The "MOLD DETOX / AIP Diet"
Nutrition with Mold Exposure and AutoImmune
Toxic Mold: People who have been exposed to toxic mold have impaired digestion. Improving their digestion improves their nutritional status and also improves their detoxification abilities. Mold also affects a persons short-term memory and executive function. This presents a challenge when it comes to convincing people to improve their nutritional status and detoxification. I've created this portion of my site that tries to explain and offers food list guides to grasp the concepts and then being able to implement the required changes so that healing is easier.
AutoImmune Disease: Having an autoimmune disease can be challenging. Most auto-immune conditions are caused by numerous and varying degrees of an overload of toxins plus a permiated gut lining that caused the condition in the first place. Being around mold with an auto-immune just increases the progression of auto-immune so it is wise to avoid water damaged buildings and other mold exposures including removing moldy foods from your diet. With so many "names" for diseases these days, sometimes we need to be reminded what an auto-immune disease really is. Below is a full comprehensive list of disease "Names" categorized as auto-immune.
Which diseases are classified as an auto-immune diagnosis?
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
Balo concentric sclerosis
Idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating diseases
Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome
Mold thrives in even the smallest grain, starch,carbohydrate and sugar environment. They use sugars in all forms and grains for survival energy to grow and multiply.
Being exposed to Mold can Cause Food Sensitivities
You may not know but being exposed to toxic molds can cause food sensitivities..I don't have the time to go into all the details here on the Mold Detox page but trust me once you feel the effects of a food allergy you'll know what I'm speaking of. Let's hope you don't suffer as I have suffered. For that reason I recommend downloading Dave Asprey's "BulletProof Food Detective" app. You can download it HERE and get more information about this awesome tool for finding hidden food reactions as you approach this Mold Detox Diet.
Meal Planner that I use
Plant To Eat honestly is the most awesome tool I have ever used on the internet that let's me customize my meal plan according to my diet restrictions and plan breakfasts, lunches and dinners (even snacks) that correlate with my Mold Detox Diet. Sometimes a one-size fits all approach does not work when going on a detox diet. Some might have food sensitivities that others may not have and so on.
With this tool I am able to 100% costomize my meals and schedule them perfectly so that I don't cheat and my mold-free goals become more of a reality instead of relying on my will power or lack of meal planning to get me through this detox period. GO HERE or click on the banner above and you can usually get a 30-day free trial then it's only $4.95 a month thereafter...like I said, nothing has ever made this whole mold detox diet more simple than Plan To Eat has for me.
Foods to Eat
Always seek out: Organic, grass fed, pastured eggs/chicken, Non GMO, No preservatives, No colors added, No sugar added, No Carageenan, No Soy, No Corn, No Gluten etc.
Nuts & Seeds
Protein Foods / Organic / Pastured / Meats:
Herbs and Spices: ONLY!!
Starch: Absolutely none.
Foods to Avoid
FOODS TO AVOID FOR MOLD RECOVERY
FOODS TO AVOID FOR AUTO-IMMUNE
Simple/ Complex Carbohydrates:
Cane sugar, beet sugar, date sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, honey, molasses, and dextrose.
Canned, bottled, boxed and other packaged and processed foods often contain refined sugar products. Grains, breads and pastas are from grains no exceptions.
No condiments containing vinegar. These include ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, picante sauce, salad dressing, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, sauerkraut, pickles, and olives. Etc.
No malted products such as malted milk drinks, candies and some cereals.
No pickled and cured meats and fish including sausages, hot dogs, corned beef, pastrami and pickled herring and all lunch meat. No MSG found in processed food.
Milk and Milk Products (mucous forming):
No fermented products (for 6 months straight) *use probiotics instead during the detox period
No "Grain-Based/Sugar containing" Milk substitutes
Cheeses (mucous forming and fungis/mold forming)
Fruit: No fresh Fruit except berries and GREEN apple, no canned fruit, no dried frozen fruit and fruit juices, fruit candies, fruit flavorings
No yeast leavened breads and rolls, donuts, pizza dough, sour dough products, and no crackers and no cereals.
No Coconut Flour
Take special precaution with vegatables/foods that tend to have excess mold or high in starch. No potatoes, sweet potatoes, no peas, no beets etc. should not be eaten during "3 month strict detox" period.
NO Beans or Legumes
- Beans and legumes can carry aflatoxins in small traces, however their carb content is high..remember mold feeds off of sugars of any kind.
NO SHELLFISH OR BOTTOM FEEDERS - This seafood feeds off of the waste products that fall to the bottom of the ocean and have an over abundance of bacteria.