What Exactly Are We Binding?

What Exactly Are We Binding?

I’ve noticed that the discussion on binders for mold treatment is getting very complicated. As cool as it is to know which binder binds a specific mycotoxin, we need to first be clear what we’re binding.

Most of the studies on specific binder-mycotoxin combinations are done for animal feed. If you’ve been affected by a water-damaged building, mycotoxins aren’t loose in your intestines, waiting to be bound. They have been absorbed through respiratory passages and skin into the bloodstream, where they then get delivered to the liver to be packaged up in bile. The mycotoxin-carrying bile travels to the intestines to be pooped out if “caught” by a binder.

So we’re really binding BILE. “What binds bile?” should be our question, unless you’re eating animal feed.

What binds bile?
Any insoluble fiber!
Flax seeds
Psyllium husks
Oat bran
All the oldies but goodies for toxin-related illness.
Use food as medicine to break the mold and take back your health!

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