- Paperback: 299 pages
- Publisher: Independently published (May 29, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1973356007
- ISBN-13: 978-1973356004
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.8 x 11.7 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
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A Beginner's Guide to Mold Avoidance: Techniques Used by Hundreds of Chronic Multisystem Illness Sufferers to Improve Their Health Paperback – May 29, 2015
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We finally read and followed the steps in this book, the Beginner's Guide to Mold Avoidance. We went on a Mold Sabbatical, a practice described in this book to help you determine if you are still reacting to something in your home, belongings, or environment. We did this in a different region, as suggested in the book, and were shocked by the results. The experience was life changing; we finally found the key that had been missing in our recovery.
Fast forward to today... Now we're about 80% recovered, getting even better, and we have our lives back. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is still struggling with biotoxin illness, as well as those just learning about it. It would have saved us a lot of time and money had we known about this book from the beginning.
The book matches all of the principles taught to me by Ms. Petrison, and it's so easy to read. The principles will be life changing, by may be difficult to implement in the beginning. You need to change your mindset on how to get better. It's worth it all, to get your life back.
As for other comments to say about the book, I guess I will start with how the book was written. At first, I didn't know what to make of the writing style. There are many segmented facts throughout the book, and they feel like clues to help you understand the "bigger picture" when it comes to mold. I have read works by the author before, and this reminded me very little of her other writings. Each sentence is typically presented as its own paragraph with spacing before and after, and occasionally there are paragraphs that contain even more sentences than that, maybe 2, 3, or possibly even 4 sentences. And I didn't count every paragraph in the book, but there might be some paragraphs that have more sentences than that. In a way, my experience with the book was a bit like discovering the secrets of modern health issues with a clue-to-clue intuition approach that reminded me in many ways of a dramatic novel like "The Da Vinci Code", but instead of finding the burial site of a religious figure under the Louvre, I found increased focus, a sharper mind, and an ability to laugh and enjoy life again. I was amazed by how much better my health was after following the strategy of this book, and that is no joke.
An additional note though. While I would say a fair comparison would be to "The Da Vinci Code", if you would imagine a book like this being like another famous clue adventure thriller, "The Ghost Writer", you will be disappointed, as I looked for patterns of taking the first letter of every chapter or paragraph to see if I would find even more cleverly hidden clues than what you can logically see on the pages, and I discovered none. I would imagine that this wouldn't make for good journalism, so I do not think it would be fair to take any points off for this problem. I would like to see a possibility of an "Intermediate Guide to Mold Avoidance" eventually, as new discoveries are being made on the subject almost daily in 2018, with doctors and scientists discovering how much more difficult this type of problem is to avoid now than it ever was before.
As for what is beyond simply impressive to what is legitimately revolutionary about this book, I was very interested in the approach the author used to understand the concept of "toxins" with regard to mold problems in the home. I was not aware that some of the chemical toxins present in the environment could make health problems associated with these organisms so much more challenging to handle or avoid. Environmental pollution, both in the home and outside, can affect our bodies in ways that are hard to pinpoint using the "scientific method" alone, as many of the unseen or disguised elements surrounding mold can make a relatively unnoticeable issue surprisingly serious or damaging. The modern research on the subject is a bit threadbare these days, but I see a shift in the perspective lately and new articles popping up all over the place I was previously unaware of. If you are absolutely a beginner on the subject, I would also recommend viewing a connected documentary on the subject called "Moldy", as this can make even the most astute mold denier, like my partner Russ, into a surprisingly quick and avid believer.
This is a book written by someone who I legitimately think is the most likely candidate for "smartest person I've ever met". And yes, there are parts of this review that are meant to be a bit of a humorous rib against my sister, but I really am amazed that this book serves a multitude of functions in regards to how the body, chemicals, and molds intersect, and how one might tackle complicated chronic health problems that result from these situations. On a personal side note, when I was a child, my sister gave me a stack of books as a birthday present. I believe I was 7 or 8 years old at the time, and the books contained simple stories with artistic renditions that replaced the lead characters with the names of my siblings and myself, so the books were literally written for me. However, this is a book I treasure similarly, and maybe even more so, as silly as that might sound. My home will never be complete without a copy of this book sitting on a shelf, and the only thing my copy is missing at the moment is a signature.
I look forward to seeing how my sister evolves her website. She is attempting to shift the central concept of modern medicine to a new paradigm, an approach to health that no longer interprets the concept that "germs make you sick" to mean that having germs makes you sick. After thorough research on the subject, I would agree that most germs in 2018 are asymptomatic unless there is an exceeding level of chronic toxicity, a disruption of overall balance, or interactions with chemicals or environmental problems that may be initially hard to pinpoint with a short 15 minute doctor visit or a simple prescription antibioitic. When I really thought about it, "asymptomatic" germs are really germs that have no intent to cause harm to you. She did go over a bit of this concept with me, and I am unsure at the moment if she is going to push to write about this issue herself or if she is going to pass the torch over to some other creative and scientific minds that are able to think outside the box and really examine how to evolve the subject of medicine into the 21st century (with hopefully only a decade or two of delay). I truly believe the next few years will contain revolutionary breakthroughs in the subject of medical science and I am excited to watch it all happen.
Reading this book, it was clear that whoever wrote it knew what I was going through. It was written in a clear way, which meant my exhausted, foggy brain could follow.
What they proposed as a way to recover from CFS seemed extreme, but there was no hard sell. Just a simple, clear explanation of something worth a try.
So I tried doing the things they suggested and I'm a lot better than before.
It's almost unbelievable that there are things people can do to manage such a horrible disease, which medicine seems oblivious to. But I'm now convinced there is something we can do to help ourselves.