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As you may know, for the last few years I've been battling various health challenges, and regardless of which new condition I was diagnosed with I refused to give up - doing everything possible to get back on track. However, my new diagnosis left me baffled when my doctor announced that I just tested positive for mold.
My doctor was concerned that I got sick twice in a row, and because we had a water leak in the house that resulted in a little bit of mold, he thought I should take a urine test to find out if I inhaled it by any chance. I walked out of his office with a kit and no intentions of taking the test. I figured that I'd skip the $700 dollar test my insurance would probably not cover. After all, what are the chances? Who has mold?
A few days went by and I started running a low-grade fever - and after talking again with my doctor he encouraged me to take the test. When the results came back I was shocked - I tested positive for mold.
My doctor suggested that I start taking Activated Charcol along with Mold Chikitse. I also found Red Desert Clay that was supposed to help with getting rid of mold. Now, keep in mind that I'm practically vegan, so taking anything out of my diet wasn't even a consideration.
Fast forward three months of taking all the supplements, detoxing, etc. Now imagine my shock when the follow up test showed that my mold results doubled since the last test.
Of course I panicked - having mold in your body can't possibly be good for anyone, especially me, with all of my health challenges. I started researching molds and their effects. That's when I stumbled on Tony Marcel, MD, PhD. I found out that Tony was a member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine in France, so I decided to email him. To be quite honest, I wasn't sure I'd hear back, but it was worth a try. I emailed Mr. Marcel to find out about ochrytoxin mold and how I could have possibly acquired it.
Imagine how happy I was when Tony responded the next day with a detailed (and I mean it when I say detailed), explanation and information from his website: Ochratoxin and Themycotoxins
This rarely happens in our lives, that a stranger takes the time to provide insights to a random person. I'm still waiting to retest, but what Tony did help me with was to pin point that my problem might have been because I have been using a lot of ginger in my drinks, and according to his charts on the site, this may have been the cause of the problem.
Here I was again looking into my computer screen thinking to myself how powerful the internet is - how the connections we form online are not only amazing - but have changed lives. Think about it...how has the web changed your life?