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Olympic Los Angeles restoration participated in the recovery of last weekend Calabasas fire. Recovery at viewpoint school was sought on late Monday to do our best to have children return to school as soon as possible. Class room cleaning& Auditorium cleaning and more to remove all smoke residual and preventing health hazards from hurting our kids.GREAT WORK GUYS. Olympic Los Angeles was very I am so proud of being part of your team ...
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About Dr. Berndtson
Dr. Berndtson is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He has practiced in Chicagoland for over 28 years and has clinical and administrative experience in both conventional and alternative medical settings. He has served as a clinical instructor for students at local medical and health professional schools.
He is the author of Seek Wisdom: The Modern Quest for Health and Sustainability, a collection of essays on health care and what’s needed for us to become wiser stewards of nature. He co-authored The Immune Advantage and has been a consulting editor for several health publications including The Reader’s Digest Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs.
Dr. Berndtson has a strong reputation for helping restore healthy function where usual medical care has failed to do so. What makes this possible? It’s not that he’s any smarter or that he any works harder than his colleagues – it’s that he approaches his problem solving task from a systems perspective. This approach is known either as systems medicine or functional medicine by those who practice it.
He sees patients in the Chicago area at Park Ridge MultiMed
Mike Mutzel: Hi there, welcome back to High Intensity Health Radio, this is Mike Mutzel. I’m so grateful that you’re with us. Today is Episode #52, and we’re going to catch up with an integrative medical expert, Dr. Keith Berndtson, to learn all about mold and mold toxicity, and how the assessed mold toxicity, not just in yourself, but in your home, your school, or potential workplace. So he’s going to dive through all the details in so much more detail that I have ever even imagine. This is a really complex topic. And I think a lot of people that have fatigue-related issues, cognitive issues, sleep issues—if you’re one of those people that you’ve bounced around a bunch of different doctors and you can’t seem to get help, I think you might really enjoy this because he’s going to provide some additional level of testing that I’ve never even heard about, and I’ve been doing this for 10+ years. So I think you’re really going to enjoy this. Now if you’re listening over on iTunes, you can hop over to YouTube and actually watch this. Now if you’re on YouTube and you want to listen to it, you can go over to iTunes and that’s just High Intensity Health over on iTunes. So I really hope you enjoy this episode and we’re going to catch up with Dr. Berndtson again to learn about Lyme disease in just a few weeks. So if you like his presentation style, his level of detail, then you’re certainly going to want to pay attention to that one. I would encourage you to subscribe over on iTunes or YouTube if you haven’t already, and I hope you enjoy this episode—and we’ll catch you on the next video.
I’m very excited to be with you, Keith. How are you doing today?
Dr. Keith Berndtson: Great, my pleasure.
Mike Mutzel: Fantastic. Let’s open up a can of worms on mold and mold toxicity. We’re talking before we start…
Dr. Keith Berndtson: You sure you want to do that?
Mike Mutzel: Yeah.
Dr. Keith Berndtson: Now there’s a great need to do it. People often want to know how I got into this. And back in 2007 when I opened this practice, a patient walked in with this book called “Mold Warriors” by some guy named Ritchie Shoemaker. And you know, I finally got around opening it and reading a little bit, and began to feel like I was drinking from a fire hose because there’s so much information in it—a lot of path of physiology, but also getting into the patients’ stories and legal ramifications; and implications for agricultural practice, construction practice; remediation, inspection, and cleaning; and all that kind of stuff. So I wondered what I got myself into, but I’ve then subscribed to the newsletter from Surviving Mold, his website, which now gets about 3 million hits a month, and built up my confidence to start taking these patients on. Even at that point, I was kind of at the lower end of the learning curve. But what’s important to understand here is that this is not just about mold toxicity. Back in 1973, when there was a OPEC Embargo and there were long gasoline station lines and so forth, there was a premium on conserving energy, and so builders decided they would step up and they would start building homes that were pretty tightly sealed that you could trap heat and save money during the winter and all that.
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Many of our customers ask why is mold growing in my home ? (which is a very good question and thought i would share )
to be blunt molds are part of the natural environment. indoors mold growth should be avoided at all times . Molds reproduce by by tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on wet surfaces. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. That’s why when water damage occurs there is a big scare for mold and thus mold remediation may be necessary
Hello Readers I am a nurse and was hired to write this portion of today’s newsletter. So many ask
Can mold cause health problems?
Molds have the potential to cause health problems especially if they have been stasis for long periods of time. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic. Inhaling or touching may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses can include but is not limited to sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash . Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds often times can cause asthma attacks . In addition to the above , mold exposure can cause irritation to the the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs . . Research is ongoing for any other health effects.
