Mycotoxins are some of the most prevalent toxins in the environment.
Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi like mould, which can infest buildings, vehicles, and foodstuffs.
A majority of mycotoxin exposures are through food ingestion or airborne exposure. In the European Union, 20% of all grains harvested have been found to be contaminated with mycotoxins. Unfortunately, mycotoxins are resistant to heat and many processing procedures.
Fungi are able to grow on almost any surface, especially if the environment is warm and wet. Inner wall materials of buildings, wall paper, fibreglass insulation, ceiling tiles, and drywall (Gyprock) are all good surfaces for fungi to colonise. These fungi then release mycotoxins into the environment which may cause symptoms of many different chronic diseases.
This is a particularly relevant consideration if you live in humid climates – especially in Queensland.
Diseases and symptoms that may be linked to mycotoxin exposure include:
- pneumonia-like symptoms,
- heart disease,
- rheumatic disease,
- memory loss,
- vision loss,
- chronic fatigue,
- skin rashes,
- anxiety, and
- liver damage.
So how do you know if mycotoxins are making you sick?
Functional pathology testing can identify certain mycotoxins in your body. These tests are available at True Medicine.
Call True Medicine on 07 5530 1863 today and arrange a health assessment.