Moldy: Comments on the Film

Posted to Subscribers on 6 June 2015


Dear Subscribers,

This is a quick note, to be followed by a longer commentary over the weekend.

There is a film, available for free for a few days:

If the information in this film had been readily available 15 years ago when I went through my mold ordeal, chances are that the recovery process would have been vastly different.

While I agree with most of the points made in this film, I am not sure they hit the nail squarely on the head in certain parts. Overall, it is one of the more hopeful accounts but it is more or less an entry level film.

The point that resonated most with me was the "struggle" because the mainstream world with its corporate lobbies makes it very difficult for a person suffering from mold to be taken seriously. While mold consciousness is much more pervasive today than it was when my place flooded, I cannot tell you how much stress was increased by having to deal with a system that denies the gravity of mold. I will be specific after you have had a chance to watch this film.

As I have said in the past, one of main problems with mold is that it is viable. Mold toxins are chemicals and perhaps quantifiable; but mold can be alive, and it can colonize and destroy organs, including the brain. It is extremely important to differentiate viable mold infections from mold toxicity. Even once the viable mold has been contained and thwarted, the toxins can remain for years, decades. Protocols have to be very finely tuned to address the multiple layers of mold exposure.

Aside from these preliminary comments, I want to call your attention to materials used in construction and paint. Mold is basically indestructible so when we use a fungicide, the mold tends to transform into something better able to resist the fungicide, and that mold is generally more toxic than the commonly identified hazardous molds such as stachybotrys and penicillium and aspergillus. What this means is that when laboratory tests are performed on samples from property or persons, they often only look for the recognized culprits rather than the million plus other possibilities about which less is known. This is the basis for false complacency and, of course, for losing law suits.

While many valid points are made in this film, there are more that I want to make, again, after you have had a chance to watch the film since I do not want to steal all the wind from the sails.

Mold, as noted, is a global problem. Actually, it exists in outer space and who knows where else. It performs a valuable function in breaking down waste, but I have been endlessly curious about mold for the last 15 years. For example, the longer it takes for something to become moldy, the greater the chance that the substance in question is not exactly what we think. For instance, I put some cheese in a box on the counter several months ago and there is no sign whatsoever of mold, meaning that the cheese is probably impossible to digest. I suspected that when I got it, but it is allegedly organic and blah, blah, blah. It is also clearly not really cheese.

We are getting ready for the trip to Ecuador where mold is also pervasive and consciousness surrounding it is less than it was 15 years ago here. Ultimately, settling into a suitable place is going to involve considerable inspection for water damage as well as electromagnetic pollution because hardly any properties have underground utilities. In the film I am recommending, you see a mold survivor looking down on the city of Santa Fe where I used to live. I used to joke that anyone who put out a shingle saying "allergy specialist" would never run out of patients in Santa Fe. Anyway, the patient is looking out with satisfaction over the achievement of climbing up, in fairly high elevation, about 7500-8000 feet, but there is a huge tower near her which cannot possibly be good.

Today was a very busy day. People have been introducing me to Ecuadorians and I am very excited about the changes ahead . . . but am also aware of the need for caution.

You might be interested in knowing that I committed to translating the whole of the web site into Spanish and, of course, my book on botanical cancer treatments will also be translated. All of these projects take both time and money so your donations have been gratefully received. Thank you so much! I also want to thank Shana for sending the link.

Many blessings,


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