Humans have been living with mold since the beginning of time, but mold toxicity has only recently become a problem in our post-industrial world. Nowadays, because we are living in a toxic soup and our immune systems are constantly firing, the toxins we’ve been exposed to forever are now “breaking the bank” and causing our cups to overflow.
For this reason, mold toxicity has become increasingly common in kids because their immune systems aren’t fully developed—and can show up as eczema, hyperactivity, asthma, IBS, and various other symptoms.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Pejman Katiraei to talk about the link between mold toxicity and unexplained health challenges in children. Dr. Katiraei has helped parents find radical relief for their children’s gut, immune, and behavioral problems after identifying and removing the sources of mold in their lives.
Dr. Katiraei believes that mold toxicity is a vastly underplayed issue in medicine that could be impacting millions. While it’s no silver bullet, they agree that practitioners would benefit from knowing and exploring mold toxicity as a root cause in their patients’ lives.
Dr. Pejman Katiraei is a board-certified pediatrician who is also boarded and fellowship trained in integrative medicine. He completed his undergraduate at UCLA and obtained his osteopathic medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences. He completed a pediatric residency at Loma Linda University, where he stayed on as a teaching faculty member for over four years.
Dr. Katiraei has also completed two fellowships in integrative medicine, one with the University of Arizona and another under Dr. Kamyar Hedayat in a French model of integrative medicine called endobiogeny. Dr. Katiraei is now in private practice in Santa Monica, CA, where he focuses on helping children with severe behavioral challenges. He is also working with an amazing team to build Wholistic Minds, an online portal that helps parents understand the root cause of their children’s behavioral issues and what steps they can take to help resolve them.
For more on Dr. Katiraei’s online community and database, Wholistic Minds, follow them on Instagram @wholisticminds, YouTube @wholisticminds5504, and Facebook @Wholistic Minds, or through his website, wholistickids.com.
If you have questions about the harms of mold toxicity on children, you can contact Dr. Kaitraei’s team at Drk@wholisticminds.com.
Click this link to access additional resources and the scientific literature on mold toxicity and brain health from the Team at Wholistic Minds.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Deaths related to mold exposure at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital
- The International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEA)
- ERMI Mold Test by EnviroBiomics, Inc.
- @moldfinders Instagram
- History of how hand-washing became a part of medical care
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