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Could Mold Be Making You Anxious?

Updated: Oct 7, 2021

You’ve been feeling anxious, dizzy, nauseous for no reason. You keep seeking answers for your symptoms and you find no solution. No one really knows why you feel like this or you’re told you just deal with it. 🤔 👊🏼 Mold toxicity may be your hidden answer that’s actually been all around you! You just can’t SEE it to say it’s a problem or the culprit to your concerns!

How Does Mold Impact Mental Health?

Exposure to mold is commonly associated with diagnoses such as asthma + allergies. But the myotoxins that mold produces are toxic to the body, specifically the brain. Lesions in the brain are created with exposure and then lead to dopamine dysfunction. In turn, depression and anxiety occur due to the dopamine levels being off and nerve cells not being able to properly fire in the brain.

There have been several studies that have linked mold to anxiety and depression. A study was conducted by Brown University in 2007 that showed the impact that mold's toxins have on our immune system, nervous system, memory, socialization, impulse control, and much more (Potera, 2007).

Where's Mold Living in My House?

  • Bathroom | floors, sink, shower, walls

  • Kitchen | cutting boards, trash cans

  • Bedroom | mattress, windows

  • Vents, air conditioning/heating units

  • Attic

  • Basement

  • Garage

  • Washing machines/dryers/dishwasher

  • Ceiling tiles/dry wall/wallpaper

  • Foods | alcohol, coffee, cheese, processed meats

Common Symptoms Associated With Mold Toxicity

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

  • Nervousness

  • Headaches

  • Sinus Concerns

  • Difficulty Focusing/Concentrating

  • Upset Stomach

  • Nausea

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mood Swings

  • Irritability

  • Tremors

  • Sweats

  • ....& much more!!

Steps We Can Take

  • Contact a mold removal company.

  • Throw away carpets if they are moldy.

  • Use activated charcoal.

  • Take probiotics.

  • Use collagen.

  • Eat or drink bone broth.

  • Complete an assessment via Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) to dive in deeper regarding your exposure.

  • Be mindful with foods consumed, such as sugar, dairy, nuts.

  • Hydrate!

Want to learn more and dive in deeper? Visit my friends over at @nwhsolutions for some Nutrition Response Testing to pinpoint if this is a concern for you and symptoms experienced. A foot bath is always a great way to detox + open up those pathways. Get rid of that 💩 and get ready to heal!


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