Top 5 Mold Myths Busted

Myth 1: Mold is all around us, has been for millions of years, and is harmless He must burn the fabric, the woven or knitted material of wool or linen, or any leather article that has been spoiled; because the defiling mold is persistent, the article must be burned. Leviticus 13:52 Fungi pre-date humankind and are [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:32:53+00:00 September 10th, 2016|

CIRS’ key hormone – 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, ADH, [...]

By | 2017-07-02T17:34:09+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|

CIRS Science

Consensus Statements 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 statement - Pt 1. Center for research on biotoxin associated illnesses. Full text. Schwartz, L., Weatherman, G., Schrantz, M., Spakes, W., Charlton, J., Berndtson, K. & Shoemaker, R. (2016). Indoor [...]

By | 2018-01-15T12:18:21+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|

Elevated C4A and the Havoc It Causes

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 levels [...]

By | 2016-09-14T15:44:13+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|