Dr. Richie Shoemaker is one of the leading physicians and researchers studying illness related to mold exposure. He has written extensively on how mold exposure contributes to a range of health problems including CIRS. His website and books are the go-to resources for anyone suffering from biotoxin illness as well as for medical professionals treating the condition. Certification in the Shoemaker Protocol is available to doctors through survivingmold.com, which is where many patients go to first when seeking treatment for biotoxin illness.
Shoemaker Protocol: Initial Steps
Your doctor will proceed through Dr. Shoemaker’s 11-step protocol in treating your bioxtoxin illness. You can view the full list of Dr. Shoemaker’s steps on our website by clicking here. This process begins with diagnosis of toxin-related illness and a full assessment of symptoms. Then the living environment may be analyzed to find the source of mold in what is usually a water damaged building. Dr. Shoemaker recommends a method like the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI). ERMI is just a standardized way to test for the presence of mold in a building. If mold is found to be the cause of symptoms then the patient has to be removed from exposure while the building is remediated.
Shoemaker Protocol: Treatment
Treatment for biotoxin illness can begin once the patient is removed from the source of mold. Treatment for symptoms of mold exposure includes using CSM (Cholestyramine) and then eradicating biofilm-forming “MARCoNS” with antibiotics. MARCoNs stands for “Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphylococci.” This staph infection can be found in the nasal passages of a majority of patients with biotoxin illness. Topical nasal medications have proven to be effective at treating these kinds of infections. There are different antibiotics that are used depending on the patient.
Products for Biotoxin Treatment
At Woodland Hills Compounding Pharmacy we provide many medications for those suffering from bioxtoxin illness and the effects of exposure to mycotoxins. A few of the products we offer include:
CSM is FDA-approved to treat elevated levels of cholesterol and has been used safely for many years. CSM is used in the Shoemaker protocol to bind with the biotoxins that accumulate from exposure to mold. This prevents absorption of the toxins so they can be removed from the body. CSM is usually taken on an empty stomach, mixed with water or juice.
BEG Nasal Spray (Bactroban 0.2%, Edetate Disodium 1%, Gentamicin 0.5%)
BEG nasal spray helps eliminate the colonization of MARCoNS in the sinus cavity. The combination of ingredients works to remove the resistant biofilm of mold-related bacteria then attacks the bacteria directly with antibiotics.