EP 128 - Is Mold Toxicity Making You Sick?

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Learn how mold toxicity can affect a woman’s health and hormones.
Air Date: 5/7/19
Duration: 23:16
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Neil Nathan, MD
Dr. Neil NathanNeil Nathan, MD, has been practicing medicine for 47 years, and has been Board Certified in Family Practice and Pain Management and is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and a Board member of ISEAI (The International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness). With Dr. Rich van Konynenburg he did the ground-breaking clinical research which demonstrated the importance of methylation chemistry in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and he has recently completed a study with Dr. Robert Naviaux on the metabolomics of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

He has written several books, including Healing is Possible: New Hope for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Persistent Pain, and Other Chronic Illnessesand On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks. He has hosted an internationally syndicated radio program/podcast on Voice America called The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today. 

He has been working to bring an awareness that mold toxicity is a major contributing factor for patients with chronic illness and lectures internationally on this subject which led to the publication of his book, Mold and Mycotoxins: Current Evaluation and Treatment, 2016 and now to his most recent book Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Environmental Illness. 

His current medical practice is the Redwood Valley Clinic in Northern California. He can be contacted most easily through his website www.neilnathanmd.com, through which consultations are available. 

Dr. Nathan has been treating chronic complex medical illnesses for 25 years now, and Lyme disease for the past 15 years. As his practice has evolved, he finds himself increasingly treating the patients who have become so sensitive and toxic that they can no longer tolerate their usual treatments, and his major current interest is in finding unique ways of helping them to recover. The recent findings that mast cell activation and porphyria are more common than has been appreciated by the medical profession are of particular importance in this regard. 
  • Book Title: Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Chronic Environmental Illness
EP 128 - Is Mold Toxicity Making You Sick?
Between global warming, the development of new chemicals, and advances in building construction, mold toxicity is becoming a prevalent issue in society. Many physicians are just now starting to realize the extent of the issue. 

Beyond mold allergies, mold toxicity affects roughly 25% of the population. The symptoms are so varied that mold toxicity can be difficult to detect and identify.

Dr. Neil Nathan, an expert in the field, breaks down some of the specific symptoms like icepick pain and chemical sensitivity, the process for diagnosing mold toxicity, and treatment options for patients. 

Listen as Dr. Nathan joins Dr. Taz to discuss how mold toxicity affects women’s health.