Cholestyramine was the primary medication used to lower cholesterol prior to the introduction of the statins. It binds bile salts (which contain cholesterol) in the digestive tract and prevents them from being reabsorbed. A more modern use of Cholestyramine is in the treatment of mold-related illness. Mold toxins - mycotoxins - get bound to bile salts and cycle through the digestive tract, only to get reabsorbed and recirculated. Cholestyramine, by binding the bile salts, helps to reduce the body burden of mycotoxins. In this way it can bring dramatic relief to individuals suffering from symptoms related to mold exposure. Consider Cholestyramine in any case of suspect mold exposure, or when symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, body pain, extreme food or chemical sensitivities, or erratic mood fluctuations seem unresponsive to other therapies.