Today I wanted to share a short and concise video created by Dr. Jill Crista where she discusses 16 mold facts that you need to know if you’ve been exposed to a water-damaged building. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_bRAFPp28A “Dr. Jill Crista is the author of international bestseller Break The Mold, an invaluable resource book for people affected by…… Continue reading Mold Facts You Need To Know by Dr. Jill Crista
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bVdjIt72F0 Watch an interview done with Dr. Anne Steinemann on chemical sensitivities and how it is affecting thousands of Australians. For more media coverage of Dr. Anne Steinemann’s research please click on the links below. Newspaper and Magazine Articles; Television and Radio Programs ABC Radio Sydney August 17, 2018 3AW Radio July 9, 2018 Sunday Herald Sun July 8,…… Continue reading Chemical Sensitivity: The Illness Crippling People, Dismissed By Doctors – Dr. Anne Steinemann Media Coverage
Fungal and bacterial growth inside ductwork is a common problem, especially in high humidity areas. AC ductwork that is incorrectly installed can also cause serious mold growth issues. Over the years I have spoken to quite a few HVAC contractors, hygienists, and remediators. Below are a few pointers I have learned along the way from…… Continue reading Moldy Air Conditioning Ducts – Do You Know What To Do?
A few months back Dr. Anne Steinemann sent me some of her new studies. I am posting below, with her permission what she sent me. These studies were conducted in collaboration with some of her students and colleagues and are worth looking at. Please feel free to share with others! Knowledge is power. (1) Fragranced baby products (both regular and…… Continue reading New Studies by Dr. Anne Steinemann on Fragranced Baby Products, Essential Oils, Indoor Air Quality & More
“One of the hallmarks of integrative medicine is to focus on determining the underlying causes of chronic illnesses for patients, not just to treat symptoms. This has led many practitioners of integrative medicine to use testing that helps provide more personalized care protocols to their patients. It is the duty of diagnostic laboratories to deliver…… Continue reading Better Detection/Treatment for Mold Exposure (Oct 2018) Townsend Letter, Alternative Medicine Magazine
I get so excited when I find out about new studies! The medical nerd in me jumps up and down. Why all the excitement? Well, today I received an email from Dr. Anne Steinemann telling me about a new study that just came out on the prevalence of multiple chemical sensitivities in the United States.…… Continue reading March 2018 Study Finds That One in Four Americans Suffer When Exposed to Common Chemicals
Why should you care about toxins in consumer products and environmental pollutants? Can you become sick from everyday use of consumer personal products? Is it true that components in essential oils can emit hazardous air pollutants and also react with ozone in the air and create VOC’s like formaldehyde? What percentage of chronic diseases are…… Continue reading Hidden Hazards In Common Consumer Products & Their Effect On Indoor Environments & Health – Dr. Anne Steinemann Lecture
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
I am amazed at the number 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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1xFbHUAT4o What is happening in Texas with Hurricane Harvey 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…… Continue reading Hurricane Flooding Will Cause Major Mold Issues in Water Damaged Buildings and Homes – How Do You Clean Up? – Is Mold Dangerous?
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
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
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
This is a very important resource for nurses, doctors, and hospital administrators. It is also a valuable tool for people suffering from TILT (Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance) to share with their doctors prior to hospitalization for labor and delivery or surgery. Sadly many people suffering from severe chemical sensitivity and TILT are denied medical service…… Continue reading Chemical Sensitivity – A Guide for Hospitals
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 where…… Continue reading Grain Free – Lactose Free – Cheer Me Up Chocolate Chip Cookies – Plus How To Save on Ingredients
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
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”
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
“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
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?
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
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
If you are reading this article it is probably because someone has sent it to you, someone who is suffering from an immune system condition like MCAD or an Environmental Illness like Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance sometimes referred to as MCS. I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this article. The…… Continue reading Things to keep in mind when you are visiting someone with Chemical Sensitivities
This poll was conducted in a private group for Moms with MCS 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 related…… Continue reading Poll – MCS Symptoms
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 few…… Continue reading Mothers Day Reflections – When You’re Chronically Ill
“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
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
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
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 qualified…… Continue reading Do You Know what Mold Toxicity Is?
May is Toxic Injury Awareness Month, it is the month to share, speak awareness and make your voice heard concerning Environmental Illnesses and Invisible Disabilities like TILT (Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance), MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) and ME (Myalgic encephalomyelitis). Please share these short videos and links below with friends, family, coworkers, churchgoers and everyone in between…… Continue reading What is Toxic Injury Awareness Month?
“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
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
In the past few weeks, I have learned of several people getting sick or having severe allergic reactions to items purchased from department stores and or local supermarkets. 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…… Continue reading Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Clothing Pushed This Father to Make a Documentary – Don’t Miss It – Watch For Free
REPOST – Article written by ANDREA AHLES – firstname.lastname@example.org 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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhIP2zpVpoA This is an amazing video interview with Anne Steinemann Ph.D. 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 from 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
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
Hi guys! I know I have been away for a while. Life has been a bit crazy. I’ve 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
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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
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
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
Adults are not the only ones affected by Mycotoxins, chemicals, and other environmental contaminants. 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
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)
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
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
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
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
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