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Health & Healing Tips From Dr. Sharol   To Inspire & Empower You Find additional posts  by clicking here. Click Here What To Expect From This Website! Click Here Let your friends and family know about this great new website by using the social media buttons below, or send them a subscription when you subscribe.…

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Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine Site Map Site Map For Herbal Medicine Section Only the general categories are listed here, as each category has many subsections, and is too large to list all on this page. Herbal Monographs Listed A-Z Listed By Common Name Listed By Latin Name Making Herbal Products Herbal Articles Herb Books By Dr. Sharol…

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Health Conditions

Health Conditions Site Map Learn how to optimize your health here. Look up individual health conditions here. Look up individual body systems and how to keep them healthy. Optimize Your Health Health Conditions Alphabetized Health Conditions By Body System

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Food As Medicine

Healthy food really does keep the doctor away! How To Decrease Or Remove Anti-nutrients From Grains, Beans, Nuts & Other Seeds Organic Wheat Has Less Mycotoxins Than Conventional Wheat Sour Corn Vanilla – Getting More From Your Bean More articles to appear soon.

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Herbs A-Z

Herbs From A-Z Welcome to Herbal Monographs. Here, you will find the most commonly used Western herbs as well as some less commonly known, but vitally important medicinal herbs. The information on each herb is organized to be easily accessed, and has been kept to the bare bones essentials to give you quick insight into…

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Making Herbal Products

Making Herbal Products Compress – How To Make Drying & Storing Herbs Echinacea – How to Make Fresh Root Tincture Grapefruit Seed Extract Dangers Harvesting/Wildcrafting Herbs Harvesting Roots with Valerian Example Herb Capsules – What Are They Made From Herbs Used In Biodynamic Farming How To Make An Herbal Capsule With No Equipment Mosquito Spray…

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Herbal Research

This area is under construction   J Dent Res. 2019 Jan;98(1):107-116. doi: 10.1177/0022034518797275. Epub 2018 Sep 10. Berberine Ameliorates Periodontal Bone Loss by Regulating Gut Microbiota. Jia X1,2, Jia L1,2, Mo L1, Yuan S1,2, Zheng X1,2, He J1,2, Chen V1,3, Guo Q1, Zheng L1,4, Yuan Q1,5, Xu X1,2, Zhou X1,2. Author information Abstract Postmenopausal osteoporosis…

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Herbal Articles

Herbal Articles Biodynamic Farming Preps Bitter Herbs – The Basics Bitter Herbs For Indigestion Black Salve use with Photos Blueberries and Obesity Chickweed Cinnamon Caused Edema Cinnamon – Is it Safe for Everyone? Comfrey – External Use Communicating With Plants Compress – How To Make Drying & Storing Herbs For Potency Echinacea, Does it Work…

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Book Store

SHIPPING IS ONCE PER WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19 Dr. Sharol Tilgner’s Herb Books are linked here. Click Here

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Healthy Food Research

Healthy Food Research This page is being built. Here, you will find research article abstracts or links on food and digestion. Simply use the “find” feature to look up the name of the food, spice or digestive topic you want to know more about and see if it is below. This site will be the…

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Health Conditions A-Z

Health Conditions A-Z A-Z alphabetized health conditions featuring some of the more fringe topics not as well accepted by mainstream medicine. Although you may find advice here on something as mundane as the common cold, I mostly focus on  those fringe items such as biotoxin disease, environmental toxins, and other things that are fascinating to…

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Herbs Listed By Common Name

Herbs Listed By Common Name – These are currently linked to another website of mine. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Aloe (Aloe barbadensis) Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Arnica (Arnica montana) Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera) Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) Bayberry (Myrica cerifera) Beth root (Trillium spp.) Betony (Stachys/Betonica officinalis) Bilberry/Huckleberry (Vaccinium spp.) Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) Black walnut (Juglans…

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Herbs Listed By Latin Name

Herbs Listed By Latin Name – These are currently linked to another website of mine. Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) Alchemilla vulgaris (Lady’s mantle) Aletris farinosa (True unicorn) Allium sativa (Garlic) Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Althea officinalis (Marshmallow) Ammi visnaga (Khella) Anemone vulgaris and pratensis (Pulsatilla) Anemopsis californica (Yerba mansa) Angelica archangelica (Angelica) Angelica…

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Herbal ABC’s

What You Can Expect From Herbal ABC’s! SHIPPING IS ONCE PER WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19   Click the book to see sample pages! An Herb school in a book is what you get from this scholarly tome. A must-have herbal handbook for the herbalist, nurse, physician, pharmacist, or doctor Mom who wants…

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Herb Books by Dr. Sharol

SHIPPING IS ONCE PER WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19 Herb Books By Dr. Sharol Also see the additional offer of deeply discounted, slightly damaged books at the bottom of this page. Click the book for sample pages! Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth – 3rd edition 472 pages To see more…

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Herbal Medicine From The Heart of the Earth

What You Can Expect From “Herbal Medicine From The Heart Of The Earth”! SHIPPING IS TWICE PER WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19 Click the book for sample pages! What To Expect from Herbal Medicine From The Heart Of The Earth An herbal reference guide for the herbalist, nurse, physician, pharmacist, or lay person…

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Body Systems

Physical Body Systems   This will be one of the last sections to go up on the website probably. Sorry, but only so many hours in a day. Adrenals Digestion – Mouth To Anus How Mycotoxins Affect The Gut Ears Eyes Immune System Immune System Health Mast Cell Stabalization & Herbs Liver & GallBladder Gallbladder…

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Optimize Your Health

Optimize Your Health Detox – Biotransformation Processes – What is it? Detox – Biotransformation System Overview Detox – Biotransformation Processes – Links to the individual systems here Detox With Broccoil SAM – S-Adenosylmethionine – Queen Of The Methyl Donors Supporting The Detox – Biotransformation System in mold related illness (other toxins too) Biotransformation Of Mycotoxins…

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Inner You

Inner You Who/What Are We? I am not my body. I am a spark of Creator that is materializing, inhabiting, and enlivening  this body. Knowing that changes my point of view regarding health care from the idea that I can heal, or cure, to the knowledge that it is best to step out of the…

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Conscious Manifestation of Health

Conscious Manifestation of Health “How are we to guard the mind? We should use attentiveness to watch our thoughts and mindfulness to judge whether we are acting correctly. With these two we have the means to annihilate all adverse conditions.” The 14th Dalai Lama Living By Habit Most of us are living by habit. We…

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Prayer & Meditation

Prayer & Meditation The Power Of Prayer Prayer and meditation are an integral part of any healing process. When made an integral part of each, and every day this activity becomes a powerful tool. Prayers for yourself, your friends, family, and all beings, including our planet. We are all in this together. Collectively, we have…

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The Vital Force & Epigenetics

The Vital Force And Epigenetics The Vital Force I was lucky enough to learn about medicine in the framework of Naturopathic Medicine. In this framework we learned that everything we did in medicine was to assist the vital force. Our ultimate goal with our patients was to let the vital force in the patient shine…

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Dreaming A Beautiful World

Dreaming A Beautiful World Join me in creating a better world. Together we create our future. It all starts with a dream. The dream gives birth to new visions and new ideas. We turn those visions and ideas into plans for the future. We turn those plans into actions. To take action we break the…

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Flu – Influenza

Flu – Influenza & Herbal Medicine Some people are worried about the possibility of having another devastating flu visit us again such as in the 1918 pandemic. The best thing to do if you are one of these concerned individuals is to take out insurance in the form of a healthy immune system. A healthy…

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Ten Things You Can Do To Prevent Colds & Flu

Ten Things You Can Do to Prevent Colds And Flu  Stay away from sick people – seems simple but needs to be said. If you have to be around them, wear a mask. Consider a mask when out shopping during cold and flu season. They work great. Wash your hands regularly. Use an antiviral herbal…

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Demodex Mites

Demodex Mites: Normal Inhabitants That Can Get Out of Control Demodex Mites Are Found on Everyone This is meant to be a nitty gritty review of human Demodex and disease associated with it. It is hard for folks to find information on this issue and I am in the process of writing up a detailed…

