Free Webinar: Managing Mold Illness (CIRS) in Children

REPLAY: Mold Illness & Children Webinar Please join pediatrician Dr. Scott McMahon from Roswell and Sandeep Gupta from Mold Illness Made Simple for this important webinar discussing: How prevalent is CIRS in the pediatric population? How can we tell if our kids have CIRS through symptoms and testing?  Can we use VCS and what about blood labs and … More Free Webinar: Managing Mold Illness (CIRS) in Children

The Emotional Toll of CIRS / Mold Illness

http://www.moldillnessmadesimple.com/mims/the-emotional-toll-of-cirs/ I believe the emotional toll of CIRS an underrated topic as most mold websites focus on the science behind CIRS and the cascade of inflammatory chemicals which takes place. But behind all this is a person who is experiencing the devastation of losing their health. The person who has found out that their home … More The Emotional Toll of CIRS / Mold Illness

CIRS’ key hormone – Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (MSH)

http://www.moldillnessmadesimple.com/mims/cirs-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-msh/ Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) is a critically important regulatory neuropeptide. It is produced in the hypothalamus, an area of the brain important for hormonal control of the body, and where the nervous system meets the endocrine system. Small amounts are probably also produced elsewhere in the brainstem. (1) What does a-MSH do: Helps regulate other hormones (cortisol/ACTH, … More CIRS’ key hormone – Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone (MSH)

CIRS Science

http://www.moldillnessmadesimple.com/mims/cirs-science/ Consensus Statements Schwartz, L., Weatherman, G., Schrantz, M., Spakes, W., Charlton, J., Berndtson, K. & Shoemaker, R. (2016). Indoor environmental professionals panel of surviving mold – consensus statement. Surviving Mold. Full text. Berndtson, K., McMahon, S., Ackerley, M., Rapaport, S., Gupta, S. & Shoemaker, R.C. (2015). Medically sound investigation and remediation of water-damaged buildings in cases of CIRS-WDB – Consensus … More CIRS Science

Elevated C4A and the Havoc It Causes

http://www.moldillnessmadesimple.com/mims/elevated-c4a/ One of the major effects of CIRS in response to exposure to water-damaged buildings, is a significant elevation of the levels of C4A, a split product of complement C4 protein, a protein of the immune system. Often genetically susceptible patients with CIRS, who have had exposure to a seriously water-damaged building will have C4A … More Elevated C4A and the Havoc It Causes