Biotoxin XV: VIP – The Magic Bullet

 Biotoxin XV: VIP The Final Magic Bullet References: Surviving Mold, Biotoxin Journey, Internal Medicine Review, 100%. Did you catch that? Everyone with mold illness, following the 11 step program Shoemaker has put together, will find relief. Well, almost everyone. Some folks who have been sick for years have deeply imbedded patterns and may need to be on VIP […]

Biotoxin XIV: Fixing TGF-beta 1

  Biotoxin XIV: Fixing TGF-Beta1 References: Shoemaker Protocol, Science, Wikipedia, Sci Rep 2017, We are almost at the end of our Biotoxin Treatment Pathway. Fixing TGF-beta 1 is next to last. If your level is over 2380, you need to fix it. And fix it you can. What is it that TGF-beta 1 does? It’s a member of superfamily […]

Biotoxin XIII: Fixing C4a

References: Jr Aller Clin Immun, SelfHacked.com, Seminar Immunopath, If you hadn’t heard of C3a last week, you don’t know about C4a either. It’s another member of the complement system, that basic process that kills invading bacteria with nonspecific chemicals. The complement system is a cascade like multiplying dominoes that rapidly magnify your immune response. C4a is an activationanaphylatoxin that can rapidly ramp […]

Biotoxin XII: Cleaning up C3a

References: Surviving Mold, Mold Warriors, p 396, Jr of Immunology, Ever heard of C3a? Bet you hadn’t. Ever heard of statins? Sure. That’s where statins work. And C3a is the heart of biotoxin illness. It is the nexus of the complement system. The complement system is the cascade of inflammation that fires off when your body sees […]

Biotoxin XI: Cleaning up VEGF and Getting Your Energy Back

References: Mold Warriors, p 93 by Ritchie Shoemaker, Surviving Mold – Berndtson, Jr Physiology, Fatigue is a cardinal symptom of the Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, CIRS. Biotoxin Illness. Folks just feel tired. And this unpacks the third layer of biotoxin illness. Layer one is the nonspecific inflammation set off by the innate immune system and all the […]

Biotoxin Part X: Putting Cytokines back in Order – One by One – MMP-9 First

References: www.survivingmold.com, Biochem Biophy Res Comm, Mol Med Rep,  CIRS (Biotoxin Illness) or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome sets off a host of cytokines. We are a long way from understanding the complexity of all the interactions that occur, but we are beginning to understand preliminary methods of how to manipulate them and fix them. Remember, CIRS is really […]

Biotoxin IX: Peeing Like a Racehorse

 References: Surviving Mold, Biotoxin Journey,  How often do you take a leak? Four to five times a day? Once at night? Or have you gotten used to urinating every hour? Twenty times a day? Do you get up more than twice at night? Do you feel thirsty all the time? Even more mysterious, do you have a […]

Biotoxin VIII: Absent Androgens

References:  Surviving Mold,  Jr Sex Medicine, How many men do you know who say they are low on energy? And how many ads do you see touting the claim that they are “low T” and suggesting they get on more testosterone? Are you a bit skeptical that that may be the case? You should be, because […]

BioToxin VII: The Gluten Connection

References: Nature, Immunity, Clinical and Devel Immun, Surviving Mold, How many folks do you know who are gluten sensitive? You hear some people scoff at the idea but you also know quite a few folks that say they just feel better when they are off gluten. They don’t have celiac disease, at last most don’t. So, what’s up? Would […]

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MARCoNs and Biotoxin Illness, Part VI

References: Surviving Mold, Biotoxin Journey, Weston Price Foundation, Truly Heal, What Doctors Don’t Tell You, MARCoNs stands for MULTIPLE ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT COAGULASE NEGATIVE STAPH. It grows in your nose, if and only if your immune system allows it. Coag Negative Staph is meant to be a simple commensal skin organism that everyone has. No big deal, right? I can culture […]