To be clear, not everyone who gets sick from mold exposure gets Candida overgrowth.
And not everyone who has Candida overgrowth has mold at the root.
But we see them together a lot!
Exposure to mold mycotoxins causes a reaction in the body that can lead to a high fungal body burden. And in some cases, Candida will take advantage and grow beyond its normal boundaries.
The most common question I get is, “well then how do I treat the Candida AND the mold?” My answer? Same as mold – mostly.
All the principles and tools in my book work for both mold and Candida, including the diet changes, targeted nutrients, and herbs.
There are some differences to watch for if it’s mold and Candida. In those cases, I also have my patients avoid anything in the fungus family in their diet and supplement regimen, including medicinal mushrooms and Saccharomyces boulardii. While these are useful for rebalancing Candida, if mold is also in the picture, people can feel worse on these because they add to the high fungal body burden.