With SEVERE symptoms you will need to treat the fungus in both your sinuses and your environment, add nutritional supplements to boost your immune system and also work to find the source of mold exposure in your environment then remove it. You will also need to employ maintenance measures ongoing to keep levels of mold and mycotoxins down in your home environment.
Your entire success hinges on finding and getting rid of the mold that is affecting you, and on getting your body and immune system healthy enough to keep up with the mold reactions. I want you to bolster your immune system using several products since you are sensitive mold and therefore your body is constantly fighting off exposure to mold. You can’t avoid all mold but by cleaning your home and car and work area you are giving your body a chance to rest and repair itself!
With SEVERE SYMPTOMS it is not uncommon to have a variety of secondary illnesses/conditions caused by your fungal allergy and reaction. The most common are:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Lack of Energy
- Poor Sleep
- Brain Problems
- Heart Problems.
Keep in mind that mold can make existing conditions worse. Removing mold can make existing conditions better
Here are some tried and true steps to finding relief.
1. Flush Nose with Saline Solution to Wash Away Foreign Antigens
This is the single most important thing you MUST do!
INSTRUCTION: Irrigate nose with saline wash twice a day with CitriDrops – add 1 drop per ounce of water. Use distilled water. Use either Grossan Hydro Pulse or Nasopure for irrigation.
WHY: Saline wash in combination with the anti-fungal properties of CitriDrops is a gentle and highly effective way to soothe and rinse your sinus passages and remove fungus as well. You are actually washing away the specific dust and spores from your nasal passages that would otherwise cause or continue to cause irritation and illness. This removes the mold (antigen) that is causing the immune reaction in the sinus that causes the infection.
The reason you use DISTILLED WATER instead of tap water is because of the levels of chlorine and minerals in regular tap water. Chlorine destroys the cilia lining the sinuses and the affects the good bacteria in the nose and the gut allowing Candida to overgrow and cause more inflammation.
(Note: we do not recommend the use of a Nettie Pot for chronic sinus sufferers, because it is not thorough enough for our protocol and can cause the irrigation to go into the middle ear via the Eustachian tube in the back of the nose. There have even been cases of death linked to the use of Nettie Pots and using water containing amoebas.)
OPTIONAL: Use a Facial steamer with CitriDrops
INSTRUCTION: Use Vick’s Personal Facial Steamer 2 times a day with 3 drops of CitriDrops Dietary Supplement to 4 oz. of water in steamer. DO NOT ADD MORE even if you add more water. Breathe in through nose and out through mouth for 5-10 minutes each time. Use filtered or distilled water.
WHY: The steam opens up your nasal passages and loosens the mucous making it easier to get rid of, penetrating further into your sinus passages than washing alone can accomplish.
2. Continue to Clear Mold Spores In Your Nose
INSTRUCTION: Use 3 sprays of CitriDrops Nasal Spray in each nostril, 2 times a day. You may use up to 4X day if needed.
WHY: Use CitriDrops Nasal Spray (anti-mold) as it will stay in the nasal lining longer to further protect the tissue from mold spores. It can be taken with you to use throughout the day to keep you clear. It is non-addictive.
NOTE: This product is not a decongestant spray such as Afrin that shrinks swollen tissue by constricting blood vessels. Its primary function is to remove mold spores, which it does very well due to its antifungal / antibacterial properties. It was developed specifically to aid those who react to mold more strongly.
3. Supplement Your Immune System
First 3 days – 1 tablet 1X a day after meal;
Next 3 days – 1 tablet 2X a day after meal (may continue as maintenance)
* If you are sick and if you have no adverse effects, increase dose to 3 tablets 2X a day after full meal, continue until well.NOTE: If you experience any negative results, such as stomach pain or constipation, reduce the dosage or discontinue use.WHY: Thymic Formula is paired with multivitamins to boost your immune system because some moderate and all severe sufferers often have highly suppressed immune systems caused by your body’s reaction to mold. The Thymus gland produces the fuel that runs your immune system. After age 20, our bodies produce less and less of it. By the time you’re 50, your body will produce very little naturally. This is why older people get sick more often than the young. The multivitamin will help with absorption of the Thymus supplement. Thymus supplements will raise T-cell counts, especially the suppressor T-cells that reduce inflammation, and enhance your entire immune system.
4. Raise Your Fungal Resistance
INSTRUCTION: Raise your fungal resistance with Sinus Defense.
For adults: 3 sprays 3X a day under your tongue. If you get re-exposed use 9 sprays 3X a day until your symptoms resolve.
Children under 12: Consult a Health Care Professional.
