In 2016 I was living in Clarksville,
Tennessee when I noticed I was becoming ill. I only noticed this after being sick and having kidney stones surgically removed from my body the previous month. My illness was so bad that I was having thyroid failure, inflammation, fatigue, vision loss, hearing
loss, brain fog, short term memory loss, rashes, constant allergic reactions, and chemical sensitivities’ had bleeding of the gums. My children started having trouble sleeping and complaining of the same symptoms. They were getting sick easier and they looked
as if they were also having inflammation. I was getting so sick and weak that I could barely maintain walking any sort of distance. I could barely walk.
In 2017 I noticed mold growing under my house after a big storm I could smell something that was literally making me sick. I asked my husband to look under the house for mold and as he did he found mold growing under the entire bottom half of our basement. I got the mold tested told the landlord and left all my belongings behind on a journey to heal my children and I. After I had moved back in with my father with my children I was still sick. I went to the hospital multiple time. Each time I visited the hospital because I couldn’t breath and
literally thought I was going to faint and die, they told me all my test were normal and that nothing was wrong with me. They told me maybe it was anxiety which was not true one bit. When I took the kids to the pediatrician they knew nothing about mold poisoning
or about detoxing. They looked at me like I was crazy and shrugged me off as an overprotective parent. Mold is toxic is what I kept telling the doctors and I had been living there for a year. Before I healed I had to use an epi pen about 5 times shot in my leg to make sure I didn’t die from anaphylactic shock. No doctors believed me that I was really sick. My own family didn’t believe me. My own husband didn’t believe me.
Visit to Sanctuary Functional Medicine
I had a DNA exam done. They told me that mold in fact was poisonous and to keep my children far away from it. I said “finally someone who knows what they are talking about”. From my blood samples and dna exam they explained that I had gasoline poisoning, plastic in my digestive system, and also was experiencing mold toxicity. I also had a positive Lyme disease test. I knew my children were experiencing all the same problems I was having as they were living in the same house as I was. I started a regime of continuous vitamins and activated
charcoal in the morning for all of us. I was given a nutritionist who explained that food is medicine and I should be gluten free, only eat organic, avoid dairy, avoid sugars, avoid processed foods, avoid gasoline plastics, alcohol anything that could potentially
poison my body they told me to keep toxins out of my environment. Aka No more gasoline aloud in the house. Aka no more microwaving food in plastic. my husband would always do that.
Solution preventative medicine and detoxing therefore preventing the occurrence+ of future disease or illness. I was told to get a full house water purifier because the water that comes out of our faucet if not purified and contains pharmaceuticals and toxins from old pipes. I was taught that roots heal, I was told to take Epsom salt baths daily until fully detoxed. Give the kid’s baths with a spoonful of baking soda to detox them. I also gave my children in their sippy cups activated charcoal every day to heal them and bind any poison that might be in their little bodies. I was told to invest in theives essential oils and that they help on a cellular level. I needed to take about 15 daily supplements from now on until I heal. I learned to keep my body acidic with lemon water and hydrate and sweat it out. No bacteria or virus can thrive in your body if it is acidic enough. I was also told that If I see a leaky roof or if I notice mold in a building that I am in then leave. Not everyone knows this information and some people just die thinking that they don’t have a choice. Also in the midst of all of this most importantly I had Dr. potter praying over me during every appointment.
All my children are healed as am I. My children are detoxed. I still regularly give them preventative medicine aka vitamins and Epsom salt baths and essential oils. I also still give them activated charcoal if I have noticed them in a moldy environment that most people don’t pay attention to. I have strong enough energy to work three jobs and provide for my family all on my own. I work at a community where our veteran hero’s live and doctors who are now too old to take care of themselves and I work there to provide assistance. I am a server,
house keeper, and personal assistant to them. I continue to take my vitamins, always using essential oils, always staying away from things that might potentially be poisonous to me. I avoid harsh chemicals. I avoid touching gasoline while pumping my gas. I
eat only lean meat and high quality organic veggies and fruits. I say no to anything that is processed or fast food or that has preservatives.
Sanctuary Functional Medicine, under the direction of Dr Eric Potter, IFMCP MD, provides functional medicine services to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and beyond. We frequently treat patients from Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, and more... offering the hope of healthier more abundant lives to those with chronic illness.