20 Burst results for "micro-toxins"
"micro toxins" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"But for most people, it does not represent a threat but then there are other ones. For example, there is a fungal infection caused by the fungus, Sparrow Shangcai which thrives on the dead warns of a rose stem and this has given rise to the name rose pickers disease arose handlers disease. So if you're handling arose in you, you know get pricked. Dead Thorns that has the fungal infection or get a scratch. This way the fungus can get into your skin potentially into your lymph system and apparently you can also inhale spores of this fungus and this can cause all kinds of problems, infections of the skin of course. But of the is the lungs, the nervous system bones and joints, and then finally she mentions that there are infectious agents of plants that can produce secondary by products that are harmful to humans, and she gives the example of fun guide that attack corn. The phrase used specifically is ear rots, which is a news sort of. Words quick for me but this includes the genus few. Sorry Him and these Fungi Produce Secondary micro-toxins including quote few Monessen 's Zehr. Rally known and the aptly named vomit toxin which, yes that is what it sounds like and of course, these are byproducts that can affect you in all kinds of ways She talks about how most of the things like this like like aspergillus flavor also is a a contaminant that you could find grains that produces. Secondary micro-toxins. A lot of these things that produce the secondary micro-toxins that can harm. You would be found specifically not unlike leafy plants like lettuce but on grains and she she pensions, we don't need to be too worried because like grain producers monitor for the presence of these organisms. So yes, it is. In fact, possible for a human to catch a disease from a plant much in the same way that we could catch a disease from a mosquito or a bat. But fortunately, it's not very common. All right. With that, we're going to go and close the book on Jordi Barrel and I think we're GonNa go and take our first break But when we come back, we will unlock another injury in Har Anthology his. There's something in the water Tuesday October sixth on the CW get ready for the incredible.
"micro toxins" Discussed on Break The Rules
"Know You I'm sure you get like you said question a lot and And I always say well. It depends on how hundred percent we are on the avoidance piece. If people really take hold of the fact, that mold and we've got to take charge of this, which is really hard to do when you're fatigue, brain fog, they start to feel better in its little as three months. It can be as little as three months that. That you see some light at the end of the tunnel. Even just getting your brain clear, but it usually doesn't happen sooner than that. Unfortunately, because again we accumulate these toxins, so it's an everywhere every fatty tissue in our body. We have accumulated these things so by doing the fundamentals, which is that second step? We start to help the body to handle. The tissues that those micro-toxins are lodged in they start to melt those toxins out of the tissues, and so that's five to seven servings of vegetables. But the majority of them, being non starchy, every color of the rainbow, because every color band has a different affinity in the body, so if you're not really good about eating certain color band, take it as a supplement, so we know that if you look at of course in capsule, it's like bright yellow while okay. If you're not really good at getting onions, the onions make you sick. 'cause you devout sulfate issues because of your multi society than take that one as a supplement so the. The fundamentals are really important for helping to neutralize the toxin and the other part of fundamentals for me is good fats. You understand that micro-toxins are fat soluble toxin. We have to dilute the doctor. Carney annoy said the solution to pollution is dilution, so we have to dilute that with fat, not which is more water, but with good fats, because then we're deluding out the fatty tissues of our body, and getting those toxins mobilized, and the thing that we use a lot for that as Bil-. And I think you know we talked about..
"micro toxins" Discussed on Break The Rules
"But once you understand what micro-toxins you can almost predict what's going to happen with a body? Body so yes, we see 'em P.. Go Up and some of those things, but those are just the things that usually someone's coming to already run. Because they saw another doctor, and they were looking for things, and a a non functionally trained Dr will look at those and say You might have a little bit of a white counter. Maybe you had a fever or something and just Kinda Pass it off and for me. Those are important little. Little data points because I'm looking at it functionally, and then there's urine mycotoxin testing I? Use this a lot found. If we know, it's mold I usually don't test. Because then we can spend someone's money on treatment, and not on testing confirmed what we already know, but if we don't know then I like to use your mycotoxin testing as a way to understand you know maybe what particular micro-toxins we're dealing with and I can usually predict that. Through my research and animals, and like in my doctor course, I'd I list each mycotoxin that we can test for currently, and then were its affinities for the body, and usually we can kind of predict what we're GONNA. Find on your and mycotoxin based on symptoms, but not always there are some limitation of urine mycotoxin in that there are some distractions purposeful distractions that are put out there by insurance industry. That doesn't WANNA pay for. For people getting better, they are saying that if it's your mycotoxin positive, it's because they ate it so I try to reduce that argument by taking my patients off of the food that we know are commonly contaminated with micro-toxins and things that are actual fungus, and so if anybody's interested of your practitioner listening, you can get my prep sheet that just basically takes them off those foods, and then we can say no, not a factor. Then if we're seeing it, we know it's less likely a foodborne problem. The other problem with urine micro-toxins is it doesn't tell us. Is this now problem or past problem? If you understand colonization, the way that I do which Gannet it could be wrong, but I see people who are still sick for mauled, and they've been out of that Moldy Environment for twenty years, and I used to think it was because they moved all their stuff with them, but I think it really is because the bad environment of the building moved into their body, and they are now the sick building. So. That doesn't really help us figure out. Are they actively exposed to mulder? Not Is this past problem now problems that's when I bring in some money a certified Walden's vector to really assess their living environment or their work environment. That's when we start to ask about. What's going on in your environment? The other problem with micro-toxins is sometimes. It's an Chretien tests. Sometimes people are not strong enough to excrete, and so we might see something looking mild. And then as we get them healthier, they start to look worse on their lab. And that's really common, so usually wait to re-test that mycotoxin test for three months because things get messy in the beginning I found it to be a really useful way to look at someone's exposure either intrinsic or external, and I prefer the mass spec method. That's from Great Plains and vibrant wellness..
"micro toxins" Discussed on Break The Rules
"That's disconnected from the controls. Keep mold from growing out of control and from behaving badly so. You'll get bacterial endotoxins micro-toxins so right now the the otas estimating over twenty five percent of all buildings have been effected enough to grow toxic mold have had water, damage or humidity issues that are significant or sufficient enough to grow toxic mold while I'm not a shoemaker train doc. If you look at Dr Shoemakers Own Studies, they're finding that number probably is more like fifty percent, or maybe even more when you start to look at the multiple species in the micro-toxins. I would definitely guests that I think a beautiful and not so great thing mold created for myself was becoming a canary in so being able to go into buildings despite my nose really know like if it is a clean build or not in yeah, just send a recent moves probably over forty different homes, just renting, not just departments either free standing homes in. Are just walkout. Don't even need a mole tester. mycotoxin touched for that, but to the average person. It may not smell like that I'm just really sensitive in my journey. Talk a little bit about how mycotoxin aren't necessarily with the negative vie, and really how and where they? Yeah so again thinking of mold illnesses, spor fragment, toxin and chemical, so it's got those most multiple facets as I'm listening. No, no I'm listening those in size so spores the biggest, and they can get into our respiratory passages in generally we have enough mucus there and things to kind of cough those out or clear, those sport fragments wins four gets broken up if it's like a a past problem, but But somebody says Oh let me clean up this ugly mauled, and they break it up into these ultra fine particles that are more like festus than us, for those can go deeper in toward lungs, and they can kinda lodge their cause, permanent lung irritation, and then there's these other two things, the chemical and the Mycotoxin, which are a little different whenever mold is growing, metabolize ailments, making just normal exhaust. When I jokingly called Farts, you know it's just the exhaustive metabolism, so it's eating and metabolising and then off gassing, and that's things like alcohol aldehydes. His so a lot of times, people who've been exposed to mold become chemically toxic because they've become chemically sensitive because they're chemically toxic, they've been taking on all of these metabolic off gassing from mold, but then the micro-toxins are a defensive measure from the mauled that it will only make of. It feels like it's trying to protect its property or its area or its community, so there are other types of fungus or `bacterial things that want to take advantage of that. Then it's spits out. These huge micro-toxins to those are the smallest they're not. Not a living thing, but they're ultra small chemicals, and they can move through building material there fifty times smaller than the smallest spore, they can also get really deep into our lung tissue, and that's why I listed those in the order of the biggest thing to the smallest thing because the smallest thinking get right in through our lungs, and now indoor blood system into our fat stores into the fatty organs of our body, and the reason is that these are fat soluble, so as you know a regular person, you fat soluble and you think. Love handle fat booty fat that kind of thing, but what a practitioner here's is bone marrow brain, gi, lining skin organs, detoxification lining of every cell lining of every might Qendra. These are so small. These micro-toxins can seep into all of those places, and you can accumulate an accumulate and accumulate, and that's where it gets really scary and dangerous for people you know as a mold canary..
