May 14, 2018
Our guest today is Dr Mary Ackerley MD, Dr Ackerly is a
Harvard and Johns Hopkins trained board certified
psychiatrist. She holds active medical licenses in
Arizona and Florida. Mary also is a co-founder
of ISEAI, the International
Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness
. Society members
are dedicated to researching and quantifying symptoms and treatment
approaches from biotoxin mediated inflammatory illness.
Disclaimer: please note, this show like all shows on the
podcast is not meant to be medical advice. it is not intended to
diagnose or treat any health condition. please see your personal
health care provider for diagnosis and treatment.
We discuss what is meant by Inhalational Alzheimer's. It
focuses on the fact that toxins - like mycotoxins and others - come
in through the nose to infiltrate the brain.
Dr Ackerley describes the first cases she saw with cognitive
impairment and the symptoms involved.
When did you first notice cognitive symptoms specifically
related to mold and biotoxin exposures
To help make a diagnosis of mold related cognitive decline -
Dr Ackerley uses
- a persons story (patient history) and his/her symptoms
- inflammatory labs such as TGFB-1, MMP9, Complement 4a,
- Urine Mycotoxin testing
- volumetric MRI (see previous episode
6 with Dr Cyrus Raji episode)
- Dr Ackerley uses the NeuroReader Triage brain report
- she notes thalamus and amygdala enlargement
- basal ganglia atrophy