Americans with Disabilities Act · chemials in clothing · MCS · TILT

Things to keep in mind when you are visiting someone with MCS – TILT

The journey of someone with MCS, TILT and MCAD is often a lonely one. It is a journey plagued by solitude and isolation. The hardest part for those of us who have multiple illnesses and MCS is finding empathy and understanding from our loved ones. Too often our family and friends become overwhelmed and uncomfortable with…… Continue reading Things to keep in mind when you are visiting someone with MCS – TILT

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · In the news · MCS

What is Toxic Injury Awareness Month?

May is Toxic Injury Awareness Month, it is the month to share, speak awareness and make your voice heard concerning Environmental Illnesses like MCS. Please share this 2 minute video below with friends, family, coworkers, church goers and everyone in between so they can hear some facts on what MCS is and how it can affect us…… Continue reading What is Toxic Injury Awareness Month?

Healthy Recipes

Gut Healthy Oxtail Stew – Slow Cooked – Paleo – GAPS

  If you have never dug your fingers and teeth into a juicy piece of oxtail you have not lived. Growing up with parents from different cultures including the Caribbean, oxtail was a dish we enjoyed repeatedly. People in the Caribbean and Latin America have been indulging in oxtail for centuries and you know what, those…… Continue reading Gut Healthy Oxtail Stew – Slow Cooked – Paleo – GAPS

Americans with Disabilities Act · Dental Health · How I feel · MCS

Educating People Makes Our Life Easier – Don’t let people violate the Americans with Disabilities Act

Hi guys! I know I have been away for a while. Life has been a bit crazy. Ive been battling many ups and downs with my health but I am continually pushing forward. Today I wanted to post a bit about my experience these past few weeks and some of my frustration. These past few…… Continue reading Educating People Makes Our Life Easier – Don’t let people violate the Americans with Disabilities Act

Baby & Child Health · cancer · Cholesterol · Diabetes · Diet & Weight loss · Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes · Smoothies & Juices · sugar free

Real Food Green Smoothie – Happiness In A Cup

These past 7 plus years (during the week) we have opted for nutritious, protein packed herbal, green and fruit smoothies instead of breakfast. At times we also add a green smoothie alongside a healthy breakfast. Eating greens, fruits and nutritious unprocessed food for breakfast is not the norm though. It is unfortunate that for decades…… Continue reading Real Food Green Smoothie – Happiness In A Cup

Baby & Child Health · Cholesterol · Diabetes · Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes

Eat Your Brussel Sprouts – Two Easy Paleo Recipes You Will Drool Over

As a child I absolutely disliked brussel sprouts, I didn’t want to see them, smell them or eat them. My mom would serve them up slightly boiled with salt and onions and it was definitely no favorite of mine. As I have gotten older, learning to cook these green bundles of goodness has made all the difference.…… Continue reading Eat Your Brussel Sprouts – Two Easy Paleo Recipes You Will Drool Over

Beauty and Skin Care · Flu & Cold · GAPS · Immune System · recipes · transfer

Cleansing & Detox Baths You Should Know About

From before the time of Queen Esther, people have been enjoying cleansing and detox baths for vitality, purification and healing. Egyptians, Greeks and Romans enjoyed lavish baths in community pools, springs and rivers. Cleansing pools were often filled with herbs and healing aromatic oils.  Both cold and hot baths were used depending on the need.…… Continue reading Cleansing & Detox Baths You Should Know About

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · In the news · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Symptoms

Mold Pandemic Sweeping Across America

Written by Dr. Mercola – Source  Jack Thrasher, PhD, is extremely knowledgeable on the topic of mold and how it impacts your health. Interestingly, from a toxicity point of view, some mycotoxins that molds produce are actually far more toxic than heavy metals, in terms of concentration. Mold mycotoxins also tend to affect more biological…… Continue reading Mold Pandemic Sweeping Across America

Baby & Child Health · cancer · Green Living · MCS · Toxic Household Items

To Tree Or Not To Tree – A Look Into The Hidden Chemicals In Fake & Real Christmas Trees

Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer la la la, la la la la, la la la la la la The Christmas season is definitely my favorite time of year. It is a time to celebrate the beauty of life. A time to bless and be blessed. A time of prayer and reflection. In the…… Continue reading To Tree Or Not To Tree – A Look Into The Hidden Chemicals In Fake & Real Christmas Trees

