Should you remediate your home?

Remediation is not part of Erik-style avoidance. Many people have become sick or declined from a bad remediation. Killing mold produces more mycotoxins and actually makes things worse. Other areas of the house and objects in the house can easily become contaminated.

If a building or location is making you sick, the best way to get well is to leave it behind and go to a pristine location.

There is a debate on another group about whether people can live in their remediated homes and heal.

The reason this topic is impossible to debate is that it DEPENDS. It depends on how bad the house is/was, and how sick the person is.

In 90% or more of cases, I think, people won't be able to heal in remediated houses.

Think of it like asking people how long it would take them to run 5 miles. This is kind of a crazy question, isn't it? I mean, some people can't even walk 100 feet. Some can run 20 miles. This is how it is with our detox systems. It is hugely variable.

Also, doesn't it depend on the terrain? Are we talking about running 5 miles on a flat track at sea level, or on a rocky and icy mountain trail at 14,000 feet elevation? Doesn't that matter?

So if we take the combination of those two variables - the person and the terrain - we end up with a HUGE spectrum of possibilities.

For example, could you imagine someone who can't walk 100 feet, trying to run 5 miles on a rocky icy trail at 14,000 feet elevation? That is crazy, isn't it?

On the other hand, an elite marathon runner could run 5 miles on a flat, sea-level track without even breaking a sweat.

So these two variables can be transfered to the house situation. The type of track or trail (i.e., how toxic the house is) and the condition of the runner (i.e., how sick they are, and how dysfunctional their detox is).

What you end up with is a WIDE range of possibilities. And most importantly, you end up with something that is NOT one-size-fits-all. Not even close!

In my opinion, many (but not all) of us will be starting out more like the person who can't walk 50 feet, and living in a remediated house would be like trying to run 5 miles on a rocky, icy trail at 14,000 feet. Even after remediation, mycotoxins can saturate every inch of a home; the carpet, the wood, the HVAC system, the drywall, etc. And those mycotoxins will literally be off-gassing their VOC's for years.

And most of us don't even discover and recognize our mold illness until we are EXTREMELY sick, and until our bodies are so debilitated that only "extreme avoidance" of mold will give our bodies the breathing room they need to start rebuilding and turn detox back on.

So, trying to live in a remediated house can be like trying to put out a forest fire with a spray bottle.

So this is how it works when talking about living in remediated homes. And this same logic and analogy applies also when talking about an individual and how much they can tolerate going inside certain iffy buildings, as well as being exposed to mold-problematic outdoor air.
Topic revision: r1 - 08 Sep 2019, SolonaArmstrong
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