EXPOSED: Ways to Prevent Mold Growth and Potential Health Consequences

EXPOSED: Ways to Prevent Mold Growth and Potential Health Consequences

Mold, just hearing the word probably brings a pungent smell to your nose. If you have smelled it in your home or office, that means that you have been in close contact to a large infestation and could have adverse reactions depending on your ability to detox such exposures.

Have you had your home thoroughly checked for mold? It’s one of the most dangerously toxic substances we breathe in, usually without even realizing it. Mold can be both indoors and outdoors. Mold can come into your environment through doorways, windows, vents, and heating / air conditioning units. What’s even more alarming, is that mold in the air outside can attach itself to your clothing, shoes, and pets and then bring it inside. It is most common for mold spores develop and multiply in areas where there is excessive moisture. Some usual instances are where a leak has happened in a roof, water pipes, walls, plant pots, or where there has been flooding. Many building materials provide suitable nutrients that support mold propagation. Wet cellulose materials, including paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, and wood products, are particularly favorable for the progression of some molds. Other materials such as dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation materials, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery, frequently encourage mold growth.

Mold Illness is beyond an allergy, and is probably the most complex and challenging diagnosis, because we’re not only dealing with the human body and the illness that’s been created, but now we’re dealing with the outside environment.

Most individuals that have allergies will be more sensitive to mold exposure. People with compromised immune systems or lung diseases are more likely to develop fungal infections. People that have chronic respiratory diseases may experience difficulty breathing when exposed to mold. Populations with immune suppression are at an amplified danger for infection from molds.

There are a few ways that you can help to prevent mold growth in your home:
• Keep humidity levels as low as possible—aim for 30% and 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will assist in this range. Humidity levels have the ability to shift during the day causing more moisture in the air. You will need to check the humidity concentrations more than once a day to ensure proper levels are being maintained.
• It is essential to use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months to make sure optimum humidity levels are sustained.
• Make sure your home has proper ventilation. It is essential to use an exhaust fan which vents outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make certain that your clothes dryer vents outside your home as well.
• It is vital to repair any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have any chance to develop.
• Do not use carpet in rooms like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.

It is highly recommended to run an ERMI test which provides accurate data in your environment to know if you’re dealing with mold. If that is the case, you need to focus on how you can be in a safer environment while you bring in a professional to do the cleaning and remediation, and you can have a place for healing.

This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to get rid of all your possessions. The most important to rid of is anything made of soft materials or things that you can’t clean very well. You can also utilize essential oils, HomeBiotic spray, or EC3 mold concentrate to help sanitize hard materials. Using these products really help to neutralize the mycotoxin, because that is what actually is making you sick. It is important to have remediation companies that really understand the health ramifications, not just the cleanup side of the damage. And one of the best solutions to help ease the burden of these mycotoxins in our body is using a good binder. Now many have probably heard of Activated Charcoal, and while it can help, we now understand how important molecular energy is. Humic and Fulvic acids have taken the industry by storm for good reason, they have the binding and repair properties that can be very effective. One of the best products we use for mold and ammonia clean up is BioToxin Binder from Cellcore. You can read more about it (here)

Another very important component to healing is our brain. Everything functions from our brain, down through the spinal cord and out our nerves to every single organ, cell, and tissue in the body. This is where all life begins and is controlled from. When we are being bombarded from toxins, it causes a massive cytokine inflammatory response in the body. There is an area at the base of our brain where we have certain receptors called NMDA receptors. There is a chiropractic technique in an adjustment that will release and assist to reset the receptors. It’s very important that you have an advanced trained chiropractor doing the adjustment. Having the NMDA receptors reset will down-regulate the inflammatory responses so it is one of the best things anybody can do. Work with a coach or your practitioner to make sure that you’re getting your nervous system reset, because it’s one of the foundations healing.

At Thrive Health, we are passionate about what we do. Knowledge and awareness is power, and Dr. Scott has walked in these shoes. After years of pain and struggling to find answers to his health challenges, he has developed a life changing program that he wants to share with people living this horrifying experience. We have helped hundreds of clients get their lives back with this proven solution.

How our program works: To begin, we really focus on drainage support before we ever try to do any type of detoxification. It is vital to have proper drainage for the liver, gallbladder, and lymphatic system.

Next, we go through various strategies of gut health and repair. We’re always going to be focusing on the gut and the liver/gallbladder since that is where our immune system lies. This is where a lot of mold illness clients have an issue because of the lack of bile flow.
The next phase would be to focus on cellular detoxification. Mold and other bacteria or fungal issues are generally driven even deeper into the cell because of heavy metal exposures and your toxicity burden.

As you start to unravel the pieces, trusting the process is important. Piece by piece, it will all come together. You have to be persistent. Fear is very real. The question is how are we using that fear? Are we going to use it to keep us paralyzed and chained to a label, diagnosis, or condition? Or are we going to use it as motivation?

While we are walking through the journey, ask yourself  “is this happening to me, or is it happening for me?” It’s our decision to have a positive perspective, which is the baseline of healing. From there, you can incorporate all of the other tools to aid you through the healing journey one step at a time.

We know there will be peaks and valleys, but that is all part of the wellness process you are always climbing. Once you get to one “summit”, there is going to be another one with a valley in between. As you advance, the peaks get taller and valleys get shallower. That is how we gain progress in the journey to live our best life. If you are ready to take the next step to healing, fill out the application here to see if working with Thrive Health is a good fit for you!



Is there a product you recommend if you have had years of mold exposure and have developed mold rashes/fungal infection?

January 10, 2020 at 10:13 am

Kelly Richmond

Hi RJ,

A few simple things to do would be 1) Use BioToxin Binder from Cellcore. This helps clear ammonia and bind onto mold. 2) Biomolecular Oxygen from Cellcore. This is stabilized oxygen, and mold is anaerobic so it does not like oxygen. These two are a couple of main things to be using, along with proper liver, lymphatic drainage support this is a great start. You can find these at
There are some keys to unlocking mold that is trapped in tissues/organs. This is what we teach in our coaching program. Visit for more information.

Let us know how we can help and thank you again.

January 10, 2020 at 3:52 pm

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