Did you know black mold could still affect your health years AFTER exposure? That’s exactly what happened to me.
I remember my first mold symptoms when I was five years old. I had itchy bumps on my head, and my eyes would be glued shut when I woke up. My mom used a warm wet cloth to melt off the crud!
Fast forward 40 years, and I started having the same symptoms and more! As it turns out, my genetics don’t allow me to detox mold very well, so I colonized mold in my body all those years and new exposures created those symptoms again!
Unfortunately, mold exposure can cause headaches, chronic fatigue, fever, eye irritation, sneezing, rashes, coughing, sinus issues and hormonal problems.
While “toxic mold” isn’t entirely accurate, molds like black mold can produce toxic or poisonous toxins known as mycotoxins. That’s why it’s important to address any mold growth in your home and take steps to prevent it from occurring in the first place. If you’re dealing with black mold exposure, we’ve got some natural remedies that can help.
Here’s a quick rundown of some things you can do to combat mold and keep your home healthy and happy:
1. Identify the Moisture Source: Black mold needs a warm, damp environment to thrive, so it’s important to find and fix any sources of moisture in your home.
2. Fix the Source: Fix any water leaks, improve ventilation, and use exhaust fans in damp areas. Consider using a dehumidifier to keep your home dry.
3. Throw Away Moldy Items: Discard any porous mold-contaminated items. Remove any flooded or old carpets, and never paint over moldy surfaces.
4. Raw Garlic: Garlic is a natural anti-fungal powerhouse that can help kill molds and yeasts. You can enjoy fresh garlic or take garlic supplements to fight mold.
5. Activated Charcoal: This powerful remedy helps trap toxins in your body and flush them out so they can’t harm you. Choose activated charcoal made from natural sources like coconut shells.
6. Chlorophyll: This green pigment found in plants can protect your DNA from damage caused by toxic molds. Eat green vegetables or take supplements like chlorella, spirulina, or phytoplankton to keep your body healthy.
7. Cut Down on Sugar: Fungi like molds and yeasts thrive on sugar, so reducing sugar intake can help fight mold exposure.
8. Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is a natural mold killer. Mix it with water in a spray bottle to kill mold wherever you see it.
9. Baking Soda: Mix baking soda with water to create a cleaning solution to help remove mold from surfaces.
10. Vinegar: Use undiluted white vinegar to kill mold on surfaces.
11. Grapefruit Seed Extract: Combine grapefruit seed extract with water in a spray bottle and use it to kill mold.
12. Hydrogen Peroxide: Use hydrogen peroxide to kill mold on surfaces. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes before wiping the area clean.
Remember, it’s important to address mold exposure quickly to avoid potential health problems. These natural remedies can help you eliminate mold and keep your home healthy and safe.