Why should you join The CIRS Group?
Connect with others on the message board or in the chat, have private conversations in direct messages, and meet regularly in group video calls. It helps to know that we're all in this together!
The founders, along with the other members, share experiences, anecdotal evidence, suggestions of questions to ask your practitioner, budgeting advice, and tips on protocol in the context of the carnivore way of eating.
We have a collection of the best podcasts, books, articles, protocol and remediation tips, websites, helpful items on amazon, and the latest CIRS news all in one place!
About The CIRS Group
One of the most common symptoms of CIRS is brain fog and difficulty assimilating new information. So when Jacie and Barbara were first diagnosed with CIRS, they both experienced major overwhelm at the depth of information, science and studies on CIRS they had to dig through. Not only that, but all of the information currently out about CIRS seemed geared towards practitioners and scientists, not patients. Jacie and Barbara wanted to provide a safe place to commiserate about the illness and its symptoms, to lift each other up as they heal, and to provide resources like podcasts, books, supplements and summaries in one easy-to-navigate place. And with Jacie being a health coach and Barbara a personal finance coach, they are uniquely qualified to empower group members by answering questions, giving tips on building good habits, explaining the protocol, and giving advice on budgeting for treatment.
What is CIRS?
CIRS, or Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, is often the root cause of many “uncurable” illnesses like Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, POTS, Pandas, SIBO, and many autoimmune conditions. CIRS can happen to approx. 25% of the population, as they are genetically predisposed to being unable to clear out biotoxins from their body on their own. Biotoxins can be many things, but most often comes from exposure to water damaged buildings (mold). The result is an innate immune system response that never hands off to the adaptive immune system, which means your body starts damaging itself with inflammation rather than attacking the toxins causing the problem in the first place. Symptoms range from muscle cramps, frequent urination, joint pain and brain fog, to vertigo, blurry vision, histamine reactions, GI issues and night sweats.
The good news is that there IS treatment available - Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker discovered that cholesterol binders can clear the toxins from your system by binding to your bile, where the toxins live and would otherwise re-circulate. His protocol has been peer reviewed and clinically proven. We are here to support you mentally and emotionally as you walk through his treatment steps with your CIRS-certified practitioner.
About the Founders
Jacie is a 2.5 year carnivore, certified nutrition coach, and carnivore recipe developer determined to share the life changing information of carnivore and CIRS to anyone who will listen.
Barbara is a business and personal finance coach, 1.5 year carnivore and a big fan of health and freedom. Along with Jacie, she co-founded The CIRS Group, an online support community to help people that are struggling with their CIRS diagnosis.
Catch Jacie and Barbara on Judy Cho's podcast to learn more about their health journeys and why they started The CIRS Group: