Exercise Is a Very Valuable Treatment Tool for Mold Illness Suffers
I can’t believe that I have been blogging for more than three years now and haven’t addressed the topic of exercise and mold illness yet. Admittedly, I love exercise, so everything I present in today’s post is coming through my somewhat biased filter. You see, I danced classical ballet from age 2 all the way through college, even minoring in dance at my university. I have continued to be very active in my adult life. Today, I am an avid runner, mountain biker, hiker, and weight-lifter—honestly, I will do and try anything that involves physical activity and adventure. So, I am sure that it will come as no surprise that one of the most difficult things about getting so sick from the mold for me was having to slow down and be sidelined, because my body could no longer handle or recover from exertion. I longed to return to activity almost as much as I longed to find a safe, mold-free place for my family to live in during that time. Luckily, my doctor and naturopath were both very well-versed in ways to implement exercise as part of my treatment. Realizing that I could return to movement gradually and could regain that part of my life and my identity was a HUGE milestone in my recovery. Honestly, the day I started moving my body again was the day I started truly recovering. That is why a physical exercise practice is, in my opinion and experience, of profound importance for those recovering from mold- and environmentally-triggered illness.
Learning how to properly utilize a regular exercise practice can boost not only your resilience and response to treatment, but your entire outlook on life. I know all too well the worth of a natural mood lifter. Sometimes just getting outside for a slow walk sustained my body and mind and kept me going for another day. When I look back on each piece of my individual treatment protocol and that of my children, I believe wholeheartedly that the exercise piece was one that fundamentally helped us to heal our bodies from mold toxicity.