Mold and Mycotoxin Illness with Jodie Dashore


We interviewed Jodie Dashore PhD, OTD, MSc about mold and mycotoxin illness. Mycotoxins are toxic chemicals produced by fungi such as mold that can cause disease and even death.

Many practitioners report that addressing mold and mycotoxin illness can significantly help if a client has hit a plateau in symptom relief. Patients who address the possibility of mold and mycotoxin illness often report that treating it was the single biggest factor in reversal of symptoms.

Mold and mycotoxin illness can play a significant role in the etiology of:

Common symptoms are:

  • Fatigue
  • Respiratory problems
  • Problems with memory, concentration and focus
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Nose bleeds
  • Unexplained digestive problems
  • Unusual pains
  • Frequent urination
  • Night sweats
  • Tingling
  • Numbness

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About Jodie Dashore PhD OTD MSc

Dr. Jodie A. Dashore is an internationally recognized pioneering clinician in autism, biotoxin illness, chronic inflammatory response syndrome, and Lyme disease.

As a member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) and a Lyme-literate naturopathic clinician since 2010, Dr. Dashore has an excellent track record using all natural protocols for helping patients with chronic and treatment-resistant Lyme disease.

Dr. Dashore received her PhD in integrative medicine with her thesis focus on medical herbalism for autism. She also holds a doctorate in occupational therapy specializing in neurology with her thesis focus on traumatic brain injury and stroke. She additionally holds a post-doctoral specialization in advanced neuro-sensory integration.

You can find out more about her at her website:


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