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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 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

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. 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

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 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

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 · 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 a 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 · 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

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Lab tests · Sick Buildings

Water-Damaged Home Causes Serious Health Issues in Occupants – Case Study

Journal of Environmental and Public Health Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 312836, 10 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/312836 Research Article A Water-Damaged Home and Health of Occupants: A Case Study Jack Dwayne Thrasher,1 Michael R. Gray,2 Kaye H. Kilburn,3,4 Donald P. Dennis,5 and Archie Yu6 1Citrus Heights, CA, USA 2Progressive Healthcare Group, Benson, AZ 85602, USA 3Neurotest, Inc., Pasadena, CA 91107, USA 4USC Keck School…… Continue reading Water-Damaged Home Causes Serious Health Issues in Occupants – Case Study

Diet & Weight loss · GAPS · Gluten Free · Heart Health · organic food · Paleo · Preggo Mama · recipes · Smoothies & Juices · Vitamins & Supplements

Paleo & Vegan Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic Ice Cream & Popsicles

Who doesn’t love popsicles? These Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic popsicles you are about to discover are a marriage between two of my favorite treats; cocadas (a Venezuelan drink) and coconut macaroons (favorite shredded coconut meat treat I enjoyed growing up). Both are loaded with sugar and terribly unhealthy. I created this popsicle recipe about 6…… Continue reading Paleo & Vegan Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic Ice Cream & Popsicles

Green Living · Healthy Recipes · MCS · recipes · TILT

Green Cleaning Recipes

What are you cleaning with? Do you reach for Dawn to wash your dishes or Windex to clean your windows? Did you know that most commercial cleaning products contain endocrine and immune system disrupting chemicals? Bleach, toilet bowl cleaners, disinfecting sprays, deodorizers and many other cleaning products have ingredients in them that have been linked…… Continue reading Green Cleaning Recipes

GAPS · Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes · Smoothies & Juices

How I Store Herbs For Food Prep.

Do you grow your own herbs or get bunches at the farmers market and are just not sure how to use them before they spoil? Here are a few tips from my crazy kitchen to yours on how I store and use herbs for the many nutritious meals we prepare each week. Wash your herbs well.…… Continue reading How I Store Herbs For Food Prep.

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

In the news · MCS · Sick Buildings · Symptoms

Hidden home dangers – Chemicals in Our Environment You Should Know About – News Report

Another story of a family affected by chemicals inside the home. Please watch these videos! Education is Power. ———————————————————————— Published on May 5, 2015 CINCINNATI (Paula Toti) — A recent report by the CBS news program “60 Minutes” has home owners around the country thinking twice about the air they breathe. The report focused on…… Continue reading Hidden home dangers – Chemicals in Our Environment You Should Know About – News Report

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

Dental Health · Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Herbs & Diet · MCS

Going to the Dentist? Think Again

I’ve always despised going to the dentist. Cleanings have never been a favorite, the sound of that pesky little dental drill has always made me cringe. For the chemically sensitive, trips to the dentist have to be handled with care. Here are just a few thoughts to consider prior to a dental appointment, for those with an…… Continue reading Going to the Dentist? Think Again

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · In the news · MCS · Symptoms

Recognizing Neurotoxicity – A Fantastic Medical Review

This is great write up by Dr. Raymond Singer and Dana Darby Johnson. A must read for anyone suffering with chemical sensitivities, mold illness and neurotoxicity. —————————————————————————————————————————– The symptoms of brain injury from exposure to hazards like lead paint and toxic chemicals vary widely. But there are ways you and your experts can pinpoint the damage and…… Continue reading Recognizing Neurotoxicity – A Fantastic Medical Review

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Is Hidden Mold at Home Making You Sick? ABC News

I always get excited when I see or hear about mold being talked about in the news. There is so much that mainstream medicine does not know and it is time to wake up. Over the years a growing body of evidence has evolved that agrees to the dangers and health issues related to environmental toxins such as those produced…… Continue reading Is Hidden Mold at Home Making You Sick? ABC News

Pets · recipes

Do You Make Your Own Pet Food? Get the Skinny & Two Easy Recipes – Because We Love Our Furry Friends

