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BMS 536 MNT Mary Keels, Sara Staubach, Megan Brinker, Shannon Highfill, Danielle Tetrault
In 1968 he was drafted to the military where he served in the Navy for 4 yrs In 1970 he was sent to Vietnam and upon his return he became ill and attributed it to fungus He then began researching and opened a laboratory He has hosted a T.V. show, radio shows, and has written several books concerning his discovery. http://knowthecause.com/Fungus101/t abid/58/Default.aspx
Kaufmann's theory is that certain foods feed fungus living in your body. Eliminating those foods will kill the fungus because the fungus needs sugars derived from carbohydrates to thrive. The diet is based on the belief that a person infected with fungus actually craves foods that satisfy the fungus rather than meet the nourishing needs of the human body.
There are 2 phases: The Initial Phase followed by the InterPhase Stay on Initial Phase for at least 2 weeks to starve out the fungus then switch to InterPhase People who have will power can do the Initial Phase indefinitely
Sugar – none Artificial and herbal sweeteners – Stevia, Stevia Plus Fruit – Green apples, berries, avocados, grapefruit, lemons, limes Meat – Virtually all meats, including fish, poultry and beef. Farm-raised meat and fish are corn-fed, so they should be kept to a minimum. Grass-fed beef is ideal, followed by organic meats to which antibiotic exposure has been minimized. Eggs – allowed (avoid egg substitutes) Dairy – allowed. yogurt (especially goat yogurt) cream cheese, unsweetened whipping cream, sour cream, butter. Dairy products are better if from range-fed cattle and animals not injected with antibiotics, hormones or steroids, nor fed with silo-stored grains. Vegetables – most fresh, unblemished vegetables and freshly made vegetable juice. No potatoes, legumes, or mushrooms. Pg. 232 from The Fungus Link book vol. 1 – 2 nd series
Beverages – Bottles/filtered water; non- fruity, herb teas; Stevia-sweetened, fresh lemonade or limeade. No coffee/tea (including decaf) or regular/diet sodas Grains – NO grains allowed Yeast products – NO yeast allowed Vinegars – Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and black olives not aged in vinegar Oils – Olive, grape seed, flax seed (use cold pressed when available) Nuts – Raw nuts, including pecans, almonds, walnuts. NO peanuts (or peanut products) or pistachios
Sugar Artificial and herbal sweeteners Fruit Meat Eggs Dairy Vegetables – same as phase I and add back yams and legumes. NO potatoes Beverages – same as phase I Grains – Oats, brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, barley, flour tortillas, sourdough bread (in moderation). NO corn and yeast breads. Yeast products Vinegars Oils Nuts Pg. 233 from The Fungus Link book vol. 1 – 2 nd series Same as Initial Phase Diet for first six items Same as Initial Phase Diet for food groups for last four.
Pg. 232 specifically states all types but pg. 234 then gives you additional facts about food and states to exclude in both phases: Cows milk Casein Caseinate Sodium caseinate Whey Lactalbumin Lactalbumin phosphate Buttermilk (solids included)
Breakfast: Fried eggs, uncured bacon, ½ grapefruit Snack: Almonds, water (always bottled or filtered) Lunch: Tuna with celery, herbal tea Snack: Carrot sticks, water Dinner: Steak, steamed veggies, sparkling lime water Dessert: Plain yogurt with raspberries Pg. 262 from The Fungus Link book vol. 1 – 2 nd series (Example menus for Initial Phase Diet)
Pros: No simple sugars and trans-fats or processed foods Lots of fresh vegetables Organic products are used so no hormones, pesticides, fertilizers, or chemicals Does not restrict the amount of food Cons: Excludes grains completely in Initial Phase Excludes almost all milk products in both phases, thus may be severely lacking in vit. D Severely limits variety of fruit in both phases Expense of organic foods and grass-fed beef products Promotes use of real butter
ADA Evidence Based Library (www.adaevidencelibrary.com) no informationwww.adaevidencelibrary.com National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (http://nccam.nih.gov/) no informationhttp://nccam.nih.gov/ MedWatch (www.fda.gov/medwatch/) no informationwww.fda.gov/medwatch/ There is no scientific evidence and analysis upheld by major authorities that supports the Fungus Link theory or diet
Omits grains in the Initial Phase (2wks) which is not supported by ADA. In the InterPhase a good amount/variety of grains are added back in Severely restricts dairy in the Initial Phase and InterPhase. Suggested menus do not give the recommended number of servings per day. Long- term restriction could lead to vit. D deficiency and be high in saturated fat and cholesterol Severely restricts the variety of fruit in the Initial Phase and InterPhase. Suggested menus do give 2 servings per day from the limited fruit allowed. Long-term use would limit vitamins/minerals/functional components of food offered from this group
As a Registered Dietitian we would not suggest/support/recommend this diet