I got a chance to sit in on the Daily Detox Podcast with Stephanie Center who is a holistic health practitioner, occupational therapist and wellness detective. Listen in as we touch on a bunch of important topics, including:
- How to identify mold in your home
- What to do once you’ve identified mold
- Why all mold remediation companies aren’t created equal- you have to do your homework!
Myths debunked in this episode
Mold is only found in older homes (false)
Mold can’t grow in new construction (false)
Mold can only grow if there is current water damage (false)
Symptoms of mold exposure are the same for everyone (my husband and I experienced this myth, as we had very different reactions to mold)
Mold doesn’t contribute to autoimmune diseases (oooh yes it does!)
Killing mold with bleach is safe (you actually want to remove it, not “kill” it)
All mold removal companies think to check HVAC units (most don’t)
About Stephanie Center:
Stephanie Center is a holistic health practitioner, occupational therapist and wellness detective. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before earning a Masters in Occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis to pursue a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.
In June of 2018 she got really sick and sought out specialist after specialist for about a year and a half. No one was able to help her, making her realize that how broken our medical system really is. This lead to her journey of research in functional medicine.
About Michael Rubino
Michael Rubino, The Mold Medic, is the authority on mold remediation. As President of All American Restoration, Rubino specializes in working with people who are immunocompromised or have acute and sustained reactions to mold exposure. Rubino provides solutions that not only get rid of mold sources, but also get rid of the contamination created by those mold sources using his proprietary “Home Detox” method. He is a council certified Mold Remediator by IICRC and ACAC and a contributing member, sponsor, and speaker for the Indoor Air Quality Association.