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Say Cheese!

Cheese has comprised some diets around the world for a long time. It’s invention has allowed milk to be preserved longer and has found it’s way into numerous modern kitchens. But what is it exactly that causes the milk to turn into cheese? Well, it is mold, along with bacteria and other microorganisms that create this dairy product…
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Preventing the Effects of Fungal-Derived Aflatoxins in Peanut Butter

America’s Love Affair With Peanut Butter

As of October 8, 2017, the current population of the United States is estimated roughly at 326.8 million.[1] According to sales statistics in the year 2016, over 290 million of those Americans consumed peanut butter. In addition, it is predicted that November 2017—being the National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month—will bring about the consumption of over 65 million pounds of peanut butter. Suffice it to say, peanut butter is an American staple food—and why shouldn’t it be?
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Foods to Avoid When You Have Mold or Yeast in Your Body

Molds and yeasts are fungal microorganisms that can not only grow in your home, they can also live in your body.  Most victims of internal mold are already suffering from diseases such as diabetes or immune system weaknesses or deficiencies that allow the fungus a welcoming habitat in which to thrive.  If you have a fungal infection of any kind, it is important that in addition to seeking professional medical help, you also begin battling the fungus by avoiding certain foods and drinks.  If mold or yeast within the body is not fed what it needs to survive, it will stop growing and eventually starve to death  (well, hey, that’s the theory, at least!).
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