A few days ago this little bundle of fur made his way into my life. Although I have denied my kids the opportunity of having a kitten due to my health I could not resist this cuteness especially since my son rescued her. To see your teen’s eyes light up and promise to feed, groom and train…… Continue reading Do You Make Your Own Pet Food? Get the Skinny & Two Easy Recipes – Because We Love Our Furry Friends

Diet & Weight loss · GAPS · Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes

Grain Free Protein Packed Biscotti – Don’t Miss Out On Trying This – Super Easy & Delicious

There are few baked recipes that can be made with such quickness and only a few ingredients. This recipe is one of them. “Grandma get on up cause this is a treat your grand-kids are sure gonna love”. Busy moms, dads and workout buffs you’re gonna love it too! So check it out – you really only…… Continue reading Grain Free Protein Packed Biscotti – Don’t Miss Out On Trying This – Super Easy & Delicious

Gluten Free · Heart Health · Immune System · organic food · recipes · Smoothies & Juices · sugar free

Gut Healing – Protein Rich – Detoxifying Smoothies – 2 Awesome Recipes

Simple smoothies have been a must for me these past 10 years, especially since becoming sick from environmental toxins. During stressful times I have sipped them while running out of the house to work and as a late-night snack. Although there is no substitution for eating a healthy green salad, green smoothies are a convenient…… Continue reading Gut Healing – Protein Rich – Detoxifying Smoothies – 2 Awesome Recipes

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · In the news

Dick’s Sporting Goods employees sue over alleged exposure to toxic mold

November 19, 2014 10:27 AM By Kyle Barnett Source: louisianarecord.com GRETNA – Two former employees of a local sporting goods store claim they were sickened after being exposed to toxic mold for a prolonged period of time. Michelle C. Wilcox and Kokenia M. Sam filed suit against Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., General Growth Properties Inc.…… Continue reading Dick’s Sporting Goods employees sue over alleged exposure to toxic mold

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · Symptoms

Children & Environmental Toxins – Must Read Info for Pediatricians and Parents

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 my favorite doctors who covers…… Continue reading Children & Environmental Toxins – Must Read Info for Pediatricians and Parents

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · MCS · Symptoms

What is the difference between a chemical allergy and a chemical toxicity?

This is a question I get a lot and often people just don’t understand what chemical toxicity is and why it is different from an allergy. So if you are struggling with explaining this topic to others, check out the write up below from the website MCS America. Q: What is the difference between a chemical allergy and chemical toxicity? A: An allergy produces…… Continue reading What is the difference between a chemical allergy and a chemical toxicity?

Health Issues from Mold Exposure · MCS · Symptoms · TILT

Extreme Chemical Sensitivity Makes Sufferers Allergic to Life

I wanted to share this article since some people who have been affected by mold/mycotoxins later develop extreme sensitivities to chemicals. These sensitivities if severe, dramatically affect the patient’s quality of life and although the patient knows the symptoms are real, people may dismiss their sensitivities as craziness. Souce: Discover Magazine Written By: Jill Neimark Its…… Continue reading Extreme Chemical Sensitivity Makes Sufferers Allergic to Life

Allergies and Asthma · Baby & Child Health · Flu & Cold · God's Green Herbs · Health News · Mold · Pandemic preparedness

Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel

So according to the CDC,  MORE THAN 80 PEOPLE HAD CONTACT WITH THE TEXAS EBOLA PATIENT who was let go after checking into the ER and complaining of a fever and other symptoms. The man was sent home the same day with an antibiotic rather than being kept for further observation. Source This mind you,…… Continue reading Ebola in the US – Important Preparation Info & Thoughts on Hospital Personnel

GAPS · Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes

Slightly Sweet & Salty Grain Free Plantain Pita Bread Rounds (bread substitute)

As far as I can remember I have eaten plantains in soup, cake, muffins, flatbreads, pancakes and baked dishes. When I was growing up we lived in South America for a few years and my dear grandma used to make the most delicious treats using green, yellow and spotted plantains. These are a staple in…… Continue reading Slightly Sweet & Salty Grain Free Plantain Pita Bread Rounds (bread substitute)

Allergies and Asthma · Baby & Child Health · GAPS · Gluten Free · organic food · Paleo · recipes · sugar free

How to Make Low Carb Pizza (Meatza) Grain Free, Nut Free, Coconut Free, Egg free, Tomato Free

