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
I Hve found something that works great, I wollt new tooth cleaner soon
The regular kind are made from synthetic fibers and usually have masking
My hubby uses this.
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. The fragarnce free one has a purple lid, but to be
sure, look for the one that does not list fragrance in the list of
ingredients on the back.
Enviro One all purpose soap
When I found out that Enviro One left out an item on their ingredient list, I was very upset. I wondered
they had to hide, So, I started the hunt for a different all purpose soap that was both all natural and worked
as well as Enviro One. I could not find one that both worked and that I did not react to. In the end, I ended up with
a pile of soaps under the sink that I can't use. But good did come with this experiment. I found a lot
of cleaning products that are not made by some huge company, but by Mom's in their own kitchen after they
decided not to let toxic products near their little ones anymore. I will post these homemade soaps
them after I look into their ingredient list, and test them to see if they work.
I had no clue how well this product removes grease from clothing until I stopped using it. All my shirts
now have grease stains here there and everywhere. I don't think I will stray from this soap
again. It is the best soap I have ever used.
It does contain 1 synthetic ingredient. But,all the chemists that I asked, said that this ingredient
is not harmful. Enviro One is actually is the only soap many with Multiple chemical sensitivities can use.
Ecover Zero Dishwasher Powder
I just found this powder. It works wonderfully. It works better that SeaFoam from CalBen, BioKLeen,
Citradish, Seventh Generation and many others.
Ecover Natural Rinse Aid
Dishwasher Rinse Aid
Cal Ben Dish Soap
Has a hint of coconut, feels nice on hands.
I think if I look, I could find a better dish soap. This one is not great with grease.
20 Mule Team Borax
used to clean toilets
Food and Kitchen Stuff
instead of SOS pads
can be purchased at hardware stores
instead of denatured table salt (that is just sodium chloride with all the other minerals removed).
I prefer the Peruvian salt. It comes from the
mountains verses the ocean, so has less chance of containing heavy metals, plus I prefer the taste.
Twist Scrub Sponge
- For cleaning - plant based, no dye, no glue. I got mine at Whole Foods
Frontier Organic Spices
instead the, irradiated grocery store kind. You can get these at
your health food store.
Pyrex Glass Food Storage
- Glass containers and plastic lids
Wide Mouth Glass Canning Jars
to store my homemade beef broth
1 Quart Wine Decanters
I use as a water pitcher, I bought mine at a thrift shop
Organic Cotton Towels
Need to stay away from the formaldehyde in traditional cotton
Organic Cotton Sheets
to avoid formaldehyde (wrinkle guard) and toxic flame retardants
100% Cotton Barrier Cloth Mattress Sack
to block some of the toxic bedding materials from
reaching me. I have not tried this brand. They no longer sell what I have.
100% Cotton Ironing Board Cover and Pad
Heating synthetic fabrics and foams release toxic fumes into the air,
and deposit them into the clothes that you are ironing, and your lungs.
They no longer sell what I have.
Organic Cotton Bath Mats - they no longer sell what I have
January 6, 2009
I Can Breathe Organic Cotton Face Mask
- When pollen and mold is really bad, I also stuff
cotton balls into my ears. This mask helps but it does not block all pollen.
I need to find something that does, since gardening is all I
have to do to keep me from going nuts.
Thankfully, my MCS is gone, so I no longer need these masks
To oil hinges.
Never use jojoba oil to oil a sewing machine. I used to do that and
it gummed up the machine. It is fixable if you have done this. Either bring
it in to a sewing machine repair shop to be thoroughly cleaned, or
take the machine apart and clean it out yourself. We did both. The
repair shop barely got any oil out, so my husband sat down with the machine
and a lot of q-tips!
BioShield Wood Stains and Finishes
Most of their products have a nice citrus scent.
Has a stainless sole plate without the toxic non-stick finish of most
I love this iron. It does not has a steam feature. 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 steam I mist them with a spray bottle.
The iron is small, light and pointy, making is easier to get into small areas.
Thermos Stainless Steel Food Jar
instead of plastic.
August 5, 2012
Full Spectrum Solutions
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 exacally
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.
Basically, you need a no hum, no flicker ballast.
It was music to my ears to not have to hear our
kitchen lights hum loudly, and the flicker was
driving me nuts.
Leather fly swatter
Yard and Garden Stuff
instead of lighter fluid
Whole Foods Real Hardwood (lump) Charcoal
instead of charcoal briquettes with chemical additives
... it seems from the above review there might be a better brand out there. If you know of one, please let me know.
instead of herbicides
January 6, 2009
Natural Beginnings Seed Starting Mix
- most starting mixes contain synthetic fertilizer and often Styrofoam pellets.
