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Color Guard Against Mold


Bioflavonoids are the compounds in fruits and vegetables that give them color.

Animal research shows us that every color band in the rainbow protects tissues from mycotoxins, even down to the cellular level. Now that’s powerful!

I recommend that my patients eat 5-7 servings of vegetables every day, and to try to eat the full color palette – green, orange, purple, yellow, red, blue – the whole rainbow. It’s best to keep your fruit intake to a minimum in the beginning of treatment to prevent fungal overgrowth (but if you’re having a sweet craving, fruit is better than all-out sugar.)

In my experience, getting sufficient bioflavonoids has been more instrumental in reducing mold symptoms than binders. For those who aren’t so great about getting all 7 servings in their diet, I recommend a mixed bioflavonoid supplement, like Color Guard, to fill in the cracks. But remember nothing replaces real food.

Eat your veggies! 🥕 🥦 🥑 🍅 🍆 


What do animals get for mold treatment that humans don’t get? Bioflavonoids! 

Nobody’s talking about bioflavonoids. We talk about binders. We talk about lots of other things. But in animal husbandry, this is where the research is, they have found that if you feed bioflavonoids to animals it protects them from the exposure to mold and mycotoxins. And that means also repairing down to the cell level. 

This is why I have my patients try to eat 5 to 7 servings of vegetables every day. While the pigments are also found in fruit, you kind of want to watch how much fruit you get if you’re a Moldie because you tend to get fungal overgrowth. But just think about it, your “color guard,” as I refer to it in my book, this is the whole spectrum, the whole rainbow of colors.

And if you’re not so great about getting a certain band of color then take that one as a supplement. But you’re better off getting it from food so you can conquer mold and take back your health!

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