Did you know that hundreds of millions of people are exposed to toxic mold every single day? They are usually exposed by touch, breathing or ingestion – and the worst thing about it is they don’t even know it!
The mold is a silent and a dangerous threat for us all. The mold can grow behind walls, below floors and sometimes even makes a home in our food. So, what most people don’t understand is that mold can make you very sick sometimes, and in some severe cases – it can even be deadly. Yes, many people underestimate the “real power” of the mold and its side effects on the human body. So, if the growth of mold is undamaged, it can overload and break down your immune system. Is some person suffers from mold toxicity; they are usually left confused and frustrated trying to figure out the root cause of their illness.
Mold Attacks Your Performance and Health
Certain types of molds can release toxic and invisible compounds called mycotoxins, which are very hard to destroy. Mycotoxins will spread all around you – they will contaminate everything from your clothes to your furniture. They are biotoxins that will travel within your body causing distress in the immune system, nervous system, joints and other parts. They will also affect your thinking, the way you feel, and even your lifespan.
Molds can not only release mycotoxins, they can also release allergens and irritants which can trigger reactions which are usually connected to your sensitivity. According to studies, 25% to 28% of people from North America have genetic inclination to suffer from health problems due to water-damaged buildings.
Symptoms of Mold Toxicity
Most often chronic mold toxicity gets misdiagnosed, as the symptoms are similar to other syndromes and diseases. Usually, it is taken to be other conditions like:
– Celiac diseases
– Lyme disease
– Chronic fatigue syndrome
According to research, mold exposure could cause the following:
1. Confusion/Brain Fog/Memory loss
2. Sleep disorders
3. Auto-immune problems
4. Mood issues
5. Neurocognitive problems
7. Joint pain
8. GI problems/food sensitivities
10. Inflammatory issues
11. Numbness and tingling
12. Sensitivity to light
13. Weight fluctuation
14. Blurred vision
If your immune system is compromised, some infectious diseases caused by mold could affect your kin, lungs, and eyes among other organs.
Where Does Mold Hide?
About 50% of the buildings in the United States have water damage, so there’s a good chance you and mold have been in the same room. Mold flourishes in damp, poorly ventilated areas. Sometimes it starts with a plumbing problem, a leak in your roof or the aftermath of a flood. Any place water travels, mold can unexpectedly develop behind drywall, underneath carpeting, in wood and poor construction materials.
Also, dirty HVAC systems collect dust and moisture, making them a perfect Petrie dish for mold to grow, even if you don’t have a leak.
And, here is some shocking news. Mold doesn’t just multiply in damp and dark places. Well, some of the toughest strains to grow in dry, arid climates. Besides the environment molds, there are also molds in food as well. Well, foods that contain high amounts of mycotoxins are: grains, nuts, chocolate, coffee and wine. So, if you are too sensitive to mold in your surroundings, then you’re more likely to be to the molds in your food as well.
Every day, we are exposed to pesticides, solvents, chemicals, various bacteria and viruses. And the molds are also one part of the total environmental toxic load which is put in our bodies. And so many things can happen to our bodies when our environments aren’t optimal, making us weak. So, if you wish to have high performance in your everyday tasks, lots of energy and high focus, then eliminating toxic mold exposure from your bodies is critical.
What Do I do Now?
Our medical community doesn’t have complete idea of how mold affects us and its symptoms. But more studies and discussions are taking place around mold, and it is also being increasingly covered by mainstream media. If you are also concerned that mold may be causing some problem to you, you should get as much information in fighting it. Once you have eliminated mold, your boy is going of enter a recovery mode for returning to normal.
With the growth in mold awareness, the resources have also grown:
Check for Mold In Your Environment
ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index) is the most commonly used test. The EPA developed it. Collect samples from your environment – home, office, and anywhere else you spend some time. Make sure to test the area before you spend any more time there. If there are mold spores, they can worsen the situation.
Get Help from Professional Mold Remediation Experts
If the ERMI test is positive, get help from a mold remediation expert for identifying the sources around you and locate the place where the moisture is trapped. It will also be required to use a contractor grade drying system. Once the leaks are repaired, the air exchanges cleared and mold removed, conduct a retest. This is done to ensure that all mold spores are removed before you reuse the space.
See the Right Doctor
Search for a doctor who has familiarity with the mold illness or has training in Shoemaker Protocol. Even after your environment is cleaned of molds, your body will have to be detoxified.
Supporting Own Body
Avoid all foods which have or which feed on yeast, fungus or mold. This includes sugars and carbs. Take supplementation that help in recovery and removing toxins. Good examples include activated charcoal, glutathione, and products that could help in rebuilding and restoring mitochondria.
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You may be suffering from any level of immune responses, keep in mind that any contact with toxic mold means paying a biological price. Your body will respond to your environment and you must eliminate these toxins so that your biological resources get freed to work on other essential things.