Lately, ProHealth has been sharing articles about how mold toxicity is an important, but often overlooked co-condition in people with chronic Lyme disease. Many people, not just those with Lyme—are sick from mold illness, but those with chronic health conditions such as Lyme may be even more susceptible to the effects of mold, since Lyme hamstrings the immune system in such a way that makes it more vulnerable to environmental assaults of all kinds, including mold.
In her article, Is Toxic Mold Exposure the Cause of Your Symptoms? Jill Carnahan, MD, shares about mold illness; how to identify it in your home or workplace, symptoms that are commonly associated with mold, and how to test and treat your home and body for it.
Dr. Carnahan also describes her Low Mold Diet, which describes foods that are safe and not safe for people with mold illness to consume. Healthy food for people battling mold illness include fresh, organic meat, poultry and fish; low glycemic vegetables and fruits, nuts and seeds, and healthy oils. Higher-glycemic fruits, canned, boxed and processed foods, sugar, cheese, and high amounts of most grains and legumes are some foods that can feed mold and exacerbate mold symptoms. To read more, click here.
Other good resources on mold include Dave Asprey’s interview MOLDY, Ritchie Shoemaker, MDs site: www.SurvivingMold.com, and Neil Nathan, MDs new book, Mold and Mycotoxins. Because mold illness is a complex condition to diagnose and treat and there is some controversy surrounding the best way to do that, it is a good idea to consult multiple sources when learning about the effects of mold and mycotoxins upon the body.