- Matthew Hemmerle DC
Healing Mold: Brain, Home, Body
Updated: Mar 15, 2021
Mold is one of the quickest growing challenges to our health and it is getting worse every year. The development of modern building techniques, exacerbation by growing electrical signaling (EMF's) and a general unawareness has created a perfect storm for the worsening of mold illness.
If you are part of the 25% of people (in the US equals about 80 million people!) who have the genetics that make them highly sensitive to mold by reducing their ability to clear these toxins, chances are you are already suffering from health challenges. These genes are referred to as your HLA typing and looks like the image below. It can appear very confusing which makes it important to work with a practitioner who understands what this means for your specific case. We will dive into common symptoms for those susceptible to severe mold illness, but it is important to first note that no two people are alike when it comes to mold illness.
For the remaining 75%, mold and mycotoxins act as an additional burden in what we call your, “toxic load”. This is the cumulative total of all toxins that you are exposed to including herbicides, pesticides, plastics, toxic cosmetics, pollution in the air and water and of course, mold.
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