Mold Detox Diets and their Importance

Fungi have been around for thousands of years, so it's no surprise that they have a potent harmful effect on humans. While many types of fungus have known benefits, others can be harmful to our immune systems. Molds, spores, and fungi carry mycotoxins, which can bring harm to their hosts, especially those who are already immunocompromised.

Mold Toxicity is much more than an allergic reaction. In many cases, the symptoms are incapacitating. Among the most common are the following:

  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Long periods of Fatigue
  • Muscles and joints pain

The real issue is that the signs do not appear to be connected. This is due to the fact that your body composition and genetics have a greater influence on how different mycotoxins affect you than the molds themselves.

Mycotoxins can enter your system through ingestion, inhalation, or interaction with airborne mold spores or fungus particles. The symptoms and severity of the resulting disease may vary greatly depending on the severity of the mycotoxin, the length of exposure, and the patient's age and condition.

Mold Detox Diets and their Importance
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS): An Insight

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS): An Insight

Mold poisoning is caused by a condition known as chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS). At this point, mycotoxins from the initial mold exposure, as well as toxins from your environment, combine to attack your immune system. When your immune system is functioning properly, it can easily clear your system of these toxins; however, if you are biologically predisposed to being susceptible to mold mycotoxins, these will begin to accumulate in your body's tissues and wear down your natural defenses.

Inflammation is one of the most important indicators of CIRS, and it culminates in an MMP-9 biomarker that can be detected in blood tests. Unfortunately, many long-term CIRS patients have increased blood-brain barrier porosity, which causes inflammation in the brain's tissues.

It is possible for CIRS patients to reduce the overall toxic aspects and regaining a healthy lifestyle by adopting a Mold Detox Diet. It’s a process that consists of changing their diet and removing mold - the source of the infection - from their environment.

Dietary Changes that can Improve CIRS Symptoms

Your overall mold toxicity is the result of more than one type of mycotoxin exposure. Though this may have begun the process of weakening your immune system, all of the toxins in your environment eventually begin to accumulate inside your body. The foods we eat are one of the most common sources of new fungus and spores.

Fungi, for example, are drawn to the sugar found in most carbohydrates. We may unknowingly consume a variety of hazardous spores, exacerbating our CIRS symptoms. In this case, the Low-Amylose Diet is extremely beneficial.

The goal of this diet is to reduce the total harmful load on your body by avoiding foods that contain those spores. This allows your immune system to catch up and begin eliminating toxins as it would if you were healthy.

Dietary Changes that can Improve CIRS Symptoms

The Low-Amylose Diet is mostly about reducing starches and sugar intake, particularly those that come in the form of:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Amylose
  • Sucrose
  • Glucose
  • Fructose
  • Dextrose
  • Starches

To translate that into meals, you'll need to reduce, or even eliminate the following:

  • Dairy Products
  • Alcohol
  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Mushrooms
  • Beets (sugar)
  • Sugarcane
  • Peanuts
  • Yeast Products for Rye Bananas

By limiting the number of new mycotoxins you introduce into your body on a daily basis, you may be putting your system in the best possible position to deal with mold toxicity. If some of your favorite foods appear on that list, keep in mind that you do not have to follow this diet indefinitely. Simply reduce your MMP-9 levels, give your immune system time to recover, and the majority of your symptoms should go away.

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