I just wanted to take a moment to encourage you during these crazy times that we’re going through. I’ve been trying to write this post for the last two weeks but haven’t been feeling well enough to do so. I had a bad chemical and mold exposure that pushed me over the edge and the…… Continue reading Look For The Helpers – Reflections Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic
I’m going to get real for a little because I know so many families going through similar struggles and I want to share a little about what we’ve gone through these past 19 months. Although my mold saga started 14 years ago (click here and here to read about my story) we were doing well…… Continue reading Searching for a Mold Free Home – Mold Chronicles
Many families won’t have gifts or decorations or special treats during the holidays. Some won’t even have a home to live in. Instead of searching for Black Friday deals on toys or gadgets they’ll be searching for a place to pitch up a tent or a vacant room in someone’s home if they can tolerate…… Continue reading A Struggle Endured By Many Yet Understood By Few – Mold Chronicles
In this post, I would like to talk about some of the things that people go through after they are injured by chemicals, toxigenic mold and other toxins inside of water-damaged buildings. I also want to share helpful tips for friends and family members of those who are suffering through a series of impossible illnesses. I say…… Continue reading What Does It Feel Like To Get Sick From Mold/Chemicals and How Can Friends and Family Offer Support
This article was created with the clinician and the patient in mind. It is a comprehensive resource that can be useful for medical practitioners and patients alike, to learn how they can better reduce and or avoid problematic exposures. Those of us who have been injured by chemicals and or toxic mold know first hand…… Continue reading How To Reduce and Avoid Problematic Exposures for Chemically Sensitive Individuals and Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance Sufferers
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. This condition is also known as Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance. 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…… Continue reading Chemical Sensitivity: The Illness Crippling People, Dismissed By Doctors – Dr. Anne Steinemann Media Coverage
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
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
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?
The school year is readily approaching and with it comes a string of problems for parents who suffer from chemical intolerances aka MCS and TILT . 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…… Continue reading Back To School Facts for Someone with Chemical Intolerances
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 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/intolerances and a TILT/MCS diagnosis. Based on results, 59% of women polled who have chemical sensitivities or TILT also know as MCS, started to experience symptoms after their mold exposure,…… Continue reading Poll – When did you first start to experience intolerance and sensitivity to chemicals?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Learn how to avoid health risks from mold exposure. By Kurt and Lee Ann Billings The Battle Plan; Prevention of a particular illness is often learned after a person has become a bona fide, card-carrying member of the disease’s survivors club. Lesser-known conditions, the ones without hefty public awareness campaigns, take people by surprise. This…… Continue reading Beat the War Against Mold
MADISON, Alabama — Four women work together in a small building in Madison. They begin to behave strangely, developing nosebleeds and coughs, complaining of constant exhaustion. They appear to forget words, at times seeming to lose track mid-sentence. They begin to blanket doctors’ offices. Three of the women have gall bladder surgery the same year.…… Continue reading Curious case of toxic mold pits Chamber of Commerce employees against City of Madison
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
Yesterday a FB fan asked an important question. His question? He asked: “Just what is mold illness?”. I could not find a better explanation then the one available on Dr Shoemakers site SurvivingMold.com. Please see the article below written by Dr. Shoemaker. Overview of Mold Illness Diagnosis Mold Illness begins insidiously, as it quietly and…… Continue reading What is Mold Illness – Dr. Shoemaker Explains
There is a mold pandemic sweeping across America and affecting millions. Sadly, many people don’t realize that the fungi incorrectly referred to as ‘black mold’ (Stachybotrys chartarum) is a serious problem and it can severely compromise your immune system after a simple exposure. Another unknown fact is that each type of mold has different effects on…… Continue reading The Severity of Mold Exposure
Report below is by Dr. Mercola Mold in your home, school or workplace can pose a number of serious health problems that you may not realize are related to mold exposure. This article is part of a series of articles I’m writing about this silent health threat. The focus of this particular article will…… Continue reading Mold-The Silent Health threat & the Sicknesses it Can Cause