We focus on viruses, bacteria, and other foreign pathogens when it comes to our immune systems, but one sneaky threat many suffer from is MOLD. Many people have mold allergies or mold sickness but don’t know what the symptoms of mold sickness are, so don’t give the toxicity of mold a second thought.
How do we get Mold Sickness?
Mold can enter the home via open doors, heating, and air conditioning systems, and through the food, we eat. It can attach itself to clothing, shoes, workout gear, and even your dogs.
Mold can also grow indoors as a result of water damage and leaks.
The moment our bodies are exposed to mold, we are at threat of mold sickness.
Symptoms of Mold Sickness
Long-term exposure to mold and its extremely toxic byproducts – mycotoxins – can lead to stress on the immune system and subsequently, worsen autoimmune issues.
Some symptoms of mold sickness include:
- Memory issues
- Impaired cognitive abilities
- Increased anxiety
- Gut imbalances and dysbiosis
- Hormone dysregulation
- Disrupted neurotransmitters
- Hashimoto’s or suboptimal thyroid function
- Menstrual dysfunction and infertility
- Body aches
- Skin rashes
- Heart Disease
How Mold Affects Hormones
Mold and mycotoxins may compromise the cells that create the blood-brain barrier, which will allow harmful everyday toxins to enter the brain that normally wouldn’t have access to the brain. As a result of the mycotoxins entering the blood-brain barrier, the pituitary gland, which controls the release of hormones, is dysregulated, leading to hormonal issues. Dysregulation of the pituitary gland will affect the thyroid gland and its metabolism, as the thyroid is the master endocrine gland.
When the pituitary gland is dysregulated, the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), which is released by the pituitary gland, is affected, leading to a disruption of the T4 and T3 thyroid hormones. As a result of T3, the active thyroid hormone, being affected and mold-triggering states of autoimmunity, the metabolism, immunity, cognition, mood, and energy are affected.
Candida is a type of mold that affects estrogen and thyroid hormones. Candida increases estrogen levels, because candida feeds estrogen. Then, estrogen feeds candida, creating a vicious cycle where the mold multiplies and the hormones become even more out of balance. This cycle may lead to autoimmune thyroiditis and Hashimoto’s.
Mold may affect insulin, leading to PCOS, insomnia, hot flashes, and weight gain.
Moreover, a suppressed immune system compounded with mold in the gut may compromise the gut microbiome, leading to systemic inflammation, leaky gut, and worsened autoimmune disease.
The mitochondrial function will also be depressed; the cytotoxic byproducts of mold, called mycotoxins, suppress the mitochondria, leading to decreased cellular energy. This will negatively impact the thyroid’s ability to function.
How your Diet can cause Mold to Proliferate
Molds and fungi release oxalic acid. The gut bacteria, Oxalobacter, and other specific genes are responsible for breaking down oxalates in the body. However, dysbiosis, glyphosate in our food supply, and a compromised gut microbiome can deplete Oxalobacter. As a result, the body has a difficult time breaking down oxalates.
It becomes a vicious cycle:
When you layer moldy foods with oxalate foods and high amyloid foods, this cycle is exponentially worse, wreaking havoc on the body.
How to Eliminate Mold in Your Body
The effects of mold on the human body are nothing short of toxic. This is how to eliminate mold in the body and return your body to it’s healthy, mold-free state.
Remove Foods with Mold from your Diet
These include non-organic coffee, grapes, peas, pea protein, mushrooms, green beans, cantaloupe, green olives, corn, peanuts, brazil nuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, lentils, soy, and aged cheese.
Remove Oxalates from your Diet
Oxalates are in foods such as spinach, almonds, swiss chard, most nuts, berries, soy, grains, seeds, turmeric, beets, chocolate, and kiwi. By removing oxalates, the oxalate burden will be lessened, minimizing the mold.
Focus on Eating Wild Animal Protein
Wild animal protein, including elk, bison, deer, lamb, and wild fish contains the nutrients and protein to minimize mold, support healthy mitochondria, strengthen the immune system, and prevent chronic disease.
