Upcoming Toxic Mold Summit FREE and online. From Jan. 28-Feb 3, 2019.
Dr. Neil Nathan’s New Book: Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness.
Podcast: Life After Mold with Dr. Lauren Tessier
Lauren Tessier, ND is a Naturopathic Physician licensed in the state of Vermont. She received her Bachelors in Premedical Sciences and Health Psychology from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston and later became a Naturopathic Physician at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.
Her practice, Life After Mold, uses a patient-centered approach to help recover those that are suffering from mold-related illness. She combines naturopathic, functional, and integrative medicine to address the entire person. She is a Shoemaker Certified Physician specializing in the treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) which results from exposure to water-damaged buildings.
In 2011, Hurricane Irene created an unimaginable flood in Waterbury, Vermont, and she was unprepared for what she would see next in her practice. Patients were ill with unexplained rashes, allergies that did not respond to treatment, fatigue, breathing difficulties, neurological complaints, headaches, nausea, and immune system dysfunction. When her normal approaches no longer worked for these patients, she dove deep into mold-related illness.
Her practice is dedicated to helping those suffering with mold, biotoxin, and mycotoxin associated illness resulting from water-damaged buildings. As time passed, she came to the belief that the environment plays a role in all chronic illness. Environmental illness includes mold, heavy metals, glyphosate exposure, chronic infections such as Lyme disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Dr. Tessier is an Executive Board Member of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI) which aims to advance medical knowledge surrounding environmentally acquired illness.
- What are some of the environmental factors that may predispose an environment to water-damage and the potential for mold illness?
- What are some of the illness-creating substances that are found in a water-damaged building?
- What are common symptoms of CIRS?
- Are there basic screening tests that can be performed of an environment before investing in an IEP?
- How important are the HLA haplotypes in CIRS?
- Is there clinical value in urinary mycotoxin testing?
- Can molds encountered in a water-damaged building lead to colonization within the body?
- When considering binders, what is absorption vs. adsorbtion?
- Why is bile flow important and how might it be supported?
- What options might help reducing inflammation in those with CIRS?
- Are there downsides of exogenous glutathione supplementation?
- How important is eradicating MARCoNS in CIRS?
- How might VIP and Synapsin be helpful in those with CIRS?
- What triggers Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and how might it be addressed?
- When someone feels significantly worse, what rescue items might help to move through a detox or Herxheimer reaction?
- Is there a role for limbic system retraining in CIRS?
In the same vein, here’s another Podcast titled:
Create Your Healthy Home with May Dooley, MS, MA, CMC
In this episode, you will learn about Bau Biologie, or Building Biology, and how to evaluate and improve the health of the external environment in order to improve overall health.
May Dooley, MS, MA, CMC (Council-certified Microbial Consultant) is a former middle school science teacher who loves to educate and empower people with information to improve their environment – and thus, their lives. She has been an environmental consultant for more than 24 years helping people make their home environment healthier.
She leads her clients through the basic steps to assess and create a healthy home which includes air quality, water quality, and reduced exposure to other stressors that may impact health such as electromagnetic fields. Her inspections are interactive, and her clients learn how to measure EMFs, reduce body voltage in their bed, use a laser particle counter to evaluate their vacuum cleaner, and to take samples to explore for mold. She even brings along her microscope and looks at the samples in your home. Once she has evaluated an environment using the principles of Bau Biologie, she provides an easy-to-understand series of steps to improve the environment.
- Why might culture plate air sampling be a better option than spore trap testing?
- What are the pros and cons of the ERMI?
- What is the CAP ERMI?
- What role do microbial VOCs play in the health of an environment?
- How often can mold issues be remediated?
- How is a microscope helpful in exploring the potential for mold?
- When moving to a new environment, what testing should be done to validate the environment is safe?
- What belongings can be brought from a moldy environment to a new environment?
- What can be used to address small amounts of visible mold?
- What vacuum cleaners are ideal?
- What are the 5 different types of EMFs and their sources?
- What is body voltage and how is it measured?
- What is grounding and how should it be done?
- Why should the bed have no metal materials?
- What light bulbs might be best?
The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today’s discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.