Baby & Child Health · MCS · TILT

Get The Skinny On Toxic Fragrances in Aveda & Other Beauty Products

I am amazed at the amount of people I run into who recommend I try Aveda products because of their safety and purity. Without going too far into dissecting all of their products and telling you which ones use GMO’s and which ones have awful ratings by the Environmental Working Group I will just focus…… Continue reading Get The Skinny On Toxic Fragrances in Aveda & Other Beauty Products

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Hurricane Harvey Will Cause Major Mold Issues in Water Damaged Buildings and Homes – How Do You Clean Up? – Is Mold Dangerous?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1xFbHUAT4o What is happening in Texas is so sad and concerning. My prayers are with them during this difficult time. In the back of my mind I cant stop thinking about all of the fungal and bacterial growth that is going to take over the flooded areas. This is a huge concern for Texas right…… Continue reading Hurricane Harvey Will Cause Major Mold Issues in Water Damaged Buildings and Homes – How Do You Clean Up? – Is Mold Dangerous?

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MRI Procedure Almost Killed Chuck Norris’ Wife – Yet Done By Millions Each Year – MCS News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZqwvlmDL84 This is a must watch interview with Chuck Norris and his wife. In it they discuss the horrible experience they had after his wife Gena did 3 MRI’s. They recount the details of his wife’s reaction to the contrast agent, a heavy metal called gadolinium, used to enhance images in MRI’s all over the world. For…… Continue reading MRI Procedure Almost Killed Chuck Norris’ Wife – Yet Done By Millions Each Year – MCS News

chemials in clothing · CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · TILT

Back To School Facts for Someone with MCS & Similar Environmental Diseases

The school year is readily approaching and with it comes a string of problems for parents who suffer from MCS, TILT and similar Environmental Diseases.Below is an outline of important facts that may help teachers, parents and others better understand those who are suffering from these disabling conditions. So just what are we talking about…… Continue reading Back To School Facts for Someone with MCS & Similar Environmental Diseases

aerotoxic syndrome · CIRS · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · How I feel · MCS · Symptoms · TILT

Disappearing From Society – A Look into Life with Chronic Illness

If you have a chronic illness this video will touch your heart. Many of us can relate and understand what it means to completely disappear from society and lose relationships, jobs and community interactions because our health no longer allows us such luxuries. Although the journey is hard we must push forward, one day at…… Continue reading Disappearing From Society – A Look into Life with Chronic Illness

Americans with Disabilities Act · MCS · Sick Buildings · TILT

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – A Guide for Hospitals

This is a very important resource for nurses, doctors and hospital administrators. It is also a valuable tool for people suffering from MCS to share with their doctors prior to a hospitalization for labor and delivery or surgery. Sadly many people suffering from severe chemical sensitivity and MCS are denied medical service because establishments across…… Continue reading Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – A Guide for Hospitals

Gluten Free · Healthy Recipes · organic food · Paleo · sugar free

Grain Free – Lactose Free – Cheer Me Up Chocolate Chip Cookies – Plus How To Save on Ingredients

Me want cookiieee! Yes. Every now and then I do want a cookie. A healthy cookie. A cookie I can enjoy and not feel guilty about later. Enter in cassava flour, a perfect grain free and naturally gluten-free flour that goes head to head with traditional wheat flour and can be used in many recipes…… Continue reading Grain Free – Lactose Free – Cheer Me Up Chocolate Chip Cookies – Plus How To Save on Ingredients

Allergies and Asthma · Americans with Disabilities Act · CIRS · Health News · In the news · Legal · MCS · Sick Buildings · Symptoms · TILT · Videos

MCS In The Aftermath of 9/11 – The Untold Story

Almost every person in the USA who hears the numbers 9/11 remembers saying or hearing the phrase “Never forget”. Yet hundreds of heroes and ordinary civilians who served our nation after 9/11 and who lived near ground zero are now permanently disabled or unable to work because they suffer from MCS and other NeuroImmune diseases.  Allison…… Continue reading MCS In The Aftermath of 9/11 – The Untold Story

MCS · Mold · Sick Buildings · Words for the Soul

Meeting Alan Bell – Author of The New Book “Poisoned”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrvufiNCnKM I had the pleasure of meeting Author and Attorney Alan Bell recently. We spoke for quite some time after he signed a copy of my book. He was a prominent attorney in Florida when all of a sudden he became very sick with all sorts of symptoms that baffled his doctors and his family. His…… Continue reading Meeting Alan Bell – Author of The New Book “Poisoned”

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Shout Outs For MCS Friendly Establishments & Businesses

