How To Heal From Mould Infections

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In Toxic Mould and Mould Is A Super-Toxin the facts about the dangers of mould and fungal infections have been laid bare. The results aren’t pretty. Mould is severely detrimental to our health and can be life threatening if it goes untreated.

These articles are joined by Essential Oils For Fungal Infections and Anti-Fungal, Insect Repellent & Salve which provide valuable information on how to combat common yeast / fungal infections with topical treatments.

Mild Fungal Infections

Mild or acute fungal infections respond well to gentle aromatherapy oils like Tea Tree Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil.

If you have a mild or acute fungal infection then there’s no need to read the rest of this article. Simply follow the links to the the articles above to learn more about the gentler, but less potent, essential oils which are ideal for mild infections.

But, if you have a virulent fungal infection, or you are experiencing serious mould issues then please continue reading.

Serious Fungal & Mould Infections

Serious fungal and mould infections are best dealt with by Thieves 2020 Essential Oil or Oregano & Nigella Sativa Preparation.

Wild As The Wind also provide a pre-diluted option of Thieves 2020 Essential Oil.

Thieves Oil 2020 is the pre-blended version of Thieves 2020 Essential Oil which is suitable for topical application, and can be used on our skin directly out of the bottle. It is only suitable for those who are ten years or over, however.

Thieves Comprehensive Essential Oil is suitable for the under tens, but must be diluted before being applied topically.

Thieves 2020 Essential Oil is ideal for environmental use, and can be added to eco cleaning products where mould is in evidence. 

All versions of Wild as the Wind Thieves Oil are potently antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic, and capable of killing moulds.

These various forms of Thieves Oil can also be used as preventative preparations to ward off bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections, or as an immune-boosting support if you have any of these.

Plus, it is possible to either use Thieves Oil 2020 or Oregano & Nigella Sativa Preparation to treat chronic fungal infections, like toenail fungus.

Essential Oils For Mould and Natural Home Cleaning Products have been written to help us kill mould in our external environments.

Mycotoxicity is a common issue for those with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance, both of which cause systemic inflammation, as do autoimmune conditions. It is, therefore, important to read Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Essential Oils to learn more about this condition, and what can be done about it.

This article chronicles the different methods of treating chronic internal yeast and fungal infections, and mycotoxicity.

How To Heal From Mould Infections

Mould infections are extremely common. But, their severity and numbers are downplayed by the medical community, because if the truth were known about mould / yeast / fungus, then more of us would refuse to be treated by Penicillin.

Penicillin kills bacteria, because it is a by-product of mould. Mould kills bacteria if the bacteria are outnumbered, and bacteria kills mould if there are more bacteria than mould.

We need the bacteria within our digestive tract to digest food and protect our health… This good bacteria makes up the lions share of the microbiome.

Our digestive health is profoundly important and plays a vital role where our immunity is concerned. The microbiome within our gut accounts for 80% of our immune system. 

However, there are friendly fungi, just like there are friendly bacteria in our microbiome, without which we would fail to thrive.

The fungal equivalent of the microbiome is the mycobiome!

Learn more about the importance of the mycobiome. In this podcast Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum and Afif Ghannoum discuss how fungi work in the human gut, describing the way in which fungus is either beneficial, neutral, or detrimental to our health.

We also have friendly viruses within our microbiome.

Nigella Sativa Seed Oil

Nigella Sativa Seed Oil has been coined as “the cure for everything but death”. Somewhat unsurprisingly it has long been used for mould / yeast infections.

The effect of an aqueous extract of Nigella sativa seeds was studied on candidiasis in mice. … These results indicate that the aqueous extract of Nigella sativa seeds exhibits inhibitory effect against candidiasis and this study validates the traditional use of the plant in fungal infections.

NCBI

Essential Oils For Treating Fungal Infections

A lot of essential oils are anti-fungal, with Oregano Essential Oil being the most potent. But, Cinnamon Essential Oil, and Clove Essential Oil are very potent also. 

