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Relationship under Fire: How Toxic Mold can either be a homewrecker or make your relationship stronger
Saturday, June 30 2018
The love relationship when toxic mold becomes an issue can be one of the most challenging and sometimes upsetting and tragic dynamics we've seen. When you first met your significant other or first said "I do" maybe that person was healthy physically and mentally. You never in a million years thought that something like "mold" would be a cause of strife in your relationship or to some of you who think it isn't real: In your thought process you just can't understand that your partner supposedly thinks they are really sick from something so miniscule as some "MOLD".
I mean, this is a nightmare right?
The Fairy Tale isn't supposed to be like this!!
I think she's nuts!
Does He really think Mold makes him sick?
I'm done with this relationship!!
Although your thoughts and questions are legitimate, please know that what your partner is facing is a real life changing shift in their DNA, cellular structure, brain biochemistry, hormones and emotional and mental health. They are not at fault and the research on my website proves that: "Science PROVES IT and Medicine is BEHIND".
Most often the female body are the majority of cases with toxic mold but it can effect both sexes in different ways.
Increases ESTROGEN hormones in both men and women
From our experience the ratio seems to be 90/10 with women bearing the brunt of chronic illness from toxic mold exposure.
Researchers found that higher levels or normal levels of Testosterone play a protective role against certain species of toxic mold strains and mycotoxin. With this discovery we can assume that men with an adequate supply and/or production of Testosterone are NOT going to get sick when exposed.
However, if males are experiencing even an unnoticeable decline in testosterone they might fall victim to symptomatic toxic mold exposure from water damaged buildings. Note: Symptoms for men and women are NOT the same and this could spark negative thought processes between relationship partners. If you are a "one size fits all" type of personality this could be harmful in your thinking.
What happens to the male mind and body when it is deprived of Testosterone?
In order to understand why relationships get stressed we must first go through the process like falling dominos. We have to start with learning about Mold, what it is and how it produces a very dangerous substance called Mycotoxin. You can READ MORE about mold and mycotoxin HERE. After we have identified a specific mycotoxin called "zearalanone" that is found in everything from fermented drinks, food and water damaged buildings, we discover that real scientific studies and "OVERWHELMING" evidence to prove that "zearalanone" and most all other mycotoxins increase estrogen in the human body and that increase depletes and lowers male testosterone levels. Now from there we will take on the next progression of what happens to the male body under these stressful circumstances of not having an adequate supply of testosterone.
WOMEN, CHILDREN and ELDERLY
Without the protective effects of testosterone for women, children and elderly they are going to be "poisoned" more severely.
Elderly, for obvious reasons are going to be very vulnerable to toxic mold exposure because their immune systems are compromised. (R1, R2)
Women seem to be affected the most severely withh toxic mold exposures. Because most toxic mold has an estrogenic effect on the body women go through the worst part of hell. When we simply research common symptoms of just elevated estrogen alone the results are alarming and disturbing.
For Females, when you combine these elevated estrogenic symptoms with many of the other common symptoms of mold, you can only imagine what females are facing on a day-to-day basis.
The toxic soup of Male and Female exposure
According to Psychology Today, when either partner is faced with a chronic illness it puts an extraordinary strain on the relationship. With this additional strain on the relationship you need to take additional precautionary steps if you want to keep and maintain a healthy bond.
In the next few points we explore some possible positive steps you and your partner can take to adapt to this toxic mold crisis that has entered your lives.
Strive to put yourself in their shoes
Strive to learn about your own gender-specific symptoms
Strive to accept that your partner MAY NOT accept their own symptoms
Sunday, June 03 2018
I have probably been asked a million times by so many people: "I'm cleaning up after my toxic mold situation, can I keep plastic toys, plastic bins or plastic this or that". I really do wish that for every time someone has brought up the topic I could be paid a $1.00 because I'd be a millionaire.
Breaking down the process of how plastic is made
Plastics are made from natural materials such as *cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and crude oil through a polymerisation or polycondensation process. ... Crude oil is a complex mixture of thousands of compounds and needs to be processed before it can be used.
The dictionary definition of cellulose is:
"A polysaccharide (C6H10O5)n,of glucose units that constitutes the chief part of the cell walls of plants, occurs naturally in such fibrous products as cotton and kapok, and is the raw material of many manufactured goods (as paper, rayon, and cellophane)"3
This is where the controversy lies. From research, we know that Cellulose feeds mold and that most plastic processes contain Cellulose. We also know that Cellulose contains "GLUCOSE" which is the main fuel for toxic molds. (This is why after a mold exposure you should avoid sugars in your diet because they feed mold in your body - a little off subject but yes, it's related).
Another thing to consider is that because crude oil contains some nasty chemicals that "off gas" it's probably a good idea NOT to have plastic items around your home. The chemicals in plastic leach into the air and you breath the chemicals as well as soak them into your skin. Because you've been exposed to toxic mold your liver is already at it's maximum capacity for toxin control and you are putting you and your family at a higher risk by just "having" plastics around. If you need to keep plastic containers it's best to keep them in a storage facility or separate garage away from living areas so that you can give you and your family the best shot at recovering from toxic mold. (Please consider this when making decisions about what to keep).
Another substance that can neutralize mycotoxin are Essential Oils, but essential oils break down plastics so this is probably not going to be your best option. Although I have had some success using "Tea Tree Oil". TTO, doesn't seem to be an oil that breaks down plastic plus it kills toxic mold spore species AND is proven in scientific studies to neutralize mycotoxin.
My favorite brand to use is from Edens Garden. They carry 100% pure essential oils and their prices are awesome because you don't have to pay inflated pricing to pay a company representative who sells it. Edens Garden doesn't have any sales reps. You can get it HERE straight from the company's Amazon account directly.