Q: Is it true that ammonia is an electron donor that degrades the integrity of the epoxide ring?
A: Amines are derived from ammonia and amines can act as nucleophile which attack the epoxide ring –
Q: Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker has deemphasized mycotoxins as a cause of CIRS, saying they are less than 7% of gene activations. He has substituted endotoxins and actinomycetes. Many of his practitioners are saying this doesn’t matter, because the structure of these toxins is “all the same.” This has caused them to discount Stachybotrys. Can you address Dr. Shoemakers altered position on toxic mold?
A: I have not dived deeply in Dr. Shoemaker’s claims. From my research, various mycotoxins can be significantly problematic for various reasons through their biological functions. A chemical may have a similar chemical structure on paper, but even subtle differences based on changing functional groups, positions of these groups on the molecule which can alter the chemicals orbital configurations, etc. are sometimes enough to change its cellular reactivity.
Q: Do the same things occur in the body when these are inhaled vs being absorbed in the GI or skin?
A: Yes, from my research and understanding. Now, there certainly could be some differences in specific cellular responses within the gut versus the skin, but when these toxins find their way into the lymphatic system, and eventually the bloodstream their distribution throughout the body to other organ systems should be the same.
Q: Which probiotics are low in histamine?
A: Here is the link from presentation. This article is a good place to start your research.
Q: I am curious of your thoughts on the carnivore diet for patients?
A: I have not looked into this.
Q: What does PQQ mean?
A: Pyrroloquinoline Quinone – stimulates mitogenesis
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