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  Skeptical Doctors Compound The Problem - Part 1
  Written by DD Rose - Consultant on Infectious Pathogens
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Living with the difficulties of a mold or parasite infection is very challenging for the sufferer who has the problem. It is particularly daunting when you notice a decline in health that maybe met with skepticism along with a clear indication that your illness isn’t going to be taken seriously. There are several critical reasons why this may happen to you.

Improvements can be changed if enough people or doctors demand a better health and educational system. At the moment, the medical establishment doesn’t believe that there is a problem; instead, the problem is you and not them. Let’s look deeper into this to sort out what is what because attention to these problems is sorely needed. Below are my observations and point-of-view that we all face.

1.   The first improvement could be with doctors training in medical school and residency programs. I know for a fact that General Practitioners are not well-educated on the seriousness of mycosis or parasite infections(1). Far too often the attitude is that a “specialist” will handle the problem, but if a practitioner is unaware of a problem in the first place, it is unlikely that a patient will be referred. The CDC & AMA have not established that molds/fungi are a medical menace; additionally, if practitioners find the problem they aren’t obligated to report it. This is a problem because there is no tracking accountability to see if attention is needed.

As far as parasite infections are concerned, the general assumption is that people may have them; however, the prevailing attitude is that they aren’t a real menace. Supposedly only a small burden exists – we’re talking about possibly 50-200 worms; a large burden literally counts into the thousands. I don’t understand why it is acceptable to have parasites living within a person, even a small burden. Eventually, a small burden develops into a large burden.

Furthermore, there is an attitude that “parasites don’t exist” in the Western world or wealthy countries.  Translation, there is little medical data with viable statistics – this doesn’t mean that there isn’t a problem – it means there hasn’t been an interest to do a proper study so that the medical establishment will acknowledge its existence. This attitude is allowed to exist because practitioners are not trained to look for these problems, along with the institutions set-up for diagnostics. Labs are poorly run, including the “best in the world” in detecting parasites (see #5) which has perpetuated the myth that parasites don’t exist. Simple logic about parasite infections dictates otherwise if you were to examine Parasite Eggs, "Shedding" and Samples that a small burden can be a problem. The thought that it’s okay to have parasites or molds steal your nutrients, eat your tissues, and organs isn’t a problem seems to be an illogical rationale because parasites will breakdown the immune system resulting in eating a person alive as a slow method of dying occurs unbeknownst to an innocent victim.

2.   Aside from General Practitioners who may not have the proper knowledge to recognize a problem, there are Infectious Disease doctors who may also overlook the problem too because of the general attitude; parasites are the last thing they would consider as a possible cause for ill-health. Unless you live in a tropical environment or third world country, the above prevailing attitude exists. Unfortunately, this sets up a vicious mistrust between patient and doctor with serious consequences for patients who are desperate to find a resolution. Until these menacing problems are “recognized” as a serious medical threat they will remain obscure.

There seems to be more emphasis on medicating as a quick fix rather than understanding underlying causes of symptoms(2). There needs to be a paradigm shift(3) in a way of thinking with an applied approach to the problem, rather than covering things up with medications of physical symptoms or psychological drugs because of an assumption (see #3). There appears to be the attitude of “just live with it” and take this medication, rather than eradicate the problem altogether. It would be better for practitioners and their patients if they had more in-depth knowledge in the area of infectious diseases with an emphasis on microbiology; such as, parasite and/or mold infections and infestations. For instance, certain arthritic conditions can be caused by molds/fungi infections, allowing the menace to invade joints and bones. Unfortunately, treatment protocol for arthritis doesn’t include anti-fungal treatment, but instead steroids are given which further suppresses the immune system encouraging the problem to exist. Additionally, the interplay of these co-infections along with bacteria is underestimated, establishing a set-up for possible future problems when not caught early enough.

3.  The third improvement would be for practitioners to listen to you (their patient) more. Many times and far too often, patients are dismissed too quickly – I’ve heard countless stories of misdiagnoses or humiliating mistreatments, and verbal abuse. In part, doctors are taught that their patients don’t have the intelligence to know what’s going on with their body to determine anything, if at all (according to them). A practitioner’s train of thought is, “I went to school to learn about the human anatomy and diseases and you didn’t; therefore, I know what I’m talking about and you don’t.” This may be true on

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(1) Finnish Journal of Environmental Medicine
Establishing effective protocols for systemic fungal disease; especially in North American patients.
Systemic Fungal Disease – Mycotoxicosis - http://fungifinder.com/toxicmold.htm
In the hospital setting, they frequently result from colonization by antibiotic-resistant organisms (opportunistic fungi) and unskilled physicians who often misdiagnose, disregard, and prescribe drugs that can be potentially detrimental to the immunocompromised  hypersensitized  patient who often are unknowlingly poisoned by the to T-2 mycotoxins they have been exposed to in the sick building they have been exposed to. 

(2) Systemic Fungal Disease – Mycotoxicosis - http://fungifinder.com/toxicmold.htm
Establishing effective protocols for systemic fungal disease; especially in North American patients.
The American medical industry, who is generally trained in finding a “quick fix” to the immediate symptoms with often ineffective pharmaceuticals, rather than finding a permanent corrective action plan.  This generates a great disservice to the general public, who is basically trusting and ignorant to doctors upon their initial consultation, until they discover that these placebo treatments are ineffective and the patient is making no progress; sometimes too late in regards to finding aggressive and alternative treatment options for these patients who are at times, gravely ill.”

“This ideology has changed over the past five years as patients with normal health histories have incurred systemic fungal infections with exposure to lethal fungi such as stachybotrys and chaetomium causing damage to the myelin sheath.”

(3) http://ag.arizona.edu/futures/era/paradigmsmain.html
Paradigm Shift : When anomalies or inconsistencies arise within a given paradigm and present problems that we are unable to solve within a given paradigm, our view of reality must change, as must the way we perceive, think, and value the world. We must take on new assumptions and expectations that will transform our theories, traditions, rules, and standards of practice. We must create a new paradigm in which we are able to solve the insolvable problems of the old paradigm.

 
   
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