"micro toxins" Discussed on Break The Rules
"Have you ever lived in a multi home or do you see mold in your bedroom and a lot of people check no. Talk a bit about just be stats. The lay of the land of how prevalent role is because as you mentioned it can present, does where probably is not a first inkling that someone is living in mold. Have Mold in their body. Right well. That's what I get asked a lot. Is that people that know me really well and knew that I was dealing already with complex chronic illness patients I was dealing with. Maldini is working with a mold inspector building inspector, and we would go visit. These patients houses, so I was really versed in this, they say. How did you buy a house ahead a mold problem? Always that happening to you and that's the big message is that it doesn't have to stink like Malta. It doesn't have to smell musty mildew, e anything like that in our personal case and I think in the case of a lot of mysterious mold. It's that if that mold is trapped behind building materials. The toxins that mold making to defend its territory, these recalled micro-toxins Bacon. Move right through those building materials into our indoor air, and we don't have a smell or assent to tell us that there's something wrong, but we do have symptoms that tell us something is wrong, and that's what I'm on a mission right now to really expand the definition of mold illness past what I'm calling spore illness, you know the CDC defined mold. Mold illness to add in the other two factors and mold that make us very sick and in my personal patient base, seventy five to eighty percent of the symptoms are due to these toxins and chemicals, and not to the Sports, necessarily that spores are going to be more classic mold allergy, so the incidents I think is quite a bit larger than we think it is that we're tracking because we're tracking by testing spores. And spores in an environment and I think that that's really missing the boat. Really need to add in looking at the micro-toxins, because if there is a water damaged area, there's going to be mold, and there will be multiple species of mold typically, and there will also be bacteria, and they're all fighting with each other for that beautiful lakefront property that they found inside that built environment with no controls. If you come into an outdoor environment where mold is natural, there are controls that keep it part of a healthy community like sunshine like wind and breeze like the underlying fungal maseela underneath the soil. That's keeping things imbalance..
Culture Plating vs DNA Testing for Microorganisms in Cannabis w/ Kyle Boyar (From BTS #29)
"I'll start with the ancient technology which is plaguing It's been around for some time, and basically this is where you take your sample. You add some sort of. Growth medium right DPW TRIPTYCH soy broth. Yeah Classic Classic growth mediums basically. You put that in with your sample. Typically a one gram sample. It really just depends on what state you're in other industries use lot larger sample sizes. Something like you know anywhere from five twenty five grams, or even upwards of fifty grams really just depends on what you're testing right, but since candidates is a very precious commodity. People don't want to give up their. You Know Ultra high quality stuff more than a gram, so that's typically what we see out there in the marketplace. But, basically you're, you're homogenising your sample. Usually the stomach or By hand massaging and then you're taking that and you're taking a small sub sample of that, and then pleading it as a basically placing that inaugurating the plate, and then you know streaking it or basically spreading it uniformly across the plate surface. And then you're incubating bat depending on what you're testing for, you may incubate it for you know. From Twenty five to twenty seven sees what's typically done for Aspergillus five seven days seven days type thing. But it's going to differ for every different microorganism that you're testing for and then you're basically taking whatever you dilute it at, so you're counting. The colony is on the plate, and then we'll play it by that dilution factor, and now you have a colony forming unit gram readout. That is typically your standard readout that you see in just about everywhere. I mean while QBC are is. Very commonly accepted now in the cannabis industry when it comes to things like total count tests, you do have to convert that seek value or cycle of quantitative will get into a bit more later, but you have to convert that value into something that is acceptable for regulators, which is that a few Graham Now plaguing. Good because it is only enumerated, what is actually viable within the sample, right? And so a lot of people aren't concerned about what's dead in a sample, or what was left over and so that is an advantage of planning a disadvantage of planning is that some of these things don't grow very well and culture It depends again. What type of mediums here using what types of Brasier using There's a number of factors that contribute to how well something cultures on a plate so I would say those are kind of like the high, A. The highpoints of pleading and the potential drawbacks of it but then there's molecular methods like Qpr. QVC are right, so this is quantitative polymerase chain reaction so for those of your listeners that are familiar with polymerase chain reaction. Now this is just monitoring that reaction in real time using different flora fours. And so you're basically typically QC are run is forty cycles You are looking at you know. How quickly does amplify so and then at the point at which crosses the threshold, so you set that threshold to remove any background, the point at which your QBC our signal crosses that threshold is what we call a cycle of quantitative, so that is the point at which. which it is crossing that threshold line and the actual cycle number so basically the earlier of a C Q, You have that means that the earlier or sorry. The the greater presence of your target there is because it's a amplifying quicker, whereas if it's amplifying later than that means you had less of your target, so that would be a higher cq. Value, right? And so I guess the disadvantage with QBC are is that you aren't just selectively? Amplifying is alive. You are getting everything DNA DNA. So you're going to amplify everything and some people push back and say well. Hey, isn't that to our detriment? You know. If you have a bunch of dead stuff on there well, why am I failing for dead stuff? That just doesn't make sense well a couple of things there right so in the context of things like Aspergillus or micro toxin producing. Well. If there's a bunch of that leftover well, that could be indicative that you have mycotoxin your sample now. Of course, many states have opted for mycotoxin testing things like apple. Toxins and ochre toxin. And so that that checks that box right, but still it's good to know and a lot of people have this misconception that because you're only. Oh, sorry, 'cause! You're amplifying all of these things, right? That you're gonNA fail more as a result, but actually we find that. At least in my experience, it was the opposite. And I think the reasoning for that is. and. I guess this is another drawback of planning that I forgot to mention in. This is a perfect tie-in. Well, there's a lack of selectivity. Typically when you're planning something. You're using right selective growth media. That are supposed to foster the growth of a particular class of microbial contaminants now. There's grows mediums. There's also antibiotics that are used for selection in this case, and as we all know, antibiotics are being A. Microorganism, becoming more and more resistance, these things and just because you select for it, based on an antibiotic or some sort of growth medium doesn't necessarily mean that off target organism growth isn't going to happen so what? The the publications that medicinal! Of have done of showed is that there is a significant amount of Tara growth happening especially in the context of police mold plates. And depending on what state you're in typically limits around ten thousand CFU's program. But if you're getting off growth, you're counting dots that are actually not e- mold. You're counting oftentimes bacteria, and so this of course leads inflated accounts, more failures, and so people have this aversion to moving toward QVC are because they think that's going to happen. More frequently, but really it's the opposite because you're using targeted primers, you are selectively amplifying only for the class of organisms that you're looking for. You don't have the potential for off target growth in that case.
