Understanding Biological Toxins:  Mucosal Toxins – Part 2 of 2
10
November

By Adem Lewis / in , , /


The next group of toxins and detoxification that I want to talk about
is what I’m calling the mucosal surfaces so mucosa just means any of your moist
environments anywhere that damp or warm environments and so the
nose, the mouth, the lungs, the ears your gut of course, genital areas all of
those are considered mucosal surfaces and these mucosal surfaces are important
where we share our environment with the outside. The bacteria, the fungus, the mold
everything in our environment, we must share that space and we need those guys
to be there and gals but you can’t have too many of them or you have a problem
and you can’t have too little of them or you have a problem. So once again we’re
back to this homeostasis or this balance. As you probably know from me already
gut is the biggest one and I’m just going to kind of simplify that down too, you
can watch my biofilm video on how to treat that but gut is number one so
that’s why I’ve actually left it on the side as number three so I pay attention
to some of these other ones and it’s it’s too easy to look at the gut and
only focus on the gut and miss these other ones so let’s start there. So first I want to mention the sinus and lungs so your respiratory tract, the sinus and
lungs frequently get overlooked as potential sources of biological toxins
we seem to forget that whatever happens at the dentist stays at the dentist and
doesn’t make it to the doctor’s office well I can guarantee you that if you’re
going to your dentist and he’s asking you to do frequent cleanings or deep
cleanings or all the things dentists do that I don’t fully understand yet then
you probably have a problem. You have a problem with your oral microbiome so
we are always talking about the microbiome of the bowels but everywhere
we you have a moist mucosal environment you have a totally different microbiome.
For instance you have an ocular an eyeball microbiome that’s just as
important as the other ones. There’s very little research in this but I suspect
that it will be part of macular degeneration and glaucoma and blindness
and all the other things that go along with it, we’re not there yet and we’re
not going to get too distracted. So back to the sinus and lungs you can have
things in the respiratory tract that can grow inside you may not be bad enough to
have an infection where a conventional doctor would listen to your lungs and
say ”Oh, I can hear some noises in there Let’s do a chest x-ray or cat scan
let’s look for that infection.” This is going to be a shared environment,
a low-grade inflammation from some of these inhabitants that are causing a
problem and if you don’t eradicate those and then they’re constantly a source of
inflammation. A very simple way to explain this I was
taught in regular conventional medical school is: people with dental disease
have earlier heart attacks and it seems so striking like the heart has nothing
to do with teeth the heart doesn’t have any teeth so how can you have chronic
inflammation in your mouth that causes heart disease, that’s it. You’ve got
chronic inflammation and anytime you have chronic inflammation here it sets
off inflammatory pathways everywhere in your body so then you’re predisposed to
almost all disease and the number one thing that’s a killer is strokes and
heart attacks. That’s why that’s the link between ending chronic inflammation
and disease whether it be autoimmunity cancer, heart attacks, strokes, whatever
may be inflammation lies at the base of all of it. So to the sinus and long as we
could talk about this forever but I want to point out a few things: number one is
MARCONS this is relatively new to the scene but important. MARCONS stands for
Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus. That does not
matter so much it just makes me look smart to say it all but MARCONS is
basically a very nasty bacteria that lives in your sinuses, it loves to live
there. It’s kind of like MRSA which is also my list. MRSA which is
Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus Almost everyone knows about MRSA,
growing an abcess or some sort of infection on your skin of some sort that needs to be
drained. Everyone knows that MRSA’s are really bad bacteria, really hard to
eradicate because of its antibiotic resistance. Well think of MARCONS as
it’s tougher older brother so MARCONS it’s called MAR-CONS
because it’s multiple antibiotic resistant. MRSA is usually just
methicillin-resistant although it is growing over time to be multiple
antibiotic resistant but MARCONS is always multiple antibiotic resistant. It
is a Staphylococcus bacteria similar to MRSA but it loves to live in the
sinuses but not so much create infection so why is this guy such a big problem?
This guy is such a big problem because he loves to create biofilms.