Gluten-free peeps out there don’t despair. GAPS dieters this one is for you. Paleo friends this recipe will not disappoint. My kids and family actually believe that this way of making pizza is 10 times better than regular pizza. And I have to agree with them. After all who doesn’t love meat and lots of…… Continue reading How to Make Low Carb Pizza (Meatza) Grain Free, Nut Free, Coconut Free, Egg free, Tomato Free

GAPS · Gluten Free · Paleo · recipes · sugar free

Organic Banana Almond Crunch Bites – GAPS, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten & Grain Free

Who doesn’t love fried bananas? One of the most difficult things for people who are following specific diets is finding a treat that is healthy and does not break any rules. Lately, I have received a few questions asking me to share some of the signature recipes I have made and taught over the years. So…… Continue reading Organic Banana Almond Crunch Bites – GAPS, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar Free, Gluten & Grain Free

CIRS · MCS · Mold · Mycotoxins

My Experience & Using Diet to Combat the Health Effects of Mold Exposure

Because I know so many people who are dealing with this malady I am going to share just a bit of my story and what has helped me cope with my current health issues. I hope you are encouraged. Please feel free to share this post with others on your FB pages and other social media…… Continue reading My Experience & Using Diet to Combat the Health Effects of Mold Exposure

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Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Corn, and Wheat Can Cause Serious Health Effects due to Mycotoxin Contamination

I’ve met so many children and adults who are unable to eat peanuts and wheat. After many years of researching this topic I realized that in addition to allergies and food sensitivities people may also be reacting to toxic compounds on the food. Both mycotoxins and pesticides may be behind all these allergies.  As it turns out, some people fall…… Continue reading Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Corn, and Wheat Can Cause Serious Health Effects due to Mycotoxin Contamination

Acid Reflux · Allergies and Asthma · Baby & Child Health · Gluten Free · Health News · Immune System

Do You Have Holes in Your Gut Leaking Out Toxins Into Your Bloodstream?

By Dr. Mercola – Source – Mercola.com Leaky gut is a condition that occurs due to the development of gaps between the cells (enterocytes) that make up the membrane lining your intestinal wall. These tiny gaps allow substances such as undigested food, bacteria and metabolic wastes, that should be confined to your digestive tract, to…… Continue reading Do You Have Holes in Your Gut Leaking Out Toxins Into Your Bloodstream?

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Water-Damaged Buildings, Environmental Toxins and Your Health – Video Interview

Over the last few years without warning I found myself diving deep into the world of Neuroimmune Illnesses & environmental toxins.  Because these issues have affected me personally and many around me, I have become a passionate speaker and advocate for exposing the dangers of environmental toxins and the adverse effects on human health. The harm to my…… Continue reading Water-Damaged Buildings, Environmental Toxins and Your Health – Video Interview

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What does Organic, Cage Free, Grass Fed, All Natural & other Food labeling Really Mean?

Source: Environmental Working Group Confused by food labeling? Not sure what to buy or what is better for you?  Check out the labeling guide below. Cage-freeCertified HumaneFarmed FishFree-range Grass-fedHormone-free/No extra hormonesLean/Extra LeanNatural No Nitrates/NitritesOrganicPasture-raisedProcessed Meats rBGH-freeSaturated FatSodium Nitrate/nitrite-freeWild-caught/Wild Fish Cage-free The term refers to hens that are not raised in cages, but it does not…… Continue reading What does Organic, Cage Free, Grass Fed, All Natural & other Food labeling Really Mean?

MCS · TILT

MCS UNDER SIEGE

Below is an excerpt from an article published in Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, January 2001, Issue #210. The entire article is worth a read as it covers many aspects of MCS and the difficulties in diagnosing etc. Link to the complete article is below. Excerpt: “Movies like Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action…… Continue reading MCS UNDER SIEGE

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Tumors in the Brain or Body? Think Again, Could be Parasites – Must See Video & Report

If you did not see the video above please watch it now and then continue reading. Parasites have been known for several decades to cause all sorts of diseases including cancer.  One of the first doctors to publish this blatantly in recent times was Dr. Hulda Clark. Today parasites are alive and well inside of most…… Continue reading Tumors in the Brain or Body? Think Again, Could be Parasites – Must See Video & Report