Concern about mold has been increasing in recent years as more and more people seem to be sensitive to it. Mold sensitivity can be hard to determine because the list of symptoms is very long. It isn’t just confined to respiratory problems but can produce migraine headaches, brain fog, memory loss and very low energy. It has sometimes been misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
If you are as old as I am and can remember the 1960s, no one seemed to have such allergies back then. Why is that? What happened? Mold is hardly new. It has been around everywhere forever. One strong possibility is pointed out in the film. In 1969, paint manufacturers started to add fungicides to their paint. As often happens with chemical warfare, these fungicides created mutated strains of mold that are more toxic.
Several doctors and other experts along with several mold survivors are interviewed about their experience. Many have ongoing difficulties because fleeing a moldy house or building doesn’t always solve the problem. Mold can grow anywhere including on clothes, furniture and stuff in general. Grains, nuts and coffee seem to harbor some of the more toxic molds that get into foods. Detoxing from mold includes cleaning up or moving away from the more moldy environments. Among the foods that are less prone to mold are meat and eggs. The thumb is UP for that.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2016