A few weeks ago, the last edition of Dr. Talks Summit brought together over 50 of the world’s leading experts on Long Haul Syndrome, chronic illnesses, and ME/CFS – including doctors, scientists, and researchers who are on the front lines of this new health paradigm. Among them, Eric Gordon, MD and Dr. Kelly Halderman, Chief Health Officer at Weo, focused on the Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CRIS), how it is connected to long haul syndrome and the role of hydration in the healing process. Here’s a throwback to their conversation and key insights into these chronic illnesses that affect up to 2.5 million people in the U.S. alone.
Signs and Symptoms of CIRS
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a progressive, multi-system, multi-symptom illness characterized by exposure to biotoxins. Repeated exposure to a Water Damaged Buildings, history of a tick bite, consumption of a reef fish, exposure to blue algae, or dinoflagellates are common triggers for a mold biotoxin illness/CIRS diagnosis. The ongoing inflammation is due to an aberrancy in the immune system and has been implicated in those suffering from what is known as “Long Haul COVID”. The body winds up in a state of chronic inflammation and it doesn’t always have pain. Sometimes the inflammation is mostly in the brain. CIRS can affect virtually any organ system of the body and if left untreated becomes debilitating. The symptoms of CIRS are often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, ADHD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and others. So, it’s not unusual for a person with CIRS to go years, even decades, without a proper diagnosis.
Here are some common symptoms of CIRS:
- Cognitive difficulties such as brain fog and trouble concentrating
- Fatigue and weakness or chronic fatigue syndrome
- Unexplained weight gain
- Frequent urination, excessive thirst, dehydration
- Visual insensitivity
- Postnasal drip and sore throat
- Numbness and tingling
- Digestive issues
- Mood swings
- Static shocks
- Metallic taste in mouth
Targeted approach in hydration
Bioactive molecules in the water that Weo technology produces have been shown to have this very effect in the body. Among them, molecular hydrogen, which is a selective antioxidant. “When you take antioxidants like vitamin C, they must be recycled, they turn into oxidants in your body and from there, they scavenge everything. Molecular hydrogen doesn’t need to be transformed. It does its job; it donates electrons, and it doesn’t scavenge the signaling molecules that are oxidative but helpful in the sense they are the ones attacking cancer cells in your body”, comments Dr. Halderman. “So, you really don’t want to just bombard your body with a bunch of antioxidants but rather choose a targeted approach. In the case of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, we really need to reach that brain that’s on fire. Well, Molecular Hydrogen goes everywhere. It’s the smallest molecule on the atomic chart, hence among the most efficient.”
Check out the full conversation’s transcript here and learn more about the mechanism of action of Weo water, biochemical reactions that take place in the human body, as well as published clinical data to support using Weo water for CIRS/Long Haul COVID.
Stay tuned for Dr. Kelly Halderman’s next participation in Dr. Talks upcoming Summit “Reverse Inflammaging Body and Mind Longevity Medicine” (April 25 – May 2, 2023)!