“Most people are unaware exposure to mold can cause serious illness. Even worse, most physicians are not familiar with mold illness or its associated symptoms, so it is rarely considered as a diagnosis. If mold is suspected, a physician may test the patient for mold allergies – or suggest they have allergies to some inhalant – but mold illness is much more. Symptoms of mold exposure are very similar to Lyme disease, and it is not uncommon for these conditions to occur simultaneously.
People with mold illness commonly misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s dementia, and respiratory disorders like asthma. Given the broad range of symptoms caused by mold toxicity, you can see why many physicians miss this diagnosis unless they have had specialty training in mold illness.
Glutathione is a compound produced by our body and is a powerful antioxidant, supports immune system function, and promotes detoxification. Mold exposure depletes glutathione levels and is one of the most effective compounds in removing mycotoxins.” Source : drtoddmaderis.com
“No other nutrient works harder to eliminate mercury, lead, aluminum, mycotoxins, parabens, phthalates, and the hundreds of other toxic substances we come into contact with on a daily basis. Low glutathione levels are a critical factor in the onset of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis. Studies have shown that patients with autoimmune conditions tend to have lower blood concentrations of
glutathione than those without autoimmunity. Without enough glutathione, your body cannot properly detox, which means toxins linger in your bloodstream or get stored in fat, wreaking havoc on your immune system and setting you up for chronic illness.
Mycotoxins and heavy metals can build up in your system, leading to a whole host of issues, including allergies, eczema, and autoimmune disease, and can prevent you from achieving optimal health. As your body’s “master detoxifier,” glutathione binds to toxins and pulls them out of your system so you can safely and effectively flush them out of your body.
One of the primary functions of glutathione is to relieve your body of oxidative stress, which is when your DNA becomes damaged due to an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in your blood. Oxidative stress is at the root of myriad chronic illnesses, including diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
Glutathione is responsible for coordinating the activity of antioxidants in your cells, including Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and free radical fighters CoQ10 and Ubiquinol. This activity clears your cells of toxins and protects your cells and their mitochondria (the “power plants” in cells that provide your body with fuel known as ATP) from oxidative damage, allowing them to function at peak efficiency. Source: amymyersmd.com
“Research suggests that mycotoxins can decrease the formation of glutathione due to decreased gene expression of the enzymes needed to form glutathione. Mycotoxin-related compromise of glutathione production can result in an excess of oxidative stress that leads to tissue damage and systemic illness. Decreased function of the enzymes of glutathione production results in a microenvironment depleted of glutathione on a chronic basis. In humans, deficiency of glutathione can lead to chronic conditions, including chronic asthma. A decrease in glutathione due to mycotoxin-related depletion may contribute to the range of conditions associated with mycotoxin accumulation.”
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