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Will update my review, after finishing this book, but have been amazed just by reading parts, especially mold toxicity section.
This is the most thorough, practical information I have seen explaining how to survive indoor mold and water damaged sick buildings. In addition to discussing Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker's complex medical treatment of sick building syndrome, she discusses the relative effectiveness of cholestyramine, activated charcoal, and clay neurotoxin binders. She discusses diffusing essential oils, ozonation and HEPA filtering with activated charcoal, to decontaminate water damaged buildings. She also discusses mold contamination in automobiles and the ERMI DNA test for determining relative mold contamination in buildings.
One additional recommendation I would add for mold sensitive readers is remove carpeting from footwell of your automobiles. If you do not believe this is worth doing, try the following experiment:
Obtain a mold culture dish from the local hardware store, some sterile cotton swabs and sterile saline solution from a drug store. Wet the sterile coton swab with sterile saline and roll it across carpet, then across mold culture dish medium. You may be stunned to see what grows in, in five days.
Your automobile carpet is a mold magnet and your automobile can become a mold incubator, when it is parked in a shadeless parking lot, with windows closed. It is especially difficult to keep carpeting dry, when snow and slush are being tracked in and freeze at night, in winter. With all of the windows closed and the heater blower or air conditioner running, your automobile can become a gas chamber, if toxic mold is inside. Aspergillus spores are small, light and can easily become airborne, in a slight wind current. Aspergillus molds are almost always present in wet, water damaged indoor environments.
She provides links and references to many websites, studies and products.
Unlike some of the best books discussing Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Babesia, Ehrlichia, nutritional and hormonal deficiency, she provides a thorough index.
In addition she has incredibly survived Lyme Disease, mold toxicity, adrenal fatigue and many of the other afflictions she discusses. I do not see any evidence of brain fog in her books, although she has mentioned brain fog was one of her problems previously.
Ms. Strasheim explained that addressing adrenal fatigue was almost as important for her as eliminating Lyme disease, Bartonella and Babesia infections.
Connie compassionately and insightfully wrote this book, so brain fogged readers can read it.
Connie wrote an entire chapter discussing "electro-smog," and how to reduce exposure to biological effects of electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, computers, photocopiers, etc. This section is extensively referenced. I am still skeptical that reducing electromagnetic radiation exposure is required to recover from the insect transmitted infections, since I know people who recovered from Lyme disease, without any effort to reduce these exposures.
Connie explains adverse effects to cells begin with 0.2 milligauss of magnetic wave exposure, but safety guidelines in North America allow 833 milligauss exposure continuously. She purchased a 3 axis RF field strength meter and gaussmeter, which she used to find a lower radiation neighborhood to live in.