CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · TILT · Uncategorized

Searching for a Mold Free Home – Mold Chronicles

I’m going to get real for a little because I know so many families going through similar struggles and I want to share a little about what we’ve gone through these past 19 months. Although my mold saga started 14 years ago (click here and here to read about my story) we were doing well… Continue reading Searching for a Mold Free Home – Mold Chronicles

CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · MCS · Mold · Sick Buildings · TILT · Words for the Soul

A Struggle Endured By Many Yet Understood By Few – Mold Chronicles

Many families won’t have gifts or decorations or special treats during the holidays. Some won’t even have a home to live in. Instead of searching for Black Friday deals on toys or gadgets they’ll be searching for a place to pitch up a tent or a vacant room in someone’s home if they can tolerate… Continue reading A Struggle Endured By Many Yet Understood By Few – Mold Chronicles

CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · TILT

What Does It Feel Like To Get Sick From Mold/Chemicals and How Can Friends and Family Offer Support

In this post, I would like to talk about some of the things that people go through after they are injured by chemicals, toxigenic mold and other toxins inside of water-damaged buildings. I also want to share helpful tips for friends and family members of those who are suffering through a series of impossible illnesses. I say… Continue reading What Does It Feel Like To Get Sick From Mold/Chemicals and How Can Friends and Family Offer Support

Allergies and Asthma · Audio Posts · cancer · CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Immune System · In the news · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · TILT · Toxic Household Items

Mold Facts You Need To Know by Dr. Jill Crista

Today I wanted to share a short and concise video created by Dr. Jill Crista where she discusses 16 mold facts that you need to know if you’ve been exposed to a water-damaged building. “Dr. Jill Crista is the author of international bestseller Break The Mold, an invaluable resource book for people affected by exposure… Continue reading Mold Facts You Need To Know by Dr. Jill Crista

Allergies and Asthma · Baby & Child Health · CIRS · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings

Moldy Air Conditioning Ducts – Do You Know What To Do?

Fungal and bacterial growth inside ductwork is a common problem, especially in high humidity areas. AC ductwork that is incorrectly installed can also cause mold growth issues. Over the years I have spoken to quite a few HVAC contractors, hygienists, and remediators and I’ve learned that mold in ductwork is a standard problem. It’s important… Continue reading Moldy Air Conditioning Ducts – Do You Know What To Do?

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Better Detection/Treatment for Mold Exposure (Oct 2018) Townsend Letter, Alternative Medicine Magazine

“One of the hallmarks of integrative medicine is to focus on determining the underlying causes of chronic illnesses for patients, not just to treat symptoms. This has led many practitioners of integrative medicine to use testing that helps provide more personalized care protocols to their patients. It is the duty of diagnostic laboratories to deliver… Continue reading Better Detection/Treatment for Mold Exposure (Oct 2018) Townsend Letter, Alternative Medicine Magazine

Mold & Mycotoxin Helpful Links

Below is a list of  websites, physicians who treat TILT/MSC, Mold Illness and other illnesses caused by environmental exposures. You will also find scientific publications, information for clinicians, recommended reading and free downloads we have collected from various sites over the years.  There is valuable information for families and medical professionals alike. Websites Paradigm Change… Continue reading Mold & Mycotoxin Helpful Links

CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Health News · In the news · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Symptoms · TILT

Hurricane Flooding Will Cause Major Mold Issues in Water Damaged Buildings and Homes – How Do You Clean Up? – Is Mold Dangerous?

What is happening in Texas with Hurricane Harvey is so sad and concerning. My prayers are with them during this difficult time. In the back of my mind I cant stop thinking about all of the fungal and bacterial growth that is going to take over the flooded areas. This is a huge concern for… Continue reading Hurricane Flooding Will Cause Major Mold Issues in Water Damaged Buildings and Homes – How Do You Clean Up? – Is Mold Dangerous?

CIRS · Dr. Shoemaker · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings

Scientific Study on Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins

The Scientific World Journal Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 767482, 20 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/767482 Review Article A Review of the Mechanism of Injury and Treatment Approaches for Illness Resulting from Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins Janette Hope Environmental Medicine, 304 W. Los Olivos Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA Received 15 January 2013; Accepted 10 February 2013… Continue reading Scientific Study on Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins

CIRS · Dr. Shoemaker · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Lab tests · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Symptoms

Mold, Mycotoxins, and CIRS with Dr. Jill Carnahan

I had to share a podcast I heard this week. Dr. Ruscio a Functional Medicine doctor out of CA had a very informative conversation about mold, mycotoxins, and CIRS (chronic immune response syndrome) with Dr. Jill Carnahan who specializes is treating patients injured by Biotoxins. If you have a moment to listen to this interview please do. A… Continue reading Mold, Mycotoxins, and CIRS with Dr. Jill Carnahan

MCS · Sick Buildings

Do You Know what Mold Toxicity Is?