Have you visited a place that went over and beyond to make accommodations for your MCS in order for you to be there? We want to publicly thank them and share their business with others who may benefit from their services. Please comment below with a short description of your story, the name of the…… Continue reading Shout Outs For MCS Friendly Establishments & Businesses

aerotoxic syndrome · Health News · MCS

Health concerns & cancer link-over toxic cabin air breathed by 3.5 billion passengers each year

“Toxic cabin air breathed by passengers, pilots and cabin crew is linked to cancer, chronic fatigue and neurological problems, according to new research in a World Health Organisation (WHO) journal. The Public Health Panorama report into so-called aerotoxic syndrome – the name given to the health effects of exposure to bleed air, used to pressurise aircraft…… Continue reading Health concerns & cancer link-over toxic cabin air breathed by 3.5 billion passengers each year

CIRS · Dr. Shoemaker · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · TILT · Uncategorized · Vaccinations · Vaccines

Poll – When did you first start to have MCS symptoms?

This poll was conducted in a private group for Moms with MCS in June of 2017. Poll results provide further confirmation that mold exposure can lead to chemical sensitivities and a TILT/MCS diagnosis. Based on results 59% of women with MCS polled started to have MCS symptoms after their mold exposure, this has also been seen…… Continue reading Poll – When did you first start to have MCS symptoms?

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Free Test for Lead Cadmium & BPA

CEH offers free testing of toys and other items for lead and cadmium by appointment or mail-in. If you have items that you’re particularly concerned about, we can test them for you. Please note that we ONLY test cans and receipts for BPA. MAIL-IN TESTING Send your item, or a piece of your item to…… Continue reading Free Test for Lead Cadmium & BPA

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Treating Ear Pain Naturally

Ear infections and ear pain can be extremely uncomfortable, especially for little ones.  At home we have used this remedy for many years along with organic mullein and garlic oil in the affected ear.  Before moving forward I must state that it’s very important that you discuss your concerns with your family practitioner or naturopathic…… Continue reading Treating Ear Pain Naturally

Polls

Poll – MCS Symptoms

This poll was conducted in a private group for Moms with MCS in in May 2017. After looking at the results it confirmed a bit what I have always suspected. Based on results it is interesting that almost 50% of women with MCS polled may be dealing with an underlining illness like CIRS which is directly…… Continue reading Poll – MCS Symptoms

CIRS · How I feel · MCS · TILT · Words for the Soul

Mothers Day Reflections – When You’re Chronically Ill

Being severely sick no matter what the disease or disability is, can be life altering. It can stir up anger, rage, hatred, un-forgiveness and fear or it can teach us to love, trust, pray harder, grow in humility and release all that we cannot fix to the master fixer of all things broken. These last…… Continue reading Mothers Day Reflections – When You’re Chronically Ill

MCS · TILT

Dr. Anne Steinemann Publications on Fragrance

Dr. Anne C. Steinemann is an internationally recognized expert on pollutant exposures and associated health effects, including topics of indoor air quality, consumer product testing and evaluation, exposure assessment, and healthy homes and communities. She is currently Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She was previously…… Continue reading Dr. Anne Steinemann Publications on Fragrance

CIRS · Dr. Shoemaker · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings

Scientific Study on Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins

The Scientific World Journal Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 767482, 20 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/767482 Review Article A Review of the Mechanism of Injury and Treatment Approaches for Illness Resulting from Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins Janette Hope Environmental Medicine, 304 W. Los Olivos Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA Received 15 January 2013; Accepted 10 February 2013…… Continue reading Scientific Study on Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins

CIRS · Dr. Shoemaker · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Lab tests · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Symptoms

Mold, Mycotoxins, and CIRS with Dr. Jill Carnahan

I had to share a podcast I heard this week. Dr. Ruscio a Functional Medicine doctor out of CA had a very informative conversation about mold, mycotoxins, and CIRS (chronic immune response syndrome) with Dr. Jill Carnahan who specializes is treating patients injured by Biotoxins. If you have a moment to listen to this interview please do. A…… Continue reading Mold, Mycotoxins, and CIRS with Dr. Jill Carnahan

MCS · Sick Buildings

Do You Know what Mold Toxicity Is?

https://www.slideshare.net/keithberndtson/mold-toxicity-syndrome-cirs Peer Reviewed Studies on Mold Toxicity, Mycotoxins and Biotoxin Illness I wanted to share the slide presentation above along with a link to various peer reviewed studies concerning mold toxicity so you can share with any clinicians you know. This is an area that is misunderstood and patients often have an extremely hard time finding…… Continue reading Do You Know what Mold Toxicity Is?

