Symptoms of Mold Sickness

Symptoms of Mold Sickness: Unveiling the Unseen Threat

Alane Wincek, ND, CNC
certified holistic nutritionist, metabolic specialist, author
678-372-2913 /

September 3,  2023

Symptoms of Mold Sickness 


Mold is unseen but dangerous in moldy areas like homes and workplaces, causing health problems. Mold can grow in damp places like basements and bathrooms. Water leaks for example can cause mold growth in your home. Toxic mold can harm our health leaving us with long-term symptoms of mold exposure.

Welcome to my blog on “Symptoms of Mold Sickness.” In this article, I will discuss how mold can impact your health, even if you can’t see it without a microscope. People may experience symptoms of mold sickness for months or years without realizing they were exposed to mold.

Knowing the symptoms of mold sickness is important. You may have immune system symptoms of allergies, asthma, breathing challenges, headaches, constant congestion and fatigue.

Determine why mold allergy symptoms happen and how to protect yourself and your family from its dangers. Your journey to better health begins here, where knowledge is the key to prevention and well-being.


Mold is a type of fungus that exists virtually everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. While some molds are harmless, many others can produce allergenic or toxic substances that pose health risks to humans. People with asthma need to be especially careful.

Mold spores require moisture to grow and thrive. They can develop in damp areas, such as leaky roofs, poorly ventilated bathrooms, and water-damaged basements. Even high humidity levels indoors can create a conducive environment for mold growth.

Among the various molds, one of the most notorious is Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly referred to as black mold.

Not all black molds are harmful, but this type is concerning because it can produce mycotoxins that can harm your health. There are many other types of mold and they all can lead to symptoms of mold sickness.

Mold reproduces by releasing tiny spores into the air you breathe. These particles are light and can float in the air easily. Therefore, people such as families or co-workers in the same area can inhale them.

The effects of black mold exposure can differ from person to person. Some individuals may experience severe symptoms, while others may be relatively unaffected. The intensity of the response often depends on the type of mold, the duration of exposure to mold, and the individual.

My home had mold, and it affected me and my youngest son a lot, but not anyone else. I can quickly smell mold in a building, even if people I’m with don’t.

The first symptoms of mold sickness I see at my clinic are respiratory symptoms. These may be a persistent cough, wheezing or a whistling sound when breathing, or trouble breathing in the first place.

The second group of symptoms of mold symptoms seem like your typical allergies. These may be frequent sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose and watery, red eyes.

Mold can directly effect your skin. I had one young client come into my clinic a few back that looked “gray”. He stated that his skin itched a lot and he felt congested all the time. Urine mold testing confirmed mold sickness, and his skin color improved after he eliminated the mold.

Other people have more sever symptoms that resemble the flu. They may have a constant low grade fever, headaches that do not improve, and constant fatigue.

If you consume food contaminated with mold, it can affect your gut. Symptoms may come on suddenly or gradually and be constipation, bloating or even diarrhea.

When I test people for mold sickness the results are different for each client. One person lived with one type of mold at home, while another person worked in an office with black mold. And another may have eaten a food with mold or used cosmetics that contained a mold.

People with persistent mold sickness do not feel well, but they can. First, get a urine test for mold toxicity to determine which types and amounts you have. When customers buy a mold urine test from my store, they receive a personalized plan to know what to do next. I also offer free Q & A via emails or quick calls.

I know you feel bad. Here’s a story about how mold affected my family. It took a while to find it but we did.

If you are dealing with symptoms of mold exposure we can help.

Here are some helpful links for you

Comprehensive Mold Toxicity Urine Test 

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Read My Story of Mold Sickness in My Family – Click Here 

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I wish you well,


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Hey! I’m Alane Wincek. I grew up on sugar and plenty of junk food and had no clue how my diet effected my health. 

 I changed my life and have worked as a holistic nutritionist and naturopath, for over the last 30 years. I help people get healthy, fit and lean, find hormone happiness and recover from all sorts health challenges. 

Obsessed With: my family, my dog, my clients, loving life, and living it to the fullest! 

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