About This Episode
In episode #22 of The Alex Manos Podcast I speak with Functional Medicine Practitioner Oliver Barnett, director of The London Clinic of Nutrition. We discuss the potential impact that mould and mycotoxins play in those suffering with chronic health conditions – what some refer to as ‘sick-building syndrome’.
Mycotoxins are toxic compounds that are naturally produced by certain types of moulds – both those found in our food supply and those found in water damaged buildings.
“Occupants of water-damaged buildings (WDBs) with evidence of microbial amplification often describe a syndrome involving multiple organ systems, commonly referred to as “sick building syndrome” (SBS), following chronic exposure to the indoor air. Studies have demonstrated that the indoor air of WDBs often contains a complex mixture of fungi, mycotoxins, bacteria, endotoxins, antigens, lipopolysaccharides, and biologically produced volatile compounds.” (Shoemaker, 2006)
A key question to ask ourselves, or a client, therefore is whether our/their symptoms started (or worsened) when moving to a new property.
The London Clinic Of Nutrition website is: https://londonclinicofnutrition.co.uk
- Impact of mycotoxins on the intestine: are mucus and microbiota new targets?: click here
- Detection of mycotoxins in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: click here
- Reversal of Refractory Ulcerative Colitis and Severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms Arising from Immune Disturbance in an HLA-DR/DQ Genetically Susceptible Individual with Multiple Biotoxin Exposures: click here
- Chronic illness associated with mold and mycotoxins: is naso-sinus fungal biofilm the culprit?: click here
- A water-damaged home and health of occupants: a case study: click here
- A review of the mechanism of injury and treatment approaches for illness resulting from exposure to water-damaged buildings, mold, and mycotoxins: click here
- Mycotoxin: Its Impact on Gut Health and Microbiota: click here
- Clinical Diagnosis of the Dampness and Mold Hypersensitivity Syndrome: Review of the Literature and Suggested Diagnostic Criteria: click here
- Sick building syndrome (SBS) and exposure to water-damaged buildings: time series study, clinical trial and mechanisms.: click here
- Structural brain abnormalities in patients with inflammatory illness acquired following exposure to water-damaged buildings: a volumetric MRI study using NeuroQuant: click here