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T Halo
Oct 30, 1997 - 11:00   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
indoor environmental problems-multiple chemical sensitivity

If anyone out there knows about multiple chemical sensitivity I would appreciate any information you can give me. I have been exposed over a long period of time to sewer gases (methane and hydrogen sulfide, plus fuel oil, laundry detergents through the sewer system, and exhaust from fuel oil burners.

And if anyone knows a doctor who deals with allergy testing etc. in the New York City area, I would appreciate the name and number.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Tammie Hill
Apr 13, 1999 - 10:00   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Re: indoor environmental problems-multiple chemical sensitivity

I am doing a report on chemical sensitivity for English 10, and I
was wondering if you could send me some information that could help
me out on my report. I am very interested on the subject. I want to
thank you for your input.

Melva Smith
Aug 02, 1999 - 10:00   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Re: indoor environmental problems-multiple chemical sensitivity

There is a Dr. Sherry Rogers in Syracuse NY who treats MCS. She has written many books on the topic including Tired or Toxic and The EI Syndrome. For more information on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, visit my website at
Take Care and be well,

Link: Environmental Illness/Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Louisville Style!

Mar 04, 2003 - 05:49   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Since 40 yrs my father is working with herbs.I have the cure to asthama and its 100% natural and it will be cured in less then a week.I am ready to prove it and as we all know asthama is not cureable and i am here to prove the world wrong.

m. zardah
May 11, 2003 - 23:08   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Tree Resin cures Foot Fungus?

It's true! I tried it... here is a cut and paste I did for you.

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carol white
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Dec 17, 2004 - 01:18   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Both me and my husband have RSD, and I have an arm length of other problems, asthma, copd, diabetes, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, etc.
We started on a new liquid supplement called VIBE!! it has all the vitamins minerals, we are lacking in our diet, my cholestrol dropped over a 100 pts and my diabetes has been under control no matter what I eat. I went from taking 4 breathing treatments a day to 1 a week. our pain level has dropped from 9 to a 3. This is MY miracle in a bottle, and the testimonials from all over are fantastic. Hard to believe 1oz. of this stuff a day can help so many.
If you need info just let me know, I will give all I can on it.


AnnMarie Young
May 23, 2005 - 21:14   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Many are suffering from the dreadful diseases of Aids and Cancer, and to make matters worst they are often told there is no cure. Well, unfortunately, that is correct. There is no drug or chemical that can cure these diseases. What many Physicians fail to focus on is the body's ability to cure it self. Yes, the body has an amazing mechanism for curing itself. This mechanism is called the "Immune System." Why are there cases where some could smoke their whole life and just about stay cancer free and others who have never smoked and get lung cancer? Could this be a result of a malfunctioning immune system? With that said, how could one build up their immune system to either, prevent, lesson the effects of, or even cure certain diseases? One answer is: Proper Nutrition. Learn more about this by logging on to

Don Janis
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Dec 31, 2005 - 22:56   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Any other people with cholesterol problems posting here? I'm trying to gather research on options. I can't take Lipitor anymore. It is reaking havoc on my system. So far a combination of Cholest-Off and fish oil seems to be the natural remedy consensus.

Message edited by the author on Dec 31, 2005 - 22:56

Message edited by the author on Dec 31, 2005 - 22:57

Carrie Richardson
Jan 01, 2006 - 00:15   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For those arthritis folk out there, learn from my experience. Pay attention to what is in the pills you are taking. Many are "watered down." My recommendation is Nature Made's TripleFlex. It is a good dosage of glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, and willow bark. After 6 months I have noticeably improved mobility in my right knee.


Dawn Wierzba
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Jun 01, 2006 - 14:44   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Why expose yourself and your family to toxic products?
By Dawn Wierzba

It is your duty to research these products and protect your family. Don’t assume that because these products are on the grocery store shelf that they are safe. We like to think we are getting something that has been tested and proven to be safe. After all we have laws to protect our health and safety, don’t we?

