competent staff, such as: customized detoxification, individual based nutritional examination and diagnosis using state of the art approaches!

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