Can you believe I started this blog one year ago? I can’t either! In the beginning I had dreams and ideas of the direction it would go. I never would have guessed that mold, aside from that which helps to make some cheeses beautiful, would be a topic I would be writing about. Especially on my 1 year blog-aversary. The thing is you all, the response I have gotten from my writings on our “moldpocolypse” has been astounding! I can not tell you how many people have reached out to me either because they are going through the exact same thing or they know someone who is! One of the big questions I keep getting is how am I working on detoxing from the mold exposure. This is a tricky question because what works for me may not work for someone else, but just in case this can help anyone else, here is what I have been having success with!
Over the past couple years I have tried detox baths a number of times. Each one has been disastrous. Unfortunately, the mix of still being exposed to what was making me so sick along with attempting something that created a rapid detox was a recipe for disaster. Even now detox baths are way too much for the body to handle, but I am LOVING soaking my feet every night! Here is what I am doing:
*I have been slowly increasing the amount of salt/clay, the temperature of the water and the amount of time I soak my feet. Since the temperature, what I am adding to the water, and the length of time I soak will increase detox, I am going slow and increasing one variable at a time.
*The goal is to soak for 20 minutes in hot water with 3 tablespoons of salt or clay.
Garlic and Onion
These babies are a powerhouse of much-needed nutrients and health boosting properties. They help to kill off, kick out, and regulate all sorts of bacteria and other “bad guys” thriving in your body. Dealing with gut issues? Eating increasingly more onion and garlic can help restore balance in your gut and bring relief. Having sinus or chest issues? Chunks of garlic in the nose (made large enough that they won’t get lost) can help clear up the blockage and drain out infection. An onion poultice can be rubbed on your chest to help clear out congestion and infection. The most practical and enjoyable way to use garlic and onion for healing is to cook with it! I have had to work up SLOWLY but, after years of not being able to eat any onion or garlic without getting extremely sick, I now am eating both with every meal!
This one is super simple: Drink water! Lots of it! Just make sure it is good water. Because we did not want to buy a filter for our home, for years we have been drinking reverse osmosis water from the grocery store and we thought nothing of it. It seemed like the best option. Though it was far better than drinking tap water, unfortunately RO systems strip all the good with the bad! So, yes, it is taking out all the impurities, but it is also removing all the much-needed minerals found in water.Burkey, Friends of Water and other companies are now selling filters that don’t strip out the minerals. We personally use a Burkey and love it! We can taste the difference and we honestly experience fewer symptoms of extreme thirst and dehydration when we are drinking water from our Burkey and other sources that retain their minerals.
Drinking enough water is crucial for detoxing! Your kidneys, which are incredible filters, need adequate water to work and help you flush toxins properly. Your bowels also require plenty of water to keep things flowing. So drink to your health!
Studies have shown that sweating can help you detox mold, heavy metals like mercury, lead, and arsenic, and so much more. Anything from yoga and gentle walks to cross fit and saunas can cause you to start sweating and help you detox. As with everything detox related, you want to start slow. Take your time building up on the amount of time, intensity, and heat used to help you sweat and don’t forget to hydrate! Also, don’t forget to shower after sweating and change your clothes.
With mold we have discovered that even in our sleep we are sweating out toxins. Because of this our bedding and clothes quickly become contaminated and need to be washed frequently. The same is true of the clothes you work out in. What you sweat out is stored in your clothes and can be reabsorbed, so clean off and change real quick before moving on to your next activity. Your body and everyone around you will be grateful.
I can not sing the praises of homeopathy enough. The more I use it the more amazed I am at how effective it is. I have been researching and trying a number of different methods, both natural and medical, for healing from mold toxicity and the most beneficial thing I have tried is homeopathy. I highly recommend, with more complicated issues like detoxing, to work with a well trained homeopath or naturopath. We are working to open our detox pathways, to gently encourage the body to detox, and to heal. I have been amazed at how much it has helped so far and I am excited to see how it continues to help us improve!
Now, these detox methods are not just for mold. Let’s be real, we live in an ever increasingly toxic and complicated world. If it is not mold, it’s chemicals, toxins, or a myriad of other things you come in contact with every day. So, whether you are needing healing from exposure to round up, chemical laden hairspray, mold, formaldehyde or all of the above some of these ideas may be a great place to start! Have any questions or thoughts on mold or detox? Leave a comment bellow!
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