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.