All of these essential oils is in Wild As The Wind Thieves Oil 2020

However, some of the essential oils in this preparation may be contraindicated for you, so please read on…

Nigella Sativa Seed Oil is also found in Thieves Oil 2020, which also exerts an anti-fungal action.

Learn more about Wild As The Wind Thieves Oil 2020 in the article :: Using Thieves Oil 2020…

Consider Myrrh Essential Oil For Mild & Serious Infections…

The aromatherapy oils in Thieves Oil 2020 are ideal for well bedded-in, chronic fungal infections, but if you only have a mild, acute fungal infection, then aromatherapy oils like Tea Tree Essential Oil and Myrrh Essential Oil should be considered.

Myrrh Essential Oil has been shown to be profoundly anti-tumour in cancer trials… it is also an excellent anti-fungal and mould treatment.

Nigella Sativa Seed Oil and Oregano Essential Oil

A combination of Nigella Sativa Seed Oil and Oregano Essential Oil can be used for the treatment of parasitic infections, but the same protocol can be used for chronic fungal infections / mould.

Autoimmune Complications

If you have autoimmune conditions, which could be a consequence of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, (MCAS), then some of the essential oils in Thieves Oil 2020 and Thieves 2020 Essential Oil should be avoided.

This is an except from a full article about MCAS, (follow the link above to read the full article):

Essential Oils To Avoid If You Have MCAS & Histamine Intolerance

There are some essential oils you should avoid if you have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance, because they will exert effects which may make your symptoms worse.

  • Cinnamon Essential Oil (histamine liberating)
  • Citrus Essential Oils should not be used internally
  • Clove Essential Oil (histamine liberating)
  • Nutmeg Essential Oil (histamine liberating)

Complementary Treatments For Chronic Fungal Conditions

Lipid Replacement Therapy

The lipid, or fat, known as Phosphatidylcholine, can be used in a treatment known as Lipid Replacement Therapy in order to achieve cell membrane repair.

What does Phosphatidylcholine do in the body?

Because the body uses Phosphatidylcholine to make a brain chemical called Acetylcholine, there is also some interest in using it for treating “brain-centred” conditions such as memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, manic-depressive disorders, and a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia.

Lipid Replacement Therapy is essentially a natural medicine approach to replacing damaged lipids within cellular membranes and organelles thereby restoring their function.

Nutritional Protocols To Combat Mould

It goes without saying that yeast should be avoided in those suffering from yeast / fungal infections. But, things like grains, coffee and chocolate are regularly contaminated with mould, and so should also be avoided unless the purest forms of these foods can be sourced.

Corn and wheat are the most commonly mould-contaminated crops, but cotton crops are also often contaminated. So, avoiding tampon use is important.

Start this brilliant video at 21.00 minutes to understand how disastrous mycotoxins in grains are for our health. But, if you have the time to watch the whole video it will likely change your life, and your health, forever!

Recovering From Mycotoxicity

The following supplements and healthy practices can be incorporated into a yeast-free diet.

  • Magnesium and B Vitamins are crucial for body repair
  • Daily bowel movement – minimally
  • Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2(7)
  • Getting out in nature
  • Good circadian rhythm function / avoiding too much exposure to EMF’s
  • Drinking enough water to ensure good kidney function
  • Liver detox… see :: Morning Detox Protocols & Coffee Enemas using a premium quality organic coffee
  • Up-regulate lymphatic drainage systems with regular gentle exercise, and down-stream detox pathways like liver and kidneys..
  • Keep sinuses cleansed / flushed out with saline solution so if we are breathing mould in we’re not triggering it
  • Check for other issues, like heavy metals and EMF which exacerbate mould infection etc… Plus, are there other fungal infections which need treating?
  • Adopt an anti-inflammatory diet – no grains and dairy… sorry!

