Alzheimer’s Disease and Fungus in the Brain

Not only can Candida cause mental fog and difficulty in thinking, judgement and memory, in the average person, but there is new and interesting evidence that fungus is associated with the most severe of mental disorders: Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Abstract of a paper recently published in Scientific Reports says:

The possibility that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has a microbial aetiology has been proposed by several researchers. Here, we provide evidence that tissue from the central nervous system (CNS) of AD patients contain fungal cells and hyphae. Fungal material can be detected both intra- and extracellularly using specific antibodies against several fungi. Different brain regions including external frontal cortex, cerebellar hemisphere, entorhinal cortex/hippocampus and choroid plexus contain fungal material, which is absent in brain tissue from control individuals. Analysis of brain sections from ten additional AD patients reveals that all are infected with fungi. Fungal infection is also observed in blood vessels, which may explain the vascular pathology frequently detected in AD patients. Sequencing of fungal DNA extracted from frozen CNS samples identifies several fungal species. Collectively, our findings provide compelling evidence for the existence of fungal infection in the CNS from AD patients, but not in control individuals. <emphasis added>

Fungal DNA and proteins were found in frozen brain tissue from Alzheimer’s Disease patients, but not from control patient tissue.

This is a powerful finding. There is no evidence of cause and effect, but removing fungus from the brains of people who are starting to show mental decline just seems like an obvious move. The simplest, cheapest and easiest treatment is Lufenuron.

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Further research has widened the possibilities. The protein that seems to be causing the havoc in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients is produced in response to irritation from bacteria, or in the case of this study, to Candida Albicans:

In their study, cultured human and hamster cells that were infected with the fungus Candida albicans and had a high expression of amyloid beta doubled the number of cells that weren’t infected, Scientific American reported.

This is from a report in Scientific American. Here is the actual study

Reducing or eliminating Candida from the brains of the elderly would seem to be an important step in reducing or eliminating the damage caused by the proteins produced in response to invasion, resulting in Alzheimer’s Disease.