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Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by Kina, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    Welcome to the new "Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical and Food Sensitivies" forum.

    We have moved related threads over to this forum to get things going.
     
  2. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

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    Great idea.
     
  3. Forebearance

    Forebearance Senior Member

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    Cool!
    It's great to have all these threads in one place.
     
  4. anne_likes_red

    anne_likes_red Senior Member

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    Excellent, thanks Kina :)
     
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    sianrecovery Senior Member

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    well done guys, this will be a great resource
     
  6. Jonathanleewright

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    "CFS/ME" is an environmental illness.

    I have testified before members of the United States Congress concerning my suffering from illness that has symptoms that match what "CFS/ME" patients report. The difference is that my illness is present only after exposure to indoor molds.

    I work as a professional rock climbing and fly fishing guide, and I can assure you that post exertional malaise is not something that is compatible with this.

    In light of this and in my opinion, "CFS/ME" is an environmental illness, caused by inflammatory response to ongoing exposure to ubiquitous biological agents in the built environment. CFS research appears to be ignoring this massively documented etiological evidence because of it's politically inconvenient truth.
     
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  7. glenp

    glenp "and this too shall pass"

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    Great thread

    Its nice to see this thread.

    I am trying to eat mostly whole unprocessed food. I buy sugar and snap peas. Recently I was at kims market where I bought them, because of OI I did not read the label. I always wash them. While eating them my mouth was burning somewhat more then usual, and as usual I gave a handful to my dog. My mouth was really burning and I watched as my dog started chewing and spat them out. I looked on the label and saw they were from CHINA!!!! I have no idea if there is some contaminent in them or not. My dog seems to have this same illness with food sensitivities too. He usually eats the peas with no problem but not those!

    I am finding Dr. Brommers unscented soap to be ok for most things including shampoo, body wash, and general cleaning. With laundry soaps I find it best when I rotate amongst various unscented products and soap nuts

    I recently found milk of magnesia to work not too badly as a deodorant.

    Does anyone know of a natural setting lotion for hair?

    glen
     
  8. slayadragon

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    Toxic mold definitely is a "politically inconvenient truth." For instance, according to this CNN report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, one-third of U.S. schools have serious mold problems. It would be really expensive to fix them all!


    http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/health/2012/01/12/pkg-toxic-schools-national.cnn


    Glen, that is a very scary story about the snap peas. Someone told me recently that some of Whole Foods' organic frozen vegetables are from China too. I don't know that I trust that country enough to be making sure that those vegetables are really being raised in an okay way.

    When I was living in my moldy house, my husband, my cat and I all had many of the same symptoms. The concurrence of illness between CFS sufferers and pets really needs to be investigated, I think.

    Best, Lisa
     

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