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In this episode, you will learn the latest in the treatment of CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) resulting from water-damaged buildings.

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My guest for this episode is Dr. Keith Berndtson, MD.  Dr. Berndtson is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He practiced in Chicago for over 28 years and has clinical and administrative experience in both conventional and alternative medical settings. He has served as a clinical instructor for students at local medical and health professional schools.   He is the author of Seek Wisdom: The Modern Quest for Health and Sustainability, a collection of essays on health care and what’s needed for us to become wiser stewards of nature.  He co-authored The Immune Advantage and has been a consulting editor for several health publications including The Reader’s Digest Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs. He is certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and specializes in the evaluation and management of symptoms that persist despite usual medical care. He has undergone additional training to help patients address Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. He is the author of a widely read peer-reviewed article, Review of evidence for immune evasion and persistent infection in Lyme disease.  He is certified by Ritchie Shoemaker, MD to help genetically susceptible patients address the chronic inflammatory response syndrome caused by mold toxins found in water-damaged buildings.

Key Takeaways

  • What air purifier can shift a person from a failed to passed VCS test?
  • How are transcriptomics used in evaluation of CIRS patients?
  • Does VIP change gene expression?
  • What is the role of leaky gut and the microbiome in CIRS?
  • What is the connection between MARCoNS and dental cavitations?
  • What is the latest in the treatment of MARCoNS?
  • Is there a connection between CIRS and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or POTS?
  • How do mast cells fit into the CIRS discussion?
  • Do natural binders work?
  • What can we do to raise awareness around CIRS?

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Interview Date

July 28, 2017


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