Ep2 Dr Sandeep Gupta on CIRS


Dr Sandeep Gupta is a specialist general practitioner, member of the RACGP special interests group in integrative medicine. Dr Gupta is considered Australia’s leading medical expert on CIRS, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. CIRS is a multi-system, multi-symptom inflammatory illness that occurs upon exposure to biotoxins in genetically susceptible individuals.

In this podcast, we will cover:

  •  What is CIRS, meet ‘the cytokine storm’
  •  What causes CIRS, the importance of diagnosing the patient and their main environment(s)
  • Key diagnostic markers (further details available on the CIRS Webinar)
  • Treatment strategies

Dr Gupta’s main passion relates to finding the underlying causes and innovated approaches to managing chronic illness. He is currently a board member of the Australian Chronic Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Society (ACIIDS) and the International Society for Acquired Environmental Illness (ISEAI).

Since graduating from medicine at the University of Queensland in 1999, Dr Gupta has served a range of public and private hospitals. He then went on to invest many years training in integrative medicine, and was awarded a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) in 2008 and a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2010.

With particular relevance to our podcast topic today, Dr Gupta has physician training certification with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker in chronic inflammatory illness and a Masters of Nutrition with Dr. Gabriel Cousens.

Dr Gupta established the Lotus Institute of Holistic Health in 2017 to provide training in integrative medicine for those who seek it. He has also had an advocacy role in integrative medicine with a prior position on the ACNEM board, and a current position on the Australian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) advocacy committee,and is a founding board member for the Australian Chronic Infectious & Inflammatory Disease Society (ACIIDS) and a founding diplomate member for the International Society of Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI).

Dr Gupta strives to walk his talk in his own life, keeps up to date with current developments in the field, and genuinely aims to approach clients with respect, service and empathy. He believes listening and validation of an individual journey are some of the most powerful gifts and practitioner can give anyone.

Special Interests

  • Chronic diseases in all ages
  • Environmentally acquired illness (EAI), particularly chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).
  • Integrative cardiology including preventative management for those at high risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Bio-identical hormone therapy