On the other hand, chicken and conventional beef contain amyloid proteins that not only trigger an increase in mold activity, but also cannot be broken down for usable amino acids and lead to Leaky Gut, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other diseases.
Take the Right Supplements
Quality supplements can help eliminate and recover from the damage mold sickness has caused to your overall health.
Let’s discover which supplement will help you eliminate mold sickness.
Supplements to Eliminate Mold Sickness
Ascent Diet Cleanse
The Ascent Diet Cleanse is designed to minimize mold burden, balance the microbiome in the gut, increase ATP in the mitochondria which give the cell energy to fight diseased and cancer cells, cleanse the liver and boost detoxification. As the system’s detoxification system is improved, oxalates and amyloids are detoxed more efficiently. Furthermore, the cleanse improves nutrient absorption, heals Leaky Gut, and improves microbiome balance; all of these factors can help fight mold toxicity.
The following supplements are included in the Ascent Diet Cleanse.
Accelerated Silver is a colloidal silver and nano silver solution made with proprietary Scalar Silver Technology® that helps your immune system’s ability to devitalize foreign pathogens that lead to mold overgrowth. By keeping the immune system strong, the body engages in anti-inflammatory processes, leading to optimal health, which encourages the elimination of mold and other pathogens.
Directions: Take 1 TBSP 3-5 times per day. Swish it in your mouth for one minute and then swallow.
Accelerated Keto turns your body into ketosis or fat-burning mode within 30 minutes and taps into its own fat stores for energy right away. While in ketosis, the body engages in “autophagy”, which is where it “cleans up” and recycles all of the diseased cells and reduces inflammation throughout the body. As the system is in autophagy, it is able to fight mold overgrowth more and “starve” the mold of the sugars that “feed” it.
Furthermore, Accelerated Keto increases ATP production, boosting mitochondrial health, and strengthening the immune system at the cellular level. This will only help reverse mold overgrowth even more. As the gut heals during ketosis, the body’s ability to detox from all things including oxalates and amyloids will improve.
Directions: Take 3-4 pills in the morning and fast until you are hungry. Stick to a low-carb diet at least for most of the day. If you incorporate carbs, have them with dinner and stick to whole foods.
In addition to helping reverse mold overgrowth, taking Accelerated Keto is the quickest way to start burning the excess calories, suppressing the appetite, and maintaining high levels of stable energy.
The additional ingredients in the Accelerated Keto break down saturated fats into unsaturated fats; this will help burn the dangerous visceral fat around the belly and the liver fat that lead to chronic disease and inhibit mold detoxification.
The more a person’s liver is defatted and unclogged, the easier it is for the liver to function in all areas including detoxifying the mold, oxalates and amyloids that lead to mold overgrowth and autoimmune disease.
The liver is also where the thyroid hormone converts T4 to T3, and as the liver function becomes better, the thyroid works better as well, increasing metabolism, mitochondrial function, immunity, and energy further. It is known when the thyroid isn’t functioning, the immune system suffers, digestion declines, and foreign pathogens can overwhelm the body.
Additionally, the Organic Mukul in the Accelerated Keto is known to break down fats in the body and provide an energy spark to burn those fats that it breaks down. It detoxifies the body and liver.
Acceleradine is antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, antibacterial and more; it helps minimize mold overgrowth increases ATP by 18 TIMES, which increases cellular energy, metabolism, caloric burn, brain function, physical performance, wound healing, fat burning, healthy apoptosis (destruction of diseased cells), and more. Apoptosis is the destruction of diseased and weak cells; there is a direct correlation between iodine and reducing diseased cells and foreign pathogens in the body. Furthermore, when ATP increases, energy and fat oxidation increase.
Acceleradine also helps improve metabolism and physical energy by supplying the necessary iodine for thyroid hormones. As the thyroid is functioning optimally and the ATP is maximized, mold overgrowth may reverse.
Directions: Start with 3 drops in water 3 times a day on an empty stomach. Increase by one drop per dose per day until you get to 25 drops three times a day. Best if followed with a pinch of Accelerated Ancient Salt on your tongue 15 minutes after each dose.