This mix contains: coconut coir, worm guano, perlite, and mealworm guano.
- Made of metal and wood
- to keep pollen and garden dirt and mulch out of my eyes.
Swheat Scoop Natural Cat litter
- clumping cat litter that is safe for kitty.
for more info:
Raw pet food from Burgundy Pasture Beef
contains heart, liver, kidney and ground beef
clumping cat litter a deadly convenience
list of clumping litter alternatives
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.
Cats will starve themselves if they don't like the smell.
If a kitten is started on raw meat to begin with, it won't
be a problem getting them to eat it. Cats tend to like what ever
they are weaned onto, and hate most everything else. Dogs, tend
to eat anything you put in front of them, even if not food
(shoes, carpet, their own poop, etc.).
In the summer of 2005 we got a Corgi. He loves the ground organ meat sold by burgundy pasture beef.
In the summer of 2007 our 9 year old cat named pumpkin, died of kidney
failure. He was very fat. We tried to get him off the horrible cat
food (Iams and Fancy Fest) he and the other cat were on, but both
would have rather starved than the give up the highly addictive processed
pet foods. The dog eats dry dog food in the morning since hubby feeds
the dog at that time. He gets the raw organ meat at lunch and dinner.
He and my daughter refuse to touch the raw pet food. It "is" on
the gross side. I would rather the dog not eat breakfast cereal for dogs
but, this is out of my control.
for more info:
do dogs and cats need grains?
the truth about dry pet food
what's really in pet food (archived)
January 2, 2009
Orijen dry dog food
- grain free dry food made from local free range chickens and local
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
I thought, he might do better on a grain free formula. While searching
for a grain free food, by accident
I found out that many dogs were actually dying from the same thing
our dog had and Nutro food was to blame. Here's a few links describing the problems
others dogs had while eating Nutro food:
Why I don't feed Nutro dog food anymore
String of Illnesses Afflicts NUTRO-Fed Pets
A string of mostly negative ratings of Nutro food
Discussion of Nutro / Natural Choice Dog Food Products
After having him on the new grain free food for 3 weeks, he was still
needing to pee all the time. I knew I should probably give the new food
more time to heal his body, but I was desperate and exhausted, since my
husband and I had been getting up multiple times at night with
the dog, to let him out. So I gave him a herbal product called
and within 3 days, he started to get up only one time at night,
and after a week
he did not have to go out at all at night. I gave him the drops
for 1 more week, but since it has diuretic properties he started to
have to go out again at night, so I discontinued the tinkle tonic.
Orijen dry cat food
- grain free dry cat food
Ziwipeak canned cat food
Grain free canned cat food made from ranch raised meat and wild caught fish
from New Zealand
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.
At about the half way point of switching her over to the new dry food,
she started to stick her nose up at the fancy fest canned food, so I began
over to Before Grain canned food at about 25% a week. She did experience
a few de-tox symptoms, like vomiting and runny stools,
but for the most part, the switch went well.
After I reordered a whole case of Before Grain canned food, she decided she did
not like it now. The new food was much dryer and grainier. So I mixed Before
Grain canned with Ziwipeak canned food that I was also trying with her and she
loves the combination. Hopefully, I can wean her off the Before Grain canned,
since the Before Grain is 100% tuna. Cats are not supposed to eat that
much fish. Apparently, fish is missing certain nutrients that cats need.
Kitty is now eating Orijen dry and wet cat food like the dog. She likes it better.
I think we are over the hump now. I think she has forgot all about the old
Both kitties are no longer with us. Its OK, Our Corgi is a handful, and the cats did not get alone with
our dog much. Daisy died in 2011. She had liver problems. Pretty sure that the yucky food was to blame.
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Guides to Less Toxic Products
Guidelines for Non-Toxic Living - Our Little Place
Guide to Choosing Less Toxic Personal Care Products - HEAL.
Less Toxic Cleaning Products - HEAL
Resources for the Chemically Injured - Lassen Technology
Guide to Less Toxic Products - NSAEHA
homemade formulas sprinkled in
Unscented or Mildly Scented Products Generally Tolerated by Most Persons with MCS - CND.
Non-Toxic Alternatives to Common Household Products - CCAT.
Safer Products for Home and Personal Care - HERC
March 28, 2009
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Less Toxic Catalog Lists
Less Toxic Product Catalogs - MCS Help Site
Cotton clothes, gardening supplies, household items, wood toys, cotton mattresses,
kitchen supplies, organic food, etc. - I have not used most of these.
My Personal Less Toxic Shopping Mall - MCS Help Site
These are web stores where I personally shop.
Most are family run and environmentally conscious.
