Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) is a critically important regulatory neuropeptide. It is produced in the hypothalamus, an area of the brain important for hormonal control of the body, and where the nervous system meets the endocrine system. Small amounts are probably also produced elsewhere in the brainstem. (1) What does a-MSH do: Helps regulate other hormones (cortisol/ACTH, ADH, [...]
About Dr. Sandeep GuptaDr. Sandeep Gupta graduated from the university of Queensland in 1999 and worked in intensive care for five years. For the last ten years he has worked in a solo integrative general practice, Lotus Holistic Medicine. He became the first non-US physician to be certified in the Shoemaker Protocol for CIRS in 2014. He is a board member of the Australian Chronic Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Society (ACIIDS).
One of the major effects of CIRS in response to exposure to water-damaged buildings, is a significant elevation of the levels of C4A, a split product of complement C4 protein, a protein of the immune system. Often genetically susceptible patients with CIRS, who have had exposure to a seriously water-damaged building will have C4A levels [...]