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Mold Remediation & Treatment

Webinar Series

Mold is almost ubiquitous. It constitutes part of the process of breaking down diseased and dead matter, i.e., returning dust to dust. It is opportunistic in that it thrives on moisture as well as darkness.

This webinar series will be divided into two main parts. The first part deals with remediation. The sources of mold, the ways to check for mold, and the correct methods for clearing mold from our working and living environments will be discussed.  The emphasis will be on detection, followed by safe removal of the risks to real property, possessions, and health.

The second part of the series will address health and the ways to recover after exposure to mold.

Format: Each lesson includes a PowerPoint presentation of about 45 minutes. This is followed by a question and answer period of an hour or longer, depending on the number of questions. All questions must be on topic. Those that relevant to other parts of the series will be held over.

Materials: There is downloadable material associated with each lesson and a moderated chat room.

Starting Date: Winter 2018, 10:30 am PDT

Target Audience:

Anyone interested in property values and/or health!

The presentation is being offered by Dr. Ingrid Naiman

Cost: The first presentation is free! Those who have donated to the Institute of Invisible Epidemics or to the crowdfunding of tuition are admitted without cost to the entire series. For others, the early bird enrollment is U.S. $25. Once the deadline for early registration has passed, the cost will be U.S. $36. If this amount would pose a hardship, please ask for a concession.

Certificate Students: $150.  Must pass 4 small quizzes and submit a short paper showing the ability to utilize the information presented in a practical manner. Then, there will be a short video interview via Skype.  The cost includes air mail delivery of certificate issued by the Institute for Invisible Epidemics.

Archiving: All webinars will be recorded and archived. If anyone missed the live presentation, the archived recordings will be available within a week after the original presentation. The same fee structure will apply.

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Mold Remediation & Treatment 1

Mold Detection and Remediation

Within hours of exposure to water, mold can appear. Besides the risk mold poses to health, it can cause serious property damage. Any property or possessions that have been exposed to moisture may become colonized by mold. This means that when there is heavy rain, melting snow, leaking pipes, clogged pipes, poor drainage, damp crawl spaces, attics, or basements, mold will probably be present.  Likewise, it can be found in air conditioners, air filtration devices, humifiers and dehumifiers, certain kinds of medical equipment, potted plants, greenhouses, refrigerators, washing machines, automobiles, hotels, restaurants, libraries, concert halls . . . in short, just about anywhere. At best, mold will cause deterioration and loss of value to real property and belongings.  At worst, it will eventually claim the lives of pets, loved ones, and oneself. The purpose of this webinar is to raise awareness and define the correct procedures for removing mold.

Live Webinar Date: 7 January 2018, 10:30 am PDT

Mold Remediation & Treatment 2

Symptoms of Mold Infection: Allergies & Immunity

Very few doctors have been trained to look for mold and even fewer know how to treat pets and people who have been exposed to mold. Textbooks tend to suggest the mold can cause allergic reactions in particularly sensitive or immuno-compromised individuals.  This perspective is a disservice to at risk patients and medicine.  Only about 25% of individuals exhibit clear signs of allergic reactions to mold, but this does not mean that it is safe for the other 75% of the population to be exposed to mold.

In this webinar, the risks of mold exposure and early symptoms will be discussed along with actions one can take to stabilize enough to take the necessary protective measures.

Live Webinar Date: 14 January 2018, 10:30 am PDT

Mold Remediation & Treatment 3

Mold Colonization

Once mold has entered the body, whether through inhalation or ingestion, it tends to colonize via a series of hyphal structures. There are technical terms for these processes, but mold is a living entity with a propensity to grow and colonize. Inside the body, the hyphae constitute part of the feeding system and these can basically draw their nutrition from anywhere in the body: the blood, lungs, brain, reproductive system. . . anywhere!

Through microscopic analysis, the mechanisms for disrupting the feeding system and curtailing the invasion have been developed.  If an individual has been exposed to mold, remediating or moving will not solve the problem because the mold is already inside the body. The mold colonies have to be disabled by disrupting the feeding system that sustains mold growth. In contrast to property, the moisture in the body cannot be eliminated so the approach has to rely on chemicals found in Nature that inhibit mold growth.

Live Webinar Date: 21 January 2018, 10:30 am PDT

Mold Remediation & Treatment 4

Cognition

Many people who have been exposed to mold have cognitive issues. They may be disoriented or suffer from memory loss. Some lose the ability to enunciate certain sounds or they slur. Regaining full control over neurological functions is a critical part of the recovery process. Strategies and herbs for neuroregeneration will be covered in this webinar.

Live Webinar Date: 28 January 2018, 10:30 am PDT

The next four webinars are devoted to solutions to the issues raised in the introductory material. There is a small fee for enrollment. The fee is however waived for those who have supported the Institute with donations.  If contributions have been made to the tuition crowdfunding, there is also no charge.  If the amount suggested poses a hardship, please ask for a discount. There are expenses involved in hosting the webinars, web site, archives, and graphics for the slides.  In addition, a lot of time goes into research and preparation. Your understanding is appreciated.

Mold Remediation & Treatment 5

Mycotoxins and Regeneration

As a living organism, mold has biological and metabolic functions, some of which are highly toxic. Unlike allergies that go away when the exposure is eliminated, mycotoxins tend to be cumulative, meaning as more mycotoxins enter the system, more burden is placed on the body. Many of the mycotoxins are carcinogenic so the effects of exposure are delayed until a real crisis is discovered 10, 15, or 20 years down the road.  To avert such consequences, detoxification needs to occur. The measures for removing mycotoxins through diet and herbs will be covered in this webinar.

Live Webinar Date: 4 February 2018, 10:30 am PDT

Mold Remediation & Treatment 6

Bonus Webinar: Life Style & Dietary Adjustments

Anyone who has been through a major encounter with mold knows that it can ruin or destroy life. Therefore some preventative measures can be considered by those who want to be safe rather than sorry. In this webinar, the issues will be seriously considered. While some people simply want to lose the weight they gained while exposed to mold, others recognize that the weight is a symptom, not the root of the problem. There are changes in life style and diet that support reduction of risks and the regaining of true health. These practices will be addressed in this bonus webinar.

Live Webinar Date: 11 February 2018, 10:30 am PDT

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