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Mold Infection and its Effects on our Health

Something that does not seem to be talked about enough in the Western World of Medicine. Why is that and why are we so susceptible to being exposed to it, even in our own homes. Is there no where safe from Mold and Mycotoxins? Is your immune system compromised?

Allergic Reactions and Potential Outcomes

1. Respiratory System Impact

Mold exposure often goes undetected, leading to significant breathing difficulties and harmful respiratory conditions over time. Symptoms may include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, asthma like symptoms.

2. Cognitive Complications

Mold can not only affect physical health but also lead to cognitive issues, including a lack of focus and behavioral changes. Early cognitive decline causing brain fog, loss of thought in the short term, confusion, anger, frustration, depression, etc. These symptoms are not limited, we have seen a wide array of symptomology from our patient dealing with cognitive impairment do to mold exposure.

3. Vestibular Challenges

The often-overlooked vestibular system, critical for balance, is also at risk, with exposure potentially resulting in severe impairment. Those exposed to molds may start to lack balance and coordination, as well as visual acuity. Feelings of visual dizziness, leading to vertigo or in more severe cases a trigger of Meniere’s disease and Autoimmune disorders.

4. Triggering Allergies

Common symptoms such as itchy eyes and headaches may point to a deeper issue with molds being a common, unseen trigger. A weakened immune system is at large in many people dealing with mold toxicity in their system. Reactions can be seen immediately or in a delayed response. It is different per persons immunity reaction. Higher inflammatory response patients may be more susceptible to heightened side effects and ailments.

Neurological Symptoms and Brain Function

1. Brain Fog

The perplexing sensation of mental cloudiness, dubbed ‘brain fog,’ is a known consequence of mold exposure, often disrupting everyday life. This is caused by innate immune activation within the brain and decreased neurogenesis.

2. Mental Confusion

Struggling with concentration and clarity, individuals exposed to mold may experience troubling confusion and indecisiveness. This can be due to the bodies inflammatory responses and an imbalance of dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitters.

3. Neurological Degeneration

Long-term exposure can herald more serious neurological degeneration, leading potentially to irreversible behavioral changes. However, mold toxicity can be removed and regeneration can begin.

4. Emotional Well-Being

The insidious effects of mold bear not only on cognitive function but also on emotional health, escalating cases of depression and anxiety. It can be very frustrating and upsetting when dealing with the issues that mold can cause on your physical state, this can cause an emotional weight for many patients who are suffering from brain fog.

Chronic Inflammation and Overall Health

Gut-Brain Axis

This bi-directional communication highway intimately ties your gut health to your neurological wellness, with mold exposure compromising both. Unhealthy gut will inevitably lead to a unhealthy brain and cause cognitive issues. Something called Leaky gut, which I am sure we have all heard of by now can develop. Mold and Mycotoxins can effect the healthy gut bacteria. This bacteria is essential for our vitamin production, immune function, and digestion process. Also, essential in metabolizing mycotoxins into smaller metabolites.

Dietary Impact

The ingestion of gluten and dairy —common in many diets—can create inflammation within the gut-brain nexus, exacerbating mold-related issues. High inflammatory markers can create an increase in symptoms associated with molds. Our immune system releases cytokines that drive inflammation markers. Molds can cause a disruption and dysregulation increasing cytokine responses which intern increases inflammation.

Fatigue and Overwhelm

The systemic inflammatory response to mold challenges our vitality, leaving one feeling persistently fatigued and burdened by simple daily tasks.
Mold Infection and its Effects on our Health

Hidden Issues with Mold and Mycotoxins

Mass Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Mass Cell are innate immune cells, mainly skin, respiratory, and gastrointestinal. These cells can be triggered by environmental antigens, mycotoxins and molds. Mass cell will release a mediator chemical that can cause GI issues, fatigue, nausea, irritation to respiratory tract and itchy eyes. Specific Mycotoxins, Aspergillus can cause an activation of mass cells to degranulate, and a [release of mediators.

Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Mycotoxin Ochratoxin may cause mitochondrial dysfunction. Causing issues with energy production and electron transport chain. Mycotoxins can also cause oxidative stress.

Potential Health Risks from Mold

1. Neuroinflammation

The demyelination of neurons is a noted effect and potential precursor to conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

2. Gastrointestinal Distress

Mold and mycotoxins have been connected to chronic issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, impacting daily life.

3. Autoimmunity

The longer mold persists within the body, the higher the risk of developing autoimmune and neuroimmune diseases.

Detection and Prevention of Mold Exposure

1. Identifying Mold Growth

Starting with an IgG, IgE molds profile test to detect internal exposure, and inspecting living spaces for mold spores and dampness are critical first steps.

2. Effective Remediation

Engaging certified specialists ensures accurate mold identification and safe eradication, halting its proliferation in your home.

3. Indoor Air Quality

Deploying air purifiers and dehumidifiers alongside regular HVAC maintenance amplifies air purity, providing a safer breathing environment.

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Mold Detection

Comprehensive testing for molds, foods, and heavy metals to uncover hidden health molds and mycotoxins. If you already know you have molds then …

Mold Detox Protocol

Tailored patient specific detox recommendations to effectively reduce and eliminate mold levels internally as well as removing them from the body safe and effectively.

Enzymatic Therapy

Utilizing our professional health products ensures daily intake of vitamins and minerals are at a substantial level. Our professional products will eat away at the biofilm surrounding the mold / Mycotoxins and get to the root of them. Killing them once and for all and safely removing them from the body.


Common on drywall and wallpaper, Penicillium poses a risk in humid interiors.


Found in plywood and wood composites, this mold thrives in inadequately sealed spaces.

Aspergillus Niger

Concrete and flooring materials.


Household dust, carpets, and ventilation systems can harbor Mucor spores, posing an inhalation risk.

Candida Albican

PATHOGENIC YEAST – takes over a nonhealthy gut flora

Fusarium Proliferat

ENVIRONMENTAL – HVAC & humidifiers

Alternaria alternat

ENVIRONMENTALcarpets & textiles Botrytis cinema: FOOD moldy Fruits (the gray fuzz on a strawberry)

Aspergillus Fumigat

ENVIRONMENTAL – non vented bathroom or old window AC unit, also flooding/water damage

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