Several fungi produce secondary metabolites. These chemical substances are called mycotoxins and are very toxic substances to many body systems including the brain.
Because the sinus tissues receive the highest concentration of toxins inhaled through the nose, neurological and other cognitive dysfunction can occur. Also, due to the location, urine mycotoxin diagnostics often miss these toxins. The sinuses are adjacent to the blood-brain barrier and infection can impact brain tissue causing debilitating cognitive and neurological symptoms.
CHRONIC FUNGAL SINUSITIS PATIENTS WILL NOT PROPERLY HEAL WHEN EXPOSED TO A MOLDY ENVIRONMENT. NO MEDICINE, PROCEDURE, OR SURGERY WILL GET A PATIENT BETTER IF THEY ARE CONTINUOUSLY INHALING MOLD IN THEIR HOME AIR.
These cognitive symptoms are amongst the most disturbing and scary for patients as they can be debilitating and interfere with most day-to-day normal functions and a patient’s ability to work.
Mycotoxicosis is very often misdiagnosed as it shares common symptoms with many chronic diseases. This leads to misdiagnosis and specialist referrals such as Neurologists, Rheumatologists, Psychiatrists, Pain Doctors, and others. Dr. Dennis has developed a pioneering procedure to remove mycotoxins from the sinuses and connecting tissues. It has given many, extremely ill and impaired patients their lives and health back.
He combines this treatment by supporting detoxification to remove the toxins naturally and utilizes supplements to optimize the body’s metabolism excretion functions.
GASTROINTESTINAL ESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)
GERD is a gut disease that often accompanies fungal sinusitis. It is a symptom of fungal or candida overgrowth, which causes reflux. Sinusitis Patients are placed on a regimen of candida treatment, a candida diet, and a detoxification protocol to remove the root cause of the GERD.
Chronic sinusitis can create long-term inflammation that can last for several months and even years. It can result from failure to eliminate whatever was causing the acute inflammation. Inflammatory disorders occur when the body’s defenses (immune system mediators) attacks normal, healthy tissue, mistaking it for a pathogen that causes disease. This can cause lasting discomfort and lead to other autoimmune disorders.
It is imperative that the cause of chronic inflammation be identified and addressed. If the cause of inflammation is not addressed, the patient’s ability to heal is compromised and chronic sinusitis may be just one of the resulting disorders.
It is estimated that 80% of the body’s immune system resides in the gut. In addition, the gut also hosts the body’s microbiome which often includes candida, a single-celled fungi or “yeast”. Candida or fungal overgrowth is often the cause of chronic inflammation.
The body’s gut health can improve rapidly with a proper diet or “Candida Diet” and nutritional supplements.
ANOSMIA (LOSS OF SMELL):
Without your sense of smell, food tastes different, you can’t smell the scent of a flower, and you could find yourself in a dangerous situation, unknowingly. For example, without the ability to detect odors, you wouldn’t smell a gas leak, smoke from a fire, musty mold, or spoiled food.
Loss of smell can be caused by a wide variety of sources. If it is not due to a cold or allergies, the causes can range from sinusitis, nasal polyps, damage to olfactory nerves, head trauma, or medications, and many other sources. The physician will likely attempt to identify or rule out causes or underlying conditions. On some occasions, surgery is required to remove a nasal polyp.