Exposure to mould can cause a variety of health problems. Mycotoxins within moulds cause the damage and are responsible for milder symptoms of mould exposure like sinus and respiratory issues, digestive disturbance, rash, hives, mood swings and allergies. According to Dr. Jacqueline Krohn, in her book "Natural Detoxification," mould exposure often comes through eating mould spores and from indoor environments. Houses, especially with flat roofs, can have mould growing in damp areas. Air circulation spreads mould spores throughout a house where it easily comes into contact with humans and pets. Getting those mould spores out of your body may take some time, but you will feel better in the long run.
See a health care practitioner before cleansing. It is imperative that your organs are healthy and functioning properly before increasing their workloads with detoxification. Simple tests can determine if your organs are up to the challenge or already bogged down with toxins.
Cleanse your organs. Cleanses can vary from mild to intense, so go on the mild side if it is your first time cleansing. Body cleanses help to get trapped toxins and moulds out of the body by improving blood filtration, fat processing, kidney function and intestinal motility.
Exercise. Aerobic exercise is one of the best ways to get rid of moulds and toxins by way of sweat and oxygenating metabolic pathways. Exercise also improves the circulation of the lymph system, cardiovascular system and boosts mood and cognitive health.
Add detoxifying nutrients to your daily routine. Incorporating antioxidants like vitamins A,C and E, minerals, quercetin, glutathione, alpha-lipoic acid and N-acetyl cysteine can help you reduce internal moulds and toxins on a daily basis. Keep in mind that you can aid in detoxification and increase healthy nutrients by eating fruits and vegetables.
Remove moulds from your home and foods. Get rid of the source of your exposure to moulds so you don't reinfect yourself. Avoid fermented foods and moulds in your diet and hire professionals to inspect and remove mould from your home.
- "Natural Detoxification;" Krohn, Jacqueline; Taylor, Francis; 2000
- Shower immediately after exercising to avoid reabsorption of wastes and toxins. Additionally, always wash clothing to remove toxins from sweat.
- Body cleanses are available at health food shops. Choose one that targets kidney, blood, liver, bowel and lymph systems.
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