Nathan, N. (2018). Toxic: heal your body from mold toxicity, Lyme disease, multiple chemical sensitivities, and chronic environmental illness. Victory Belt Publishing. Amazon Aus | US Dr Neil Nathan has specialised in those cases deemed “too hard” by other doctors. This book covers mould, Lyme, MCS, and more, and provides a good overview of the many areas in which a patient might be challenged. He still fundamentally draws on Dr Shoemaker’s work, but please bear in mind that some of Nathan’s treatments are quite “fringe”.
Crista, J. (2018). Break the Mold: 5 tools to conquer mold and take back your health. Amazon Aus | US Crista offers a more holistic and integrative approach along with many DIY treatments. A great first book on understanding and treating Mould Illness that complements the Shoemaker-focused material.
Vetter, P., Rossi, L., & Edwards, C. (2018). Mold Illness: Surviving and thriving: A recovery manual for patients and families impacted by CIRS. Bookbaby. Amazon Aus | US A concise overview of Dr Shoemaker’s pioneering approach to CIRS including both treatment and home remediation. This makes it the most evidence-based book with the main downside being its higher price. However, much of this content is available for cheaper elsewhere.
Bredesen, D. D. (2017). The End of Alzheimer’s: The first programme to prevent and reverse the cognitive decline of dementia. Random House. Amazon Aus | US Bredesen led the first team in the world to reverse early- and even mid-stage Alzheimer’s Disease according to peer-reviewed science. He also recognised that a subtype of Alzheimer’s in 10% of his patients was caused by late-stage CIRS. This book provides an overview of the treatment protocol they used, which involves traditional and functional medicine along with diet and lifestyle changes.
Bredesen, D. D. (2020). The End of Alzheimer’s Programme: The practical plan to prevent and reverse cognitive decline at any age. Random House. Amazon Aus | US A follow-up to Bredesen’s 2017 book that focuses less on the science and more on the protocol for reversing cognitive decline.
Books on Mould Avoidance
Petrison, L. (2015). A beginner’s guide to mold avoidance.Free download | Amazon Aus | US Lisa Petrison and Erik Johnson have been at the heart of a movement by CIRS and ME/CFS patients to heal themselves through avoiding mould and other biotoxin formers. This book is a primer on the techniques of this community.
Petrison, L. (2013). Back from the edge.Free download | Amazon Aus | US A biography of Erik Johnson’s life as an original prototype for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and his pioneering work in developing techniques of mould avoidance.
Johnson, E. (2015). Erik on avoidance.Free download | Amazon Aus | US A more detailed collection of Erik Johnson’s writing on mould avoidance. Preferably read the previous two books by Lisa Petrison first.
Mattson, S. R. (2016). Camp like a girl: Finding health and wellness in nature; a cargo van conversion story. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. Amazon Aus | US Sara Riley Mattson writes with great charm about building a low-mould, live-in cargo van to recover her health in.
Rehmeyer, J. (2017). Through the Shadowlands: A science writer’s Odyssey into an illness science doesn’t understand. Rodale Books. Amazon Aus | US Julie Rehmeyer, an MIT-trained mathematician and science writer, was struck down with ME/CFS. She writes of her experience as a sceptic being convinced to try mould avoidance with rather surprising results. A highly recommended read.
Mattson, S. R. (2020). Maybe I’m From Another Planet: A Memoir. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. Amazon Aus | US Sara Riley Mattson writes of her long journey dealing with and recovering from Mould Illness.
Black Mold Exposure (2009). dir. Williams, M.R. 101 mins. Colour. IMDb. Website One of the first documentaries detailing many of the aspects of Mould Illness.
Moldy (2015). dir. Buckley, K.K. & Troyer, E. 61 mins. Colour. IMDb. Website [watch for free]
Not a film that will convince the sceptics, but it covers the stories of several individuals and families affected by mould and interviews a number of relevant physicians, too. Best of all, it’s free!
Unrest (2017). dir. Dryden, L. and Brea, J. 98 mins. Colour. IMDb. Website Jennifer Brea, an ME/CFS sufferer, helped create and direct this award-winning documentary on the illness. Although not a primary focus, she used mould avoidance to help her recover enough to be able to work on the film.
By Caleb Rudd|2022-09-15T11:37:58+10:00November 17, 2020|Resources|Comments Off on Books and Other Media