MCS Sites ---- updated March 28, 2009
Articles ---- updated December 24, 2016
Miscellaneous Links ---- updated November 30, 2010
Toxic Chemical Lists
March 28, 2009
Non Toxic Products that I Use ---- updated November 16, 2016
Body Diagnosis ---- updated January 2012
Stuff I have learned along the way ---- updated December 2010
What I Am Doing to Heal My Body ---- updated ---- May 2008
The Moral of this Story if there is One
Non Toxic Recipes
August 04, 2012
Non Toxic On-line Stores
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While looking through a MCS newsletter, I saw an advertisement for Dakota Free Pure Prairie Soap . This soap is made just for those with MCS. I ordered a bar, since finding a bar soap that was high on my priority list. It turned out to be the only bar soap that did not give me a rash.
In a MCS forum I found Enviro One all purpose soap . A lot of MCS people can not use any other all purpose soap than this one. But we are all different. I hope this works for you if you decide to try it.
At first, I was amazed that people from far away lands are reading my site and sending me e-mails. Most were asking for help. If I can't help someone, I often send them a link to a place that I think could help them.
By the way, your e-mails have helped me to feel less alone and useful. Having MCS is very hard, but it is made easier to feel that someone behind this keyboard that cares about you. When you e-mail me about my site and how it has helped you, I feel happy to know someone is out there that is reading my site and getting something out of it. Some e-mails have made me smile, others have made me cry. Since I started this site, I have only had one bad e-mail. She told me, that I will never get better, because I was not doing enough to get better. It bothered me at first but, then I just thought she was probably having a bad day.
I have other goodies on my site so just scroll down or click on a link that interests you the most in the navigating my site section.
It only took 3 or 4 treatments for almost all my environmental sensitivities to go away. I had about 22 glutathione treatments, before I stopped them due to the expense. The last one was in November 2009.
IV glutathione is not cheap, but it was well worth it. Unfortunately, glutathione pills are ineffective. The pill breaks down in the intestines and becomes the 3 amino acids that it is made up of. Since Glutathione is made in all of our cells, once the amino acids are separated, they will not reassemble into glutathione. Sorry if this is confusing. It is really hard to explain. After I discontinued the IV treatments, I tried liquid Glutathione but I did not see this helping at all. So I stopped taking it.
Someone emailed me to tell me that they started getting Glutathione IV's after they found my site. She said that IVs work a lot better than the glutathione nebulizer which she was using. She said she noticed right away, and she is feeling better each week. I was so happy for her.
If you would like to try IV glutathione, I think calling a compounding pharmacy is the best way to find a doctor. Compounding Pharmacists make up the Glutathione IV's, so they know who is using the IV's, because these doctors are their customers. The compounding pharmacy does not need to be near you. Some send the IV bags all over the country.
I wish that I did not have to miss so much of my family's lives. But I am very grateful I am back in the world again.
I still have health issues, but I am working on getting better
with the help of a talented doctor at:
He uses standard process supplements, which are made from food not chemicals, to heal the organ that is yelling the loudest at the time. Here is an article that explains it better than I can.
On August 13-14, I spent 2 days in the hospital for Tylenol toxicity. I took the Tylenol for longer than I should have, because I had a mastoid infection. The pain was nearly unbearable. I sent an e-mail to the doctor to give them an update on how I was doing. Almost immediately after I hit send, the office assistant called, because my email was not very coherent. When I was typing that e-mail, I seriously could not find the "N" key. I was a computer programmer for 7 years so I know where all the keys are. When the EMTs got here, I could not answer the simplest of questions. I had no clue who the president was, nor could I tell him how old I was, or my birth date. He finally asked me something I could answer, my name. Mary I said. I guess I was still in there somewhere. This office assistant stayed on the line with me until the paramedics showed up. I was so scared. And since I had no idea that she called them, I was shocked to see 4-6 big men at my door. I kept saying you can't take me, my husband won't know were I am. As they were rolling me to the ambulance, we passed my husband in the driveway. My husband never left my side at the hospital until I told him to go home to eat or sleep. This experience made us so much closer. We did not know that we loved each other as much. My daughter and her boyfriend, even showed up. I guess I gave them all a scare.
I am still suffering symptoms because of what Tylenol did to me. It is very toxic to the liver and it is the most toxic over the counter drug. Thousands end up in the ER because of Tylenol, some end up staying in hospital like I did and it kills about 450 people each year. (these numbers depend on what site you read)
My nurse told me that I should never take Tylenol again and it will be a long time to get over this. I used a cane for a few weeks, so I had to make friends with the TV, cause standing caused me to fall.
It is a good thing I tossed the Tylenol, since it would be too easy to grab the Tylenol when I get a headache. My nutritional Dr gave some food based pills to take for headaches, so there is no need to poison myself ever again.
The nurse was right about it taking a long time to heal because, I am still very weak. I often have chest pain if I try to do too much. I can do my laundry now. But right after I got out out of the hospital, carrying only one or two small items to the washing machine made me feel like I was having a heart attack. It hurt a lot. I tend carry my clothes to our bedroom, so I can sit on the bed to fold them. More often that not, they never get folded. I toss them on top of my sewing table, my bed or the ironing board. When I say never I mean never. I usually end up getting dressed from the pile of wrinkled clothing. I only end up folding them if I run out of places to throw them.
I still can't do more than a few dishes without gasping for air, or having the heart say, that's enough for now. At, first, if I ventured out to go to a store, often my husband had to come pick me up because I was so tired due to having to walk all over to find what I needed. I was exhausted and often confused. The whole thing made me want to cry. Now, I can go to only one place in a day, and try to avoid more than 2-3 outings a week. If I break those rules, I pay the price. I have to time my errands and doctor visits, just right because now I have to eat so often, or I will get weak and confused. Most of the time, I put some food in a Thermos so I can eat in the car if there is no time to to get back home to eat on time. I feel like Cinderella, with the clock chiming twelve. I eat 4 times a day, which is about every 3 hours. I can't just grab a granola bar cause I can't eat grains, nuts, seeds. fruit, sugar, soy or dairy.