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Mission Of This Website

Mission Of This Website Listen To Dr. Sharol tell you what to expect from this website. The Mission of This Website is to Inspire & Empower You   This website has been built to provide you with the tools that will allow you to live a vital and energetic life. My mission is to inspire…

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About Dr. Sharol

About Dr. Sharol Tilgner Who Is Dr. Sharol I have had 30 years experience as an herbalist/Physician, 35 years as an herbalist/herbal medicine maker, 20 years as an herbal farmer and 20 years as a teacher. I am a fourth generation Oregonian, an organic/biodynamic farmer, physician, herbalist, & modern day renaissance woman. I teach others…

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About Us

About Us Start Here To Learn What Is On This Website The Mission Of This Website About Dr. Sharol Contact Dr. Sharol Support Us The Crowdfunding I receive through regular patrons allows me to continue this website. “I welcome donations through my company Wise Acres LLC, of any amount in lieu of using ads, and…

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Support Us

You Are The Healer exists due to the generosity of my readers The Crowdfunding I receive through regular patrons allows me to: • Commit more time to studying the latest scientific research and sharing it with you. • Increasing the frequency of blog content • Allows me to gradually expand into other media forms such…

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Recipes

Wonderful healthy recipes coming soon. Removing Anti-nutrients From Food: Why You Should Soak and Sprout All Foods Considered To Be A Seed – Learn why as well as how to do it. Sour Corn Vanilla – Getting More From Your Bean List to right is simply here for Sharol to use as a reminder list…

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Herbal ABCs Volume Discounts

Discounts On Multiple Copies of Herbal ABCs Book Here! SHIPPING IS ONCE PER WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19 Click the book to see sample pages! You can purchase volume orders of “Herbal ABC’s” from 2-36 copies on this page. For larger orders, email us about your request. We supply the order link for…

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Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth Volume Discounts

Discounts On Multiple Copies of Herbal Medicine From The Heart of the Earth Book Here! SHIPPING IS ONCE PER WEEK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19   Click the book for sample pages! You can purchase volume orders of “Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth” from 2-36 copies on this page. For larger…

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Detox – Biotransformation Pathways

Detox -Biotransformation Pathways Our Bodies Innate Detox System Our bodies have mechanisms to remove toxins from outside of the body as well as those made in the body. Many toxins need to be altered by specific metabolic pathways before they can be eliminated through the urine, bile, saliva, sweat, breast milk, exhaled air and even…

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Detox & Biotransformation-What Is It

Detox & Biotransformation – What Is It? What Does It Mean To Detox? Biotransformation/Metabolic Detoxification is the process of either transforming, or removing excess substances and toxins from the body. Many toxins need to be altered by specific metabolic pathways before the body can eliminate them through the urine, bile, saliva, sweat, breast milk, exhaled…

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The Power Of Herbal Products Is In Their Spiritual Roots

The Power of Herbal Products Is In Their Spiritual Roots Magical Plants Herbal Products work through the essence of our creator and are much more than physical vehicles made up of chemicals. It is easy to get bogged down in science and dissect things into their physical parts. However, looking at bits of matter does…

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How To Make An Herbal Compress

Buying A Mold Free House What Is An Herbal Compress A compress or fomentation is simple to make and use. It is a cloth soaked in hot or cold water, or other fluids such as an herbal tea, herbal vinegar or herbal oil and applied to the skin. It is truly as simple as that.…

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How To Make Herbal Tea

How To Make Herbal Tea Why Make Herbal Tea Herbal teas are inexpensive, easy to make, and they impose a ceremonial process during their preparation, as well as a rest time while drinking them. Learn their advantages, disadvantages, and get detailed instructions on how to make various types of herbal teas in this article. They…

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Herbal Tea Making Tips

Herbal Tea Making Tips Why Make Herbal Teas   Many of us use them. We love to grow and harvest our own tea and then consume the wonderful, healthy beverages as we sit and enjoy their flavors or think about their health giving benefits. Teas are easy to make, inexpensive and allow people to be…

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Visual Contrast Sensitivity Test

Visual Contrast Sensitivity Test What Is Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS) The Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS) test is a measure of the neurological function of vision called visual contrast. It can show the direct neurological affect of cytokines on the brain. Although not specific for biotoxin burden is is a good screening tool for biotoxin illness…

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Contact Dr. Sharol

I love hearing from you. I read all my emails, but sometimes I’m a little late answering them due to a busy schedule. I always learn things from your tips and comments. I will strive to include information you request into my blog or web pages. Please realize I am unable to give you health…

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Drying And Storing Herbs For Potency And Longevity

Drying & Storing Herbs For Potency & Longevity Drying & Storing Herbs To maintain the potency of an herb it should be harvested, dried and stored appropriately. For information on harvesting medicinal herbs, see the Harvesting/Wildcrafting article. Here we will discuss drying and storing herbs only. For specific information on harvesting roots go to the Harvesting…

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Harvesting-Wildcrafting Herbs

Harvesting Herbs – Wildcrafting It is so gratifying and empowering to collect herbs in the garden, field or wood-land  area and then lovingly dry them for tea or make them into an herbal elixir, tincture, salve or other healing medicine. These simple skills should  and can be available to anyone willing to take the time…

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Harvesting Roots With Valerian Example

Harvesting Herbal Roots It is winter and time to think about digging up medicinal roots. This year I am in need of a variety of roots such as Elecampane, Echinacea, Valerian and Bloodroot. It is winter and time to think about digging up medicinal roots. This year I am in need of a variety of…

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Herbal Steam Inhalation

Herbal Steam Inhalation An Inexpensive Form of Hydrotherapy Steam inhalations are a powerful and inexpensive form of hydrotherapy. Breathing in warm steam from a shower or a boiling pot of water can help to open up your airways. Adding herbs to a steam inhalation make an already helpful tool, an even greater ally in decreasing…

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Believe In Yourself

Believe In Yourself Believe In Yourself – photographer: Photo by Mathew Thomas from Pexels Believe in Yourself Today’s social political world has become a complicated entangled mass of confusion that many people just want to tune out of. In today’s world there are many people trying to get your attention. Many people trying to lead…

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Tincturing Herbs With The Folk Method

How To Tincture Herbs With the Folk Method The Folk Method Makes Herbal Tinctures Easy People are often confused about how to make herbal tinctures using the “formula” or “calculation”  or  “weight to volume” method that I teach in my book. I give very detailed directions and these directions will result in a very precise…

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What Is An Herbal Tincture

What Is An Herbal Tincture? A tincture is a method of preserving herbs in a base of alcohol, or water and alcohol.  While a tincture is an extract, it is not the only type of herbal extract. You can extract herbs in vinegar, glycerin, oil or other bases, but none of these are techinically called…

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Books To Help You Shift Your Perspective

Life is happening for us, not to us. These books offer ways to be a conscious active participant in your life. I am listing book links to Amazon, but these books can be purchased direct from the authors in some cases and there are still a few local book shops that need our support. This…

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Fish Oil Capsules Using Capsules Made From Farmed Fish

Fish Oil Capsules Made From Farmed Fish Some Fish Oil Capsules Are Being Encased In A Capsule Made From Farmed Fish Fish oil from wild fish is a healthy oil to consume but I am concerned about the capsules many fish oils are encased in. One such capsule is called OceanCaps.  The capsugel (A leading…

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Herb Capsules-What Is That Capsule Made From

Herb & Nutritional Supplements: What is That Capsule Made From? Herbal and nutritional supplements are often consumed as capsules. Do you ever wonder what that capsule is made from? Here is the skinny on those substances used most often. At the end, I tell you how I ingest powdered herbs, and give you other choices…

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Grapefruit Seed Extract Dangers

Dangers of Grapefruit Seed Extract There is still widespread usage of grapefruit seed extract (GSE) within the health food industry, including its use by well meaning practitioners. This continues even though research would lead one to believe that the grapefruit seed extract being sold on the market is not natural. It is being used without…

