By Dr. Demetrios Kydonieus, Chiropractic Nutritionist
More people are becoming aware of the severe impact that mold and mycotoxin (the toxins from mold) illnesses can have on the body and brain. This has become a large focus in the chronic illness community as more people are doing testing and realizing that their persistent symptoms have been related to mycotoxin exposure! It is common for people to underestimate the possibility of toxic mold exposure in their current or past home or work environments. You may hear…”But my house has never had a leak!” or “We don’t live in a humid place. “Some statistics show that at least 45 million buildings in the United States have unhealthy levels of mold, which means that many chronically ill people have been exposed to mycotoxins in their environment. This may be at a child’s school, a person’s workplace or building they spend a lot of time in. Hotels are places that we expect to be cleaned and disinfected in between guests are actually notorious sources of mold and mycotoxin exposure. Food can be another large source. Foods like grains, nuts, and even coffee can be a source of daily mycotoxin exposure. And while it may seem that you weren’t around it long enough to make you “sick” you may be wrong.
Diseases and symptoms linked to mycotoxin exposure include fever, pneumonia-like symptoms, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, asthma, sinusitis, cancer, memory loss, brain fog, vision loss, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, depression, ADHD, anxiety, cancer, and liver damage. According to some current studies 93% of chronic sinus infections have been linked to mold! And if you have a genetic predisposition, you may be even more sensitive to its effects.
How do you get help when many medical doctors miss diagnose this cause your chronic illness? What are the best approaches to detoxify mycotoxins naturally inside your body and restore your health and wellness? What are the best ways to support the body’s detoxification process?
Did you know our office provides testing and Mold Detox Protocols that by strengthening the body can help you become healthier and not have to worry about mycotoxin issues. Yes holistic treatments using herbs, probiotics, supplements and chiropractic adjustments can all make your body “stronger” so that it can fend off these invaders that are making your “sick”. Our focus is on making you more “healthy” and in the process of using our holistic treatments we can see you lab markers improve! That is because a healthy body doesn’t have symptoms of chronic illness, that’s just not normal. Part of dealing with mold exposure is to find and eliminate the source of the exposure so it doesn’t come back. We work with you to find the the source, it can be your home or out in the community somewhere.
We use Organic Acids Test, Mold Organic Acids Screens and Chemical Exposure lab tests to specifically find out if your condition is related to mold or pollution exposure. Then using Nutrition Response Testing the doctor can “fine tune” a Program of natural support to help you get well. We do not diagnose or treat a specific disease but can target our Holistic or Natural Care Program based on your “weak” areas that we find on testing.
Call today for your appointment. Some of the testing may be covered by health insurance but unfortunately many times it is not. We have ways t make your testing and care affordable so call us today. 434-481-2012