Lisa Petrison

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Lisa Petrison, PhD, is a mold avoidance advocate who lives with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). She was a tenure-track Professor at Loyola University Chicago until she was disabled at age 36.[1]

Paradigm Change[edit | edit source]

Petrison is the executive director of Paradigm Change, an organization she founded in 2013 which aims to disseminate information and help fund research about toxicity in chronic multisystem illnesses.[2] She has also founded the Locations Effect website along with Paul Beith, which focuses on the role of outdoor toxicity in ME/CFS and related illnesses. She has published writings on mold avoidance, most notably the book Back from the Edge which features Erik Johnson, published in 2013, as well as a book called A Beginner's Guide to Mold Avoidance, co-written with Erik Johnson.[3]

As a result of extreme mold avoidance she has mostly recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). She also credits her recovery to detoxification, especially coffee enemas and cholestyramine; a quality all-organic diet; fermented foods; treating parasites; Vitamin C IV's; neural therapy; and homeopathy.[4]

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  • Ph.D., Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • M.S. & B.S., Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

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ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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