Building Materials - Lassen Technologies
Various Catalogs - Lassen Technologies
Personal care, masks, curtains, bedding, tents, garden supplies, clothing, mattresses,
supplements, building supplies, filters, kitchen stuff, etc.
Cotton Clothing Catalogs - Lassen Technologies
Organic Food Catalogs - Lassen Technologies
MCS Resources - Our Little Place
Personal care, building materials, bedding, cleaning, garden products, pest control,
cotton clothes, filters, furniture, masks, cloths, mattresses, etc.
MCS Product Resources - Massachusetts Association for the Chemically Injured
air filters, organic foods, bedding, fabric, furniture, clothing, masks, saunas, tents, etc.
Less Toxic Products - MCS NYC
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Personal care, cotton clothes, household items, cleaning, bedding, building supplies, etc.
MCS Buttons, Posters, Signs, and T-shirts
Buttons, Posters and Signs
no perfume buttons and a door poster - Our Little Place
no fragrance (poster) - No Fragrance
beware of occupant! - chemically sensitive occupant known to
bite stinky people! (signs) - zona's zone
the sweetest smell is nothing at all (poster) - The Lung Association
MCS posters - Artists with MCS
MCS patches - Crafty Delights
MCS T-shirts - Zona Zone
Organic Garden Please Do Not Spray (sign) - Peaceful Valley
Pesticide Free Zone (yard sign) - The National Coalition for Pesticide-Fee Lawns
Pesticide Free Yard (yard sign) - Thurston County Washington Public Health and Social Services
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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.
Most of these sites have none of these ingredients, except for 'mineral oil'.
But if you visit
Recipe Gold Mine
, please be very careful. I only include this site since they
have a lot of nice household recipes like wall spackle.
Of course, do not use anything that you are personally sensitive to such as:
pine products, soy, coconut, citrus, essential oils, etc.
One can even be allergic to something 100% natural with no chemicals added.
If you are unsure whether something is toxic or not, please look it up,
Toxic Chemical Lists
. If an ingredient is toxic or you are allergic
to it, please substitute with a similar but safe ingredient.
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Barley Water Recipe - John Christopher
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.
Un-roasted barley has a laxative effect. If you suffer
constipation, do not roast it. The way to pan roast is to put the whole barley in a
dry pan. Heat over burner, shaking the pan every now and then to keep from burning,
'til it is aromatic.
I drank it room temp and stored it in a glass container. I gained 12 pound in 3 months.
It also improved my mood a bit. I feel the reason it helps you to gain weight is not the
but the mineral content of the water helps to heal the intestines and you absorb your
nutrients better. I am gluten intolerant but this did not bug me. I think
since the actual barley grains were discarded maybe the gluten got discarded too?
I am only guessing on this, so if you are gluten intolerant, please ask your
Whole barley is not readily available in health food stores. So,
I purchased mine from
gold mine natural foods
. I chose the
buffalo black barley
because it is an heirloom variety.
Pau'D Arco tea
I have been thinking just recently, that the carb content of barley, must be the reason that
it helps you to gain weight. Grain is used to fatten
up cows for market. I also think this barley water must have gluten in it, if
barley has gluten. I think the reason that I was not bothered by the barley water
was because, I have trouble with grains (due to my hypoglycemia),
and am probably not gluten intolerant, per se.
Ancient Herb, Modern Miracle
It is supposed to strengthen the liver, and be good for lots of other stuff,
like infections, candida, cancer and parasites.
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If you choose to try it, make it weak. Full strength, it can be too strong for folks
like us. I make it with 1 teaspoon to 4 cups of water and low boil it for 20 minutes
then take off heat an let sit for 1/2- 1 hour and strain. I drink room temp as it is supposed to
be more effective this way. It can make you very tired due to de-tox effects, so start slow.
I only used this a few years ago when my candida was acting up. I stopped using it
when it began to make me loose weight. That is the last thing I need. I drank it
daily for a few months.
The quality of the tea is so bad in health food stores, that is is totally ineffective,
so look here to find a good source
Purchasing notes...for Pau D'Arco (taheebo)
Tongue Diagnosis - Al Stone L. A. C.
- an introduction to how to diagnose health problems by looking at your tongue
Fingernail Diagnosis - Care2
- nails reflect the condition of the inner body
Diseases that show up in the fingernails - Essortment
- "our fingernails are a window to our bodies' health"
Chinese Face Reading - Positive Health
- face diagnosis
January 2, 2009
How to Perform Muscle Testing - Allergy Scape
This site shows you how to muscle test for allergies.
Kinesiology - How it Can Work, How it is Often Misused - MCS Allergy Help
How to test yourself for allergies.
April 8, 2009
Interactive reflexology maps of feet and hands - Dorling Kindersley Book
Maps of hand and feet.