Mold Toxicity – A Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome from Keith Berndtson Peer Reviewed Studies on Mold Toxicity, Mycotoxins and Biotoxin Illness I wanted to share the slide presentation above along with a link to various peer-reviewed studies concerning mold toxicity so you can share with any clinicians you know. This is an area that is misunderstood… Continue reading Do You Know what Mold Toxicity Is?

How to Handle Mold/Mycotoxin Exposure at Home or at Work – Where To Get Help

We are getting a lot of inquiries about where to go for testing and treatment after exposure to toxic levels of Mold from damp and sick environments. Unfortunately, few doctors are experienced in testing or treating patients who are suffering from Biotoxin Illness and other health issues that arise after living or working inside of a… Continue reading How to Handle Mold/Mycotoxin Exposure at Home or at Work – Where To Get Help

Dr. Shoemaker · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · In the news · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Symptoms

Documentary Reveals the Hazards of Toxic Mold and Mold-Related Illnesses

This is a fantastic article written by Dr. Mercola about the dangers of toxic mold. The video posted along with this article is a documentary about mold related illness. The documentary shares interviews from patients whose lives were changed from toxic mold exposure. Various mold experts and Functional Medicine doctors are also interviewed in this… Continue reading Documentary Reveals the Hazards of Toxic Mold and Mold-Related Illnesses

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Symptoms

How Mold Spores and Mycotoxins Affect the Body

Written by Susan Lillard – Source: http://www.urthpro.com Mold spores are in the air everywhere looking for the moisture required to grow. Water from a shower, a leaky faucet or toilet provides all the moisture needed for them to grow and multiply. If dampened wood or sheetrock is not dried out within 24-48 hours, mold will… Continue reading How Mold Spores and Mycotoxins Affect the Body

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Is Hidden Mold at Home Making You Sick? ABC News

I always get excited when I see or hear about mold being talked about in the news. There is so much that mainstream medicine does not know and it is time to wake up. Over the years a growing body of evidence has evolved that agrees to the dangers and health issues related to environmental toxins such as those produced… Continue reading Is Hidden Mold at Home Making You Sick? ABC News

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · In the news

Dick’s Sporting Goods employees sue over alleged exposure to toxic mold

November 19, 2014 10:27 AM By Kyle Barnett Source: louisianarecord.com GRETNA – Two former employees of a local sporting goods store claim they were sickened after being exposed to toxic mold for a prolonged period of time. Michelle C. Wilcox and Kokenia M. Sam filed suit against Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., General Growth Properties Inc.… Continue reading Dick’s Sporting Goods employees sue over alleged exposure to toxic mold

CIRS · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins

My Experience & Using Diet to Combat the Health Effects of Mold Exposure

Because I know so many people who are dealing with this malady I am going to share just a bit of my story and what has helped me cope with my current health issues. I hope you are encouraged. Please feel free to share this post with others on your FB pages and other social media… Continue reading My Experience & Using Diet to Combat the Health Effects of Mold Exposure

Allergies and Asthma · Baby & Child Health · Health News · Immune System · Mold · Preggo Mama · transfer

What Every Pediatrician & Parent Should Know about the Health Issues Associated with Mold/Mycotoxins

This is a “must read”. Every pediatrician and parent should review this report to learn about the health issues associated with exposures to mycotoxins.  Because my health was severely affected by mycotoxins I am extremely passionate about sharing my research with others. Unfortunately, there is not appropriate medical training regarding the damage caused by mold and… Continue reading What Every Pediatrician & Parent Should Know about the Health Issues Associated with Mold/Mycotoxins

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Symptoms

Beat the War Against Mold

Learn how to avoid health risks from mold exposure. By Kurt and Lee Ann Billings The Battle Plan; Prevention of a particular illness is often learned after a person has become a bona fide, card-carrying member of the disease’s survivors club. Lesser-known conditions, the ones without hefty public awareness campaigns, take people by surprise. This… Continue reading Beat the War Against Mold

