Back To School Facts for Someone with Chemical Intolerances

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 talking about here? What is TILT, what is MCS? For … Continue reading Back To School Facts for Someone with Chemical Intolerances

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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

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 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 because establishments across the USA do not provide reasonable accommodations … Continue reading Chemical Sensitivity – A Guide for Hospitals

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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 where wheat or all-purpose flour is required. As I kid and … Continue reading Grain Free – Lactose Free – Cheer Me Up Chocolate Chip Cookies – Plus How To Save on Ingredients

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

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 story is a story of pain, suffering, and triumph. His story … Continue reading Meeting Alan Bell – Author of The New Book “Poisoned”

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 cabins, that has been contaminated with chemicals such as engine … Continue reading Health concerns & cancer link-over toxic cabin air breathed by 3.5 billion passengers each year

Poll – When did you first start to experience intolerance and sensitivity to chemicals?

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, this has also been seen in polls and studies about … Continue reading Poll – When did you first start to experience intolerance and sensitivity to chemicals?

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 CEH. Items or a piece of an item must fit … 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 doctor before trying any natural remedy especially if frequent infections … Continue reading Treating Ear Pain Naturally

Things to keep in mind when you are visiting someone with Chemical Intolerances & Sensitivities

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. Many times we feel guilty for having to ask family and … Continue reading Things to keep in mind when you are visiting someone with Chemical Intolerances & Sensitivities

Poll – MCS Symptoms

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 to toxic mold exposure. A total of 18 women participated, with … Continue reading Poll – MCS Symptoms

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. This last decade has been pretty intense especially for me. I got sick … Continue reading Mothers Day Reflections – When You’re Chronically Ill

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 Program Manager at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, U.C. San … Continue reading Dr. Anne Steinemann Publications on Fragrance

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 Academic Editors: O. Aruoma, P. Maček, and J. B.T. Rocha Copyright © 2013 … Continue reading Scientific Study on Exposure to Water-Damaged Buildings, Mold, and Mycotoxins

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

Do You Know what Mold Toxicity Is?

Mold Toxicity – A Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome from Keith Berndtson 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?

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 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 so they can hear some facts on what MCS is … Continue reading What is Toxic Injury Awareness Month?

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

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) …Total toxic (body) load is the sum of all pollutants … Continue reading FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ONSET OF CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY

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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 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 rate. Do you know what chemicals are in your baby … Continue reading Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Clothing Pushed This Father to Make a Documentary – Don’t Miss It – Watch For Free

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 very excited about getting new uniforms and having something different, … Continue reading At American Airlines, rashes, wheezing and suspicion still surround new uniforms – MCS News

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

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 containing a “nontoxic”, “organic” or “all natural” label. It has been … Continue reading Toxins in Everyday Household Products with Anne Steinemann PhD – A MUST WATCH

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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 little old ladies were right! The oxtail I grew up … Continue reading Gut Healthy Oxtail Stew – Slow Cooked – Paleo – GAPS

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 weeks I have been trying to make appointments to be … Continue reading Educating People Makes Our Life Easier – Don’t let people violate the Americans with Disabilities Act

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 more important than ever to be aware of the chemicals … Continue reading Prevent Chemical Injury

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 mold will make you sick and it will also make … Continue reading Golden Rules to Slowdown Progression of MCS

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: 1 tsp of COCONUT ACTIVATED CHARCOAL POWDER available on Gold Mountain … Continue reading Make Charcoal Cleansing Soap – Easy Peasy

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 might be inconvenienced or temporarily ill from exposure to an … Continue reading Myths and Facts About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Chemical Free Housing

So many people with chemical sensitivities and conditions like CIRS and TILT are looking for safe housing. Housing that is free from mold, cigarette smoke and chemicals is hard to come by these days. Many families 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

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 in advance as possible. To be truly scent free, you … Continue reading How to Be Fragrance 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 did. Now if you don’t have an ice cream maker … Continue reading Vanilla Caramel Pecan Ice Cream – Vegan & Paleo – Refined Sugar Free

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 called “camote blanco” translated “white sweet potato”. She would fry … Continue reading Organic Vegan & Paleo Sweet Potato Fritters

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 pre-made products especially Gatorade, so being the kitchen savage that … Continue reading Homemade Electrolyte & Probiotic Water – 3 Easy Recipes

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 Helping Hands are tax deductible.   Organizations Chemical Sensitivity Foundation … Continue reading MCS Resources

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 a mom, it is very important that my kids get … Continue reading Super Yummy Organic Sprouted Kale Pancakes Made Easy in The Blender

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 people have thought that eating a large breakfast full of … Continue reading Real Food Green Smoothie – Happiness In A Cup

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 quick and easy recipe for a healthy nutrient-dense snack you … Continue reading No Junk Nutrient Dense Sprouted Nut & Seed Trail Mix – Paleo – GAPS – Grain Free – Vegan

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 be hospitalized and treated for weeks or months on end. … Continue reading What is MCS

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

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 of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA 5Center for ENT … Continue reading Water-Damaged Home Causes Serious Health Issues in Occupants – Case Study

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 years ago as I was developing healthy gluten and sugar-free … Continue reading Paleo & Vegan Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic Ice Cream & Popsicles

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 to cancer and other serious health issues. When I first … Continue reading Green Cleaning Recipes

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. Using a Vitamix or food processor, blend herbs with a … Continue reading How I Store Herbs For Food Prep.

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. If you’ve never tried brussel sprouts or just plain hate them … Continue reading Eat Your Brussel Sprouts – Two Easy Paleo Recipes You Will Drool Over

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