Wondering about wild grapes

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wondering about Mycotoxins and why I can’t spell it.

The part of my brain that is used for spelling is missing. Yep, it is gone, I don’t know when it left and I don’t know if I ever had it. All I know is that I can not spell. In a comment on another blog I mentioned mycotoxin but made a typo and spelled it mocotoxin. I went back and corrected it to micotoxin, which was still not right. Sorry for the confusion, so I will try to set it straight today and tell you more about it. I touched on the subject a couple of times before. Here is a link to the latest one: http://dizzydick.blogspot.com/2010/09/fungi.html

The definition of mycotoxin right out of my big dictionary is “a toxin produced by a fungus”. One of the worst or maybe THE worst one is Aflatoxins. According to Wikipedia, “aflatoxins are toxic and among the most carcinogenic substances known”. From all my studies on the subject, I would rank corn as the most contaminated and then peanuts. Other grains can be contaminated, especially the ones stored in silos or grain elevators. Corn comes highly contaminated straight out of the field and only gets worse when stored.

Therefore, corn and peanuts being the top two worst contaminated foods, those are the ones that I avoid. That is no easy task, since almost everything has corn or corn byproducts like corn oil or corn syrup in them. Read the labels if you don’t believe me.

Did you notice in the quote above out of Wikepedia, it said aflatoxins are carcinogenic? I believe that all mycotoxins are carcinogenic and that they cause 99 percent of all other health problems, too. Some doctors believe that cancer is nothing more than a fungus that can live inside us. Antibiotics are a mycotoxin, that is why they can kill bacteria so well. Too much antibiotics can do the same to us. Antibiotics are used to fatten up livestock. So mycotoxins can do that to us, also. Have you ever noticed that people who have toe-nail fungus usually have other health or weight issues? Of course there are exceptions to every rule.

If you want more information on this subject, you can watch the TV show “Know the Cause”, or got to Doug Kaufmann’s website at http://www.knowthecause.com/Home.aspx

I am sure that I didn’t give you all the information you need, but I hope I whet your apatite to learn more. Remember that medical doctors are trained by huge drug companies and in my opinion, most (not all) are nothing but pill pushers. No matter what you go in for, they seem to want to write you a prescription. How many of them give you other options.

It is your health and your body, take charge of it. Study all the aspects and make up your own minds. Have a good weekend and we are off to the flea market again.


  1. Well, Dizzy, that's certainly food for thought. Now I'm heading down the Internet bunny trail of further investigation.

    As for spelling, I couldn't go back to college until spell check was invented.

  2. Yep, at our age spelling can be a problem, trust me on this :-)
    BUT I'm dammed glad you aren't my pharmacist filing my drug order from my Doctor, No telling what drug I'd end up with.

  3. I understand the corn thing. My daughter is allergic to it and it's a chore to find products without it in some form or another.

  4. Sixbears, hope you find what you are looking for on the internet. Just spell it right when you do the search (grin).

    Ben, Let's see what I would give you that you would like. How about corn fed beef wrapped in corn masa?

    Sel, maybe your daughter's allergy is a good thing? Now, what about peanuts?

  5. And you wonder why I call this Dizzypedia. Appreciate all your research on everything Dizzy, must take quite a bit of time. I just finished reading one from your archives about breaking habits that I found amazingly similar to my current affliction.