Toxic Mould

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This article is a companion piece to Mould Is A Super-Toxin and is largely based on the work of Dr. Margaret Christensen, Dr. Mark Hyman, both of whom have had devastating mould infections, along with Dr. Tom O’Bryan and the ground breaking insights of Dr. Doug Kaufmann.

This article is the second in a two part introduction to the severe dangers of mould infection. Mould Is A Super-Toxin is the first article, and should be read in conjunction with this one.

Subsequent articles further explore potential outcomes of mould, yeast and fungal infections, as well as offering protocols for remediation.

Articles in the series:

Toxic Mould

Mould & Hormone Health

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

How To Heal From Mould Infections

Essential Oils For Mould

Related: 

Essential Oils For Fungal Infections

Thieves Oil 2020 :: to prevent and relieve bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections.

Oregano & Nigella Sativa Preparation for fungal and parasitic infections.

If antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria are super-bugs, then electromagnetically supercharged mould is a super-toxin!

With the advent of radio signalling, which has been around since the first world war, (and was understood to be, even back then, carcinogenic and profoundly adverse to human health), we have created an environment within which mycotoxins, or mould, can truly thrive. Since the introduction of global microwave technologies, such as WiFi and mobile phone networks, the whole world is acting like an accelerator chamber for out-of-control, super-toxic mould.

The greater the level of WiFi, and microwave technologies, the greater the level of mould… It’s growing increasingly difficult to treat mould illness / mould sensitivity in a WiFi drenched environment.

Mould Is A Super-Toxin

Toxic Mould

Toxic mould is a lot more serious than we think. Hopefully this article, and its companion piece Mould Is A Super-Toxin will provide you with all of the insights needed to take this contaminant seriously… even if modern medicine doesn’t.

The medical facts reported in this and other mould related articles are not taught in medical school.

Is Mould Making You Sick?

Too many people have had mystery illnesses FOR YEARS, only to be told by multiple doctors to just “take some meds.”

Or, because their tests come back clear they tell you, “it’s all in your head’. Or, perhaps even worse, ‘there’s nothing wrong with you”.

This is NOT helpful! The truth is that there’s no perfect set of tests to reveal what is going on, especially in this ever-changing world, where the detrimental effects of new technologies are completely misunderstood by most practitioners… this includes complementary health practitioners as well as medical doctors.

The truth is, we think we know a lot more about health than we actually do. And, this even includes primary functions of the body as well as environmental and emotional factors. It’s just a shame that certain health professionals are unable to admit their limitations and are thus too quick to blame the patient. This blame can be as harmful  as any infection or emotional trauma, and can serve to exacerbate the condition of the patient.

Use Thieves Oil 2020 :: as a preventative preparation to ward off bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections.

Follow The Money!

Just as nutritional cures are not profitable, neither is the acknowledgement that mould and fungal, yeast infections can actually prove life threatening.

Why? Well, that’s simple. Antibiotics, which are immensely profitable, kill bacteria, and it’s our bacteria which protect us from yeast infections… So… if everyone knew how dangerous mould was then antibiotics would cease to be marketable over night!

In Mould Is A Super-Toxin there’s a video featuring Dr. Doug Kaufmann in which he explains how cancer used to be called Micotoxicosis, created by the mycotoxins from mould in our environments.

He also explains that mould is routinely fed to lab animals in order to give them cancer.  

Kaufman hypothesises that antibiotics could be giving us cancer because bacteria kills mould, but when antibiotics are taken, which wipes out our microbiome, aka the immune system, predominantly comprised of thousands of different strains of bacteria, as well as some viruses and some yeasts, then mould is able to take a stronghold in our bodies.

Basically, in the absence of our bacterial defence, mould has a field day.

And this is true of other co-infections, like parasites and bacterial and viral infections etc.

Plus, there are many other underlying environmental and emotional factors which contribute to out compromised immunity. Genetics play a very small role in these issues, but because of environmental and other toxic exposures, hereditary genetic predispositions are set to rise in the future.

Other significant contributing factors are covered in the following articles:

Sadly, we live in such a polluted and emotionally stressful world that it is growing increasingly difficult to reveal the true root causes of what is making us unwell. However, the reality is, that anything which undermines our immunity and emotional equilibrium are all contributing to the toxic burden on our bodies.

For this reason I advocate a systematic exploration into all of the potential root causes of illness to establish the specifics of each individual situation.

