Shining Light on Misunderstood Mold Facts
By Cesar Collado
This series will provide multiple articles that shed light on often overlooked mold sensitivity triggers or mold blind spots. The following articles will provide crucial aspects of mold-related issues that commonly elude patients, medical professionals, and remediation experts. We will explain the reasons behind these unnoticed mold clues and the importance of discussing them. This new information supports the information in the previous articles, “8 Mold Myths” and “7 Medical Consequences and 4 Unique Hardships Endured by Mold Sensitive Patients.”
This series will be released weekly starting September 2023.
The Superantigen Response to Mold
There are certain situations where mold induces a cytokine storm. A cytokine storm is an intense inflammatory reaction that can lead to life-threatening conditions. The immune system goes into overdrive in producing inflammatory signals called cytokines. This condition is difficult to diagnose and is often misdiagnosed in emergency settings.
Mold Blind Spot 2:
Most infectious conditions involve multiple microbial contaminations. Single organism infections do occur in various environments. However, single fungal microorganism contamination is a rare phenomenon unless the specific mold has colonized and reproduced significantly in part of the human body.
What is Microbial Soup?
October 5, 2023
In most infection cases, biofilms are formed collaboratively by different microorganisms in order to mutually survive in the body. There are many common microbial combinations that are prevalent in water-damaged homes.
Mold Blind Spot 4:
Hospital Acquired Infections
October 12, 2023
While hospitals would seem to be well maintained and regularly disinfected, many people develop infections after being in the hospital for a couple days. The “nosocomial” infections are prevalent, often resistant, and can be life threatening.
Mold Blind Spot 5:
November 2, 2023
The presence of mold can pose significant health risks for immunocompromised individuals. Explore the unique health circumstances that impact a family’s well-being.
Mold Blind Spot 6:
Aspergillosis, A Common Fungal Infection
November 9, 2023
Aspergillus is the most common fungal infection that often involves hospitalizations. Aspergillosis infections involve significant reproduction and colonization inside the human body. Aspergillus is also a mycotoxin producing mold. It is helpful to understand fungal infections and the impact on health and potential treatment approaches.
Mold Blind Spot 7:
November 16, 2023
Candida albicans are single cell yeasts that are part of the fungi empire and also a component of the human microbiome. Candida overgrowth, often linked to diet and antibiotic usage, can have significant chronic and acute health implications.
Mold Blind Spot 8:
Understanding "The Body’s Toxic Load"
November 22, 2023
The human body is limited in it’s ability to process toxic substances like pollutants, heavy metals, and more. Learn how mold illness can result from single severe exposure, or cumulative minor ones, leading to severe mold sensitivity. The body’s “toxic load” is referenced when the body has reached its lifetime maximum of toxins and becomes hypersensitive to almost any allergen or toxin.