Mold Toxicity is Real. Here’s How to Test for it.
It’s all in her head. Many people think that individuals with mold sensitivity are exaggerating symptoms. Most physicians don’t test for mold toxicity and only deal with symptoms that point to regular medical issues. On a weekly basis, we almost always see an individual that is experiencing physical weakness and pain that is not attributable to common illnesses and normally have a countertop full of prescriptions that don’t help solve the problem.
Here’s just one recent example:
Everyone knows how energetic those brown truck delivery drivers are; they jump in and out of the truck all day and carry heavy packages. They are all in great shape and in excellent health. We received a call from one of those drivers and he could not get out of bed for two weeks. He had no energy and complete malaise had set in; his body just said ‘no’ to getting up. He had been to a few different doctors trying to find the cause of his complete exhaustion. Finally, one doctor told him to have his house checked. When we arrived, he explained his condition and showed us the anti-depressants one doctor had prescribed thinking his malaise was from depression. After inspecting the home, we found Stachybotrys, a toxin producing mold behind the paneling in his bedroom. Sure enough, a week after removing the mold this delivery driver was back on the street armed again with his high energy. It wasn’t a form of depression making this person sick, it was mold toxicity.
Why Mold Toxicity?
Many mold-toxic individuals have a significantly compromised ability to detoxify, meaning the toxins have literally poisoned the very system needed to remove those toxins – the liver, GI tract, kidneys, and lymphatic system – which can be difficult to identify on normal medical tests.
We have numerous customers that have expressed serious problems with mold toxicity. Every one of them had been to doctors requesting help. For the most part, physicians are examining the patient and not understanding the environment that caused the experienced symptoms.
How to Test for Mold Toxicity
There are two (2) urine tests that can be performed, and each has a different methodology for analyzing the sample. The recommendation is to use both because sometimes the body will not eliminate the toxins for detection without a stimulus such as oral glutathione causing the body to perspire, which loosens the toxins and makes them easier to detect in the urine samples.
Here are a couple of laboratories that perform the recommended urine tests:
- RealTime Laboratories in Lewisville, Texas offers a Mycotoxin Urine Test, a simple urine test for some of the most common mycotoxins that cause illnesses (ochratoxins, aflatoxins gliotoxin and trichothecenes).
- Great Plains Laboratory in Lenexa, Kansas offers Mycotox Profile, a urine mycotoxin test that is recommended for aiding in determining if the body is shutting down due to a toxic exposure.
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