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Mind Your Words When Talking With Or About Someone with Illnesses You Don’t Understand

No matter what you do or how you do it, there will always be people who will criticize you, speak ill, and share false information about you. It’s been my bread and butter for quite some time, and it sucks. In the early years, I remember being at church gatherings and watching people gossip and snicker about me and downplay my health situation. I also … Continue reading Mind Your Words When Talking With Or About Someone with Illnesses You Don’t Understand

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What Does It Mean To Be Masked & Unmasked in Regards to Fragrances & Toxic Mold

Hi friends. How often do you find that it is hard to express just how strong a friend or family member’s perfume is or how awful their fabric softener makes you feel? What does it mean when someone says that you are masked and unmasked? I dive into these topics and more my latest YouTube video.  I’m discussing: – How is a person masked and … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be Masked & Unmasked in Regards to Fragrances & Toxic Mold

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May Is MCS Month-Why Do We Call Ourselves Canaries?-English/Spanish Post

May is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month. MCS is also known as Environmental Illness, Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance, and Environmentally Acquired Illness. In Spanish, it is referred to as Sensibilidad Química Multiple and or Intolerancia Ambiental. This illness can be brought on after a toxic injury. Many people develop it after one significant exposure or after multiple exposures. Exposure to construction chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, … Continue reading May Is MCS Month-Why Do We Call Ourselves Canaries?-English/Spanish Post

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

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 for Texas right now. It is not something to be taken … Continue reading Hurricane Flooding Will Cause Major Mold Issues in Water Damaged Buildings and Homes – How Do You Clean Up? – Is Mold Dangerous?

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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 a time, one hurdle at a time. We never will … Continue reading Disappearing From Society – A Look into Life with Chronic Illness

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Chemical Injury 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 now suffer from severe chemical intolerances and other Neuroimmune conditions like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Allison Johnson reported that … Continue reading Chemical Injury In The Aftermath of 9/11 – The Untold Story

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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 doctor before trying any natural remedy especially if frequent infections … Continue reading Treating Ear Pain Naturally

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 transcript is also included. Below is a brief summary of … Continue reading Mold, Mycotoxins, and CIRS with Dr. Jill Carnahan

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. Related Articles: The Connection Between Toxic Mold and MCS Wellness Practitioners Using Toxic … Continue reading Can smells make you sick? Research shows scent sensitivity could be dangerous

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 documentary, a worthwhile watch. “Probably every doctor in the United … Continue reading Documentary Reveals the Hazards of Toxic Mold and Mold-Related Illnesses

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 grow! Usually by the time mold becomes visible, it has … Continue reading How Mold Spores and Mycotoxins Affect the Body

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 the glue in some laminate flooring coming in from China … Continue reading Hidden home dangers – Chemicals in Our Environment You Should Know About – News Report

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 its cause. Neurotoxicity—poisoning of the brain and nervous system—is a … Continue reading Recognizing Neurotoxicity – A Fantastic Medical Review

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 people who covers this topic exceptionally well is Ruth Etzel, MD. I purchased … Continue reading Children & Environmental Toxins – Must Read Info for Pediatricians and Parents

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 hay fever-like symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, nasal … Continue reading What is the difference between a chemical allergy and a chemical toxicity?

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 sufferers were once dismissed as hypochondriacs, but there’s growing biological … Continue reading Extreme Chemical Sensitivity Makes Sufferers Allergic to Life

Beat the War Against Mold

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 is all too often the case with illness caused by … Continue reading Beat the War Against Mold

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 systems in your body than pesticides or heavy metals do. … Continue reading Mold Pandemic Sweeping Across America

What is Mold Illness – Dr. Shoemaker Explains

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 silently takes away energy, cognition, and easy breathing; it leaves … Continue reading What is Mold Illness – Dr. Shoemaker Explains

The Severity of Mold Exposure

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 the body but the most dangerous types or species of … Continue reading The Severity of Mold Exposure