In this podcast, we discussed what symptoms of mold can look like and how everyone can be affected differently. Some immune systems reach the “toxicity level” faster than others, triggering negative health effects. We also touch on how these reactions don’t just develop in adults, they develop in children and pets as well.
Symptoms can include:
- Joint pain, muscle aches, pain, stiffness
- Fatigue, weakness
- Coughing, shortness of breath
- Hay Fever like symptoms, sore throat
- Headaches, migraine
- Stomach pain, leaky gut
- Eye irritation – watery, burning, stinging, itchy eyes
- Skin irritation
When it comes to treatment, individuals experiencing mold exposure need to deal with both their homes and their bodies.
Step one: Remove yourself from the mold exposure
Step two: Remediate your home
Step three: Undergo treatments to begin detoxifying your body
We chat about functional medicine vs western medicine when it comes to treatment protocols. When it comes to detoxifying your body though, the best method is to first identify what’s causing the symptoms in the first place, then form a treatment program around fixing the issue. As for the length of time it takes for recovery, it depends on the severity of the reactions.
We also discuss the various routes molds take to come into a home and why it’s so important to take preventative measures to stop them. If molds are already in your home, we go over how to remediate and why it’s important to completely get rid of every contaminate present.
Give a listen below!
About Rebecca Huff:
Rebecca Huff a.k.a. That Organic Mom is a mother to 6 children. She left the business world to pursue her number one passion, her children. Making a commitment to improving the current and future health of her own family and educating her sphere of influence, she has spent over a decade researching, creating, and implementing healthier lifestyle choices. Her goal is to help transform families into Wellness Warriors through Baby Steps that are doable by anyone. Encouraging and coaching other moms has been a passion close to her heart. Her hobbies include collecting cookbooks from all over the world, creating nutritious menus and recipes. Her favorite motto is, “There is no moderate amount of a toxic substance!”
About Michael Rubino
Michael Rubino, Author of The Mold Medic: An Expert’s Guide on Mold Removal, is the authority on mold remediation. As President of HomeCleanse, Rubino specializes in working with people who are immunocompromised or have acute and sustained reactions to mold exposure. Rubino provides solutions that not only get rid of mold sources, but also get rid of the contamination created by those mold sources using his proprietary “Home Detox” method. He is a council certified Mold Remediator by IICRC and ACAC and a contributing member, sponsor, and speaker for the Indoor Air Quality Association.