When detoxing mould we need to use binding agents like activated grapefruit pectin and zeolite clay as well as the appropriate repair agents like phosphatidylcholine in addition to the missing nutrients listed directly above.

Avoid Mouldy Products & Foods That Feed Fungal Infection

  • Grains
  • Sugar
  • Fermented foods like Kombucha, Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Miso, Yogurt & Kefir.
  • Preserved meats
  • Coffee & chocolate can be very mouldy
  • Cotton

***Most cotton is infected with aflatoxins, so do not use tampons.

Most grains are pretty mouldy, and it’s the moulds we eat daily that feed the microbiome. The microbiome is not just bacteria. It’s comprised of viruses, moulds and fungus as well as bacteria.

When we eat mouldy grains it’s often not enough to make us sick, but if we already have an accumulation of mould then it’ll fuel more mould growth in our microbiomes. The toxins these mould infections produce will leech out into the bloodstream, and which will cause systemic inflammation from mould metabolites.

Ozone Therapy

Ozone is a colourless gas comprised of three oxygen atoms. It is administered to improve the intake and use of oxygen within an ailing body, and to activate the immune system.

Like Oregano Essential Oil and Tea Tree Essential Oil, Ozone Therapy is know to reduce and eliminate the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa.

Vitamin C & Glutathione shots are also used as an alternative medical modality for mould / yeast overgrowth, and can be very helpful. However, their efficacy pales when compared to that of the detoxifying abilities of Ozone Therapy.

Ozone therapy is available in the UK from a small number of specialist clinics. There is one such clinic in Somerset, in Cheddar.

Infrared Saunas

Perhaps a better alternative to Ozone Therapy is the use of Infrared Saunas? I suggest this due to cost as opposed to efficacy levels.

Infrared therapy is one of the best available methods to purge mould toxicity, so this fact coupled with affordability makes it a very attractive option. A regular schedule of 1 to 3 sauna sessions per week works well to detoxify mould toxins over time. The mycotoxins are released through sweating.

Regular saunas will also work to a degree, but are a lot less efficient. This is mainly due to the fact the body heats up a lot more in a conventional sauna, which a lot of people can’t tolerate for long enough to reap the optimal benefits of each sauna session. Infrared saunas do not heat the body like a conventional sauna and so provide a comfortable environment to sit and read a book or listen to music etc…

The next article in this series on Mould Toxicity will cover what predisposes us to mould toxicity, and what factors can prevent us from healing even when we follow all of the above protocols to the letter.

Additional Reading

Toxic Mold and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Mold, Histamine Intolerance, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Everything You Need to Know

How to Do a Castor Oil Pack

Disclaimer

The information provided is not intended to replace the medical directives of your healthcare provider. This information is not meant for the diagnosis of health issues. If you are pregnant, have serious or multiple health concerns, consult with your healthcare provider before using essential oils or associated products. If you experience any complications or adverse reactions contact your healthcare provider.

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Another resource you may find useful can be found by following the link below. *Please note, I use sources from the Recommended Resources list as well as sources from the Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources list when researching articles for the Wild As The Wind Blog.

Best Healthcare and Skincare Information Sources.

Wild As The Wind use a number of resources when deciding which essential oil formulas to put together for optimal healing and efficacy, as well as to support any health claims we may make.

We use the industry ‘bible’ on essential oil safety: Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals [2nd Edition] by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, to establish the safety of the Wild As The Wind formulations.

We owe a particular debt to GreenMedInfo, and, of course, the teachings of Penny Price and Patricia Davis.

Many of the scientific studies used to inform the claims made on this website are via GreenMedInfo, as well as via Dr. Josh Axe, Ty Bollinger on the Truth About Cancer website as well as, on the odd occasion, Dr. Eric Zielinski

Other resources include:

  • PubMed
  • WebMD
  • Robert Tisserand
  • Dr. Robert Pappas
  • AromaWeb
About Rachel Wild

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