CIRS is also known as ‘chronic inflammatory response syndrome’. CIRS is a term that was created by Ritchie Shoemaker, MD (11) out of the necessity to define the pathology of biotoxin and mold-related illness. CIRS is based upon a series of inflammatory responses to biotoxin exposure, such as mold exposure from water-damaged buildings (11, 12).
The medicinal properties of fungi are well established. The primary immune-activating constituents include various polysaccharides, including beta glucans, mannans and lectins. The effects of these polysaccharides have far-reaching possibilities for various aspects of the human immune system, including those relating to innate, complement immunity. Polysaccharides & The Complement Immune System The complement immune system is
Summary & Contents The extracellular matrix is comprised of electrolytes, glycosaminoglycans, polysaccharides, collagen & proteins The extracellular matrix is essential for how cells function through the regulation of the cell’s life cycle, cytoskeletal signaling, growth factor maturation and utilization, cytokine and immune cell recruitment and modulation Toxins like mercury, mold, aluminum, glyphosate and drugs like fluoroquinolones can