The treatment of mould/mycotoxin disorder is complex
Mould / myco toxins are ionophores.
- Ionophores have both a water-soluble and a fat-soluble end and so can pass easily through membranes into cells
- Toxin excretion – gentle toxin excretion – must be encouraged by means of supplements for liver, kidney and Informatics
Mast Cell Activation and Vagus Nerve Dysfunction
Mast Cell Activation if present must be treated as a matter of urgency
- Attempting to remove mould toxins until mast cell activation has been brought under control will result in ‘throwing your patient under the bus’ and they will feel even more unwell and may take.
- The diagnosis and treatment of mast cell disorder can be a huge breakthrough for patients many of whom may have experienced poor health sometimes for decades
Hormonal imbalances- just treating these alone can often make the patient feel a lot better
- Many females with mould toxicity may have PMS or PMDD
- Sometimes hormones have to be used to rebalance
- Sometimes dealing with the mast cell activation may be quite effective at rebalancing hormones
Restoration of Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
Mould/Mysotoxin disordersand leaky gut syndrome go hand-in-hand
- It is a priority to
- reduce inflammation in the bowel wall (butyrate has an important role in healing the gut wall)
- supplement gastric acid if deficient
- supplement digestive enzymes if deficient
- probiotics have an role to play
- a properly functioning vagus nerve is critical to normal gastrointestinal function
Mycotoxin /Mould Toxin Binders
- Agents can be used which bind mould toxins and keep them in the gastrointestinal tract and stop them recirculating in the liver and gallbladder thus removing them from the body
- Commonly used mould binders include charcoal, cholestyramine and glass grown chlorella
- It is really important to proceed cautiously with mould binders and not to rush things because it may not always be a case of one step forward and two steps back – rather it might be five steps back.So I always encourage my patients to go at a rate with which they can manage. Going for ‘the burn’ can backfire severely
- These will be used when things settle down a bit. Even after mast cell disorder has been managed many patients can go through a tough time whilst taking antifungals
Other supportive treatments for mould which I frequently rely on
I have more than 40 years experience and ozone therapy is the most impressive treatment modality I have ever encountered
Ear ozone therapy
- This is which is the application of ozone into the ears via the tympanic membranes using a stethoscope type apparatus
Sinus ozone injections
- We use these relatively frequently when people have difficult to shift long-term sinus problems. These often will be combined with your ozone therapy
Blood ozone therapy
- This is very like having an IV. The patient has a soft intravenous line inserted and blood is removed, mixed with ozone in a sterile hermetically sealed mixing chamber and then return to the patient.
- Usually this is repeated somewhere between 5 and 10 times. Treatment time is somewhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Intravenous nutrient treatments
We use Dr Patricia Kane’s PK Protocol (phosphatidylcholineinfusions) quite frequently in patients who have either mould toxicity or chemical toxicity or both.
- Anecdotally I have found phosphatidylcholine infusions to be of great benefit in patients who were toxic and who also had mood disorders, brain fog, headaches and fatigue.
Glutathione is the body’s ‘Master Detoxifier’
For more information please contact us at the Drummartin Clinic