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More Than A Moldy Building

More Than A Moldy Building Much More Than Mold In A Moldy Building There is so much more than mold in water-damaged buildings that cause this biotoxin response that we call a “mold” illness/susceptibility. It is technically more appropriate to call it CIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome) due to a water-damaged building, rather than “mold…

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Mold Illness The Short Story

Mold Illness, The Short Story Mold Related Illness From Water Damaged Buildings – The Short Story See the more detailed story here. The Issue Water-damaged buildings are not just stinky, they are a health problem. It is now quite apparent that people who have been diagnosed as having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromylagia, Post Lyme Syndrome,…

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Fusarium

Fusarium Common Fungus Among Us The genus Fusarium is common in soil, marine and river environments as well as on plants all over the world. F. species are some of the most problematic molds known in the northern temperate regions of the world. They are responsible for many plant diseases and they can produce potent…

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Ergot Mycotoxin

Ergot Alkaloids Ergot Alkaloids Ergot alkaloid mycotoxins which are produced by several species of fungi in the Claviceps genus. There are four main groups of ergot alkaloids: the clavines, the lysergic acids, the lysergic acid amides, and the ergopeptides. Fungus That Produces Ergot The ergot alkaloids are prouced by Claviceps purpurea, Claviceps paspalli and Claviceps…

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Molds That Affect Our Health

Molds That Affect Our Health Molds Notorious For Being Bad Dudes – will have links here soon Aspergillus penicilloides Aspergillus versicolor Chaetomium globosum Claviceps Fusarium Fusarium spp. Penicillium Stachybotrys chartarum Wallemia sebi To find out what mold, and mycotoxins are, as well as how they grow, read Mold And Mycotoxins Explained You Are The Healer…

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Toxin Binders – What Are They

Binders of Mycotoxins & Other Toxins What are binders? Binders or sequestering agents, are substances that generally bind cholesterol, bile acids and toxins in the small intestine. They are used to bind toxins, but may bind foods, supplements, or drugs also. Binders are also called adsorbants. In relationship to toxins, binders are orally ingested material…

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Types of Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders

Types Of Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders On this page you will find a brief explanation of binders, and links to specific data on individual types of binders. If you want to read more about the use of binders, check out the articles “Toxin Binders, What Are They“, and “Using Binders To Remove Mycotoxins“. Binders & How They…

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Biotoxins

Biotoxins Biotoxins are toxins that are created by living organisms. They can be acquired from the air, water, food or from insect or reptile  or bites. Catagorizing Biotoxins By The Type Of Critter Making The Toxin Examples are: • Fungal mycotoxins • Microbial biotoxins • Plant biotoxins • Animal biotoxins • Reptile biotoxins • Parasite…

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Bile Acids

What Are Bile Acids In other areas of this website we discuss bile acid involvement in toxin removal. Here we exam what bile acids are, how they are made and some of their known functions.   How Bile Acids Are Formed Bile acids are  formed in the liver from cholesterol and represent the most abundant…

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Moldy People

Moldy People Site Map For Articles On Mold Related Illness Also called Chronic Inflammatory Respons Syndrome (CIRS) Click here for all mold related articles. (The articles on this page are only in relation to the illness.) What is Mold Associated Illness or CIRS The Short Story The More Detailed Story Mycotoxin Affect On Organs Affect…

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Moldy Buildings

Moldy Buildings Site Map Moldy Buildings Site Map Issues Cleaning The Moldy Building And Belongings More Than A Moldy Building My House Has Water Damage Finding Mold In Your Home How Did My Home Get Moldy Testing A Moldy Building Remediate You Home And Clean Up Your Stuff – From The Ten Step Protocol  Of…

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Mold And Mycotoxins

Mold And Mycotoxins What is Mold Molds are a type of fungi. They are multicellular and grow in filamentous hyphae (long thread-like branches). Networks of these hyphae form a mycelium which is considered a single organism. They produce airborne spores and some produce toxins called mycotoxins. They break down organic waste and are therefore an…

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Moldy Food Overview

Moldy Food Overview Moldy Food For research abstracts on Mold and food click here. Mold on food may or may not be harmful. Some molds create useful substances such as those added during cheese making processes to create a special type of cheese, an example being “blue cheese” which is made by a Penicillium species.…

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Moldy Food

Moldy Food Moldy Food Overview – Great review of the mycotoxins more commonly found in food Molds Found in Foods Aspergillus Mold Ergot Fusarium Mold Ochratoxin Mycotoxins Found in  Foods Aflatoxins Ochratoxins Trichothecenes T-2 Toxins Masked Mycotoxins In Foods & Why Tests Won’t Find Them Mold On My Garlic   Data for this section is…

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Aflatoxins

Aflatoxin-A Common Food Mycotoxin   What Are Aflatoxins Aflatoxins are a mycotoxin (mold toxin) made by the mold Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus and to a lesser amount, Aspergillus nominus. There are four main aflatoxins produced by A. flavus and A. parasiticus known as B1, B2, G1 and G2. “B” and “G” refer to the blue…

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Skin Conditions

Skin Conditions Associated With Mold Related Illness Many skin conditions that are identified as eczema, psoriasis, or something else, will disappear after you heal from mold related illness. Toxins can show up as skin disease, because toxins are removed through the skin, but also the toxins cause damage to the skin directly, and disrupt the…

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Malassezia

Malassezia Skin Disease Associated With Malassezia The fungus (yeast to be specific) Malassezia is thought to be a natural part of human skin flora. However, it is also associated with a variety of skin diseases. Some of the diseases associated with Malassezia are pityriasis (tinea) versicolor psoriasis cradle cap – neonatal cephalic pustulosis seborrheic dermatitis…

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Moldy Genes – Haplotypes And Others

Moldy Genes – Haplotypes & Others Genetic HLA DR haplotypes & Other Genes That Predispose To CIRS People with chronic inflammatory response syndrome CIRS due to water-damaged buildings have HLA DR haplotypes that have been thought to make them susceptible to water-damaged buildings. It was thought that HLA issues keep people from removing mycotoxins from…

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What Is Mold Illness

What Is Mold Related Illness/ Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome The Issue For An Abbreviated Rendition of this, See “The Short Story” Water-damaged buildings are not just stinky, they are a health problem. It is now quite apparent that people who have been diagnosed as having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromylagia, Post Lyme Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalitis or…

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Urine Tests For Mycotoxins

Urine Tests For Mycotoxins Testing urine for mycotoxins can be helpful if you want to see if your patient has a specific mycotoxin load or to follow how severe that load is. If the person is unable to transform/detoxify the mycotoxins, they will not show up in the urine. So, a negative result could be…

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Testing for Mold Illness

Testing For Mold Associated Illness List Of Tests For Mold Associated Illness/ Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome This is a list of tests that may be useful in the diagnosis of mold associated Illness/Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) due to water damaged buildings. I have marked those that I find helpful in bold. The others should…

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History Of Biotoxin Exposure

History Of Biotoxin Exposure CIRS or Mold Illness is in large part due to a biotoxin called a mycotoxin, but also due biotoxins called endotoxins, and other toxins from water-damaged buildings. Certain findings in the history of a patient will clue the physician in to the possibility that their patient has a biotoxin illness. These…

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Antidiuretic Hormone

Antidiuretic Hormone What Is Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) This hormone keeps you hydrated. Usually, your kidneys would move all the fluid you drink out of the body, but ADH reduces the urine output, and retains the water in the body. The hypothalamus makes antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin) which is transported to the pituitary gland. A message from…

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Transforming Growth Factor Beta-1

Transforming Growth Factor Beta-1 (TGF B-1) What Is Transforming Growth Factor Beta-1(TGF B-1) TGF B-1 is involved in maintenance of tissue homeostasis. It helps regulate effects in the innate immune system. TGFb1 is an immune suppressor (although it can upregulate the immune system in some instances – see below) and is often chronically over-expressed in…

