Mold & Brain Disorders

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What Brain Disorders Are Caused By Mold Toxicity?

Mold mycotoxins destroy the myelin sheath through lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress.

Mold toxins are lipophilic; fatty in molecular structure and fat-soluble. The cell membrane of every cell in our body consists of a lipophilic structure. Therefore, these lipophilic toxins can travel uninhibited throughout the body.

These fatty toxins move throughout our bloodstream, easily cross and destroy our blood-brain barrier, and then accumulate in our fattiest tissue; our neurological system thus, the term Neurotoxicity.

Our fattiest organ is our Brain which consists of 60 percent fatty content. The fattiest tissue in our body is actually the myelin sheath on the Brain Neurons and peripheral nerves, it consists of 80 percent fatty content, 25 percent of which is cholesterol; another reason cholesterol levels below 180 are detrimental to our Brain and peripheral nervous system!

When lipophilic mold toxins saturate the myelin sheath, they displace healthy fatty acids like DHA and EPA from fatty acid chains, causing fatty acid oxidation and lipid peroxidation.

Subsequent inflammation of the myelin sheath causes “burning” neuropathic pain, females in particular get burning pain in their feet and legs.

Inflammation of the myelin sheath disrupts the electromagnetic field surrounding neurons which causes a subsequent reduction of the electrical signal.

When mycotoxins affect the brain.

Every neurodegenerative disease, from autism and multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer’s and ALS, has studies that revealed evidence of fungi in the brain. Mold toxins destroy myelin, and axons in result causing neurodegeneration, killing olfactory neurons, and damaging the membranes and mitochondrial of cells.

People afflicted with toxic mold syndrome often have numerous systemic symptoms including cognitive-related problems such as:

  • Headaches
  • Forgetfulness
  • Impaired memory
  • Inability to recall words
  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Poor concentration and more.

Mycotoxins can impact mental health as well, contributing to anxiety, depression, mood swings, or behavioral changes that just compound other neurological symptoms.

How can we treat mold-related brain disorders?

There are a number of recommendations using the principles of integrative medicine to address mold toxicity, featuring a comprehensive program that focuses on eliminating mold from your environment (both home and work) as much as possible and measures to rid your system of these pathogens.

Using phospholipid therapy with IV phosphatidylcholine, IV alpha lipoic acid, and IV glutathione, as well as colon hydrotherapy, Dr. Sponaugle has helped thousands of patients release the lipophilic toxins from their cellular membranes and open their detox pathways to eliminate these harmful lipophilic toxins.

We also focus on neuroplasticity, stress reduction, quality sleep, and reducing the toxic load to help the liver, along with other efforts that consider a whole-system approach to helping you and your brain heal from the effects of mold exposure.

Holistic Mold Toxicity Treatment Program

Learn about your treatment options, call a new patient care coordinator at 1-877-736-7180, or schedule a consultation with an integrative wellness physician to learn more about our integrative holistic approach to treating Lyme DiseaseMold Toxicity, & other complex diseases,

The clinic is located at 300 State St E #222, Oldsmar, FL 34677, near the Tampa International Airport (TPA). Environmental-friendly lodging and safe housing are available on-site at the clinic for out-of-state and international patients, as well as select on-site wellness amenities for weekly program patients and their loved ones.

Brain Disorders Caused by Mold Toxins

Neurological symptoms of mold eposure


In a healthy brain, the production of neurotransmitters that affect mood are self-regulated, naturally avoiding an imbalance that could lead to depression.

Paranoia & Anxiety

Paranoia can often be caused by high levels of toxic molds, such as the trichothecene black mold toxin or the Ocratoxin-producing Aspergilus Mold.

Irritability and Rage

Mold toxic patients often feel out of control in their own brain, describing the feeling by saying that it feels as if their brain is “hot wired.”

Parkinson’s Disease

A Parkinson’s disease diagnosis often results in a feeling of hopelessness.

Short-term Memory Loss

Do you ever walk into a room and think, “What did I come in here for?” Mold toxicity may be the reason.

Bipolar & Schizophrenic Tendencies

Glutamate is an amino acid found throughout every part of the body. In the nervous system, however, glutamate is used as a neurotransmitter.

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