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In this episode, you will learn about healing your body from toxic illnesses such as Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness.

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My guest for this episode is Dr. Neil Nathan.  Neil Nathan, MD was introduced with a more formal summary of his bio in podcast episode #19.  For this podcast, I want to be more informal and just say how much I value and respect Dr. Nathan and the work that he does to help his patients.  Dr. Nathan has been a mentor to me over the years, and I am always grateful when there are more opportunities to learn from him.  I appreciate that Dr. Nathan has never accepted the toolbox that he has available and that he has continued to look for new and better options to help his population of chronically ill patients.  While his toolbox is quite large, he’s still looking, still searching, still open to new and different approaches.  Until we have all the answers, this is the type of doctor I think most of us would want.  In his new book “Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness”, Dr. Nathan shares his wisdom, experience, and toolbox with all of us.  It is profoundly enlightening.

Key Takeaways

  • What is the difference between toxicity and sensitivity?
  • What is a binder? How are absorption and adsorption different?
  • How does one determine which binders to use?
  • Can binder effectiveness be maximized with a focus on the liver and gallbladder?
  • How are intracellular toxins detoxified?
  • How important are HLA-DR genetics in terms of being a predictor of illness and a predictor of treatment outcome?
  • What screening tests might be used to evaluate an environment for the possibility of mold?
  • How are urine mycotoxin tests helpful?
  • How can mold from a water-damaged building vs. mold from food consumption be differentiated in urine mycotoxin tests?
  • How often is colonization a consideration in recovering from mold illness?
  • Does treating MARCoNS make a positive shift for patients clinically?
  • How do Bartonella and Babesia differ in their symptom presentation?
  • What is provocation testing?
  • Can Bartonella be treated without antibiotics?
  • What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and how is it treated?
  • How might various body systems be rebooted?
  • What is Polyvagal Theory, and what role does it play in recovery?

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Related Resources

Book: "Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness"

International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness

Interview Date

October 22, 2018 


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