It is time to truly take responsibility for our own health, and ultimately become our own doctors. Only our bodies know what is really going on… we just need to learn how to read them, and take care of them.

Many of the resources on this website act as an introduction to the main avenues of exploration open to you. I hope you read much of it, and share it with others who will also benefit from the insights it contains.

Hopefully you, and your family and friends, will use this website as a springboard into further research via many of the recommended avenues of enquiry provided… and lead you to a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life. That is my greatest wish in putting all of this information together.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Mould Infection?

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Full-spectrum emotional issues: severe mood swings, anxiety & depression, as well as other psychological disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain in muscles & joints
  • Neurologic symptoms
  • Brain disrepair, confusion & disorientation, learning difficulties, ADD
  • Tremours
  • Autoimmune conditions / Inflammation
  • Insomnia
  • Asthma and bronchitis
  • Chronic gastrointestinal issues, bloating & gas
  • Significant allergies
  • EMF hypersensitivity, aka electromagnetic field sensitivity from wireless technologies such as WiFi
  • Chemical hypersensitivity – anything scented (this is an Histamine Response)
  • Food & environmental sensitivities
  • Physical weakness / poor grip / dropping things
  • Hair loss
  • Most common cause of asthma
  • Nausea
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, (IBS)
  • Recurrent ear, tonsil, strep, pneumonia, & bronchiectasis etc…
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Waking up feeling hungover
  • Chronic sinusitis & upper respiratory infections

It is believed that 96% of all sinusitis is caused by mould.

How Does Toxic Mould Affect Us?

In a lot of cases toxic mould suppresses the immune system, 80% of which is in the gut, and then opportunistic viral and bacterial infections take a hold. In people that are already immuno-suppressed, due to antibiotic use and poor diet etc. the impact of mould toxicity is pretty severe.

All alt med people recognise they’re performing “environmental medicine” these days.

And, mould is not just affecting the gut, it is compromising the blood brain barrier and getting into the brain, where it is wreaking havoc.

60% to 65% of Alzheimer’s patients are clinically determined to be inhalation Alzheimer’s.

The blood brain barrier is a bit like a cheesecloth around the brain, preventing anything other than really small molecules from getting through.

According to Tom O’Bryan, we can’t have an inflammatory disorder of the brain unless we have a breach of the blood brain barrier, aside from when there is severe trauma. Otherwise our Depression, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Bipolar and Anxiety etc. can’t happen.

How PRP’s calm down the inflammation in the brain. – Dr. Tom O’Bryan

Statins

Statins are essentially a mycotoxin
Ivor Cummins – in the video below
 
 

The  Glymphatic System

We have a separate immune system in the brain called the Glymphatic system, which is comprised of the Glial Cells

Glia, also called glial cells or neuroglia, are non-neuronal cells in the central nervous system, comprised of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which extends to the extremities of the body.

Glial cells perform several important functions within the body. They maintain homeostasis, form myelin, the protective coating around our nerves, and provide support and protection for neurons.

When the blood brain barrier is breeched by things like artificial fragrances and mould etc, the glial cells produce chemical combatants to deal with these large molecules However, this defensive action does not deal with the root cause of the problem and so, over time, an inflammatory response, which becomes chronic, is activated.

What Happens When Mould Breaches The Blood Brain Barrier?

The way in which the breaching of the blood brain barrier is played out is all down to our own genetic weakness and how we have lived our lives. Exposures to mould, the use of antibiotics and a poor diet, coupled with a taste for cigarettes or alcohol, or both, will leave us prone to developing all manner of conditions. But, it’s our own unique set of circumstances, and the particular genes we have activated which will determine what condition we develop as a consequence…

One person will succumb to depression, another will suffer from seizures, and someone else will develop Multiple Sclerosis.

This is called epigenetics, which essentially means that our genes are turning on and off all the time, depending on what we do and think, what we eat, or don’t eat, and what environmental toxins and chemicals we are exposed to, and how often.

How Do Mould Infections Work?

The nature of mould infection is progressive. One thing leads to another… with symptoms worsening until chronic conditions are established.

Skin Issues

In Skin Conditions I explain how the skin is a great indicator of a deeper problem. Mould infection is a prime example.

This is because the first sign of mould exposure is usually dermatological. We usually have a histamine response, aka an allergic reaction, and then we tend to break out in a rash, which, sadly, and disastrously, usually goes on to be treated by steroids.