"micro toxins" Discussed on Lyme Ninja Radio - Lyme Disease
"Here we go. Hi thanks for having me. You're very welcome. I'm so happy to be here. We're going to have a great discussion about mass cells and lyme disease and mold than IV treatments and Juror. Kinda three hundred sixty degree way of looking at patients and treating them very interested to talk to you about that. I'm happy to tell you all about my approach and how I see these very complex complex patients that that need a lot of a lot of attention and they are not getting it from the medical establishment. As far as I can see so. Do you get referrals. Or how do people find you? A good question A little bit of a few different things. I speak a lot. I'm out there in the community and around the country even rela world speaking all over the place and You know Either patients were clinicians. Who see me? Connect with me said patients to me and I have a. I have a big referral base in my actual patients. You know the patients who have been seeing me entrust me with the care of either themselves or their family members and I'm so fortunate to have the patients who who believe in me and want me to help their other family members of their other friends or neighbors etc so it's You know it's a it's a it's a it's a big process and But I'm really fortunate to have that that's awesome. I like to say that lyme disease is diagnosed over the backyard fence. It's neighbor-to-neighbor St- still. Unfortunately now how did your practice become aware of lyme disease because not every physician is i? Don't WANNA say woke but woke to lyme disease now. I know well you know it's an interesting story of if I if I could share it. It's it's as I look back on experience. I know that things happen for reason. I know I was stern place of certain time and I needed this was meant to be. You know I I was speaking out other conference so I started. Sort OF BACKTRACK. A little bit. I was with Practicing medicine in a large multispecialty practice in Westchester County. New York and I was You know what I was seeing was that I was not helping patients the way I really thought they deserve to be helped and what I was seeing is that they had things that I couldn't always figure out with the tools that I had and so I would start digging in digging and digging and eventually realized that I needed to be on my own and I needed to do it in a way that would Would help more people and so I started. I called it an integrative medicine practice and and I'm located in Westchester County New York which is really a hotbed for lime disease right so I had patients of course I had a few that I was treating actively at that time That I started the practice. But I didn't appreciate the epidemic. That was going on right next to me right under my feet until I was speaking on a conference with. I consider him the world's expert in lyme disease which Horowitz and he was speaking on lime and I was speaking on my topic at this conference and I listened to him and hills knowles and I thought. Oh Wow this is big. But I don't know I don't know if this is what I missing and you know he came over. We talked about to hear my practice. And I said you know that Integrative I was doing that and he asked me how you know how Sean I was seeing. He was assuming that in Armonk New York Westchester County. I was seeing a lot of wine and I said no I have a few cases. I'll never forget the way. He said he doesn't forget it either. He looked at visa. No you don't I don't know you have a lot of cases you're just you're not. You're not you're not picking it up and I'm thinking but I was. I'm asking these questions that I am being. You know really open ended with everything trying to get the history and the questionnaires I'm using. And what am I missing? And you're very quickly. I mean with a two weeks. I realized what I was what was happening. And as what were you missing missing chronic tick borne diseases and at what goes ahead. A nation already had a code and I see decode something else. You weren't going back. We'll know now I was before I mean is they would come in. I'll give you an example in their little tired. They're not functioning. The way they need to their thyroid is off. The adrenals are off. The hormones are off. Okay and I look at that and as an integrative slash functional medicine doctor I know what to do. I'd have got issues right so working on the gut. I'm working on the adrenals. I'm working on the thyroid. I'm trying to put this together right but I haven't gone to the root. Why are the adrenals that why? Why is the thyroid that way right and you blame it on? You know if it's a woman in who has young kid you blame it on the kids you blame it on sweep you blame it on the Diet right so I did all that and emphasised. Sometimes you clean up the Diet. Clean up the gut their immune system gets better and better and you know and you. Maybe they are on a little thyroid and they back and they say okay. You know that that did it and you feel like you know you've been really successful with that patient but there were others you'd hope a little and then something you're missing. There's something else. They're still not better. They're still not where they need to be And that's those are the cases I would come back in and say I don't know now I'm having this weird Ringing in my ears the Tinnitus is now. We're a little dizzy. And then I and then a light bulb. The light bulb goes off. And once you see it you can't unsee it and so then. It becomes clear that that by former patients that I was treating other things probably had underlined performances as the as the trigger. Some of them where it's active and has retreated in some of the maybe. It's not the disease that has to be treated right now but you need to understand why it happened and you treat the consequences. It depends on each patient. But that's really what happened in as the new patients coming in and as they saw that I was in tune to this you know then it snowballs snowballs. Everyone knows now that that that's my specialty that I that I can identify diagnose and treat diseases so before you came the neighborhood lime doctor and you would just. I call a through the looking glass right now. You can see how much of your practice became lime. Instantly that'd before other referrals started just flooding in. So let's say I go from five or ten percent right a few cases to forty percents probably in. I don't know three months. And then seventy percents in a year. And I saw Richard Horowitz a year or two later after the conference and I went up to him and I said remember what you said and that's why I had to say. He looked at me smiled. He's an I remember. What do you think in I said Oh my goodness I think? Seventy percent of my patients have line disease or work or related to boycott infection and And he said Yup you got it going. Yeah we we like to say here on the show. That lime covers anything. That type of infection stealth infection. Because I mean we can spend hours just listing. Every time we speak from physician's point of view it's important to distinguish but when we say lime you could feel comfortable tick-borne infection and maybe a few other things to thank you. I'm glad to hear that because I think of line is an umbrella term due to be official. Of course you know Borelli has lime and for Nelson thing and there are some things to distinguish you know when I when I have to during this conversation. I'll say this Nello related. You know thing but generally speaking yeah. I think that's a good way of looking at it. It really tweaked me here at upstate. Medical they put out a press release about that two months ago. Three months ago saying that we've discovered this new infection. That's worse Than Live. And it's beryllium memo. Thai is like really guys as like what you've been missing all along and now you're covering your rear end saying oh we've discovered this new thing called news. We already know so old news. And they're like wow we're so great It's like you're late to the Party about twenty years now on one side. We have lime on the other side. We have mould kind of in the middle connecting these masol activation. So tell me how you see those three fitting together. So I think it's important to understand that there's there's the environment And that could include infections that are coming in from the environmental it could include Molden micro-toxins and other environmental chemicals. Voc's and then you have the host. You have the person right that has to deal with all that and so some of what we we need to realize that there is a genetic component and then there's something called epigenetics that's the environmental a assault on the DNA basically changing expression. So we have genetics that dictate. How our immune systems work They they give us a risk for autoimmune diseases or risk for cancer or whatever it is you may never get any of those things but if you have the right exposures in the right at the genetic effect you can develop those things. So I always think it's important to understand the the host that is coming from and I think it's important because there are lots of people out there. I believe that if I pulled I always say this if I pull fifty people off the street and bring them into my office or a hundred people are thousand people and I draw blood on them and I do know the best lab out there till detective borne diseases. I would guess that in the area that I'm practicing eighty to ninety percent of them will have a positive something lime burnell but this year looky at a plasma something some of them are not sick. These people are not sick at all. Some of them are sick or are functioning and have little things that common go so they see a regular doctor and some are very ill right. The question is why is that right? That's kind of what I'm spending my career trying to understand. Why are these? Are Some patients so sick? And how do we get them to get better right so I think about the genetics? So in many cases where I see chronic line the severe I see a predisposition early in life for either immune dysregulation of some kind of get frequent strep infections. They get allergies. Are there to the dog through to the cat. There they get a lot of rashes. They have stomach aches. They've been constipated the minute they were born there. Something about the the flavor of their presentation that I in early Asian. I could see that this already..
