If you have a mold allergy, exposure to mold in the home and in the natural environment is guaranteed to trigger a noticeable response. In these instances, you’ll likely deal with itchy, watery eyes, blurry vision, difficulty breathing, and excess mucus production. More often than not, as soon as the mold is cleared away or you enter another environment, these reactions will gradually abate. You can even help expedite this by using an antihistamine product to block your body’s natural response.
However, when mold exposure is ongoing, its effects will invariably grow progressively worse. You might develop:
- Pervasive skin rashes
- Migraine headaches
- Joint pain
- Muscle spasms and twitches
- Numbness and tingling sensations across your body
and many other symptoms and ailments. Rather than being the signs of a mold allergy, these are all evidence of mold toxicity. With ongoing mold exposure and the development of mold toxicity, you’ll require a much more advanced form of intervention. With mold toxicity, multi-pronged treatment plans are often the best solution. Mold toxicity occurs whenever the body becomes overwhelmed by mycotoxins. These are the toxins that mold spores produce on an ongoing basis. If your home or place of work has a serious mold problem, mycotoxins are constantly entering your body via your digestive tract, your skin, and your lungs.
These toxins invade your filter organs, undermine your immune system functioning, and wreak havoc across your entire body. More often than not, if people have been receiving treatments for chronic or progressive health issues only to notice their symptoms worsening, the most likely cause is environmental mold. Fortunately, there are many natural and effective strategies that can be used as part of an integrative and needs-specific treatment plan for mold exposure.
The Two-Fold Effort to Address the Effects of Mold Exposure
One of the most challenging aspects of dealing with mold toxicity is that it completely undermines the body’s natural ability to heal itself. With compromised breathing, your entire body is likely getting far less oxygen and nutrient-delivery as a result of diminished blood flow and labored breathing. As the performance of your filter organs and your immune system declines, mycotoxins have the opportunity to settle in and cause increasingly more damage. Moreover, given that mycotoxins are fat soluble, they have a knack for attaching themselves to the brain and other organs. This makes them especially difficult for the body to get rid of on its own, even when the immune system isn’t impaired. Before starting any mold exposure treatment, it’s important to both identify and address the source of the mold that you’ve been exposed to.
Without this step, exposure will be ongoing and you’ll be taking in more mycotoxins than your treatment plan is effectively removing. This can mean moving to another home, having your home professionally treated, or requesting that a mold treatment be performed in your workplace. It’s also important to begin implementing the right life habits for supporting your body in its efforts to clean itself. You want to avoid eating foods that support fungal development while focusing on options that help your body flush itself out. The best diets include a number of fresh, nutrient-dense foods that are consumed closest to their natural state. They also lack large amounts of refined sugar, caffeine, and simple carbohydrates.
Working with a specialist to establish an eating plan that helps expedite your return to good health is a key aspect of any effective mold exposure treatment plan. Ozone therapy can assist the body in removing fat-soluble mycotoxins that have attached themselves to internal organs and other structures. This therapy helps oxygenate the blood, improve circulation, and boost overall toxin removal. There are also therapies for supporting the liver and kidneys in filtering toxins out, as well as treatments for cleaning and supporting the gallbladder. All of these efforts combined alleviate stress on the immune system so that the body has an improved ability to fight for and repair itself. In addition to establishing a solid eating plan that helps your body detox, you may be advised to start a probiotics regimen. This will include taking supplements that introduce a vast array of good bacteria into your body. These organisms will support you in your fight by improving your gut health, making your immune system more resilient, and alleviating multiple symptoms or mold toxicity such as nausea, diarrhea, and general gastric distress. If you’ve been suffering from mold toxicity and are ready to tackle the problem head-on, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us today by calling 205-352-9141.