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
To me that indicates that my health is improving.
I guess I am doing something right.
Pulse Diagnosis - Institute for Traditional Medicine
"Pulse diagnosis is one of the original set of four diagnostic methods
that are described as an essential part of traditional Chinese medical practice"
Urine Diagnosis - Wrong Diagnosis
Medical conditions associated with different urine colors
In the United states, Chinese doctors mostly perform acupuncture. This is sad.
I don't feel this the best way to help a patient. I tried it. It can be relaxing,
reduce pain and allergies, temporarily (for a few hours or sometimes days).
Acupuncture seems to block symptoms much like drugs do.
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.
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What I Have Learned Along the Way
My journey to wellness has been quite a rocky path, but here are a few things I have learned
along the way.
- avoidance of supplements
- dangers of mercury fillings
Water is so necessary for the cells of the body to function properly.
If the body does not get enough pure water, the bodily fluids, urine, blood,
lymph, etc., become extremely
concentrated and toxic. If too much is consumed, the fluids will become too diluted and weakness will result.
Water is best taken 30 minutes before meals or 1-2 hours after a meal. Water with meals
will upset the digestion. It is also best to drink it room temperature. The body
will have to heat up cold water and cool off
piping hot teas. This will weaken the body. Water
is also necessary for good bowel movements.
More information of the healing power of water can be found in this book:
Your Body's Many Cries for Water
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.
I have read to avoid drinking distilled water, because it is toxic to the body. I think this is because
it is totally devoid of minerals and leaches them from your body. Not good!
Here is an article about the dangers of drinking distilled water:
Early Death Comes from 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
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
We have asphalt shingles, so roof collection would not be a great idea.
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
summary of the book: Your Body's Many Cries For Water
Profound Life-Giving Therapeutic Himalayan Crystal Salt - Shirley's wellness cafe
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 after supper
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 lightheaded. I find if I drink water while I am outside, I feel
a lot better.
Sleep The liver cleans the blood between 1-3 AM each
night and the gallbladder is the most active from 11 pm - 1 AM. The blood is cleansed by the
liver all the time, but at night it is really focused on this task, by moving a large
volumes of blood to the liver. It is best to eat at 6 pm or before, and here is why:
After food is ingested, it takes 3 hours (5 hours or more if you eat a large meal or you
have slow digestion) for the food to leave the stomach, then 3 more hours
to move from the small intestines to the large intestines. Now that puts us at midnight.
If we add one more hour for slow digestion and we are now at 1 AM.
If food is consumed after 6 PM, the
liver thinks: "you want me to digest your food
tonight, not clean your blood". Among the many tasks the liver performs, the liver creates
digestive enzymes. Plus, when food is eaten,
more blood will go to the intestines to help the intestines digest the food. Now, the blood it is
supposed to be in the liver isn't it?
If the body is busy digesting your food when you should be sleeping, you will not get much
sleep. Because the body needs to be sleeping
to do its best job of de-toxing, I try to be in bed by 10 PM.
A wealth of information on how the liver functions, the cause of food allergies, and a few
other things like that can be found at this site:
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
Updated July 2005
Exercise 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
Stagnation of the body
fluids is much like a scummy pond that does not flow. The body has 5 organs devoted to
ridding itself of toxins:
the skin, lungs, liver, kidneys and the bowels. In the Chemically Sensitive, the bowel, the
liver and the kidneys do not work so well anymore, so exercising is all the more important.
Excessive exercise can be harmful though. It can deplete the
body of vitamin A and fats, which are needed for energy and de-toxing. I also believe
that most of us with MCS are malnourished, due to much of our nourishment going to
de-tox functions. So, we must be very careful not to overdo things. I often overdo and
I do pay the price, mostly with exhaustion and depression. Here are some
symptoms of malnutrition
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 list
I 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.
orthopedic doctors (leg braces as a child)
md's (antibiotics, aspirin)
stomach doctor (stomach meds)
arthritis doctor (he gave me a huge bag of pain pill samples and said find out which one works)
chiropractors (thousands of adjustments, neck traction, orthotics, neck brace, X-rays and more X-rays)
trigger point therapy
psychiatrists (antidepressants - to cover up symptoms, thought field therapy, EMDR)
environmental doctor (P&N testing, homeopathics, vitamins)
chiropractor that dabbled in nutrition (vitamins, acidophilus, flax oil, flax seeds, homeopathics,
hydrogen peroxide therapy
acupuncture (NAET, pain therapy, NET)
supplements of my own choosing
iridology (more for diagnosing problems by looking at the eyes)
herbs the iridologist suggested
dentists (got mercury fillings out, cavitation surgery)
color therapy box
massage to relieve pain
TMJ dentist (TMJ splint) - this made my jaws hurt more
personal trainer - to help strengthen me after car accidents
liver, colon, and kidney cleansing - Lost 10 lbs with colon cleanse, and 10 more
with kidney cleanse. (I did not need to loose weight!)
