Planet Thrive Q & A columnist William J. Rea, M.D. publishes study
William J. Rea, M.D., director of the Environmental Health Center-Dallas (EHC-D), and associates studied twenty-eight disabled individuals (7 males and 21 females, ranging in age from 12 to 70 with the average being 43 years old) exposed to molds and mycotoxins. Patients involved in the study were given a specific decontamination protocol for their living space or a change to a mold-free home environment.
Medical treatment included injections of antigens (at optimum dose), oral and intravenous (i.v.) antioxidants, heat depuration (sauna therapy), physical therapy, massage, exercise, and oxygen therapy (4-8 L/min for 2 hours using a special wood-grade cellophane reservoir and a glass oxygen container). All treatments were given under environmentally controlled conditions. Exposure to plastics (which many patients were reactive to) were kept to a minimum. Autogenous lymphocytic factor (ALF) was given as an immune modulator.
Out of 28 patients studied, all but one improved enough to return to work. One patient improved but did not return to work during the period of study.
Reference: Rea WJ, Pan Y, Griffiths B., The treatment of patients with mycotoxin-induced disease, Environmental Health Center – Dallas, TX, USA, Toxicol Ind Health. 2009 Oct-Nov;25(9-10):711-4.