Infrared Saunas to Treat Mold Toxicity

According to reports, at least 45 million buildings in America harbor unhealthy levels of mold. In recent years, toxic mold exposure has been increasingly linked to multiple immune, autoimmune conditions and chronic fatigue. Many who suffer from it have no idea that they have been exposed to mold, as it masquerades as a silent and invisible attacker. As mold spores are naked to the human eye, you could be breathing in mold every day and never know that you’re being exposed to it. However, it only takes a little bit of moisture and a lack of airflow to create toxic conditions in your home and place of business.

As a fungi, mold release spores into the air – up to as many as hundreds or thousands of spores per square foot. As a living organism, mold produces a number of active biocompounds, including mycotoxins, highly toxic substances that are easily absorbed by the linings of the respiratory system, intestines and skin and can lead to DNA damage.

The sequence from exposure to illness

The sequence from exposure to illness

While mold allergies mimic the symptoms of hay fever, mold toxicity wreaks havoc on every system in the body and requires a thorough treatment plan. The good news, however, is that once a detox treatment is finished, many, if not all, symptoms disappear and quality of life can be restored; and infrared sauna therapy can significantly help.


Common symptoms of mold exposure include coughing, shortness of breath, sinus problems, headaches, rashes and joint pain. On a more serious level, prolonged exposure to mold can result in a weakened immune system; neurological issues such as tremors, lack of coordination and numbness; liver damage; and kidney toxicity. Other symptoms may include: Weakness, muscle cramps, unusual pain, light sensitivity, red eyes, blurred vision, excessive tearing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, morning stiffness, memory issues, focus/concentration issues, word recollection issues, disorientation, skin sensitivity, mood swings, sweats (especially night sweats), temperature regulation or dysregulation problems, excessive thirst, static shocks, tingling, vertigo, metallic taste, and EMF sensitivity.


First and foremost, if you suspect that you have been exposed to mold, follow these steps:

  1. Seek out the necessary testing through an integrative medical practitioner to determine if levels of mold are detected in your body.

  2. Find a reputable company to test your home or work for mold with an EMRI test.

  3. Work with an integrative medical professional on a long-term plan to rid your body of mold through diet, supplements, and other natural detoxification methods.

  4. Frequent an infrared sauna to sweat out toxins from your deep tissues.


We have many clients who have suffered from mold toxicity and other immune-related conditions. All have shared that they experience immediate reduction in symptoms, including mental clarity and energy boost, after infrared sauna therapy.

Infrared saunas are one the best ways to reach the deepest recesses of our body to rid the burden of heavy metals and toxins. It’s no surprise that infrared therapy is one of the key methods to purge mold toxicity. A regular, regimented schedule of 1-3 sauna sessions per week works well to pull mold toxins out through sweating. We know that the body can rid itself of toxins through only a few avenues: urination, bowel movements, vomiting, and sweat. Sweating is a key factor in the recovery process from mold toxicity and other immune-related illnesses, and infrared saunas are one of the few treatments that can activate and heat your body’s core temperature (almost like a fever) to rid itself of toxins that prevent optimal body performance.

Infrared sauna therapy is also an effective way to help restore the body’s ecosystem after the traumatic effects of mold toxicity, encouraging cardiovascular health, new oxygenated blood flow to the cells, and reduced inflammation.


There are several practitioners in and around Nashville who can provide professional, medical guidance for mold toxicity, including Dr. Eric Potter of Sanctuary Functional Medicine , Sarah England of Refinery Wellness, Pattie Rose, and Dr. Michael Bernui of The Center for Restorative Medicine. Auntie Gen is a reputable mold remediation expert in Tennessee.

We look forward to helping you on your healing journey!

Candice Bruder