barley water to gain weight
- gained 12 pounds in 3 months doing this -
barley water recipe
rolfing/cranial sacral - got rid of TMJ pain entirely! I still see him about 1 time a month to keep
me out of pain
colonics - this made me severely constipated for at least 6 months and weakened me terribly
whole food diet of pasture raised meet and organic veggies - no processed foods at all.
exercise - walk, even if I can only go to end of street and Y-Dan tape
Mountain Valley Spring water in glass
colloidal silver to control systemic overgrown candida - temporary use only
taheebo - to control candida
Added July 1, 2015
IV glutathione - cured me of MCS!
meditation - strangely makes me nervous
yoga - gag me with a spoon! so boring
IV heavy metal chelation - caused constant panic, and agoraphobia
bioidentical hormone replacement therapy - this caused a rediculous about of bleeding during
more supplements - (The last month I saw the dietician, he sold me a month's supply
of supplements that cost $800.
His very large, calm boxer helped me more than handfulls of synthetic pills)
nutritional Response Testing - current treatment
emotional release - current treatment
my Corgi - he is very hyper and demanding, but I love him to death
Added April 2014
physical therapy - to help a pinched nerve in my neck
I feel the items in bold, I feel helped me. Every thing else a waste of time and gobs of money.
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.
Sometimes I am kinda pale in the morning,
but after I do the tape, I usually get my color back and do not feel so sluggish and stiff. It also seems to
help my mood. If I am still pale, I know it is time to get rolfed.
If I skip just one day of the Y-Dan, I am so
stiff and if I skip two days, then the constant pain that I used to have, returns, and the next
time I do Y-Dan
it is painful to do.
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!
I believe Y-Dan is helping to improve my scoliosis. I have no more pain, unless I skip the y-dan for a few
days. My shoulders are now even, and my head no longer tilts to one side.
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.
Sunshine feeds every cell of the body and it is nature's de-toxifier.
The sun helps the body to: regenerate the cells of the eyes, energize
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.
We need at least 1 hour of unfiltered
sunshine a day to stay healthy. It is very important to avoid sunscreen,
sunglasses and prescription glasses while outside, because all these
block UV rays. We have been told that UV rays are harmful, but consider the source
- the sunscreen and sunglasses companies!
I think 1 hour is probably optimum, but if I get out for only 5 minutes,
it is way better than no time at all. I have noticed that walking in
the sun is way more effective than just laying out in the sun. Maybe if I
just sit in the sun the vitamin "S" (vitamin sunshine) just stagnates on
the surface and if I move around, the sun finds its way into the cells.
I know it is not just the exercise that makes me feel better, since I do not
feel near as good if I walk after dark.
The best time to grab some beneficial UV is between 10am and 2pm (more UV rays then)
That might be a great time to grab only 5-10 minutes to avoid that sunburn,
and sweating half to death if you live in a place like Texas as I do. To
assist the pineal gland to make its hormones, the sunlight must enter the eyes.
For the cholesterol in the skin to make vitamin D, the skin must be uncovered.
Making enough vitamin D through sun exposure in
many parts of the world is not possible, especially if you have dark skin,
so best to look for a good dietary source, such as cod liver oil.
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.
A few good sources of the health benefits of the sun can be
found in these 2 books:
Health and Light - John Ott
Light: Medicine of the Future - Jacob Liberman
and the following articles:
Full Spectrum Light: Energy and Health Builder - PPNF
"Sun phobia arose after investigators anesthetized animals, propped their
eyes open and shined intense UV light into them. There was retinal damage. "
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
"Light is the basic component from which all life originates,
evolves, and is energized. Light and health are inseparable.
Because we have managed to disconnect ourselves from the sources
of light with our fluorescent lights, indoor lifestyles, glasses,
contact lenses, sunglasses, tanning lotions, flesh foods, processed
foods and even cooked vegetarian diets, many of us suffer from chronic
“mal-illumination.” Like malnutrition, “mal-illumination” deprives
us of a level of nutrients and rhythmic stimulation that
is essential for living as fully healthy humans."
Healing Power of Sunlight - Shirley's Wellness Cafe
- "The sun is the source of energy for all plants, and indirectly, for all
animals. If the sun causes cancer, man wouldn't be here today. Contrary
to popular belief, sunbathing actually helps heal cancer of the skin while
sunblock increases cancer risk. "
Full Spectrum Sunlight and Inner Health - Second Opinions
"There are neurochemical channels from the retina to the pineal and pituitary
glands, the master glands of the whole endocrine system that controls
the production and release of hormones. This regulates your body chemistry
and its growth, all organs of your body, including your brain, and how
Health Benefits of UltraViolet Light - Jaguar Enterprises
"A study published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet and
a Russian study found fluorescent light rather than sunlight
promotes melanoma, proportionately to the time of exposure."
