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Moldy Home? Here's How to Detect and Protect With Success


Written by Dr. Diane Mueller:  Hey everyone! We’re going to dig in on dealing with surviving and thriving a moldy home and how to protect both your home and health. 

Personal Experience

I’ve been through this myself. There were times I thought I was dying, losing my memory, and feeling numb. The thought of moving or remediating from my moldy home can seem impossible, especially when you’re unwell. But the only way out is through it. You have to take it day by day and do whatever you can to get into a mold-free house. Your health and life depend on it.


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Identifying Mold in Your Home

The Importance of Testing

So, you think there might be something funky with your home’s air quality, and it’s messing with your health? It’s super important to check if toxic molds are the troublemakers here. We’re talking about tests like the ERMI or HERTSM – these guys are like detectives, analyzing dust samples for bad-news molds like Aspergillus, chaetomium, and Stachybotrys that make for a moldy home. 
These are the types that churn out mycotoxins. I’ve got some links to home test kits that won’t break the bank and will give you the lowdown on what’s up with your air. This isn’t just about guessing; it’s about getting solid proof. A lot of times, those weird chronic illness symptoms? They’re actually because of sneaky mold problems at home. Testing is your first step to clearing up the mystery.

Moldy Home Solution: Remediation or Relocation 

Alright, let’s say the tests come back and yep, you’ve got toxic moldy home. What’s next? You’ve got to make your living space a no-mold zone. This could mean getting some pros to come in and kick the mold out (that’s remediation) or, in some cases, packing up and moving to a mold-free place. 
I get it, moving is a huge deal and sometimes it just seems like too much. But I’ve seen it time and again – you can’t really start healing from mold illness if you’re still hanging out with the mold every day. Whether it’s cleaning up your current moldy home or finding a new one, that’s your ticket to starting the detox process and getting your health back on track. It’s all about making your home a safe haven for your recovery.


Mold Treatment Strategy

Building Your Body Up from a Moldy Home

Alright, first things first in our mold treatment journey: we gotta beef up your body’s systems. Think of it like prepping for a big game. We’re going to focus on key players like your thyroid, adrenal system, sex hormones, and your gut’s health. Detoxing from mold? It’s like a high-energy workout for your cells. They need all the nutrients and energy they can get. So, we might need to check out your hormone and vitamin levels and get those topped up as needed. The game plan is simple: the stronger your body is, the smoother the detox ride will be.

Lifestyle Factors

 Once you’ve got your body’s foundation solid, it’s time to look at your day-to-day life. This is where we play detective with your lifestyle choices. We’re talking about your diet, how your body gets rid of waste, keeping your nervous system chill, and handling stress. I often suggest starting with a diet low in histamines – it can help most folks dealing with mold. 
However, you’re unique, so keep an eye on what foods work for you and which don’t. Other cool moves? Try reducing stress, hanging out in nature to calm your nerves, maybe some therapy if old traumas are bugging you, getting some lymphatic massages, and don’t forget about your vagus nerve – simple things like deep breathing, singing, or even gargling can give it a boost. All these lifestyle tweaks? They’re not just feel-good stuff. They’re key to helping your body kick mold to the curb.

Moldy Home Detoxification Process 


Liver Support

Alright, so we’ve got your body and lifestyle in a better place. Now, let’s talk about giving your liver a helping hand. This step is all about breaking down those pesky mold toxins that have been hanging around. We’re going to bring in some heavy hitters like glutathione, alpha lipoic acid, and N-acetyl cysteine. These guys are like the cleanup crew in your liver, breaking down tough mycotoxins. 
We’re not just going to leave your liver to do all the work. We’ll bring in some support with choline, vitamin B6, and TUDCA to make sure those toxins get processed out smoothly and don’t just take a round trip back into your system. Think of it as setting up a well-oiled machine for getting rid of those toxins for good.

Binding Toxins

 Now, as your liver starts breaking down these mold toxins, our next move is to make sure they don’t play hide and seek in your body. We need to trap and get rid of them. This is where we bring in some top-notch toxin binders. I’m talking about activated charcoal, zeolite clay, a mix of humic and fulvic acids, and chlorella. These are the bouncers at the club, making sure unwanted toxins get the boot. 
Take them away from meals for the best effect. And guess what? Some probiotics are also great at grabbing onto these toxins. But remember, it’s not just about binding these toxins; we need to make sure they leave the party, which means keeping things moving in the gut. So, load up on fiber and stay hydrated. Binding these toxins is like the final round in this detox game.

The Final Phase: Killing 

Addressing Other Infections

 The last phase is about killing potential infections. This might include using antifungals or addressing other infections like Lyme disease. It’s important to follow these steps in order to ensure your body is ready for each phase of treatment.

Moldy Home Conclusion

 Remember, a moldy home it’s about building up, fixing lifestyle, detoxing, and then killing. Detoxing too early can make you feel worse, not better. If you need more help, feel free to book a discovery call with my clinic. And don’t forget to subscribe for more helpful insights. See you next time!

For more information on the topic of Black Mold Illness see our other blogs:


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