Karen, I AM Somebody


Art and photo credit by Karen (along with the video)

Karen is a mold warrior.  Exposure at work made her sick.  She felt like she was going to die.  Traditional doctors dismissed her illness as “stress”.  She used retirement funds to get help and saw a mold doctor.  She was diagnosed with CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) and MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity).  She describes brain swelling and inflammation as “a very bad thing” when exposed to mold, gasoline, cigarette smoke, and perfume.  Her painting above is titled “Brain On Fire”.  Many environmentally poisoned individuals describe the brain inflammation in this way.

This video also paints the picture of the chaos, the fear, the panic and the solitude many mold sick people endure.  All in an effort to seek safe housing and safe air.  Many are alone and limited in their ability to participate in the things that used to bring them joy.  But, despite the struggle, or perhaps even because of the struggle, Karen is definitely somebody.

 

Online Poll: Top Supplements for Mold Illness

Closeup of Echinacea extract pills and fresh Echinacea flowers and leaves best suited for alternative medicine ads

Recently, we polled Facebook Mold Groups and asked them what supplements are helping them the most with their illness. There were many answers but these were by far the top supplements chosen.

Magnesium (47 Votes)
Probiotics (37)
Charcoal (32)
Epsom Salts (27)
Gluten Avoidance (24)
CSM (Cholestyramine) (21)
High Dose Vitamin D (17)
Zinc (13)
Fish Oil (11)
Liposomal Vitamin C and High Dose Vitamin C (tied) (10)
Essential Oils (9)
Glutathione, Turmeric, and Full Extract Cannabis Oil (tied) (8)

Honorable mentions go the following…
Intramax (6)
Mostly Raw Vegan Diet (6)
Meat Protein (6)
Green Juicing (6)
Silver (6)
Milk Thistle (6)
Vitamin E (6)
Curcumin (6)
Neti Pot (5)
Bentonite Clay (5)
Baking Soda (5)
Digestive Enzymes (5)
Garlic (5)
Gluten free, sugar, dairy, egg, and corn free diet (5)
Fasting (4)
Chlorella (4)
Apple Cider Vinegar (4)
L-Theanine (4)
Alpha Lipoic Acid (4)
BEG Spray (4)
Activated Folic Acid (4)
Ionic Foot Bath (4)
Molybdenum (4)
Coconut Oil (3)
Coffee Enema (3)
Zeolite (3)
Rosemary (3)
Selenium (3)
Boswellia (3)
Thieves Oil (3)
MCT Oil (3)
Saccharomyces Boulardii (3)
CoQ10 (2)
Bee Venom (2)
Welchol (2)
Drinking Olive Oil and Lemon (2)
Oxygen (2)
Flaxseed Oil (2)
B-12 (2)
Calm (2)
Asea (2)
Spices, Cinnamon, Cloves, (2)
Vasopressin (2)
Weed (2)
Parasite Cleanse (1)
Dhea-S (1)
Noni Juice (1)
Restore (1)
DMSA (1)
Univera Xtra (1)
Moringa (1)
Trans Factor (1)
Boron (1)
Niacin (1)
Iodine (1)
Chlorophyll (1)
Chloro Oxygen (1)