How Mold and Environmental Toxins Damage Our Brain and Body with Dr. Craig Tanio



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Toxic mold is more common than you may think. Mold exposure causes a variety of health problems like hormonal imbalances, brain fog, headaches, asthma, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, hair loss, and autoimmunity, to name a few. It all begins with a feeling that something is “off.”

On today’s episode of The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Dr. Craig Tanio, the CEO and co-founder of Rezilir Health, a medical group that uses a precision medicine approach to treat patients with complex chronic conditions including neurodegenerative, autoimmune, chronic infections and environmentally acquired conditions. He is certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine, certified in CIRS by Surviving Mold, and a Diplomate in the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness. Dr. Tanio is currently on part-time faculty at both the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern School of Medicine.

In this episode, we dive into: 

  • The connection between mold and brain health (10:40)
  • The spectrum of neuroinflammation (12:07)
  • Symptoms of mold toxicity (18:38)
  • The relationship between mold, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s disease (24:21)
  • Common places you might find mold in your home (28:21)
  • Diagnosing mold toxicity (32:11)
  • Moving out of your home vs. remediation if you have mold issues (39:33)
  • Understanding mycotoxins and testing for mold toxicity in the body (44:19)
  • Dr. Tanio’s clinical approach to treating mold illness (52:19)
  • How to prevent mold issues in your home (1:36:31)

For more on Dr. Craig Tanio you can follow him on Instagram @Rezilir_Health, on Facebook @RezilirHealth, Twitter @Rezilir, and through his website

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Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD
Mark Hyman, MD


Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD is the Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine, and a 13-time New York Times Bestselling author.

If you are looking for personalized medical support, we highly recommend contacting Dr. Hyman’s UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts today.


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