Episode #114: Mycotoxins with Dr. Andrew Campbell, MD
February 24 2020
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In this episode, you will learn about the impact of mycotoxins on health, including antibody testing for mycotoxins.
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My guest for this episode is Dr. Andrew Campbell. Thirty years ago, Andrew Campbell, MD started seeing many women who were sick from their silicone breast implants. Most of them eventually had their implants removed thinking it would solve their health problems, but it didn’t. Dr. Campbell then connected with Dr. Pierre Blais in Canada, a PhD expert in breast implants. His research had shown that many implants had molds in them. He then started treating these patients with an antifungal medication, and they improved tremendously. As his reputation grew, many people started to come see him because of molds growing in their home or workplace due to water damage. Many had gone from doctor to doctor without getting any better. These patients had all kinds of tests done, taken all kinds of pills and supplements, and countless were told “it’s all in your head”. Dr. Campbell has helped well over 10,000 patients with health problems due to molds and mycotoxins. Everyone’s immune system is unique and different, like a fingerprint. That is why there is no one treatment, no one size fits all. The key to the diagnosis and treatment is to see if a person has antibodies to mycotoxins from exposure to molds. These are toxins and have an exceedingly bad and toxic effect on health. He has published his findings with people affected by molds and mycotoxins in medical journals and as chapters in medical books. He has lectured on this subject at medical conferences all over the US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. In all, he has published over 90 studies; 19 of them on the effects of molds and mycotoxins in people.
- What is the role of mold and mycotoxins in breast implant illness?
- What is the role of mycotoxins in “chronic Lyme disease”?
- Where in the body do mycotoxins have the most health-negating effects?
- What are the symptoms of mycotoxicosis?
- Do mycotoxins impact a fetus during pregnancy? Can they be passed to a child through breastfeeding?
- What is MyMycoLab? What mycotoxin antibodies does it test for?
- How long after an exposure should one wait to perform a MyMycoLab?
- Do the result differentiate between current or past exposure?
- Do mycotoxin antibody levels correlate to the severity of illness?
- How long should one wait before repeating the MyMycoLab after addressing their exposure?
- Can immune suppression or low immunoglobulins lead to false negative MyMycoLab results?
- Is there a connection between IgE mycotoxin antibodies and MCAS?
- How does antibody testing for mycotoxins different from looking for mycotoxins in urine?
- Is removal from the exposure enough, or does fungal colonization in the body need to be considered as part of a treatment strategy?
- How is autoimmunity potentially associated with mycotoxins explored?
- How is mycotoxin-associated illness treated?
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For Dr. Campbell’s paper: Lyme vs Mycotoxicosis Editorial