What is mold?
Some people believe that just cutting out the bad bits is sufficient, but experts stress that this is not a safe option.
“We don’t recommend cutting mold off of bread, because it’s a soft food,” noted Marianne Gravely, a senior technical information specialist with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “With soft food, it’s very easy for the roots [of the mold], or the tentacles, or whatever creepy word you want to use, to penetrate.”
Mold can be hiding
In other words, what you can see with the naked eye is very likely only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.
And some molds can produce secondary poisons called mycotoxins; think of the mold as the gun and the mycotoxins as the bullets. Grains like wheat and barley which have been stored for months in a silo already likely contain one of the most harmful mycotoxins – aflatoxin – which has been linked to liver cancer. The American Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that a quarter of all food crops in the world are affected by mycotoxins. By the time the bread has started growing mold it is therefore likely to be very contaminated.
Better safe than sorry
Though experts suggest that it may be safe to eat sliced bread that looks unaffected by the mold, it is actually really safest just to chuck the whole loaf away. To safeguard your family, particularly little ones, be sure to wrap the bread up in a plastic bag and ensure that it is in a covered trashcan. Tell everyone in your family that they should never sniff moldy bread, as this can cause respiratory problems.
Mycotoxins are present in many other foods besides bread, and when ingested over a period of time can cause a multitude of health problems, including liver and heart disease, diabetes, neurological problems, asthma, autoimmune disorders, and even stunted growth and death.
Foods with risk of mycotoxin
It is important to be aware that aflatoxin is quite commonly found in peanuts, and any type of crop grown in hot and humid conditions, like the tropics, is likely to be contaminated. There are several other foods that carry the risk of mycotoxin contamination, including:
- Alcoholic drinks;
- Hard cheeses;
- Dairy and meat from animals that have eaten contaminated meat;
- Dried fruit;
- Maple syrup; and
- Coconut oil (if sourced from dried coconuts).
What does mycotoxin poisoning look like?
Oasis Advanced Wellness notes that symptoms of mycotoxin poisoning include fatigue, a runny or stuffy nose, rapid weight gain or loss, difficulty sleeping, leaky gut syndrome, and behavioral issues, among others. A complete list of symptoms can be found here.
There are several steps you can take if you suspect you have been poisoned by mycotoxins. A grain-free diet and completely eliminating sugar is a good start. Efforts should also be made to ensure that your environment is completely free of mold. Colloidal silver, nascent iodine and oregano oil are useful supplements to help detoxify. You should also increase your intake of herbs and vegetables that fight fungi, including garlic, kale, cayenne, carrots, ginger and goldenseal.
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