Vacuuming is totally impossible for me. My husband has always said, as long as I don't have to wash your butt, I'm fine. I can take showers now. Before, it was too exhausting to stand long enough to take a shower. I lost a ton of weight, so had to put a towel in the tub to sit on because my bottom was so bony. I was 92 pounds. Now I weigh 113. I could not gain weight until I added a meal to my day. I never knew how long I would wear a certain size, so I shopped at the thrift shop to get bigger pants. I don't buy shirts there because shirts are usually polluted with perfume and/or deodorant. I am difficult to fit, so I had to spend a lot of time trying stuff on. This exhausts me and makes me very hungry. I have to eat often or I will feel dizzy, get confused and get so very tired. Often my legs give out and I fall. Most household chores go undone, unless my nice husband does what I can not possibly do.
Everyone makes a big fuss over me when I fall. I am fine, I tell them. I have gotten used to it. My memory is failing me. I can't hang onto a thought. I can't remember if I told my husband something or not, so I tell him stuff over and over. This is getting frustrating for the both of us. I also have no clue what anyone tells me, so I ask the person to repeat themselves. Sometimes, they tell me again. Other times, they get frustrated and say it's not that important. Urrr. I feel I am missing out on the conversation.
Now I bring my digital recorder, to all doctor appointments. It really helps.
Now I know how I got MCS:
It was the Tylenol!
I had 4 car separate car accidents from 1999-2001. Because of the pain, I took aspirin and alternated it with Tylenol for a long time. Tylenol is very toxic. It keeps building up in the body, if the body can't get rid of it fast enough. My body could not cope with the poison, so I got MCS. I have read in many places, that many got MCS after a concussion or a car accident. In both cases, you are likely to take pain pills.
So for now, I really am not spending too much time updating my site. I am still too weak to do much of anything. The Tylenol is now out of my liver, but it is still hanging out in my kidneys. My doctor also found other things wrong with me. I had parasites in my heart, but they cleared up in a few months. Then he found some lung round worms. I finally got rid of those in March 2016. But now I have flukes again, but this time in my adrenal glands. At the next visit, they had moved to my spleen. I am still ill, but at least I am not falling and gasping for air as much. Flukes go away quicker than round worms. But, I'm hanging in there.
I thought I got over MCS. But MCS is not a yes you have it or no you don't type of disease.
I think it is more like there is this very thin line you cross over. You go from not being
being able to go into public or sit on a polyester couch, to being able to do so again.
But, you may not even know how very close to the edge you are. Day after day, you sit on
this teeter totter. Then when you are not paying attention, one more bad exposure to some
nasty thing happens and you are stuck at home again.
Well I am on the teeter totter wondering which way the wind will blow.
Well I am on the teeter totter wondering which way the wind will blow.
January 16 2017
I got rid of the flukes at some point, but then I got protozoa in my gallbladder, from the dog. The parasite gave him diarrhea. So I had wash him up. I must have touched my face before I washed my hands, so then we both had diarrhea. (I wash my hands after each time I touch him. Maybe those guys got under my fingernail or something) He also had protozoa in his eye. That was creepy. About a week ago, I tested free of the Protozoa. I don't think parasites are my problem. I believe they attack the weak, the young and the old. I am weak and I am 55.
Ein (my Corgi) is going in tomorrow, to get tested for the parasite.
My stomach has been very bloated for the last two months. I ended up having blockage, so the doc gave me some herbal pills, to empty my gut. He has given me something to repopulate my gut with good bacteria. He said none of the supplements would work with that blockage there.
I wake with pain each morning. I think it is because I can't move around much or I will have painful breathing. I get up and walk it off, then it goes away for the most part.
I think after my gut has healed we can address the high level of copper toxicity I have. If you look it up, I pretty much have most of the symptoms. Maybe that is why I have such a hard time thinking and why I have been so depressed and anxious for a long time. It all has been all very hard on me.
February 2, 2017
I have to face facts. I can't wear shoes. I don't like the way my feet feel walking across the carpet. I have trouble getting up off the carpeted floor after sitting there a while. SO, I grab a piece of furniture to pull up on. I am tired all the time. EMF's are bothering me. Sometimes my almost 100% cotton socks make my feet burn. If the socks are dyed, it is worse. I feel weak in stores. I get confused easily. I repeat myself a lot. I often don't remember what others tell me, so they don't bother telling me much. I am depressed because whether I want to admit it or not, I have MCS again. OK, I was on that teeter totter, but still functioning. Now my life Consists of getting on the computer and watching TV. Rarely do I go shopping. It is not worth it. I have ordered and returned 20 - 30 pairs of shoes thinking if I could just wear shoes, I would not be sick again.
There is no sense in the world for me to recreate the wheel, when the information is already out there. These sites explain a lot of things better than I can.
Environmental Illness - Our Little Place
MCS for Beginners (archived)
The Wall of Personal Testimony - HERC
Resources for the Chemically Injured, Chemically Sensitive or Environmentally Ill
- Lassen Technology
Chemical Injury Survivors of Minnesota
Chronic Neuroimmune Diseases Information
Nova Scotia Allergy and Environmental Health Association
Anything in quotes are not my words. They are few sentences from the author of the site so you will know better, if this might be an article you might want to read.
