In Module 1, you will learn how diet is important in recovering from mold exposure. The mold toxins impair cell and immune functioning. You will learn how the mold toxins, in addition to other toxins you are exposed to, cause a burden on your detox system overloading it. Your toxic load depends on your antioxidant status and your body’s ability to detoxify. We will discuss all the things that contribute to your toxic load making your body a toxic dumpsite! You will also learn about the impact that mycotoxins and chemicals have on our hormones and learn strategies on how to reduce exposure to lower your toxic load and how to switch to safer products and what labels to look for! Let’s get started on your road to recovery!
About this Contributor
Dr. Gail Clayton, DCN, CNS, MS, RPh is a Registered Pharmacist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Functional Medicine. She holds a Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Nutrition. In addition, she has a thriving functional medicine practice in Houston, TX and online. Her ability to grasp complex biochemical reactions along with knowledge of biochemical healing properties of botanicals paved the way for her to partner up with Dr. Margaret in creating the Mold Detox Diet and the Advanced Mold Immune courses to share their knowledge and approaches to guide patients and practitioners to recovery. Dr. Clayton may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margaret B. Christensen MD, FACOG, IFMCP, ABOIM has been an Institute for Functional Medicine faculty member for 13 years. Dr. Christensen first became interested in functional medicine 19 years ago when trying to solve the riddle of her and her family’s complex health challenges– unbeknownst to her at the time were consequences of severe toxic mold exposure. She became intimately familiar with Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune, Hormonal, Neurological and Psychiatric consequences of unrecognized Biotoxin illness. A board-certified OB-GYN for 23 years, her initial boutique Functional Medicine practice has grown into The Carpathia Collaborative, a large multidisciplinary, Functional Medicine Practice based in Dallas TX. Dr. Christensen is passionate about educating her clients and colleagues about root cause, whole-systems medicine.