TOXIC BLACK MOLD SYNDROME

IT'S REAL

TOXIC MOLD CAN MAKE YOU SICK!

That's what I found out after being exposed to high levels of toxic mold (commonly known as black mold) for almost a year.

I am a family practice physician and I have been in practice for over 15  years. In 2006 I was sick with many terrible symptoms for 11 months. I did not know why I was sick until I discovered I was being exposed to very high levels of stachybotrys, the more common toxic black mold and chaetomium, a less common toxic white mold. This was what caused all my symptoms over the span of a nine month exposure. 

Now, I am healthy again but it took about 1 to 2 years of detoxing with the help of diet, medication, supplements, avoidance of mold and prayer.

You are not alone! This is a horrible illness world-wide for many people and is becoming more widespread as our buildings get older and more water damaged. The slowed economy isn't helping matters much either as more building owners and home owners opt to cut costs in building maintenance.

There is hope for people with this syndrome through various treatments to remove the toxins and reduce the symptoms. It may be a long and difficult road, depending on the level of exposure. Most people do improve over time with treatment and mold avoidance.

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                        Wishing you peace, love and a quick return to good health,

                        Dr. Mary Ray D.O.

IT'S DEVASTATING

MY STORY: "SURVIVING TOXIC BLACK MOLD SYNDROME"

This is a devastating illness, physically, emotionally, and financially because it

  • destroys the health of even the healthiest people
  • puts a great amount of stress on relationships which often results in marriages and relationships ending and families breaking up
  • causes social isolation because you have an illness that no one understands and has not received the medical community's stamp of approval.
  • causes imbalances in your brain that causes depression, anxiety and neurological symptoms that make you feel like you are going "crazy"
  • puts you into survival mode and and cause many to feel that they lost their personality
  • it is expensive due to extensive medical testing before the truth is discovered
  • often ends up in mold remediation of your home which can be ridiculously costly
  • sometimes results in a job loss if the exposure was at a workplace 
  • sometimes results in job loss if the exposure caused you to be too ill to hold down a job


HELP AND HOPE

The goal of this website is to help those, who have become sick and are suffering with the many challenging symptoms of mold exposure, regain their health. We offer advice to help reduce symptoms and remove mold toxins! This website will go through the following helpful steps to explain what to do if you suspect this may be the cause of your symptoms and then we will show you what different types of treatment that work best to recover your health.  I know it can be overwhelming to face all this, so please use the summary below to find what you need on this site as well as to help organize your thoughts and to come up with a plan. The summary is in order of what to do first, second, third and so on.

WHERE TO START



1. RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS:

The first step is recognizing the symptoms of toxic mold exposure.  Learn how to look for clues to determine if the symptoms you are having could be due to this.

It took me a year to figure out this was the cause of my illness. Some people never figure it out. This website will help you recognize the symptoms with an extensive list. Click on the link below to read about symptoms.

SYMPTOMS

2. TEST YOUR ENVIRONMENT

DR RAY'S FAVORITE

IAQ PRO 5 MIN MOLD TEST

INSTANT MOLD TEST

DR RAY'S FAVORITE

EXAMINAIR AIR TEST

MY MOLD DETECTIVE AIR TEST

MOLD VOC TEST

BOROSCOPE

BOROSCOPE

MOISTURE METER

The second step is testing your home or workplace. The best way to determine if your symptoms are that of toxic mold exposure is to find out if you are breathing in toxic mold spores in the first place.

There are several tests to choose from. Click below to read more.

MOLD TESTING KITS

HOW TO FIND HIDDEN MOLD


3. AVOID EXPOSURE TO TOXIC MOLD 

The third step is to avoid exposure to toxic mold. If you live in a house that is mold damaged and has tested positive for significant levels of mold you will need to call a mold remediation or mold removal company to find out what it will cost you for mold remediation of your house. There are a lot of companies out there that do this, so you will need to call around and compare to see which companies in your area will offer you the best deal. It's very important that you move out before and during remediation because all the detoxification methods do not really work very well unless you are in a clean environment. It does not make sense to continue to breath in mold spores while pulling them out with binders. It actually might be exposing you to even more mycotoxins that way.  

 READ MORE ABOUT AVOIDING MOLD

4. FIND A DOCTOR

FIND DOCTORS WHO SPECIALIZE IN TREATING MOLD 

The fourth step is to find a doctor or work with your current doctor or health care professional when using the treatments or protocols so that you can be monitored with blood work to check your kidney and liver function as your body eliminates the toxins.