Poison in the Grass - Chem-Tox
Radiation Ovens - Association for freedom of choice and Free information
MCS Under Siege - Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients
Why Shoes Make a Normal Gait Impossible - Parents for Barefoot Children
Sodium Fluoride used in Fluoridation is NOT Pharmaceutical Grade - Fluoride Action Network
Finding Tolerable Clothing or Fabric - NSAEHA
School Environment - Healthy or Hazardous? - Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients
Drugs, Stoned by Prescription - KOS Publishing
Salts that Heal and Salts that Kill - Cure Zone
Billboard Control: Fighting Visual Pollution - Scenic America
The Seven Essentials of Recovery - by Debra Lynn Dadd
How We Become Chemically Sensitive - Health and Certainty
Electromagnetic Field Poisoning - Craig Reese
Moldy Material - Health and Certainty
The Problem with Pressure Treated Wood - Raw Food Info
Formaldehyde Toxicity - Grisanti
How to Legally Avoid Unwanted Immunizations of All Kinds - Mercola
The Fluoridation Fiasco - Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients
The SARS Epidemic: Are Viruses Taking the Rap for Industrial Poisons?
Food For Thought: Malcolm Beck
Pushing up Daisies: Malcolm Beck
Other Malcolm Beck articles (archived)
The Murky World of High Fructose Corn Syrup - Weston A Price Foundation
"Consumers trying to avoid genetically modified foods should avoid HFCS. It is almost certainly made from genetically modified corn and then it is processed with genetically modified enzymes."
Agriculture and Nutrition - Weston A Price Foundation
Finding Health Close to Home - Weston A Price
Natural Gas and People with Chemical Sensitivities - Medical-Environmental Report
How Nature Cures - Doctor Yourself
Hidden Allergens in Foods - Allergy Advisor
Poison for Profit - Red Flags Weekly
What's Wrong with Food Irradiation? - Organic Consumers
I thought hyperbaric oxygen might be a good idea until I read this article
Teflon – Is it Good or Bad - Dr Rapp
Crappy Reasons to Eat Organic - Small Footprint Family
Sludge - Anarac (archived) - "...the municipal waste industry hired a public relations firm named Powell Tate, who re-named the waste as "beneficial biosolids", to be used for fertilizers, and dust suppressants to be spread on farmers' fields and country roads. The EPA then reclassified sludge from "hazardous material" to "compost"."
The Sludge Scam: Should Sewage Sludge Fertilize Your Vegetables - Riles
I know this article has little to due with MCS, but it is very informative.
January 02, 2009
Soft Drinks - Tuberose
Soft Drinks: America's Other Drinking Problem - Weston A Price Foundation
November 16, 2016
Why ‘Fragrance’ Really Stinks: - Fix.com/blog
December 16, 2016
Top 10 Toxins that are Poisoning Your Kids - Wellness Achiever
14 Healthy Tips to Detox Your Kids
Know Your Fats - Weston A Price Foundation
What's It Like To Live With Chemical Sensitivities? - Think before you stink
Society for Barefoot Living
- we are already members!
Resource List for Pesticide Alternatives - A Better Way - IPM Solutions
This women noticed that her son did not react to chemicals as much if he avoided chemicals in foods, especially school lunches.
Understanding & Accommodating People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
in Independent Living - ILRU
Organic Directories - Organic Consumers
The Healthy Flooring Network Guide to Healthy Flooring
Old Timers Page - Walton Feed
The Safe Playgrounds Project
Epilepsy and Diet - Dogtor J
List of KOS Health Articles
The Dangers of Natural Gas - Alkalize for Health
The Breast Cancer Deception - Natural News
Safe and Effective Natural Control of Flea, Ticks, Bed Bugs, Lice and other Pests
Managing Fleas Without Poisons
MCS Legal Help
March 28, 2009
Non Toxic Stuff that I Use
You may be react to stuff that I don't, so just test the product in a small area of your body, or find a chiropractor that can muscle test the product to see if it is good for you. If you don't open it, you can always take it back. I found a chiropractor that can test products by asking the supplement person at the a health food store.
I like to list an on-line source of all items that I link to, for those of you that can't go into public.
Of the manufacturer's sites which I link to, many have a 'find a store' button. I tend to get a
lot of stuff from Amazon. Prices are good, customer service great, and it is very convenient to
buy anything I might need, without tiring myself, or falling on the floor. I also like to by from
Etsy.com. They are mostly individuals selling things they make themselves or people selling vintage
Produced by a chemically sensitive person, in a clean room. No one wears scented products where all her products are produced. It can also be used to wash your hair. I have used it when I could not find a tolerable shampoo. Before I found this soap, I would get a rash that went all the way down my back. Took me a while to figure out why.
When I was as my sickest, it was the only bar soap to not give me a rash!
November 16, 2016
Dakota Free Sunflower SoapNovember 16, 2016
When I was very sensitive I could not find anything that I could use. I tried baking soda then Peelu Powder. Both gave me a rash. I tried bentonite clay as well. It tasted like dirt, so I finally gave up and just brushed with just a wet toothbrush .
Now I brush my teeth with:
I use this with a cut piece of 100% cotton T-shirt as a bandage.
These are not easy to find.
My decision to use these was not to make the world free of plastic, I just found the traditional ones
so irritating to my skin.
I get mine at Natural Grocers.
I get mine at Natural Grocers. Many sites offer a 'where to buy' button someplace.
I like the feel and slight nutty aroma of this oil. I use this for for dry itchy skin.
I picked this oil because it is close to our own skin oil, but any organic non-solvent extracted cooking oil or fat will do.
I tried to make a balm for my hands and fingernails out of cocoa butter and Macadamia oil. I messed
with the proportions of each. I finally got a good ratio, until summer hit, then is was too thin.
Someone from Etsy.com told me to try to add bees wax to the mix. I never got around to trying it.
My decision to use these was not to make the world free of plastic, I just found the traditional ones so irritating to my skin.
I get mine at Natural Grocers.
I get mine at Natural Grocers. Many sites offer a 'where to buy' button someplace.
I like the feel and slight nutty aroma of this oil. I use this for for dry itchy skin. I picked this oil because it is close to our own skin oil, but any organic non-solvent extracted cooking oil or fat will do.
