#500 The Health Consequences of Mold and Water Damaged Buildings with Dr. Jessica Peatross

This marks the 500th episode of the Myers Detox Podcast! I am immensely grateful for your unwavering support throughout the past decade. I absolutely love what I do, and hope to continue interviewing leading figures in alternative health for decades to come. I want to continue helping you to enhance your mental and physical well-being, identify the underlying causes of today’s health challenges, and uncover incredible solutions and information from my many talented guests. Here’s to many more decades of empowering discussions ahead!

In this episode, Dr. Jessica Petross joins the show to discuss the topic of mold and its health consequences in water-damaged buildings. Dr. Peatross emphasizes the importance of understanding underlying genetic factors that can make individuals more susceptible to mold-related health issues. She delves into the alarming statistics of water-damaged buildings and the variation in people’s responses to mold exposure, with some experiencing chronic illness while others remaining unaffected.

The conversation explores the reasons why many doctors overlook mold as a potential root cause of various health symptoms, leading to misdiagnoses. She discusses how mold can overload the immune system, resulting in autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, and reactivity to supplements. The episode also covers testing methods and treatment options for dealing with mold-related health problems.

What You’ll Learn

Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about:

  • The health consequences of mold.
  • Shocking statistics related to water-damaged buildings
  • Why some people are affected by mold differently than others.
  • Why most doctors don’t look at mold as being the cause of health issues.
  • The different tests you can do to check for mold toxicity.
  • How to properly address health symptoms caused by mold exposure.


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About Dr. Jessica Peatross:

Dr. Jessica Peatross has a passion for uncovering the mystery behind the chronic illness, whether that be stealth infections, heavy metals, stress, trauma or other environmental toxicities. She is visionary for the future of healthcare and left her position as a board-certified, internal medicine hospitalist to pursue Functional Medicine in order to better serve her patients. By getting to the real, root cause answers for WHY the body might be malfunctioning.

Her philosophy embraces that health encompasses the whole patient mind, body, and spirit and Dr. Jess has become one of the most-sought after Functional Medicine Leaders. She is known for her ability to help identify the root cause of illness, most often traced back to hidden, stealth infections like Lyme, parasites and mold, Dr. Jess’s area of expertise.

After graduating Magna Cum Lade with a BA in Biology, a minor in Psychology, and earning her medical degree from University of Louisville, Dr. Jess worked as a hospitalist for 6 years before beginning to experience what many of her patients experienced, deep anxiety, hormonal imbalances, and mitochondrial dysfunction. In the process of trying to heal herself, she sought answers to uncover the root cause of disease, something she thought she had learned in medical school but realized she had not. She began to investigate alternatives to today’s modern medical industry that treats every ill with a pill.

Dr. Jess left her hospitalist position and became trained in Gerson Therapy, Functional Medicine, Nutrigenomics, and Ozone Therapy and quickly uncovered that 90% of disease is a result of lifestyle, diet, and environment. The body has all the answers to heal and reverse chronic disease.

She has gained notoriety for her Kill*Bind*Sweat method, a timed method of using herbs, binders and sweating to eradicate stealth infections and invaders from the body. Recently Dr. Jess launched her Wellness plus subscription app where she is helping thousands learn how to heal themselves.

You can learn more about Dr. Peatross and her wellness app at app.drjessmd.com

Mold, Mycotoxins, Sick Building Syndrome Protocol

The protocol is a logical second step in the healing journey. Remember the first step is always drainage, nervous system regulation, and trauma work followed by protocols like parasites, leaky gut, heavy metals, Lyme, or this protocol, Mold, and sick building syndrome.

Water-damaged homes cause illness due to the toxic components used to build modern-day homes. once wet, drywall has a hard time drying and carpets or wood can mold in less than 24-48 hours. Mold can grow, as well as actinomycetes, a gram-positive bacteria, and many endotoxin-producing gram-negative bacteria that cause mystery symptoms for the sensitive or overwhelmed.

Sick building syndrome requires a specific approach with the best binders that are sticky enough to pull mold spores out of the body. Dive into the course to learn from the best experts in the field!

To learn more about this course, and sign up, click here!




The Myers Detox Podcast was created and hosted by Dr. Wendy Myers. This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Wendy Myers and the producers disclaim responsibility for any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained here-in. Opinions of guests are their own and this podcast does not endorse or accept responsibility for statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to here-in. If you think you have a medical problem consult a licensed physician.


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Dr Wendy Myers, ND is a detox expert, functional diagnostic nutritionist, NES Bioenergetic Practitioner, and founder of Myersdetox.com. She is the #1 bestselling author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue . Additionally, Wendy is the host of The Heavy Metals Summit, the Myers Detox Podcast, and the Supercharged Podcast. Passionate about the importance of detox to live a long and healthy life, she created the revolutionary Myers Detox Protocol , and Mitochondria Detox kit after working with thousands of clients, as well as a range of supplements to help you detox from everyday living and maintain a healthy lifestyle!

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