Medical Benefits Supporting the practice of Suryayog
"Sunlight speeds the elimination of toxic chemicals, including metals
and pesticides. "
John Ott, light pioneer
"...when a drop of human blood is placed on an ultraviolet transmitting microscope
slide and then placed directly in front of a video display terminal for five minutes,
it will cause long-chain clumping of the red blood cells...
"...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
"When we were finished with our swimming lessons, we were a lot dirtier
than we ever got at the "Y." We sat on the ground in the sun and quickly
put our socks, without time to dry our feet, before catching the bus back to camp.
No disinfectant in sight, just the occasional cow cookie.
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. "
Updated March 1, 2005
Processed food, feed-lot meat and dairy and all chemically grown food are the #1 way to
illness I believe.
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
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,
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.
Updated June, 2005
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 am eat less since
my hunger is satisfied earlier.
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
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."
I purchase my pasture raised beef, lamb, chicken and eggs from local ranchers at
Burgundy Pasture Beef
Locating non feed-lot meat, and raw dairy is not as hard as it used
to be, one only has to visit
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!
Weston A Price Foundation
Low cholesterol: overlooked health risks
Introduction to the Palio Diet (caveman diet)
Guts and Grease: The Diet of Native Americans
- Has a picture of a beautiful Navajo Native American
Factory Farm Project
Updated April 2, 2005
Supplements can seem to help in the short run, but even if made from natural ingredients,
natural vitamins 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
Supplements are fractioned foods, and 90% of all supplements contain ingredients that
make MCS worse.
Fractioned foods are those no longer in their whole natural state, for example: egg whites,
white flour, white sugar (is separated from the food it came from), brown sugar (it is mostly white sugar),
corn syrup, white rice,
fruit juice (missing the pulp), powdered milk (missing the fat), low fat and skim milk, veggie
juice, most supplements except maybe cod liver oil (it's whole), and anything from the food industry in the
form of processed food.
Processed food consists of almost anything in a bag,
box, jar, bottle or can. Processed food has been so manipulated that
it is not really food anymore. The body does not know what to do with
fractioned foods, but it does the best it can. If sugar is ingested, the body will need to
something else that than was eaten to
digest the sugar. If an organic apple is eaten, everything needed to digest the apple is in that
Nature really knows best. More on fractioned foods can be found in the book
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.
Unfortunately, even organic foods can be low in nutrients, if it is not grown in a sustainable way. I read that
produce that tastes the best, ends up being the most nutrient dense. So seek out sources of fresh produce, and compare
the taste. A man in an article which I read, used a brix meter to test quality, but his grandkid's, taste buds were just
as good an indicator. The kids liked the foods best that were highest in brix, not even knowing the brix
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.
Updated July 2005
Mercury 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, amoung 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 provedure
was painful. Since then, I relaized 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.
I think that I have pretty much gotten over that experience, but
I never noticed any difference in my health.
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 severve that I ended up in the 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 agin, I don't really think so!
More on the toxic nature of dental materials can be found at:
The Dangers of Mercury
Also, mercury can cause
What I Am Doing to Heal My Body
No processed or canned foods, not even ketchup.
No sugar or caffeine.
No chemically based supplements.
Avoid all foods that that make my candida or hypoglycemia worse or that I am allergic to.
I use lots of homemade beef broth
I drink Mountain Valley Spring water stored in glass.
I eat only whole foods:
pasture raised meat, organic frozen or fresh veggies, garden veggies, and mountain sourced salt
from ancient sea beds, not chemmillay based table salt.
Last meal at 6 PM. Eating later, keeps me awake all night.
No computer after supper as this keeps me awake all night.
Bed by 10 PM. The later I go to bed the harder it is to fall asleep
Sleep at least 10 hours each night (read 'lights out' book to find out why)
Lay down a few minutes, during the day if I feel tired (I need to work on this one)
Less TV and computer. Both interfere with sleep, and are addictive. (needs work too)
Try to go outside each day. Morning sun is the most healing.
Y-Dan in the morning.
Walks in the sun (5-30 minutes depending how I feel)
Exercising with 1 pound weights (like lifting my arms over my head with them when I am stiff)
I get rolfed when exercise is not helping anymore
I avoid taking a bath right after eating, it upsets digestion
I avoid going to bed with wet hair, it blocks energy flow to rest of body
I avoid toxins like the plague
I avoid negative people
I avoid all doctors except to get my zoloft and get out of jury duty (rather not play God with other's
I avoid over the counter medications like pain medication, and cold medicatons and prescriptions
(they kill good bacteria in the gut). If I get an infection I take garlic.