I tried to make a balm for my hands and fingernails out of cocoa butter and Macadamia oil. I messed with the proportions of each. I finally got a good ratio, until summer hit, then is was too thin. Someone from Etsy.com told me to try to add bees wax to the mix. I never got around to trying it.
I wet both the soap and my hands, then I rub my hands together until a nice foam has formed then rub the lather on my legs. Then I shave as usual.
I am sure it has toxic stuff in it,
but at least it is unscented. They sometimes do not list on the front that it is unscented.
Two types of edge gel are for sensitive skin. To be
sure, I look for the one that does not list fragrance in the list of
I use the liquid soap for about anything that needs to be cleaned. It works great.
I use it for:
Laundry, windows, mirrors, eyeglasses, clothing stains, getting ink off anything, pet stains, wiping down counters, washing floors, dusting, etc...
To get get help with how much soap to use for various sized containers, click on
Enviro One dilution ratios
When I was at my sickest, Enviro One and Dakota Free soap were all that I could use without getting rashes. .
You may think this soap is expensive, but it very concentrated. At a 5:1 ratio, it works out to less than 7 cents an ounce, or under 8 cents if you get the small bottle. (click on the large all purpose cleaner on their home page to see the small size.)
It is nice and creamy. Works well, but their ingredients are very vague.
The Morton table salt is denatured. It is just sodium chloride with all the other minerals removed. From what I have read, they sell the minerals to vitamin companies.
Need more info?
Salt Works Peruvian salt
November 21, 2016
Organic spices are not irradiated. I get them at the health food stores and sometimes at a regular grocery store.
Snapware Glass Food Storage Containers
I store my homemade broth in this size.
I store homemade soup in this size.
I use as a water pitcher, I bought mine at a thrift shop
Here is an article explaining why organic is not good enough and why certified organic is better.
If you know someone that sells these for fat mattress, please let me know. I would prefer a mattress cover. Getting those encasements on or off are almost impossible.
December 3, 2016
Vermont country store no longer sells the bath mat that I have.
To oil hinges.
Most of their products have a nice citrus scent. (unless you are allergic to citrus!)
The iron does not have a toxic non-stick finish that most irons have. I love this iron. It does not has a steam feature, so there are no steam holes to get clogged up. The iron seams to get hotter than normal irons, so I don't miss the steam. When I need a little steam, I mist them with a spray bottle.
This is where you can get full spectrum fluorescent bulbs tubes. Not all full spectrum lights are created equally. The site is sorta technical but the folks that work there are nice and will help you to find exactly what you need. I think they sell ballasts now, but if not they can let you know what kind of ballast that you need. Give them a call, since it will be easier to talk about it than, going back and forth via e-mail.
We have had this for years. It looks like it will last forever
There is no need for toxic lighter fluid needed. I can't imagine what lighter fluid smoke would do to you to eat along with your food.
Lump charcoal does not come impregnated
with lighter fluid or with other chemical additives
This is a fairly new store. All the tools are designed for women's smaller hands and body. They asked women to suggest what they would like to see in this store. This is the item that I suggested. It was kinda fun to have a say in what they would offer. I also suggested this next tool:
Hori-hori means 'dig dig'. It has many uses. You can dig, measure, and you can make cuts with the serrated edge
clumping cat litter that is safe for kitty.
Raw pet food from Burgundy Pasture Beef
contains heart, liver, kidney and ground beef
Dry pet food is so not good for animals. It is as bad as dry breakfast cereal is for humans. But every attempt we have made to wean our cats from dry food, has resulted in one or both cats to stop eating entirely. Then they have to go to the vet to be re-hydrated and force fed. Both have almost died because of this.
Orijen dry dog food
We had to switch the Corgi onto a better food since the food we had him on (Nutro sensitive Stomach Formula) was making him very ill starting in Feb, 2008. He drank huge amounts of water and was getting us up 2-3 times nightly having to pee.
Orijen dry cat food
Ziwipeak canned cat food
After reading about all the horrible ingredients that go into pet food, I thought I would give changing cat foods one more try. But this time change the food very slowly. So far so good. We switched her over to Before Grain dry food by 10% a week, and by the 3rd week she was beginning to act like a kitten again. She is 10 years old. She has been completely switched over for about a month now.
A few companies, that make non food products, are not exactly honest about ingredients they use. By law they do not have to list ingredients at all, like food companies have to. When they do list ingredients, some companies leave a few ingredients off the list, or are vauge about an ingredient by using a term like a 'degreaser' or make up a term that is not even real. Hmm, how will I know if the product is non toxic or not?
So, I review the list of ingredients and any other input I can find, like how others react to the product, to know if I should even try the item. If I am unsure about something I ask a chemist that I found on-line that is willing to let me know if a product is toxic or not. Then if all is good, I try the product and often get the product allergy tested by my Nutritional Response Testing doctor. The other issue is: some natural products are toxic and some synthetic products are not toxic. Confused yet?
We are all different in what we can handle, so you may react to a product that I can use. I react to orange oil and citric acid which are in almost all cleaning products. So, I am having a hard time finding replacements for items that have tested as bad for me. If I do find something that has no citrus in it, I get excited only to fine out it does not work well. So now I use on-line reviews to see if the product is effective.
I am trying hard to find better products that I don't react to or am allergic to, but I am slowing down, because I can't get anywhere if I rush this. I get frustrated easily.
Guides to Non Toxic Products
Guidelines for Non-Toxic Living - Our Little Place
Guide to Less Toxic Products - NSAEHA
March 28, 2009
Non Toxic Catalog Lists
Non Toxic Product Catalogs - MCS Help Site
Various Catalogs - Lassen Technologies
MCS Resources - Our Little Place
MCS Buttons, Posters, Signs, and T-shirts
Buttons, Posters and Signs
Non Toxic Homemade Recipes
Please avoid any recipes in the links below that contain toxic grocery store type ingredients such as:
ammonia, dish detergent (petro chemical based), fabric softener, dryer sheets, chemical fragrances, bleach, rubbing alcohol, mineral oil (baby oil is mineral oil, so avoid this too), motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, paraffin (it is made of petro chemicals), chemical dyes (Rit dye or most food colors), or any other product made of petro chemicals.
pine products, soy, coconut, citrus, essential oils, etc.
