The Micro Balance Story:
Doctor-Created Products That Treat the Fungal Cause to Eliminate Symptoms
Two decades ago, a particularly difficult-to-treat, suffering patient, who had endured 5 sinus surgeries to remove nasal polyps inspired our founder, Dr. Donald Dennis’ “mold epiphany.” As Dr. Dennis recounts the story, the patient arrived at his office for a scheduled medical appointment after a two-week vacation to the beach and declared that, not only had his sinus symptoms subsided, but he felt the best he had in years. To add credence to his claim, his endoscopic sinus exam confirmed that he was completely clear of polyps and inflammation. Dr. Dennis carefully listened to the patient’s testimony and asked questions about the conditions at the specific beach location–temperature, salt air, humidity, and sunlight. In doing so, he recognized that this particular beach situation presented a veritable “Mold-Free Environment.”
Inspired to dig deeper, Dr. Dennis began testing the clothing his sinusitis patients were wearing and asking them to also test their homes for mold. To do this, he used test plates with a special Sabouraud dextrose (SD) agar that would culture different molds and fungi. Many test results revealed extremely high levels of mold spores on their clothing and in their living environments. Simultaneous testing of these patients’ sinuses also showed mold. This connection led Dr. Dennis to hypothesize that their homes were making them sick and that their sinusitis was being caused by fungus. With mold being a year-round antigen, as prevalent as bacteria, but one that his patients could exercise some control over, his quest to aid patients in creating “Mold-Free Environments” in their living spaces and in their sinuses began.
Product Creation and Development
Dr. Dennis then began research and development of products for his patients to remove mold from their sinuses, homes, and clothes. The products he developed not only had to work, but also had to be safe and all natural, because many of his patients were extremely chemically sensitive. Thus, he capitalized on the potent anti-fungal and antibacterial properties of various natural botanical extracts discovered and published on in the late 1970’s. An independent study, published by the Mayo Clinic in 1999, also validated Dr. Dennis’ notion that the presence of mold was the cause of sickness in the vast majority of chronic sinusitis patients.
The air purifying candles that Dr. Dennis developed during this time are the only product shown by an independent lab to remove mycotoxins (secondary metabolites emitted by some molds as they break down and digest organic material that are toxic to both humans and animals) from the air. His home products for mold cleaning and formulations to clear the sinuses of mold were designed to work together to bring mold sufferers relief, often for the first time in their lives.
Dr. Dennis then focused his attention on creating homeopathic remedies that could be safely used in conjunction with prescription medications or supplements to increase the body’s resistance to mold, to strengthen and focus the immune response, and to help the body recover quicker. He found that the long-term prognosis for his patients was better if he could make them more resilient to mold by harnessing the body’s innate ability to build immunity to mold antigens with the use of transfer factor. Sinus Defense was born from this concept and uses transfer factor to help the immune system identify, destroy and efficiently remove mold from the body, rather than allowing an escalating cycle of inflammation to occur.
At this time, Dr. Dennis also began developing another homeopathic product to address endocrine and pituitary damage from mold exposure, as chronic, debilitating fatigue, and neurological symptoms, like cognitive decline, anxiety, depression, and sleep issues were notable downstream symptoms experienced by many of his patients. The toxic effects of mold in the body sometimes depleted or halted growth hormone production all together, making it difficult for patients to recover and to regain energy, even after getting out of the mold. Using the homeopathic structure of “like cures like,” Dr. Dennis formulated CellTropin with pituitary factors, Arginine and Astralagus root to help stimulate cellular repair, hormonal function, and to increase energy and cognitive function.
Initially, Dr. Dennis worked with a local compounding pharmacy to formulate and produce these products to treat his patients specifically. As he began to recognize the widespread need for independent access to natural, effective remedies for mold-related illness, though, he sought out a way to produce and offer them to everyone.
Micro Balance Health Products
The company was founded in 2009 with a mission to make these and other products available to thousands of suffering mold patients all over the world. The products are simple, cost effective, and provide relief to mold sufferers that could otherwise not escape debilitating symptoms through the traditional medical treatments of antibiotics for bacterial infection, steroids for inflammation, and surgical intervention.