"micro toxins" Discussed on The Dr. Gundry Podcast
"Of different species. Those species literally educate your immune system. That we've got your back. Whatever you're going to swallow will take care of and even if we don't they're not going to bother you and you guys can just rest and stand down. I'm a perfect example of that. I got allergy shots for most of my teenage and young adult life. I don't have any allergies anymore. I was allergic every mold. There was I could live in a moldy house. I will not have any reaction to mold exposure because my immune system is different by the way the Italian government has issued statements that there are no micro-toxins in Espresso so there are not Because the process even if there were the cooking process the high temperature kills and deactivates any mycotoxin. Same Way with chocolate. So if you react to these molds or fungi it's because your immune system is hyper reactive and that's actually telling you. These guys are not the problem. The problem is you got leaky gut. And you got a horrible imbalance microbiome. We fix that. That problem goes away as it did with one of the world's experts in micro-toxins when we changed her leaky gut. So that's it for this week from the Doctor Gunnery podcast. Please send your questions on in. It's really fun to get a chance to answer your questions and send more and we'll be happy to put me on the firing line because I'm Dr Gunnery and I'm always looking out for you. Thanks for joining me on this episode of the Doctor Country..
"micro toxins" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"Unfortunately we get caught in the crossfire. Gotcha okay that makes sense And I feel like now like a pretty good understanding of what foreign how to know. If you might have any of these issues going on your home I love to switch gears and really talk about what to do for your health if you do find it because like I said I know this is an issue. It's a huge where I live And honestly some of the symptoms that you mentioned sound like the response to like I mean he does. He's or Had several guests on to talk about breast implant illness and how the bodies like mounting in the Munich response so I'm curious to understand on a physiological level like what is is happening in the body when we have mold exposure. Oh that's a great question so the micro-toxins can do so many different things in our bodies they can directly damage Tana they can influence our DNA behaves they can damage the The so members on the Mitochondria and then they can really injure or liver and Kidney And then also affect your immune system they suppress immune system to be able to keep our own microbiome in check doc and to fight off infection and even affect how well our bodies keep cancer at bay since we all have abnormal cells is that were producing all the time so depending on the particular mycotoxin it can do so many different negative things my opinion now. Now that I've seen more and more of this mycotoxin illnesses that the ideal thing would be that it be part of a screening that we do on a regular basis because we can and check the micro-toxins in our our urine three two different companies realtime lab in Great Plains so if we have an uptick in the amount of Mycotoxin then we go look for the source as that in our car is at her home is in our office or school or is it in the food that we're eating so that we can make.
"micro toxins" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"Testing and the environment and you can order kits from them and do both the DNA part of it as well as the Mike. Oh Park toxin part of it. So yeah if you're buying a home or even potentially leasing something for period of time. I really really recommend testing before. Are you move all your belongings in there and potentially contaminate yourself and your belongings if you're in some of these areas like urine Florida Ray. I am yeah so definitely like mall central every are yes so some of these places that have had all these hurricanes. It really is difficult to find the safe place to live like a so. Many of my patients have come from Houston and they thought that they had you know that their home was okay because they didn't have obvious water. Damage meant but because of the blowing driving winds if there's any issue with the building envelope not being sealed for almost perfectly. Ah that the the backside of the drywall ended up with big fake problems and and even the air conditioning systems can be so compromised with those those high winds and driving rains. Yeah absolutely I think. There's also some misconceptions when it comes to mold of like you know if there's mold the house it should smell must eerie. You can kind of tell smelling it is that can you talk about mold. Person musty smell. Do they go together. Or is that misconception. Oh that's perfect question question because I had so many people that say oh I can't smell it so it must not be there. That's the end. EOC's that some molds make at so that's a little different the type of chemical than the micro-toxins that are also produced and both can be dangerous. But definitely if you smell Miss Eunice. You know it's something needs to be done or avoid it but a lot of the micro-toxins you can't smell so you don't even know it's there so so you just the only way to know for sure is to either test you or test the environment. Okay so mold doesn't always necessarily go along with a musty smell. What about mildew because I feel like those words get used interchangeably as do the same thing as old or different and if it's different is it dangerous? It's like Malta's than overall Oh category of organisms and then mildew is kind of a slang term but a lot of times the things that we thinker the harmless mildew kind of thing really aren't and if somebody says to you. Oh that's not a problem. It just looks like mildew run because you can't can't.
"micro toxins" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"EPA genetic information which is the study of DNA expression and the bodies incredible ability to express or repress helpful or detrimental genes as well as prevent he'll and even reverse certain illnesses. She's a fascinating background. She was an IBM engineer for a decade decade and then her challenging experience traditional medicine motivated her to search for her own health answers. She left engineering to attend the University of Texas Medical School in his now board. Certified in internal medicine and a certified functional medicine physician with a practice in Austin Texas. If you live there I cannot recommend her highly enough. Gosh she's the author of two books in his currently working on her third. And I know that you're GonNa love this episode we go really deep on mold exposure micro-toxins and what you need to know to make sure that you don't have any underlying problems in your home that you're not aware of doctorship you welcome. Thanks for being here so excited to be here. I am so excited to chat with you. Because as you are an expert on many many things but I know that you both have personal experience and expertise in an area. I get a lot of questions about and I want to jump into today. which is mold mycotoxin mycotoxin exposure? And I know that you have a story a personal story and I would love to start there because I think this is a growing awareness about this and people are realizing they might have a problem. But but there's also probably a lot of us who don't even realize we have a problem but we might so. Can you start with a personal story. Yes I was Already practicing sync functional medicine. You know where you're where I'm looking for the root cause of illness and I had gone to a conference on micro-toxins about a year before but I didn't know what was happening to me so I was getting sicker and sicker. I had gotten to the point where I would draw a glass. If it was full of water is a a bright arm was so weak. I couldn't even grasp it fully. My hair was falling out all over the bathroom. I had so much pain in my body that I didn't want my kids to hug me hurt so badly and I I couldn't wear my heels anymore because my right foot hurt so much and and I was really getting scared I I was starting to wonder if.
