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Mold Causes Allergies

Mar 31, 2018 11:26PM
It is typically known that mold can cause or contribute to seasonal allergies, skin irritations and digestive issues. Here are three common sources of mold.

Basement: Mold thrives in basements because the spores travel better in humid air. Stagnant air is also a great place for mold to grow. If we feel unwell when spending time in the basement, chances are we have a hidden mold issue. A HEPA air filter can increase air flow, as well as a furnace.

Environment: Although beautiful, many trees and the shady north-facing sides of a home can also be an area of mold production. Keeping an air filter in the rooms which are exposed to more mold can help to reduce exposure.

Food: Foods like dried fruit, some coffees, peanuts and fermented foods such as wine can contain mold and histamines, which worsen allergies. Avoid these foods and keep a journal if allergies or health issues persist.

Our body is our home and important asset. While inspecting and altering the physical environment and foods, remember that change takes consistent application and time. Be patient; we may find that we need additional help to improve the function of our body. If you do, a whole food and whole food supplement approach is a good foundation for achieving optimal health.

 

Kristen Clore, OTR, is a nutrition response practitioner and certified wellness coach at the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor. For more information, call 734-302-7575.

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