Office Consultation

 MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR RAY


TELEMEDICINE CONSULTATION

 LEARN MORE



5. TEST YOURSELF

Preferably, you can get your doctor to order these tests but if you cannot find a doctor that will work with you, you can order some of these tests yourself.

 MYCOTOXIN URINE TEST:

This tests for 4 mycotoxins in the urine that the body excretes into the urine when there is toxic mold present in the body. 

 BIOTOXIN MOLD ILLNESS PANEL

This blood test measures certain parameters that change upon exposure to biotoxins from mold and Lyme infection.

VISUAL CONTRAST SENSITIVITY TEST

This is an eye exam that tests for mold exposure

GENETIC TEST

This blood test tests for genetic susceptibility to mold and lyme toxins.

 READ MORE ABOUT THESE TESTS AND HOW TO ORDER THEM

6. DETOX MOLD TOXINS FROM YOUR BODY

DR RAY'S FAVORITE

MODIFILAN

LIMU

ZEOLITE

STEP 1 DETOX PACK

FAR INFRARED SAUNAS

CHOLESTYRAMINE

HEALTHY OIL PACK

  There are natural supplements and pharmaceutical medications that help remove mold toxins from your body.  Since these toxins are the main cause of this syndrome, effective treatment is geared toward removal of these toxins. Also supplements that give your body the right fats is essential to effective detoxing.

 READ MORE ABOUT DETOX SUPPLEMENTS AND MEDICATIONS


7. REMOVE MOLD FROM YOUR HOME

Hire a remediation company that specializes in removing mold. Call around and compare companies. The cheapest may not always be the best.


GOT MOLD?

Call 1-888-328-0981 FOR MOLD REMOVAL IN YOUR AREA

FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ON MOLD REMEDIATION OR REMOVAL IN YOUR AREA (For FL, CA, NY, NJ, MD, VA, and DC)    CALL

1-888-808-6405

8. TESTING AND TREATMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTIONS

DR RAY'S FAVORITE

CANDICID FORTE

CANDIDASE

GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT

ANTIFUNGAL PACK

DR RAY'S FAVORITE

HEALTHY START SYSTEM

HEALTHY TRINITY

Intestinal fungal overgrowth often occurs after exposure to toxic mold. Also fungal sinusitis can occur as well.

 LEARN MORE ABOUT TESTING AND TREATMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTIONS


9. PRAYER

Let's face it, this is a really tough problem to have. Many times it feels too hard for us to bear it on our own. I believe that God does not want you to have to bear it on your own. He loves us and wants us to ask Him for help.  Sometimes it's hard to get yourself into the prayer mindset. Prayer has been shown scientifically to make changes in your brain, that is how powerful it is! Keep surrounding yourself with God's word by listening to praise music and reading books such as those listed below.

Surround yourself with the word of God

10. SUPPLEMENTS

NSK-SD

Enzymes that break up the fibrin clots that are thought to cause some of the horrible symptoms of this syndrome have been found to be effective in treatment and can be found in the supplement store. Your liver functions to detoxify toxins. If you are overburdened with toxins as is the case in people with this syndrome, it is helpful to supply your liver with nutrients that help your liver work at it's optimal capacity. There are several nutrients, herbs and foods that assist with the liver detoxification process. 

Since mold toxins cause extensive inflammation in the body, supplements that have anti-inflammatory effects are very helpful in lessening the symptoms. 

Supplements that support the liver  as well supplements that decrease inflammation can be found in the supplement store.

 GO TO THE SUPPLEMENT STORE


11. DIET

Many people find that a low carb diet helps relieve some of the symptoms of toxic mold syndrome. Also, some people find that a gluten free diet is helpful.

FIND OUT MORE


12. Toxic Mold Support Group

If you would like to talk with other people that have been exposed to toxic mold to get information and mostly support, this private facebook group has over 17,000 members that was started by Dr Ray several years ago.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS GROUP AND HOW TO JOIN


13. BOOKS AND FREE NEWSLETTER

 ORDER BOOKS


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FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ON MOLD REMEDIATION OR REMOVAL IN YOUR AREA (For FL, CA, NY, NJ, MD, VA, and DC)    CALL

1-888-808-6405