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Posted by: Averno, Friday, March 21, 2014, 11:45am
A dear friend has been experiencing various illnesses associated with black mold exposure for several months now, not really knowing what the problem was until part of her bedroom ceiling collapsed. She's moved out and called in remediation professionals, and is asking for help with cleansing this stuff out of her system. The pressing symptoms are respiratory distress and general malaise.

Can anyone suggest a course of supplements or other suggestions for helping her out? She's pescetarian A+ , 60 YO, supplementing only with Polyflora A.

I am grateful for your help.




Posted by: deblynn3, Friday, March 21, 2014, 1:45pm; Reply: 1
I would lookup the protocols for allergies (the compo is on sale this month at NAP)  Taking the ployflora is a great help, as I discovered, I would keep taking it, but I'd look at the other protocols. I feel that one protocol at a time is best, I'd also look up foods known for mode, some melons are as I remember. don't want to add anymore to body system. Deflete A also comes to mind. That would be 5 sups. (3 in allergy combo) That's all I'd do at one time.  
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, March 21, 2014, 5:20pm; Reply: 2
I think the first protocol I would use is #24, the Pulmonary Protocol.  The Allergy protocol may be helpful as well.  I like the Polyflora to help maintain proper flora balance.
Posted by: deblynn3, Friday, March 21, 2014, 5:43pm; Reply: 3
yes, I agree ABJoe, I'd forgotten that one, I use the allergy one a couple times a year, so that I don't have to use #24. Good call.
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:17pm; Reply: 4
In addition to the Pulmonary Support Protocol, which is excellent, I would use deep inhalation of hot water steam which contains appropriate essential oils.  This can be extremely effective.

You can go to a reputable essential oil company, such as Ananda Apothecary and they have a wealth of information on oil blends.  I'm currently using Pranify, which contains oils for opening and healing the lungs, tonifying the lung tissue, eliminating mucous, killing bacteria, virus and fungi.  They have many others that are even stronger for killing microorganisms.

And then, there is the salt pipe.  It's very effective, but must be used consistently and for an extended time.  The one I use is the GAMMA Himalayan Breathe at Ease Salt Inhaler.
Posted by: zenphoenix, Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:30pm; Reply: 5
my DH had to deal with a mold issue (from his work, not home) and we found that the biggest issues he had while recovering were actually detoxing (from the die off), his immune system (it was very stressed) and fatigue. It took quite a while to sort out (a few months).

i would suggest looking into the following protocols (in addition to the excellent suggestions above):

30. yeast/fungus protocol
14. detox protcol
12. chronic illness support protocol
17. immune support protocol

(not necessarily in that order)
Posted by: Averno, Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:09pm; Reply: 6

Many, many thanks to all. I met with her today, and must say she's not at all well. Lungs ache, face and neck swollen, bloated gut, very low energy. She has a lot of work ahead of her, but on the bright side she seems more compelled to embrace BTD because of "hitting the bottom". She's always been health conscious, but one-size-fits-all, and she's starting to understand the limits of it.
Posted by: Spring, Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3:37am; Reply: 7
Quoted from Victoria
In addition to the Pulmonary Support Protocol, which is excellent, I would use deep inhalation of hot water steam which contains appropriate essential oils.  This can be extremely effective.

I'm a great believer in this too. When I took the awful Nystatin for candida, I would shake the closed bottle, open it and breathe the "dust." Worked wonders for me. I was dreadfully allergic to any type of mold, and it would make me horribly depressed but breathing the Nystatin dust would quickly help relieve it. But, now, I've learned so much more about essential oils. At this moment, I have Valor from Young Living smeared on my temples and face because of a headache brought on by breathing smoke outside. I love this stuff because it works! But there are so many more that are wonderful too!

Posted by: Spring, Saturday, March 22, 2014, 4:00am; Reply: 8
Quoted from Averno
Many, many thanks to all. I met with her today, and must say she's not at all well. Lungs ache, face and neck swollen, bloated gut, very low energy. She has a lot of work ahead of her, but on the bright side she seems more compelled to embrace BTD because of "hitting the bottom". She's always been health conscious, but one-size-fits-all, and she's starting to understand the limits of it.

