Are you living with unexplained health problems? Have you thought about the possibility that it may be mold symptoms from mold exposure? Do you know that mold can live and grow in a home or office without ever being noticed? Mold is a fungus that loves warm, damp, and humid environments. Also, mold thrives in areas with low sunlight. So, it is very common for mold to grow in unseen areas. The toxins mold releases are a result of decomposing natural organic compounds in the environment. Everyone can be affected by mold exposure. However, patients with respiratory issues or weakened immune symptoms are most susceptible to severe mold poisoning. Mold exposure can be a great threat to your health and can be a cause of unexpected illness.

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Do you have Mold Symptoms?

Mold produces microscopic creatures, called mycotoxins, which cannot be seen with your naked eyes. It makes mold penetrable. Because mold can enter your body just by the simple act of breathing. Mold releases toxins that are harmful to humans and animals. Researchers estimate that about 10% of the US population is allergic to mold spores. Inhaling large concentrations of dust with mold spores may cause lung irritation. In some instances a serious lung condition. If mold exposure is substantial, it can lead to sudden mold illness. Also, prolonged mold exposure will result in multiple mold-related illnesses. In more recent years there have been many studies linking mold and health problems with significant diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer.

What are the Symptoms of Mold Exposure?

  • Eye, nose and throat irritations
  • Frequent sinus problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Impaired or altered immune function
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Neurological effects
  • Lung Infections or severe lung conditions
  • Altzheimers
  • Cancer

The people most at risk have severely compromised immune systems such as those undergoing chemotherapy, those with HIV/AIDS or those who have had bone marrow or organ transplants. Also, those with weak immune systems, like infants and the elderly, should realize that mold and health problems are linked. Looking for subtle mold symptoms in these individuals is vital in preventing serious mold-related illness.


One of the most important avenues of mold research focuses on damp buildings. There is solid evidence that damp buildings and exposure to resultant indoor mold growth are risk factors for developing asthma. Not just in making asthma symptoms worse. The results from these studies indicate that the risk of developing asthma appears higher. However, people who are sensitive to mold allergens or those who have parents with asthma are not the only potential risks. Children are at a greater risk than adults. These studies emphasize the importance of cleaning up and preventing indoor mold growth. By eliminating moisture intrusion and reducing indoor humidity, results in reducing the number of people who develop asthma. Including the frequency and severity of attacks for those who already have asthma.

Whenever mold is removed improperly, it will result in spores being spread throughout the property. Redistributing mold throughout the property.  HVAC systems can create all three conditions for significant mold growth.  The risks of indoor mold growth are continually grabbing headlines.  Therefore, understanding mold and health symptoms begin the first steps in making educated decisions for keeping your home or office safe and free of mold.

Example of Suzanne Summer’s Mold Exposure Health Problems

You know about the famous actress Suzanne Somers, right? She has shared her experience of suffering from mold symptoms with her fans and her example is just one out of millions. By moving to a new house, contaminated with mold. Unfortunately, she and her husband were unaware of this fact. So, they just moved in and couldn’t figure it out as mold hides inside the hard-to-see places. After a few days, both she and her husband got sick and the condition grew worse with each passing day. One day, their doctors informed that she had cancer and her husband was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. However, they later found out it was mold causing all those lethal symptoms.

Suzanne and her husband didn’t realize that mold was the actual cause of their illness. Because they spent a handsome amount of time, fighting the symptoms of mold exposure. It is always advisable to take the above-mentioned symptoms seriously and see a doctor as quickly as possible. If you are concerned you may have a hidden mold problem. We recommended having a mold test and/or a mold inspection completed.


Overcoming the Effects of Mold Exposure with Natural Remedies

How do you restore your health after mold exposure?” This is an important question with long-lasting effects if not addressed quickly. My own wife started her own health battles in 2011. Her issues were as a result of a perfect storm of adrenal fatigue, mold exposure, and food poisoning. Almost 3 years of being severely ill with no help through conventional medical methods, she took a journey into holistic solutions.

Much of what we are going to outline today is as a result of her years of trying multiple methods to regain health. Please remember that we are not doctors. Anything mentioned here is not medical advice.

