We are thrilled to share our new Sanctuary Mold Guide: A Primer with those who are suffering from mold toxicity. While the full guide is available on its own website or to our patients (extended version), you can read a portion here. We hope this work contributes to your living a healthier more abundant life.
Given the frequency and intensity of emotional symptoms with mold toxicity, psychiatric health deserves extended attention beyond its connection to brain health. Anxiety, depression, panic, fear, Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are frequently present across the age span in varying degrees. Some individuals fluctuate between these symptom complexes, while others remain trapped in one. While medically addressing the root cause of nervous system dysfunction, we must also immediately curb the nervous system issues in the short term in order to make long term restoration a possibility.
The treatment of mold toxicity can be an arduous journey and an adequate level of emotional functioning is necessary for ultimate restoration. For example, anxiety or depression may prevent initiation of beneficial therapies through a patient’s anxiety related fear or depression related lack of motivation. Any of the emotional symptoms may interfere with caregiver’s ability to guide the sufferer out of the darkness. Therefore, we try to help ameliorate emotional symptoms to optimize the patient’s ability to function and proceed with whole person healing therapies.
Go see the full guide here or stay tuned next week for another excerpt from the Mold Guide!
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.