Mold and Candida: What Is the Real Connection?

Mold and Candida
1 April 12, 2021

Mold is a fungus that often thrives in moisture and multiplies through lightweight spores that travel via the air. Candida is also a fungus that is found in small quantities in your mouth, intestines, and skin.

Fatigue and Thyroid
March 25, 2021

Most people suffering from thyroid often feel fatigued. Fatigue caused by the thyroid malfunctioning is often debilitating and manifests as persistent exhaustion that impacts your daily routine. Typically, thyroid diseases resulting from an overactive thyroid (e.g., Grave’s Disease) or an underactive thyroid (Hashimoto’s Disease) affect your body’s metabolism. This leads to feelings of exhaustion and fatigue. Whether you wake up tired or need frequent naps, the root cause can be your thyroid.

mold and asthma
March 2, 2021

Inhaling mold spores can trigger or worsen your asthmatic symptoms. Some common asthmatic symptoms triggered by mold include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
February 23, 2021

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a condition with a broad range of symptoms triggered by a biotoxin such as a mold. It is a progressive, multi-symptom, multi-system illness that can affect virtually any organ system and become debilitating if left untreated.

Brain Damage From Mold Exposure
February 11, 2021

It is well known that mold exposure heightens the risk for respiratory diseases. However, there is a possibility that mold toxicity can impact brain health and cause cognitive issues. Today, no conclusive scientific research has linked mold exposure to dementia. Nevertheless, substantial case studies suggest that mold exposure may contribute to cognitive impairment for people vulnerable to mold toxicity. This article describes some of the long-term effects of mold exposure.

Stress and The Thyroid
January 29, 2021

Stress may indeed worsen an underlying thyroid condition. However, stress alone cannot cause a thyroid condition. For example, if hypothyroidism runs in your family, excessive stress can make your body release the hormone cortisol. Too much cortisol can interfere with your body’s thyroid hormone production mechanism, leading to a thyroid condition. Additionally, stress can slow down your metabolism and can cause insulin resistance.

Hypothyroidism and Gluten
December 23, 2020

Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland cannot produce sufficient quantities of the thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones assist in controlling growth, metabolism, and cell repair. Insufficient thyroid hormones slow down our body’s metabolism. Therefore, people with hypothyroidism may experience tiredness, increase blood cholesterol levels, hair loss, weight gain, feeling cold, and feeling down, among many other symptoms.

How to Remove Mold Spores From Your House And Prevent Mold Infection?
December 7, 2020

Mold is extremely common as it grows in damp places, such as roofs, windows, pipes, or any previously flooded area. If you believe your house contains mold, reach out to a professional licensed company to inspect the air quality as it is highly dangerous to remediate. However, if you happen to be exposed to mold or develop mold toxicity symptoms, contact the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine immediately to help treat any of your personal mold-related illnesses.

Food Intolerance
November 27, 2020

Typically when someone reacts to a particular food, that person has a food intolerance rather than a true allergy to that food. Despite their similar symptoms, a food allergy can be more critical.

What Does Food Intolerance Mean?

Some people experience difficulty digesting certain foods. This is known as food intolerance, non-allergic food hypersensitivity, or non-IgE mediated food hypersensitivity. Keep in mind that this is different from food allergy.

Mold and Thyroid: How Mold Can Trigger Hashimoto
October 6, 2020

Autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s often have an overwhelming effect on your health. One of the most alarming and misleading factors that contribute to the development of Hashimoto’s is mold.

Can Mold Exposure Affect Thyroid Health?

Yes, mold exposure can affect your thyroid health because continuously growing mold spores produce toxic mycotoxins. Though mold exposure in small amounts does not present any significant health problems in healthy individuals, individuals suffering from an autoimmune condition can experience serious health concerns if exposed to mold.

Bromine and Thyroid health
September 21, 2020

Bromine and Your Thyroid

Bromines are one of the common endocrine disruptors. Increasing rates of bromine exposure can lead to iodine deficiency. This is because both bromine and iodine compete for the same receptors in our body.

Halides are chemical components of halogens. Iodine is part of the halogen family that also includes bromine. Since halides are similar to iodine, our thyroid often absorbs them where they accumulate, displacing iodine. So despite your adequate iodine intake, you cannot use it.