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In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Jill Carnahan explains ‘brain on fire’ – mold toxicity and its effect on brain health.
Dr. Jill Carnahan completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine and medical degree from Loyola University School of Medicine in Chicago. She is dually board-certified in Family Medicine (ABFM) and Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). Dr. Jill is also certified in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Dr. Jill is a 17-year survivor of breast cancer and Crohn’s disease and is passionate about teaching patients how to “live well” and thrive in the midst of a complex and chronic illness. She is also committed to teaching other physicians how to address underlying cause of illness rather than just treating symptoms through the principles of functional medicine.
Main Questions Asked about Brain on Fire & Mold Toxicity:
What’s the difference between what is normal and what is not normal when it comes to brain health?
How do we know if we’ve got ‘brain on fire’ or been exposed to mold or a water-damaged building?
Can you talk about the test for mold?
Are there any red flags that I might be suffering from mold toxins?