With summer in full swing and with travel as an option once again, accidents are bound to happen to even the most careful adventurers. Being prepared for injury and knowing how to treat minor ailments naturally can make a world of difference in your recovery time. To get back on your feet, enjoying that summer…
CIRS: An Examination of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome from Exposure to Recovery (Part 4 – CIRS Treatment)
Welcome to the fourth and final part of this series on Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). This article covers the treatment of CIRS using the Shoemaker protocol for biotoxin-related illness. CIRS treatment using the Shoemaker protocol should be attempted only after a differential diagnosis is confirmed, which you can read about in parts one, two, and three of this series.
CIRS: An Examination of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome from Exposure to Recovery (Part 3-The Biotoxin Pathway & Tier Two Diagnosis )
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), biotoxin-related illness, sick-building syndrome, and mold illness…these are all names for a condition caused by exposure to biotoxins (biological toxins). CIRS affects many systems of the body, often causing numerous, seemingly unrelated symptoms.
Imagine today is December 31, 2021. You’re preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends or family. An entire year has come and gone. Coronavirus. The election. Lockdowns…ALL the challenges of 2020 are faded memories.
CIRS: An Examination of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome from Exposure to Recovery (Part 2-Tier One Diagnosis)
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), also called biotoxin-related illness, sick-building syndrome, or mold illness, is a condition caused by exposure to biotoxins (biological toxins). CIRS affects multiple systems of the body and may produce multiple, seemingly-unrelated symptoms.
CIRS: An Examination of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome from Exposure to Recovery (Part 1: Exposure to Biotoxins)
This post kicks off a new blog series on Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Biotoxin-related illness (CIRS) caused by exposure to water-damaged buildings (WDBs) will be the primary focus, but I’m going to provide information about CIRS as a whole…from exposure to recovery, including new evidence-based insights and clinical observations about causes, testing, and therapies.
Toxic mold exposure can take you from enjoying an unrestricted diet of your favorite foods to suffering from severe stomach problems no matter what you eat. I have patients who can only eat one or two things without bloating, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or other digestive issues.
Cytokines…a word that looks complex. Scientifically speaking, cytokines DO play a complicated role in immune system function. But you’ll need only a basic understanding to appreciate how cytokines can help or harm your body’s ability to heal naturally. It’s my goal to empower you to reverse root causes of illness and restore your joy in…
It’s no secret. COVID-19 has forever changed our lives. Our communities and the world will not look or feel the same post-quarantine. Although no one can be sure what to expect on a societal level, I’ve heard from many patients, friends, and colleagues that they’ll prioritize what quarantine has helped them discover is truly important…a less busy schedule, meals together, open lines of communication with distant friends and relatives, creativity, hobbies, time in nature, a connection with Source.
You’ve probably heard of EMFs, but you may not know just how much they’re affecting your quality of life. Reducing EMFs in your bedroom with a few simple adjustments to your daily routine can go a long way to ensure you’re sleeping better and experiencing fewer symptoms of EMF exposure overall. Before I share my nighttime EMF safety strategies with you, let’s take a quick look at EMFs.
Toxic mold exposure could be the cause of your chronic condition or mysterious symptoms. In fact, illness from toxic mold and other environmental inflammagens is one of the most common conditions I see in my clinic. As a Shoemaker certified physician, I’ve guided countless patients to recovery through proper diagnosis, treatment, and support. I’ve witnessed…
Let’s face it. There’s a lot of fear in the world right now. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our lives in ways most of us couldn’t have imagined a few short months ago. While there are currently no known ways to prevent, treat, or cure COVID-19, there are practical, research-based actions you can take to…
You might remember learning about peptides in high school biology. While it may have bored you then, the use of peptides in your naturopathic prevention and healing protocols ought to get you excited now. Peptide therapy is a cutting-edge approach to treating disease, slowing aging, building muscle, burning fat, healing from injury, producing hormones, and…
Detoxification should be a natural bodily process. Your body is equipped with detoxification pathways to remove toxins so you can enjoy optimal health. Unfortunately, higher levels of toxic exposure in our daily environment mean the pathways get overburdened and toxins accumulate.
If you’re one to buy the new pill, cream, powder, or superfood promising to make you look and feel younger, healthier, or able to operate at peak performance, you’re not alone. The anti-aging industry is enormous. While many remedies offer results, they often work as a band-aid to cover up symptoms rather than addressing the…
If you’re recovering from the debilitating symptoms of toxic mold, you may have developed some anxiety or fear about re-exposure. While this is understandable, these emotions can further harm your mental and physical health and lower your quality of life.
How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Reduces Inflammation and Keeps You Looking and Feeling Young
Imbalanced hormones as a result of aging or disease can severely affect your overall health and well-being. Hormones control key bodily functions such as immunity, mood, libido, and appetite.
When’s the last time you heard someone talk about good vibes or the power of positive thinking? If you’re on a healing journey, chances are you’ve come across an uplifting quote that inspired you to consider the impact of your thoughts and feelings on your physical health and mental wellbeing.