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · In the news

Curious case of toxic mold pits Chamber of Commerce employees against City of Madison

MADISON, Alabama — Four women work together in a small building in Madison. They begin to behave strangely, developing nosebleeds and coughs, complaining of constant exhaustion. They appear to forget words, at times seeming to lose track mid-sentence. They begin to blanket doctors’ offices. Three of the women have gall bladder surgery the same year.… Continue reading Curious case of toxic mold pits Chamber of Commerce employees against City of Madison

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · In the news · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Symptoms

Mold Pandemic Sweeping Across America

Written by Dr. Mercola – Source  Jack Thrasher, PhD, is extremely knowledgeable on the topic of mold and how it impacts your health. Interestingly, from a toxicity point of view, some mycotoxins that molds produce are actually far more toxic than heavy metals, in terms of concentration. Mold mycotoxins also tend to affect more biological… Continue reading Mold Pandemic Sweeping Across America

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Dr. Mercola Speaks About – Healing from Toxic Mold Exposure

By Dr. Mercola Illnesses caused by mold exposure are a growing problem that few people are aware of, including most primary care physicians. Environmental health experts are seeing increasing numbers of individuals with a complex myriad of symptoms directly related to mold exposure. This has resulted in the proposal of a new term to describe… Continue reading Dr. Mercola Speaks About – Healing from Toxic Mold Exposure

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Lab Tests to Help Doctors Diagnose Mold Illness

Its bad enough to feel sick and visit doctor after doctor and have them turn around and say:  “Well you have depression, anxiety, IBS and Fibromyalgia.  Let’s get you started on these prescription drugs to help aid your symptoms”. This type of thinking frustrates me beyond repair.  When a person is a victim of any… Continue reading Lab Tests to Help Doctors Diagnose Mold Illness

Dr. Shoemaker · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Symptoms

What is Mold Illness – Dr. Shoemaker Explains

Yesterday a FB fan asked an important question.  His question? He asked: “Just what is mold illness?”. I could not find a better explanation then the one available on Dr Shoemakers site SurvivingMold.com.   Please see the article below written by Dr. Shoemaker. Overview of Mold Illness Diagnosis Mold Illness begins insidiously, as it quietly and… Continue reading What is Mold Illness – Dr. Shoemaker Explains

Toxic Mold Resources

Below is a list of  websites, physicians who treat MSC, Mold Illness and other Environmental Illnesses. You will also find scientific publications, information for clinicians, recommended reading and free downloads we have collected from various sites over the years.  There is valuable information for families and medical professionals alike.   Websites Environmental Medicine Doctors in… Continue reading Toxic Mold Resources

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Symptoms

The Severity of Mold Exposure

There is a mold pandemic sweeping across America and affecting millions. Sadly, many people don’t realize that the fungi incorrectly referred to as ‘black mold’ (Stachybotrys chartarum) is a serious problem and it can severely compromise your immune system after a simple exposure.  Another unknown fact is that each type of mold has different effects on… Continue reading The Severity of Mold Exposure

Health Issues from Mold Exposure

Mold-The Silent Health threat & the Sicknesses it Can Cause

  Report below is by Dr. Mercola Mold in your home, school or workplace can pose a number of serious health problems that you may not realize are related to mold exposure. This article is part of a series of articles I’m writing about this silent health threat. The focus of this particular article will… Continue reading Mold-The Silent Health threat & the Sicknesses it Can Cause

Allergies and Asthma · Baby & Child Health · cancer · Flu & Cold · Mold · Preggo Mama

The Common Toxin that Can Be FAR More Damaging than Pesticides and Heavy Metals =MOLD

Report below is by Dr. Mercola Mold in your home, school or workplace can pose a number of serious health problems that you may not realize are related to mold exposure. This article is part of a series of articles I’m writing about this silent health threat. The focus of this particular article will be… Continue reading The Common Toxin that Can Be FAR More Damaging than Pesticides and Heavy Metals =MOLD

Baby & Child Health · Health News · transfer

Health News: More Johnson & Johnson’s recalls for Tylenol and other over-the-counter medicines linked to a musty or moldy odor

You know I can’t understand why these big companies keep making poor quality products and endangering the public, but they still are open for business. If you recall I did 2 articles a while back about J & J that you can read here, I suggest you check them out: Health News: Another Tylenol Recall,… Continue reading Health News: More Johnson & Johnson’s recalls for Tylenol and other over-the-counter medicines linked to a musty or moldy odor

