Malassezia ~ Food-Diet Questions & Lab Findings(2)

20 Dec



  * Malassezia ~ Food-Diet Questions & Lab Findings PT 2 *


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Is there any Relationship between Certain Foods and Malassezia?


                                   I Personally Believe:

                    One of the Most Malicious Contributors

                                of Malassezia Proliferation

                         Is a Frequent Accumulation 

                       of Unprocessed by the Body 

         Undigested – High Temperature Treated/Cooked

           Roasted or Fried Animal Fats, OILS and Butter

              in the Descending and Lower Colon Area


 Malassezia Intestines


  Some Readers may find a bit confusing

   My declaring on One hand, that i Believe

      ‘No Diet or Foods have any Direct Impact on Malassezia’

                                 While on the Other

              I deliver a strong statement that i consider

‘Most Malicious Contributors of Malassezia Proliferation 

Roasted or Fried Animal Fats, OILS and Butter

when present in the Descending and Lower Colon Area’

                             with such conviction…


                                  Let me Clarify:

                  I have stated before that Malassezia

* May Obtain Nutrients from the Skin

* May Obtain them via the Blood

* I have observed Heavy Concentration of Malassezia Presence 

   when there is Lower Colon Congestion.

* And as Above that Animal Fats, Oils, Butter 

  when Present in the Colon cause Malassezia Proliferation.


                  My Reasoning is:

* If it Obtains Nutrient from the Skin 

   then Diet and Specific Foods at large make No difference.


* If it Obtains Nutrients from the Blood  

   since All Foods -Individually or as Diet- are Converted

   into Elements such as Amino-acids, Sugars, Lipids etc

   again, Diet or Foods make No Difference

   as these elements are always present and available in the Blood.


* If it Obtains Nutrients from the Colon area

 – Already being Extracted and Converted by the Body

  and only small residues of partially undigested /unprocessed

  again it makes No Difference – or not much…


                      The only exception is FATS, OILS etc

                      as it is already Known and Established

         that Malassezia uses them Primarily as Growth Medium

                               and NOT as FOOD!…

Or Perhaps even as Food when Converted to Lipid Components?)       


                      Does it now make more sense?…

                                                          * * *


Something interesting i spotted in my research rounds: 


       I will not refer here to the frequent Blood Clotting problem

               dealing with for the past five years or more

          and never connected or suspected having anything to do

             with Malassezia – IF it does…


     The Questions that arise for me here are Food Related:


Q1: Does Malassezia have Direct Access to the Blood

                        and any Effect on it

             (other than the Dig-in for its Cloning)


                 Not Clear in the above Quote

If Blood and the Calcium induced Clots and Malassezia’s effect

     was tested/found in a Petrie/Tube apparatus, etc

or Directly in  Blood Plasma – and … where was Malassezia

                 or when introduced into it?

(I wish i could have a little chat with the Researcher! …Honestly! 🙂 )                

Q2: Does Malassezia have the same effect on the Clot Formation

       in the Blood inside the Body or only in the Lab glass tubes

(though the conclusion at the end of ‘quotes’ below implies the former)


Q3: Does it mean Malassezia’s beta-glucan part when released in the Blood

         – either by direct access or during its digging-in for its cloning –

        activates the Body’s Blood Clotting mechanism


Q4: Is there any Relationship between the Calcium present in the Blood

             -via Foods and/or Supplements- and Malassezia’ s

                               Obtaining it for its needs


If the answer is -Yes- to any of the above i would think

    Diet or Foods would have No Direct Impact on Malassezia


Below is a brief extract of the above i highlighted in bold and red:

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       …. acetone-treated M. furfur also shortens the calcium-induced clot formation time,

while treatment with zymolyase, which causes decomposition of beta-glucan, did not shorten it


        These results suggest that M. furfur activates the blood coagulation systems,

            and the beta-glucan portion of M. furfur plays a key role in shortening

                                        calcium-induced clot formation

   – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

                     More about Malassezia and Nutrients:

                                             Difficulty in culture is due to

             limited knowledge about the nutrient requirements of M furfur,

                  which leads to erroneous diagnosis and incorrect treatment.

                 Does ‘limited’ imply simply they don’t know?

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M furfur is thought to obtain its nutrients from secretions from human eccrine glands.


     These glands are connected to the hair follicle (Figure 1 :5) where M furfur is known to

inhabit (Lopes et al., 1994). The secretions from the eccrine gland contains a variety of

                 fatty acids, amino acids and simple sugars (Noble, 1981).

           Again – No Direct Connection with Foods or Diet


  – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Mfurfur requires medium to long chain fatty acids for growth (C12-C24) as it is unable

to synthesise them de novo (Faergemann, 1989). Lipids isolated from skin secretions

are mainly C18 and include oleic acid, palmitic acid, lauric acid, myristic acid and

stearic acid (Noble, 1981). The concentrations on skin are considerably lower than

those supplied in media. Oleic acid, for example, is found in skin secretions at a

concentration of 0.002 gil but in culture media, it is usually provided at concentrations

of 1.0 gil (Van-Gerven and Odds, 1995).

The above indicates –as i have already suggested as a possibility

in my earlier Blog/Blog Entries– that Malassezia may obtain (some)

of its needs from our Skin and not depend -If it does- directly on Foods

   – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

     ...and ……. M furfur will grow on a medium containing egg yolk as the only lipid.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Eggs anyone??… Especially Fried — Served in the Colon???



I would say ‘No Thanks!’ and go for my current daily as it stands for now:


Pre- Breakfast

  Orange Juice

1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice diluted with hot water


1 Banana – 1 Avocado –1/4 small Paw Paw – 1/3 Lg Mango – Smoothie

Malassezia Breakfast

(Mango currently in season – i never resist – only have cut down quantity)


 A Mixed Raw/Steamed Green Caterpillar’s Delight …

  Malassezia Meals1


Alternating choice –as dictated by Body needs or Malassezia Activity

  of another Breakfast like meal or another  -larger size- Lunch)

            Dinner. jpg

                                            * * *


Sources quoted in the above document are a decade or more old…

This does not necessarily invalidate the information

but perhaps it indicates the slow progress of advancing …


There is more to Dissect, Analyse and Digest in this document

– some i do not agree with- and i may present in relevant entries 

but in the mean time anyone more familiar with medical research jargon

here is the link: -


* *

  ‘Malassezia Diet – Foods’ – Entries in Order:

1- Malassezia ~ Diet that made it Submit…Temporarily!

2- Malassezia ~ Diet – Choice Between ‘Two Evils’

3- Malassezia ~ Food-Diet Questions & Lab Findings(1)



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