She is soooo fortunate to know about Dr. D.'s work! I had some good help when I was where she is, but my progress would have been much faster if I had known what I do now! She does have my complete sympathy! I remember how heavy my arms felt when I would try to get any work done. The least movement would stir up dust that would make me as weak as water. I could always tell when I got around mold anywhere during that time because right off the bat my ears would start popping. Our problem was a frozen water line that led to a humidifier in the attic. When it burst the water was running down the wall into our bedroom and under our bed - under the carpet. The adjoining bathroom was constantly undergoing major cleaning because I thought that was where the moldy scent was coming from. When I kept getting worse we finally redid our bedroom from the bare floor to the ceiling, and we found the mold. We got a new mattress and box springs and threw away a ton of stuff that couldn't be washed in very hot water. The floor was scrubbed with Clorox water, and the walls were painted. We also used the vinegar/clorox treatment to kill any stray mold flying around in that room. (Yes, the room had to be sealed shut for twenty-four hours and aired out for another twenty-four because of the small amount of chlorine gas.) We slept in another room for a month to let the new carpet air out, etc.. At my worst, if I opened an older book that had been on the shelf for a while, I would burst into tears. It was an awful time, to say the least.  But the good part is that I got over it and have felt great for years!  :)
Posted by: SquarePeg, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6:58pm; Reply: 9
Interesting thing about the lungs is that it's (nominally) a sterile environment, unlike the gut, which is colonized by bacteria.

I looked into this when I was recovering from my own encounter with mold.  I had breathed in a lungful of dust from a moldy hay bale and needed an emergency breathing treatment for asthma.  It took about one year before I felt back to "normal," although I discontinued the inhaler within a couple of weeks.

Interesting idea about breathing in the dust from Nystatin, Spring.  I think I would've tried that if I had it available.  Instead I breathed in steam from hot water with eucalyptus oil added to it.
Posted by: Averno, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:26pm; Reply: 10

Hmmmnnn... Interesting.  Square peg, I remember your incident, but wasn't aware that it took so long to remedy.

If the objective is to return the lungs to normal cleanliness, would a vaporizer with an antisepetic of some sort be the best route?

Spring, I'm not familiar with Nystatin. How is it normally ingested, and how does it work?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7:57pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Averno
I'm not familiar with Nystatin. How is it normally ingested, and how does it work?


Nystatin is an antifungal medication. Can be taken topically(cream or powder) or orally.  Nystatin works by punching holes in cell membranes. The cells lyse and die.
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12:30am; Reply: 12
Quoted from C_Sharp


Nystatin is an antifungal medication. Can be taken topically(cream or powder) or orally.  Nystatin works by punching holes in cell membranes. The cells lyse and die.


Thanks, C_Sharp.
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:20am; Reply: 13
The drugstore ordered these big bottles of the powder for me, and I mixed it in water to get it down most of the time. Other times I put it in big capsules to swallow. Back then those bottles cost around $300, but I have no idea what they would cost today or if they even sell them in that quantity. One of them would last about a month. Eventually, the drugstore sold them to me at cost plus one cent which amounted to $100! Some markup, right?
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 2:29pm; Reply: 14

So it's more of a systemic approach? How safe is it? Are the homeopathic suggestions given above as effective?  

Thanks everyone, for your help.
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7:25pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Averno
So it's more of a systemic approach? How safe is it? Are the homeopathic suggestions given above as effective?

Yes, it definitely feels like a "scorched earth" approach. I had tried some really, really powerful supplements recommended by Dr. Truss, who did a lot of the original research, along with a very, very, very strict diet for several months before resorting to taking the Nystatin. He was afraid I was going to have to take Nystatin for the rest of my life, but he didn't know me very well! I MEANT to do everything in my power to whip it once and for all! All of this together worked. I don't know how "safe" it was for me, but it certainly beat what I was up against.  The diet was similar in some ways to my SWAMI now except I was eating beef but fewer, very select carbs. I couldn't tolerate any leftover, cooked foods, either, unless they were immediately chilled and frozen. It was a tough regimen, but I had a lot of support that I will appreciate to my dying day.
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