We live in the pampered era of couch potatoes and desk jockeys. From 2-hour long commutes, to 8-hour Netflix binges, we are successfully neglecting our need for daily exercise. In the United States alone, less than 23% of the population commits to even the most pitiful of exercise standards. Picture in your mind’s eye that unwilling 77%. It’s possible that 40–60% of them are plagued with mold or biotoxin illness, which would explain their unwillingness to engage in adequate physical activity. If only they knew what you’re about to discover—how to remove mold from your body with exercise. Then, perhaps they’d feel encouraged to push through that foggy, mold malaise and commit to detoxifying their bodies by moving their bodies.
The most basic mold detox protocol will work just as well as a general biotoxin illness treatment. So, whether you suffer from mold, yeast, food allergies, or even heavy metal toxicity, the advice shared here for how to get mold out of your body will be beneficial both short-term and long-term for most types of illness. At the conclusion of this article, you will find links to additional forms of detox, such as diet and natural herbal remedies, which I strongly advise you to include alongside the specific exercise routines mentioned below.
The Body Automatically Detoxifies and Renews Itself
At varying paces, and in varying ways, every part of the body renews itself.
Your red blood cells have a quick life span of roughly 4 months due to their strenuous and demanding journey through your circulatory system, carting oxygen to your body’s various tissues.
Your skin—or epidermis—endures excessive wear and tear, thanks to its role as the outermost protective layer of your body. This requires your skin cells to completely rejuvenate themselves every 2 to 4 weeks.
Your body hair can take anywhere from 3 years (if you’re a man) to 6 years (if you’re a woman) to reach its full life span and replace itself.
Your liver works overtime to purify innumerous varieties of contaminants from your body. It absolutely must renew itself every 150 days just to avoid damage from everything you put it through.
The cells that line your stomach and intestines have a very difficult job because they are continually battered by corrosive stomach acids, foods, and biotoxins. Of all the cells in the body, by far, theirs is the shortest life span—3 to 5 days.
Your bone cells regenerate at an almost constant rate, but the complete process takes a full 10 years. (Not-so-fun Fact: Over time, this process of renewal slows down and our bones become thinner and less dense as we age.)
You may be wondering, “Okay, but how long does it take for mold to get out of your system?” Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all mold detoxification timetable. As you can see, different cells detoxify and renew at different speeds, depending on how much work you and your lifestyle require of them. Abusing or neglecting your body’s physical (i.e. exercise) and nutritional needs will inhibit your body’s ability to sufficiently (and efficiently) detoxify and renew itself. In addition, certain genes—such as HLA-DR—cause a carrier’s body to store toxins and attack itself instead of targeting mold, yeast, and other biotoxins, and eliminating them from the body. The good news is that, whether you suffer from self-neglect or a genetic vulnerability to mold illness, exercise will accelerate the detoxification process.
Detoxifying Exercise and the Circulatory System
The key to detoxifying exercise is its effect on the blood. Exercise causes the blood to circulate more effectively throughout your body, allowing more oxygen and other nutrients to quickly and more easily reach your hardworking organs and muscles.
Detoxifying Exercise and the Lymphatic System
As a result, the lymphatic system better circulates tissue fluids. Hormones and harmful materials are more easily released and transferred to their final destinations thanks to the improved blood circulation.
Detoxifying Exercise and the Endocrine System
During exercise, the pituitary gland releases human growth hormone, which tells the body to increase the cell production of bone, muscle and other tissues. As for the thyroid gland, exercise fine-tunes its hormonal signal that regulates body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure, which will improve the work of the immune and nervous system.
Detoxifying Exercise and the Immune System
Exercise activates the sympathetic nervous system (increasing heart and breathing rate, as well as blood pressure). Aside from flushing bacteria and mold spores out of the lungs and airways, physical activity causes epinephrine and norepinephrine to be released into the bloodstream, which activates a cellular reaction that suppresses the production of cytokine cells. In other words, exercising has an anti-inflammatory effect on the immune system as a whole, which allows it to work more thoroughly and efficiently to target and battle biotoxins that would otherwise trick the immune system into causing self-harming inflammation.