****Steroids, such as prednisone, are a leading cause of degenerative bone disorders like Osteoporosis.

Skin conditions like Psoriasis are, unsurprisingly, a big indicator of mould. Mould undermines the immune system and Psoriasis ensues.

Gut Issues

Gut problems manifest in all manner of ways, including; SIBO, SIFO, nausea, bloating, heartburn, gas, abdominal pain, allergies and chemical sensitivities etc. Refer to this comprehensive article devoted to digestive health for a full explanation of the importance of healthy digestive function and learn how to heal and look after your gut.

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Hormonal Issues

Hormonal problems include hormonal disruption, PMS, endometriosis, early menopause, infertility, birth defects, thyroid issues and adrenal insufficiency, night sweats, (a real red flag if men are having them!)…

In men we’re seeing a lot more instances of lowered testosterone, CFS, aka chronic fatigue syndrome, and Fibromyalgia, (these are neurological issues at their root, but have an hormonal component).

****The gut produces and regulates the majority of our hormones.

Sleep Disturbance

Sleep disruption in both men and women is common with mould infections.

If sleep issues don’t respond to increased magnesium intake, then mould infection may be indicated.

Psychiatric Symptoms

Anxiety & Depression , Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia. Sufferers sometimes have hallucinations.

***Certain fungi are known to cause hallucinations… the most commonly used hallucinogen by people taking elicit drugs are ‘Magic Mushrooms’ which grow in the UK and around the world.

Anxiety & Depression, especially if we’ve been exposed to Serious Adverse Childhood Events, aka ACE’s.

****The gut produces 90% of our serotonin and is pivotally important for neurotransmitters like Dopamine and GABA. All of these Neurotransmitters are fundamentally important for our mental health and happiness.

Neurological disorders include: Autoimmune encephalitis, PANS and PANDAS – spectrum disorders like ADD, Autism etc

PANS = children with Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) have an acute onset – within 2 to 3 days – of neuropsychiatric symptoms, specifically OCD or tics (involuntary, purposeless movements)

*All of these conditions have inflammation as a precursor and many are now considered to be autoimmune diseases. This is even true of anxiety and depression.

Inflammation is reversible.

Autoimmunity

Autoimmune encephalitis refers to a group of conditions that occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy brain cells, leading to inflammation of the brain. People with autoimmune encephalitis may have various neurologic and/or psychiatric symptoms.

There can be a toxic mould component to Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s etc.

Moulds cause full spectrum autoimmune issues… everything from Thyroid issues to encephalitis, and rheumatoid arthritis to Type 1 Diabetes, Crohn’s, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Ginger Improves Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis, Enhances Quality of Life

Read the following article to learn more about autoimmunity and how to reduce inflammation :: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

Addiction Issues Are Prevalent With Mould Infection

Alcoholism and drug addiction are common with mould infection. The mycotoxins and fungal infections in our bodies can really change our behaviour, creating food addictions to things like sugar and carbs. And, they can make us even turn to harder substances like alcohol and drugs in order to self-medicate. Others will turn to immersive video game-playing, or gaming, as an attempt to escape the physical and emotional pain as well as other afflictions.

But, on a more positive note, once people have moved to a clean environment, and have detoxed the toxins from their symptoms, these secondary issues, like addiction, largely go away.

Impaired Immunity

Moulds are carcinogenic . The functional medicinal view is that mycotoxins are very immuno-suppressive, and they disrupt and prevent our bodies from detoxifying, so cancer cells can accumulate. However, Dr, Doug Kaufmann postulates that mycotoxins ARE cancer… and his argument is VERY compelling.

Go to Mould Is A Super-Toxin and watch his two videos… they will blow your mind!

Co-infections

Co-infections are occurring due to the immune-suppression caused by mould infection, aside from cancer. Things like Lyme Disease, and Shingles are typical. (The immune system keeps the chicken pox virus at bay in a nerve, but when we’re immune-suppressed, and not getting rid of toxins, it gets out and causes the rash and neurological pain.)

Next in this series of Mould articles: How To Heal From Mould Infections.

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

Rachel Wild is the Creative Director at Wild As The Wind. She's been a professional writer for print and digital publication for more years than she cares to remember. She is no longer a 'writer for rent', now very gratefully, devoting all of her time to her passion... writing about health and well-being and sharing it as far and wide as she can. (Please help her!)

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