When it comes to mold research, few Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners are as current with recent advancements as Neurvana Naturopathic Medicine’s very own Corey Deacon. With training directly from Dr. Ritchie C. Shoemaker and Dr. Andrew Heymam, two physicians who pioneered modern mold illness studies, Corey remains at the forefront of biotoxin-related illnesses.
This month, Corey had the pleasure of featuring on the Exposing Mold podcast with hosts Kealy Severson, Erik Johnson, and Alicia Swamy. We won’t spoil the whole podcast episode for you, but we can guarantee you won’t want to miss this deep dive into treating mold illnesses in Canada!
What to Expect on the Latest Exposing Mold Podcast
Neurvana’s Corey Deacon is no stranger to mold illness, and not just because biotoxins are one of his primary fields of study. As someone who developed significant cognitive symptoms — such as brain fog, word retrieval issues, and extreme fatigue — while in university, Corey quickly realized a key driver of his health concerns was frequent mold exposure from a very young age.
Serious flooding in Calgary throughout his lifetime, including multiple floods of the family basement where he lived during his childhood, had opened Corey to multiple biotoxin-related infections. Now, he takes the knowledge he’s garnered through years of education and first-hand experience to help others. Here’s a fraction of what was shared with the experts on the latest Exposing Mold podcast.
1. How to Identify Mold Exposures
It’s no secret that most insurance companies provide as little remediation as possible for water damage that feeds mold formation. Corey points out that many insurers don’t even recommend homeowners remove a carpet after a property was flooded, a factor that encourages high rates of mold exposure among Canadians and North Americans experiencing natural disasters.
Fortunately, techniques such as qualified electroencephalography (qEEG brain mapping) allows practitioners like Corey to isolate irregular brain activity due to mold exposure. Findings like swLORETA (standardized weighted low resolution electromagnetic tomography analysis) now enable practitioners to explore deeper cortical layers, like the cerebellum, amygdala, and thalamus and subthalamus, to identify structural changes in the brain following a mold illness.
2. How to Differentiate Between Mold and Bacteria
It’s a common misconception that mold is the only biotoxin, when really, bacteria like actinomycetes can also make people sick — and many times, the symptoms are similar. There can be bacterial problems, actinomyces problems, and endotoxin problems in just one water-damaged building. On the Exposing Mold podcast, Corey explains how a lower saturation requirement for other biotoxins to proliferate necessitates that care providers differentiate between a mold and bacteria exposure.
3. How to Treat Mold Illness in Canada
There are several naturopathic services that have shaped how we treat mold illnesses in Canada. Therapies that Corey identifies as beneficial for indirect markers of structural changes spurred by mold exposure include:
- Peptide therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen
- Photobiomodulation therapy
- IV therapies, such as IV laser therapy
Tune in Today to Learn More About Mold Illness Treatment
On the hunt for more podcasts catered to naturopathic and holistic medicine? You won’t want to miss these additional podcast features from Neurvana Naturopathic Medicine Director, Corey Deacon:
- The Perfect Stool Podcast: Understanding & Healing the Gut Microbiome
- Ideas and Stuff: A Calgary Podcast ft. Corey Deacon | Neurvana Health
Concerned you have a mold issue?
You’ve come to the right place. Corey Deacon is one of the most sought after Functional Medicine Practitioners in Alberta for mold-related illnesses. Let’s get to the bottom of your current health ailments, together.