Mold toxicity isn’t on a lot of doctors’ radar so unless they “get it”, they will often they just treat your major symptoms as the illness. This mean that your symptom is being treated and not the root cause. You may feel somewhat better, but if you are not reducing your toxic load and are still being exposed to the mold source, then you won’t be able to be fully well again.
If you have a few of the symptoms listed on the About Mold Illness page, then it is worth considering. If mold has been found in your home or workspace, then changes are you are being affected. If you are living in a place with musty or other smells, even if you haven’t found visible mold AND you are just not feeling good, you probably have mold in your home somewhere. If you do not have mold exposure and you have several of these symptoms, then you may have a heavy metal or some other type of environmental toxicity. When the “toxic load” in your body is too high. your body struggles to function. You will need to reduce that toxic load in order to feel better.
Regardless of which doctor you choose and his/her treatment plan, the goal of your doctor will be to decrease the toxic load on your body. There are two main ways to treat mold toxicity:
With a medical detox program, the doctor may use any of the following to treat your toxicity issue:
- oxygen therapy
- vitamin IVs
- deep breathing exercises
- ionic footbaths
- supplements and vitamins
Cholestyramine is a cholesterol drug that has been found to bind with toxins and pull them out of the body. Although effective, it is also known to cause constipation which is directly opposite to what you are trying to do…eliminate from the body.
This treatment may be faster than going with a more holistic approach. But be careful with this approach if you don’t have high cholesterol.