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Genomic Analysis And SNPs

Genomic Analysis And SNPs Understanding Genome Reports and Definitions Why Do Genome Testing? Genomic testing allows practioners to further personalize our diagnosis and treatment options. A physician or other practitioner who is seeking to know their patient well with extensive interviews, physical exams and testing now has one more tool at their disposal. This tool…

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Healing From Mold

Healing From Mold After Diagnosis We will start at the point where an individual has been diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) due to water-damaged building, or also called Mold Associated Illness by a clinician.  This is an indivudal who is not getting well on their own, and it appears they  may be more…

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Cleaning Mold And Odors Off Your Stuff

Cleaning Mold & Odors Off Your Stuff Before You Start to Clean For you to start this process off right, there are some things you should know. If you do not educate yourself on some basic background knowledge, you may find yourself having to clean your belongings again. So, please before reading this, first read…

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Symptoms Of Mold

Symptoms Of Mold Symptoms Associated with “Mold Associated Illness” or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome(CIRS) It may seem hard to believe a person can have so many symptoms from being exposed to a water-damaged building, but they can. Some symptoms are from immediate irritation and inflammation from mycotoxins but there is also dysregulation of many body…

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Glutathione

Glutathione Glutathione Structure Our Protector Glutathione is our protector, and friend. It  tempers inflammation through its super hero antioxidant abilities. When it is depleted, inflammation can take over our body. Glutathione is found in nearly every compartment of our cells, including the nucleus. As the main antioxidant for mitochondria, glutathione is an absolute necessity for…

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Mycotoxins Explained

What Are Mycotoxins What Is A Mycotoxin Mycotoxin = Fungal Toxin Mycotoxins are chemical compounds produced by actively growing molds (fungi) as secondary metabolites that can negatively affect living beings. Mycotoxins help a mold maintain their niche in nature or your home. Mycotoxins are used to suppress bacterial growth as well as other molds and…

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Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide

Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) What Is Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) is a substance found throughout the body. The highest levels are normally found in the nervous system and gut. It is considered to be a neuroendocrine peptide. Low levels are seen in mold illness patients. It is also low in people…

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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) What is Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Short Explanation Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) is a signal protein produced by cells that stimulates the growth of new blood vessels in response to low levels of oxygen. It also produces a profound increase in vascular permeability and edema. (Permeability describes the…

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MARCONS

MARCoNS What is Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staph (MARCoNS) Frequently folks with mold related illness or chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) may have a staph colonization deep in the nose. It is caused by biofilm-forming microorganisms that live deep in the nose without causing nasal symptoms. These microorganisms create compounds that can affect genetic…

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Testing A Moldy Building

Testing A Moldy Building Where Do you Find Mold Mold can be in your home, place of work or school. It can be in other buildings you frequent such as the homes of family or friends, the post office or your dentists etc. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified more than 25% of…

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My House Has Water Damage

My House Has Water Damage How To Start I have been through water damage, mold damage and mold removal. Although not an expert remediator, I can tell you things that I, or others have done, and suggest other people, or organizations that can be of help to you. Much of the data on this page…

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Finding Mold In Your Home

Finding Mold In Your Home You Smell Mold Or Have Reason To Believe Your Are Exposed To Mold So you think you smell mold and you are looking for the source. Where do you look and how will you recognize it? That is what we will consider in this article. If a building smells moldy,…

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Buying A Mold Free House

Buying A Mold Free House This photo depicts a simple mistake that can ruin the foundation of a house. Downspouts draining near the house, or any other source of water near the foundation can create a moldy situation under the house or in the walls. Examine all aspects of a perspective new house for any…

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Cleaning A Moldy Home

Cleaning A Moldy Home Things to Consider I have no expertise in construction or mold removal, but I have been through water damage, mold damage and mold removal, and remediation and can give you some tips. I also can suggest other people or organizations that can be of help to you. For you to start…

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Mold And Toxins

Mold And Toxins Site Map This is a site map for the Mold & Toxins Section. Biotoxins Biotoxins – What are they Biotoxin History of Exposure Borrelia biotoxins Domoic Acid – will take you to another website Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning – will take you to another website Toxins – Others For articles on other toxins…

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Clay As A Toxin Binder

Clay As A Toxin Binder Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Aluminosilicate Clays And What To Expect From Them Clay binders are used to assist removal of most polar types of toxins/biotoxins such as polar mycotoxins that individuals with “Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) due to water-damaged buildings”, also called “Mold Related…

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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease – Borreliosis Lyme Disease, Lyme Biotoxins And Lyme Coinfections Borrelia burgdorferi is the spirochete that causes Lyme Disease,  though there are other organisms that can transfer it too. Borrelia creates biotoxins  that have similar reactions in the body as do mycotoxins. Some people react more strongly to these biotoxins, or have a continued…

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Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics Nutrigenomics What Is Nutrigenomics We know that diet can be a serious risk factor for a number of diseases. We also know that dietary nutrients, exercise and relaxation techniques, can act on the human genome, either directly or indirectly, to alter gene expression or structure. The amount of influences these activities have on an…

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Diagnosing Mold Related Illness

Diagnosing Mold Related Illness Past History Of Exposure To A Water Damaged Building Identify if the person has a past history of exposure to mold and a precipitating incident. Were they exposed to mold/water damaged buildings or other biotoxins. Do they remember some type of stressful incident that precipitated their illness. Many of these folks…

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Masked Mycotoxins

Masked Mycotoxins Who Is That Masked Toxin Masked mycotoxins are plant metabolites of the parent mycotoxins. Studies have brought up this potential threat to consumer safety from masked forms of mycotoxins, and the possible release of their toxic parents during human and animal digestion. For a very thorough review of masked mycotoxins, I refer you…

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Ochratoxins

Ochratoxin What Are Ochratoxins Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a mycotoxin that has long been studied as a nephrotoxin, immunotoxin, teratogen and carcinogen. Molds associated with the production of OTA include Aspergillus ochraceus, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus carbonarius, Penicillium verrucosum, and species of Penicillium, Petromyces, and Neopetromyces.  Concerns regarding exposure to ochratoxin have primarily centered on…

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Moldy Food Research

Moldy Food Research Moldy food is often not as evident as seen on this bread in the photo. I have bought grain before that smelled odd to me, but looked fine until I got out a strong magnifying glass and found the beginning growth of mold on it that was not evident to the naked…

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Patulin

Patulin Patulin Mycotoxin  THIS PAGE IS BEING CREATED Patulin has also be identified as other names such as clavacin, claviformin, expansin, mycoin c and penicidin. The blue mold found in soft rot of apples, pears, cherries and other fruits is recognized as one of the most common causes of patulin contamination. Where you might come…

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Charcoal As A Toxin Binder

Charcoal As A Toxin Binder Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Activated Charcoal/Carbon As A Toxin Binder Activated carbon/charcoal is a general adsorptive material with a large surface area and excellent adsorptive capacity. It is recommended as a general toxin adsorbing agent, and is routinely recommended for various digestive toxicities. Activated carbon…

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Antioxidants To The Rescue

Antioxidants To The Resuce Mycotoxins Cause Oxidative Stress Mycotoxins have been implicated in causing damage through creation of oxidative stress from induction of reaction oxygen species by the toxins. Some of the mycotoxins shown to have negative health effects caused by oxidative damage are patulin, fusarochromanone, ochratoxin A, aflatoxin B1, deoxynivalenol, nivalenol, fumonisin B1, and…

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Organic Binders Of Mycotoxins

Organic Binders of Mycotoxins Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Some complex indigestible carbohydrates such as polysaccharides in the cell walls of yeast, and bacteria such as glucomannans, and peptidoglycans, and others have been studied as mycotoxins binders. These come under the title of “Organic Binders” in the science world, and for…

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Trichothecenes

Trichothecenes What Are Trichothecenes Trichothecene mycotoxins are a large group  with over 200 chemically related toxins, but only a few cause significant toxicity to humans.  These chemically related toxins  are produced by a variety of mold species such as Fusarium (the main culprit), Myrothecium, Stachybotrys, Trichoderma, and Trichothecium. Some of them occur commonly in the…

