In this talk, Erik Lundquist, MD explores chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), which is gaining traction among both integrative and traditional practitioners as we learn more about how mold and other biotoxins can impact our health. Home-building efficiencies over the past few decades have created an environment conducive to increased mold exposure. Additionally, one in four Americans have a genetic makeup in which their bodies won’t mount an immune response to rid themselves of toxins. Dr. Lundquist describes specific clusters of symptoms and biomarkers associated with CIRS, followed by the stepwise solution: removal, detoxification, rebalance, and repair.
Erik Lundquist, MD is the founder and medical director of the Temecula Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine. He specializes in thyroid disorders, chronic and adrenal fatigue, women’s health, digestive disorders, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Lundquist attended Occidental College in LA, where he graduated with a BA in Kinesiology and Biology. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Lundquist spent eight years in active military duty in Iraq as a battalion surgeon with the Marine Corps, as well as at the Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. Dr. Lundquist is board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, as well as with the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.