I open the window on nice days (and pollen level is low), to clear stale air and so
computer EMF's don't bug me so much.
When I fall short of these goals, I try not to beat myself up to much about it.
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 10 PM. Seems the later I go to bed, the harder it is to fall asleep, and
get up the next
morning. I also eat at 7 PM once in a while, then I can't sleep,
and also wake up with crud in my eyes. I often get up way too late,
probably because I ate and/or went to bed too late. This causes
insomnia since I have not been up long enough to be tired. And getting up too late,
also seems to make me constipated. I spend
way too much time on the computer. Being on the computer seems to cause me to loose track
of time, which keeps me from eating on time, and drinking enough water. Using the computer after
after dinner, keeps me from sleeping at all.
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. It does 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.
As long as we are talking about constipation...
Things I have noticed that help with constipation:
- Be up in the morning - like before 9 am.
Digestion and elimination are more efficient in the morning and become
more and more difficult as the day goes on. Bowel movements occur most naturally
in the morning. If you are not up, you may have to wait til the next day.
- Do not eat after 6 PM.
The body is gearing up for repair and de-tox at night, not digestion. Food eaten
at night tends to just sit in your gut, giving you a belly ache, and making you fat!
At college, I once had breakfast at 3 AM with friends. It was a big breakfast. I got
so nauseous and did not sleep that night. I decided to never do that again!
- Eat bigger meals earlier in the day. Make supper a light meal.
Your body has a circadian rhythm, and digestion is a early day thing. But on the other
hand, if I skip supper entirely to avoid the constipation thing and to sleep better,
I get cold, and do not sleep well. I have read that it does take energy to sleep.
A lot goes on while you sleep, so you do need fuel.
- Do not eat more than the stomach can hold.
If you eat too fast as I tend to, you tend to eat too much. It takes the body about 20
minutes to realize that you fed it. If you wait til that amount of time before you
go for seconds, you may realize, that you are no longer hungry. If you eat too much,
there is just too much food in your stomach to empty into your intestines. If
your intestines have all they can hold, the remaining food sits in your stomach
and can cause reflux if you bend at the middle or lay down. And you will not sleep.
I tend to be less depressed when I eat lighter meals. This leads me to think
constipation causes depression.
- Do not eat large meals too close together.
It takes like about 3 hours to get the food out of the stomach and into the small
If you shove more food down before the stomach is empty, well, you get constipated.
This tends to happen to me when I get up too late and try to squeeze 3 meals between
11 AM and 6 PM. I get hungry due to my hypoglycemia and think I will starve if I
do not eat 3 times. On those days I try to eat only 2 times.
It is better to eat the same time each day, but I am not perfect and have to learn
to accept that.
- Stop eating or greatly reduce intake while extremely constipated
If you have a stopped up drain, don't add more stuff. Same principle.
Going for a walk helps too.
- Avoid long periods of total inactivity - like watching TV or computer use
Exercise makes the villi of the intestines move, which move the bowels. If you stay still
well so will your waste. But I bet you will still eat, so then you have a situation
as bad as eating too much at one time. Compacted food in your gut!
I feel it is better
to do normal activities like walking around the house and not exercise per say like
going out for a walk, then to sit still all day like at the computer, and think you can
erase that by going for a 1 hour walk. Don't ask me how I know that! I have found Y-dan to
be effective in promoting a bowel movement.
- Avoid constipating foods.
These might be different for each person. You should take notice of what make you go and
what constipates you. For me, the constipating foods are: nuts, dry beans, green beans,
grains, starchy veggies like potatoes, and parsnips, and over cooked food which
would include canned veggies
(they are cooked to very high temps so they will keep forever).
Most raw things, although
I can't digest them well, tend to
make things move faster as well as most veggies and all fruits, especially
applesause, prunes and and figs.
Flours can act like glue in the intestines. We all learned how to make paste in
elementary school. (flour and water) So bread is not a good thing to eat when
Bitter or pungent foods are a good thing to try when constipated, like broccoli,
cabbage, celery, and bitter herbs like dandelion.
Personally, I use one of the following to help
things move along: beets, carrots, cooked radish, cooked dandelion root, or brocolli.
- Eat more animal fat
I save the fat that rises to the top of my homemade beef stock and add it back to
my soups. I have never enjoyed eating the fat on the edge of a steak, but the
rendered fat tastes good to me. I am allergic to butter, and milk, and hardly ever fry
food (which would require some sort of fat). So, adding fat to my soup is the only
way that I can think of to get fat into me.
