by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World Substack
A recent article by The Epoch Times posited that fungal infections may be the cause of neurodegenerative diseases.
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has discovered that when the brain is infected with a common fungus, it changes in ways similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s disease. The new research delves deeper into some of the molecular mechanisms behind that process.
The Study Findings
Using animal models, the research team discovered how the fungus, called Candida albicans (C. albicans), enters the brain, activates mechanisms for its clearance, and generates amyloid beta (Aβ)-like peptides—toxic protein fragments thought to be central to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
The findings were published Oct. 10 in the journal Cell Reports.
Previous research has implicated fungi in the development of chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, but their mechanisms are not entirely understood.
We know that Candida thrives on sugars, so diets high in processed foods and junk foods may very well be feeding the funguses that in turn destroy brains.
We also know that the inexpensive and repurposed drug Fenbendazole (Mebendazole being the analog drug with the addition of a single molecule which adds nothing save for bogus patent-based profits) eradicates these funguses; for example, a research study entitled, The Anti-helminthic Compound Mebendazole Has Multiple Antifungal Effects against Cryptococcus neoformans stated the following:…Continue Reading