Navigating a Life of Chemical Sensitivities Part 1 of 2

Mold on wall surface

Reviewing and Summarizing the recent Toxic Mold Summit Session
by  Gail Clayton Pharm.D., M.S.

(Read this blog series’ introduction at very end if you are
catching up. Look for “SERIES INTRODUCTION”)

            Gail Clayton
Pharm.D., M.S. provided insights on the connections between mold toxicity and
multiple chemical sensitivity during the recent toxic mold summit. 

Another Autoimmune Disease Discovered: Narcolepsy

While parents of newborns may sometimes claim to have
narcolepsy, this mysterious disease has presented a challenge to medical
researchers for some time.  Individuals
with narcolepsy experience the frequent and sudden episodes of sleep during
daytime hours.  While sleep deprived
parents of newborns know why they are falling asleep, those with narcolepsy and
their doctors have been left in the dark. 

I Was Wrong About Mold

Okay, I have to admit when I am wrong.  Many times I have said that there seems to be no ill health issue that mold cannot cause.  In digging for any new information on mold toxicity, I ran across this article from 2016.  While even the authors admit that more research could be done to confirm their finding,

When Life Hands You Lemons…Supplement Routine Advice

Guest Post by Dr. Potter’s Wife

You know the saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”  Well, I have mixed feelings about that trite saying.  While it does contain a nugget of truth, it can often be used wrongly and greatly injure someone who at the moment just doesn’t have the ingredients for a fully satisfying,

Basic Rules for Enviromental Mold Detox

Basic Rules for Environmental Mold Detox


Receiving a diagnosis of mold toxicity both relieves and overwhelms those already exhausted, confused, and battered by this stealthy enemy.  The diagnosis often concludes months to years of uncertainty, fear, and even shame.  Some have spent countless hours going from one doctor to the next without answers. 

Mold toxins not only trigger a myriad of symptoms, but these symptoms mimic numerous other diagnoses.

Moldy Trail Signs

As a Functional MD who treats mold toxic patients, my middle Tennessee hikes often remind

me of my work with patients in the clinic.  I end up pondering what type of mold is growing on the trail markers and rocks around me.  Thankfully, I can reassure myself that these outdoor growths are not the toxic molds that we need to avoid.