MARCoNS stands for multiple antibiotic resistant coagulase negative staph. You can see why it’s abbreviated, right? It’s quite the mouthful! Now here’s a brief definition: MARCoNS is a type of pathogen that’s resistant to antibiotics, but it's usually not harmful to healthy people. On this, mainstream and integrative health experts agree! But integrative practitioners further believe MARCoNs wreaks havoc in people whose natural defenses have been diminished by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), and other biotoxin illnesses. Research shows the pathogen colonizes the sinuses, allowing mold to thrive and making already-vulnerable patients even more resistant to treatment. Targeted MARcoNs treatment—such as nasal sprays containing colloidal silver and other chelating agents—is a cornerstone of broad-based integrative approaches to treating CFS and CIRS. If you suspect you’re dealing with MARcoNs, the course your care takes will depend on whom you consult with. That's because there's often a philosophical divide between integrative and conventional practitioners. Integrative practitioners recognize that pathogens that don't affect the broader population may be problematic for those with immune system dysfunction and chronic infection. Conventional docs question the validity of invisible illnesses and the MARCoNS theory. Bottom line: untreated MARCoNS may threaten your ability to heal. It’s important to seek out a practitioner who believes it's real and knows how to fight it.
Recent posts about MARCoNS
is treating MARCoNS for CIRS worth it? i saw that the treatment is spray that has antibiotics, and i’m concerned that more antibiotics will cause more harm than good.
has anyone noticed any improvements in symptoms when treating MARCoNS? my doctor wants me to get tested for the Shoemaker Protocol, yet I’ve heard on several podcasts by Dr. Neil Nathan that it is not very effective because it is quite resistant and only clears up some congestion/sinus problems if any (which i don’t have)
Has anyone had any success in treating MARCONS and strong biofilms? Just got my results back today and positive for both.
Those of you who have Marcons, have you noticed of being super sensitive to chemicals more or less the smell? I’m beginning to notice I can not tolerate the smell of any chemicals. For example; regular cleaners, detergents, dryer sheets, nail polish. Wondering if it’s from all the use of nasal sprays or just the infection in general. 🤔
Hi again- so is there anyone out there dealing with CIRS symptoms and Marcons, and living in an older farmhouse?? And had one one installed a dehumidifier under the crawlspace?
Hi all, when dealing with mold did anyone notice thinning eye brows from the inside portion out? And how long did it take you after being exposed to develop CIRS pain? I’ve been exposed for 2 years but only sick for a year and a half now. I was doing fairly well with my marcons symptoms, but now I feel the CIRS is creeping in.
Videos about MARCoNS
Books about MARCoNS
Surviving Mold: Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings
Microbes, especially molds and bacteria, growing in water-damaged buildings make people sick. Powerfully written, Surviving Mold follows Mold Warriors (published in 2005) as the definitive source of information on "mold" illness, its basis in inflammation, its physiology and its links to politics, lawsuits and science. Written by America's most widely published mold-treating physician, Surviving Mold has true stories, cutting edge science and a wide open expose of the shenanigans in medicine, governmental agencies and courtrooms regarding this increasingly common problem in the US and around the world. If you have an ill-defined chronic illness, or know someone who does, your first step to return to health might be to ask if there is the possibility of exposure to musty basements, wet bathrooms, leaking roofs, flat-roofed schools, offices buildings with recirculated air or buildings with construction defects. If you already know that you could be sickened by water-damaged buildings, Surviving Mold will guide you through diagnosis and treatment, through remediation and return to health. Complete with multiple chapters written by guest authors, Surviving Mold is based on Dr. Shoemaker's experience with over 6000 patients he has treated from all 50 states and 30 foreign countries. The science in Surviving Mold is all peer-reviewed and published.
Mold Illness: Surviving and Thriving: A Recovery Manual for Patients & Families Impacted By CIRS
Mold, and the associated toxins found in water damaged buildings, can cause serious and sometimes devastating illness. This manual consists of critical information, resources, and interactive tools to help patients navigate a successful path to long-term recovery. It is a detailed "road map" that will eliminate needless and costly detours, saving patients enormous amounts of time, energy, frustration, and money. There is a great deal of mis-information about mold illness and its treatment. Many patients are misdiagnosed and many, who have been correctly diagnosed, are not receiving adequate treatment. Mold Illness: Surviving and Thriving is filled with the critical, easy to understand, scientifically-validated information necessary to properly diagnose and effectively treat biotoxin illness. You will learn which tests are critical to reaching an accurate diagnosis, what protocol has been scientifically proven to successfully treat the illness, how to test your home, workplace or school, and how to avoid exposure to water-damaged buildings.
Mold Warriors: Fighting America's Hidden Health Threat
From the forewords by Dr. Richard Lipsey and Bianca Jagger to the Epilogue, with the inside story on the cancellation of an entire season of Scotia Prince Cruises in Portland, Maine, Mold Warriors is the first book that brings together the truths that underlies the struggle of patients made ill by toxin-forming mold growing in water-damaged buildings to regain their health and their lives. Mold Warriors has 640 pages and 25 chapters of compelling writing and actual events that demonstrate the medical, legal and scientific battles of the Mold Wars. Biologically produced toxins make many of us chronically ill, steal the life-savings of many victims, prevent our children from achieving their academic potential and our health care system is largely blind to diagnosis and treatment. By reading Mold Warriors, you will learn how to use the Biotoxin Pathway, a magnificent scientific and medical breakthrough, to then easily recognize and treat the mold illness, leavin! g behind meaningless diagnoses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, stress, “chronic pain syndrome,” deconditioning and more. With Mold Warriors as your companion, you will not be forced to listen to “experts” who tell us that damp buildings might cause respiratory problems, but not neurologic problems, fatigue and cognitive impairment. You will be freed from legal defense consultants who would attempt to falsely deny you your legal rights to compensation for property loss and personal injury. Here are the facts about mold illness; show them to your Congressman and your physician. If you are made ill by exposed to water-damaged buildings, use Mold Warriors to show what is wrong with you on a printed page of lab reports; sometimes just knowing what is wrong becomes the biggest step towards return to health. Begin a step-by-step treatment protocol, published in high level, peer-reviewed, academic journals, that provides a plan to treat sequentially the complex physiologic abnormalities that are caused by exposure to biotoxin-forming indoor molds. You don’t have to stay ill from mold any longer.
