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What You Need to Know About This Toxin

Mold can grow within a person’s nasal and sinus cavity.

Here are a few mycotoxins and what they cause:

  1. Ochratoxin: produced by penicillin and aspergillum which cause cancer
  2. Aflatoxins: from aspergillum. causes liver cancer and depressed RNA synthesis
  3. Citrinin: from penicillium and aspergillum: carcinogenic

The spectrum of health impact on patients can range from:
Respiratory issues: such as allergy and asthma
Immune suppression: leading to infections
Mitochondrial toxicity
Neurologic complaints: memory issues, mood, balance problems and kidney toxicity

Here are some symptoms that patients present with:

  • headaches
  • anxiety/depression
  • tingling and numbness
  • fatigue and malaise
  • memory and cognitive decline
  • gastrointestinal issue: pain, bloating, discomfort
  • sinus infections
  • asthma, pneumonia
  • joint pain and achiness, flu-like sumptoms
  • nose bleeds

**NOTE: patients that have breast augmentation’s may harbor fungi within their implants.

Diagnosis of mold and mycotoxins require the following additional test:
VCS (visual contrast sensitivity):
exposure to biotoxins (mold and mycotoxins)
this is used for contrast of black and white vision

HLA status: if HLA is +, this is a bad indicator because the patient has a genetic variant that can’t tag the toxic cells to kill them.

MARCoNS status: This test is used to look at bacteria which are gram + and gram -. Also to look at yeast, mold and biofilms from a nasal swab.

Neuroquant volumetric brain analysis: Used to quantify the quantity of brain tissue that can be damaged by mold and lyme.