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In this episode, you will learn about mold illness and how to effectively "Break The Mold" and regain health and wellness.

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My guest for this episode is Dr. Jill Crista.  Jill Crista, ND is a naturopathic doctor, best-selling author, and nationally recognized health educator.  Her hope is to improve health through education, by bridging gaps in understanding between medical research and practice. She writes books and offers online courses for anyone wanting to gain concrete steps to conquer health challenges.  She focuses on conditions that cause injury and inflammation to the brain and nervous system, including concussion, mold, Lyme disease, and autoimmune encephalopathies.  Dr. Jill graduated with Honors from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine (NUNM) in 2003, and in 2012, she completed the Physician Training Program with the International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). She is passionate about herbal medicine and has completed the Advanced Botanicals course with Dr. Jillian Stansbury.  For over a decade, she was director and practicing member of two integrative medical clinics in Southern Wisconsin. She had the opportunity to practice with colleagues from naturopathic medicine, integrative medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage therapy.  Here she experienced the synergy and efficacy of a team approach to patient care. She’s now focusing on research, teaching, and writing, incorporating what she learned.

Key Takeaways

  • How is mold a survivor and how common is mold in buildings in society?
  • How do mold-associated "bad gasses" impact our health?
  • Do molds potentially colonize the body resulting in the need for antifungal therapies?
  • Can immune dysregulation from mold exposure lead to an activation of Lyme, co-infections, or opportunistic microbes in the body?
  • How is mold allergy different from mold biotoxin illness?
  • How does mold and mycotoxins lead to food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, and EMF sensitivity?
  • What is the "Crista Mold Questionnaire" and what do the categories mean?
  • If someone has to leave their home, what can they taken with them?
  • What testing is a good initial step in exploring the potential of mold in an environment?
  • Is urinary mycotoxin testing helpful clinically?
  • Why is reducing dust important in optimizing an environment for health?
  • Are some supplements potentially a concern for those with mold issues?
  • What binders may be helpful, and what needs to be considered before adding binders?
  • Why is a focus on bile movers important, and what tools may be helpful?
  • How might lymphatic massage, sauna, or coffee enemas be supportive?

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Interview Date

February 12, 2019


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