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How does mold affect your health?

November 25, 20234 min read

For everything we hear about mold, you’re probably left wondering, ‘why is mold bad’ and, more importantly, ‘is mold dangerous?’ Here’s some critical information to ensure you know how to identify mold and the dangers posed by mold growth.

But what is mold? 

​​Mold is a type of fungus that grows in multicellular structures called hyphae. These hyphae produce mold spores that are found indoors and outdoors. Although mold spores are found everywhere, to grow, mold requires moisture. Therefore, mold can be particularly prevalent in refrigerators and shower rooms after a water pipe leak or in the aftermath of flooding. There are thousands of mold species; some produce everyday things like medicine (penicillin) and food. However, mold growing in your home or business can be detrimental, causing property damage and health issues.

So, why is mold bad? Mold growth in or around your property is dangerous for two reasons:

First, when mold starts to grow, it feeds on the materials it grows on, resulting in irreversible damage. 

Second, mold releases tiny spores and byproducts into the air, which can irritate or cause many illnesses. If these are breathed in, they can cause respiratory problems. Stachybotrys Chartarum (black mold) is one common mold found in properties that can lead to such issues.

On top of that, you don’t always know when you’re exposed to toxic mold. The symptoms of mold-induced toxicity are often vague – fatigue, memory problems, gut issues, and muscle aches – so it’s easy to attribute them to other causes.

What Types of Mold Cause Problems? 

Examples of types of mold often found in toxic indoor environments:










Mycotoxins are poisonous chemicals produced by mold. They help mold defend its territory from other microbes. But mycotoxins can be very harmful to you — even in low concentrations. 

Scientists say that mycotoxins are more harmful than pesticides. It’s also thought that some countries have attempted to use concentrated doses of mycotoxins in biological warfare. 

How Do You Know If Mold Is Making You Sick?

No “clear-cut” list of signs and symptoms expressly points to mold illness. You may not even recall or know you’ve been exposed to mold. But one possible clue is a sudden, unexplainable downturn in your health.

Brain function: Brain fog, memory loss, trouble finding words, difficulty concentrating, problems taking in new information

Digestive system: Metallic taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, leaky gut, food sensitivities 

Eyes: Blurred vision, eye irritation, itchy eyes, sensitivity to bright light

Energy: Excessive fatigue, thyroid dysfunction

Immune system: Poor immunity, autoimmune conditions, over-reactivity to foods and chemicals, flu-like symptoms

Mental state: Anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings

Muscles and skeleton: Muscle pain, joint pain, morning stiffness

Nervous system: Headaches, “ice-pick-like” pain, static shocks, dizziness, poor balance and coordination, seizure-like events, tremors, numbness, tingling, skin sensitivity to light touch, temperature regulation problems

Respiratory system: Cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, chronic sinus congestion, new-onset or worsening asthma, shortness of breath, chest tightness

Scent sensitivity: Unpleasant symptoms upon exposure to fragrances, chemicals, and other odors (multiple chemical sensitivity)

Skin: Rashes, dryness, irritation

Sleep: Insomnia, frequent waking during sleep, night sweats

Urinary system: Increased urination, urgency, incontinence

Weight: Appetite swings, weight gain, or weight-loss resistance

How to support your body 

Binders: An excellent way of binding mold toxins is carbon-based binders. These are made of specially selected and precisely-formulated extracts of fulvic and humic acids. They tightly bind toxins to help remove them from your body via your stools.

Carbon-based supplements help bind and get rid of mold toxins in your body. They also provide essential, highly absorbable minerals that you need to heal. Supplements to support your oxygen level and the thyroid gland are also helpful.

My favorite binders are BioToxin Binder and Carboxy from CellCore Biosciences, to order send me a message!

Support your liver: The liver is your main detox organ. But processing a big load of mycotoxins may cause oxidative damage to your liver cells.

Support drainage: Make sure your bowels move two or three times a day when detoxing. This helps prevent mold toxins from getting backed up and reabsorbed into your body.

Overcoming Mold Toxicity

Chronic mold illness can leave you feeling stuck in a super-sensitive mode and uncertain about how to get better. But many individuals have beat mold toxicity. So can you. 

First, you must stop any water damage and minimize your exposure to mold. That includes addressing mold problems in your home or workplace. This often requires professional remediation. 

Once you address the source(s) of mold, you can focus on detoxifying your body. 

Microbalance Health Products (mold mitigation)

For your body

CitriDrops Dietary Supplement

CitriDrops Nasal Spray

Nasal Rinse Bundle

For your home

EC3 Air Purification Candle

EC3 Air Purification Candle Beeswax Formula

Laundry EC3 Laundry Additive


EC3 Essentials Kit 

Mold detox requires a comprehensive and personalized approach to manage. If you want to know about this, send me a message! 

To schedule your Toxic Mold Detox Consultation click here

Don't let mold ruin your life!

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Fabiola Reyes

Root Cause Expert, Cert. AK, CellCore, Nutrition Response Testing® & Quantum Nutrition Testing Practitioner finding the root cause of chronic illness.

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What is the Toxic Mold Blueprint, and how is it different from other toxic mold health regimens?

The Toxic Mold Blueprint is a comprehensive approach to wellness for those exposed to and experiencing symptoms of toxic mold. It gets the the root cause of your situation and restores health & vitality. I consider all aspects of your health including detox and proper diet for toxic mold recovery, but also your lifestyle, emotional well-being, and overall health. My approach it unique to you and takes a more personalized and holistic view. I assess your unique needs, taking into account your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. MY goal is to create a plan that aligns with your individual goals and addresses the root causes of any health issues, providing a more balanced and sustainable path to wellness.

Will I to follow a strict diet plan, and can I still enjoy the foods I love?

At Root Cause Solutions For You, we believe in creating nutrition plans that are both effective and enjoyable. There may be a period during detox that requires a strict eating plan to accomplish optimal health. And we may recommend adjustments to your current eating habits, our approach is not about strict diets or deprivation. We work with you to incorporate nourishing, whole foods that you enjoy into your daily life. Our focus is on making sustainable changes that fit your lifestyle, allowing you to savor the foods you love while promoting better health.

How long does it take to see results with The Toxic Mold Blueprint?

The timeline for seeing results with an mold detox can vary depending on individual factors, including your specific health goals, commitment to the program, and the nature of your toxic mold exposure and state of health. Some clients may experience positive changes within a few weeks, while others may take longer. Our approach emphasizes long-term health and well-being, so we prioritize sustainable progress over quick fixes. We'll work closely with you to set realistic expectations and create a personalized plan that aims for gradual and lasting improvements in your health and vitality. Your journey to better health is unique, and we're here to support you every step of the way.