"micro toxins" Discussed on The Curious About Cannabis Podcast
"Microbial contaminants At least on the Salmonella E-coli and honestly we don't really see any significant failure rates With modern shelf cannabis. That stuff is all pretty clean. Those are contaminants generally come from manure That hand washing rushing and so In California occasionally. We do see some problems with that in manufacturer during fuse products Because they're you know I didn't wash their hands making the cupcakes or whatever raw again. That's though yeah And Not really a cannabis this thing. WE DO DETECT ASPERGILLUS You know we use PR polymerase chain reaction as a as a screening screening tool So this is a way to look for like the genetic signature of a bunch of different microbes on rapidly In a reaction and then if when we do get positive causative hits Those are always confirmed by direct culture. Plates So aspergillus is still kind of thing. this is why a lot of states require moisture Choice your content measurement and or water activity measurement is. This is a means means of benchmarking. How dry your materials are in there? You're cured to a certain level so you don't have to worry about moulder. Correct area growing out. Yeah absolutely Also you know while we're talking about mold and fungi aspergillus and other dark colored molds produce their own sort of form of pesticides called micro-toxins on there are a number of micro-toxins that are required to be tested for again in not yet in Oregon But I would. I would imagine. We'll see that within the next year or two To the chemists they look much like pesticides with respect to like their their chemistry in how you analyze them on on a mass SPEC You know but California has a specific requirement for mycotoxin testing in so I would say the failure rate for those are you. You know about similar to like the mold failure rate those are really this the signature of mold but they are persistent where you probably would only find mold in cannabis flower Just like pesticides. We do Occasionally and detect micro-toxins in finished products in in resins and infused products. Well there there's micro-toxins once produced or super super stable. They're very heat tolerant. Even under high pressure they seem to be able to survive live yum processes and unlike most pesticides like we know micro-toxins our our hypothesis toxic and persistently or cumulatively You know they they cause cumulative liver damage like your lifetime Dose if you will Matters a lot of pesticides. Certainly don't want a lot of them in your bloodstream. Fortunately you actually do From food but a lot of those are very well broken down by the liver and they're generally not that toxic below a certain level. That sounds funny to say but still yeah well it makes the poison right. Yeah exactly micro-toxins. Not so much. Yeah they they they do. In 'cause liver damage cumulatively and so it's definitely not something that you want in your food. Yeah and they're They're pretty carcinogenic to from what I understand and It's something that When Oregon was developing the rules I was surprised? that might be toxins There was discussion discussion about it early on and then it Kinda fell out. But it's something that we did. You know some work trying to look at that and you know we were able to confirm like it's around for sure it's it's flowing around you know not super common but you know just in the context of public health and safety especially with how popular extracts are getting You know just more and more vape pens and dabbing and all this thing You know I have some pretty serious concerns about exposure to micro-toxins wells walls pesticides and everything but pesticides seem to be one of the first contaminants. That states catch onto that needs to be tested for. And so there's you know a lot more control over pesticides decides in there are micro-toxins and it's so common for producers to take a flower material. Will that might be moldy or otherwise. You can't be sold. Sold his flour into extract it and turn it into You know concentrate and then sell that. So so what. About heavy metals in cannabis products. You know that when a states started passing rules about heavy metals. A lot of people speculated that it was not going to be a thing in the cannabis flower. There's all kinds of study that shows that it can bring or at least remove metals incites insights from the soil right. But if you look at those papers not many of them actually looked at distribution as nails in the plant in that sort sort of matters so California started requiring metals testing for all products as of January first. And so there's a nice little data set building there but Florida's been doing it for quite a while and A recently gave a talk Looking at about seventy six hundred medals tests of various different products that we've tested in in Florida over the last a couple of years and the the trend. Is You know I guess. Summarize that it's it's not very very typical defined heavy metals in cannabis flower or resin. And so I think this will be borne out by some of the research rich but I have this hunch that you know cannabis and hemp sequester medals from soil but it probably stays in the roots. Yeah there's there was a study that came amount from up promising that yeah. I'm not a doctor right. There was a study that came out fairly recently. I can't remember exactly when that looked at distribution and found that definitely the concentration is higher in the roots than anywhere else sure which makes sense chance? But that's not to say that we don't see heavy metal failures exactly and actually pretty significant quantities. So what you know. I guess the summary of all that is that the grow environments the grow atmosphere here the materials plus any manufacturing stuff down stream. Right right is a huge culprit in in metals contamination. Well and something. We see in the Natural Products Industry broadly in the context of finished products. If someone's making a manufactured product left with other herbs and that's our thing if they're not even if the cannabis is coming out clean and when I say clean I mean natural products. Broadly are GonNa have medals in in them and so it's really about the concentration. How high is the level? It's rare to Nazi medals But if you're not controlling for are the The metals concentration that is actually in other component ingredients should going into a finished product in that can Cause problems even if you've done all this control on your cannabis absolutely so as a spin out of this You know this is based on real data. We're or starting to help vape pen clients Screen They pen.
Certain Moldy Food Can Be Safe to Eat
"To bring stuff production of iheartradio. Hey Brian stuff lauren. bo-bottle here it's happened to all of us that fresh peachy were so excited to eat as suddenly sporting a dime sized growth growth of fuzzy white stuff or your couple slices of Sandwich. Bread have sprouted. A few tiny flecks of green. Is it safe to just off the unappealing area and consume the rest mold on the surface of food usually appears as a green or white area often fuzzy in texture it can be widespread or appear to be isolated on just one section end end while it may look like the growth is on the surface. Mold is a fungus with a structure similar to a plant roots stock and spores the roots often invisible to the naked eye can grow quite deep the stock and spores are what you see on the surface and the spores can go airborne which can cause the mold to spread on the current object or contaminate nate neighboring foods. You've heard the expression. One bad apple spoils the barrel often if mold develops on one piece of food. It quickly spreads to other nearby air by food not alter bad and some are normal and even desirable some cheeses such as Rocca for our speckled characteristic. Blue Green veins achieve this quality. cheesemakers introduce a friendly edible type of mold. During the manufacturing process. The resulting cheeses are perfectly safe to eat uniquely creamy and very popular although admittedly both a funky and acquired taste but other modes can cause problems. Some cause allergic reactions or induced respiratory Tori distress which is why you shouldn't sniff etymology product and some moles produce poisonous substances called micro-toxins which can cause serious illness so so what about that tasty PT. We're looking forward to. Because of its soft texture in high moisture content. It's likely that further invisible contamination exists beyond just the surface. It's safer to send that item to the compost Bin Than risk illness for complete guidelines. On what foods are safe in aren't based on current research it's best to check with your garments food safety education resources. For example the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service has a great guide at F S I s the USDA Dot Gov. But here's a starter guide on which moldy foods two toss end which to trim because while not all moldy foods are a total loss. Some should be skipped foods that are soft and moist are the most likely to be dangerous because the mold may be growing deeper into the product than it appears so if you see mold on the following toss him lunch meats bacon hotdogs cooked casseroles cooked grains or pasta breads and other baked goods soft fruits and vegetables like cucumbers tomatoes or berries aries jams and jellies peanut butter other legumes beans nuts soft cheeses yogurt and sour cream. Some of these particularly grain based products and certain produce tend to harbor mold that are particularly insidious because
"micro toxins" Discussed on Living with Lyme