Accelerated Cellular Detox Powder
This organic detox powder soaks up the toxins, heavy metals, radiation, and mold “die off” which can lead to chronic disease and autoimmunity. It also coats the stomach and intestinal lining, reduces inflammation, helps with bloat and regularity, and alleviates issues like Crohn’s disease and Colitis. It also soaks up all of the toxins including amyloid proteins, mold, and others that can cause Leaky Gut. As inflammation is decreased, absorption of nutrients is improved and disease is minimized.
Directions: Take 1-2 tsp at night before bed in water or juice. Best to mix with a little apple cider vinegar or lemon, stevia, and water over ice.
Quintessential 0.9 supports homeostasis, rehydration and normal digestion while eliminating excess water retention. All of these factors lead to a stronger immune system. The solution achieves the same consistency as your blood plasma and consists of all the needed electrolytes and minerals. This 0.9 concentration can help replenish mineral and trace element levels, gently detoxify, support sleep, relaxation, and digestion.
Directions: Take 1-6 packets throughout the day.
Liver Flush Kit
The supplements in the Liver Flush Kit soften liver stones and prep the liver to release those stones into the toilet! As a result, detoxification improves, fat burning increases, and metabolic rate increases. A liver flush 3-4 times a year is needed for optimal liver function, immune system, detoxification, thyroid function, metabolism and fat burning. With hundreds of stones sitting in your liver, it isn’t able to break down fats for usable energy, to detox the body of toxins that cause chronic disease and cancer.
Liver Flush Instuctions
Laxa Komfort gently and naturally stimulates bowel movements. Regardless of how constipated you are, this can make having 2-3 movements a day occur consistently. Constipation can inhibit detoxification and lead to chronic disease.
Directions: Take 1 capsule before bed or with the Accelerated Detox Powder. Increase dosage until you have 2-3 bowel movements a day.
Accelerated Ancient Salt
Accelerated Ancient Salt is the only salt that holds a strong negative charge with Scalar technology used to enhance its frequency and ability to help “pull out” positively charged toxins, parasites, molds, and undigested fats. It is able to decrease any side effects from detoxification.
It is made from a mixture of five precious ancient seabed and sea salts from the Andes Mountains, Himalayas, and the U.S that is rich in minerals without chemicals, preservatives, excipients, stabilizers, and conditioners.
This salt optimizes detox and rehydration. On top of all the health benefits, it tastes amazing on your food.
Directions: Put a pinch on your tongue or in your water for hydration, nausea, and energy. Use liberally on food.
MegaMycoBalance is formulated with undecylenic acid and bee propolis to support healthy yeast and fungal balance in the body.
Undecylenic acid is an organic fatty acid derived from castor bean oil that supports a healthy balance of yeast in the gut. Bee propolis is a plant resin that bees use to line their hives.
MegaMycoBalance can support a healthy balance of vaginal flora by restoring balance to the intestinal flora.
The use of undecylenic acid successfully inhibits the formation of germ tubes (hyphae) thus restricting the growth of C. albicans (Candida). Bee Propolis is known for its antifungal properties and has been studied for its ability to inhibit yeast proliferation in the gut, even in fluconazole-resistant individuals.
Directions: Take 1 soft gel daily with or without a meal for 5 days. As tolerated, increase by 1 soft gel every few days to reach the total dose of 6 soft gels daily.
Mega IgG2000 has been shown to reduce gut permeability and improve intestinal absorption. Additionally, serum-derived immunoglobulins have a high binding affinity for a variety of endo and exotoxins secreted by microorganisms and mold.
Mega IgG2000 is a dairy-free immunoglobulin concentrate that supports healthy digestion, detoxification, and gut barrier function. Unlike other milk-derived immunoglobulins on the market, Mega IgG2000 is derived from bovine serum, making it lactose-free, casein-free, and β-lactoglobulin-free.
This unique alternative to bovine colostrum supports a healthy mucosal immune system by maintaining healthy gut barrier function.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.