This is a retrospective study that explores whether there is a causal relationship between fungal exposure and chronic sinusitis, fatigue, and anterior hypopituitarism, especially growth hormone deficiency (GHD). About 4.8 million people suffer from GHD caused by fungal exposure; compare this to only 60,000 known cases caused by all other factors combined. Therefore this discovery shows that fungal exposure is the single most important cause of human growth hormone deficiency.
Seventy-nine patients, all of whom experienced mold exposure and who presented with a variety of symptom combinations, were studied. They had undergone a variety of treatments, including normal saline nasal irrigations, antifungal and antibiotic nasal sprays, appropriate use of oral antibiotics and antifungals, facial steamer with CitriDrops, Thymic Formula, hormone replacement, and reduction of indoor mold levels.
Rhinosinusitis was resolved in 93 percent of the patients who were able to lower their mold counts to between 0 and 4 colonies. All patients who received GH and cortisol and/or thyroid hormone, which were previously deficient, noticed an improvement in fatigue.
In conclusion, the researchers found that “when the fungal antigen is removed from the patient and the environmental air, the immune reaction stops; the sinus mucosa improves or resolves; the systemic symptoms improve or resolve. When the deficient hormones are replaced, the fatigue improves or resolves.”
To reduce environmental mold that can cause chronic sinusitis, use the environmental protocol.
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Growth Hormone Deficiency in Fungal Exposure [pdf]
Authors: Donald Dennis, David Robertson, Luke Curtis, and Judson Black.