Dr. Sponaugle has recently been in the news for his treatment of high profile clients and celebrities like Real Housewives Star, Yolanda Hadid. In chapter four, she candidly opens up about her time at Sponagule Wellness.
Although Yolanda explains she doesn’t yet have a “clean bill of health” her six weeks spent at Sponaugle Wellness have given her the ability to get “out of bed and well enough to (work).” She states in Believe Me, “Dr. Sponaugle points out that I have high levels of mold in my body… This is a big problem for people with Lyme because it weakens the immune system.”
Dr. Sponaugle records a podcast with Beverly Butler on Lyme disease being the most misdiagnosed disease of our time. “This new preliminary estimate confirms that Lyme disease is a tremendous public health problem in the United States and highlights the urgent need for prevention.” CDC
Sometimes the best way to really identify with a condition is to hear a personal story. It’s hard to connect the dots that your bloating could affect your brain, but reading my granddaughter Violet’s interview will help you to understand how it can take a perfectly healthy and happy person and degrade her life until it is no longer recognizable.
It happened to her and took away her quality of life during fun childhood times when all her fourteen-year-old friends were enjoying normal lives. Instead, Violet was battling an enemy she could not understand. It was heartbreaking to watch and not be able to help. I have asked Violet if she could tell her story in her words, of her journey and the cascade of bodily discomfort and brain disruption that resulted.
To say/ love Violet is an understatement. I was anguished watching her go through this horrific ordeal. To hear her tell it will help you to understand what you might be experiencing, or perhaps what someone in your family is going through.
“Environmental medicine has emerged as a new medical specialty because, at last count, the American industry has manufactured more than eighty-one thousand synthetic chemicals since 1930. We are exposed to these toxic chemicals on a daily basis.”
“What is problematic is that these industrial toxins—benzene, toluene, pesticides, food additives and xenoestrogens like BPA, PCB, and phthalates, to name a just a few—being lipophilic or fatty in nature, freely move through the fatty membranes of the body’s cells migrating to and depositing in the fattiest body tissue. Because our brain is the fattiest organ in the body, consisting of some 60 percent fat, every decade an ever-increasing number of Americans are suffering from neurotoxicity—the excessive accumulation of environmental toxins in the brain.”
My husband, Alan, had a constant runny nose and runny eyes; I developed Candida and intestinal discomfort, which didn’t make sense because our food choices are so healthy and our supplementation regimen so vigorous. We knew we were reacting to something in our home, so Dr. Rick Sponaugle of the Sponaugle Wellness Institute did some serious blood testing. That is when he discovered that several kinds of mold had invaded our bodies.
Brain & Nervous System
Balance Your Gut, Heal Your Body
of ADD-ADHD, Alzeimer’s Disease, Addiction**, Anxiety**, Depression**, Autism, Perkinson’s Disease.
“The gut houses the enteric nervous system, a part of the peripheral nervous system that is made up of 100 million neurons connecting the gut to the brain.”
“Bringing the gut back into balance by recognizing the underlying contributing factors that create the imbalance in the first place, is the first step to building a healthy foundation upon which optimal brain function can be achieved. ”
“Lyme disease and mold toxicity are the two most common causes of excessive brain toxicity in my patients.”
Dr. Rick Sponaugle
Brenda sits down with Marvin “Rick” Sponaugle, MD, founder and medical director of Florida Detox and Sponaugle Wellness Institute about the link between toxicity, the gut hormone dysfunction, and the heart.
“The more severe the gut toxicity, the more inflammation and the more over electrified the brain.”
“Serotonin Deficiency is first a gut problem before it becomes a brain problem.”
“Fat-soluble toxins migrate to and deposit in, the fattiest organ in the human body: the brain.”