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Chlorella As Toxin Binder

Chlorella As A Toxin Binder Chlorella Research On Binding Toxins Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Chlorella is negatively charged. I always include research on binders that relates to binding of cholesterol as usually, although not always, the reason cholesterol is lowered is due to binding of bile acids which are attached…

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Cholestyramine As A Toxin Binder

Cholestyramine As A Toxin Binder What Is Cholestyramine Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Quick answer: Cholestyramine is a non-absorbed medication that has largely been used in the past to lower elevated levels of cholesterol. It can also be used to lower mycotoxin levels. Mycotoxins need to be altered, and removed from…

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Diatomaceous Earth As A Toxin Binder

Diatomaceous Earth As A Binder Diatomaceous Earth as a Mycotoxin Binder Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders J Anim Sci. 2015 Feb;93(2):637-45. doi: 10.2527/jas.2014-7356. Efficacy of activated diatomaceous clay in reducing the toxicity of zearalenone in rats and piglets. Denli M, Blandon JC, Guynot ME, Salado S, Pérez JF.   Abstract Two…

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Green Tea And Toxins

Green Tea And Toxins/Mycotoxins Click Here For The List Of Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders What Is Green Tea – Camellia sinensis Green tea is made by drying fresh leaves (roasting) at high temperatures to inactivate the oxidizing enzymes. It is a non-fermented product that contains several tea polyphenols that have been thorougly studied. These polyphenols are largely…

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Glucomannans As Toxin Binders

Glucomannans As Mycotoxin Binders Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Research Br Poult Sci. 2013;54(4):515-23. doi: 10.1080/00071668.2013.798627. Epub 2013 Jul 2. In vitro and in vivo protective effects of three mycotoxin adsorbents against ochratoxin A in broiler chickens. Trailovig JN1, Stefanovig S, Trailovig SM. Abstract The objective of this study was to…

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Chlorophyll As A Toxin Binder

Chlorophyll As A Toxin Binder Chlorophyll And Chlorophyllin Used As Mycotoxin Binders Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Chlorophyllin (Semisenthetic derivative of chlorophyll) Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2009 Dec;2(12):1015-22. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-09-0099. Epub 2009 Dec 1. Effects of chlorophyll and chlorophyllin on low-dose aflatoxin B(1) pharmacokinetics in human volunteers. Jubert C1, Mata J,…

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Charcoal Cholestyramine And Clay As Co-binders Of Toxins

Charcoal, Cholestyramine And Clay As Co-Binders Of Mycotoxins The Multi-Mycotoxin Binder Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Using Multiple Binders Together Some people are reporting the use of charcoal, clay and cholestyramine together and getting a synergistic effect. I am looking for research using two or more of these toether (or other…

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Mycotoxin Binder Research

Mycotoxin Binder Research Mycotoxin binder research that does not fall under a category with an article devoted to it, ends up on this page.  This page is being set up currently. There are specific articles on binders that can be found at: Binders – What Are They Types of Binders Using Binders To Remove Mycotoxins…

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How To Make Echinacea Root Tincture

How To Make Echinacea Root Tincture The Process From Beginning to End Why I Usually Use The Root I use to use more parts of the Echinacea plants, but find over the years that I realize the bees and other insects are attracted to the flowers and really like the pollen, so I leave them…

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Bed Bug Blues

Bed Bugs – Get Rid Of Them The Natrual Way Bed Bug Blues Bed bugs are on many peoples minds. Folks who have them don’t want to talk about them. They think there is a stigma around having them and there is. Believe me, anyone can get them and if you live some place like…

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Bladder Health-Infections In Women

Bladder Health And Infections In Women Bladder Health and Prevention of Bladder Infections in Women Bladder health begins with a little knowledge. There are many predisposing factors that can be changed or avoided to prevent infections. Predisposing Factors to Urinary Tract Infections Obstructions stones tumors strictures New or multiple sexual partners Stress Diabetes mellitus Food…

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Herbal Preps Used In Biodynamic Farming

Herbal Preps Used In Biodynamic Farming What Is Biodynamic Farming Biodynamic farming for me is all about intention, love, and experiencing spirit in the glorious moment. My experience of being around other biodynamic farmers/gardeners is that they are individuals who have love and integrity foremost in their mind and heart, and strive to be the…

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Stinging Nettles As Food And Medicine

Stinging Nettles As Food And Medicine Spring Is The Time For Nettles Soon it will be spring. Thoughts of spring cause my mouth to start watering in anticipation of tasty herbal greens waiting to grow out of the earth. You too can enjoy the bounty of spring. Let me introduce you to one of my…

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Communicating With Plants

Communicating With Plants This lovely, magical garden elf has a gift with plants and I have lost contact with her. Should she see her photo here, I sure would love to hear from her. Getting To Know A Plant The first time I take a new herb class on an herb walk, I like to…

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Herbs Used In Biodynamic Preps

Herbs Used In Biodynamic Preps I prepared this information for a Biodynamic farming conference years ago and thought there may be biodynamic farmers out there who wish to know more about the herbs they use in their preparations and how they are used medicinally by herbalists. The data on the herbs is largely taken from…

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Bitter Herbs

Bitter Herbs – The Basics In the late winter or early spring, it is traditional to use stimulating bitters. Some people eat them prior to their meals. What exactly are bitters and why do people eat them?   What is a “Bitter”? The word “bitters” is used to describe herbs that are bitter to the…

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Issues Cleaning The Moldy Building And Belongings

Issues Cleaning The Moldy Building And Belongings Cleaning Up Moldy Homes And Moldy Stuff – Important Points People beginning to consider how to clean up moldy homes quickly realize they are not sure what to clean or how to clean it. I have created some additional articles to help with both the house as well…

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Cinnamon Causing Edema

Cinnamon Causing Edema Severe Edema (swollen ankles and legs) Caused By Cinnamon During Research Study A recent article in The Journal of American Board of Family Medicine presents a case of edema from taking Cinnamon to treat diabetes. An adult man was taking 1000 mg of cinnamon powder daily (this is similar to about 2,…

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Cinnamon Safety And Contraindications

Cinnamon Safety & Contraindications Important Data You Will Learn In This Article Some people have genetic differences that may make Cinnamon an unsafe spice for them. The idea that the coumarin in Cinnamon is a blood thinner is not true. All Cinnamons are not alike. A Review of Cinnamon Shows A Lot Of Confusion Cinnamon…

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Chickweed

Chickweed – Stellaria media Chickweed Is Everywhere You Are Common chickweed is a spring green that grows in many parts of the world. It is abundant here in the Willamette Valley. It makes a nice protective blanket for bare soil in my garden each spring. This herbaceous mat protects the soil from being damaged by…

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Blueberries And Obesity

Blueberries And Obesity Blueberries, A Healthy Treat And An Agent to Decrease Obesity Yummy Healthy Blueberries We all know berries taste good, and many of us know they are healthy for us. Scientific research has shown berries support immune function, mental health, reduce obesity, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes. I think…

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External Use Of Comfrey

External Use of Comfrey A Bit Of Background: I have used this plant a lot in both my personal life as well as for other’s wounds. It has been is so many salves, healed so many wounds, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, severed stump left from the loss of a finger, fissured hands or feet from lack…

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Herb Walks

Herb Walks In the near future you will be able to access videos of various herb walks with Dr. Sharol. Her old videos will show up as soon as she readjusts her youtube page. New videos will show up as soon as she figures out what hardware and software she needs for taking the new…

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Herbal E-Zines And PDFs For Free

Herbal E-Zines And PDFs For Free Image by balik from Pixabay The Contented Kidney, rewritten in 2005: Covers alternative methods to prevent, support and treat the person with kidney failure. An Ezine from 2005 on Children’s Health And Children’s Herbs. An ezine from 2000 covering urinary tract health with a focus on urinary tract infections,…