These biofilms are protective fortresses shelters for other organisms to hide in
as well as them and so this biofilm becomes this chronic inflammatory source
because your body has this built up mark on living on its mucosal surfaces and
it’s trying to get rid of it it is constantly trying to throw an immune
system, immune white blood cells at it trying to kill it but ultimately can’t
ever can kill it. It can’t penetrate the biofilm and this MARCONS
survives so not enough to create an infection where your body needs to kill it but enough to create this a low-grade
chronic inflammation, so this MARCONS is really difficult to eradicate and it
lives all in your sinuses. If you are someone that has chronic allergies or
runny nose or nasal drip or dripping in the back of your throat that causes reflux
or you’ve had to have multiple sinuplasty where they go in and
drain things and balloon in your sinuses maybe you should investigate if you have
MARCONS, it’s really simple swab, it feels terrible but we swab your nose
both sides and we send it to a lab to see if you have MARCONS and then we
have to treat it appropriately. Next thing that loves to live in the sinuses
and this sounds absolutely crazy is mold you can breathe mold, mold loves warm
wet environments right? So if you live in Texas and you have a wet wall
and it is moist obviously and it is warm enough it will grow mold so is it really
that crazy to think that mold could grow inside you, mold grows on your bread it
grows on food that you leave out. Why can’t it grow on you? So if mold can
actually grow inside you this actually happened to a patient of mine fairly
recently, she kept getting sinus infections, no one could really figure it
out we finally had an ENT go in take a swab and then she ultimately had sinuplasty
to kind of fix it all but four weeks later I got the culture back
that said she actually grew mold in her sinuses so we were trying to treat for
the mold but getting inside the sinuses was difficult and she ultimately had to
have the procedure to fix it but that’s how difficult mold can be to
eradicate so we can’t forget about mold in the sinuses. Yes, we will talk about mold
in office buildings and homes and all that as being important but growing mold
inside you is way worse than mold that you could be exposed to indoors so the
three things I want you think about the sinuses and once again are: MARCONS,
mold and MRSA. So how do we treat these things? Well it’s difficult, first of all
but the main things we tend to use our Biocidin LSF, you’re going to hear me
kind of a spokesperson for Biocidin and I make my money, I have no investment
in Biocidin company but this Biocidin LSF stuff,
the way we use it is you can’t obviously squirt it in your nose so one of the
things we do with Biocidine is we actually put it in a sinus rinse. One
of the NeilMed sinus rinses. These NeilMed sinus rinses you can get from the
pharmacy or Amazon or whatever and I always make sure to put the salt packet
on the side so I remember to remind you put the salt packet in but you can put
Biocidin in the sinus rinse you put two pumps a Biocidin in this and
then you rinse it through your sinuses. Biocidin and as you’ve probably seen
us on my other videos is a herbal tincture that kills bacteria,
fungus, mole, anything of that sort. When you’re rinsing it through your sinuses
you’re disrupting that biofilm, you’re disrupting the mold, you’re disrupting
that MARCONS, it is really disrupting anything and everything in
there and that’s what will hopefully get you to reset your microbiome so that you
can get to feeling better clearing those things out. What we will ultimately do for people with MRSA because sometimes the Biocidin can’t
kill it so if they’re struggling with infections on their skin, we will
actually use Mupirocin an antibiotic ointment. This is commonly used in
conventional medicine, that’s not that crazy so we use Mupirocin ointment
and you actually put it on a q-tip or you can put on your finger however you
want to and just insert it into the tips of your nose. MRSA loves to live in
the tips of your nose and that’s where it survives and any time you go to rub
your nose and rub your skin you’re basically exposing your whole body to a
MRSA. So we’ll actually do Mupirocin in the nares or tips of the nose in
order to kill the MRSA Next on the list is lungs and there are
many things that can go wrong in the lungs of course you grow mold there you all
kinds of fungi, sand, fungus and all kinds of things that I don’t really see in
Texas too often but a lot can go wrong in the lungs the thing I most commonly
test for and see is something called mycoplasma. Mycoplasma is a
inappropriately named bacteria first we thought it was a fungus which is why it has
got the ”myco” name, anything ”myco” usually means fungus which is why the
mold test is called mycotox and so we thought it was a fungus because it looks kind of funny
