Do You Have Brain Issues Because of Mold?
Most people don’t realize they may have brain issues because of mold. They will listen to ignorant doctors who tell them it’s just part of getting old.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Ignorance of Most Doctors
Behind every symptom is a reason for the symptom, and it’s up to you to figure out what it is. Understand that the majority of doctors (both conventional and holistic) are uneducated when it comes to most illnesses, especially poisonous mold toxicity. At the end of this article watch the documentary on mold.
Mold is this silent killer that doctors don’t even bring up because they haven’t bothered to learn about how toxic mold has become more prevalent in the last three decades since the 70’s and 80’s.
Farming and Mold
One reason was a product farmers used to prevent their crops from becoming moldy. All this did was take normal mold anyone could endure and caused it to change by making it stronger and therefor resistant, and more toxic. It’s like the same concept with antibiotics where the doctors prescribe antibiotics over and over again so the bacterial infections became resistant, and that much stronger. This means most antibiotics don’t work anymore.
In fact there’s an illness called “Farmer’s lung” which is a noninfectious allergic disease caused by inhaling mold spores by dust. The dust becomes moldy from moldy hay, straw, or grain. This also confirms that mold is being grown into our food supply making people sick.
Oil, Construction and Mold
The second reason for the increase in toxic mold over the last few decades, is due to the increase in oil prices. Around this time is when the construction of commercial buildings and houses changed to become more energy efficient.
They started building offices where you can’t open the windows so there is no air flow and all toxins just remain inside swirling around.
Even with residential houses there is little to no air circulation. They also started using drywall material which is just like thin paper. When it gets wet for whatever reason, it retains the moisture and mold starts to grow. The windows are constructed to be tighter so it takes less energy to warm and cool the house. Tighter windows means less air flow. And most people never opens their windows anymore, especially in the winter when there is a lot of dampness due to either heavy rain or lots of snow.
Sick Building Syndrome
This is such a huge problem and has became so well known, that they called it sick building syndrome (SBS.)
Even construction companies that advertise “Green construction” don’t think about how the air temperature outside at the time of construction will directly affect the air inside after the building is finished being built. One person encountered this very problem in his brand new apartment building and mold started to grow and he became very ill.
We know of one entire family (father, mother and child) who suffered years ago after moving into their brand new home. Why? Because when the drywall went up, it had rained outside and gotten it went. The construction crew put the drywall went up wet. Poisonous Toxic Mold started to grow immediately.
One of the most deadly of all mold types is called “Stachybotrys chartarum” also known as black mold.
In the 1930s, mold was identified as the cause behind the mysterious deaths of farm animals in Russia and other countries. Stachybotrys chartarum was found growing on wet grain used for animal feed. Illness and death also occurred in humans when starving peasants ate large quantities of rotten food grains and cereals that were heavily overgrown with the Stachybotrys mold. Ref.
Fungi (another word for mold) will also release metabolites into our food. These mycotoxins poison our food and then we ingest them. Fungi can also be found on organic matter, including leaves, grass clippings, and dead trees.
If you have ANY illness at all, the root cause may very well be mold.
Here are the most common symptoms people have when they are subject to toxic mold. You may start off with one symptom, but over time people often accumulate more symptoms until they are so ill they can’t even get out of bed or think properly.
Here is the list
- Brain fog, cognitive issues.
- Your IQ decreases, you can’t concentrate, you put things in the wrong place, you forget things (even your name), etc. Even if you are 70 years old you should NOT be having cognitive issues. Doctors who are uneducated often blame these types of symptoms on age or alzheimer’s, even if you are 40 or 50. This is their easy way out so they don’t have to work hard on figuring out your case – blame “age.”
- Unless you have bad habits from early on in life, you could be experiencing mold which is eating away at your brain and you get brain disruption.
- Moldy brains are brains that start to shrivel up and are no longer fat and full. Most people feel hopeless since no one is giving them support, or people (including doctors) think they are crazy or making it up. The conventional doctors often prescribe toxic drugs like Zoloft or Prozac which of course will NOT cure your mold poisoning.
- Mood swings, depression or suicidal thoughts
- No energy – need to sleep all the time and for long hours.
- Weight gain for no reason. Some people lose weight drastically, but most people gain weight, and can’t get rid of it.
- Digestive issues
- Inflammatory bowel system (IBS)
- Dry or itchy skin and/or hair – Jock itch
- Hair Loss
- Dizziness and nausea or even vertigo
- Join pain – some people can barely walk
- Toe nail fungus
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Ring worm
- Asthma – people just assume you have to live with asthma. NOT TRUE.
- Allergies – doctors will tell you that you will just have to live with it. Again, NOT TRUE.
- Chronic sinusitis
- Some bronchitis
- Some cancers
- Hormonal disruption where people may assume it’s a Thyroid problem where in fact it’s mold toxicity. They have been poisoned by mold
Society has been ignoring what is happening with mold for decades now, and most doctors will tell you it’s all in your head which will make you feel even WORSE.
Unfortunately all this means, is that you haven’t been properly diagnosed because you haven’t gone to doctors who specialize in mold poisoning.