Barley Water Recipe - John Christopher (archived)
The way I did it, was to boil 2 oz of lightly pan roasted whole barley (not pearled)
in 1 quart of water, then simmered for
20-30 minutes. Then I strained and tossed out the barley. I drank 1 cup
of barley water about 4X a day.
Tongue Diagnosis - eagle herbs
January 2, 2009
How to Perform Muscle Testing - Allergy Scape
Kinesiology - How it Can Work, How it is Often Misused - MCS Allergy Help
April 8, 2009
Interactive reflexology maps of feet and hands - Dorling Kindersley Book
I believe if the area indicated by the map is painful, there is a problem with the corresponding organ. Most areas of my feet used to be painful if pressed on that area. Now, hardly any areas are. To me that indicates that my health is improving. I guess I am doing something right.
Pulse Diagnosis - Institute for Traditional Medicine
Urine Diagnosis - Wrong Diagnosis
underlying problem should be found and addressed. Because regular and alternative doctors
are unwilling or unable to help us, we are left to try to diagnose ourselves,
like with methods in this section. Every once in a while I check my state
of health using body diagnosis. I am doing a lot better. Mostly what I
have done to accomplish this, is to eat better, and get plenty of sleep.
I think avoidance of toxic products and other toxic things can help, but there a few other things that I have done to help in my recovery. The first five things have been important to me on my road to improvement. the 6th and 7th areas are truly a mixed bag
In June 2004, I started to drink
Mountain Valley Spring Water
in glass bottles, instead of filtered water from
BYOB Water Stores
. I think Mountain Valley Spring Water tastes great! The first few days, it was like I could
not get enough of this water. It was like this was what my body was looking for all along
and it was making up for lost time. But I did level off after a while and now drink normal amount.
The same thing happened to my husband. He drank a lot of it at first too. But now he thinks
the water tastes too minerally for him and went back to the filtered water. I think this is common.
Deficient people need minerally water and the more robust folks need the cleansing
qualities of filtered water.
Here is an article about the dangers of drinking distilled water:
Personally, I think even filtered water is depleting to the body. Even my husband, who used to like BYOB filtered water, is now drinking tap water. I have been told that filtered water is dead.
Back in 1997 I brought two bottles of water to be muscle tested at my kinesiologist. I did not label (except with a 1 and a 2 so I knew which was which) either bottle so he would not know which was which. I did not look while he tested so I did not know either. The highly filtered BYOB water tested weak for me, and the tap water tested strong. I was not going to drink "Tap" water! So I continued to drink the empty water. I should have listened to my body, and stopped drinking the filtered water. In 1999, I began to drink "Rain fresh" brand water, after I tasted it at my acupuncturist. It is reverse osmosis water with added oxygen, so still an empty dead water. We switched to mountain valley spring water, after we moved and rain fresh was no longer available. The water tastes great! It may take a while for my body to remineralize after 7 years of drinking dead water.
The earth provides water with the minerals a body needs, so I believe that is the best way to drink it. It is too bad that most don't have access to fresh mountain streams. If you can not afford spring water, it might be beneficial to add a touch of sea salt to your water so you can at least be getting some electrolytes when you drink. Add the salt according to taste, your body will tell your when it is the right amount. Salted water has a softer feel in my mouth. I like it a lot better.
Given a choice, my dog prefers rain water, to tap, filtered or even spring water. Animals are usually wiser than we are. My potted plants and veggie garden also prefers rain water. Maybe one day I will take my dog's advice and get some rain barrels.
Country Water Action: Thailand Promoting Rainwater Harvesting, Preserving Rainwater Jar Culture
Recently, I discovered that I was not getting enough water. I thought that I was drinking plenty of water, but the only thing it seemed to accomplish was to make me pee. So I drank less, to see if I felt less tired and weak. I felt terrible. So I tried something else. Instead of drinking a full glass of water at a time when I felt thirsty, I drink 1/2 a glass at a time. Oh my gosh, all the difference in the world. Now, I digest my food way better and I am not running to the bathroom all the time. I think drinking too much at once was upsetting my electrolyte balance. My kidneys were very busy dumping water to make things right again, and I was still dehydrated.
I found that drinking a full glass of water when I first get up (sleep is dehydrating, and so is taking a bath) is very helpful. I read in these articles
that salt and water are needed to make hydrochloric acid (HCL) for the
body to make HCL, which is needed for digestion. I avoid drinking for 15-30 minutes before meals
and for at least 1 hour after
meals so that HCL is not diluted. After supper, I try not to drink too much water
because I found it is hard on my kidneys to drink at night. Each person needs a different amount
of water to to feel well, so use your own body as a guide. When the weather is
hot, or I am more active, I drink more water than usual. When I garden, I get so tired and
sometimes light headed. I find if I drink water while I am outside, I feel
a lot better.
I did try the cleanses that are on her site, but they made me loose too much weight, 30 pounds, and I was only 123 lbs to begin with. I spent the next year, trying to put it back on.
The body regenerates at night. It performs tasks such as: repairing damaged cells, growth in
children, reorganizing memories, resting the brain and muscles, as well as de-toxing the blood and
cells. It is important to sleep during the night not during the day (like if you
are a night owl and go to bed at midnight or later) because these functions occur naturally at
helps to move the blood, thus bringing more nutrients and oxygen to the cells. It
also moves the lymph fluid. The lymph fluids have no pump like the blood does.