One of my patients came into the clinic with many symptoms mentioned above. series of tests were done with no avail until one day the doctor decided to run a skin test which revealed positive for mold. The patient was shocked as he was subjected to mold . upon further research mold was found in his office that was there for long periods of time. Perhaps if you have any of these symptoms call us for a free inspection .For free visual mold inspection please call 818-696-4449
How do I get rid of mold?
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Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth
It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold, but don’t fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back. we here at Olympic Los Angeles Restoration can come and inspect your home for free, Call 818-696-4449
Have you ever left food in the fridge too long ? Any leaking pipe in the Kitchen didn’t get fixed right away. Mold spores are everywhere and the three active ingredients to activate them are food, air, and water . here is a list of common mold you might encounter.
Penicillium – is the green fungus usually found on Breads, Cakes, and more.
Aspergillus – a household mold that grows in textiles and wallpaper, and materials.
Trichoderma- is a green mold that is present in soil and plastic containers.
Chaetomium- the mold that can affect humans and grow fungus.
Alternaria- household mold
You can’t completely avoid contacts with mold however there are, but there are things you can do to help avoid them. Here are a few suggestions fix leaks promptly, Always run the fan in the bathroom during or after the shower, if household mold ever gets to hard to handle than call the professionals at Olympic los angeles restoration 818-696-4449
Attic should be cleaned , deodorized & disinfected every 15-20 Years to minimize daily sickness such as allergies, cold & flues that are mostly caused by air born allergens & dust .many times rodents live in your attic or crawl space , need crawl space or attic clean up call us today for an inspection at 818-696-4449
rodent infestation clean up
air duct repair and replace
attic and crawl space insulation
crawl space cleaning
We Love our pets. Pets brighten up our day and are very loving, however sometimes we have great challenges keeping our home clean . Many people believe that if they clean it themselves the problems are solved however fail to think that fecal matter spores and urine has traveled around the house and is very hard to clean . Professional cleaning services are highly recommended to illuminate pet odors and contamination.If you are looking for Professional Carpet Cleaning, our expert technicians have experience with every type of Oriental rug, carpet, curtain and upholstery fabric and fiber you can think of. While you can certainly clean your carpets yourself, most homeowners don’t have access to the same kind of equipment used by professional carpet cleaners. Hiring a company like us is generally cost effective. When you consider the cost and difficulties involved in renting professional equipment and hauling it back and forth from your property, it may make more sense to shell out a few extra dollars to have a professional clean the carpets. Just a sneak peak of the testimonial made by our customer who hired us to remove the pet stains in his condo “WOW! Completely amazed at the job done. Can’t believe they got all those dog stains and nasty odor out!! Highly recommended!” 5/31/2015 by Daniel R. For our full testimonial page please click here .
Water is the most abundant compound on Earth’s surface, covering 70 percent of the planet. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water and at birth. . Water is a necessity in life, but it can also cause great problems.Water damage can lead to wood rot, peeling paint, insect infestation, roofing issues, and increasing maintenance cost.
The best ways to prevent water damage from rainwater and snowmelt:
Windows/Doors: Check for leaks around your windows and doors, paying extra attention near the corners. Peeling paint could be signs of water getting into the wood. Discolored paint or swelling of the window or door frame could be signs of water damage.
Roof: Repair or replace shingles around any area that allows water to penetrate the roof sheathing. Leaks will most commonly be found around chimneys, plumbing vents and attic vents. To find the source of a ceiling leak, measure its location from the nearest outside wall and then locate this point in the attic using a measuring tape. Water may run along the attic floor, rafters, or truss for quite a distance before coming through the ceiling.
Foundation and Exterior Walls: Seal any cracks and holes in external walls, joints, and foundations.
Plumbing: Check for leaking faucets and dripping or “sweating” pipes. Inspect washing machine hoses for bulges, cracks or wetness. Replace them every few years or sooner if problems are found. Inspect the water heater for signs of rust or water on the floor.
Landscaping: Keep trees trimmed so that branches are 7 feet away from any exterior house surface. This will help prolong the life of your siding and roof and prevent insects from entering your home from the tree. Vines growing on the side of a home can help open cracks in the siding, which allows moisture the house.
If water damage does occur, you can minimize the damage by addressing the problem quickly. If water is flowing into the home from burst piping or damaged appliances, shut off the water supply, found outside the house or at the meter.
Olympic water damage & Restoration specializes in Water Damage Restoration. Olympic Water Damage & Restoration will go through the entire process of drying all the way to the rebuild. We use cutting edge drying equipment and thermal cameras that show exactly where the problems are quickly focusing on detecting energy waste, moisture, and electrical issues. It’s the most cost-effective and easy way to help save our customers money. We accommodate the homeowner and insurance agent by cutting cost by using our thermal imaging cameras.
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