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Resources to Find a Mold or Environmental Inspector  – lists the people certified to do mold testing (also have certified mold remediation companies)

Tips for finding a good inspector:

  1. Check references
  2. Look online for review
  3. Call and ask what they will be checking, how long will the be in the house, will they look at the HVAC

How to work with Martine Davis

Check out her website or sign up for a phone consult at –


Reed Davis suggests testing for mold detection in the body with

Other markers that have correlated with CIRS

  • DUTCH – low estrogen & testosterone
  • GI Map (DSL stool test) – dysbiosis & infections such as h. pylori & salmonella

Protocol suggestion from Reed Davis

  •      Remove from exposure
  •      Binders – otherwise toxins get reabsorbed
  •      Eradicate MARcons – biocidin & silver
  •      Reducing inflammation – gluten free diet
  •      Hormone balancing

Podcast Episodes on Mold

Is Your Hormone Health Affected by Mold Toxicity?

We used to think of mold, lyme, viruses, bacteria as separate categories, but now we are thinking about what our body has to keep up with overall.  The total load and how this affects our hormone health.  

In today’s episode, Megan and Dr. Alex are both in our today’s and will be discussing the effect of mold toxicity to hormone health. 

This podcast episode is sponsored by Microbalance health products – They are the creator of EC3 Mold solution concentrate, laundry additive, Mold Screening Test Plates (and even EC3 candles to help reduce mold and mycotoxin levels in the indoor air!). 

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Is Your Home a Safe Space?

As we all spend our time inside our home because of COVID-19 – we started to think about more if our home is a safe space.

Megan and Dr. Alex are both in our today’s podcast sharing a very relevant topic going on to our world right now.

This podcast episode is sponsored by Microbalance health products – They are the creator of EC3 Mold solution concentrate, laundry additive, Mold Screening Test Plates (and even EC3 candles to help reduce mold and mycotoxin levels in the indoor air!).

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S2E18 Interview with Tessa Duquette, Molded for Greatness

In this episode Megan sits down for a candid conversation with Tessa Duquette, a local friend also being molded for greatness, about their stories and struggles with finding mold in their Virginia Beach homes.  It can help to know that you are not alone in your struggles and maybe you can find some clues in your own home detective work from their stories.


S2E19 Interview with Reed Davis on Mold Illness

Today’s interview with Reed Davis is about mold related illness, how to detect it in the body how to support your body if you have been affected.

Reed is a Nutritional Therapist and Founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Certification Course. He developed the D. R. E. S. S. for Health Success® program to consolidate the potent, proven, professional protocols that he developed over a 12 year period in collaboration with other leaders in the field. Reed is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world today, having provided functional lab assessments to over 11,000 people for hormone levels as well as adrenal, digestion, detoxification, mucosal barrier, pathogenic, bone density and diet related health problems. He served as the Health Director and Case Manager at The Better Health & Wellness Center in Poway, California for over eight years before launching the FDN Certification Course. Reed lives in Southern California teaching the FDN Certification Course and helping his trainees to build robust, private-pay practices by integrating functional lab work. He is also on the Clinical Advisor staff at BioHealth Laboratory, Inc. where he helps lab clients interpret lab test results and develop natural protocols to restore function instead of just treating the symptoms..

Topics that we cover:

1) How Reed got into this field and why he created the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition program

2) What is the D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success and why it is important to start with this?

3) What kind of testing is available for mold detection in the body?

5) Is it necessary to test?

6) What can we do for kids as far as testing & support?


S2E20 Interview with Dr. Jess on Mold and Candida

In today’s interview we talk to Dr.Jessica Peatross about how mold and candida related to each other. Dr. Jess is a western trained medical doctor who began her journey into healing in 2009 when she graduated from the University of Louisville internal medicine residency program. She is passionate about teaching people how to be their own best doctor by educating themselves and listening to their body. Today Dr Jess practices as a Gerson therapy practitioner, is well versed in cannabis therapy, herbs, and nutritional IVs. As hospitals, insurance companies, and allopathic medicine hold firmly onto outdated belief patterns, patients and clients continue to ask for more from their healthcare providers. Dr Jess believes that personalized, preventative and functional treatment plans are the next step to revolutionize healthcare. Disease is much easier to prevent than to cure. Dr Jess would love to help heal you on every level through inspiration, knowledge, movement, nutrition, and a multidisciplinary approach.

Topics that we cover:

  1. If you are no longer in a home can you still be affected?
  2. Symptoms & Other impacts of mold
  3. Dr Jess’s Mold/Candida Protocol
  4. Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) & histamine
  5. Food Suggestions for mold & candida


S2E21 Interview with Martine Davis on Indoor Air Quality and Mold

In today’s interview with Martine Davis we cover how to find mold in your home and the best practices for finding a great mold or air inspector.  Martine explains how to take preventative measures to avoid mold growth, as well as what to do to clean up and remediate mold.

Martine Davis is Certified Building Biologist (BBEC), a graduate of ISU and the International Institute for Building Biology where she was a Senior Instructor for 17 years.  She is Director of Instruction for the Mold & IAQ Board of Professional Ethics and is the author of the textbook “Advanced Indoor Air Quality Testing: A Manual for Professionals”.

She has held ACAC certifications as a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIE), Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI), Certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI), is IAC2 Mold Certified by InterNACHI, and was a licensed Lead Inspector and Risk Assessor in the State of Illinois.

She has inspected/tested more than 3,000 homes & commercial buildings. Her expertise includes indoor air quality inspections, mold and moisture investigations, sick building issues and odor investigations.


S4E2 It Might Be Mold

In today’s episode, Megan interviews Dr. Ann Shippy.

Can you imagine, after experiencing your own health challenges and figuring out that there is a better way, that you decide to go to medical school yourself and pioneer a whole new way to practice medicine? After a decade of working as an IBM engineer, Dr. Ann Shippy became discouraged that traditional medicine couldn’t find answers to her own health ailments, so she did her own research that led her to leave engineering to attend the University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Shippy is a dynamic leader in the area of Functional Medicine, meaning she uses science and personalized attention to treat the whole person, looking for root causes and not just bandaging symptoms. Her interests and areas of expertise are autoimmunities, neurology, gastrointestinal disorders, infertility and pregnancy, and environmental factors such as mold toxicity. Dr. Shippy is the author of two books and has been serving patients for over 15 years in her thriving practice based in Austin, Texas.


S4E3: Know your Home

In today’s episode, Megan discusses tips she learned in her mold journey to understand her home and how you can prevent a moldy situation.


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