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Radiation Protection

Radiation Protection The Radiation Issue In light of the past nuclear power plant accidents, the possible future ones, and the constant seepage of radioactive debris into the ocean from Fukushima, I concluded radiation protection is something we all need to know about. In addition, some people with cancer use radiation to kill the cancer cells,…

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Milk Thistle Protection From Pollution And Radiation

Milk Thistle, An Herb Of Protection Milk Thistle – For Protection From Pollution And Radiation Students often ask me if there is one herb that I would recommend to everyone. In the distant past I would tell them, “No,  everyone is different and each person has different herbal needs.” However I changed my tune some…

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Kidney Health

Kidney Health ‘It is no exaggeration to say that the composition of the body fluids is determined not by what the mouth takes in but by what the kidneys keep: they are the master chemists of our internal environment. When, among other duties, they excrete the ashes of our body fires, or remove from the…

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Blog

Blog And Archived Articles Found Here Hot Off The Press – Latest Blog The Most Recent Blogs Can Be Found Here♥ Seasonal Articles Or Articles Being Searched Often Current focus on Coronavirus and COVID-19 As Well As The Flu This carousel is short and changes over time.   All Pages On This Website Can Be…

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Growing Food

Growing Food A Spiritual Endeavor Growing food is a spiritual endeavor. In the process of creating food, you and the Great Creator work hand in hand in a palpable manner.  This series of articles will give you hints on how to grow your food in a way that will create plants that nourish your body,…

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Growing Onions

Growing Onions In my area I like to have my onion seeds and leeks started before the end of February. Don’t worry if you don’t get the seeds started in time, simply purchase onion plant starts (plants) or sets (bulbs). Sometimes you can find leeks as starts too. Grow The Right Type Of Onion For…

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Growing Tomatoes

Growing Tomatoes I love unusually shaped fruits and vegetables. This tomato looked like a swan. This is a Striped Roman heirloom tomato. It has a fantastic taste and makes great sauce. This is not how they usuallly look though. They generally have more of a torpedo shape to them. This is one of my favorite…

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Growing Carrots

Growing Carrots There Is Nothing Like A Fresh Carrot Straight Out Of The Ground There is nothing like a crisp, sweet carrot straight out of the ground. In fact so many critters like them, that I have had to put a metal, mesh, cloth underneath my carrot beds to ensure I would get to eat…

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Percolation Of Herbs

Percolation Of Herbs Making Herbal Tinctures By Use Of The Percolation Process Percolation is a process of extracting herbal material into a preserved product by moving the solvent (often alcohol or alcohol and water) though a powdered herb very slowly, and the solvent drips out of the powdered herb through a filtered bottom container where…

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Long Term Use of Echinacea

Long Term Use of Echinacea Does Echinacea Quit Working When Used Long Term? A Reader Inquired “Is it true that a person should take Echinacea for 1-2 weeks and then lay off for a week then retake it?” She wanted to know if Echinacea looses its ability to work long term and if she needed…

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Herbal First Aid Kit

Herbal First Aid Kit Emergency – Herbal First Aid Kit Being an herbalist, I have a different looking first aid kit than some folks. I am sharing those items I like to have on hand for those of you who are learning to be herbalists, and know how to use them. These are the things…

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Moldy Licorice

Moldy Licorice Licorice Root Found To Contain Large Amounts Of Mold Mycotoxin Licorice has a multitude of medicinal uses and is a mainstay for many herbalists. Of course it does have some contraindications but it is still used in many herbal formulas. The issue of licorice root being contaminated by mold is not something most…

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Marshmallow Flower As Medicine

Marshmallow Flower As Medicine Marshmallow Flowers As a Medicine I have used the root of marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) for about 25 years as a medicine. A few years ago I started experimenting with the flowers which have a slight mucilaginous characteristic to them. They are not super mucilaginous like the root is but still they…

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Peppergrass AKA Cardamine spp.

Peppergrass AKA Cardamine spp. Peppergrass This is a Cardamine spp. It is in the mustard family, or in latin called the brassicaceae family. I have not keyed it out so I am unsure of the species. It is called by many common names around here. Peppergrass, Pepper cress, Pepper weed etc.  It is abundant and edible.…

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Alzheimer’s And Helicobacter Pylori

Alzheimer’s And Helicobacter Pylori Alzheimer’s Relationship to the Ulcer Causing Bacteria Helicobacter pylori and other Bacteria and Viruses For years people thought stomach ulcers were caused by stress until Dr. Barry Marshall and Dr. Robin Warren won the Nobel Prize by proving the bacteria Helicobacter pylori was the primary cause of gastric ulcers. It took…

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Willow Medicine

Willow Medicine Salix spp The pussy willows started poking their heads out today and the birds were eating them with relish. They were darting around the tree in an elated frenzy. Not a lot of fresh food available to the birds this time of year, so this was truly a celebration.  Goats also like to…

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Hay Fever Prevention With Herbs

Herbs For Hay Fever Prevention Herbs to Prevent Hay Fever This article covers herbs used to prevent hay fever reactions before they start, as well as continuing them into hay fever season. In other hay fever articles I mentioned hay fever is a reaction of an out of whack immune system with other underlying causes.…

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Saving Seed

Saving Seed The Basics On Saving Seed It is time to start thinking about next years garden. This is when I get all my seeds out and see what I have collected or have left from the current year. Hopefully, I have saved a lot of seed and don’t need to buy much for the…

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Hay Fever Prevention Tips

Hay Fever Prevention Tips Spring has sprung and hay fever season is just around the corner in my neck of the woods. This amazingly vibrant time of the year filled with endless rain, beautiful colors and wondrous smells of nature can be a real bear for hay fever sufferers in the Pacific N.W.  Hay fever…

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Hay Fever Prevention With Lifestyle And Focus on Histamine

Preventing Hay Fever With Lifestyle & Focus on Histamine The hay fever reaction is due to the immune system identifying pollen as a threat and using the immune system in an all out attack in an attempt to protect the body from the offending pollen intruders. Supporting healthy respiratory tract tissues and calming down the…

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Hay Fever And Diet

Hay Fever Prevention With Diet & Nutrition Diet & Supplements In other articles on hay fever on this website, we discussed how both the local inflammation in the upper respiratory tract as well as whole body inflammation adds to a hay fever sufferer’s burden. Decreasing inflammation through lifestyle and dietary measures is of prime importance.…

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Hay Fever & Alternative Acute Treatment

Hay Fever – Acute Support Continuing Long Term Treatment Modalities In the “Hay Fever Prevention With Herbs” article, we examined herbs used to prevent hay fever. These same herbs that were used to prevent hay fever can continue to be used through-out hay fever season. In general, they are not herbs that provide immediate instantaneous…

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A Good Nights Sleep With Melatonin

A Good Nights Sleep With Melatonin Getting A Good Nights Sleep A good nights sleep sets the tone for the whole day. We all need it, but many do not get it. This is the time our bodies repair from daily damage. This is when we are nourished at the deepest level of our being.…

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Detox With Broccoli

Broccoli For Detox Broccoli and Biotransformational Detox The isothiocyanate called sulforaphane derived from broccoli and other Brassicaseae plants has received a lot of attention as being a wonderful method to activate nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2  (Nrf2) which then activates Phase II of our biotransformation/detox systems.  This is a really good thing. Phase II…

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Start Here

Start Here Welcome To A Wealth Of Information This website was created by Sharol Tilgner, a physician who is sharing her knowledge of natures healing tools used to restore, and maintain health. Her focus is on herbal medicine, but she uses, and shares all healing modalities from food to hydrotherapy.   Many Articles On This…

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Protection From Forest Fire Smoke Exposure

Protection From Forest Fire & Smoke Exposure Constant Fire Smoke For individuals like myself living in Oregon, we are living in the new normal of constant smoke. We have dealt with fires and smoke every summer here in the Willamette Valley, however, this year is REALLY bad. We have 20 fires raging in our state…

