The Impact of Mycotoxins and Chronic Illness on Hormones

Margaret Christensen, MD



What Dr. Margaret Christensen Will Teach You About Mycotoxins

  • Why mycotoxins negatively affect systems in the body 
  • How to heal from toxic mold exposure. 
  • How to calm the brain and nervous system after exposure to mycotoxins. 

The Benefits Of Treating Toxic Mold Exposure

  1. Reduce chronic sinus inflammation. 
  2. Stabilize hormone production.
  3. Improve symptoms related to menopause, menstruation, and fertility. 

How Dr. Margaret Christensen Began Her Work With Mycotoxins 

In this Dr. Talk, Dr. Margaret Christensen discusses the relationship between mycotoxin illness and hormones. Dr. Christensen is a faculty member at the Institute for Functional Medicine and a certified OB-GYN. She is also a founder of Carpathia Collaborative

After Dr. Christensen and her family struggled with chronic health conditions, she began to research and eventually treat toxic mold exposure. In this talk, she discusses the negative effects mycotoxins can have across many systems in the body and how to treat them. 

The Negative Effects of Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins can cause many negative health effects if the body is exposed to them. Since mycotoxins and toxic mold exposure are breathed in through the nose, mycotoxins can cause inflammation of the brain and other neurological systems. Specifically in female hormones, exposure causes everything from infertility issues to endometriosis, early menopause, and menstruation issues. Another of the most common symptoms is chronic sinus inflammation.  

How To Treat Mycotoxin Exposure Symptoms

  • Do regular sinus rinses to reduce inflammation.
  • Complete peptide therapy to aid in hormonal imbalance. 
  • Calm the limbic system by practicing self-care such as getting enough sleep and consuming positive media. 


Dr. Margaret Christensen began this journey in an attempt to heal her family from toxic mold exposure and eventually helped found the Carpathia Collective. Dr. Margaret Christensen continues to help people in their healing journeys to this day. Dr. Christensen uses clear language to explain how mycotoxins affect the body, from sinuses to neuroinflammation and hormonal imbalances. She then delves into how to heal from these symptoms with techniques such as sinus rinses, peptide therapy, and self-care. 

Nafysa Parpia, N.D.  

Welcome to today’s episode of the Mycotoxin and Chronic Illness Summit. I am delighted to have Dr. Margaret Christensen with us. An Institute for Functional Medicine faculty member for 13 years, Dr. Christensen first became interested in functional medicine 20 years ago when trying to solve the riddle of her and her family’s complex health challenges. Unbeknownst to her at the time were consequences of severe toxic mold exposure. She became intimately familiar with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmunity, and the hormonal, neurological, and psychiatric consequences of unrecognized biotoxin illness. 

A board-certified OB-GYN for 23 years, her initial boutique functional medicine practice has grown into the Carpathia Collaborative, a large, multi-disciplinary, functional medicine practice based in Dallas covering the full spectrum of complex chronic disease. The practice provides 360-degree functional, lifestyle, and nutritional medicine, and includes an onsite teaching kitchen, yoga studio, and education library that also serves as the site for community learning events. Dr. Christensen is passionate about educating her clients and colleagues about root-cause, whole-systems medicine. She has been the host of the very successful, three-time Toxic Mold Summit. You can visit it at Welcome Dr. Christensen.

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