but ultimately they found it ”oh hey that’s a bacteria, we need it we need to
update it’s classification” but it’s still called mycoplasma because
it grows very slowly, it loves to live in our respiratory surfaces so this
mycoplasma bacteria frequently is the cause of walking pneumonia so if you’ve
ever known someone have walking pneumonia this is one of the common culprits of walking pneumonia. The problem is that after
you’re walking pneumonia you can actually have a chronic pneumonia so it
could have been a cough or cold that passed no big deal but now you’re
growing this mycoplasma in your respiratory tract and you can’t seem to
get rid of it. So Mycoplasma can be a tough little guy,
same thing as far as the sinuses if you’ve got chronic allergies
or a chronic cough or anything going on that may be affecting your lungs you
should consider mycoplasma. We will frequently use Biocidin LSF once again,
the bio silent pumper. This one, you can put your mouth because it is absorbed in
order to treat the mycoplasma so we do two or three pumps in the mouth twice a day
in order to start treating the mycoplasma in your lungs. You can also nebulize Biocidin through a nebulizer you can’t use that
liposomal one you got to use a regular one and it depends on what kind of
nebulizer you use but you can use four to ten drops in the nebulizer and
breathe in and try to kill some of the fungus, bacteria that may be growing in
your lungs. If we can’t get the mycoplasma levels down and by the way
how we test for them we test for that? We test for that through blood, through
IGM and IGG testing I am generally considering peoples if
their IGG level is over 1.5 I consider them as having a chronic infection and then we treat them with Biocidin and see
if it comes down and then last but not least if we’re not making progress on it and
they’re still having those lung symptoms we will actually use
antibiotics as Azitromycin. As you’re probably known as a functional
medicine doctor we don’t like using antibiotics so unfortunately when we
have to use it we will of course protect the gut as much as possible but we have
to get rid of that organism in order to make forward progress so we will use
Azitromycin and sometimes we have to do a 30-day course in order to
ultimately eradicate it. So that’s it on sinus and lungs,
there are many other things we can talk about let’s move on to mouth and teeth. Now going through conventional
medical school we are not taught a lot about dental stuff and mouth and
oral care in general other than brush your teeth and floss and if
you have any issues go see the dentist so I’ve learned a lot in functional
medicine as far as the mouth and teeth and I want to learn a lot more but so
far it is eminently important to your health even though I may not be able to
explain everything ask a dentist, right? So first thing on my list is ”see a
dentist” because they know more about this than I do but your mouth and
teeth are really important. I like to compare it to if you’ve ever heard of
anyone having an open fracture which is where when you break a bone your bone
sticks out of your body and then you can reset it and pull it back in your skin
and fix the bone and all that but it can’t, an open fracture complicates things
immensely you’ve now taken an inner part of your bone and exposed it to the
outside, exposed it to bacteria and fungus and everything in the air and
then you’ve pulled it back inside you’re body so your risk
for infection is dramatically increased with that. Well imagine if you
had bones sticking out of your tissue at all the times that would be an obvious
source of possible infection that’s difficult to eradicate. One of the
reasons it is difficult to eradicate is because bone doesn’t change very quickly
yes it’s alive and well and growing but it grows so slowly there’s so little
blood flow it’s really hard to fight an infection off and so basically your
teeth are a portal into your bloodstream for bacteria and fungus to have a
shelter a bunker in order to keep launching an attack to eventually get
inside your body so take care of your teeth but more
importantly if you have plaque buildup in your teeth. The vocabulary we
use in the teeth we say plaque or we say tartar that’s build up around
your teeth, that’s nothing more than a biofilm so we talked about biofilms in the gut, we
talked about biofilms in the sinuses and lungs but plaque and tartar on your
teeth is just a plaque, a biofilm that’s all it is so we’re using a different
word but it’s the same thing. If you have too much tartar, too much plaque in your
teeth you have a biofilm in your mouth and that’s a problem. You’re harboring
bad organisms whether it’s fungus whether it’s bacteria, whatever it may be
they’re using the calcium and thing and proteins in your saliva and building
this hard structure, this plaque that can’t even be getting rid of with a toothbrush.
