Mold And Mycotoxins: Improving Indoor Air Quality

Michael Rubino

January 11

Michael chats about issues with testing, contaminants that lower indoor air quality, the impact this exposure can have on the health of those exposed, how to go about testing the body for mycotoxins, his career and experience working with impacted individuals, and more. 

What You’ll Learn:

00:02:20 — Meeting Michael Rubino: The Mold Medic

  • The Mold Medic: An Expert’s Guide on Mold Removal
  • Following the family business
  • Connecting Hurricane Sandy to mold sickness
  • What are mycotoxins?
  • 100,000 (known) species of mold
  • How mold can impact the body and mind
  • When to test your home for mycotoxins
  • Functional medicine with Will Cole

00:14:38 — Fortifying Your Home Environment

  • Prioritizing air quality at home
  • Mold testing and how it’s done
  • Benefits of testing dust vs. air
  • Determining what’s normal
  • The thin line of liability and medical advice

00:24:18 — Understanding Your Myotoxic Burden

  • Mycotoxin Testing: RealTime Lab + Great Plains Laboratory
  • Understanding direct correlations in the data
  • The Mold Medic: An Expert’s Guide on Mold Removal
  • Urine testing vs. blood testing
  • Detox and recovery
  • Shannon’s story – reduced symptoms in 7 days

00:34:44 — Managing Mold in Your Home

  • Testing a house you’re thinking of buying and managing dust test timing expectations
  • Mold can grow in as quickly as 24 to 48 hours
  • Addressing mold in the home and dehumidifying air to a healthy range
  • Places and situations mold thrives
  • Using whole-house fans (maybe don’t)
  • Air filtration 101 – what to filter and how to select a good air filtration unit
  • Free viral dust test hack

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Kelly LeVeque:

Kelly is a certified functional nutritionist, wellness expert, and best-selling author living in Southern California with her husband and two young boys. Before starting Be Well By Kelly, she worked in the medical field for Fortune 500 companies like J&J, then moved into personalized medicine, offering tumor gene mapping and molecular subtyping to oncologists, before striking out on her own to start her business. Kelly received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and completed postgraduate studies in clinical nutrition through UCLA and UC Berkeley. She has found her work as a holistic nutritionist to be the most rewarding of her career.

Instagram: @bewellbykelly

About Michael Rubino
Michael Rubino, author of The Mold Medic: An Expert's Guide to Mold Removal, is the authority on mold remediation. As Founder and Chairman of HomeCleanse, Rubino specializes in working with people who are immunocompromised or have acute and sustained reactions to mold exposure. Rubino provides solutions that not only get rid of mold sources but also get rid of the contamination created by those mold sources using his proprietary “Home Detox” method. He is a council-certified Mold Remediator by IICRC and ACAC and a contributing member, sponsor, and speaker for the Indoor Air Quality Association.