Biotoxin Associated Illness

Common symptoms:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • “Brain fog”
  • Muscle and/or joint pain
  • Neuropathic symptoms (burning/tingling/numbness)
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Sleep disturbances
  • GI disturbances

Assessment/Laboratory evaluation:

Visual Contrast Test (VCT):

  • A sensitive screening test of neurologic function, done in the office.

Blood tests:

  • Assesses genetic predisposition(s) to biotoxin susceptibility.
  • Assesses current inflammatory and hormonal status.
  • Identifies other contributing factors.

Mold Testing: ERMI (Envionmental Relative Mold Index)

  • A kit you can do to evaluate possible mold contamination in home or office.
  • Tests presence of fungal DNA.

Treatment:

  • Binding therapy: Cholestyramine or activated charcoal. Do not take with other medications/supplements (1-hr window).
  • Diet: Low Amylose Diet decreases glycemic index/insulin production (inflammatory contributors).
  • Mold Remediation: It is essential that you remove contaminated materials + spores, if sensitive to mold.

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