"And and there's no absolutes in this world and so to really Double Down and push on a protocol. I understand people's want and drive to Jewett but understand that there has to be flexibility in it. And that's that's just the reality of it so when working with clients now I have to be careful not to say the word protocol. Now that I put in my mouth I don't I don't have no what. Tell me what you like to do this right right. I might do that so I do. I have this little kind of decision tree in my have have in different people. Kinda come in in different spots along that decision tree. So maybe someone who's worked with a lime doctor for you know years before and they'd been including free and dairy free and all the and they done it all they kind of fast track and to me So a lot of it usually. Let's let's just assume everyone's kind of done that base work because honestly most of my clients are familiar with you. Know the whole alternative holistic round. They've seen scene like five ten fifteen practitioners so they've gone through it already. You know So usually the first thing that I do with people. is June assessment of Mir micro-toxins. And the reason why is my goal is to be very Financially responsible responsible and prudent with my clients. So what I have and of reasons out is if we go through and we'd do a urine mycotoxin tests and we see if you're elevated or not elevated and we compare that with potential exposures whether that's at work that's at home and we work on that basic level erse. Why do people get better? especially if they really adhere and they really avoid probably like fifty percent my clients get better Dr. So it's after that initial kind of low hanging fruit I call it. We push that out of the way and then we go onto the next thing. The next thing would eventually be working with sirs chronic inflammatory response syndrome. Are you still sick even though we completely the detox you now and you're out of exposure okay. Let's work on adjusting your inflammation Anne. We kind of go from there now with regards hard to the urine mycotoxin so people will be like well. You mentioned micro-toxins you mentioned. Sarah's what about allergy or infection or calms as breath I consider infection and colonization. Kind of in the first half micro-toxins mycotoxin tactic come from somewhere. They can come from your your environment or they can come from your internal environment so you look outside and inside when you're dealing with those micro-toxins so if someone really clearly has a very toxic environment we've tested. They have mold growth in their home. Well guess what we're going to look there first but someone on who has a high in mycotoxin burden and their whole ms like tested clean. We've had people in we've gone through. We're going to start. Consider how they might be inoculated inside side which really sets me apart from other physicians. Who are doing a lot of mold where there's some folks out there that say when you see a urine mycotoxin level you you could come on anti fungal and I can't get with that? I think that there's a time and place for Anti Fungal so it can be really rough on the liver some of them And and you you need to use them carefully you know. We put hundreds of thousands of tons and that is once again cited by research summoner manure about that hundreds of thousands of tons of as Sol's every year on our crops Israel's our anti fungal and these agricultural as are totally related to the medical is almost to the point that the literature shows that people who are as all naive the meeting that they haven't actually taken the anti uncle who are farmhands have resistance to medical is so they're exposed in the field to two eight Sol's they develop a fungal infection and then when we try to treat them in a medical setting their resisted. So I don't see see the good it does for me to just reflexively Give someone ends bungles when I see an elevated urine mycotoxin test A I don't know if it's GonNa make a difference and be. I don't know who I'm taking that. Life saving medication away from in the years to come because of resistance. So I'm a huge believer in anti fungal stewardship and being very cautious and very using logic and reason judicious yes yes very judicious in my use. So if you're not using using a pharmacologic treatment what what do you find has been the most helpful to you. Is it a combination therapy of herbal single herb. I mean are you using if find that. They've got this sinusitis. Are you using a some type of herbal nasal Clinton thing I mean. Are you sure like I've seen recently that you know people use colloidal silver for sinuses. What what are you lake? Yeah so before you can really put someone on an on an anti anything right. You need to think about where the bug is as in the nose is in the gut is it in the vagina. China like where where is the fungus. That's causing all the issues. And depending on that then we go a step further and we consider what the best Treatment delivery. Is You know if I can get a positive culture if I can actually get someone to cough up something out of their lungs and ship it off and get it cultured I love to run a culture and sensitivity on that so I can see if there is any a anti bungles of that could be of use if we need to go there and then we can confirm the issue and the location so There are natural gives to to everything you know. A lot of our anti fungal allies in the plant world are You know Oregano time. Royal topically garlic You know the list goes on and on but then we have some really cool herbs that go in and modify the the funguses ability to achieve resistance to some of these drugs when we pair it so I read There's some research out there that Pairs Greens he extract with flu console to decrease resistance. And do I use that sometimes. Sure are there other times where I I will use something like Bio Sidon absolutely You know for some time if we do have a nasal issue for people. It's not not uncommon for me to try to do some type of you know Netti pot nasal bio sided rents followed by some probiotics and maybe even with they A nasal restore something like that. So the goal is to kind of go in and burn the fields. You know the goal is to kind of go in maybe wheat fields all in all but then also replant and re unoccupied so anywhere that you're going in and breath clearing out fungi. All that kind of stuff you need to make sure that your repopulating with good and beneficial bacteria to kind of choke Out that niche so that fungus can't hold their anymore In addition when you're working with fungi you really need to make sure it just like lying that you're using Bioko okay busters if you're not using bio combustion You're you're essentially handing over resistance to those folks so what are what are your thoughts on. biofilm busters like what are what are you finding because there are several you know in that category on many yet. What do you like? Do you like the like I'm trying to think is grape seed oil or you know what what are you finding that that's helpful to you L.. As a good one in There's a combo products out they are that has La Black Cumin human and bismuth. That's really really phenomenal for folks that was developed by one of my mentors Dr Paul Anderson. He's absolutely phenomenal and people don't follow his work they they really. Should I get right Anderson yet. Dr Paul Anderson. In fact he's having a Oncology conference this weekend in Seattle called the eight a m he M. as in Mary P. S. P. Paul He also co authored. The book Outside the box. Cancer Therapies Absolutely amazing and he's Yeah he's great so he formulated one of those Bio Dome products that I like using and of course you know it's not just the La it's not just the black human seed it's not NEC- is huge pile film. Buster a lot of our digestive enzymes or take on an empty stomach could theoretically be used as biofilm busters pet today since another one. I mean the list goes on and an on but you just WanNa make sure that you're arming and equipping people with Right when right Kea do just part of it. Yeah and while we're at it while are and having people on viner having people on a fighter if you're gonNA kill you need to do a binary of some sort and there's lots against so many good binders out there I used to be the the the Chola Star mean is the best I can. And you know when you know better you do better and The whole star mean forums for times a day. If you WANNA make really sensitive people sick shore do it you know but I just I. I can't do that. I am so cautious now even before quitting people on binders because thereby Knocked people for a loop even just beyond the Gi upset of Cola Star. Arming you know. I've seen charcoal cause liver pain being unlimited discomfort kind of like a liver stagnation You know it's Really dependent on the individual person. So while you're doing some type of Kill Protocol you really need to make sure that you have those binders on hand. Kind of staggered away. from the time that you're doing wing those deliveries along. Do people need to be treated for. Depends on what they have and depends on how severe you know. How would you know that your area that you're treating is actually resolved? I mean you could do testing again but again you know mycotoxin test His three hundred dollars. If someone doesn't WanNa do that again I I. It's hard to say because sometimes you do treatment on a certain issue and they're great and then boom they're not great and then you wonder. Oh was it do we not limited enough. I see it like a relay rice. I with these medications are doing and I'm not a good runner so let's just get that out of everyone's mind right now. I see as really. I'm starting offer people. Well and we are you know Henning the Anti Fungal the Batat or heading the antifungal whatever. It may be the batons to do the first slap at the race and then after that. We're hoping that we have recovered. The person well enough that that trade off will be need their own macrobiotics stepping up to help fight that their own immune system as a stepping up to help carry that next leg of the race And you know every now and then you have to double back there some people when you take them off Kill Protocol they might fax slide a little bit And there's something to to be said about Treating or long enough that sometimes you don't know until you take someone of something Or sometimes times it. It is long enough but their immune system just isn't kind of up to the task just quite yet and it's not Sansei fungal you you know. I see that with the antivirals shoe for people. I do a lot of work around the human herpes virus families the viruses Vira Epstein Barr Virus. HSE ONE HSBC less does on and on and on a usually start people on a cycle Vera Valet cyclope are on if they can handle it. Some sense of folks we can't handle it and Getting them on a different type of antibiotic product like an herb or nutraceutical. Subtypes are better tolerated. But you never really know who those people are going to be. I am so surprised. I have some of my most sensitive folks. I put them on an herb. They're done they're absolutely done for. I put them on a pharmaceutical and they do great great. So there's something to also take into consideration about the full profile of herb There are certain herbs that can be really really rough on the liver. And then you look out there Prescription counterpart so drug that does something similar and it. Sometimes The Times. In those cases it's better tolerated so herbs aren't always like the best the.
