The Health Edge 39: Mold Toxicity Syndrome

In this episode of The Health Edge John and Mark explore the relationship between mold exposure from water damaged buildings (WDB) and complex multisystem health challenges that are far more common than appreciated. They explore some of the mechanisms that link mold exposure and biotoxins from WDBs and food sources to chronic systemic inflammation. They conclude with some strategies for testing, remediation and treatment.

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Mold Toxicity Syndrome Keith Berndtson MD

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http://www.survivingmold.com

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20455161

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24667314

http://worldcocoafoundation.org/wp-content/files_mf/sanchehervas2008.pdf


The Health Edge 39: Mold Toxicity and Health

In this episode of The Health Edge John and Mark explore the relationship between mold exposure from water damaged buildings (WDB) and complex multisystem health challenges that are far more common than appreciated. They explore some of the mechanisms that link mold exposure and biotoxins from WDBs and food sources to chronic systemic inflammation. They conclude with some strategies for testing, remediation and treatment.


The Health Edge: Microbiome-Gut-Brain Health Part Two

In part two, of this series on the connection between lifestyle, alterations of the microbiome, gut and brain connections and behavioral health, John and Mark examine the literature using fermentable foods and probiotics. In these studies, improvements in mood, anxiety, appetite regulation, cognition, and brain structure-function have been demonstrated. Mark and John summarize lifestyle interventions that can improve behavioral-mental health and allow people to come off or avoid psychtropic drugs, anti-depressants, and anxiolytics.

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The Health Edge: Microbiome-Gut-Brain Health

In part two, of this series on the connection between lifestyle, alterations of the microbiome, gut and brain connections and behavioral health, John and Mark examine the literature using fermentable foods and probiotics. In these studies, improvements in mood, anxiety, appetite regulation, cognition, and brain structure-function have been demonstrated. Mark and John summarize lifestyle interventions that can improve behavioral-mental health and allow people to come off or avoid psychtropic drugs, anti-depressants, and anxiolytics.


The Health Edge 37: The Microbiome-Gut-Brain Connection

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In this episode (the first of a two-part series) John and Mark explore the connection between the human microbiome, gut permeability, immune system, and brain health. They set the stage for mechanisms that connect lifestyle-environment with alterations in microbiota that alter brain function as manifested by depression, anxiety, cognitive decline, ADD-ADDHD, autsim spectrum, etc.

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The Health Edge: Microbiome-Gut-Brain Connection

In this episode (the first of a two-part series) John and Mark review the emerging mechanisms that link lifestyle and environment with changes in the human microbiome. These changes are now known to alter visa our immune system, neurotransmitter dysfunction, the vagus nerve and neuroendocrine function e.g. PYY and GLP-1to alter brain inflammation and neurotransmitter communication. This is a foundation for depression, anxiety, altered cognition, etc.