Diabetes · Diet & Weight loss · Gluten Free · Healthy Recipes · Herbs & Diet · organic food · Paleo · recipes

You Have to Make This Pink Spiced Hot Oatmeal Drink – Dairy Free-Gluten Free & So Yummy

If you enjoy spiced oatmeal, you are going to love this recipe. Making a supercharged hot oatmeal beverage has carried me on days where a sit-down breakfast simply isn’t possible. If it’s late and I’m feeling a little hungry, I love making a spiced hot oatmeal beverage. It’s something my sweet Italian and Latin American… Continue reading You Have to Make This Pink Spiced Hot Oatmeal Drink – Dairy Free-Gluten Free & So Yummy

Allergies and Asthma · Americans with Disabilities Act · CIRS · Dr. Anne Steinemann · Green Living · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Health News · In the news · MCS · MCS Clothing · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · TILT

Today Is Launch Day! (Grab 15% off NOW) on Official Chemical Free Gal™ Merch

Hi guys! As promised, today is the day you get to purchase items from the Official Chemical Free Gal™ merchandise storefront. I’ve done a few collaborations with our sister store CYRACARO so be sure to check out those items as well. The Chemical Free Gal™ storefront will focus on raising awareness through fashion for Invisible… Continue reading Today Is Launch Day! (Grab 15% off NOW) on Official Chemical Free Gal™ Merch

aerotoxic syndrome · Allergies and Asthma · Americans with Disabilities Act · Green Living · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · In the news · MCS · MCS Clothing · Sick Buildings · TILT

New Line of Clothing Highlights Fragrance & Chemical Sensitivity

This Friday, June 5th, 2020, a new line of official Chemical Free Gal™ merchandise for men and women will be available for purchase. In the future, I will also have items for children too. I’m so excited as this is something I’ve wanted to do for several years now. Quietly, I’ve been designing and putting some… Continue reading New Line of Clothing Highlights Fragrance & Chemical Sensitivity

aerotoxic syndrome · Allergies and Asthma · Americans with Disabilities Act · Baby & Child Health · Dr. Anne Steinemann · MCS · Sick Buildings · TILT · Toxic Household Items

Sample Letter for Establishments Using Air Fresheners and Fragranced Products

Hello, world. How’s everyone doing amidst this pandemic? Things sure have turned into an absolute circus lately, and I worry that those of us who already had limited access to many establishments will be forced even farther away as businesses employ the use of stronger chemicals and fragranced cleaners to sanitize surfaces and restrooms. Dealing… Continue reading Sample Letter for Establishments Using Air Fresheners and Fragranced Products

Allergies and Asthma · Flu & Cold · God's Green Herbs · Green Living · Healthy Recipes · Herbs & Diet · Immune System · organic food · recipes

Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe

When I first learned about fire cider as a teenager, I envisioned a dragon breathing out fire. Something about the name made me feel as if it was some magical drink that would make one breathe out fire.  So what exactly is fire cider? Fire cider is a tonic made by infusing herbs, fruits, and… Continue reading Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe

Dr. Anne Steinemann · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · In the news · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · TILT · Words for the Soul

Look For The Helpers – Reflections Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic

I just wanted to take a moment to encourage you during these crazy times that we’re going through. I’ve been trying to write this post for the last two weeks but haven’t been feeling well enough to do so. I had a bad chemical and mold exposure that pushed me over the edge and the… Continue reading Look For The Helpers – Reflections Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic

Beauty and Skin Care · Flu & Cold · Health News · Pandemic preparedness · recipes

Two Ingredient Fragrance Free DIY Hand Sanitizer

I’ve been getting some messages about how to make hand sanitizers. Although I do believe they can be helpful in certain circumstances, I’m a bit hesitant to share this information because hand sanitizers shouldn’t replace proper handwashing. Also, hand sanitizers can be made incorrectly giving you a false sense of security. Right now people are… Continue reading Two Ingredient Fragrance Free DIY Hand Sanitizer

aerotoxic syndrome · Allergies and Asthma · Baby & Child Health · chemials in clothing · CIRS · Dr. Anne Steinemann · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Toxic Food Ingredients/Additives · Toxic Household Items

How To Reduce and Avoid Problematic Exposures for Chemically Sensitive Individuals and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance Sufferers

