About Catherine

Catherine Fruechtenicht is a freelance writer, blogger, and former magazine editor. She currently dedicates her time and resources to running her blog https://moldfreeliving.com, where she discusses practical tips for health and wellness for the growing population of people dealing with mold- or environmentally-triggered illness. Having dealt with chronic and debilitating symptoms caused by mold in her own home, she shares expert information, tips, and experiential knowledge from her and her family’s journey back to wellness on her blog to help others find hope and healing.
5 January, 2021

Are Mold Plates a Helpful Testing Tool?

By |2021-01-05T04:58:04+00:00January 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|10 Comments

Using Mold Plates (The Right Way) to Monitor Indoor Fungal Load and Protect Your Health by Catherine Fruechtenicht On my blog Mold Free Living, I often share how I use inexpensive mold plates to test the air and different pieces of furniture and belongings in our home for Read more

14 December, 2020

A Practical Approach to Healing

By |2020-12-15T16:51:11+00:00December 14th, 2020|Chronic Illness, Detoxification, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Hormones, Immune System, Mold Health Issues, Mold Remediation, Mold Testing, Mold Tips, Personal Stories, Toxic Load|2 Comments

“Real Talk” With Dr. Susan Tanner About Her Personal Mold Illness Story By Catherine Fruechtenicht Personal connection and the comfort of a shared experience can be a powerful thing, especially when you are suffering from a chronic, unexplained illness. Just knowing someone else has gone through the same Read more

23 November, 2020

MARCoNS: Key Diagnosis or Moldy Folklore?

By |2020-11-23T22:35:11+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Chronic Illness, Chronic Sinusitis, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Fungal Sinusitis, Immune System, Inflammation, Mold Health Issues, Sinus Information|5 Comments

An Interview With Dr. Dennis About Treating Patients for Multiple Antibiotic-Resistant Staph in the Nose By Catherine Fruechtenicht An essential step in many mold and biotoxin illness protocols is the treatment of MARCoNS (Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphylococci). MARCoNS is said to be an antibiotic-resistant staph infection Read more

3 November, 2020

Which Test is Better for Mold, ERMI or EMMA?

By |2020-11-18T18:50:56+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Chronic Illness, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Inflammation, Mold Health Issues, Mold Remediation, Mold Removal, Mold Testing, Mold Tips|16 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Using ERMI and EMMA Tests to Assess Mold Exposure Risk Inside a Home By Catherine Fruechtenicht It is likely that you are reading this article because you are exploring options for testing for mold in your home or perhaps in a home that Read more

5 October, 2020

Why Don’t I Get Better? Part 3 – Pituitary Damage

By |2020-10-05T03:39:05+00:00October 5th, 2020|Educational, Fatigue, Fungal Sinusitis, Hormones, Mold Health Issues, Sinus Information|6 Comments

Ruling Out or Fixing Pituitary Damage to Recover from Mold Toxicity By Dr. Donald Dennis, MD In the late 90’s when I was seeing a lot of sinusitis patients who had experienced toxic mold exposures and who had also had sinus surgery (some had even had multiple sinus Read more

14 September, 2020

A Deeper Understanding of Why Fungus Can Affect Health

By |2020-09-14T21:30:17+00:00September 14th, 2020|Chronic Illness, Chronic Sinusitis, Educational, Mold Health Issues, Sinus Information|8 Comments

3 Fungal Facts to Help You Recover from Mold Toxicity By Catherine Fruechtenicht When I finally got to the root cause of my health symptoms and figured out that high levels of mycotoxins in our home were making me sick, I admittedly did not know much about mold/fungus. Read more

22 June, 2020

Teaching Your Immune System a Better Way to Win

By |2020-06-22T05:08:06+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Chronic Illness, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Immune System, Inflammation, Mold Health Issues, Products Highlights, Sinus Information|2 Comments

Tackling Immune System Challenges From Hyperreactivity to Mold and Other Pathogens By Catherine Fruechtenicht When the immune system has been activated by mold, mycotoxins, or other environmental disruptors, the symptoms experienced by the sufferer are often caused as much by an over exuberant immune response to the mold Read more

2 June, 2020

My Home Has Been Remediated, But I STILL Feel Sick!

By |2020-06-02T04:43:11+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Environmental Toxins, Mold Cleaning Tips, Mold Health Issues, Mold Remediation, Mold Removal, Mold Tips|8 Comments

Lingering, Hidden Sources of Indoor Mold Exposures By Catherine Fruechtenicht If you are someone who has dealt with mold or environmental illness, you know firsthand how difficult it can be to finally feel safe and secure again in your home, especially if your home is where you became Read more

9 February, 2020

Decoding the Uses and Benefits of Home Oxygen Therapy

By |2020-04-18T21:39:20+00:00February 9th, 2020|Candida Diet, Chronic Illness, Detoxification, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Immune System, Inflammation, Mold Health Issues|11 Comments

The Mechanism of Home Oxygen Therapy and Its Use for Treating Mold Toxicity by Catherine Fruechtenicht Last week, Dr. Susan Tanner, MD, shared the many benefits of hyperbaric and home oxygen therapies in the treatment of mold- and environmentally- triggered illness. Today, with the help of Dr. Dennis, Read more

28 October, 2019

The Controversial and Confusing World of Mold Illness

By |2020-04-18T20:58:09+00:00October 28th, 2019|Chronic Illness, Mold Health Issues, Mold Tips, Personal Stories|4 Comments

7 Pieces of No-Nonsense Advice for Navigating Mold and Mold Illness By Catherine Fruechtenicht I write a blog about mold and environmental illness. My blog, Mold Free Living, covers everything from my personal journey with mold illness and the major remediation of our home and belongings, to interviews Read more

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