Our Story

Before black mold exposure
Simon & Isabella, 2009

Back in 2009, I was doing my best to blend into the couch while playing hide-and-seek with my then 5-year-old daughter, Isabella.

While she searched our San Francisco apartment in our usual hiding spots, I saw a strange shadow on the wall protruding from behind the couch.

When the game ended, I pulled the couch away from the wall to see what it was and was shocked to find a mass of black mold spanning the entire wall. The baseboards were corroding where the mold was eating through the paint, and there was a greenish dust covering the lower parts of the wall and carpet. I remember it had a very distinct smell—a bit like an antique store.

It was so surreal to see this post-apocalyptic scene lurking behind the couch in our clean and tidy apartment.

I took a photo and called my landlord, but after waiting a few days, they were a no-show. So, armed with a sponge and some household cleaner, I scrubbed the mold off the wall and vacuumed up the mold dust. Probably not the smartest decision but I didn't know any better at the time.

My guess is the mold was there for 9-12 months before finding it. To my credit though, the couch was one of those large sectional-type couches pushed up against the wall that you never think to move or clean behind.

After cleaning the mold off the wall, the apartment became increasingly mold-prone. I would find mold in random parts of the house, like the closets, base heaters, garbage cans, carpets, window frames..the list goes on.

This continued for almost a year before a dehumidifier running 24/7 was able to get the moisture back in balance. I suspect there may have been some kind of flooding that happened before we moved in as I’d never experienced anything like this before.

To make matters worse, I worked from home at the time, seated just a few feet away from the couch. It didn’t take long to realize the toxic mold had been impacting our health. I had no idea the root cause of our issues lay just behind the couch in what turned out to be a mold infested apartment.

It was bad for us both. My issues were mostly with my skin, joints, nose and eyes, along with terrible brain fog. But my daughter was hit much worse - both in body and mind. The increasing torment and frustration she had to endure on a daily basis was the worst of it all. I remember the helplessness I felt as a parent not knowing what was going on or how to help her.

We went to various specialists and tried a ton of products, but nothing helped.

It was a very dark time in our lives.

A Solution That Worked

Exhausted and out of options, I came across a highly skilled master herbalist, Cofe Fiakpui. Cofe’s knowledge base is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) healing practices developed thousands of years before conventional western medicine was born.

After sharing our story, it turned out Cofe had a tremendous wealth of experience with toxic mold. For the past 12 years, he had been testing and refining an herbal supplement specifically for dealing with mold exposure, and as a result, helping hundreds of people who were exposed to mold, including his own family.*

He gave us some to try.

During the first few days of taking it, I remember having an ongoing dull headache and finding myself needing to take naps in the middle of the day. This lasted a several days before it and my issues started to clear up.

I didn’t notice too much with Isabella until after about the third day as her body began to calm down, her breathing became normal again, and her daily struggles started to subside.

There are no words for how good it felt to see her happy old self return again.*

To this day my daughter and I are in excellent health. She’s a straight-A student doing great both in and out of school. Her only struggle currently is questionable fashion choices. 

The only thing I notice now is that I’m a pretty good mold detector—sometimes when mold is nearby, I get a familiar tingling/electrical sensation in my skin and joints. Comes in handy sometimes so I don't consider it a bad thing.*

After seeing how well it worked for us, I knew I had to make Cofe’s formula available to other people struggling with mold exposure.

So with Cofe’s blessing, I turned his solution into an easy-to-use supplement, MoldDTX™.

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