Toxic Mold Poisoning, Candida Diet, Minimizing Detox Reactions with Dr. Lori Arnold – FAM #031

My guest today is Dr. Lori Arnold, who is an integrative pharmacist and health coach.  Lori is fellowship trained, and board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.  She is also a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine.  For the last five years, she has made it her mission to educate practitioners, patients, and families about nutrition, wellness, and longevity.  Lori believes in the power of the body in healing itself and is the author of the book, Heal Yourself Beautiful, which comes out later this summer.

Lori Arnold

After a lifetime of medical diagnoses and prescription drugs, Lori finally hit her low point in May, 2014.  She had recently turned 40, and was severely depressed, had “brain fog,” was in menopause, had severe digestive issues, and had to take a 9-month medical leave from work.  She simply could not function.  Four months later she discovered black mold in her condo; THIS WAS THE SOURCE OF HER ILLNESS, which 14 doctors could not diagnose.

This toxic black mold (Stachybotrys) is common in desert areas (Lori lived in Palm Springs, CA), and sometimes starts to grow where leaks or floods have occurred.  Lori discovered the mold growth where an A/C unit had leaked into the walls and ceilings.

So, what do you do about toxic black mold?  Lori TOOK CONTROL AND TOOK ACTION!  She recounts the following steps in her SUCCESSFUL detoxification process:

  • Immediate evacuation!
  • Professional air quality tests
  • Candida diet
  • Colon hydrotherapy
  • Infrared sauna treatments
  • Alkaline water
  • Vegan diet
  • High doses of supplements
  • High doses of fish oils
  • High doses of melatonin
  • Mindset adjustment
  • B-complex vitamin injections

Our conversation also covers ways to minimize detox reactions, the importance of healthy eating and quality supplements, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!  Even if toxic mold isn’t making you sick, Lori’s advice and insight can help anyone learn to remove toxins and live a healthier lifestyle.  Join us to learn more!

Now it’s your turn!

WHAT changes have you made in your diet?

HOW have those changes affected your health?

WHAT has been your biggest challenge while implementing a healthy lifestyle?

WHO do you want to hear from?

Let me know in the comments below and I will try my best to get them on the show!  I want to answer your burning questions and for YOU to add your thoughts to the conversation.  So go ahead and leave a comment now.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, remember to eat consciously, because the world needs a healthy and vibrant you!


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  1. Helgard says:

    I lately found your Podcast. It has become – together with ‘Ask Dr Dawn’ my favorite. Thank you for all the inspiring and helpul input.
    Ms Helgard Schueler – Germany

    • Dr Anh says:

      Vielen Dank Fraulein Schueler! (I took German in high school and have cousins living in Oldenburg. Unfortunately I have forgotten a lot of it since I don’t speak it often). Thank you for listening and I am glad you are enjoying it! Welcome you to the Food as Medicine family 🙂

      I’m asking all our listeners who reach out to us, “What frustrates you most about eating healthy and/or using food as medicine to heal yourself?” If you have just a minute to respond, then feel free to let us know. Sharing our challenges is the first step to finding a solution.

      Thanks so much for listening to the Food as Medicine Show!

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