This article was created with the clinician and the patient in mind. It is a comprehensive resource that can be useful for medical practitioners and patients alike, to learn how they can better reduce and or avoid problematic exposures. Those of us who have been injured by chemicals and or toxic mold know first hand… Continue reading How To Reduce and Avoid Problematic Exposures for Chemically Sensitive Individuals and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance Sufferers

Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent by State

 Below you will find helpful information on withholding rent in the United States when your landlord fails to correct or fix a problem in the home you are renting. The information below may come in handy, especially if you are dealing with mold issues, and your health is being affected. This is not legal advice.… Continue reading Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent by State

Baby & Child Health · cancer · Green Living · MCS · Toxic Household Items

To Tree Or Not To Tree – A Look Into The Hidden Chemicals In Fake & Real Christmas Trees

Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer la la la, la la la la, la la la la la la The Christmas season is definitely my favorite time of year. It is a time to celebrate the beauty of life. A time to bless and be blessed. A time of prayer and reflection. In the… Continue reading To Tree Or Not To Tree – A Look Into The Hidden Chemicals In Fake & Real Christmas Trees

Baby & Child Health · MCS · TILT

Get The Skinny On Toxic Fragrances in Aveda & Other Beauty Products

I am amazed at the number of people I run into who recommend I try Aveda products because of their safety and purity. Without going too far into dissecting all of their products and telling you which ones use GMOs and which ones have bad ratings by the Environmental Working Group I will just focus… Continue reading Get The Skinny On Toxic Fragrances in Aveda & Other Beauty Products

chemials in clothing · CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · TILT

Back To School Facts for Someone with Chemical Intolerances

The school year is readily approaching and with it comes a string of problems for parents who suffer from chemical intolerances aka MCS and TILT . Below is an outline of important facts that may help teachers, parents, and others better understand those who are suffering from these disabling conditions. So just what are we… Continue reading Back To School Facts for Someone with Chemical Intolerances

Americans with Disabilities Act · MCS · Sick Buildings · TILT

Chemical Sensitivity – A Guide for Hospitals

This is a very important resource for nurses, doctors, and hospital administrators. It is also a valuable tool for people suffering from TILT (Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance) to share with their doctors prior to hospitalization for labor and delivery or surgery. Sadly many people suffering from severe chemical sensitivity and TILT are denied medical service… Continue reading Chemical Sensitivity – A Guide for Hospitals

Gluten Free · Healthy Recipes · organic food · Paleo · sugar free

Grain Free – Lactose Free – Cheer Me Up Chocolate Chip Cookies – Plus How To Save on Ingredients

Me want cookiieee! Yes. Every now and then I do want a cookie. A healthy cookie. A cookie I can enjoy and not feel guilty about later. Enter in cassava flour, a perfect grain-free and naturally gluten-free flour that goes head to head with traditional wheat flour and can be used in many recipes where… Continue reading Grain Free – Lactose Free – Cheer Me Up Chocolate Chip Cookies – Plus How To Save on Ingredients

MCS · Mold · Sick Buildings · Words for the Soul

Meeting Alan Bell – Author of The New Book “Poisoned”

I had the pleasure of meeting Author and Attorney Alan Bell recently. We spoke for quite some time after he signed a copy of my book. He was a prominent attorney in Florida when all of a sudden he became very sick with all sorts of symptoms that baffled his doctors and his family. His story… Continue reading Meeting Alan Bell – Author of The New Book “Poisoned”

aerotoxic syndrome · Health News · MCS

Health concerns & cancer link-over toxic cabin air breathed by 3.5 billion passengers each year

“Toxic cabin air breathed by passengers, pilots and cabin crew is linked to cancer, chronic fatigue and neurological problems, according to new research in a World Health Organisation (WHO) journal. The Public Health Panorama report into so-called aerotoxic syndrome – the name given to the health effects of exposure to bleed air, used to pressurise aircraft… Continue reading Health concerns & cancer link-over toxic cabin air breathed by 3.5 billion passengers each year

Chemical Sensitivity – Frequently Asked Questions

Questions from friends, family, and people in the community **Please note that MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) is sometimes referred to as Toxic Injury, Environmental Illness and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance TILT**  What is MCS? I have never heard of it, is it a real thing? The American Academy of Environmental Medicine says that MCS… Continue reading Chemical Sensitivity – Frequently Asked Questions