8 episodes

Heal From Mold is the first medical podcast dedicated to all aspects of mold disease. Hosted by a physician trained in the treatment of mold disease, Dr. Lysander Jim, this show offers general education on an under-recognized epidemic. Learn about the science behind what mold disease is, how it is treated and get advice on your water-damaged building from interviews with experts in the field.

Heal From Mold Lysander Jim

    • Medicine
    • 4.7, 23 Ratings

Heal From Mold is the first medical podcast dedicated to all aspects of mold disease. Hosted by a physician trained in the treatment of mold disease, Dr. Lysander Jim, this show offers general education on an under-recognized epidemic. Learn about the science behind what mold disease is, how it is treated and get advice on your water-damaged building from interviews with experts in the field.

    Episode 8: Heal From Mold Book, Chapter 3

    Episode 8: Heal From Mold Book, Chapter 3

    The main character in this brief history is Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, the physician and researcher who discovered Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. Learn about how the death of millions of fish in a river in Maryland started a medical odyssey that led to the doorstep of a hidden modern epidemic. By the end of this chapter of the Heal From Mold book, you will know what killed these millions of fish and how it is very much related to how people are sickened by mold and water-damaged buildings.

    • 13 min
    Episode 7: Heal From Mold Book, Chapter 2

    Episode 7: Heal From Mold Book, Chapter 2

    Mold disease is for real!

    Unfortunately, the fact that the contents of a water-damaged building can harm human health is not well known and often actively opposed without any sound scientific basis for doing so. Because if quality science is given consideration, the existence of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome is clearly real and cannot be refuted on a rational basis.

    This chapter addresses the skepticism head on and will give you a better understanding of what seems to be a paradox: if the science for mold disease and CIRS is so persuasive and established, why do so few doctors, insurance companies and other authorities know about it.

    • 10 min
    Episode 6: Heal From Mold Book, Chapter 1

    Episode 6: Heal From Mold Book, Chapter 1

    Chapter 1 is entitled The "F Word" in Medicine: Or Why Fibromyalgia is Not That Legit." Check out the introduction in episode 2 if you want more context. In chapter 1, we discuss the limitations of a fibromyalgia diagnosis in a rational diagnostic approach to illness, particularly mold disease. A patient with chronic fatigue and a constellation of other symptoms that defy conventional understanding will sooner or later be put into this category. Understanding CIRS requires first understanding what it is not; not fibromyalgia.

    • 12 min
    Episode 5: Surviving and Thriving with Mold Disease

    Episode 5: Surviving and Thriving with Mold Disease

    Nurse Practitioner Paula Vetter is retired from clinical practice, but hard at work completing her new book. Entitled Surviving and Thriving: A Recovery Manual for Patients and Families Impacted by Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, this new addition to the CIRS literature will serve as an accessible and invaluable resource. It is a distillation of her experience and knowledge from over thirty years practicing medicine, the last of which were focused on CIRS. Paula discusses how effective the Shoemaker protocol is and practical tools for avoiding exposure to water-damaged buildings. She discusses the importance of working with a certified CIRS practitioner and explains the significance of the pearl, "The protocol works if you work the protocol."

    • 33 min
    Episode 4: Living with Mold Disease

    Episode 4: Living with Mold Disease

    There is trauma to living with chronic illness. Struggles with identity. Loss of former capabilities. Altered relations with family and friends. Physical and emotional suffering. Patti Schmidt has a unique insight into these challenges as a survivor of both Lyme disease and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (mold disease). After recovering, Patti became a therapist and health coach and, for the last four years, has served as a facilitator of support groups for patients with Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome. On this episode, she discusses how she met Dr. Shoemaker and recovered from her illness under his guidance, the work she does with patients and practical suggestions for patients and their family and friends for living with mold disease. Listeners can reach out to Patti at pattischmidt9@yahoo.com to learn more about joining her support group.

    • 44 min
    Episode 3: Building Health 101

    Episode 3: Building Health 101

    The number one email I get about the podcast is not for medical advice. It's for advice about managing a sick building. There's few experts in the world more qualified to teach listeners about building health than today's guest Larry Schwartz. Larry is an Indoor Environmental Professional who has presented at the Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome conference and is a thought-leader in the space of scientifically validated methods for assessing water-damaged (ie "moldy") homes. In this episode, Larry gives step-by-step tips for what a home-owner should do regarding his or her water-damaged building, defines what an indoor environmental professional and remediator are and describes the critical shortage of qualified experts who understand CIRS.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Pb9999999999 ,

Excellent resource for the chronically sick

Great work by a knowledgeable and open minded doctor. There are so many people suffering from chronic illness and standardized western medicine have no answer except painkillers and antidepressants. Mold illness is very real, and the methods described in this podcast is based on science, blood work and can give real answers and real healing for many of these patients. Keep up the good work dr Jim!

Nicole 28 ,

CIRS patient

This podcast is fantastic! I have been a CIRS patient for about 3 years and it is so difficult to find good information in a clear format and understandable communication for the lay person. I struggle to give resources on CIRS to friends and family members who are struggling with these symptoms - fatigue, depression, muscle and joint pain, frequent urination, static shocks, light sensitivity, mood swings, headaches, and many more. There are so many people suffering from this condition who have no clue what is wrong with them, and live each day in significant physical and emotional pain. I hope this podcast can continue to grow and reach many more suffering people who can find hope that there is a solution to their condition. I have been recovered for about a year now, and my life is completely different. I followed the Shoemaker protocol to the absolute best of my ability, and today I am 98% symptom free. Before my CIRS treatment with the Shoemaker protocol, I didn't know how I was going to ever have a job at 23 years old because I felt so terrible and fatigued all the time. Dr. Lysander follows the evidence of what we know about CIRS and makes it accessible to all.

DES2760 ,

Mrs.

Great information!!! Great news for those of us who have suffered unexplainable illness for too long!!!

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