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Mast Cell Activation

Mast Cell Activation And Histamine Intolerance Mast Cells Mast cells are an immune cell in the bodies immune system. They are made in the bone marrow and present in most tissues of the body. They are found in connective tissue all through the body, especially under the skin, near blood vessels and lymph vessels, in…

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Glucuronidation

Glucuronidation Glucuronidation or Glucuronosylation Glucuronidation is a major phase II pathway for transforming dietary toxins, drugs, carcinogens, and other environmental chemicals into less toxic substances. It is the most important pathway for the human body’s elimination of the most frequently prescribed drugs. Glucuronidation is responsible for converting xenobiotics (foreign substances), and endogenous substances into metabolites…

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Methylation And The Methionine Cycle

Methylation & The Methionine Cycle About Methylation And The Methionine Cycle The methionine cycle is one of the center pieces to what some call the methylation pathway. The methionine cycle is really one of many pathways that make up the methylation pathway related cycles. It is helpful for us to examine all these pathways in…

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Glutathione Conjugation

Glutathione Conjugation A Phase II Conjugation Activity A primary phase II transformation route is conjugation with glutathione (a tripeptide composed of three amino acids—L-cysteine, L-glutamine, and glycine). Through direct conjugation, it detoxifies many xenobiotics (foreign compounds) and carcinogens, both organic and inorganic. This includes heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, and arsenic and mcotoxins from…

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Fiber As A Toxin Binder

Fiber As A Mycotoxin Binder This page being Built, but still useful Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Fiber as a Mycotoxin Binder Definition Of Fiber It has been hard for scientists and clinicians to agree on the definition of fiber. Therefore, you may see data that seems contradictory in relation to…

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Probiotics To Biotransform Toxins

Probiotics To Biotransform Toxins Bacterial Metabolism of Mycotoxins Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders To understand both bacterial metabolism of direct ingestion of mycotoxins in food, as well as that from toxins dumped into the gut by route of the enterohepatic circulation, we need to examine research that has been completed on…

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Tannins As Toxin Binders

Tannins As Toxin Binder Tannins As A Mycotoxin Binder Research Click Here For The List Of Other Toxin/Mycotoxin Binders Phytother Res. 2011 Apr;25(4):624-8. doi: 10.1002/ptr.3306. Epub 2010 Oct 5. Bile acid-binding ability of kaki-tannin from young fruits of persimmon (Diospyros kaki) in vitro and in vivo. Matsumoto K1, Kadowaki A, Ozaki N, Takenaka M, Ono…

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Cytochrome P450 – Phase I Enzymes

Cytochrome P450 System The cytochrome P450 system is the predominant part of phase I detoxification. When someone mentions phase I biotransformation/deotoxification, they are usually talking about the cytochrome P450 system, although phase I has additional activities going on, and they will be brought up. Phase I Biotransformation (Detoxification) Explained For preliminary information introducing you to…

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Remove Yourself From Exposure

Remove Yourself From Exposure To Mold The most common mistake people make when they leave their moldy home, is to take moldy belongings with them. No, they are not as bad as this luggage in the photo. Usually, they don’t look moldy, but they have volatile organic compounds, bits of mycotoxins, endotoxins, or toxins from…

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Remediate Your Home & Clean Up Your Stuff

Remediate Your Home & Clean Up Your Stuff When To Run, When To Stay And What You Can And Can Not Clean Healing From Mold Protocol #2 – From the “Step By Step Protocol”  To Healing From Mold If you have not yet read the article on “Removing Yourself From Exposure“, please read it first.…

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Support The Organs Of Elimination

Support The Organs Of Elimination Healing From Mold Protocol #3 – From the “Step By Step Protocol”  To Healing From Mold What Are The Organs Of Elimination The main organs of elimination are Liver Gastrointestinal System Kidneys Lungs Skin Capillaries/Veins Lymphatic System/Glymphatic System Supporting these organs means you support their normal function. When someone is…

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Using Binders To Remove Toxins

Using Binders To Remove Toxins When To Use Binders Healing From Mold Protocol #4 – From the “Step By Step Protocol”  To Healing From Mold If you have not yet read the article on “Supporting The Organs Of Elimination“, please read it first. Binders work best after you have removed yourself from the exposure to…

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Supporting The Biotransformation/Detox System

Detox – Biotransformation Pathways Supporting Detox Healing From Mold Protocol #5 – From the “Step By Step Protocol”  To Healing From Mold Make sure you have already supported the organs of elimination and used/or are using binders, or do these things now. Easy Peasy In A Nutshell: To support the bodies ability to transform biotoxins…

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Healing Inflammation From Mold Exposure

Healing Inflammation From Exposure Due To A Water-Damaged Building Modulate That Inflammation And Heal Healing From Mold Protocol #6 – From the “Step By Step Protocol”  To Healing From Mold Once you are no longer in a moldy environment, and you have removed most of the mycotoxins from your body, you still have to deal…

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Calming The Mind & Body

Calming The Mind & Body- Feeding The Spirit From Mitochondria to Major Organs, Calm Is The Name of the Game Healing From Mold Protocol #7 – From the “Step By Step Protocol”  To Healing From Mold Calming the mind and Feeding the spirit is important for your physical state of health. When our body is…

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Additional Protocols You Should Know About

Additional Protocols You Should Know About Lifestyle Factors, Protocols And Other Details Healing From Mold Protocol #8 – From the “Step By Step Protocol”  To Healing From Mold In this article I will introduce ideas that should be kept in mind through-out the healing process or actual protocols that did not fit well into other…

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Some Things That Might Seem Oddball

Some Things That Might Seem Oddball These folks have a lot of odd symtpoms and I have listed some of the more bizarre ones here on this page. Healing From Mold Protocol #9 – From the “Step By Step Protocol”  To Healing From Mold Your Patient Gets Static Shocks Many of these patients have low…

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When will I feel Better?

When Will I Feel Better Healing From Mold Protocol #10 – From the “Step By Step Protocol”  To Healing From Mold When Will A Person Feel Better? The individual should begin to feel better at one month after removal from a moldy environment, supporting organs of elimination,  and beginning appropriate binders and possible other treatment…

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Step By Step Protocol To Heal From Mold

Step By Step Protocol To Heal From Mold The Step By Step Protocol That Will Take An Individual On A Healing Journey These steps are listed as links to their own individual pages. Please read the pages in the order they are provided to get the most use out of this data. Also note each…

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Mycotoxin Affect On Organs

Mycotoxin Affect On Organs Adrenals Digestion Ears Eyes Immune System Liver & GallBladder Lungs Nervous System Pancreas Reproductive System Respiratory System Urinary Tract You Are The Healer exists due to the generosity of my readers. The Crowdfunding I receive through regular patrons allows me to continue this website.

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Mycotoxin Affect On The Gut

Mycotoxin Affect On The Gut Mycotoxins Affect On the Gut Spores from mold as well as mycotoxins can be inhaled from the environment (Usually a water-damaged building) or ingested with food. Additionally, when inhaled many of them are cleared out of the respiratory system and end up moving down the esophagus and into the digestive…

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Do I Have A Mold Health Issue

Is It Mold Making Me Sick Are You Exposed To A Moldy Building Are you unknowingly living, working or going to school in a water damaged building? If so, it could be dramatically affecting your health. Myctotoxins, endotoxins, volatile organic compounds and other toxins from water-damaged buildings are one of the indoor air pollutants that…

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Fire In The Belly

Fire In The Belly Food And Digestion Follow the links to detailed articles on each subject. Our digestion is like a slow burning fire. In fact, it actually does generate heat. We need to provide high quality fuel to keep that fire going. All disease begins in the gut. Our digestive tract is ground zero…

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Aspergillus

Aspergillus  Mold USDA photo – ARS and Peggy Greb Aspergillus Genus The Aspergillus genus are found worldwide in the soil, forage products for animals, food products, in organic debris, in composting material, and in dust. They are considered to be weak plant pathogens. However two of the species, Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus are known…

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Prevention And Removal Of Mycotoxins In The Body

