Thyroid Strong

Episode Summary 

Today, I am joined by Dr. Andrew Campbell, a medical advisor for My Myco Lab, a laboratory dedicated to serum antibody testing for mycotoxins, as he shares multiple case studies in which patients have experienced exposure to mycotoxins and his hierarchy in treating the root cause of their symptoms. 

Key Takeaways 

Mold and mycotoxins are very prevalent in our external environment and possibly even within our household. Mycotoxins present themselves as a virus within our nasal passages and can lead to serious reactions, often mistaken for diseases. However, if you remove the root cause, and treat the mycotoxin exposure, your symptoms disappear. Dr. Campbell illustrates how to navigate from one extreme to the other in eliminating mold and mycotoxins with an immune system prepared for anything.

About Dr. Andrew Campbell 

Dr. Andrew Campbell was educated in Switzerland where he graduated from preparatory school at age 14 and first in his class; he then completed college in 3 years. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Campbell trained at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and at the Medical College of Georgia. He was medical director of the Medical Center for Immune and Toxic Disorders in Houston for more than 20 years.

Dr. Campbell has published over 100 studies in peer-reviewed medical journals and chapters in medical textbooks. Dr. Campbell has received awards from many organizations national and international.

He is fluent in French, Spanish, Hungarian and English. He has been on several television shows, including 20/20, the Montel Williams Show, 24 Hour Investigative News and has been interviewed by NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates throughout the United States as well as television programs in Canada and Mexico. He lectures regularly at national and international medical conferences. He has also lectured at medical schools, including Harvard Medical School and Oxford University in England.

He currently is the editor-in-chief of 2 peer reviewed medical journals, editor of 5 medical journals. Dr. Campbell is the medical advisor for MyMycoLab, a laboratory dedicated to serum antibody testing to mycotoxins.

Mold Spores and Mycotoxins

Mold spores and mycotoxins go hand in hand, if you have mold spores you have mycotoxins being released into the environment. Mycotoxins are about the size of a virus and rest within the nasal cavities and lungs. Symptoms range from fatigue and depression to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Andrew Campbell walks us through what to look out for and how to treat if exposed to mycotoxins long-term. 

Your Environment and Your Immune System

Advancements in household technology and evolving climate change allow for plentiful opportunities for water damage and mold. In your home, check for leaks at all possible corners of water: refrigerator, dishwasher, bathroom, laundry, etc. In restaurants, friends’ homes, offices, etc., prepare your immune system accordingly. We can’t always control our environment and the immune system is very intuitive if maintained properly. Dr. Campbell coaches us on supplements, exercise, and other daily habits we can incorporate for a healthy immune system.

In This Episode 

Difference between mold spores and mycotoxins [2:56]

Exposure to mold due to water exposure in your environment [6:42]

A successful mold and mycotoxins patient case from start to finish [9:35]

Removing yourself from the cause to help treatment [14:43]

Mast cell activation [20:05]

Treating for mycotoxins [21:57]

Four different types of pathogens and how they affect the body [25:01]

How to maintain your immune system in fighting off mycotoxins [32:39]

Supplements to incorporate into your daily routine [34:14]

Every immune system is different in how it reacts to the environment [39:56]

Quotes

“It’s a reaction, it’s not a disease. A reaction means if you take away what’s causing the reaction, the reaction goes away.” [13:55]

“One, she removed the cause. Second, she was treated for mycotoxins. And third, she followed the directions.” [16:08]

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Topics Covered:

  • Mold spores and mycotoxins
  • Symptoms for and how to treat for mycotoxins
  • Solve for the root cause and all symptoms go away
  • How mycotoxins contribute to autoimmune diseases, mental illness, and behavioral issues
  • All immune systems follow a different set of rules in reaction responses

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