The Extracellular Matrix + Lymphatic System in Health & Disease with Emphasis on Mold Exposure


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Date and Time


9:30 am – 3:00 pm ET
Lunch 30 Minutes 12:00 pm


$195 + HST

Registration Deadline

JAN 30 (Withdrawal/refund policy in effect)

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The Extracellular Matrix + Lymphatic System in Health & Disease with Emphasis on Mold Exposure

Presenter: Sofia Pistrila MSc, CNP

A Clinical Practice Workshop for Nutritional Practitioners

*Practitioners from any accredited holistic nutrition institution are welcome!

This 2 day workshop (Saturday February 4 & 11) is designed to help practitioners to understand the crucial importance of a healthy Extracellular Matrix (ECM) and Lymphatic System so that they are able to recognize and heal Mold Toxicity in clients.

Sofia and registrants will discuss the relatively new and fascinating knowledge of mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and Cell Danger Response (CDR). Various therapeutic strategies to reinstate health, including manual therapies, electromagnetic therapies and supplementation will be discussed.

The second part of the workshop, is dedicated to a detailed and comprehensive look at the “sick house syndrome” and mold with discussions on origins, testing and detailed treatment plans including diet, life style and supplementation.

Workshop will conclude with a case study presentation. Participants will leave this workshop with practical knowledge and tools including protocols that can be applied immediately in their practice.


Time for comprehensive Q&A s have been added, to review specific clinical questions that practitioners have.
• Recordings for both workshop days
• Sofia’s complete PowerPoint Deck
• Complete protocols and strategies for use in practice, along with reference material

2 Day Workshop Outline:

Day 1 (February 4)

• Foundational understanding of healing: Pleomorphism or Terrain Theory
Major functions of the ECM and the Lymphatic System
How to recognize symptoms of ECM dysregulation and Lymphatic System stagnation

Associated Tissues of the Lymphatic System:

–The GALT and Peyer’s patches and their role in chronic disease
–Radix edema. Draining the cysterna chyli

The Glymphatic System:

–What it is and its functions
–How do we know it is not draining properly? Symptoms.

How Pathology Develops in the ECM/Lymphatics (Causative Factors):

1) Microbiome

2) Your Ecosystem of Life

3) Pathogens

4) Environmental Exposures

5) Interference Fields
–Dental, sinuses, tonsils
–Cavitations and focal infections

6) Geopathic Stress and Electrosmog

7) Psycho-Emotional Health

8) Trauma History

In Practice Therapeutic Strategies To Balance and Drain the ECM and Lymphatic System

1) Hydration

2) Treating Infections and Binders

3) Drainage of the ECM and Lymphatics
–Manual therapies (practical self-aid and professional techniques)
–Topical applications
–Sleeping technique
–The role of coffee enemas

4) Supplemental Remedies

5) Electromagnetic Therapies

All About Molds “The Sick House Syndrome”

• Where is it coming from?
• Molds and mycotoxins, how mycotoxins affect mytochondria

1) Testing Options
–For homes (Canada and USA)
–Clinical evaluation of clients, red flags, labs
–Mold Questionnaire

2) Blocked Detox Pathways
–Mold and biliary ducts

3) Treatment Plan
–Lifestyle and tips for keeping mold away in your home
–Best air filtration and water filters, microbiome for your home
–Ozone therapy

Day 2 (February 11)

4) Comprehensive Mold Detox Protocols

–MCAS (Mast cell activation syndrome), how to stabilize and stop repeated episodes
–Cell Danger Response (CDR)
–General Strategy for Mold Detox
–Diet, Lifestyle and Supplementation for Mold Detox
“Sofia expertly puts everything together-from MCAS to mold by pointing out the red flags; specifically emphasizing the importance of cleaning the extracellular matrix and the lymphatic system in a safe order and manner to stabilize the membrane and support the mitochondria first; knowing also when to slow down. I came away with practical information that was so valuable and easy to implement immediately. Sofia’s knowledge and experience gives the practitioner so many gems and nuggets that only come with her experience.” Dianne Levine (practitioner, 2015 IHN graduate)
“Amazing workshop and as usual Sofia is a wealth of knowledge! The workshop was extremely informative and also had excellent useful handouts. I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning more about mold exposure, the extracellular matrix and lymphatic system, even parasites. On top of the immense amount of information Sofia presented, she also made time to answer questions so that each participant got the most out of it.” Jenna Hartlen (student IHN, 2023 IHN graduate)
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About the Presenter

Sofia Pistrila MSc, CNP

Sofia’s work as a passionate advocate and supporter of holistic health choices started more than 17 years ago with her own healing journey. After completing a Masters Degree in Science & Engineering and 18 years of working in the automotive industry, she experienced debilitating health problems. These multiple health issues resulted from working in a high stress environment which ignited her interest in holistic healing. Her willingness to look beyond the conventional brought her to The Institute of Holistic Nutrition where a determination to get healthy again became a passion to heal others.

After graduating from IHN in 2007 with First Class Honors she has had subsequent training in various functional medicine courses with pioneers in the field like dr. Robert Cass (The Academy of International BioEnergetic Sciences) and Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.

With 15 years of clinical experience and over 13 years of teaching experience in the health field Sofia splits her full time work schedule between her private practice, mentoring new practitioners and teaching at IHN.

As the founder of Sofia Elena Health she offers evidence-based clinical nutrition consulting, functional testing (EAV testing, Gut testing, Hair analysis and Hormonal DUTCH urine testing) and complementary therapies like Reflexology, Reiki and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.