About Catherine

Catherine Fruechtenicht is a freelance writer, blogger, and former magazine editor. She currently dedicates her time and resources to running her blog www.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.
20 September, 2019

The MicroBalance Health Products Story

By |2019-09-22T19:38:04+00:00September 20th, 2019|Chronic Illness, Chronic Sinusitis, Educational, Fungal Disease Awareness Week, Fungal Sinusitis, Mold Health Issues, Products Highlights, Sinus Information|2 Comments

Doctor-Created Products That Treat the Fungal Cause to Eliminate Symptoms Two decades ago, a particularly difficult-to-treat, suffering patient, who had endured 5 sinus surgeries to remove nasal polyps inspired Dr. Dennis’ “mold epiphany.” As Dr. Dennis recounts the story, the patient arrived at his office for a scheduled Read more

20 September, 2019

Fungal Awareness Means Keeping Mold on the Table

By |2019-09-22T17:28:03+00:00September 20th, 2019|Chronic Illness, Fungal Disease Awareness Week, Mold Health Issues, Personal Stories|4 Comments

Making Mold and Environmental Illness Part of the Conversation By Catherine Fruechtenicht This week, September 23-27, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has declared its 3rd annual Fungal Disease Awareness Week. The CDC’s campaign is centered around building awareness, education, and vigilance around the topics of fungal Read more

20 September, 2019

My “Aha” Moment Linking Mold to Illness

By |2019-09-21T21:43:08+00:00September 20th, 2019|Chronic Illness, Chronic Sinusitis, Educational, Fungal Disease Awareness Week, Fungal Sinusitis, Mold Health Issues, Must Read, Personal Stories, Sinus Information, Spotlight Article|0 Comments

How I Discovered Mold as a Major Cause of Chronic Sinusitis and Other Chronic Illness By Dr. Donald Dennis, MD In 1989 I had several patients who did not respond to traditional sinusitis treatment; none of the customary therapies worked–antihistamines, decongestants, nasal washes, antibiotics, steroids, both nasally and Read more

8 September, 2019

Could Mold in Your Car Be Making You Sick?

By |2019-09-09T13:32:07+00:00September 8th, 2019|Environmental Toxins, Mold Cleaning Tips, Mold Health Issues, Mold Remediation, Mold Removal, Mold Testing, Mold Tips|2 Comments

Clean Your Car for Mold to Prevent Cross Contamination and Ongoing Mold Sickness By Catherine Fruechtenicht Indoor air quality is a concern not only in our homes, but also in our cars. If you have been sensitized to mold, you don’t have to spend much time in a Read more

18 August, 2019

Recovering From Mold Illness Requires an Integrative Approach

By |2019-08-18T03:38:57+00:00August 18th, 2019|Chronic Illness, Detoxification, Environmental Toxins, Mold Health Issues, Products Highlights|4 Comments

Homeopathic Remedies For Mold-Related Illness Encourage the Body to “Heal Itself” By Dr. Susan Tanner, MD Because many of the products discussed on this site are homeopathic remedies for mold-related illness and do not contain pharmaceuticals, we receive many questions about homeopathy in general: What is homeopathy? Does Read more

12 August, 2019

Looking at the Big Picture of Chronic Illness

By |2019-08-12T20:35:08+00:00August 12th, 2019|Chronic Illness, Detoxification, Environmental Toxins, Toxic Load, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Total Body Load or Toxic Load Explained By Dr. Susan Tanner, MD Chronic health problems can be frustrating and difficult to understand. Patients don’t always grasp why, after years of good health, they are now constantly suffering and faced with multiple health issues and symptoms. Many times, Read more

5 August, 2019

The Benefits of Sauna “Bathing”

By |2019-08-10T17:24:43+00:00August 5th, 2019|Detoxification, Environmental Toxins, Toxic Load|2 Comments

Effective Sauna Use for Mold Illness Treatment and Deep-Tissue Detoxification By Dr. Susan Tanner, MD You may have seen references to my use of sauna for mold illness treatment and for deep tissue sweating for detoxification in my previous articles. Today I want to dive into sauna “bathing” Read more

29 July, 2019

This Doctor’s Mold Story

By |2019-08-10T17:25:40+00:00July 29th, 2019|Chronic Illness, Environmental Toxins, Mold Health Issues, Personal Stories, Spotlight Article|9 Comments

Even Medical Doctors Are Not Immune to the Devastating Effects of Environmental Toxins and Mold Illness When a Stressful Medical Career, a Busy Life and a Moldy Home Collide to Create Debilitating Symptoms and Mold Toxicity By Dr. Susan Tanner, MD During my active practicing years, I found Read more

22 July, 2019

“But My Allergist Said I Am Not Allergic to Mold!”

By |2019-07-24T15:35:31+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Allergies, Detoxification, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Mold Health Issues, Spotlight Article|1 Comment

Mold Allergy vs. Mold Illness: Why Ruling Out An Allergy to Mold Does NOT Rule Out Mold Toxicity By Dr. Susan Tanner Often patients seeking my clinical help for their puzzling and debilitating health symptoms are dismayed to find that the mold in their homes is the cause Read more