Infowars Doctor Acknowledges the Hidden Health Dangers of Mold and Yeast
In a video published on YouTube on March 11 of 2007, Infowars reporter Millie Weaver interviewed Dr. Edward F. Group III. The topic was the hidden health dangers of mold and yeast. Here at MoldBlogger, we may not agree with every perspective presented on Infowars, but when it comes to fungi—specifically, a publicized discussion on it—we’re more than willing to lend an ear.
“Doctor” or Doctor?
Before we begin, let’s ask an important question: Is he a real doctor? Let’s take a look at Dr. Edward Group’s credentials:
• Doctor of Chiropractic (DC):
Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
DCs—often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians—practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.1
• Naturopathic Physician/Doctor (NP/ND interchangeably):
NDs combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. …Naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. It is the naturopathic physician’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.
NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care. Among the most common ailments they treat are allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. NDs can perform minor surgeries, such as removing cysts or stitching up superficial wounds. However, they do not practice major surgery. NDs are trained to utilize prescription drugs, although the emphasis of naturopathic medicine is the use of natural healing agents.2
• Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (DACBN):
A DACBN must be certified through the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (ACBN), which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Those who are furnished with DACBN credentials by the NCCA are known to exhibit the highest quality of standards within their specialized practice.3
• Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (DCBCN):
A DCBCN must be certified through an approved post-doctoral program in nutrition (of at least 300 credit hours) that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A certifying exam is then administered by the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (CBCN). Upon passing, the DCBCN’s mission is to “secure, protect, and advance clinical nutrition in the chiropractic profession while serving to enhance the health of the people [they] serve and the population at large.”4
• Diplomate of the American Board of Functional Medicine (DABFM):
In order to receive a DABFM certification status, a candidate must meet the rigorous standards of the American Board of Functional Medicine (ABFM), including 300 post-graduate hours of work in functional medicine. The ABFM prides itself on providing a code of professional regulations for ensuring the highest degree of ethical and moral practice. DABFMs are intensely monitored by the Board to ensure they are meeting the requirements of this code in order for patients to be guaranteed the highest quality care. The mission of the Board and of each DABFM is to “enhance a greater clinical understanding of biological function & clinical nutrition among physicians and healthcare professionals with a common interest in functional medicine and to promote the application of such knowledge to ensure greater patient outcomes and doctor satisfaction.”5
On average, the education and certification requirements that necessitate such credentials, ensures that schooling and training will extend at least 8 years beyond high school. In addition, such licensure requires annual continuing education (CE) credits through state-approved programs. In other words, yes, the advice we are hearing is from a real doctor.
Millie Weaver begins the interview by asking Dr. Group about MYCO-ZX—an antifungal combination of herbs, compounds, and enzymes that you can read about here. After a brief introduction to his product, Dr. Group shares that for the past 15 years in his own practice, he has discovered that a large portion of his patients were suffering from chronic fungal infections. He makes the assertion that most people—“in fact, most doctors and hospitals,” he says—aren’t familiar with mold and yeast health issues. He claims that they do not take the time and effort to check their patients for fungal infections. Later in the interview, he states, “What most people out there in the allopathic, medicinal, [and] hospital [realm do, is] just address the symptoms and not the actual cause…Medications—antifungal medications—are extremely damaging to the body, [especially] the liver.”
Dr. Group explains that the body was designed with a self-healing mechanism, but that it cannot function optimally with the standard American diet (SAD), as well as within the health-damaging environment we must endure. “Because of toxic air, toxic water, toxic food, our self-healing mechanism is suppressed, our immune system is down, our livers are congested, our bowel and our gut health is very poor…We’re not taking probiotics, we’re not eating live food, we’re not supporting our gut or liver.” He says people are consuming so much sugar, refined carbohydrates, soda, alcohol, and every other typical SAD excuse for food, that they are not only exposed to mycotoxic microorganisms (fungi) in the gut, but the continual ingestion of these toxic foods only perpetuates the problem because they feed the organisms and cause an overgrowth that the body’s immune system simply cannot handle. As an example, Dr. Group explains that when he specifically targets his male patients who are over 40 and asks them how they feel in the afternoons, they ironically “complain of fatigue [and] lethargy.” In what seems to be exasperation, he says, “But they’re all going out at night for drinks and have poor diets!”
He continues, “When you combine all the chemicals and toxins in the food supply and…beverages….[and see] different fungus organisms that are being sprayed in the air, found in the water, found on cellphones now—so what I’ve been trying to let people know is that—there really is this epidemic. And the sad thing about it is when you’re dealing with these fungal problems, a lot of times, you never even know.” He then claims that he’s identified “probably close to a hundred different symptoms [that] are all attributed to some form of yeast…or mold.”
Below is a brief list he shared of a few symptoms that most patients and doctors won’t recognize as fungal issues:
• “Brain fog”
• Skin conditions (peeling, itching, acne, rash)
• Difficulty with vision
• Weight gain
• Symptoms mistaken for allergies
• Chronic sinus issues (runny nose, congestion)
• Anxiety and panic attacks (even possibly-misdiagnosed mental illnesses)
“It’s really sad,” he says, “because…I hear this story over and over again: ‘I’ve been going to the doctor for 5 years, I’ve been to multiple doctors—nobody can tell me what’s wrong with me.’”
Millie Weaver asks, “What are the long-term ill-effects of having a prolonged case of a candida or fungal overgrowth in your body?”
“It’s a slow death,” he says. Group explains that fungal microorganisms don’t “kill…right away,” but they do “incapacitate” you. “It could take 3–6 months before you even start developing symptoms…. These are debilitating organisms that will affect you over a long period of time. [They] are precursors to cancer,…diabetes,…digestive health issues, hormone imbalance problems, heart disease problems, liver problems.”
“All these organisms secrete toxins,” says Group. He supplies candida yeast, as an example, stating that it, alone, can secret up to 80 different toxins. “[These organisms] take your nutrients in and then push out all these harmful, chemical toxins—usually acidic toxins—that can burn holes in the gut tissue, as well as circulate in the blood stream and cause toxemia in the system.”
In a roundabout way, Weaver essentially asks Group, “What can be done?”
• Don’t just treat the symptoms
• Don’t damage the body more (poor diet, lack of exercise, little sleep)
• Commit to a fungus cleanse every 3 months
• Take nutritional supplements (MYCO-ZX) that are toxic to fungal microorganisms and help the body adjust and activate its self-healing mechanisms
For more information regarding Dr. Edward Group, consider visiting his Global Healing Center site where you will find a brief biography, as well as a full list pertaining to his educational background. It is there that you will also be connected to his products and affiliates.
1“What is Chiropractic?,” American Chiropractic Association, accessed March 14, 2007, https://www.acatoday.org/Patients/Why-Choose-Chiropractic/What-is-Chiropractic.
2“What is a Naturopathic Doctor?,” Naturopathic Physicians: Natural Medicine, Real Solutions, accessed March 14, 2017, http://www.naturopathic.org/content.asp?contentid=60.
3“Welcome to the ACBN,” American Clinical Board of Nutrition, accessed March 14, 2007, http://www.acbn.org/.
4“Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition,” Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition: Nutrition Certifying Agency of the Chiropractic Profession, accessed March 14, 2017, http://www.cbcn.us/.
5“About the American Board of Functional Medicine,” American Board of Functional Medicine, accessed March 14, 2017, http://www.dabfm.org/functional_medicine_board.html.
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