You Can’t Detox Mold Toxins Without a Solid Exit Strategy
When it comes to detoxing mold toxins from the body, slow and steady wins the race. Removing mold toxins after a big exposure or during treatment should not be a single event or a major overhaul like social media or wellness gurus would have you believe. When it comes to mold, pushing the body to the limits to cleanse as much toxicity as possible in as little time as possible is not the goal. As a matter of fact, accepting the current detox mantra that advocates feeling worse before you feel better could actually set you back, exacerbate symptoms, and put excessive and sometimes dangerous stress on your already depleted body. And, while chemical binders, both pharmaceutical and natural are necessary and wonderful tools for detox, you cannot expect that they will be able to do all of the clean-up, especially when mycotoxins are your main concern.
(Note: Binders are substances that “bind” to toxins to help move them out of the body. They work by attaching to toxins, which helps to transport them out of the body. In order to leave the body, mold toxins travel through the liver, where they then travel to the small intestine in the bile. If the toxins are not bound to anything, most of them will get reabsorbed in the gut or recirculated into the bloodstream. Commonly used binders for mold patients include Cholestyramine, Welchol, activated charcoal, bentonite clay, chitosan, chlorella, and zeolite.)
Binders Alone Are Not Sufficient Detox
While many mold-related websites would have you believe that a good binder, like Cholestyramine, Welchol or activated charcoal is all that is needed to clear the body of mold toxins and reunite you with good health and better days, I think many mold-illness sufferers who have been through it, myself included, would beg to differ. (Note: First and foremost, binders cannot undo the negative effects of bad air. Nothing takes the place of breathing clean, mold-free air when it comes to detoxing your body.)