Exercise also causes deep breathing, allows sounder sleep, builds muscle, improves mood,
increases physical stamina, and assists in digestion and elimination functions. The liver and kidneys will
filter the blood of more toxins if the blood
I used to go to the chiropractor at least 1-2 times a week until he ticked me off one last time! (there is a point here, really) He said, "If you would do something about your problem (MCS) then maybe you would improve!". So I did. I stopped going to to see him.
I have tried so many therapies, most of which did not help, or made things worse.
Here's the listI knew that my back would soon be out of alignment and become unbearable, so I decided to do my Y-Dan Tape more regularly. Now, I do not need the adjustments anymore.
is a series of gentle stretching exercises I do in the morning before breakfast.
Sleeping is dehydrating, so I drink 1-2 glasses of water (that's how much I loose after
visiting the bathroom in the morning) first. A lot goes on while we sleep. The
liver cleans the blood all day, but more so at night, so up to 70% of the blood is in the liver between 1-3 am.
Doing Y-Dan will help to get the blood
circulating again. When I am cold, I move around and I feel warmer. In addition, exercise encourages bowel movements, by
exercising the bowels. Since morning is nature's time to eliminate, this is a good time to exercise.
Eating breakfast first would just shove more
food down there and bowels move better when not compacted.
Actually, now I can skip a few days and the pain does not return. I must be getting better. But I do get constipated and sometimes depressed, when I skip too many days.
I learned Y-Dan very slowly. I had had 4 car accidents in the period of 2 years, so I was in quite a bit of pain. Even just putting my arms above my head was painful. I only added about 2 movements (exercises) a week, and ended up skipping those that were just too painful or exhausting, and stopped when I got too tired to go on.
As time went by, I could do more and more of the movements without so much pain and fatigue. And I
eventually added the movements that were just too painful to do before. If putting my arms over my head
was painful, I just raised them as high as I could get them. There is this one exercise where I had to
touch the floor with my fist, yea right! I just went as far as I could get and one day, low and behold, I
did it, I touched the floor. I could not even do that as kid!
When the weather allows and I feel up to it (emotionally and physically), I take a walk in the sun. Sometimes
I just go around the block and other times I end up walking 20 minutes. I find I feel so much better if I have gotten
outside that day, even just for a short time.
The sun helps the body to: regenerate the cells of the eyes, energizing
the body, improve the mood, kill cancer cells, make serotonin, melatonin
(melatonin is made from serotonin in response to darkness), make vitamin D
and makes plants grow. It can help us in much the same
way that it helps the plants to grow and the outside air to smell fresh.
sometimes I have trouble sleeping. I have found early morning sun, is very effective in helping me to be less depressed during the day and to sleep better at night. I think it is because the sunlight is a different color in the morning. The reason does not really matter. Morning sun also helps that left over morning melatonin, (making me still sleepy), turn into serotonin, so I feel more awake.
updated - April 10, 2009
We have installed, an electronic balist and full spectrum lights in the kitchen.
The new lights do not have a flicker and don't hum at all. I appreciate that,
but was hoping it would help me with my depression, but it hasn't.
and the following articles:
Sun - Friend or Foe? - Dr. Craig Reese (archived)
"Ultraviolet light needs to pass through our eyes so that the pineal and pituitary glands are stimulated which helps in the production of important hormones like Serotonin and Melatonin. "
April 10, 2009
Healing Cancer With Light - Healing Cancer Naturally
Healing Power of Sunlight - Shirley's Wellness Cafe
Full Spectrum Sunlight and Inner Health - Second Opinions
Health Benefits of UltraViolet Light - Jaguar Enterprises
Medical Benefits Supporting the practice of Suryayog
John Ott, light pioneer
"...we think this problem is due to the magnetic fields magnetizing the iron in the hemoglobin, causing them to have a polarity that makes them line up just like a bunch of little magnets. "However, we find that getting the person outdoors or seating them directly in front of our full-spectrum lighting with ultraviolet reverses the condition. The ultraviolet seems to be an important factor in breaking up this clumping."
Athlete's Foot, Toenail Fungus, and Similar Repugnant Topics - Doctor Yourself
Immediately that summer, my athlete's foot went away.
Looking back, I think it was the sunlight that did it. Fungi
in general and athlete's foot fungi in particular love shade.
When we swam outside and dressed outside, the sun got to our toes.
Sunlight did what sanitation couldn't. "
When we got internet access, I hunted for a connection to all my problems. I knew there was a reason and a connection, I just had to find it. I lived on the internet a few years until finally I put it all together, especially after I ran into the The Weston A Price Foundation Site in 2001. This site has so much great info, that I decided to purchase a book written by the founder of the Weston A Price Foundation. Sally Falon's book, Nourishing Traditions , has done a great deal for me to help me in my journey to be well. Part of the book contains recipes for whole non food industry foods, but the first part is devoted to dispelling the myths of the food industry in an entertaining style. Much of this same information is located on the website, but I have trouble sitting at the computer for long periods of time. It makes me sorta dizzy, irritable, and keeps me from sleeping at night.
I discovered that the food industry has been very busy brainwashing us for its own purposes. They have been lying to us since they learned to develop fake foods. They tell us to eat, lots and lots of processed grain, no saturated fats but to use canola oil and margarine instead, etc. Truth being, we should eat the exact opposite: plenty of saturated fats in the form of animal fat such as butter, cream, whole milk, fats and fatty meats from pasture raised animals. Coconut oil, and palm oil being saturated fats are good but the vegetable oils such as corn, sunflower, canola, and soy oils are bad. Olive oil is high in mono unsaturated fats, so I believe it to be a compromise. I can't tolerate it though. They suggest soaking all whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds to remove phytic acid and to avoid white flours, white rice, and soy (high levels of anti nutrients and plant estrogens. Excessive estrogen makes little girls develop at extremely early ages like 8 years old. It sometimes does not let boys mature at all.). Soy is not meant for man or beast.
