Understanding Mold Sickness: Causes, Symptoms, and Functional Treatment Options

Mold sickness, a condition triggered by exposure to various types of mold, can affect individuals differently. With an array of symptoms, it often poses a challenge to accurately diagnose and treat. As a complex health issue, mold sickness requires deep knowledge and specialized treatment strategies to manage effectively. A prominent figure in this field, Dr. Rodgers, holds the distinct honor of being the sole certified Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) practitioner in Utah.

Causes of Mold Sickness

Mold sickness results from exposure to mycotoxins – toxic compounds produced by mold. These mycotoxins are often invisible, odorless, and can infiltrate various spaces, ranging from homes and offices to schools. Moisture-rich environments are particularly conducive for mold growth, making basements, bathrooms, and kitchens potential hotspots.

Understanding the Symptoms

Mold sickness, viewed through the lens of functional medicine, manifests with a wide array of symptoms due to its impact on various bodily systems. The complex nature of this illness leads to the presentation of multiple symptoms, indicating potential mold exposure.

If you find yourself experiencing a combination of the following symptoms, mold illness might be a possibility for you. These symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Aches
  • Muscle cramps
  • Unusual pain
  • Ice pick pain
  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Red eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Tearing
  • Sinus problems
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Morning stiffness
  • Memory issues
  • Difficulty with focus and concentration
  • Word recollection problems
  • Decreased learning ability
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Mood swings
  • Appetite swings
  • Sweats (particularly night sweats)
  • Temperature regulation or dysregulation issues
  • Excessive thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Static shocks
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Vertigo
  • Metallic taste
  • Tremors

Continually, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) along with other conditions arise with exposure to mold.

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a complex condition that arises when the immune system of an individual becomes dysregulated and remains persistently activated in response to exposure to biotoxins. Biotoxins are toxic substances generated by various organisms, including specific types of mold, bacteria, and algae. In the case of CIRS, the immune system becomes trapped in a state of constant vigilance, continuing to fight even when the initial pathogen has been eliminated. This relentless immune response sets off a series of inflammatory reactions, metabolic disturbances, and dysfunctional mitochondrial activity throughout the body.

To navigate the path towards optimal health, Dr. Rodgers, D.O, a certified CIRS practitioner, can provide invaluable guidance and support, employing a comprehensive 12-step treatment protocol. By understanding the intricacies of CIRS, individuals can take proactive steps towards reclaiming their well-being.

Dr. Rodgers: Utah’s Only Certified CIRS Practitioner

In dealing with mold sickness, the expertise of certified CIRS practitioners becomes invaluable. Their specialized knowledge and understanding of the syndrome enable them to diagnose and treat it effectively. Among these experts, Dr. Rodgers stands out as the only certified CIRS practitioner in the state of Utah. While Dr. Rodger is specialized in the CIRS protocol, he can help with all types of conditions related to mold exposure.

Functional Treatment Options with Dr. Rodgers

When it comes to effectively treating mold sickness, it is crucial to follow a well-defined protocol designed to address the specific steps of the treatment process. Dr. Shoemaker, a leading expert in mold illness, has developed a straightforward yet comprehensive approach that guides patients towards recovery.

The Shoemaker Protocol for Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) follows a progressive approach, gradually reducing the number of individuals experiencing persistent illness. This comprehensive protocol incorporates a series of steps aimed at addressing the diverse abnormalities present in the body. Ongoing research continuously refines and enhances the protocol, ensuring its effectiveness in combating CIRS and promoting healing.

The 12 Steps of the Shoemaker protocol for CIRS are as follows:

  1. Removal from exposure
  2. Removal of biotoxins
  3. Eradicate MARCoNs
  4. Resolve gut dysfunction
  5. Optimize hormones
  6. Correct ADH/Osmolality
  7. Correct MMP9
  8. Correct VEGF
  9. Correct C3A
  10. Correct C4A
  11. Correct TGF-Beta 1
  12. Correct VIP

Throughout the treatment, regular monitoring of specific biomarkers such as MMP9, VEGF, C4a, TGF beta-1, and Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS) is essential. The next intervention is initiated only once all previously identified issues have been addressed, with the goal of steadily progressing towards the top of the treatment pyramid.

Patients must be willing to listen and learn, avoiding unreliable sources of information and adhering strictly to the proven treatment protocol. By staying dedicated and focused, patients can reclaim a life filled with meaning, vitality, and insight as the innovative therapies.

Mold sickness is a complex condition that can have a significant impact on individuals’ health. With a wide range of symptoms and the potential to trigger Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), it is essential to seek specialized treatment from knowledgeable practitioners. Dr. Rodgers offers invaluable expertise in navigating the complexities of mold-related illnesses. By following the comprehensive 12-step Shoemaker Protocol for CIRS, patients can address the diverse abnormalities caused by mold exposure and work towards reclaiming their well-being. With dedication and adherence to the proven protocol, patients can regain a fulfilling and healthy life.

Experiencing symptoms of mold sickness? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team, where Dr. Rodgers, Utah’s only certified CIRS practitioner, is ready to guide you towards the path of recovery.



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