Flooding, mold and your brain

Flooding and hidden mold issues
Happy Monday everyone!  I think it’s important to take a moment today and remember those who we lost in 9/11…..

Also, prayers for those in line of the next hurricane!!  Which brings me into my next topic.  With all this crazy weather out there, I have seen so many people this past week just feeling pretty out of it and ill.  Which makes perfect sense.  Our earth is veryyyy off balance right now.  A lot of sinus related illnesses have been surfacing, which for a lot of people is not actually allergies.  In fact, almost 80% of the time I find sinus related issues are due to hidden infections, and most the time mold.  The Aspergillus species is most often the culprit although there are others.

I wanted to expand on a topic I briefly mentioned in one of my facebook posts this week. (If you haven’t followed my facebook or Instagram please do, there are links at the bottom).  With the floods as well, millions will be affected by mold.  Some often take mold way too lightly.  I’m going to quote an article from the Amen Clinics who is also a fellow brain activist.”We’ve all heard of mildew, and some of us know about black mold, but do you know what mold can do to your health? Mold is actually a toxin and it releases toxic gas and spores into the air. When the toxins enter your body, via skin or air, the toxic gases cause a disturbance in many organs, including your brain.

Often confused as just allergies, or “just being out of it,” mold infections can affect cognitive function, especially in the frontal cortical area.

Since the 1950’s when drywall began replacing plaster, high-efficiency, energy-saving appliances are smaller and more airtight for many houses. This has increased the reports of mold infections and their drastic indicators.

Here are some symptoms of mold toxicity:

Psychological distress
Exhaustion
Changes in touch or sensation
Muscle weakness
Vertigo
Coordination problems
Mental fog
Breathing problems
Digestive issues

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Lyme disease, and mold infections have very similar symptoms. These conditions are often associated with brain fog, memory loss, insomnia, and even nausea. Because TBIs are often painful and frightening, people tend to seek help more immediately.

Symptoms of a TBI appear suddenly and can last for years, which is why many of these illnesses are misdiagnosed as something else.  Post concussion syndrome is VERY common.

Remember a TBI doesn’t even have to be a concussion or direct blow to the head, I see TBI just from excessive clenching.  You see chewing is around 35 pounds of pressure, while clenching is 1500 pounds!  It’s like mini concussions every single night! That is why I screen for the magnitude of the clenching if you are a clencher, and work with the best dentists.

When a mold infection isn’t misdiagnosed as Lyme or a TBI, it’s often diagnosed as other brain conditions because of the symptoms. The sudden “brain fog” and memory loss allows for people to simply write it off as getting older, while depression and anxiety symptoms seem to signal mental illness.  Sounds like dementia right?  Well we know dementia is preventable, and treatable.

I know from experience that my Lyme Disease patients also have huge mold issues as well.  Most of the time dealing with the mold will dramatically change the results, although mold elimination is quite tricky.

Because of the long-term effects of mold, it is often misdiagnosed, and therefore mistreated, leaving the person even more frustrated, and still suffering from the distressing side effects of mold toxicity.

If you even think your symptoms are similar to a mold infection, it’s important to come in to get a comprehensive evaluation.

1. Contain or stop the exposure–  If you think you are getting exposed, it’s important to screen your home.  Bay area Mold does home screenings.  You have to decrease your exposure or else it will not really be effectively eliminated.  I also like incorporating ozonators into the home to help purify the air from potential molds.  http://www.triadaer.com/  Is a great company.

Essential oil diffusers are great as well for purifying the air, however if your home is infected, you must eliminate the source.

2. Boosting your detoxification pathways and increasing your levels of Vitamin D will also help with mold and eliminating it out, however I find these two protocols have worked the best.

 1. CBT.  Craniobiotic technique works really well as screening for some strands of mold and helping your body eliminate them out.  It’s also a way for me to screen if you are continually exposed to mold (like in your home) if the same molds continually show up.

2.  Vitality Detox Drops.  These are an amazing addition to my practice, and I cannot rave about them enough.  These zeolite detox drops are extremely gentle and safe and have the ability to cross the blood brain barrier.  Not only do they help eliminate mold spores over a period of time, but also

  • Safely remove heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, arsenic, lead, cesium, strontium, aluminum, uranium and others from your brain, tissue and cells.
  • Effectively remove some bio-toxins such as black mold spores and Lyme spirochetes.
  • Remove other environmental toxins including fluoridated, chlorinated and brominated compounds as well as pesticides and volatile organic compounds.
  • Increase absorption of essential minerals and nutrients as well as super foods, herbs and essential oils.
  • It has been found to also make prescription medications more effective.
  • Increase cell hydration, cell membrane efficiency, vitality, and energy.
  • Reduce cellular body fat while increasing basal metabolic rate and lean mass.
  • Inhibit and eliminate the replication of rapidly reproducing abnormal cells.
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Increase overall energy as well as mental focus and clarity, and provide more restful sleep and enhanced dreams.
  • Enhance healthy fat loss when combined with diet and exercise.
  • Increase electrical activity in the brain as well as increase memory.

Its takes time to get toxins out like this once they are in the brain.  For some months, for others up to a year.  But, there is relief.  Once you get out of the exposure, you can eliminate mold, and nutritionally help your brain and immune system to bounce back.

Remember hidden infections over time just continually deplete our immune system.  When our immune system is down, then we are more susceptible to other infections, cancer cells replicating, digestion issues, ect.

Of course, cranial work is also essential to make sure your brain is working at it’s best, but most of the time, chronic fatigue, memory issues, allergies and digestion issues always have a mold connection.

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