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Nov 4, 2017

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about inflammation, its effects on the brain, and its role in chronic health challenges such as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Mary Ackerley, MD. Mary Beth Ackerley MD, MD(H), ABIHM is a classically trained board-certified psychiatrist. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, studied at NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) and finished her residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. Currently she is an integrative holistic physician who specializes in natural treatments. Patients commonly come to her with conditions of anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue. Her treatment protocol for biotoxin illness combines a variety of methods including conventional and integrative medicine. Her expertise includes differential diagnosis from brain MRI analysis in conjunction with Neuro Quant software. She has also uncovered a statistically significant relationship between methyl resistant nasal pathogens in relation to hidden dental infections known as cavitations. This discovery is linked to neuro-inflammation with psychiatric implications and has led to greater improvement in diagnosis and treatment. Currently she is researching the affects from biotoxin illness on oxygen absorption and metabolism. The malabsorption of oxygen leads to severe physical debilitation and exhaustion with an inability to accomplish simple daily tasks. Her internet article entitled “Brain on Fire” is widely acknowledged as a pre-eminent summation encapsulating the psychiatric implications from acquiring biotoxin illness. Her private practice, called My Passion 4 Health, is located in Tucson Arizona. Often she is contacted from around the world consulting through Skype about complex cases.

Key Takeaways:

  • How was Andrea's family impacted by illness resulting from water-damaged buildings?
  • What factors lead to the growth of mold in an indoor environment?
  • What options may be helpful for testing for the potential of mold in the environment?
  • When mold is visible, how should it be cleaned?
  • What should one look for to find a good inspector and/or remediator?
  • When should one consider moving as opposed to remediation?
  • Might ozone or fogging solutions be helpful?
  • What should not be taken with you from a moldy environment to a new environment to minimize cross-contamination?
  • What treatment options were helpful?
  • Is it possible that the exposure to environmental mold leads to a colonization within the body?
  • Why is it important to reduce our exposure to EMFs to optimize wellness?
  • What are the top ten things Andrea learned the hard way?

Connect With My Guest:

Related Resources:

Brain on Fire


Interview Date:

November 3, 2017

Additional Information:

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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.