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Dr. Shoemaker Protocol

Treatable metabolic and inflammatory abnormalities in Post COVID Syndrome (PCS) define the transcriptomic basis for persistent symptoms: Lessons from CIRS

Treatable metabolic and inflammatory abnormalities in Post COVID Syndrome (PCS) define the transcriptomic basis for persistent symptoms: Lessons from CIRS


The protocol used in the treatment of mold illness is straight forward, but there are a series of steps to be taken, each in its proper order. The idea is that these treatment steps are similar to how one would climb a pyramid. 

Ascending the pyramid step by step leaves a steadily smaller number of people with illness. There are different steps that address different abnormalities in the body.  Until the patient has reached the final step, we don’t know that it’s final.

We always evaluate the actions taken so we don’t repeat labs unnecessarily. Any abnormal results of labs will be followed up with the next treatment step. At the end of the 12-step protocol, we make sure that all lab results have returned to normal. 

The treatment protocol is simple to understand, yet strict adherence is required in the treatment sequence. Variations have been attempted and substitutions have been tried, and it has been substantiated; it is critically important to follow the pathway to health in the order it is prescribed.

The Diagnosis Process starts with an in-depth intake and differential diagnosis:

  • There will be a complete patient history and identification of the symptoms being experienced, followed with lab tests. The labs needed to show inflammatory abnormalities are collected and the labs that are always normal in biotoxin illness are also collected.When the combination of history, physical exam, and VCS testing point overwhelmingly toward CIRS, treatment may be offered immediately. In cases which are less clear, the labs will confirm the diagnosis of CIRS or point in another direction. 
  • Then directives will be given to follow the order of treatment of the Shoemaker Protocol without being creative or substituting unproven or unsubstantiated ideas or methods in place of those proven to work.
  • A HERTSMI-2 building index test may be necessary to assure there is no continued exposure to the building with amplified fungal growth. 

Taking the Protocol Pyramid Step-by-Step


As we climb the pyramid, the next intervention is continually enacted that fixes each uncorrected item until the “top” of the treatment pyramid is reached. 

Each area is examined in a systematic order, supporting or ruling out, the most commonly affected areas.

Symptoms of Mold Exposure

There are many mold symptoms, because the illness affects multiple systems in the body, which in turn, causes the patient to exhibit multiple symptoms. If you are experiencing several of these symptoms, you could be suffering from mold illness.

Take the Online Screening Test to determine your probability of having this illness.

♦Fatigue ♦Chronic Sinus Problems ♦Aches ♦Muscle Cramps ♦Unusual Pain ♦Ice Pick Pain ♦Headache ♦Light Sensitivity ♦Red Eyes ♦Blurred Vision ♦Tearing  ♦Cough ♦Shortness of Breath ♦Abdominal Pain ♦Diarrhea ♦Joint Pain ♦Morning Stiffness ♦Memory Issues ♦Focus/Concentration Issues ♦Word Recollection Issues ♦Decreased Learning of New Knowledge ♦Confusion/Brain Fog/Forget a word /Why I came to this room?

♦Disorientation ♦Skin Sensitivity/Neuropathy ♦Mood Swings ♦Appetite Swings ♦Sweats (especially night sweats)

♦Temperature Regulation or Dysregulation Problems ♦Excessive Thirst ♦Increased Urination ♦Static Shocks ♦Numbness ♦Tingling ♦Vertigo

♦Metallic Taste ♦Tremors