Excellent question! You’ve probably been dealing with your symptoms for months, years or even decades, and no one has been able to effectively diagnose or help you. Your skepticism is well-founded and we appreciate it.
We follow the science. Dr. Shoemaker was the first to connect the dots of mold illness as a chronic inflammatory response to a triggering event (exposure to a water-damaged building). Solid, peer-reviewed research led him to creating the diagnostic criteria used today. Like many pioneers who think “outside of the box”, Ritchie Shoemaker has met his fair share of criticism and doubt. He’s got the data to back him up (published research, diagnostic criteria, clinically proven treatment protocol), and we hope to earn your trust by following the science with a targeted approach.
For decades people mocked the notion that gluten could be causing issues for so many people, and gluten sensitivity was considered a money making fad. Finally, the science caught up and proved that you don’t have to have celiac disease for gluten to create significant health issues. We suspect mold illness (CIRS) will someday receive the same recognition. Until then, we want to inform as many people as possible, introduce more practitioners to Dr. Shoemaker’s work, and heal as many patients’ suffering as we can.