"micro toxins" Discussed on People's Pharmacy
"And we have started by talking about avoidance now obviously sleet if people have a house that is full of mold. It's going to be difficult in some cases for people to just move out and find another place to live but i guess you're saying that perhaps for short period of time. They may need to do that. <hes> yeah can you go onto the other four tools. Please sure so the next tool is fundamentals which is all of the basic treatment guidelines from nature pathak doctor so you'd be hearing from us us about good diet choices many many many vegetables every day to try to get five to six servings a minimum of vegetables a day getting good sleep working on getting your body tuned into a normal circadian rhythm <hes> mold tenths to throw that rhythm off so people can become night owls so i work with patients on remember that humans are wakened the day were not owls or not awake at night to get on the circadian rhythm so the fundamentals are basic. Things is like that and then the next tool is protect the body the next tool is repair and then fight which is to fight off the fungus the the fungal overload in the body. Tell us a bit more. If you would please about protecting the body yes so there are certain things that protect attacked your body from mole toxins as mold dies and his fungus dies it becomes much more toxic and can dump these micro-toxins in the liver and the kidneys have to manage that if they can't keep up those micro-toxins spillover into nerve tissue and into the fat to be dumped later so we want to protect the nerve tissue we want to protect the immune system that also takes a hit when you get these micro-toxins toxins villages so i typically put patients on something that will <hes> manage the good fat balance in their body and d._h._a. Is a official on a good fat that is protest been shown to be protective against mold oxen's especially if they're having neurological symptoms rain cognition maybe tremors <hes> we really optimize that fat balance and i use labs to to measure after that and see how much we need to us and then we protect the liver and the kidneys from any damage the damage from these toxins really impact deliver deliver function in the liver's ability.
"micro toxins" Discussed on KOMO
"Now our top stories a fire station in north Seattle long suspected of causing serious illnesses. And firefighters has been cleared out tests revealing micro-toxins from mold and the fire chief and Seattle's mayor opted to shut it down for further testing. Here's komo's Carleen Johnson. Steady devastation. Thirty one back in two thousand three revealed one hundred nineteen firefighters assigned to that station over the years going back to nineteen seventy five hundred open had gotten a cancer diagnosis tough to be sure the station is to blame. Though, firefighters in general have increased cancer risk because of toxins and smoke and burning chemicals can Stewart's the president of Seattle firefighters union local twenty-seven every month that our union meeting, we read the list of line of duty deaths across the United States, and it is cancer cancer, cancer cancer cancer. So this is a scourge of the fire service. Stuart says the fire chief and other officials are now doing all they can figure out what's going on. Fred hutch is due out with study results this fall. Really appreciate the efforts of tooth Goggin and mirror. And in really engaging in that study to work with firefighters local twenty seven to find answers. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. Expecting to hear more from Seattle's fire chief on the situation at station thirty one a little bit later on this hour. So be sure to stay with coamo for the latest this afternoon, you can share your thoughts on the future of the port of Everett that poor will hold an open house with topics ranging from strategic planning to feature projects along ever waterfront that open house starts at four this afternoon runs until seven as being held at twelve five. Craftsman way. That's gomo's. Ryan yamamoto. By the way, you can also weigh in online. Find link on the are hotlinks section of KOMO news dot com. Starting tomorrow, Washington state troopers are going to be watching for distracted drivers.
"micro toxins" Discussed on KOMO
"Center of family disturbance, turn deadly in Redmond this morning. Andrea wolf. Buck is with the Redmond PD and says they got a call about a man being shot around six o'clock. So he's taking a Harborview forty eight year old male. He did die on rival the hospital. The suspect a thirty three year old man related to the victim has been arrested at all happened at a home near northeast sixty third way and one hundred and fifty fourth avenue northeast. No word on what led up to the shooting up, you all a bar just had its liquor license suspended after investigators say the owner was dealing illegal drugs. They're the state liquor and cannabis board has suspended Johnny's bar, and grills license for at least one hundred eighty days is the first emergency. Suspension. The board has ever issued at least let me rephrase that the first emergency suspension. The board has issued this year. There were just four in two thousand eighteen a fire station in north Seattle long suspected of causing serious illness in firefighters has been cleared out tests revealing micro-toxins from mold and the fire chief and Seattle's mayor off to the shut it down for further testing. More from komo's Carleen Johnson steady demonstation thirty one back in two thousand three revealed one hundred nineteen firefighters assigned to that station over the years going back to nineteen seventy five hundred open had gotten a cancer diagnosis tough to be sure the station is to blame though, firefighters in general have increased cancer risk, because of toxins and smoke and burning chemicals. Can he Stewart's the president of Seattle, firefighters union local twenty-seven every month that are union meeting? We read the list of line of duty deaths across the United States, and it is cancer cancer cancer cancer cancer. So this is a scourge of the fire service. Stuart says the fire. Chief and other officials are now doing all they can to figure out what's going on. Fred hutch is due out with study results, this fall really appreciate the efforts of chief Goggin and America and, and really engaging in that study to work with firefighters local twenty seven to find answers. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. Coming up on KOMO. Where can Boeing find the wide open space. It needs to store its grounded jets. I'm Corwin Hake. An answer from east.
Aflatoxins in Nuts: Danger or Hype?
