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Student Club Training with Dr. Alex Grubish

This week, Dr. Alex Grubish, D.C. of The Wellness Way – Eau Claire spoke to The Wellness Way student club about “Mold: A Growing Health Epidemic.”

Dr. Alex Grubish, D.C. on “Mold: A Growing Health Epidemic

The issue of mold toxicity presents a daunting challenge, often leaving individuals feeling overwhelmed and hopeless after encountering dismissive responses from numerous healthcare providers. However, the journey towards addressing mold toxicity can also be immensely fulfilling, particularly when it brings renewed hope and relief to those who have been turned away by conventional medicine.

Understanding Mold:

Mold thrives in environments with moisture, capable of proliferating rapidly within 24 to 48 hours. It can manifest in various types depending on environmental conditions, including xerophilic (dry areas), mesophilic (moisture-rich reasons), and hydrophilic (associated with active leaks). Mold produces mycotoxins, harmful substances that pose health risks when inhaled or ingested.

Who’s at Risk:

Certain factors can increase susceptibility to mold toxicity, including gene mutations affecting methylation, higher fat tissue content in women facilitating toxin storage, exposure to heavy metals promoting mold growth, immunosuppression, and occupational hazards. Residents of regions with high humidity like California or Florida face elevated risks.

Symptoms and Diagnosis:

Mold toxicity can present a diverse array of symptoms ranging from ringing in the ears, extreme allergies, and heart arrhythmias to anxiety, brain fog, and a metallic taste in the mouth. Diagnosis involves comprehensive assessments, including stool analysis, food allergy testing, and specialized mold testing.

Mycotoxins and Health Effects:

Various mycotoxins such as Ochratoxin A, Aflatoxin, Citrinin, Gliotoxin, Zearalenone, and Mycophenolic Acid can target different systems, leading to neurological, hepatic, muscular, renal, and endocrine disturbances.

Preventive Measures:

Implementing preventive strategies involves maintaining indoor humidity below 50%, using air purifiers like My Triad Aer V3, cleaning with distilled vinegar or hydrogen peroxide, avoiding moldy foods and yeast-containing drinks, and even opening the windows.

Potential Supplements/Intervention:

  • Rehmannia: immune system support
  • Japanese Knotweed: support green pathway of the DUTCH and the methylation of estrogen metabolites
  • Ion Gut support: supports gut lining healing
  • Oregon Grape: digestive bitter and stimulates gallbladder
  • Colloidal Silver nasal spray: antifungal
  • Infrared sauna
  • IV therapy

Submitted by Maddie Eager


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