I have been treated for mold Consistently since the end of September 2017, and while I finally passed the VCS (Visual Contrast Sensitivity), which I took to be a good sign, my MMP-9 and TGF Beta 1 have never been higher. MMP-9 = 1074 & TGF Beta 1 = 5422. I’m being treated with an herbal protocol for Lyme and Coinfections as well (not anyone’s “ famous” protocol, just my LLMDs suggested one) with plenty of supplements he ordered for daily consumption as well. I’ve been detoxing like CRAZY! 5 -6 gallons of water a week, infrared saunas daily at 105 degrees F for 20 minutes, epsom salt foot soaks or baths, meditation, prayer, dry brushing, lymphatic massage of some bodily areas, essential oil diffusing and music, all daily. Just throwing it all out there.
My house is clean. New vinyl plank flooring, ceramic tile or laminate tile throughout. No carpeting. No cloth furniture, No drapes or curtains; all new blinds, new mattress, new clothes, all books thrown away before renovation occurred in the summer of 2016. I also have a UV light over my furnace coil. Clean air ducts. Water damage inspection showed nothing. I had a team come in and suggest that the high ERMI was mold spores in the carpet coming from the outside as soon as a door or window was opened, and it was acting like a sponge. Two pets added though: toy poodle and late last year, a Holland lop rabbit. Hay as the source of mold could be the answer? I feed him oat hay from a good family farm, and it’s always dry when and smells fine when I open the 5 lb. box.
I thought I was making progress in the mold arena. Not even close with Lyme and the coinfections.
Does anybody have any other suggestions for why these lab values have gone up? The MMP-9 was trending downward until this. All of my previous labs have also gone through LabCorp.