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,
I often feel like a street preacher, proclaiming time and time again the interconnectedness of our body systems. At other times, I feel a little crazy, talking to myself about the very same things. Here, both déjà vu’s come to the fore as I did not see this one coming but “feel” like I should not be surprised.
Asthma stands out as one area of medicine where mold is recognized as a trigger. Researchers in this study searched for mold’s mechanism of action in the immune system of 33 patients exposed to mold at their workplace. By comparing the levels of many cytokines and immune markers of these patients with levels in 17 normal controls,
Molds come in all kinds of varieties: Toxic, allergenic, infectious, some affecting only some animals, some only causing certain organ effects, others causing little harm outside their mold neighbors. Their greatest variety of tricks probably come in terms of their different toxins, each with some of the oddest names. You have your trichothenes, your fumosinins,
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 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.
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.