Toxic Mold Causes Depression

Mold isn’t something to take lightly either. The health problems that mold can cause are of real concern. As the evidence mounts about the dangers of molds, more and more families as well as government agencies are taking notice. Some are even taking action.In a recent 2007 study published in The American Journal of Public Health a link between mold and   depression was found. Read the FULL article HERE

Toxic Mold: Makes the list of the worlds top 14 most dangerous toxins to the heart

Though distasteful to think about, we live in a sea of chemicals that have a significant impact on our health. Endocrine disorders and chronic inflammation are just two of the conditions influenced by the unnatural particles (and even some natural ones) in the air we breathe, food we eat, beverages we drink, and products we use on a regular basis. Although we lack the individual ability to eliminate toxins from the environment or to monitor their levels in our daily lives, it is within our control to minimize or avoid exposure.  Read the full article HERE:

Is Mold Affecting Your Heart, and Overall Health?

My dad, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, has classified mold as one of the 14 most dangerous toxins to the heart, and with good reason. Mold toxicity is one of the most pervasive, and least understood, health issues in today’s world—and unfortunately it’s a health issue that many doctors miss.

Like Lyme disease, mold is the “great masquerader.” It can cause a wide variety of symptoms to appear, mimicking other illnesses. Over the years I’ve learned that if someone is sensitive to mold and is quite ill, there is nothing more important than treating the underlying mold problem, first. That’s because if mold induced illness isn’t addressed first it can cause an enormous amount of inflammation, free radical stress, and toxicity in the body.  Read the full article HERE http://www.drsinatra.com/is-mold-affecting-your-heart-and-overall-health/

Is Toxic Mold Exposure the Cause of Your Symptoms?

by Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD

Are you one of the many people unknowingly living or working in water damaged building?  Did you know it may be dramatically affecting your health?  It’s estimated that indoor air pollutants, including mold and mycotoxins may be contributing to more than 50% of our patient’s illnesses.  Typically we think of smog, smoke, and outdoor pollution as detrimental to our health but indoor air quality may be an even bigger risk to your health.  Many patients are unaware that a toxic home or workplace is contributing to their symptoms.  Read the FULL ARTICLE here.

Brain On Fire: The Role of Toxic Mold in Triggering Psychiatric Symptoms By Mary Ackerley, M.D.

Dr. Mary Ackerley is an integrative psychiatrist who recently obtained certification in the Shoemaker Protocol used to treat toxic mold illness. She did her M.D. at the University of Maryland; her medical residency at Johns Hopkins; her M.D.H. at the American Medical College of Homeopathy; and her undergraduate degree at Harvard University. She practices in Tucson. The following is a slightly shortened transcript of a recent talk she gave to a group of physicians and researchers interested in the health effects of toxic mold.  I get asked all the time, “How did a psychiatrist get interested in mold?” Read full article here

Beat the War Against Mold
Learn how to avoid health risks from mold exposure. 
By Kurt and Lee Ann Billings, authors of "Mold, the War Within"

The Battle Plan; Prevention of a particular illness is often learned after a person has become a bona fide, card-carrying member of the disease’s survivors club. Lesser-known conditions, the ones without hefty public awareness campaigns, take people by surprise. This is all too often the case with illness caused by mold and the related chemical exposures. Not only are many people unaware that exposure to mold in a confined indoor environment can hurt them or that many structural molds are toxigenic (toxin producing), but oftentimes people don’t even realize they are being exposed to elevated levels of mold and mold toxins until the signs of illness are already in full swing.  Read the full article here

Psychological, Neuropsychological, and Electrocortical Effects of Mixed Mold Exposure

The authors in this report assessed the psychological, neuropsychological, and electrocortical effects of human exposure to mixed colonies of toxigenic molds. Patients (N= 182) with confirmed mold-exposure history completed clinical interviews, a symptom checklist (SCL-90-R), limited neuropsychological testing, quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG) with neurometric analysis, and measures of mold exposure. Patients reported high levels of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. Ratings on the SCL-90-R were “moderate” to “severe,” with a factor reflecting situational depression accounting for most of the variance. Most of the patients were found to suffer from acute stress, adjustment disorder, or post-traumatic stress. Differential diagnosis confirmed an etiology of a combination of external stressors, along with organic metabolically based dysregulation of emotions and decreased cognitive functioning as a result of toxic or metabolic encephalopathy. Measures of toxic mold exposure predicted QEEG measures and neuropsychological test performance. QEEG results included narrowed frequency bands and increased power in the alpha and theta bands in the frontal areas of the cortex. Download and read this full article here

Mold and Mycotoxins: Often Overlooked Factors in Chronic Lyme Disease

The connection between those struggling with chronic Lyme disease and ongoing exposure to toxic molds and mycotoxins is quite clear.

Dr. Wayne Anderson has found that exposure to Lyme disease can make one more susceptible to mold illness, and vice versa; exposure to mold can make one more susceptible to Lyme disease. Both have the potential to affect the immune system and make the other more difficult to treat. Read the FULL ARTICLE here.

Baking Soda: True enemy of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Regardless of whether someone has neurological or cardiac diseases, cancer or severe form of the flu if sodium bicarbonate is taken together with magnesium chloride is provided the safest and the best treatment. Their common action effectively removes all the toxins and acids from all tissues, cells and organs. - Read full article HERE

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