Today, I am sharing a wonderful interview from the Misdiagnosed Life Podcast, part of the America Out Loud Network. For those who have never heard of America Out Loud, it is a network that leverages content from proven experts, covering everything from hard news and politics, to society and personal, talker-type stories that “embrace the human spirit.” Here is a link to their website and network.
Sometimes, I need to get away from the day-to-day cleaning for bit, in order to learn more, and to connect with others trying to educate about indoor air quality and mold. The more knowledge I can gain, the easier it is to navigate and find healthcare and viable solutions for me and my family. So, today, I’m excited to bring you an inside look into the 2009 documentary film, Black Mold Exposure. (Click HERE to view a preview and to rent or purchase the movie on Vimeo—Its only $2.99 to rent it and so worth it.) The movie was made 7 years ago, but its relevance and inside look at the human body’s response to toxic mold exposure stands the test of time. Watching the movie, I was actually surprised by how little things have changed, in terms of research and in-roads in treating mold illness. It illustrates and explains the isolation and debilitating effects of mold exposure in a way that anyone, even naysayers, can appreciate and understand. In my opinion, that is why this movie is so powerful.
Erin Porter is inspiring. She is the founder of EatPrayGetWell, a blog she started to combine her passions for the healing powers of proper diet and good food, photography, and prayer, with her personal triumph over chronic disease caused by mold.
Erin battled with chronic disease for over 25 years, enduring several unnecessary surgeries, and over 100 courses of antibiotics, and has dedicated her life to encouraging people to find out the root cause of their illness. Erin also teaches people how to eat a healthy diet to promote healing. Eat, Pray, Get Well not only includes recipes and health tips, but most recipes come with an encouraging or positive story. In her own words, Erin says, “I am interested in helping people heal not just physically but emotionally as well.”
A longer version of her story can be found here on her website.
An integral part of Erin’s journey to health occurred when she found Doug Kaufmann’s television program Know the Cause. The program forced her to look at her living environments and diet as sources of her chronic illness–Erin had lived in moldy environments and was addicted to sugar at the time. She had never considered fungus as a possible culprit for her sinus infections. Once she made the “fungus link,” the discovery was life changing.
Thankfully, armed with this new information, Erin found a ENT who understood fungal sinusitis, completed Phase 1 of Doug Kaufmann’s recommend diet (then eventually phase II), and incorporated anti-fungals into her routine. Her world transformed!
Recently, Erin was able to meet Doug Kaufmann and to appear on his show. Here is a link to the podcast from that interview.
I hope you find it both inspirational and informative. I would also recommend checking out Erin’s blog and the Know the Cause website. For those of us concerned with mold, both are wonderful resources.