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How To Use Saunas For Detoxification From Mould - Part 3

Uncategorized Feb 23, 2020
 

Can you believe we are up to part three of how infrared saunas and other saunas can be used in mould detoxification. And for anyone who's just joining on the live stream or on the podcast, I want to welcome you and I want to recap what we've been doing over the last couple of weeks. In the part one we went over what are some of the basic theory behind sauna and heating in general and some of the key papers that have linked use of saunas with a reduction of quite severe symptoms, especially those people who are suffering from mould exposure. And that is the central focus of each one of these live streams and podcasts.

And then in part two we looked at other types of environmental threats, other toxins and we looked at a cohort of people that were exposed to something called Gulf War illness and they were a whole range of smokes and pesticides and a whole lot of noxious chemicals that they were exposed to on the battlefield. And we showed and went through the literature to show how...

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How To Use Saunas For Detoxification From Mould - Part 2

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2020
 

Hello, my name is Dr. Cameron Jones and welcome to this week's live stream, or if you're listening to the podcast, welcome. In any case, this is part two of a series that I'm doing on practical interventions for mould detoxification. We're going further in depth into the research literature, as well, I'm going to be talking about how an infrared sauna actually feels. But if you've just joined us, I want to recap on what we were talking about last week and why on earth the concept of using hot saunas, infrared or their Finnish-based counterparts might be important to consider in your health journey, especially if you're concerned about exposure to water damaged building environments or dealing practically with any type of chronic illness that you think might be mediated by an environmental exposure that isn't just to mould.

In any case, in part one, we were reviewing one of the key papers by a scientist by the name of Janette Hope and she was talking about a whole range of...

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How To Use Saunas For Detoxification From Mould - Part 1

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2020
 

On today's live stream, I've got some very interesting information to share with you. I want to talk about how to use saunas for detoxification of mould. This is a really interesting approach because certainly every week on these live streams we talk about a lot of the building related factors associated with mould exposure and how this can make you feel very unwell and the fundamental microbiology underpinning why this is a serious public health threat. But I often don't spend enough time focusing on the research literature that shows practical methods for detoxification of mould. I want to talk about that today.

Now, before we get into this, because it's a big week in the microbiology world, I need to talk about some of the breaking news that's been occurring. We are going to get into that now. Well, it is World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day. Now, I realize that this occurred on the 30th of January, but I wanted to mention this because this is one of those underappreciated...

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Is School Making Your Child Sick? It Could Be An Environmental Illness Caused by Mould Exposure

Uncategorized Feb 09, 2020
 

Again, It's back-to-school time. My own daughter started year 7 at school this morning. Parents all over Australia are getting ready, or their kids have just gone back to school or about to go back to school this week, and this leads me to a letter I received in the mail last week. This letter is quite a heartfelt letter, and I'm going to read out to you what it says.

I've highlighted the three sections in this letter that are particularly emotive, and this particular parent wrote to me stating would I do a show or a video presentation commenting on the relationship between the school buildings and the health of the children.

That leads me into the fact that I have done numerous inspections, and water damage, and mould, and air quality investigations in schools over the last decade, and this is a source building which is highly contentious. There are different stakeholders from the parents through to the children who use these buildings, and of course, the management of the school...

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Visual Contrast Sensitivity - Can You Really Measure Your Mould Disease Burden This Way?

Uncategorized Feb 08, 2020
 

Today I'm going to be talking about visual contrast sensitivity testing, also known as VCS tests and for today's presentation I've decided to wear this very loud jumper and it's going to make sense to you in a few minutes. We are talking about the ability of your visual system to tell the difference between different shades of gray and this is really, really, really important and essentially this whole field of visual contrast sensitivity testing is increasing in the minds, especially of those persons who have been exposed to water damaged buildings because it is being increasingly used by healthcare providers and clinicians and also people who can go online and do their own testing to see whether or not they show deficits in their visual acuity according to contrast sensitivity.

And I'm going to be going through some of the foundation principles of this test, some of the areas where this has been used, what its history is, who first developed it and more recently leading into its...

