Welcome to another episode of the Dr. Lo Radio Show!
Today I am chatting with Dr. Eric Dorninger of Roots and Branches about CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome). With symptoms such as fatigue, disorientation, eyesight disorders, bowel irregularity and much more, this condition often goes misdiagnosed.
Dr. Dorninger ND, LAc is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist. Prior to medical school, he received his B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado. During this time he also finished his E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician) training and volunteered at Porter Care Hospice in Denver.
Following undergrad, Dr. Dorninger completed his doctorate in naturopathic medicine and his master’s degree in acupuncture at Bastyr University, after which he returned to Boulder, Colorado to complete a 2-year residency in naturopathic primary care.
In 2005, Dr. Dorninger founded Roots and Branches Integrative Health Care, a clinic dedicated to “Mystery Illness” where he focuses on elucidating the underlying causes of unrelenting chronic illness. Dr. Dorninger is not concerned with what you have as much as he is with why you have it. He has dedicated his professional life to a deeper understanding of differential diagnosis based in the tradition of “Remove Obstacles to Cure.”
In this episode, Dr. Dorninger also goes into depth about biotoxin exposure, explaining how many standard environmental tests aren’t detailed enough to detect the biotoxins that may be responsible for CIRS. He also talks about water-damaged buildings and how many inspectors can miss these markers.
If you are listening to this episode and you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a condition, but still suffers symptoms, this is the episode for you! Many doctors and clinicians have not had the education or experience to properly diagnose CIRS, so it’s often overlooked.
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I hope you learn something new today!
In this episode:
2:22 Guest Intro
6:20 Understanding underlying issues
20:22 “CIRS is the number one cause of mystery illnesses”
22:30 Screening for CIRS; VCS (Visual Contrast Sensitivity)
24:05 Explaining biotoxin exposure
26:00 Environmental tests for toxins in water-damaged buildings
33:30 Epstein-Barr Virus
42:18 Removing biotoxins that trigger immuno-reactivity
43:02 Can anything other than biotoxins cause CIRS?
44:01 Cyanobacteria and its relation to ALS
46:18 Other symptoms associated with CIRS
54:00 Summary of explained content
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