A new study by the University of Minnesota has found that a simple home remedy for keeping fungus in check can be a real boon for your health.
The research suggests that a small amount of compost, or composting, can help combat the disease.
“The primary reason we think we need to compost is because the average person can easily get sick from consuming certain types of food and it can lead to severe illnesses,” said Erin Fischbach, a doctoral candidate at the University’s School of Public Health.
Fischbeck’s research is being presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which takes place this weekend in Boston.
Fungi is a ubiquitous problem in our homes, but Fischbats study shows that using compost as a primary home treatment is a much cheaper way to control the fungus than a conventional chemical treatment.
Fingers crossed that the results of the study are replicated, and that other research finds a similar benefit.
The most common type of fungus in the United States is Candida albicans, but it also includes other fungi and other microbes, like bacteria and viruses.
FISHING OUT FUSCOID Although it’s a relatively common problem, it’s not uncommon for humans to get the fungus in their bodies.
This includes some adults who get it from food, but some children get it through the air.
Candida is a fungus that’s found in soil, so it can’t be washed away easily.
It can also be transferred through water, and once inside the body, it can cause severe damage.
The symptoms of the fungus can include: bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, headaches, and fever.
The fungus also can cause a milder form of the illness called systemic fissure disease, which is when it clumps together.
That can lead you to contract it in the lungs, or cause a blockage in your intestines.
There are a number of ways to control Candida in your home, including using a homeopathic, natural, or herbal cure, and a home composting program.
There’s also research showing that composting can help control other fissures that cause damage to the intestinal tract.
The first step to making composting a viable treatment is to take the time to understand what it’s all about.
“There’s no substitute for getting educated,” said Fischbech.
“You need to know how it works, and how it’s going to work.”
She recommends learning about the types of fungi in your soil, and the chemicals that make them grow.
Once you understand that, you can begin to prepare the soil for composting.
She suggests soaking the soil in a water bath for 10 to 15 minutes, then letting it sit overnight.
Then, you’ll have the soil ready to compost.
FUTURE PLANS FOR HOME MIXED COOKING With composting becoming more and more popular in the U.S., Fischbite is looking to expand its product line.
Her goal is to find a product that’s not only easy to use and can be made at home, but also that has a shelf life of about two years.
“We’ve been looking at the idea of how to incorporate a lot of different things,” she said.
Fichbach said that’s a challenge.
“What we have is really a product line that has been around for quite a while,” she explained.
“If we had a new product every year or two, it would take forever to make.”
Fischbecks research suggests the most common fissuring problem associated with composting is called systemic fibrosis.
This occurs when a fissured soil surface becomes so compacted that it’s hard to lift or move, and this causes damage to other parts of the soil, like waterlogged crops or plants.
“That’s the type of problem we see in many of our homes and it’s something we see all over the world,” she added.
“So we’re just trying to figure out what that looks like.”
To find out what to do about the problem, Fischbonbs research focuses on one aspect of composting: the addition of water to the mix.
She says this helps to break down the water, which then helps to keep the soil from clumping up.
“One of the challenges that we have with the process is that we don’t want to use too much water, because then it would have to be mixed with the soil to get it to compost,” she told The American Chemical Society.
“When you add water, you’re not doing a good job of breaking down the soil.
So we need about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of water per 100 pounds of compost.
If you do add more water, the amount of water will increase, and you’ll start to see the clumping.”
Fichbats solution is to add