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.
8 June, 2021

The Mold Fogging Dilemma for Your Home

By |2021-06-08T14:09:39+00:00June 8th, 2021|Environmental Toxins, Immune System, Mold Cleaning Tips, Mold Health Issues, Mold Remediation, Mold Removal, Mold Tips|2 Comments

To Fog or Not To Fog (When Mold is Your Nemesis), That is the Question by Catherine Fruechtenicht Cold fogging is something I use frequently as part of my mold maintenance regimen in our home. I am fond of the simplicity of the technique and what it does Read more

19 April, 2021

When Standard Medical Treatment Doesn’t Bring Relief

By |2021-04-20T03:14:43+00:00April 19th, 2021|Chronic Sinusitis, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Fungal Sinusitis, Immune System, Inflammation, Mold Health Issues, Mold Testing, Mold Tips, Sinus Information|9 Comments

Finding an ENT Specialist Who Treats the Fungal Cause of Chronic Sinusitis by Donald P. Dennis, MD, FACS  Many patients come to me after having been to several doctors and they wonder why many of these very good doctors do not recognize mold as a major cause of Read more

6 April, 2021

Nasal Rinsing to Combat Seasonal and Mold Allergy Symptoms

By |2021-04-06T04:29:31+00:00April 6th, 2021|Allergies, Chronic Sinusitis, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Immune System, Inflammation, Sinus Information|5 Comments

Decreasing Mold and Environmental Allergen Reactivity With Nasal Rinsing by Dr. Donald Dennis, MD Allergy season is here. In the spring, we tend to see more trees blooming and releasing their pollen into the air. We also see humidity levels rise making dormant mold spores, both outdoors and Read more

14 March, 2021

Acid Reflux and How it Relates to Mold

By |2021-07-09T02:47:27+00:00March 14th, 2021|Allergies, Chronic Illness, Chronic Sinusitis, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Fungal Sinusitis, Immune System, Inflammation, Mold Health Issues, Sinus Information, Toxic Load|3 Comments

Environmental Triggers, Symptoms, and Interventions for Acid Reflux by Dr. Donald Dennis, MD With 60% of Americans reportedly experiencing acid reflux once in a while and 20% experiencing reflux on a routine basis, it is safe to say that most people are familiar with the discomfort and pain Read more

16 February, 2021

Chronic Sinusitis and Its Connection to Mold

By |2021-02-22T05:44:48+00:00February 16th, 2021|Allergies, Chronic Illness, Chronic Sinusitis, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Fungal Sinusitis, Immune System, Mold Health Issues, Sinus Information|4 Comments

Chronic Sinusitis, Environmental Triggers, and Achieving Lasting Relief by Dr. Donald Dennis, MD In my almost 40-year career as an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgeon, I have treated over 30,000 patients with chronic sinusitis. During that time, I developed a safe, effective sinus protocol that anyone can Read more

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 |2021-07-09T02:48:21+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Chronic Illness, Chronic Sinusitis, Educational, Environmental Toxins, Fungal Sinusitis, Immune System, Inflammation, Mold Health Issues, Sinus Information|7 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|8 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

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