"Due to their relatively high fat content. But these aren't just empty calories along with those healthy unsaturated fats. You're also getting fiber and protein which help keep you from getting hungry. And that could be why dieters who include nuts in their meal. Plans lose more weight and report feeling less hungry, and in general people who eat nuts on a regular basis are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. Despite those calories nuts are also rich in vitamin E, which is good for your skin heart and brain, they contain Fido stairwells natural plant compounds that help to regulate your cholesterol levels and regular consumption is linked with reduced risk of heart disease and other diseases. So far, the news is all good. But several of you have written to ask me about aspergillus or aflatoxin in nuts. And whether this is something that we need to worry about I can tell you that some of the. Scariest things you may have encountered on the internet are probably exaggerated or taken out of context. Nonetheless. These are not imaginary concerns first, let's take a minute to understand exactly what these compounds are. And we're we're likely to encounter them aspergillus is a type of fungus that's found in the soil, and it can cause disease in certain food crops, especially leg. You gms. Grains and tree nuts. An aspergillus infection can weaken the plants enough that it reduces crop yield. And that's obviously a concern for the farmers. But even when crop yields are affected, only minimally the aspergillus fungus continues to be a problem after the crops are harvested, it can cause grains or nuts to rot in storage leading to more losses for farmers or distributors. But the main concern in terms of human health is that aspergillus produces potentially harmful compounds called micro-toxins in particular were concerned about a group of micro-toxins called aflatoxin. Zain's? These are known to be carcinogenic chronic aflatoxin exposure can lead to liver damage or liver cancer, especially in individuals with pre existing conditions such as hepatitis b infection breathing in the spores of the aspergillus fungus can also cause lung irritation or damage again, especially in individuals with pre existing lung disease such as to Berkeley losses or COPD. And that's why most developed nations have very stringent monitoring for aspergillus and aflatoxin in foods products that are most likely to be infected such as peanuts or tree nuts are routinely screened, and if those aspergillus are aflatoxin levels are above a certain very low threshold the foods cannot be distributed. Now, this is obviously motivated growers to develop growing and handling practices that reduce the presence of aspergillus aflatoxin in their food and their feed. Crops, and these efforts have been very successful. According to the World, Health Organization, control strategies have mostly eliminated harmful exposures in developed countries. Unfortunately, those living in developing nations may still be exposed to harmful levels of contamination. Especially those in tropical regions where these crops may also serve as dietary staple the WHO says that food insufficiency and a lack of diversity substantially contributes to the susceptibility of individuals and communities to apple toxins, knowing you consider that hepatitis B and Turkey losses are also much more common in developing countries. You can see that apple toxins present a real public health concern in these developing nations, the World Health Organization in the centers for disease control are working hard on a number of initiatives to combat the problem everything. From public information campaigns to developing aspergillus. Resistant strains of these crops to enhanced screening protocols, but the problem is not yet solved before I share some tips on how to protect yourself against this threat word from this week's
"micro toxins" Discussed on KTOK
"I finally got it expects some texts for me coming up and ultra Kerr alter hemp ultra everything we get it. Obviously it omega health or sponsor of this show. Gotta show them love. I we talked about Greenacres source. Okay. Norman green acres and then out to omega health at twenty third and council, and then Dr Paul Rothwell, they're close to twenty thirty council. More fit medical doctor Castel Santana, Kim fuller, encompass wellness. We've got Dr Laura miles. We've got flourished pharmacy. We have Meridian nutrition at fourteenth and Meridian. And then we have Taylor's herbs over at forty six. The MacArthur we've got innovative pharmacy. Dave, Mason and Edmond and Haley's herbs out in Edmond is well, flourish pharmacy rite at one forty seven Dr Brian Frank over at Genesis had enough of this. Let's talk rats. The south is so the rats the rats. You know, how in in? Adam knows this. You know, how when people when when pharmaceutical companies, for example, they're trying to test out a drug, and so they first start with something like a rat. And you know, the metabolism their similarities between humans and rats, blabbity, blah. And so a lot of the stuff that applies to rats, not everything. But a lot of it. There's some crossover, and it applies to human beings. And so whenever a drug shows promise in a lab rat. They're like, hey, maybe we can move it to the next round of texts testing. Let's go primates. Let's go humans. Okay. So I was talking to a lab scientists the other day, and he gave me some interesting information about okay? So let's say you're testing a drug for obesity, and you need an obese rat. How do you make it a rat? Obese? That's an interesting question. Well, you give it something called rat Chow, but not just rat shell something called obese genyk Rach how it means feed him this and they'll get fat. So they make this commercially. You just call the the rat Chow company. You say I need a pound of obesity, genyk rat Chow, they send it to you. And then you feed the rats this obesity, genyk rat Chow, and they get fat. It's fascinating. Because here's how it goes. Let's talk protein carbs and fats ten percent protein, very very low ten percent protein. And then the rest is half half carbs and fats while forty five percent carbs forty five percent fat ten percent protein. Guess what? The standard American diet proportions are ten percent protein. Forty five percent carbs forty five percent fat. Isn't it interesting that the very thing that they feed rats to make them obese Josh obese is the exact proportions of proteins carbs and fats that Americans tend to eat that's causing us to be fat. Can you even believe that? Well, I and. Yeah. Adam sane. Yes. So I'm curious. I don't know if if Doug Kaufman told you this story Doug Kaufman, host of no the cause writer of author of twelve books, blah, blah, blah. I've worked with him for thirteen years. So when he was working at USC medical school. He was the doorbell rang is working in a lab. They said, hey, we've got delivery he goes down. And he sees this giant thing that looks like a cake box, and he picks it up, and there's all this movement, and it was rats, and he went up delivered it to the lab. And they said what are you doing? And he said, what do you do any cell? We're doing a or diabetes study. And he said really well. So what do you do he says, well, we I have to give the rats diabetes. So what do you how do you give rats diabetes? And he said, oh, it's easy. You take this fungal poison called aflatoxin b one you give it to them. They get diabetes. Just like that. The same thing happened months later, but they were doing a cancer study. How do you give rats cancer micro-toxins, fungal poisons? You say, well, I'm not exposed to fungal poisons. No, no, the fungal poisons that they were giving these lab rats are the very fungal poisons that your eating when you eat in America corn peanuts pistachios. Wait, right. Oh. In the two thousand to November. So journal of the American Medical Association, doctor Ruth at Seoul wrote a complete article that showed micro-toxins fungal poisons that are either commonly or universally contaminating the American food supply highest corn, she used the word universally contaminated with the fungal poison called aflatoxin b one which happens to be the notorious the most notorious natural carcinogen that means cancer causing agent in the world aflatoxin b one that same aflatoxin b one is what they would give lab rats to give them diabetes that same aflatoxin b one is the same that they would give lab rats to give them cancer, the obesity genyk rat Chow to make sure that rats are going to be obese predictably is the exact proportion of carbs, fats and proteins. That Americans are eating in the standard American diet. You think we're getting tons of meat. Actually, it's about ten percent protein that we're eating about ten percent. Then about forty five percent fat about forty five percent, carbs and of those carbs. It's not forty five percent, blueberries and spinach carbs. It's forty five percent pop tarts. It's forty five percent milkshakes. It's forty five percent. I was about to name a Donut shop, but I love him too much to rag on donuts doughnuts. He went on to say, by the way, the rat Chow guy. He went on to say that doughnuts. If you could create a perfect obesity food if your goal was to create the the weapons grade obesity. It would be the doughnuts virtually no protein, nothing, but carbs and fat. It is like a megaton missile that just plumps and plumps and plump swollen. It's toxic fat to your body. Doesn't recognize. Out of corn. And we have a perfect try it. Right. That's when they do the free Donut made out of corn flour, it's free. Now, you've got mycotoxin on top of that. When we.
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"Well if people are facing in the case of multiple sclerosis a miserable condition there's not many options available and we could decrease the spastic city with chemical that is basically has almost no known for tallies by itself right in those those that are there due to contamination of for refunding micro toxins and things like that yeah it's but compared to almost any medicine i legally prescribed yes even even taking the worst case has so much better than almost any of the gather that information some of this won't be studied there's not enough money in it but this is what you get from dealing with patients and i often thank them because they teach residents in mid level clinicians nurse practitioner i thank the patients for sharing this anecdotal information that lets me way what i know scientifically but we we know when there's a centralized system it has to pass through gatekeepers in generally the federal government even if they've changed the prohibition are not going to spend suddenly change and say we now find it acceptable when certain government agency still believe there is no known medical use for cannabis that strikes most people especially physicians as being rather absurd right so we can we can allow the experimentation to go on and we can learn from our patients that's what i think the most important couple themes ten come up now could it be random chance yes but if we have a safe medicine.