chemials in clothing · In the news · MCS · Symptoms

Can smells make you sick? Research shows scent sensitivity could be dangerous

“Over 15 percent of Americans have lost days at work or lost a job just in the past year from exposure to common fragrant consumer products in the workplace.” Anne Steinemann, Ph.D. ABC recently did a short segment on MCS. Segments like these are important as they spread awareness concerning this debilitating illness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueptS29PYhc Thank you…… Continue reading Can smells make you sick? Research shows scent sensitivity could be dangerous

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · MCS

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ONSET OF CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY

This is a very helpful write up by Doctor W.J.REA. Learn what can cause and or lead to a MCS diagnosis.  Onset of chemical sensitivity is influenced by multiple factors including total body load (burden), total toxic load, nutritional state, synergisms, competition for storage, bioaccumulation, and biological half-life of the chemicals themselves. Total Toxic (Body) Load (Burden)…… Continue reading FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ONSET OF CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY

chemials in clothing · In the news · MCS

Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Clothing Pushed This Father to Make a Documentary – Don’t Miss It – Watch For Free

In the past few weeks I have learned of several people getting sick or having severe allergic reactions to items purchased. From name brand purses to all natural shampoos. Chemicals in everyday household products are sneaking into our children’s bodies and into our own bodies at an alarming rate.  Do you know what chemicals are in your…… Continue reading Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Clothing Pushed This Father to Make a Documentary – Don’t Miss It – Watch For Free

In the news · MCS

At American Airlines, rashes, wheezing and suspicion still surround new uniforms – MCS News

REPOST – Article written by ANDREA AHLES – aahles@star-telegram.com When American Airlines debuted new, modern-styled gray uniforms last fall, flight attendant Jaz Kennedy loved the new look. “I was very excited,” said Kennedy, a Dallas-Fort Worth based flight attendant. “We’ve been wearing those navy blues as long as I’ve been there, since 1991, and we were all…… Continue reading At American Airlines, rashes, wheezing and suspicion still surround new uniforms – MCS News

How I feel · In the news · MCS · Sick Buildings · TILT · Videos

Toxins in Everyday Household Products with Anne Steinemann PhD – A MUST WATCH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhIP2zpVpoA This is an amazing video interview with Anne Steinemann PhD. She is a doctor and MCS sufferer for over 15 years. She has done her homework and is a powerful advocate for those of us suffering with MCS and other Neuro Immune Illnesses. I love that she discusses the fallacy behind MSDS sheets and products…… Continue reading Toxins in Everyday Household Products with Anne Steinemann PhD – A MUST WATCH

MCS · TILT

Prevent Chemical Injury

By: Dr. Grace Ziem, M.D., Dr. P.H We live in a world filled with human-produced chemicals. Over 80,000 chemicals are used in the manufacture of products for industry and consumers, with approximately another 4000 new, mostly untested chemicals coming on the market every year.  Because we now spend nearly 90 percent of our time indoors, it’s…… Continue reading Prevent Chemical Injury

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Golden Rules to Slowdown Progression of MCS

Twelve Golden Rules a Person with MCS must follow to Slowdown the Progression of MCS, so that He or She Can Enjoy a Very Long Productive Life By Rabin Prusty, MSCE Live in a clean house without carpet, chemicals, or mold. Breathe only clean and fresh air. Living in a house with carpet, chemicals, or…… Continue reading Golden Rules to Slowdown Progression of MCS

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Make Charcoal Cleansing Soap – Easy Peasy

When you are sensitive to chemicals you cringe at the thought of store-bought soaps. So DIY recipes are usually best. Here is how you can make your own charcoal cleansing soap. As always please test all ingredients prior to melting to make sure you do not react to them. Purchase these ingredients ahead of time:…… Continue reading Make Charcoal Cleansing Soap – Easy Peasy

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Children and Environmental Toxins

Adults are not the only ones affected by Mycotoxins, chemicals and other environmental contaminates. From my research and interviews with medical professionals, mold remediators and affected families I can tell you that children especially young children are just as vulnerable as adults to illnesses caused by environmental toxins. One of the doctors who covers this…… Continue reading Children and Environmental Toxins

MCS · TILT

Myths and Facts About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Myth: People who have negative reactions to fragrances simply have allergies. Why is it necessary to structure my life around someone’s allergies? Fact: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, or MCS, is a progressive neurological disease that can result in death. Asthma, which often causes sensitivity to fragrance-containing products, can also result in death. Whereas people with allergies…… Continue reading Myths and Facts About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

