CFS and Mycotoxins (mold reactions or sensitivities)

I had an interchange with a CFS sufferer, on Facebook, and thought I would share it here, minus her name, in case it might help someone else.
She shared that homeopathic remedies have been what has helped her most, with her own CFS, but wondered about the part that mycotoxins play.  She quoted an article published on the NIH website (link below) and asked if there are any homeopathics that are useful in this situation. 
My response:
Absolutely! I have seen this, too, and it is hard to know if this is chicken or egg with regard to CFS. Did a mold reaction and the subsequent toxicity cause the CFS condition, or is the mold toxin a result of a weakened system becoming sensitive to molds? Matters not – treating it helps, while you try to ascertain the cause of the CFS. If the sufferer gets batter, again I say, matters not what the original cause is! 

Two ways to treat, in my view:
1) starve the mold out of the body (this is assuming it is real mold exposure not just a hypersensitivity to molds in the environment) and Dr. Mercola writes of this well, so I will not recreate the wheel. Basic concept here: starve the mold out. See: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/01/recovery-from-toxic-mold-exposure.aspx
2) Use homeopathic remedies, starting with just a drop or two a day to judge reaction. Two good ones: Natra Bio’s Mold/Yeast/Dust from their BioAllers line, https://www.amazon.com/Bioallers-Mold-Yeast-Dust-1-Ounce/dp/B00016WWRC AND/OR Mycotoxin Inhibitor, https://www.pureformulas.com/mycotoxin-inhibitor-2-oz-by-professional-formulas.html

Here is the article link. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705282
Detection of Mycotoxins in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrom.
Detection of Mycotoxins in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Over the past 20 years, exposure to mycotoxin producing mold has been recognized as a significant health risk. Scientific literature has demonstrated mycotoxins as possible causes of human disease in water-damaged buildings (WDB). This study was conducted …  etc
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
 
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Diane grew up in Oregon, and says she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing. Her father gave her a guitar for Christmas when she was 13, and she taught herself folk and country styles, and started to write songs. At 19, believing her first talent was acting, she headed off to England, determined to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. But life can take some funny turns. Before she could arrange an interview, she was literally “discovered,” playing her guitar and singing to a small, private, New Year’s Eve party at a London hotel. IMG_0005 2A BBC television producer was there, a screen test followed, and the result was a network primetime series of variety specials! “The Diane Solomon Show” of the late 70s, was a great success, and she quickly became a regular on British TV, with other specials of her own, and numerous guest appearances, including several Royal Gala Specials. She recorded 5 albums, appeared on countless radio shows, TV hosting, and musical theater productions. She headed four major UK Theater concert tours of her own, toured with Glen Campbell on three European tours, and opened for a major Kenny Rogers’ tour in 1991. IMGBut then life took another turn, this time not so fortunate. She was diagnosed with the infamous M.E., or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and for the next three years was too ill to walk across the room unaided. For a total of seven years she struggled with half a life. In the darkest hours songwriting was her saving grace, and the title cut of her new CD, “Good Things Don’t Come Easy” was born of this troubled time. With the help a brilliant German homeopathic system of healing, plus nutrition and herbs, she regained her health. Diane was so impressed with these alternate therapies that she has since gained degrees in both nutrition and homeopathy, achieving a doctorate degree from the British Institute of Homeopathy. She practiced nutrition and homeopathy for fifteen years, using a combination of nutrients, herbs, homeopathic remedies, and diet and lifestyle recommendations. She describes dealing with people’s health issues as a kind of “onion layer” experience. Herbs, nutrients, and lifestyle changes are powerful, yet are in some way addressing the outer layers. They help enormously, but she has found that the major changes in people’s health comes from a deep homeopathic remedy, known as the constitutional remedy. Homeopathy is not an exact science, and thought, attention, focus, intuition, and yes, luck are involved in finding this remedy. When the right deep remedy is chosen, improvements in a client’s well being, both physically and psychologically, can be dramatic, even life-changing! Now focusing on writing, Diane lives in beautiful Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, with her husband, Mark Carey. She writes soft country, folk, and classical ballads, playing both guitar and piano. She has written several non-fiction books fields of nutrition and homeopathy, plus has ghost-written and/or edited seven books for clients, in various fields. She has just finished a middle grade mystery/fantasy novel with her husband Mark, entitled The Ravenstone: The Secret of Ninham Mountain, due for publication Sept 30 2016. Kindle cover final oct 10 2015She has also recently published a book on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, entitled, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a guide to the homeopathic treatment of CFS/M.E. It was published in November, 2015, and was quickly the top selling book on Amazon in the homeopathic category. Sometimes called a “Renaissance Woman,” she writes, edits, researches, designs and builds gardens, always seeking more knowledge, more understanding, and more creative flow.
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