Biotoxin (Mold) Illness
Biotoxins are toxins produced by or derived from microorganisms. The biotoxins involved in biotoxin illness are ionophoric – extremely small molecules capable of moving from cell to cell. They stay nestled in the cell membrane or the outer layer of the cell. Only a minute amount of biotoxins is found in the bloodstream. Therefore, a blood test will not detect these biotoxins.
CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) – A Form of Biotoxin Illness
We are fortunate to have Dr. Yvonne Berry see our patients with CIRS (chronic inflammatory response syndrome), a form of biotoxin illness caused by exposure to the interior of water-damaged buildings. Dr. Berry is an expert in CIRS and uses the protocol of Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, a renowned biotoxin illness specialist.
As a member of the 2018 Consensus Panel of Surviving Mold physicians, Dr. Berry co-authored the CIRS Diagnostic Protocol, published in 5/2018 (see link below). In particular, she penned the section regarding Biotoxin Illness Pathway pathophysiology.
“This comprehensive paper is the culmination of extensive collaboration between SM-certified providers Scott McMahon, MD; Karen Johnson, MD; Ming Dooley; Lysander Jim, MD; Yvonne Berry, MD; Ritchie Shoemaker, MD; James Ryan, PhD; and Michael Schrantz, IEP. This paper will serve as a definitive statement for new providers, interested professionals, and patients alike.” Reference: www.survivingmold.com
We Are Here to Help You!
On behalf of the Natural Balance team, we hope you have found this information helpful and we look forward to working with you. We encourage you to learn about the New Patient Process and pricing for our Biotoxin Illness/CIRS Program.
If you believe you or a loved one have been exposed to mold or a biotoxin, call Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center at (734) 929-2696 or book an appointment online to arrange a personalized assessment and treatment plan unique to your needs.