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
This is an 8 - 12 month Strict Detoxification Diet
Phase #1: Sugar Weaning (30 days)
Wean yourself off of ALL refinded sugars. This includes crystal sugar, brown sugar, sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup and more. Check here for a FULL LIST of hidden sugar "names" in the industry. Hint: most packaged foods have refinded sugar so in this month phase you should begin to avoid all packaged foods.
So what do you eat in the first month of Sugar Weaning? An easy way to wean off of sugar is by following the Whole30 diet. In this first month you are ONLY learning about sugar and you are training both your brain and your body to get rid of it's cravings of sugars. If you NEVER eat any kind of sugar, boxed, canned or processed foods and you are positive that you do not need to do a sugar detox for a month, please skip month #1 and move on to month #2.
The first month just concentrate on learning about how sugar is hidden in everything we eat and how to detox yourself from sugar.
Phase #2: Remove Moldy & High Histamine Foods (30 days)
Phase #3 - Starving out mold and Candida, reducing reactions and increasing the body's ability to absorb vitamins and minerals. (90-DAYS Strict Detox)
FOODS NOT TO EAT (during strict detox month 3)
FOODS TO EAT (during strict detox month 3)
Phase #4: Immune System Rebuild (30 days)
Phase #5: Safe Grain Re-introduction: No moldy grains (30 days)
Phase #6: Fruit & Natural Glucose Re-Introduction (30 days)
Phase #7: Whole Food Phase (6 months & ongoing)
Find which diet works best for your future and your body chemistry.
Whole30, GAPS, Paleo, BulletProof, sugar free/grain free, Candida diet, AIP diets for auto-immune sufferers, Glulten-Free diets are recommended on a permanent basis.
Mold Exposure & Nutrition
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 a complete food list to grasp the concepts and then being able to implement the required changes so that healing is easier.
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.
90-Day Strict Detox - Approved
GENERAL GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW: Always buy 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., No Iodized Salt.
Raw Unfiltered Honey
Spring Water (preferably straight from the stream using glass containers not plastic) Do you have a natural spring near you? If not you can: Find a spring close to you HERE
Unsweetened Almond Milk with (No carageenan or sugar) Vanilla is ok. Seems that only Silk or Almond Breeze meet these criteria. You can check other brands but most of them contain caraeenan and extra sugar which you need to avoid. BUY IT HERE
Coconut Milk - Be careful buying coconut milk that contains guar gum or carrageenan. Both of these ingredients can wreak havoc on your gut lining. Also, avoid coconut milk if you are "HISTAMINE INTOLERANT". The two brands I have found that are good are: Native Forest and Natural Value. Both of these can be found on Amazon. Buy Native Forest HERE and you can buy Natural Value HERE
LOOSE LEAF TEAS
Organic Saffron Tea (Detoxifying Properties)
Organic Pau d’Arco Tea
Organic Milk Thistle Tea
Organic German Chamomile Tea
Organic Red Rooibos Tea
Organic Mullein Leaf Tea
Organic Rock Rose (Cistus) Herb Tea
Organic Thyme Leaf (Herbal Tea)
Organic Grass-Fed Unsalted Butter
Organic Grass-Fed Ghee (clarified butter)
Avocado Oil - My favorite is the "Primal Kitchen" brand. It is organic, non-GMO, first cold-pressed and good for "high heat recipes" like sauteed vegetables or used as a frying oil. BUY HERE
Avocado Oil (SPRAY) - My favorite is the "Primal Kitchen" brand. It is organic, non-GMO, first cold-pressed and good for high heat recipes. Great for making eggs, salmon, mold safe biscuits, breads or pancakes. BUY HERE
MCT Oil - 100% Coconut-sourced. Helps improve ketosis (burning fat). BUY HERE
Organic (Cold Pressed ) Olive Oil - ONLY consume www.COOC.com certified olive oils. No other olive oils are approved for the mold detox diet. Unless you are getting your oils directly from an olive farmer. My top pick from COOC certified oils is "California Olive Ranch" (avoid the destination blend as it has other oils in it that are not 100% certified).
Nuts & Seeds
Protein Foods / Organic / Pastured / Meats:
Herbs, Herb Plants and Spices:
Starch: Absolutely none.
Foods to Avoid - Not Approved
Avoid 5 kinds of foods:
NO Refined Sugar:
NO Simple/ Complex Carbohydrates:
Cane sugar, beet sugar, date sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, pasteurized 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.
ONLY CERTAIN NUTS
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: Limit fresh Fruit (DURING ENTIRE 6 MONTHS OF DETOX) except avocado, berries and GREEN apple, or mangoes. 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 beer or alcohol containing any yeast.
No Tiger nut Flour - Tiger nut is often approved for Paleo and AIP diets, however scientific evidence shows evidence of higher than normal levels of toxigenic molds and therefore it is considered to be on the list of moldy foods to avoid to detox from a mold condition. After a complete mold detox diet it may be OK to use into the future.
No Cassava Flour (too much starch/feeds mold) After a complete mold detox diet it may be OK to use into the future.
NO GUM additives
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. After 3 months only incorporate small amounts of beets and sweet potatoes back into the diet to aid the liver and spleen in detoxification. Potatoes should be avoided for at least a year or two after a mold exposure.
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. Beans are also high in lectins and can wreak havoc on an "already-compromised" gut lining.
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 and fungus. Stick with fresh water fish like salmon and tuna.