Here is just a short list of mold doctors you can learn from or who can help you
Dr. Pedram Shojai – taoist priest & doctor of chinese medicine (former biologist)
Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Founder, Amen Clinics
For those of you who can’t afford a doctor, we recommend becoming your own doctor. Where there’s a will there’s a way and most of us who are holistic have been learning about health for decades. Most moldies (people who are sick due to mold) are very knowledgeable when it comes to mold and healing from it.
Mold Tests You Need
Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) – for your home
The Fungal I.D (FID) – for your body
Numerous lists of other tests for your body
For litigation purposes most people use this test to prove their brain was damaged due to mold – Neurocognitive Function Testing
Some Protocols For Healing Your Body of Mold Illness
- First you have to move from where you live to a place with NO mold and that means getting the place tested before you sign a lease or buy the home.
- Get rid of all the things you own since they have been contaminated by mold. You can clean some things with ammonia and borax. We’ve also heard an ionizer can work at getting rid of mold spores on items you own (it may damage paper products), but as the documentary below says, dead molds spores are just as dangerous as live ones.
- Some air purifiers such as IQAir or we also help with getting you a Hi Tech.
- Injections of the mold
- Infrared Saunas
- Vit C, clay (write to us if you want the brand we use), glutathione (sometimes only the cream works), Magnesium, Minerals, oil of oregano (we buy ours from North American Herb & Spice here), and charcoal. We now use coconut charcoal.
- Oxygen Therapy
- Mold parasites hate eggs, beef, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, carrots, and celery, so eat lots of those
When you want to salvage your home, you will need a professional mold restorer who really knows what they are doing.
They will often start with a pre-treatment that fogs the house to kill off most of the mold. This also protects the workers, as it’s a very dangerous job to work at mold removal.
Most mold is trapped behind walls where you can’t even see it. They will almost always take out all the carpets which are very porous and trap in moisture.
They will continue to look for any places where mold can congregate such as behind the walls, under the floors, in the attic, behind the shower, even under or around the toilet. This is a costly process that could be avoided if you build your house the proper way right from the get go.
How to build a mold free home
Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH)
Tips for Existing Homes and New Ones
This documentary called “Moldy” came out in 2015 and is educational, therefore we feel everyone should watch it.
You can also watch it here on YouTube. We strongly recommend you watch this video on mold toxicity and take mold seriously. Even if you don’t have mold poisoning symptoms today, you may down the road, or you may know of someone who does.
Also, just because you don’t see or smell mold in your current home, doesn’t mean you don’t have it. Many people have mold in their body from years ago when they were in a moldy home and they never detoxed. Or they carry their moldy belongings from one home to another therefor contaminating the new home.
Lastly, just because you are getting sick, but others in your home aren’t doesn’t mean you are crazy.
If the other people have a better immune system than you do, it could take them one to two years to get sick.
Children and animals also get sick more quickly.
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Here is another great video on mold. Information from Dr. Jill Carnahan – functional medicine.
She details (albeit way too fast) the testing you need to figure out if you have GNOM markers for mold, & she also details how other illnesses can trigger or be in combination with the mold.
There’s also 2 additional symptoms we didn’t have in our list above:
1. Dehydration (she explains why)
2. Men who have testosterone issues like they gain weight, get man boobs, etc.
Women who have estrogen symptoms like perimenopause symptoms such as bleeding for 2-3 weeks straight.
Here is the video…
Someone to help you with testing for mold and them dealing with your remediator instead of you having to deal with them.
Here’s someone’s views on mold after this woman asked this question…
“I’m curious as to where the spores and fragments come from if there’s no mold growth. ”
His response. Notice how he says “combined with other things.”
“That’s a really important question not appreciated or considered by most people with mold exposure concerns.
The spores and fragments come from outdoors. Consider – damp spots with readily available food outdoors. Lakes, rivers, ponds, creeks, puddles, and even regular soil and dirt. Plants that die and decompose.
There is mold growth widely distributed everywhere that is producing spores, and breaking apart into fragments. They are easily airborne, filling the air and blowing wherever the weather patterns take them. Airborne spores are routinely measured hundreds of times higher at the leading edge of a cold front, for example. Spores localized to the Saharan Desert and to China, have been identified in the US.
Typical outdoor levels of all spore types, not just what’s from water damaged buildings, ranges from nearly 1000 to 10,000 or more per cubic meter of air.
We are always exposed to these, all the time, inhaling hundreds with each breath we take. Yet many of the extremely sensitive individuals feel better outdoors, even in a forest where spores are perhaps the highest quantities. Or in a car or RV or tent with outdoor air coming in.
SO – something has to be different about the mold that is inside buildings.
Nobody has figured out what exactly. But some known differences include:
• The air indoors is always moving in and out or around. IT mostly stayed inside accumulating “stuff.”
• The mixtures of different kinds of mold are different because the food sources are different. Different ones grow and reproduce.
• The dampness that grows mold is more localized and persistent.
• The chemicals of metabolism are different.
• But mostly, I think, is that mold is never just by itself. It’s always combined with other substances. Those substances indoors are not as natural as those outdoors that our bodies successfully evolved with.
Regardless of the reasons for the differences, spores are always everywhere because of the pervasive growth outdoors.”