How Mold Can Cause Atrial Fibrillation

I want to make the case of how mold in your house and in your food can lead to atrial fibrillation. 

I know your doctor told you there is no reason for your AFIB or maybe said something about high blood pressure does it or “you are just getting older.”

Reality check: There is a CAUSE for AFIB…every time. 

Drugs and ablations are not the answer. They may help symptoms, but certainly don’t address the cause. And whatever is the CAUSE is what can actually kill you. 

How MOLD causes AFIB

I am always looking for the CAUSE of health problems and not interested in the pharmaceutical “band-aid” approach that doesn’t fix anything. 

I practiced that way for 16 years as a hospital-based cardiologist.

I think one of the factors leading to AFIB are mold mycotoxins. You should get tested and see if you have mycotoxins in your body. 

Wait! What are mold mycotoxins?

Mycotoxins are small compounds released from mold in the environment (your house or work) and from food (corn, soy, wheat). The mycotoxins exist because the mold needs it to survive. Humans don’t. In fact, mold mycotoxins damage us in many ways. 

Over 300 mycotoxins are known from hundreds of different mold species. Science is telling us that these mycotoxins are very dangerous to human (and pets) health. 

The medical community is slowly starting to wake up to the dangers of mold and its mycotoxins. And now, YOU can get tested for it. 

How mycotoxins lead to AFIB? 

Again, if you have AFIB, you would be best served to find the CAUSE. And one of those causes is mold mycotoxins. 

Here are several ways that mold can lead to AFIB:

  1. Mycotoxins interfere with vitamin D receptors. Source. Vitamin D effects every cell and function in the body. Low vitamin D level is linked to atrial fibrillation. Source. FYI, sunshine lowers AFIB and stroke risk. 
  2. Mycotoxins are known to interfere with glutathione production and the production of superoxide dismutase and catalase. All of these help with lowering inflammation and oxidative stress. Inflammation is highly linked to atrial fibrillation. Having an ablation? Reducing inflammation can improve success by 76%. Get tested for inflammation AND mold mycotoxins. Inflammation can be from leaky gut. Leaky gut can be from mycotoxins! Source
  3. Mycotoxins impact mitochondrial function. These little fuel factories inside the cell create energy as ATP and make cellular water. You heart needs ATP to prevent AFIB. 
  4. Mycotoxins interfere with nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide (NO) keeps blood vessels open. Think nitroglycerin, the pharmaceutical that opens blood vessels and drops blood pressure. This can’t happen when mycotoxins are around. High blood pressure is often associated with atrial fibrillation, so we need nitric oxide. NO also helps prevent blood clots. Source.
  5. Mycotoxins lead to cellular apoptosis. Could heart cells be dying, thus leading to AFIB? Source
  6. Mycotoxins interfere with actin. Actin is a protein found in all heart muscle cells. Interfere with the actin, wind up with AFIB? I think so.  

What to Do About It

I created an excellent video on what mycotoxins are and how to get rid of them from your body. 

I suggest you watch this video on mold for more information. 

If you are looking for an immediate strategy to get the mycotoxins out of your body (and help with AFIB), follow these steps. 

  1. Get an air purifier from Austin Air.
  2. Get plenty of sunshine. The sun is a tremendous detoxifier. 
  3. Sauna 2-3 x per week. Check out my sauna blog. Incidentally, sauna users have a 70% lower risk of dying over a 20 year period in one recent study. Source Stroke risk is lower by 61%. Source
  4. Start this supplement immediately. We call it Daily Defense because that is what it does. It is your Daily Defense against mold mycotoxins and other environmental toxins. Daily Defense cranks up glutathione, which as discussed is reduced from mycotoxins. Daily Defense contains phytonutrients known to combat mycotoxins. Also, Daily Defense supports the healing of a leaky gut, also known to occur from mycotoxins. Dose is 2 scoops per day. Oh, by the way, Daily Defense is delicious. Order some today

Don’t forget, I have some awesome videos and blog posts about AFIB. Make sure you check them out. 

As always, we can help. Schedule a FREE call with a Drs. Wolfson health coach

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