I mean even if you brush your teeth twice a day and you
floss every day you can still develop plaque and tartar every time I
go to the dentist, every six months they’re still scratching stuff off. I
hate that noise but if I’m flossing and brushing my teeth everyday which I’m not
perfect, how are they still scraping stuff up? That’s how tough a biofilm can
be. Now unfortunately for the gut and for the sinuses we can’t exactly stick a
toothbrush in there so we have to get a little more creative but that’s how
resistant a biofilm can be and that’s how hard it can be to get rid of so
first and foremost the teeth stick out so go to the dentist,
scrape that stuff off, that’s the easiest thing to treat but don’t ignore if
they’re asking you to do more frequent cleanings or deep cleanings, it says that
you’ve got a resistant biofilm and you should consider treating that a little
deeper and what I would recommend in that is the same company Biocidin has gone
after the dental world and they’ve made a couple products. One is a Biocidin
toothpaste they call it Dentalcidin. So the idea here is that Biocidin has
proven themselves to disrupt biofilms so they’ve put it into a toothpaste fashion
so that as you’re brushing you’re actually disrupting that biofilm, you’re
disrupting the bacteria and fungus in order to let your own immune system take
over and fix some of those problems and then they also came out with a oral
solution that you can spray wash around in order to continue
disrupting the biofilms so don’t neglect your teeth in your mouth
I guess one last point I’ve got here is gingivitis if you have gum inflammation
if you bleed when you brush your teeth if when you go to the dentist and they
measure your dental pockets which if they’re not doing you need to find a new
dentist that’s measuring the pockets between the teeth and the gums. If your
pockets are too deep obviously that’s a problem you’ve got bacteria and fungus
hiding down in those pockets creating chronic inflammation, actually your
roading away your gums so you need to treat that dysfunctional microbiome
in order to regenerate your gums and your dental health. So the mouth and
teeth are very important, once again guys we’re talking about biological toxins
how did we get down to teeth and the dentist when we’re dealing biological
toxins. If you’ve got a busted up mouth and you’ve got tons of bacteria and
fungus creating toxins you’re swallowing those toxins, you’re absorbing them
through your gums your liver has to deal
with all those things and it can only deal with so many things at once so if
your human body wants to feel better you got to get rid of all the other toxic sources
in your life. Next one I’ll keep it brief, the gut. I want
to do way more videos on the gut because it’s so important and the current one
I’ve got that’s the best one is that is the biofilm video, you should just be
able to put that in YouTube and find by ”the biofilm video”. So real quickly how do
you test for the gut: you do a stool study and that’s one of my favorites has
to do for the gut is if you’ve got a gut problem you got to collect
some of the output in order to find out what’s going on and the gut only makes
one output and it’s called the stool. Is disgusting, it is gross, it is not fun but you’ve
got to do an advanced stool study and I’m not talking about one of those
crappy ones, pun intended, at Quest where you just get checked up for ova and parasites,
you need to do the full deal, the elastase, you need to look at the microbiome you need
to look: at are there inflammatory markers as calprotectin? Is there leaky
gut markers is there yeast under the microscope? What’s growing under the
culture? So you’ve got to do one of those
advanced stool studies. We use Genova and sometimes
doctors data for the stool study we use GI Effects currently
and it’s agreat test. I also have the OAT and NutrEval valve which were also listed over here
in the human toxins. The OAT and NutrEval have some really good gut markers I find
so OAT is my higher marked one here, the OAT is a better test and the realmof gut
testing it’s really good at picking up yeast. As far as how to treat it look at my biofilm video,
I won’t reiterate that you can watch that video separately. And then the mold is the last
biological toxin on here and I don’t want to spend a
lot of time talking about mold because I think that mold is so critical
that it deserves its own video and I’ve already ranted long enough here but real quickly we’ll talk about mold
toxins the way you test for it is you do mold test on the human. Humans are
actually way easier to test for mold than the buildings they live in so you
do a Mycotox test you can get that at Great Plains labs and this Mycrotox
tests can actually tell you what toxin you’re urinating and it’s very important
here you can be exposed as much mold as you want to but if your liver is not
actually clearing it and putting in the liver your levels may look falsely low
and in general what we’ve seen is no matter how broken the human if they’re
exposed to enough mold some will end up in the urine but if you want to really
find out if your mold test is good you want to do it fast
and you want to ramp up your detox pathways to make sure eliminating those
mold toxins in you’re urine and then, how do you treat the mold?
Well that is a very complex problem and we will be addressing that but real simply let me
get out of the way you’re going to use binders, methylation and glutathione and
oil pushers. Kind of this binding, pulling and pushing mentality
and once again in my detox video I’ll go over each of these in much more detail. So that’s my short spiel on biological toxins as far as human mucosal surfaces and mold and
we’ll go into more depth on mold in a separate video. I hope this was helpful
feel free to leave any questions comments. I will do my best to answer
them if not I hope this was helpful for you.


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