Jaime Heer, FNTP
Could mold be a culprit of your symptoms?
Have you been doing all the right things — eating an optimal diet, exercising, managing stress, getting plenty of sleep — yet you are STILL struggling with chronic health issues? It's possible that there is another culprit of your concerns that needs to be addressed...
Mycotoxin illness from mold.
While the majority of mold that you are exposed to on a daily basis isn't necessarily harmful, some species can produce gas-like substances called mycotoxins that can contribute to inflammation and ultimately trigger or exacerbate chronic health problems.
Mycotoxin build up can affect many systems in the body, and often presents as symptoms including:
Allergies: eye tearing and itching, congestion, dark sunken eyes, runny nose
Cognitive changes: brain fog, decreased memory, difficulty concentrating
Mood changes, anxiety
Digestive symptoms: abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, food sensitivities
Weight changes: gain or loss
Numbness and tingling in extremities
Ringing in ears
Dry, sore throat
Shortness of breath, burning lungs and/or wheezing
Because these symptoms are so often associated with other health issues, it is common for many people to struggle for years before ever even considering toxic mold exposure as a culprit. We are exposed to mycotoxins from our food & environment. They then enter your body via your respiratory and digestive tract where they can travel into your bloodstream, to your brain, skin and other organs. They can wreak havoc on your cells and immune system as it works to defend you against the toxic invaders.
The GOOD NEWS is that it is entirely possible to reverse the symptoms of mycotoxin illness!
The process typically involves steps that include:
1.) Determining where your mold exposure is coming from and eliminating these sources.
2.) Eating a nutrient rich, whole foods diet that focuses on foods that are especially beneficial for immune support & detoxification:
Wild caught seafood
Plenty of non-starchy vegetables
Healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, grass-fed butter and avocado
Grass-fed, pasture-raised and organic meats
Herbs and herbal teas
Whole food alternatives to refined sugars like very small amounts of honey or maple syrup, because sugar feeds mold infestation
3.) Clearing out your detoxification pathways with cardio exercise, infrared sauna & high fiber vegetables.
4.) Eliminating other toxin exposures such as chemicals found in your body & cleaning products in order to reduce the overall toxic burden on your body.
Use this great app created by The Environmental Working Group to easily scan items to determine the safety of food, home and beauty products.
5.) Managing your stress with mind cleansing & self-care rituals such as regular meditation, nature walks, deep breathing exercises, journaling and reading.
These steps are critical to clearing your detoxification pathways and strengthening your liver & immune system's ability to break down and remove mycotoxin build up from your body.
Since everyone's health situation is unique, we understand how important it is to personalize your mold detoxification plan to meet your specific needs. Healing from mycotoxin illness can be complicated and will take time and dedication which is why we highly recommend working with an experienced practitioner. Our very own Dr. Liora Mor specializes in the treatment of this condition. She is a wonderful guide who can help you progress towards achieving long-term relief from your symptoms.
If you're interested in beginning your healing journey with Dr. Mor, click below to book a Free Intro Call or New Patient Visit:
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