Site Map:Prevention And Removal Of Mycotoxins In The Body Antioxidants Antioxidants To The Rescue Green Tea Binders Toxin Binders – What Are They? Types of Toxin Binders Using Binders To Remove Toxins Biotransformation/Detox Support biotransformation of mycotoxins Stop Exposure Preventing & Cleaning Up Mold In Your Home Protective Clothing Masks   Remember To Send This…

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Detox & Biotransformation System Overview

Detox/Biotransformation Pathways Overview You Are The Healer exists due to the generosity of my readers. The Crowdfunding I receive through regular patrons allows me to continue this website. “I welcome donations of any amount in lieu of using ads, and thank you!” Please use the Pay Pal button below. Description Of The Various Biotransformation/Detox Systems…

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Acetylation

Acetylation The Importance Of Acetylation Acetylation is a phase Two detoxification process that processes drugs, caffeine and other potentially toxic items. People who have poor ability to acetylate have been shown to be more likely to have certain types of cancers. In humans, acetylation is a major route of biotransformation for many arylamine and hydrazine…

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Glyphosate Incorporating Into Our Bodies Proteins

Glyphosate Incorporating Into Our Bodies Proteins Glyphosate (RoundUp active ingredient) Incorporated In The Structure of Our Bodies Proteins Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff keep providing us with amazing review articles and this one, “Glyphosate pathways to modern diseases V: Amino acid analogue of glycine in diverse proteins” is an amazing read. As always, I have…

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Glyphosate, RoundUp®, And Genetically Engineered Corn Associated With Cancer

Glyphosate, RoundUp®,And Genetically Engineered Corn Associated With Cancer Long term toxicity Of Roundup® Herbicide And A Roundup®-Tolerant Genetically Modified Corn This is a review of the first long term research ever shared with the public on genetically engineered food. Although it is from some years back, it is still relevant today. This research was maligned…

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Glyphosate And Disease It Is Associated With

Disease Associated With Glyphosate Review of Glyphosate (Roundup® ) & The Diseases It Appears to be Linked To This is actually a review of a review of hundreads of research articles. This was originally written in 2013 and is still applicable today. I took the wonderful research review article by Samsel and Seneff and attempted…

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Glyphosate Inhaled Directly Into Your Brain

Glyphosate Inhaled Into The Brain Glyphosate – RoundUp® Inhalation May Go Direct to Your Brain Glyphosate is finally getting a lot of attention. It is about time. It has been wreacking havoc here on planet Earth for way too long. Now that many people know about the health, and planetary hazards, or at least have…

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Toxins Affecting Your Health

Toxins That Affect Your Health There are many toxic substances in our food, air, water, soil and yet they are invisible and unknown to many people. I will share some of them with you in the list of articles below. Additionally, there is a website that focuses on the environment called “Environmental Working Group“. They…

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Mycotoxins And Endotoxins From Mold And Bacteria In Tobacco & Cigarettes

Mycotoxins And Endotoxins From Mold And Bacteria In Tobacco & Cigarettes More Than Chemicals In Those Cigarettes Making You Sick That cigarette that is making you sick might contain more than the tobacco and chemicals you already know about. Mold And Bacteria May Be Responsible For Some Diseases Associated With Tobacco And Cigarettes We know…

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Why You Smell Good To A Mosquito

Why You Smell Good To A Mosquito Mosquito On Skin Photo by icon0.com from Pexels Mosquitoes Are Attracted To More Than CO2 We have known for some time that mosquitoes are attracted to the CO2 we breath out. However, more recently studies have been examining the mosquitoes attraction to how we smell. It turns out…

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S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAM) And Methylation

S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAM) S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM, was listed as SAMe in the past) acts a methyl donor for over 200 (Some research data claims 300) methylation reactions. SAM also serves as a precursor for biosynthesis of polyamines, and is the substrate used for numerous reactions, including vitamin biosynthesis and nucleotide modifications. Therefore SAM is…

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Folate For A Healthy Body And Why Folic Acid Is Unsafe

Folate Use By The Body What Folate Is Folate is a water-soluble vitamin that is present in a wide variety of foods, particularly in green leafy vegetables. The term folate is derived from the Latin word folium meaning leaf. Folate, a water-soluble vitamin, is essential for maintaining normal cellular growth, development and general function. This…

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Sulfation, Sulfate Conjugation

Sulfation or Sulfate Conjugation What Is Sulfation? Sulfation is a conjugation process and it is involved in various body processes from the biotransformation/detox pathways to biosynthesis of some proteins.  Sulfation is involved in a variety of biological processes, including detoxification, hormone regulation, molecular recognition, cell signaling, and viral entry into cells. Sulfation of xenobiotics is…

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Amino Acid Conjugation

Amino Acid Conjugation Amino Acid Conjugation Amino acid conjugation is a major route for a number of small aromoatic acids, and involves the formation of an amide bond between the xenobiotic acyl-CoA and the amino acid. Glycine is the amino acid most frequently used for conjugation, although glutamine and taurine conjugates are also seen in…

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Zearalenone Mycotoxin

Zearalenone Mycotoxin What Is Zearalenone Mycotoxin Zearalenone (ZEN),  is a mycotoxin (fungal toxin) produced by several fungi of the Fusarium genus, including Fusarium graminearum (Gibberella zeae), F. culmorum, F. cerealis, F. equiseti, and F. semitectum.  It is primarily produced by F. graminearum and F. semitectum. Zearalenone is a macrocyclic Beta-resorcyclic acid lactone and has a…

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Consultations

Consultations Dr. Sharol’s Availability For Consultations Herbal Industry Dr. Sharol is available for consultations regarding growing, processing, preparation of products, formulating, and other issues around  herbal manufacturing.  Fee is $200.00 per hour.   Practitioners Dr. Sharol is available for consultations regarding use of medicinal herbs, as well as issues surrounding “mold related illness”, also called…

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Growing Potatoes

Growing Potatoes The Environment Potatoes Prefer Potatoes require full sun to grow. Because they are aggressively rooting plants, storing larg amounts of mass in the soil, they will produce the best crop when planted in a light, loose, well-drained but moisture retentive loam. Potatoes prefer a slightly acid soil with a pH of 5.8-6.5.. Fortunately,…

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Growing Medicinal Herbs

Growing Medicinal Herbs Most Herbs Are Easy To Grow If you want them to thrive, they need appropriate soil, light, temperature, water and amendments such as compost and minerals. However, many of them can live in some harsh environments and need less care than food plants. In this photo you will note there are herbalists…

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Masks For Mold

Masks For Mold Types Of Masks The type of mask/respirator you purchase may change depending on if you are cleaning up a moldy building, or if you are looking for something to wear while out going into stores etc. Be aware that some masks can be cleaned/washed and some can’t. Some materials tend to hold…

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Morgellons

Morgellons In the early days of trying to figure out what exactly was going on with people who had various biotoxin illness, I came across Morgellons. So, I started collecting data that looked useful regarding it and share the links here on this page. Links Of Interest About Morgellons The association between Morgellons and Lyme…

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Mycotoxin Affect On The Respiratory System

Mycotoxin Affect On The Respiratory System Our Lungs Are The First Point Of Contact with Airborne Toxins Strong lungs can give us better health. When we breathe deep, the blood is invigorated, the skin radiant and the thoughts clear. The surface of the lungs facilitates the transfer of compounds across its surface in both directions.…

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Planet Earth’s Health

Planet Earth’s Health Other names for Earth Terra (Latin), Tellus (Roman), Gaea or Gaia (Greek), Eretz (Herbrew), Eorðe (Old English)   What you will find on this page Articles Dr. Sharol has written about planetary health, or articles that support planetary health. Old Growth Trees Protect Us From Forest Fires Biodynamic Farming & Herbal Preps…

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Old Growth Trees Protect Us From Forest Fires

Old Growth Trees Protect Us From Forest Fires We Need To Focus On Healthy Forests I realize the causes of the forest fires are many and complicated. However, we are focusing on symptoms just as we do in health care.  As always, there are underlying causes that can not be ignored if health is to…

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