Episode #171: Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker - Genetic changes with Lyme

In this episode you will learn:

  • What antibiotic use does to your mitochondria
  • The role statins play in epigenetics
  • How antibiotics may be doing you more harm than good

Meet this week’s guest: Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker has been the leader in the field of research into the effects of toxic mold on the human body, and has collaborated on both national and international research on this topic. Dr. Shoemaker graduated from Duke University, and before he retired he practiced medicine in Pokomoke MD.

Dr. Shoemaker has published eight books, the newest isSurviving Mold. He also has numerous publications in scientific research journals.


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Mackay Rippey

I practice acupuncture in Clinton, NY, a small village in the geographical center of the state. Once I became aware of Lyme and other insect carried diseases, I started seeing my chronic patients in an entirely different light. Join me as I speak with the the most fascinating people in the Lyme community. If you know someone I should interview, let me know.

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