Julie Rehmeyer and “Through the Shadowlands”

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Julie Rehmeyer and her friend Frances.

 

Julie Rehmeyer is a math and science journalist and ME/CFS sufferer who turned to the mold avoidance approach described in the book A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance in 2012, after becoming bedridden much of the time with periodic bouts of paralysis.

After spending two weeks tent camping in Death Valley, California, she returned to her home and realized that she reacted strongly to her home and possessions.

She since has practiced mold avoidance according to Erik Johnson’s instructions and (though still susceptible to toxic mold exposures) has regained almost all of her health.

Her 2017 memoir – titled Through the Shadowlands – describes her experiences with mold avoidance as well as the challenges she has faced in coping with her illness.

The book is published by Rodale Press. The subtitle is A Science Writer’s Odyssey Into an Illness Science Doesn’t Understand. 

Rehmeyer also has discussed her own experiences recovering from her illness via mold avoidance in a number of articles and interviews.

She has written more general articles about ME/CFS for publications such as The New York Times, the Washington Post, Discover and Slate.

A transcript of a talk that she gave on ME/CFS at the Santa Fe Institute was published on the Paradigm Change blog in 2014.

She also is featured in Dave Asprey’s 2015 documentary film on the health effects of toxic mold, called “Moldy.”

Her website is at JulieRehmeyer.com.

 

Articles

Why Did It Take the CDC So Long to Reverse Course – STAT (September 25, 2017)

How to Assess Internet CuresSlate (June 12, 2017)

Lost and Found – O: The Oprah Magazine (June 2017)

I Went to the Desert to Die – Rodale Wellness (May 1, 2017)

Getting It Wrong on CFSThe New York Times (March 18, 2017)

Bad Science Misled Millions – STAT (September 21, 2016)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets Some RespectDiscover (November 30, 2015)

Hope for CFS – Slate (November 13, 2015)

A Disease Doctors Refuse to SeeThe New York Times (February 25, 2015)

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?Washington Post (October 6, 2014)

How the Definition of CFS Keeps ChangingWashington Post (October 6, 2014)

Medical, Scientific & Journalistic Pitfalls in the Study of ME/CFS – Santa Fe Institute (April 2, 2014)

David Tuller – The Open Notebook (January 18, 2012)

Stolen Notebooks and a Biochemist in Chains – Slate (December 2011)

 

Interviews

Falling Through the Cracks – January 22, 2018

New York Magazine – August 10, 2017

The Cut – August 10, 2017

KALW – July 23, 2017

5280 – June 20, 2017

KGNU – June 20, 2017

Huffington Post – June 12, 2017

Virology Blog – June 7, 2017

Phoenix Rising – May 31, 2017

Undiscovered – May 30, 2017

Facebook Live Q&A – May 22, 2017

Science Radio Cafe – May 17, 2017

Daniel Margolin – May 16, 2017

Intelligent Science, Pt. 2 – Spring 2017

Intelligent Science, Pt. 1 – Spring 2017

American Scientist – May/June 2017

KOB-TV – March 22, 2017

ME Action – March 20, 2017

Moldy – 2015

Health Rising – May 2, 2014

 

Book Reviews

The New Yorker – July 9, 2017

Psychology Today – June 6, 2017

Tanya Marlow – July 2, 2017

Occupy M.E. – May 23, 2017

ME Action – May 19, 2017

Washington Post – May 11, 2017

Publisher’s Weekly – December 16, 2016

 

 

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