Inflammation is the number one culprit behind chronic illnesses related to mold exposure. Exercise causes a positive change in antibodies and white blood cells, which allows them to correctly target mold and other biotoxins; and use inflammation in a more appropriate and positive way, instead of committing inflammatory self-harm.
Detoxifying Exercise and the Nervous System
When the heart and the mind are unwell or suffering from excessive or mismanaged stress and anxiety, every system in the body is compromised and inhibited from performing at its best. Exercise combats this by stimulating the nervous system to release a variety of positive chemicals in the brain that influence and enhance psychological wellbeing and cognitive function. This, in turn, can help govern and equip the immune, endocrine, lymphatic, and circulatory systems to work at optimal levels.
Sweating is one of the most common—and effective—avenues through which toxins are expelled from the body. This part of the automatic nervous system is best induced by exercise.
How to Remove Mold from Your Body (with Exercise)
The key to eliminating mold from your body is to simply move your whole body each day. You might have read or heard the phrase, “Never skip leg day!,” which is usually tacked on exercise memes that mock an anonymous bodybuilder whose legs are not as developed as his upper body. While strength-training and muscle-building does improve the immune system, the goal here is not to avoid being disproportionate. By working your entire body, you drain and activate the lymphatic system and supply the blood and tissues with more oxygen needed for eradicating the organs of biotoxins.
The second most important key to eliminating mold from your body is to move your whole body to the point of sweating. Sweat is the body’s natural way to not only cool the body down, but also eliminate waste and cleanse itself. Sweating draws mycotoxins and other biotoxins out of the body through the skin. You may notice that mold-induced acne or rashes will clear up within a week or two of whole-body exercises. Hair loss may slow down or stop completely, as well, on account of the sweat clearing out the pores and follicles of the scalp. In addition, the chronic dry skin, chapped lips, and cracked heels that so often are caused by mold or yeast will clear up and finally heal thanks to sweat’s cleansing effect on the body’s ability to produce its own oily moisturizer (sebum).
So, when considering how to remove mold from your body with exercise, which exercise routine is best? As mentioned before, you need to focus on moving your whole body. If you’re a beginner or you’re suffering from obesity and/or painful joints, it is perfectly fine to begin your journey with low-impact exercises, such as walking, the recumbent bike, the elliptical, and the rower. The recumbent bike will not require the use of your upper body, but it is a good starting point if you are unaccustomed to strenuous exercise.
Exercise “Machines” That Radically Boost Mold Detoxification Within the Lymphatic System
Rebounder (exercise trampoline)—When it comes to mold detoxification, the rebounder takes the cake. This is because the rebounding motion engages every system of the body. It stimulates all internal organs, especially the intestines, detoxifies fatty tissues, moves the cerebral-spinal fluid, and creates a stronger response within the cells—namely the self-propelled immune cells responsible for obliterating viruses, bacteria, and mycotoxins. Just five minutes a day on a rebounder is enough to promote and accelerate the body’s fight against mold toxicity.
Power Plates (vibration platforms)—Standing on a vibration plate will spark positive activity within the lymph nodes and strongly promote lymphatic drainage. Small muscle contractions caused by the user’s attempts to maintain balance engage the circulatory system in a special way that significantly forces fluids to flow more efficiently throughout the body, promoting the organs to expedite the detoxification process. Ten to fifteen minutes on a vibration platform is enough to induce mild to substantial sweating, as well.
Do the power plates pique your interest? Well, you have several options:
Lastly, there is the combined benefits of stair climbing and vibration, such as the ExerVibe Climber, but with a price tag of nearly $6000, it’s a rather unlikely candidate for most us. Still, there’s always the stair climber at your local gym, and some gyms even provide vibration plates. Either machine is an excellent choice for detoxification, and only 5–10 minutes a day is necessary to encourage your body to detox.
Whether you can invest in an exercise machine, gym membership, or just a pair of sneakers, if you’re suffering from mold exposure or mold toxicity, it’s imperative that you start moving your body every day. Don’t be discouraged by your physical or financial limitations. Vigorous walks, climbing the stairs in your home, jumping jacks, and even simply marching in place can help rid your body of stubborn mycotoxins.
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Article by Amanda Demsky from the MoldBlogger team.