* Do not take with food, beverage, or brushing teeth for 15 min. after spraying Sinus Defense.
* Most dairy sensitive people have no problem with this product.
WHY: Raise your fungal resistance with Sinus Defense. The underlying problem in any allergy is that the body does not know how to process the antigen. This reaction causes the inflammation known as sinusitis, but a fungal allergy can have other symptoms as well. Sinus Defense is revolutionary because it “enables” the body to identify and rid itself of the fungal invader, and remember the antigen for future identification.
5. Boost Fungal Resistance by up to 3x
INSTRUCTION: Try BetaMax500 to boost effects of Sinus Defense by up to 300% Take 1-2 capsules AFTER food
WHY: You can accelerate the elimination of mold by 300% by taking BetaMax500
(a Beta 1, 3 Glucan) along with Sinus Defense. BetaMax500 binds with the fungal antigen creating a larger compound that is easier for the body to eliminate. The formula also pumps up your macrophage levels (they are the garbage collectors of the body) speeding the elimination process.
6. Test Your Home, Office and Car for Mold
INSTRUCTION: With the 5-pack of Mold Screening Test plates test your bedroom, den, office, car and anywhere else you spend at least an hour each day. It is EXTREMELY likely that somewhere in your daily routine you are becoming exposed to mold.
CLICK HERE for more specific information on how to test and where to test for mold.
WHY: Knowing where and to what degree you are being exposed to mold can greatly affect how you go about becoming well. People react to mold in varying degrees. Some people, about 16-20% of the population, are genetically predisposed to ‘over’ react to mold. Their T-Cell’s react to fungal antigens and that reaction is extreme! According to genetic science, in many cases, in a single family, there might only be one person with this genetic trait or several. In a Mayo Clinic study of chronic sinusitis, 93% of all diagnosed cases have the presence of mold in their mucous. The mold in our home, cars and office can often represent a greater danger than outdoor.
7. AFTER FINDING MOLD, REMOVE IT!
Depending on what you learn from the results of your Mold Screening Test Plates you will need to figure out how to best repair what is causing mold to grow somewhere in your daily environment. It could be as simple as repairing a leaking pipe, using a dehumidifier or identifying mold and its likely source of moisture. It can also be as extensive as a leaking foundation. In extreme cases, it is best to consult a professional. Otherwise, there are plenty of steps you can take on your own, as well.
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8. Clean The Mold Spores From Your Home
If you discovered mold and need a way to clean your air and environment immediately you can use EC3 Candles for your air and EC3 Mold Solution for hard surfaces and textiles. With these two products you can effectively reduce the mold spore count in your area to 0 (zero) in as little as 3 hours. Do realize these are not permanent fixes. Mold will continue to grow until the source of the moisture is eliminated.
The benefit of using these products is that it lowers your ‘fungal load’ so that your immune system has a chance to ‘catch up’. If you don’t, then it is common for secondary illnesses to occur which can cause a domino effect of reactions by your body.
9. Clean The Air In Your Home
INSTRUCTION: Use a HEPA air filter in conjunction with a quality HEPA canister vacuum in rooms you spend the most time in. (Dr. Dennis recommends IQ Air®, followed by Whirlpool® Air Purifiers and HEPA Vacuums by Oreck, Dyson, or others). Vacuum carpet and furniture upholstery regularly and use EC3 candles when occupying this space.
WHY: A HEPA is the only kind of air filter that will remove the microscopic mold spores in the air. When you are so sick from mold exposure, it is important that you use every available option to reduce the amount of fungus you breathe in. Using a HEPA air filter with EC3 candles helps maintain safe and comfortable spaces you occupy regularly.
10. Take Citridrops Dietary Supplement along with A Good Probiotic
INSTRUCTION: Add one drop of citridrops per oz of water. Drink one glass daily. For Probiotics, Dr. Dennis recommends Ortho Biotic or Essential Flora. When well, continue. taking daily.
NOTE: If you are prescribed antibiotics by your physician for ANY reason you should take a probiotic supplement 1 HOUR AFTER your antibiotic. Antibiotics are killing ‘bad’ bacteria/viruses in your system but they also kill the ‘good’ stuff right along with it. Taking a probiotic will help to rapidly replace the depleted and necessary ‘good’ gut flora. These products contain no Gluten or dairy and do not need refrigeration.
WHY: Your gut flora is extremely important, in fact 85% of your body’s immunity is regulated in the gut. Because you are mold sensitive, you likely have greater food sensitivities or Candida overgrowth, all of which greatly disrupt the gut flora. It’s important for the probiotic used by sinusitis patients to be free of gluten and dairy since many of them have sensitivities to these foods that cause both gut and sinus inflammation. We want you to be getting 250 billion CFU each day to really boost your system if you are sick and 50 billion or more for maintenance.