MCS · TILT

Chemical Free Housing

So many people with MCS, CIRS and TILT are looking for safe housing. Housing that is free from mold and chemicals. Some people have opted for tiny homes or converted trailers and they live isolated from buildings and contaminated spaces. So what can you do if you are chemically sensitive and you need to find safe materials…… Continue reading Chemical Free Housing

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How to Be Fragrance Free

How to Be Fragrance Free Chemically sensitive people vary in their reactions to scents and chemicals, smoke and pet dander. As a general rule, when attending a fragrance-free event or visiting a chemically sensitive person, the more thoroughly you can rid yourself of scents, smoke, pet hair, and chemicals, the better. Begin preparation as far…… Continue reading How to Be Fragrance Free

Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes · sugar free

Vanilla Caramel Pecan Ice Cream – Vegan & Paleo – Refined Sugar Free

For years I have been making ice cream by hand or using my Vitamix blender. A while back I snagged an amazing ice cream maker at a 70% discount. I had my eye on it for a year so when online coupon codes became available and the price dropped I ran and I’m so happy I…… Continue reading Vanilla Caramel Pecan Ice Cream – Vegan & Paleo – Refined Sugar Free

Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes

Organic Vegan & Paleo Sweet Potato Fritters

Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes. I mean it is hard not to enjoy them. Their texture is perfect for many culinary creations making them quite versatile. Since I was a child we ate many different types, prepared in soups, juices, desserts and main dishes. My grandmother would make fritters using a variety of sweet potato…… Continue reading Organic Vegan & Paleo Sweet Potato Fritters

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Homemade Electrolyte & Probiotic Water – 3 Easy Recipes

I have been making my own electrolyte water for many years but about 2 years ago I started to add fermented juice and or liquid whey to give it added nutrition. Many friends ask me why the heck I waste so much time making my own stuff. Frankly, I don’t like the (crappy) ingredients in most…… Continue reading Homemade Electrolyte & Probiotic Water – 3 Easy Recipes

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MCS Resources

Thank you for visiting this page and learning about MCS, CIRS, TILT and other illnesses caused by Environmental Toxins. If you have found this information useful and this page has helped you in any please consider making a tax deductible donation online via Helping Hands Ministries for my ongoing medical treatment and recovery by clicking here. All donations received by…… Continue reading MCS Resources

Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes · sugar free

Super Yummy Organic Sprouted Kale Pancakes Made Easy in The Blender

Those who have followed me for a while or in real life know that I love #GettingCrazyWithKale I love all my leafy greens but kale is so packed with nutrition that I always try to incorporate more of it in our diet. From smoothies to stews, soups and frittatas, kale is delicious in just about anything. As…… Continue reading Super Yummy Organic Sprouted Kale Pancakes Made Easy in The Blender

Baby & Child Health · Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes

No Junk Nutrient Dense Sprouted Nut & Seed Trail Mix – Paleo – GAPS – Grain Free – Vegan

Don’t be fooled by marketing. Most trail mixes and nut blends on the market are anything but healthy. Reading through labels shows that these healthy food impostors are loaded with sugar, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, glutamate and stabilizers. All of these ingredients contribute to diseases and destroy intestinal gut flora. #NoThankYou Here’s a…… Continue reading No Junk Nutrient Dense Sprouted Nut & Seed Trail Mix – Paleo – GAPS – Grain Free – Vegan

MCS · TILT

What is MCS

What is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity? Imagine not being able to leave your home because your neighbors laundry softer makes you have migraines, vomiting, tachycardia and muscle weakness just to name a few symptoms. Imagine not being able to hug or be near people with perfume because your lungs react so severely that you have to…… Continue reading What is MCS

Dr. Shoemaker · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · In the news · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Symptoms

Documentary Reveals the Hazards of Toxic Mold and Mold-Related Illnesses

This is a fantastic article written by Dr. Mercola about the dangers of toxic mold. The video posted along with this article is a documentary about mold related illness. The documentary shares interviews from patients whose lives were changed from toxic mold exposure. Various mold experts and Functional Medicine doctors are also interviewed in this…… Continue reading Documentary Reveals the Hazards of Toxic Mold and Mold-Related Illnesses

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Mycotoxins · Sick Buildings · Symptoms

How Mold Spores and Mycotoxins Affect the Body

Written by Susan Lillard – Source: http://www.urthpro.com Mold spores are in the air everywhere looking for the moisture required to grow. Water from a shower, a leaky faucet or toilet provides all the moisture needed for them to grow and multiply. If dampened wood or sheetrock is not dried out within 24-48 hours, mold will…… Continue reading How Mold Spores and Mycotoxins Affect the Body