What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term air pollution? If your brain conjures up images of billowing plumes of smoke coming out of industrial factories or a thick layer of smog settling into a valley, you’re not alone. And while this outdoor air pollution is certainly a problem, the…
If you’ve ever watched a loved one struggle with memory loss and declining cognitive abilities, you know firsthand how frightening and heart-wrenching it can be. Witnessing the gradual deterioration of someone’s precious memories, ability to care for themselves, or even carry on a normal conversation is distressing. While we’re still on the hunt for a…
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.
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.
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…
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.