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Chaetomium Mould Health Effects & Exposure Levels

Uncategorized Feb 08, 2020
 

Hello and welcome to this week's episode. Today I'm going to be talking to you about Chaetomium mould. And you're probably thinking why on earth is he talking about this strange sounding fungus? I'm going to be going into some of the history of this microorganism and some of the health effects and some of the impacts that this mould has, especially on water-damaged building materials. Now, before we begin, I want to give you a bit of an overview of Chaetomium because this is a really special fungus. It was discovered and first written about by a German professor of zoology who had a special interest in actually ferns and entomology as well. However, he first wrote about this fungus that he termed Chaetomium because of its unusual morphology or shape, and so it has a specific helmet-like, plume-like a decoration on its fruiting body.

And we'll see that in a minute. His name was Gustav Kunze, and he wrote about this in 1817. Now Chaetomium belongs to a family called Chaetomiaceae, and...

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Can Mould Grow On Or In Bricks & Concrete

Uncategorized Feb 07, 2020
 

Hello and welcome. Thanks for joining me on this live broadcast. My name's Dr. Cameron Jones, and today in episode two I'm talking about can mould grow on or in bricks and concrete. Think that mould only grows on bread, on a dampened wallpaper, Or plasterboard? Well, I thought so too, but today we're going to be talking about how bacteria, yeast, and fungi can actually grow and thrive on extreme habitats like stone and mineral building elements. I didn't think that this could happen at all. I thought that the only time moulds attack walls and these stone and inert materials is like in caves or churches and that sort of damage. But this whole field is called biodeterioration and mould can very happily grow on or in bricks. Today I want to share with you some of the extreme places that I have found in the urban environment where moulds and fungi are growing.

I'm just going to go through this slideshow and highlight some facts here. You'll see here with this scalpel that I'm pointing...

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Top 10 Toxic Mould Social Networks on Facebook

Uncategorized Feb 07, 2020
 

WHY WOULD I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR TOPIC?

Who do you trust when it comes to mould?  What have other people done?  Am I the only one with these problems? Surely other people have dealt with mould and water damage and been successful and put it all behind them?  Who will you turn to for advice, acceptance and wisdom?

Social networks and health communication may be an important component of a solution that fits your needs.

Online social networks, social influence and information cascades happen because of two types of influence.  The first is PEER INFLUENCE where acceptance of information is dominated by users of the social network who influence the acceptance and consumption of information.  The second type of influence is EXTERNAL INFLUENCE where for example the traditional news media introduces ‘a story’. 

WHY WOULD I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THIS?

Some estimates say that 55% of users spend less than 15 seconds actively on any web...

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Does Bleach Kill Mould?

Uncategorized Feb 07, 2020
 

This week we’re talking about disinfectants and more specifically bleach or sodium hypochlorite. “Does it work, no it doesn’t, look it just feeds the mould, no it doesn’t, yes it does, it makes the mycotoxins worse and simply changes mould from one colour to no colour” Fact or fiction?

We all know, there's a lot of websites that say conflicting things. Who do you believe? You might even know the answer, maybe you’ve already made up your mind? But wait - what does the science say?

To bring some perspective to the bleach debate, I’m going to take a look at what the National Wrestling Coach Association has to say. Up to 20% of wrestling injuries are caused by skin infections. Tune in to this episode and find out what the martial artists discovered about bacterial transmission and how this leads to improved disinfection methods and best practice for surface decontamination? HINT: contact sports are associated with an increased risk of skin...

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Does Oil Of Cloves Work For Mould Cleaning?

Uncategorized Feb 07, 2020
 

Cameron Jones:            Hello, and my name is Dr. Cameron Jones, and welcome to this week's live stream. I'm really excited, because, it is a Christmas show, and it's really Christmas for the next two weeks at our office. And today, I'm very excited to be talking about an essential oil, and how this particular essential oil is very beneficial for anyone who is dealing with mould. Let me see.

Cameron Jones:            I have a very special guest, Rachel from oilofcloves.com.au coming on. I interviewed her earlier this week, and she had a lot of really interesting information to tell me about, about how oil of cloves is very useful for mould situations, and she's got a lot of information about how we can use this. And I'm just going to switch to a little vaporizer, which we've set up in our office, and I'm going to ask Derek to switch this on, because being a Christmas show,...

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