Nov 19 2012
Did you know that Epstein Barr treatment may be ineffective if you do not consider your exposure to mold?.
Biotoxic illnesses are inflammatory conditions that are triggered by micro-organisms like mold, fungi, algae and bacteria. Symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, respiratory distress, swollen glands and malaise are typical and can be hard to discern from those caused by EBV.
Your Epstein Barr treatment plan must look at your immediate environment. Are you exposed to visible mold in your home or work place?. Is there a musty smell when you enter a room? Do your shoes or clothes get moldy in your cupboard? Has your home been exposed to flooding or water damage? Do you feel noticeably worse in certain places or do colleagues talk of “Sick Building Syndrome”?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then mold could be comprising your recovery from EBV.
During Epstein Barr treatment, diagnosis of mold illness begins with a comprehensive medical history and blood tests that are readily available from commercial labs. An extremely useful test is a measure of functional vision called “visual contrast sensitivity”. Ninety two percent of those who are sick from mold exposure will have a positive visual contrast sensitivity test, indicating a deficit in the neurologic function of vision.
If you are diagnosed with mold illness then the next step is eliminating all mold in your home and work environment. This may mean throwing away all your moldy items, fixing leaks or damp basements and getting a mold expert into your home to eradicate mold spores. During Epstein Barr treatment it is not advisable to do this cleaning up yourself as it may make you sicker.
Your doctor may prescribe cholestyramine, a rarely used cholesterol drug that binds to the toxins produced from molds and other biotoxic microbes. According to Dr. Richie Shoemaker, a recognized expert in the treatment of biotoxic disease, about 75 percent of patients experience a 75 percent reduction of symptoms with cholestyramine alone (provided that they are still not exposed to a moldy building). This medication should be taken at least a couple of hours away from your Epstein Barr treatment supplements to ensure effective absorption of your nutrients.
If you are undergoing Epstein Barr treatment then please consider your immediate environment and your exposure to mold. For a good summary of Dr Shoemaker’s strategy please read the article
“Effective Strategies to Identify and Correct the Inflammation Caused by Mold Exposure” on Mercola .com July 22 2012.
For further information on natural Epstein Barr treatment including vitamins, minerals, herbs, foods, liver cleansing, homeopathy, acupuncture, stress reduction and graded exercise please refer to the e-book “Nature’s Amazing Mononucleosis Cures” By qualified naturopath Elizabeth Noble.