Molds are everywhere
Mold has and will always live with us. Yet the environment of poor air movement is what creates the damage. Therefore we need to think about mold. The links provided will bring you to Amazon and the most powerful tools. Click the button to get to the collection of books within an Amazon list.
Molds are fungi that produce toxins to pollute their environment. Why do they do that? To defend their inhabitant and keep other molds from growing there - humans inhaling those are just collateral damage. In outdoor spaces where air can freely circulate, mold is no issue, even not in old-growth, moldy forests. Problematic are our modern houses, so well insinuated and built from impermeable plywood with no gaps where air can move through. Back in the days, log homes or houses build from purely wooden planks and stones provided enough gaps for air to circulate and help to avoid growth. That falls away today.
Mold then can poison you through their array of mycotoxins to the extent that molds can infest humans. Symptoms are often expresses based on their neurotoxicity in symptoms like depression, mood disorders and fatigue. All pretty common, yet unspecific issues.
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Fortunately, a few devices and habits can help to avoid mold growth. There are even plenty of Petri dish tests to monitor mold growth in the rooms of your home. And if it comes that far, certain supplements can help your body detoxify:
Air Purifier* - mold needs moisture to grow, humidifiers remove this parameter, as well as dust and other particles. They come in different sizes depending on room size.
Mold Test Kits* - they come as Petri dishes just leave them in a room for the prescribed number of days, send them in and get your results.
Activated Charcoal* - binds unspecifically to all kinds of toxins within your gut, because of its pore size
Omega-3 in High Doses* - because of its anti-inflammatory effects. Choose quality to avoid heavy metals.
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) - NAC unfortunately got banned because of COVID. God only knows why. NAC is potent in increasing glutathione levels and fend off mold toxins that way.
Glutathione* - your body's master antioxidant. Direct supplementation is inferior to NAC, yet better than none.
I never thought about mold. Until a few months ago. I listened to an episode of Paul Saladino's podcast where he interviewed Evan Brand on molds. I highly recommend this episode.
This set me out on a path to dive down the mold rabbit hole and see why the problem arises, how we can avoid it, and what to do about it once it manifested.
Toxic by Neil Nathan* - This book greatly covers environmental toxins, like our friend mold can be, and lines out a solution to it.