The soup tastes better too, since I can not thicken it with flour.
Fried food can upset my tummy, and cause me to have bloody noses. Frying foods
increase their thermal nature to hot and tends to dry me up, this is what
causes the bloody nose.
In order to digest fat, bile is needed.
When you eat fat, bile is excreted into the intestines to break it up. Bile is a
natural laxative. If you eat no fats, bile does not move. Bile is made from
cholesterol. The bile hardens and clogs the bile ducts, forming gallstones, in both
the liver and gal bladder. Gallstones are from not eating enough cholesterol,
not from eating too much.
- Get outside in the morning everyday, even to sit and stare
Some how this greatly increases chance of a BM. Early morning sun is the most effective.
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 May 2008
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities is a sign of a weak tired body.
I believe it is mostly due to lack of sleep, a hectic lifestyle, a poor diet.
being bombarded by chemicals all at once or over a long period, a little
at a time causes MCS.
Avoidance of toxic substances will avoid symptoms, but will not cure the liver.
I think glutatione is key to repairing the body. There have been tests that
show MCS folks have a lower level of glutathione in the body.
I 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.
Updated July 3, 2015
Due to recent events, I believe MCS might be totally caused by taking over the counter and
I had a horrible headache for 7 days. My Nutritional Response doctor found that I had a
Mastiod Bone infection. I took Tylenol because I just could not take the horrible pain.
After about 1 month of taking supplements that the doctor tested me for, the headaches were
getting less severe and was able to cut back on the Tylenol. Unfortunately, a few days later,
I tripped and fell over the water cooler, and hit my head on the hard tile. I ended up with a
mild concusion, And the horrible headaches returned. After 2 months of taking daily Tylenol,
I ended up in the hospital, with severe Tylenol toxicity. Now, almost a year later (July 2015),
I am still weak, my heart hurts, when I overdo, like tring to do the dishes, or mop the floor.
The Laundry is especially difficult as lifting things always make my heart hurt. Even folding is
a difficult thing for me to do.
I stay close to home, cause going to stores makes me fall, have heart pain and get confused. I have been
improving, but very slowly. Over 500 people a year die from taking Tylenol. According to what
I have read, Tylenol is THE MOST toxic over the counter drug there is. I was in stage 3 of
Tylenol overdose. There is no stage 4, unless you want to say death is stage 4. So please,
if you are reading this, take no Tylenol. The livers of people with MCS is toxic already,
Tylenol might just toss you over the edge.
The Weston A Price has a great list of dos and don'ts here they are:
The fact is, that health has declined since everyone has cut back on fat
in their diets. Americans are fatter and dying from heart disease, strokes, and cancer at higher rates now.
We are also suffering from more and more horrible chronic ailments such as Multiple Chemical Intolerance, Chronic Fatigue,
Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Allergies, MS, Diabetes, Alzheimer's, Osteoporosis, Depression, Panic Disorders, Obsessive Disorder,
Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, AIDS, bla, bla, bla. Many of which were unheard of before processed foods and fake
Weston A. Price searched the world over for healthy people with straight healthy teeth, and never found them in
"civilized" areas. He only found them in remote areas untouched by processed foods and the modern world, and the majority
depended mostly on animals for their sustenance. These folks had straight teeth with almost never a cavity, no mental
disease, and almost never any physical disease or malformations. Of the indigenous folks that were total vegans (no
animal products at all), he found a greater incidence of dental carries and physical deformities. But, he did find
healthy vegetarians, that consumed milks, cheeses and eggs. He found that, only a small amount of animal products were
necessary to ward off illness, and congenital defects.
More about Weston A Price
I find it truly amassing, that the works of Weston A. Price are largely unknown to a great many of us. But we all know who
Louis Pasteur is. He is the nut who invented a away to kill all the beneficial bacteria in milk to make it very unhealthy
to drink. He also found out a way to give many children, autism, and mental retardation, by injecting various pathogens
into innocent children!
Maybe someone should find a way to get Weston A, Price into the school textbooks, and Pasteur out of them!
Saturated fats protect the liver from toxic substances and enhance the immune system. Fats have many more
benefits that are explained very well in this article
The Skinny on Fats
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.
December 2, 2010
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 you, but those things did not cure me. I don't know
what causes MCS, and I really don't know what cures it. I now think that I was wrong thinking simple things
like good food will fix MCS. For me, IV glutathione healed me of MCS. This past
year, I have been taking readisorb (glutathione wrapped
in oil so it is stable and will reach the cells all over the body).
But I do second guess that assumption.
There could be some unknown reason, I got a lot better.
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 cause or 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.
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I hope you get better soon,