The Weston A Price Foundation, is non profit so they can be free to be totally honest about dispelling the
myths of the toxic food industry.
In June 2001 (now age 40), I began to eat eat whole foods in their natural state. I am unable to eat all the things that
are mentioned in the Nourishing Traditions book, due to my food allergies. I actually eat closer to a caveman diet. I
eat lots of meat, veggies, but no milk, grains, fruit, nuts or seeds. Each person has their own tolerance for things
like milk and grains. I think it depends on how worn out
your adrenal glands are. Mine is shot. Probably from all that sweet tea and Zoloft. Antidepressants are
stimulants. Stimulants are very bad for the adrenals.
Animal fat has the cholesterol (and other types of fats) that your body is craving. Your body is made up of cholesterol and will make it if you do not eat it. It makes it even if you do eat it. This is why if you stop eating fat you crave bread. The body can make cholesterol from carbs and sugars. But carbs tend to hang around as fat.
In the past, it seemed that, sometimes no matter how much I ate I didn't feel satisfied. I rarely have that problem now. I add quite a bit of the fat which rises to the top of my broth, back to my soups. When making my broth, I try to not to let it boil. If it gets too hot the broth will not jelly up after cooling it in the refrigerator. Adding fat makes the soup taste a lot better, and I feel satisfied, not still hungry for something.
I do feel that a big part of my improvement is due to abandoning all processed foods (even processed organic food) and factory farmed meats. Factory farming is not only inhumane to the animals it is inhumane to us. You are what you eat and you are what your animals eat as well. If your animals eat grain laced with antibiotics, hormones, meat from other animals that died of disease, chicken dung, municipal garbage, feathers, cardboard, restaurant grease, expired grocery store food stuffs, and bubble gum including the foil wrappers, then that is all in the meat, and you are eating all that too. Since the animals get very ill on these horrible diets, the meat is far from nutritious. Many of the animals can not even walk because they are so weak!
Actually, factory raised animals are expected to be sick! The humane way of raising animals is to let them eat from pasture that way they were designed to. Ruminants (grass eating animals) get very ill on grain. They can't digest it, and many of the cattle die due to this. The feedlots have to give the animals tons of antibiotics, antacids and other meds to try to keep them alive long enough until slaughter. The meat lady I get my pasture raised meat from, said "if they kept the feedlot animals for about 1 more month, they would all die. They just can't survive on what they are feeding them."
Locating non feed-lot meat, and raw dairy is not as hard as it used to be, one only has to visit Eat Wild and Real Milk to locate a source anywhere in the United States and Canada. We get our organic produce from my local health food store.
The health food store is generally not a safe place to buy personal care and cleaning products. The products may have names like green this or organic that, but if you check the ingredients you will find a whole bunch of no nos from the Toxic Chemical Lists . Many of the health food stores are being bought out by the same folks that own the toxic old grocery stores. This is such bad news. This puts in danger our ability to purchase non toxic food and other products.
I can only give you the tip of the iceberg on all the things that are out there on a good traditional diet. Here are a few links so you can really understand what the processed food industry would rather you did not know!
Guts and Grease: The Diet of Native Americans
Factory Farm Project
Updated November 17, 2016
I have changed my opinion about supplements since I have been seeing my Nutritional Response Testing doctor. He only uses supplements made from food, not the chemicals we all want to avoid. Sometimes he uses homeopathics as well. Food based supplements do not get rejected by the body as a foreign substance.
Most supplements even if made from natural ingredients, contain chemical fillers and preservatives. If you want to know about all the yucky stuff that goes into most of your "natural" supplements read
Dietary Supplements - What the Industry Does Not Want You to Know
I took supplements for two years under the guidance of a natural nutrition doctor, and although they seemed to help at first, in the long run, I felt so much worse. Supplements can create vitamin/mineral imbalances. Personally, I developed allergies to many of them. So, I have turned to food to heal me as I have found herbs to be much too strong for me. Herbs should only be used short term anyway. They can also create imbalances in the body if used too long. I use herbs rarely, but when I do, I will boil them as a tea, so I can control their strength. I believe, herbs in pill form, are more like a processed food.
Man can not even come close to guessing the amounts of vitamins and minerals that the
body needs. Why guess, just eat
organic, biodynamic, or pastured animals in their natural state and you will do a lot better than mega dosing on
vitamins. Some chemically raised oranges have been found to have no vitamin "C". The crops will only contain nutrients
that the soil contains and chemicals deplete the soil. So, I am not sure what is worse, what the chemically raised produce
has in it, or what it does not, namely nutrients.
The Pottenger cat study, proved that cat dung from cats that were fed processed foods, produced sickly beans, verses the healthy bean plants from cats fed a optimum diet (for cats) of raw meat and raw dairy. Some compost and manure products at the garden store are pasteurized, thus killing everything bad and all the good guys too. Micro-organisms in the soil make the plants healthy.
Metal Fillings In 1998 my doctor suggested that I get my metal fillings out. The ADA likes to call them silver fillings so they won't sound toxic. Metal fillings are about 50% mercury, 30% silver and the rest other metals. I got the first quadrant replaced in November of 1998. The second quadrant was replaced in April 1999. I did not tolerate the removal procedure very well. I got severely depressed each time.
I now believe that the chelating supplements caused this. De-toxing too fast can cause depression, among other things. So, I decided to give mercury removal a rest rest for a while. In March 2004, I had to get a nickel crown replaced due to a cavity under it. I went ahead and got the filling beside it replaced as long as that side of my mouth was numb. I used no supplements that time. Other than a lot of fatigue, I was fine.
In June 2005, I got the last quadrant of mercury fillings replaced. I am so glad that is
over with. It caused me to be very fatigued and stiff.
