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.
Mold toxicity treatment approaches fall into two broad categories in which significant overlap exists but also significant differences. Because our patients need what is best for their unique body’s needs, Sanctuary offers a combination of the two approaches built into a stepwise method. We begin with laboratory tests more in line with one group and then treat more in line with the other. However, much depends upon the individual before us.
Because our Stepwise Personalized Approach is both systematic and adaptable, we have seen many patients find the restoration for which they long. Sometimes, a certain patient cannot tolerate one therapeutic approach but benefits greatly from the application of principles from the other approach. Because we understand both approaches, we can work for the individual before us in applying medical wisdom to their unique situation.
Our Stepwise Personalized Approach
- Perform the diagnostic work-up using a approach
- Advise the patient on locating the toxin source
- Advise the patient on quickly limiting their toxin exposure
- Physically prepare and support the patient for active detoxification
- Nutritional optimization
- Symptom management
- Initiate gentle detoxification
- Monitor progress
- Symptom response
- Periodic lab evaluation
- Accelerate detoxification until symptoms and labs indicate restoration
- Help the patient with a health maintenance plan
- Help the patient with a plan to maintain distance from toxin
Some of these steps will overlap in the time sequence, but this approach is used to address the primary needs of each patient. After being separated from the toxin, the toxin is then removed from the body in as gentle a manner as possible. Intense support for CIRS symptoms and co-infections is also addressed. Over time, the body is enabled to detoxify and heal from the damage. We also help the patient learn how to keep the toxin out of their body so restoration can be maintained.
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.