News & Events is an online community for many different types of people who either have experienced or know someone who has experienced the devastating effects of biotoxin associated illness.

This web site is the result of a journey many of its visitors have taken. It is a story familiar to many, and a story yet to be lived by others. is a partnership between Dr. Shoemaker and one family who has been on the journey resulting from exposure and illness due to a water damaged building. The goal is to provide help for those who need it; information for those searching; and hope for those suffering.

State of the Art in Mold Conference Phoenix, AZ Nov. 12-15, 2015 has gone mobile!

November 11th, 2015

State of the Art in Mold Conference Phoenix, AZ Nov. 12-15, 2015 has gone mobile! This email is to inform you State of the Art in Mold Conference Phoenix, AZ Nov. 12-15, 2015 has gone mobile on Guidebook! We strongly encourage you to … Continue reading

Curious to try a telephone support group? Now’s the time!

April 29th, 2015 will offer its 10th 8-week CIRS TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP May 8. All our existing groups are closed to new members but we’re starting new ones this session. Each group of 6 members meets weekly by telephone, and members offer … Continue reading

Radio Interview Part 2 – Listen Now!!!

January 27th, 2015

Here you can listen to Dr. Shoemaker’s latest radio interview!  In Mid February, Dr. Shoemaker will be appearing again, and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we know the details! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! From The Site: Richie Shoemaker, … Continue reading

Making New Years’ resolutions for 2015?

January 2nd, 2015

Can you believe how many people fail to accomplish their New Years’ resolutions? What can you do to reach yours? If you’re making New Years’ resolutions for 2015, it’s helpful to make your goals SMART — specific, measurable or meaningful, … Continue reading

Dealing with a CIRS diagnosis

January 1st, 2015

  A diagnosis like CIRS initially turns your life upside down. You’re not able to do what you once did, and it’s terribly difficult to accept the new limitations your symptoms impose on you every day. They can change your … Continue reading

CIRS: the genetics

December 31st, 2014

Many CIRS patients “don’t look sick,” but they’re struggling with an illness that results in their losing quality of life.  Many of these patients don’t know that they have a genetic susceptibility to develop this illness based on their immune … Continue reading

What about exercise?

December 30th, 2014

Should you exercise if you have CIRS? See many physicians’ and other experts’ opinions about exercise (including Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s and certified physician Keith Berndtson’s) if you have a fatiguing illness like CIRS, ME or CFS. Patti Schmidt, MS, is … Continue reading

Some mornings …

December 29th, 2014

Patti Schmidt, MS, is a therapist and’s health coach. Email her at

Don’t miss Dr. Yvonne Berry’s book on sale

December 26th, 2014

Take advantage of the holiday markdowns still available on our website, including Dr. Yvonne Berry’s “Physician’s Guide”  available now for the first time on sale.  With 78 pages of extensive review of the steps in Dr. Shoemaker’s treatment protocol, it … Continue reading

Happy holidays …

December 25th, 2014

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