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LIVE WEBINAR | Lisa McDonald
Understanding Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Clinical Pearls to Understand CIRS and its Treatment Options

Designs for Health Australia invites you to register for this important Webinar:

Understanding Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)

Clinical Pearls to Help You Navigate CIRS in Your Patients

Presentation + Live Q & A Discussion
Lisa McDonald 
and Lea McIntyre ND

Tuesday 26th April 2022 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm AEST (Sydney time)

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Join respected Australian clinician, Lisa McDonald, as she explores the diagnosis and management of CIRS and related health challenges.

CIRS is an illness involving multiple immune response elements, including skin sensitivity, chronic sinus inflammation, photophobia, night sweats, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, muscle and joint pains, cognitive impairment, and fatigue.

This topic is very complex, and Lisa is a highly specialised and dedicated practitioner for this and related conditions.

Join Lisa as she draws on her own clinical expertise and research to share detailed insights into diagnostics and treatment options.

Learn key concepts and treatments for CIRS and the gastrointestinal system:

  • Know what Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome is and why it is important to understand
  • What different body systems are affected?
  • How the gastrointestinal system can be affected
  • Which tests can be helpful to identify gut issues in these patients
  • What are other confounding health issues you may need to consider with these patients
  • What treatment options can be used to support these patients
  • Case Studies

A fresh perspective for clinical practice

Looking for the root cause with her patients:

Lisa’s personalised methods are designed to bridge the gap for clients with imbalances beyond the reach of diet and lifestyle alone.

Lisa will explain the impact CIRS has on the different body systems. She will drill down into its effects on the gastrointestinal system specifically and how focusing initial treatments on gut health can start to steer your patient’s way back to health.

Lisa will also detail what functional testing is required for an accurate diagnosis, the best diet to recommend, and prescribing recommendations to consider.

Webinar Schedule

7:00 pm – 7:50 pm – Live presentation from Lisa McDonald
7:50 pm – 8.10 pm – Case Studies
8:10 pm – 8.25 pm – Live Q&A discussion moderated by Lea McIntyre
8:30 pm – Webinar concludes

Join in for a lively session with an expert presentation, case studies and engaging Q&A. You can ask your questions live or in advance.

A Highly Topical Presentation…

“I know only too well what it’s like to live with fatigue, brain fog, and chronic illness.
We lived in a water-damaged, mould riddled house with many members of the family suffering debilitating health issues.
It was only after research that I found Dr Richie Shoemaker’s work with mould toxicity / CIRS and decided to complete Dr Shoemaker’s Practitioner Certification program.”

~ Lisa McDonald

Learn From Lisa McDonald’s Clinical Experience

Lisa McDonald
BA (psychology), Adv Dip Naturopathy, M Management

Clinician, Researcher, Educator

Lisa is a Clinical Naturopath, lecturer and Practitioner Board Member of the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH) in Australia. Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Psychology from Macquarie University and a Masters of Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. She gained her naturopathic qualifications at Nature Care College and is currently completing an Honours Degree in Medicines Management, Complementary Medicine at the University of Tasmania.

After a personal experience with Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)/Mould illness, Lisa became passionate about knowing all there is to know about CIRS/mould illness and all the confounding health issues that tend to come with patients who experience CIRS and chronic illness. She is one of the few naturopaths in Australia who has studied with Dr Shoemaker and has developed a unique process of analysis of patient’s health to capture, track and treat multisystem illnesses like CIRS.

Lisa brings together her knowledge of nutrigenomics, psychology, functional medicine, Dr Shoemaker’s and other CIRS thought leaders into her own unique integrated naturopathic systems-based framework to provide individualised treatment.

Over the past decade, Lisa has supported hundreds of patients with CIRS/mould illness, chronic fatigue, anxiety, fertility, mast cell activation syndrome, tick-borne and biotoxins related health issues. Taking an approach of blending traditional medicine and the latest science, Lisa takes a highly individualised approach and is passionate about finding the root cause of illness.

She currently runs her own Naturopathic practice from Wallumettagal Country in Sydney, Australia and is an Academic lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Australia. She is a founding member of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI) and a Practitioner Board member on the Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists (ARONAH).

Meet Your Webinar Host

Lea McIntyre ND
Designs for Health Australia

Lea McIntyre is Technical Marketing Manager at Designs for Health Australia.

Lea has 19 years experience as a qualified naturopath, herbalist and nutritionist. In her clinical practice, she has a special interest in paediatric health and gut health and the relationship between inflammation and neurological conditions.

Lea provides direct support for DFH Practitioners – and frequently provides guidance on GI Map Test reports.