The truth is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does NOT:
* regulate personal care products
* review or approve a products ingredients before they are sold to the public
* require companies to do safety testing on their products before they are sold to the public
* require recalls of harmful personal care products from the marketplace

You may think you know what is in a product and its potential harms by reading the ingredient and warning labels, but think again! Manufacturers are not required to list the exact ingredients on the label. Also chemical names are often disguised by using innocuous trade names.
To name a few...
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate (ALES), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS),Anionic Surfactants, Benzalkonium, Chloride Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), DEA (diethanolamine), Dimethicone, FD&C Color Pigments, Formaldehyde, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lauryl or Cocoyl Sarcosine, Lauryl Sarcosine, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) compounds, Propylene/Butylene Glycol, Quaternium-7, 15, 31, 60, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Laureth Sulfate , TEA (Triethanolamine) Laureth Sulfate, Toluene
These chemicals are known to cause cancer, reproductive complications, and biological mutations, but the labeling laws don’t protect the consumer, they protect big business. The #1 selling baby shampoo manufacturer isn’t going to tell you, they have two known carcinogens (cancer causing) or that the #1 selling laundry detergent has six known carcinogens and sodium sulfate which is known to trigger asthma attacks.

Incidences of cancer are increasing at a rate of one in three. In 2002, 557, 271 people died from cancer, 3,503 more than in 2001, but according to the National Vital Statistics report, Vol. 53 No 17 dated March 7, 2005, the mortality rate is decreasing. My questions is how?

Even if you don’t get cancer, these chemicals are also linked to diseases like, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, circulatory disorders, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Asthma, ADD/ADHD and other behavioral disorders.

According to the Lung Association, Asthma has increased 600% since 1980.

Don’t let these big businesses control you. Do the research and find the best solution for your family.

About the Author: Dawn Wierzba has spent the last 2 years educating people on the toxins in their home and how to find a safer alternative. She is a mother of 2 girls that both have Asthma.
Both girls are now symptom and medication free since removing the toxic cleaners and personal care products from her home and switching to safer alternatives. To find out more visit her website at

Shane Marlow
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Sep 14, 2006 - 17:56   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Where's The Path To Wellness?

Today there are many products that jump onto the market with really flashy presentations about how they cure everything from asthma to urinary track infections. Sometimes it reminds me of the snake oil days.

But, actually it's all pretty simple to understand. ALL PRODUCTS CAN BE DIVIDED INTO TWO CATEGORIES. There are (1) Synthetic Chemicals and Drugs; (2) Whole Food. That's really it. Simple huh?

Read the ingredients and find out if it is food or if it is a drug, synthetic, or chemical. You see treating an illness, typically caused by chemicals, with more chemicals just doesn't make sense.

Providing the body with very dense whole food nutrition allows for us the ability to utilize what we were designed to utilize...FOOD. It's so simple. Sometimes our problems are severe and due to years of neglect, poor eating, chemical exposures, etc which all led to disease and illneess. Overcoming such intense problems requires a serious volume of nutrition. It also may require specialized herbs to assist in the elimination of toxic chemicals from the body and especially the liver (where toxins get stuck/stored).

This is just a small piece of a larger puzzle so learn more at

Check out right away to learn more about how you can address your health problems naturally.

Dec 17, 2007 - 11:05   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
There are so many good products mentioned above, natural remedies is definately the way to go.

Rachel Clarkson
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Oct 28, 2009 - 14:34   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Let us analyze what pain is, from a neurological point of view.

There are two basic types of pain: acute and chronic. The former occurs as an alert, informing the brain of a damage or potential damage if a certain stimulus persists. The latter, on the other hand, is not an alert and stays for a long time, even after the traumatic event has healed.

