Mold 101

What you need to know about mold toxicity. 

Mold is a common fungus that is all around us. It’s naturally occurring in our environment and can grow in wet places like pipes, roofs, under tiles, and wood floors. Some molds are more toxic than others and it is their byproducts, mycotoxins, that are, specifically, of concern.

Some people are more sensitive and reactive to mycotoxins than others. And there’s a whole host of factors that may determine whether one is reactive or not: the health of their gut microbiome, their immune response, the presence of yeast overgrowth or dysbiosis, thyroid health, genetic mutations, and more.

Mold toxicity is often overlooked because the symptoms can be just general enough that it’s easy to pass them off as something else…

The symptoms experienced typically fall into two categories: allergy-like symptoms and inflammatory symptoms. 

Runny nose, itchiness, shortness of breath, sneezing, and skin rashes may be common in those with mold toxicity. Brain fog, extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain, hair loss, excessive thirst, and ringing in the ears may also be experienced.

So, you know, or suspect, you have mold toxicity; what do you do?

  1. 1. If possible, the first thing you have to do is remove the exposure. This sounds overwhelming, especially if the mold is deep within your home. There are remediation options, however sometimes, it is just easier, and more affordable, to move. And we don’t say that lightly…however, if you don’t remove the exposure, no supplement or regimen will be able to help you fully.
  2. 2. Ensure bile is flowing. Bile is the laundry detergent of your body and with mold, it can become thick and stagnant, making it difficult for the body to move out the mycotoxins. Use digestive bitters to help with this.
  3. 3. Address heavy metal exposure. We are all exposed to heavy metals through our food, water, and environment. If we fail to properly move them out of our body, they can contribute to mold thriving. Heavy metals are mold’s best friends, so supporting their removal is essential.
  4. 4. Repair liver damage. Because mycotoxins are being filtered through your liver, they can cause a lot of oxidative stress and damage to your liver cells. Adding in herbs like milk thistle, with a proven ability to reverse liver damage, is so important. 
  5. 5. Prevent mycotoxin reabsorption. As you get that bile flowing and mycotoxins are being moved into the intestines, using a binder is going to help mop them up and ensure they will be moved out with a bowel movement. Once they reach your intestines, it’s possible for them to re-enter circulation. Binders prevent that from happening.
  6. 6. Calm histamine. Not only does mold toxicity cause uncomfortable allergy symptoms, but cleansing and killing the mold can cause these symptoms to ramp up. Herbs rich in natural antihistamines will help calm this response.
  7. 7. Protect your cells with polyphenols and antioxidants.
  8. 8. Introduce anti-fungals. This is a big piece to the puzzle. Mycotoxins like to take up residence in wet, dark places within your body, like your gut microbiome. You have to kick them out by using antifungal agents like: clove, cinnamon, coconut, and pumpkin seed. 

Given the right support, your body can and will thrive after exposure.

Our recommended products:

Four herbs in an organic cane alcohol and filtered water base create the perfect herbal digestive bitters. Promote better nutrient absorption while alleviating symptoms like gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea with Digest-Support {Digestive Bitters}.

Seven herbs in an alcohol and glycerin base help bind to and detox heavy metals while supporting the liver, gut, and immune system. This tincture helps restore the body and overall health as it improves energy levels and helps support the gut post-vaccination and after every day heavy metal exposure.

Liver Love promotes liver health by supporting detox and proper function. Five simple and organic herbs in a base of water and either organic cane alcohol (alcohol formula) or organic vegetable glycerin (alcohol-free formula) create an herbal tincture brimming with liver-supporting properties.

Our Activated Charcoal Capsules provide natural detoxification support. By binding toxins to your intestinal system, charcoal can help eliminate toxins and prevent them from getting into the blood. Supporting detox can have many benefits, like reducing intestinal inflammation and damage, reducing abdominal pain, clearing toxins from medications, purifying the blood, and more.

We formulated a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory powerhouse to provide you relief  no matter what time of year it is. We combined nettle leaf, a powerful antihistamine, with elderberries, turmeric root, black pepper, and dandelion root to support your body as it deals with daily allergens and irritations. 

High in vitamin and mineral content, this powder gives a boost to your daily nutrition. Enjoy a natural energy boost, improvements to gut health, and an overall feeling of wellness. The flavor is mild and similar to tea. It blends well in smoothies or your favorite drink, or you can take it in capsule form if you prefer!

Candida Cleanse combines eight simple and organic ingredients to create a tincture with antifungal, gut-repairing, and liver-protecting properties. This tincture naturally fights yeast while bringing your gut flora back into balance. A balanced gut flora decreases the chance of additional gut health concerns and encourages better overall health and wellness outcomes.

Gut Health Oil is an herbal tincture created to help detox your gut for improved health. This product can help with candida, parasites, and other stomach issues like bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and more. It’s also a prebiotic, which encourages the growth of good bacteria in your gut to support better wellness.

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