Erik Johnson and “Back From The Edge”


Erik Johnson on top of Mt. Whitney in Summer 2018.


Back from the Edge is a readable and easily comprehensible biography of the life of Erik Johnson, a pioneer in the field of toxic mold illness and a cohort member of the 1980’s Lake Tahoe epidemic of the disease that the CDC eventually went on to call chronic fatigue syndrome.

The full title of the book is Back from the Edge: How One Man’s Discovery Brought Him From Desperately Sick With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to the Top of Mt. Whitney in Six Months.

The book provides a fast introduction to a number of difficult topics, including the role of toxic mold in ME/CFS; mold hyperreactivity; mold avoidance; detoxification; and hypothesized interactions between environmental chemicals and mold.

The book (released in 2013) was written by Lisa Petrison, Ph.D., and includes a foreword by Keith Berndtson, M.D.

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker favorably reviewed the book.

It is presented as an Amazon Kindle book.

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