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Top 10 Myths about Mold

I hear many misconceptions about mold toxicity these days. In last month’s series on chronic health issues, I discussed some general information on mold-related illness. Because I see so many patients affected by mold toxicity, and I hear so much confusion, I’d like to clear the air by dispelling the top 10 myths I hear…

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Chronic Health Issues Part 5: The Innate Immune System

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series GI Tract Health

One way to simplify all that we’ve covered in this series would be to highlight the common thread within all of these chronic health issues: inflammation. We’ve talked about how mold and other environmental toxins, chronic infections, and the body attacking itself through the adaptive immune system can all cause inflammation.   Today I’d like…

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Chronic Health Issues Part 2: Mold-Related Illnesses

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Chronic Health Issues

What is Mold-Related Illness? Last week we introduced our new series on the rising tide of chronic health issues. Many of my colleagues that have been practicing functional medicine for 30 or 40 years have been telling me how functional medicine has changed over time. Initially, those with chronic issues like autoimmune diseases and mold…

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Crawlspace Encapsulation to Reduce Mold… Worth it? Effective?

  Did you know that 30% of the air in your home comes through the crawl space?   Airstacking occurs when air rises in your house and becomes heated. This puts a draw on your crawl space and pulls the air from in the space up into your house. If your crawl space is clean…

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Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness

In part 5 of a series on Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness (or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), Dr. Hartman provides and appendix of resources referred to throughout the series.

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CIRS Treatment Protocol

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness

In Part Four, Dr. Aaron Hartman takes us step-by-step through CIRS treatment protocol, the process for biotoxin-related illnesses.

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Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness

In part 3 of a series on Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness (or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), Dr. Hartman unpacks the biotoxin pathway and reviews laboratory tests necessary to diagnose CIRS.

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Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness

In part 2 of a series on Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness (or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), Dr. Hartman reviews the systematic criteria used to diagnose CIRS.

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Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness

Part 1 of a series on Mold-Related Biotoxin Illness (or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome), Dr. Hartman looks at the history, health problems and illnesses posed by mold toxicity in Water Damaged Buildings (our homes).