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.

Progene DX: Path to Certainty -Part2

April 29th, 2017

(if you missed Part 1, you can read it here!) LANDMARK STUDIES Our group has published two papers on genomics, with the first in 2015 on the chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) seen in ciguatera and the more recent paper, … Continue reading

Progene DX: Pathway to Certainty- Part 1

April 12th, 2017

What you need to know about transcriptomics: Learning a new genomics language; learning new insights on disease GENOMICS: THE BRIDGE TO CERTAINTY Not long ago, a listener on a podcast from Minneapolis called in two questions for me on genomics. “What … Continue reading

CIRS doctors use holistic methods to treat patients

March 21st, 2017

Holistic medicine is a method of treating an illness on a global scale, looking at more than just a patient’s specific symptoms.  As a subset of alternative medicine, holistic medicine looks at things like an individual’s environment, habits, and daily … Continue reading

Shoemaker Protocol: Treat Patients for Mold Causing Illnesses in 3 Months or Less

March 15th, 2017

Certification in the Shoemaker Protocol is Becoming More Popular Mold illness can be debilitating for patients and is easily misdiagnosed by physicians. These are big reasons that Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker created the Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) treatment protocol for … Continue reading

Mold treatment: CIRS is Preventable

March 7th, 2017

Unlike some chronic conditions, there are ways to avoid contracting a condition like Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Keeping moisture under control and keeping buildings maintained is a great start to avoiding CIRS; but when there are mold issues to … Continue reading

Determining Genetic Predisposition to Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

March 1st, 2017

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome can affect an individual’s entire body and present with a variety of symptoms that make it tougher for doctors to correctly diagnose the condition. Those who are interested in finding ways to more easily determine an … Continue reading

Genomics to Improve Diagnosis, Treatment of CIRS

February 22nd, 2017

Genomics is, in a sentence, the study of how genes function. This branch or science focuses on how single genes are composed, what the single gene does, and what it could be capable of.  This is a paraphrasing of the … Continue reading

Plumbing Systems and Mold: Signs of Problems and How to Avoid Them

February 14th, 2017

  Mold can be a truly dangerous contaminant in a home where individuals have health problems like asthma, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).   Mold is a common allergen and can have an effect on … Continue reading

Avoiding Mold Exposure in Residential Construction

February 10th, 2017

Chances are, you spend a good chunk of your waking hours in your home, and if you’re not there, you’re at your place of work.  Because you spend so much time in these locations, it is important to know whether … Continue reading

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