1. Immediate Respiratory Relief

The most common symptom of mold exposure is respiratory problems. What makes the mold so difficult to get rid of is the nature of the mold itself. Thriving in a moist environment. Our respiratory system and lungs are the perfect environment! So mold spores actually take residences in your nasal passages and respiratory system. We have found the following as quick and effective methods to relieve respiratory problems from mold.

Flush the nasal passages with a Neti pot solution. Also, we recommend only the use of “therapeutic grade” essential oils to make the solution of melaleucalemon, and immune building blend (Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary). Make sure the water is warm and place only 1 drop of each oil to water. Mix Well and run through nasal passages. Please note that the essential oils will feel more unpleasant than regular Neti pot solutions. However, we have found short-term discomfort to be worth it. As we have found the solution to be very effective providing improvement within just a few hours.

A slower and more comfortable option is to diffuse the same oils. You can also place drops of oil in your hands and cup over nasal passages. These approaches are not as aggressive and we have not found to be as effective as the Neti pot solution.

2. Flushing the Body of Toxins

Removing toxins is one of the first steps that naturopathic doctors recommend in a health restoration process. Activated charcoal is a go-to favorite by most natural paths to remove all types of toxins from the body. In particular, this supplement assists mold cleansing. When used for natural healing, select charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources. Other natural remedies that are anti-microbial and great for the purpose of flushing the body of mold toxins include hydrogen peroxide, melaleuca oil (tea treat oil), cinnamon oil, grapefruit seed extract, and chlorophyll.

3. Rebuild Your Bodies Immune System

The immune system becomes drastically compromised with the exposure to mold. Mold exposure symptoms are also worse for people that already have compromised immune systems, especially infants, elderly or chronically ill. Taking steps to strengthen the body’s natural immune system is a vital and important step to regaining your strength. Also, we recommend the use of several supplements raw garlic, oregano oil capsules (not essential oil), quality probiotic, digestive enzymes, cod liver oil, and frankincense oil capsules.

4. Regaining energy by Supporting Adrenal Function

Ashwagandha root is effective in giving energy and helping the adrenal glands to function better. However, it is easy for the adrenals to be overly active and cause high cortisol levels. This unique balance is very difficult to regulate through personal supplement use. We have found that Adaptocrine provides a unique ability to reduce stress (lower cortisol) but at the same time increase adrenal function (increase energy). Out of hundreds of adrenal supplements, we have tried, this one has been the most effective.

We hope that the above-mentioned tips can help you on your journey to restore your health. Please remember that we are not medical professionals and we recommend that you check with your doctor before taking any of the above-mentioned supplements, oils, etc. If you are struggling with mold exposure problems as a result of a current or ongoing mold problem, please feel free to call and speak with one of our mold experts to see how we may be of service!

What Our Customers Say

Excellent Company /Dayna N. of Overland Park, KS


Excellent Company! Completely professional and efficient. Ben and Ben and the rest of the crew did an awesome job getting the mold cleaned out of our basement and rebuilding the stairs. Very nice guys that know what they are doing! I highly recommend Fresh Start!!! We are very pleased with our fresh clean basement!! 5 Stars!

Very Professional & Honest /Jenn S. of Keller Williams Realty


Ben with Fresh Start has done work on several of my properties. He and his team have been very professional and honest and got the work done in a quality way. These guys tell you honestly what needs to be done and if you don’t need much they tell you that to….very refreshing in this kind of business to find honest people. I highly recommend these guys without hesitation and have made them my preferred vendor. 5 Stars!

Very Competitive on Pricing /Mike R. of Parkville, Misosuri


They did a fantastic job of removing old insulation and installing new paper backed insulation in our walkout basement. They were professional and very polite. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has moldy insulation that needs to be removed and replaced. They were very competitive on their pricing. I would say that I got more than my moneys worth from this great company. 5 STARS!!

Exceptional Professionalism /Jill T. of Mission Hills, KS


Ben Fetzer, the owner of Fresh Start Restoration, is exceptional in his professionalism, communication skills, and work ethic. He was on the job with his crew every day, They were very respectful of our home, leaving things tidy each day. Ben went over and beyond making sure all aspects of our job were handled properly. He is just a wonderful person who I would recommend every time. 5 STARS!!!

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