To help me recover, I got rolfed a few times. It helped me to loosen me up
after all that stress and pain. The numbing medication did not work very well, so the procedure
was painful. Since then, I realized that I take a long time to get numb.
I think a good part of my exhaustion may have been due to numbing medication, getting stuck in
my mouth tissues. The rolfer worked on my mouth to rid my body
of all that numbing medicine.
In 2009 I had 13 IV heavy metal chelations to remove the mercury form my body. I had to stop doing them because they made me so ill. My anxiety and panic attacks got so severe that I ended up in the Mental Hospital for 14 days.
I thought cleaning up my mouth would help, but I think it only made it so much worse. If I had to do that again, I don't really think so!
More on the toxic nature of dental materials can be found at:
Also, mercury can cause
This is a site with story after story of how people gotten very ill from having heavy
metal chelation done
I did very little research into this metal filling thing before having it done. I doctor said
I needed it done plus he wanted me so get the braces on my teeth removed. The only reason I can
think of, that I had to go through all that pain, was to save one of you. Let's just put it this
way, I did not have MCS before I had my fillings replaced.
What I Am Doing to Heal My Body
Updated May 2008
When I fall short of these goals, I try not to beat myself up to much about it. (Well I do beat myself up. One can only dream) Doing some of these things is better than doing none of them.
And I do fall short of my goals often. I do not get outside or exercise every day.
This causes me to be depressed, constipated, lack energy, and have insomnia. I sometimes go to
bed after 9 PM. Seems the later I go to bed, the harder it is to fall asleep.
I end up waking at 3 AM an can't get back to sleep.
I go through periods where I practically watch no TV. During these times, I feel so much better. But when I am not feeling well or I am depressed, I watch more TV. I read that depressed people watch more TV. I think it might be because they are not motivated to do much of anything else. Unfortunately, TV makes depression worse. It also seems to cause insomnia and constipation, for me anyway.
Both the TV and the computer mess with the
function of the pineal gland, probably produce bad energy fields, keep me from getting
anything else done, causes insomnia and lack of exercise. Ever notice how still folks
are while they are watching TV or sitting at the computer? I read that you use up less calories watching TV
then if you were sitting in the same chair just staring at the wall. I think this is because
being mesmerized by the TV, slows your whole system down. Not moving all day will certainly
cause constipation, which I believe is a major problem contributing to MCS. It seems like making
one little mistake messes up everything else.
I hope this list helps you. I know it is more fun to talk about what goes into a body then to talk about what comes out. But if we talked more about that sort of thing, maybe this stuff would be common knowledge.
The Moral of this Story if there is One
Updated February 2017
Being bombarded by chemicals all at once or over a long period or a little at a time can cause MCS. I can't say this is the only cause because I am just a sick person that is trying to make sense of all of this. For all I know, wearing purple underwear is the cause of MCS. In my case, a childhood filled with aspirin for leg pain, and Tylenol for the pain from car accidents and a extremely painful mastoid infection tossed me over the line, and MCS was the result.
Once bombarded by an over abundance of toxic chemicals in our: food, water, over the counter medications, prescriptions, household products, pesticides, shoes, clothing, the workplace and modern life in general we become toxic. Once a body becomes toxic, our bodies have become too weak to detox ourselves and MCS results.
Avoidance of toxic substances will avoid symptoms, but will not cure the liver, unless less toxins are going out faster that they are going in. Getting them out is the hard part.
In my case IV glutathione helped me become well enough to allow me to go into public again. There have been tests that show MCS folks have a lower level of glutathione in the body.
I also believe major changes should include eating more the way our bodies were designed to eat. Eat more saturated fat, less grain, and no processed food at all (which would include all sugar, artificial sugars, table salt, white flours, pasteurized dairy and fruit juice, and almost anything in a bag, box, can, bottle or jar). Saturated fat being bad for you is yet another myth propagated by the vegetable oil industry. They had to convince the public that saturated fat was bad, so we would buy their products. (Source: Nourishing Traditions - Sally Falon)
The Weston A Price has a great list of dos and don'ts here they are:
More about Weston A Price
Listening to the food industry's idea of healthy eating has gotten us all into this mess. The food pyramid was bought and paid for by the grain lobbyists. Eating 11 servings of grain a day, will make you fat enough to sell at market. Anyway, don't get me going.
When I read "Nourishing Traditions", it all made sense to me. The things you hear on TV or read in most magazines about what to eat to be healthy, are designed to make someone a lot of money not make anyone healthy.
I almost forgot, home-made beef broth is a big part of my healing from MCS because,
Gelatin rich homemade broth helps the liver to de-tox.
I eat so much soup, I think I will turn into soup.
When I put this website together, I honestly believed eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sunshine, exercise, and sleep would cure me. Don't get me wrong, those things are good for me. But those things did not cure me on their own. Now, I think that I was wrong thinking simple things like good food could fix MCS. For me, IV glutathione healed me of MCS. My body needed a little extra help. My body was so jammed up with toxins, that its own ability to detox was not working very well.
But now since my poisoning from Tylenol, I am on the edge of not being able to go anywhere, AGAIN! What I do know is, it a lot easier to get MCS than to get rid of it.
I started this website with the hopes that I could help others get well again, just as soon as I found the cure. I have done a lot of research and I never found a single cause or single cure.
Also, I have not ever found anyone say they have been helped from the Environmental Health Center of Dallas. Many have told me, it did not help much. So, if you are thinking of going there, don't say I did not warn you. Some have even coughed up $100,000. From what I hear their major solution is to practice avoidance. Avoidance is not a cure.
I got an e-mail from a lady that switched from nebulized Glutathione to IV Glutathione
because of what she read on my site. So I am happy to have helped that 1 person.
She says she is feeling better each week.
It would be nice to have every MCS person cured and our own
kids will never have heard of MCS.
Only when the last tree has died,
And the last river been poisoned,
And the last fish been caught,
Will we realize that we cannot eat money.
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