Raven: a conference on biotoxin illness/mold in CA - Drs. Shoemaker&Nathan

Hi Raven (and perhaps other interested members here). Saw Rich Van K posted this at ProHealth board, Raven, and thought of you. Be well. Avoid mold. Thumbs up!   MM

Hi, all.

Gordon Medical Associates is sponsoring a seminar by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker and Dr. Neil Nathan on biotoxin illnesses, including mold illness. It will be held in Santa Rosa, CA, on October 22 and 23, 2011. The flyer with more information is here:



Thank you so much. I am doing my best to avoid mold. Some of the stuff I moved into my new classroom was contaminated and will have to be thrown out. I have some grant money I will use to buy some metal chairs to replace the upholstered ones.

For those of you who don't know, Dr. Shoemaker is the authority here in the US for mold illnesses. My doctor went to his talks early this year and is following his protocol.

The really good news is that my recent Cpn test came back much lower than in the past. So we think it has been the mold exposure that hammered me this Spring.

Currently starting heavy metal chelation under the care of my naturopath. 

I cannot emphasize strongly enough that all of us need to eliminate mold as a possible factor in our illnesses. You cannot see it some of the time but there are tests that can be done to reveal it.


Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

I have been severely "allergic" to mold for most of my life. As a matter of fact, I first started spending summers in Wyoming when my allergist told me that I have to get off the East Coast during the summer. I was there from 1990-1995 with a year off for moving from NY to DC.

Living in hot, humid DC, I can't avoid it. I've done whatever I can in my house and I am no more worse inside than out now. But there are times here when you can smell it in the air, see it growing outside. It's been raining like Noah's flood here for 2 weeks with no end in sight. The temps are in the 70-85 range with lots of trees down from the hurricanes and many leaves about to drop for the fall-winter molding period. There's been a dramatic rise in asthma attacks and general sleepiness in the area.

In a dry climate I might have some hope, but here in the woods of suburban Maryland . . . . ooohhh.

PPMS-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpn in birth canal but it didn't pass BBB until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAP 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13