Mold Toxicity Causes Excessive Brain Electrical Activity

How Does Mold Toxicity Cause Excessive Brain Electrical Activity

The unprecedented research at Sponaugle Wellness Institute on brain chemistry has proven that mold-toxic brains suffer from excessive electrical current.

Glutamate and PEA, two powerful excitatory neurotransmitters, are frequently elevated, causing excitoneurotoxicity. The slide below compares two SPECT scans; a healthy brain on the left to a mold-toxic brain on the right.

Mold toxins cause excess electrical activity in the brain

The red and white brain regions seen on her mold-toxic brain, as compared to blue regions on the healthy brain, demonstrate excessive blood flow, which correlates with excessive electrical activity.

The tests above were from a female college student, Susan, who was happy and healthy before college. Her personality changed after living six months in a moldy dormitory. She developed a panic disorder which progressed to rage and was subsequently misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.

Our testing revealed Trichothecene levels that were twenty-fold the CLIA critical level. This excessive electrical brain activity was the true cause of her anxiety and Bipolar symptoms. After two weeks of our intravenous protocol for treatment for mold exposure, she no longer suffered symptoms of depression, fatigue, anxiety, panic, and rage.

GABA Deficiency

GABA is the most potent relaxing brain chemical. The body constantly converts the amino acid glutamine into glutamate, the brain’s most powerful stimulating brain chemical. Glutamate is then continuously converted into GABA.

When patients suffer from gluten sensitivity, they develop severe intestinal permeability or leaky gut syndrome. They constantly leak undigested proteins from their gut into their bloodstream. Some of these proteins resemble glutamic acid decarboxylase, the enzyme responsible for converting glutamate into GABA. Subsequently, they develop a deficiency of glutamic acid decarboxylase resulting in excessive levels of the stimulating brain chemical glutamate and a deficiency of relaxing brain chemical GABA.


Unknowing doctors prescribe addicting medications like Xanax and Klonopin for anxiety disorders often caused by mold toxicity. Mold-toxic patients often use alcohol and sedating drugs like Xanax or OxyContin to calm their anxious brains because their physicians fail to diagnose mold toxicity as the underlying cause of their anxiety disorder.


When discussing the spectrum of anxiety disorders, from insomnia to panic disorder, we must understand that the progression depends on excessive electricity in the brain.

Patients may only notice insomnia when trying to sleep during the initial onset of mold toxicity. As their brain accumulates more mold toxins, its electrical current rises, causing daytime anxiety and nighttime insomnia.

With continued exposure to hidden mold, patients with mold genetics accumulate more brain toxins over time. They eventually progress from a generalized anxiety disorder to a diagnosis of panic disorder.

Bipolar Disorder

We have successfully treated over 2,000 mold-toxic patients previously misdiagnosed with Bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, America’s psychiatrists quickly throw out an arbitrary name, a diagnosis of Bipolar, without first looking for a medical cause.

Mold-toxic patients are routinely prescribed anti-psychotic medication by psychiatrists who fail to look for an organic cause of the patient’s bipolar symptoms. Psychiatrists remain amazingly ignorant regarding neurotoxicity in general, especially mold toxicity.

Using our intravenous treatment for mold exposure, we can typically remove enough mold toxins in three weeks to return the mental function of these “bipolar-ish” patients to normal and get them off all of their bipolar medications.


Our Fibromyalgia research at Sponaugle Wellness Institute has proven that mold toxicity is the primary cause of Fibromyalgia in middle-aged women. Many of our Fibromyalgia patients are women misdiagnosed at ten or more University Medical Centers.

Without a proper diagnosis, physicians prescribe medications that decrease the excess electrical current using drugs like Lyrica that simply treat the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, not the underlying cause of it.

Mold-toxic patients suffer from “total body pain” because of two primary mechanisms:

  • They suffer from excessive production of the electrifying neurotransmitters, Glutamate and PEA, as was described under excitoneurotoxicity previously and,
  • They suffer from fatty toxin inflammation of the myelin sheath, which surrounds every nerve in the body.

Depression & Chronic Fatigue

Our extensive brain research in thousands of mold-toxic patients has proven that as the brain becomes more saturated with mold toxins, the brain’s norepinephrine factory – the A-5 nucleus – becomes “too sick” to manufacture norepinephrine. The A-5 nucleus typically produces 90 percent of our norepinephrine.

The primary mechanism by which mold toxicity causes depression and chronic fatigue is the brain’s A – 5 Nucleus shutdown.

Dopamine runs the brain’s reward and pleasure center – the nucleus accumbens – in our midbrain. Dopamine is manufactured in both our brains and our adrenal glands.

Problematic is that Dopamine naturally converts to norepinephrine through an enzyme called Dopamine hydroxylase.

When mold toxins shut down norepinephrine production in the brain’s A-5 nucleus, more dopamine is converted to norepinephrine – it is essentially “stolen” to make more norepinephrine. This leaves patients with a relative dopamine deficiency and, subsequently, an underactive nucleus accumbens, thus, causing depression and brain fog.

Norepinephrine naturally converts to epinephrine, which is pure adrenaline. When mold toxicity shuts down NE production, there is less norepinephrine to convert to adrenaline. Thus, patients feel like they have a 20-pound cement block attached to each leg.

Norepinephrine and epinephrine deficiencies also cause dizziness upon standing too quickly.

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