Herbal Antibiotics, 2nd Edition: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-resistant Bacteria
With antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise, herbal remedies present a naturally effective alternative to standard antibiotics. Herbal expert Stephen Harrod Buhner explains the roots of antibiotic resistance, explores the value of herbal treatments, and provides in-depth profiles of 30 valuable plants, noting the proper dosages, potential side effects, and contraindications of each.
Podcasts about MARCoNS
Surviving Mold Podcast with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker - Series
Surviving Mold Podcast is devoted to navigating all aspects of treating mold or bio-toxin diseases. Hosted by the Author of “Surviving Mold,” Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker was the physician who founded the treatment for mold disease, also known as CIRS. Dr. Shoemaker is tirelessly passionate about educating more people on this growing epidemic in the world. Learn how countless families have overcome mold related illness thanks to the Shoemaker Protocol.
BetterHealthGuy Blogcast - Series
BetterHealthGuy.com was the result of Scott's personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his twenty years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are interviews with many of these experts on topics such as Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, detoxification, emotional health, and much more. Follow Scott as he empowers your better health!
Women's Wellness Radio: Marcons And Biofilms With Yoshi Rahm
Dr. Yoshi Rahm is an osteopathic physician based in Los Angeles and certified in both Family Medicine as well as Integrative & Holistic Medicine. In this week’s episode, Dr. Yoshi & I will be talking about MARCoNS (Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Coagulase Negative Staphylococci) and Biofilms. You will learn: What MARCoNS and Biofilms are and where they exist in the body Who has MARCoNS e.g. people with chronic fatigue, immunodeficiency etc. Ideal tests for MARCoNS The connection between inflammation & MARCoNS Symptoms of MARCoNS Treatment options for MARCoNS (including natural remedies)
Chronic Sinus Problems? Try the Bulletproof Sinus Rinse
The best nasal irrigation I’ve found is a Bulletproof Sinus Rinse. Instead of a Neti Pot, get a large salad bowl and fill it with hot, filtered water (not so hot that it burns you, but fairly hot). Next, add salt; enough to make the solution isotonic (roughly ½ teaspoon for every cup of water). Salt water – the key ingredient in all these techniques – prevents bacterial growth, whereas regular water promotes it. The next ingredient you’ll add is a few drops of iodine, and, if you wish, xylitol. - Place your bowl on a counter and bend forward like a dippy bird. Don’t tip your head back or you’ll gag. Your spine should be parallel to the floor. - Now blink your eyes two or three times. The iodine will sterilize the lining in your eyes where there is a huge amount of bacteria that result in the inflammation of your immune system. This doubles as a way to beat hayfever by clearing the pollen and pollutants from your eyes. - Now, close your eyes and “drink” through your nose. The solution won’t go down your throat if you are at the proper angle; rather, it will collect in the back of your mouth. When your mouth is full, spit the water out in the sink, and repeat. On another day or at another time, try this version: use GSE (grapefruit seed extract) instead of iodine. You can keep using the xylitol. GSE is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial for fungus and bacteria. Do the Bulletproof Sinus Rinse regularly to break up the biofilms in your sinuses. It’ll reduce inflammation and clear your mind. When I started using this technique, I did it about 10 times a day, because my sinus congestion was so severe. Now, I only do it once or twice a week as maintenance. It changed my life. If you like this video, subscribe to Bulletproof on YouTube today, where you'll find full-length episodes of Bulletproof Radio to watch and listen to, interviews with thought leaders in mindfulness, health, nutrition, science, and biohacking.
- Functional Medical University. MARCoNS – An Overview. Functional Medical University. MARCoNS – An Overview.
- Internal Medicine Review. Diagnostic process for chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS): A consensus statement report of the consensus committee of surviving mold. Internal Medicine Review. Diagnostic process for chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS): A consensus statement report of the consensus committee of surviving mold.
- Karen D. Johnson M.D. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic inflammatory response syndrome-CIRS. Karen D. Johnson M.D. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic inflammatory response syndrome-CIRS.
- Laura D’itri Functional Wellness. The sinus infection contributing to CFS. Laura D’itri Functional Wellness. The sinus infection contributing to CFS.
- Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. History and evolution of antibiotic resistance in coagulase-negative staphylococci: Susceptibility profiles of new anti-staphylococcal agents. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. History and evolution of antibiotic resistance in coagulase-negative staphylococci: Susceptibility profiles of new anti-staphylococcal agents.
- Toxin. Chronic illness associated with mold and mycotoxins: Is naso-sinus fungal biofilm the culprit?. Toxin. Chronic illness associated with mold and mycotoxins: Is naso-sinus fungal biofilm the culprit?.