Hamada, Nobou and Fusita, Tadao, "Effect of air conditioner on fungal contamination" in Atmosferic Environment, Volume 36, Issue 35, November 2002, pages 5443-5448:
Research shows that air conditioning units reduce air humidity, thus promoting the growth of fungi. Generally speaking, this problem makes AC units harmful to human health. Individuals that live or work in places using air conditioning units are putting their lives at significant risk to the exposure of toxic fungi and spores that can potentially cause a variety health issues. Even consuming air within places where air conditioning units merely exist, though they may not be in use at the time, puts individuals at an increased risk of multiple health problems.
Michaels, Alexander J. and others, "Vitamin E and Skin Health" written, in part, by a grant from Neutrogena Corporation, published for Oregon State University and Linus Pauling Institute, 2012
Vitamin E is an antioxidant needed in support of healthy skin and eyes. Vitamin E helps protect the eyes from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. Regarding skin protection, it has both an anti-inflammatory role and helps injured skin heal. A vitamin E deficiency significantly reduces the body's ability to protect itself from skin damage, thus causing a conduit between our insides and those things which affect us externally.
Abid Keen, Mohammad and Hassan, Iffat, "Vitamin E in dermatology" in Indian Dermatology Online Journal, Jul-August 2016, 7:4, 311-315
The curative effects of vitamin E are widely known and are used to treat many skin different problems. It's is highly regarded and used in both the prevention & treatment of various skin diseases. In addition to affording protection against UV light and wounds, vitamin E is beneficial in the treatment of burns, different types of cancer and yellow nail syndrome.
Ojra R. and others, "Ascorbic acid modulates pathogenicity markers of Candida albicans" in International Journal of Microbiology Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2009, pp. 19-24
Candida albicans can initiate fungal infections throughout the entire body. Research has shown though that vitamin C (ascorbic acid), has a negative effect on the growth of Candida albicans.
Ross R., Simone and others, "Antifungal activity of pomegranate peel extract and isolated compound punicalagin against dermatophytes" in Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob, 2014, pp. 13-32
The pomegranate has proven positive in its ability to fight against dermatophytes. Dermatophytes are a group of fungi that usually cause skin, nail and hair infections and in worst case scenarios can be fatal. A type of phenolic compound called, punicalagin, were extracted from pomegranate fruits. When tested, the punicalagin was shown to fight dermatophytes.
Gariball, Salah and others, "Effect of Antioxidants and B-Group vitamins on Risk of Infections in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus" in Nutrients, 2013, March 5(3), pp. 711-724
Type 2 Diabetes suppresses or reduces, the strength of the body's immune system. Therefore people that have it both commonly have other chronic diseases or conditions at the same time. Though micronutrients are called such, because they are only needed in minuscule amounts, they are still crucial to bodily health. Their deficiency has been tied to many necrotizing infections, Candida albicans, and other fungus. It has been found that supplementing the diet with the B group vitamins, decreases the number of these infections.
Tabassum, Nahida and Hamdani, Mariya, "Plants used to treat skin diseases", in Pharmacognosy Reviews, 2014 Jan-Jun, 8(15): 52-60
Various skin ailments can be managed with plants. Studies using garlic and green tea have also shown the various benefits they possess in their effectiveness in skin & cancer tumors. The management of fungal infections can also be helped with purslane, aloe vera or onions, just to name a few.
Olive Leaf Extract
Trichophyton rubrum is a dermatophytic fungus in the phylum Ascomycota, class Euascomycetes. It is an exclusively clonal, anthropophilic saprotroph that colonizes the upper layers of dead skin, and is the most common cause of athlete's foot, fungal infection of nail, jock itch, and ringworm worldwide. "olive inhibited T. rubrum growth by 73-75%".
Antifungal activity of pomegranate peel extract and isolated compound punicalagin against dermatophytes Osorio E, Flores M, Herández D, Ventura J, Rodrμuez R, Aguilar CN: Biological Efficiency of polyphenolic extracts from pecan nuts Shell (Carya illionensis), pomegranate husk (Punica granatum) and creosote bush leaves (Iarrea tridentate Cov.) against plant pathogenic fungi. Ind Crops Prod. 2010, 31: 153-157. 10.1016/j.indcrop.2009.09.017.
BG has been positive in invasive infections caused by Scedosporium prolificans, by agents of pheohyphomycosis such as Acremonium, Phaeoacremonium, and Fonsecaea, in patients with invasive dermatophytosis
results indicated that onion and garlic might be promising in treatment of fungal-associated diseases from important pathogenic genera like Candida, Malassezia and the dermatophytes.
Curcumin (absorption at 408–434 nm range) is a yellow dye (also known as the spice turmeric) isolated from Curcuma longa that is a well established PS (Dovigo et al., 2013) and PDT with curcumin generates high levels of ROS that cause cell death by apoptosis