11. Take the ALCAT test
INSTRUCTION: This test is to determine which food you have sensitivities to. The test was specifically designed by Dr. Dennis in conjunction with ALCAT since so many severe sinusitis patients suffer from food and mold allergies. You simply call and will go to a suggested location for a blood draw. That’s it until you receive your results in the mail. If you suspect you are allergic to some sort of food. The test checks for white blood cell swelling in the presence of the food, which occurs before food antibodies are made.
WHY: The inflammation caused by mold is a systemic reaction which can affect both the sinuses and the gut. The gut inflammation can cause the patient to absorb larger food particles than normal causing food intolerances (allergies) to develop. Learning from the ALCAT test which foods not to eat and which foods to avoid in the Candida low carbohydrate diet, the patient recovers MUCH quicker and the fix is long term.
12. Fight Candida
INSTRUCTION: If Candida is your problem, Take 2 Candida Rid capsules 1-2X per day after food. Follow a Candida Diet
WHY: Candida Rid is a natural, herbal, anti-yeast nutritional product. This product supports gut health by providing an environment that does not support Candida, but does support a healthy probiotic gut environment. Candida causes gut inflammation.
* Gut inflammation pushes the cells further apart allowing larger food particles to pass through
* Some of these particles cause MORE gut inflammation which reduces overall immunity. You need to stop the cycle! More than 85% of the body’s immunity is in the gut.
The Candida Diet it is the single most important step to follow, after removing sugar from your diet, in order to reduce yeast in your system long term.
NOTE: You know if you have Candida if you have a positive IgG blood test for Candida and it is visible on your tongue or other parts of the body.
Ask your HealthCare Professional about these additional Detox items to consider
OPTIONAL: Fight Fatigue
INSTRUCTION: Take 1 Ubinol CoQ10 capsule 2X day.
WHY: Chronic fatigue is prevalent in both people with advanced fungal allergies and mycotoxicosis issues. If you are fi nding it diffi cult to get through the day or even get out of bed Ubinol CoQ10 can help you. This product is a vital enzyme that provides energy at the cellular level and it promotes the healing process.
CoQ10 neutralizes free radicals and is the rate limiting enzyme for cellular ATP production (the fuel that runs cellular energy processes). It is vital to cellular energy production. On its own CoQ10 is difficult for the body to break down which is why we recommend the already broken down UBINOL form so you get a far greater benefit. Many patients with chronic sinusitis experience fatigue and this supplement is intended to battle that symptom.
OPTIONAL: Liver Detox
INSTRUCTION: 1 tsp. LipoCeutical® Glutathione 2X a day. Shake before use. Take until well. Store in refrigerator.
The best time to take it is in the morning on an empty stomach. It can be taken “straight” or mixed in water or juice. Drink immediately. Wait 20 minutes before eating. Some extremely sensitive people (or those who take many pharmaceuticals) should go “low and slow”. Start with 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon, and work up to one teaspoon. Because glutathione contains sulfur, this product has a sulfur aroma and taste. It has not gone bad! Sometimes you may see golden streaks or clusters. This is to be expected. **DO NOT take if allergic to sulfur.
WHY: Mycotoxicosis is a big problem in advanced stage mold disease. Not only is it destructive at the cellular level, it impairs mental function, saps cellular energy from healing, and causes pituitary gland damage preventing proper hormone regulation. The two most important steps in dealing with this problem are to 1.) rid the body of the toxins that are causing the damage and 2.) supplement with antioxidants to block further damage.
Glutathione is the most critical antioxidant produced by the body. It is depleted by toxins, medication, trauma, aging and infections which all are a part of the cycle of mold related disease. The liquid form found in Lipoceutical Glutathione is one of the best forms of this type of supplementation. Glutathione’s function is to neutralize free radicals and maintain the Vitamin C and Vitamin E levels that enter the body and which also have antioxidant properties. Glutathione also regulates the nitric oxide cycle which is absolutely critical since this process controls the flow of blood to our vital organs and cells. It is part of the body’s metabolic and biochemical system such as DNA production and repair, protein synthesis, amino acid acid transport and enzyme activation.
Clearly Glutathione is a key part of our body’s major functions: the immune system, the nervous system, gastrointestinal system and the lungs. When mold sensitivity has caused your body’s system to go into overdrive many of the other functions are affected adversely. This supplement is another part of the protocol to restore balance to the complex cellular function of your body.