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.
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. 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.
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.
Education[edit | edit source]
- Ph.D., Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
- M.S. & B.S., Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Paradigm Change - About Lisa
- Paradigm Change
- Locations Effect Facebook Page
- Locations Effect Forum
- 12 Jan 2015, Lisa Petrison NIH P2P response
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chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.