Broadly speaking, pain develops in four steps:

• stimulus
• nociceptor reception
• transmission
• and brain reception

A painful stimulus causes nerve endings to fire a signal to the central nervous system. The signal arrives to the thalamus and from there travels to the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain. Only when the brain receives the signal in the cortex you start feeling pain. The whole process is called nociception (from noceo, a Latin word for harm or hurt).

Three kinds of stimuli cause pain:

• mechanical (as cuts, pressure or punctures)
• thermal (heat)
• or chemical (as from internal inflammatory mediators)

Let us pick up one stimulus and follow the nociception chain all the way up to the brain. For example, suppose you were holding a hammer and suddenly dropped it on your left toes.

You feel acute pain almost immediately, because pressure nociceptors in your toes sense the mechanical stimulus and send a signal through neurons. Neurons are very long cells. A single neuron can connect your toe with the spinal cord.

The second link in the chain (neurons in your spine) amplifies the signal and transmits it to the thalamus. A third link connects the thalamus with the cortex. Almost all sensory information (except olfactory) reaches the cortex via the thalamus.

Looking closer, you discover the hammer caused a tiny cut in the skin of a toe. Therefore, besides a pressure stimulus, the nociceptors in the toe fired a wound signal. Histamines and prostaglandins from the immune system invade the damaged area and you perceive inflammation.

Without inflammation, the cut tissue would never heal. However, inflammation releases some enzymes —chemicals that stimulate nerve endings— and you feel more pain. Hours later, you note the difference between pain caused by the hit and pain caused by the cut.

For pain relief, you take some aspirin. Aspirin, like ibuprofen, works locally by hindering the effect of the enzymes, reduces inflammation, and, thus, reduces pain.

However, you don’t see the stimulus associated with chronic pain. Why? Because when you perceive a chronic pain the stimulus may have disappeared several months or years ago.

There are several approaches for chronic pain treatment, depending on which of the three links in the pain chain will be attacked: locally, at the site of the damaged tissues; at the spinal cord or at the brain level.

Often, the damaged tissues that cause chronic pain show no local signs of inflammation. Acetaminophen (Tylenol), unlike aspirin, doesn’t have anti-inflammatory properties. It inhibits the production of prostaglandins, lipid compounds that exist in almost all body cells and that cause pain because they sensitize spinal neurons.

Chiropractic (from chiro; hand, in Greek) works at the second link in the chain, treating mechanical disorders in the spine and joints.

Hypnosis and behavioral therapy work at the third link level. Acupuncture, massage therapy and other alternative practices carried out by any Toronto, Montreal, or Ontario Chiropractor
may also provide chronic pain relief at all three levels.

If you liked this article, tell all your friends about it. They’ll thank you for it. If you have a blog or website, you can link to it or even post it to your own site (don’t forget to mention as the original source.)

Rachel Clarkson

Rachel Clarkson
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Oct 28, 2009 - 22:09   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
How to Cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Do you experience several of these symptoms…

• sore throat?
• memory loss?
• recurring headaches?
• pain that seems to alternate from one joint to another?
• pain in the muscles, as if you had the flu?
• enlarged, tender nodes in the armpits and neck?
• dry eyes?
• sleep disorders?
• ringing in the ears?
• light sensitivity?
• low body temperature, like you are freezing, even in the summer?
• depression?
• fatigue that doesn’t go away after rest?

All of these are common Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms. As you can see, the condition contemplates something more than just a persistent fatigue. A few more questions:

• Are you in your 40s or 50s?
• Are you a woman?

Women, especially in their 40s, are more prone to experiencing chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) than men are. This condition forces a reduction in physical activity and may last several months or even years. It worsens with exercise. Because patients feel so exhausted, they become less active and frequently gain weight. In extreme cases, CFS patients experience an episode in which they can’t move for a few minutes or hours due to lack of strength and then they panic.

Chronic Fatigue Treatment

The causes of CFS are unknown and, therefore, there’s no true chronic fatigue treatment available. The only hope for a patient who’s been diagnosed CFS is symptomatic treatment and most people recover prior activity levels.
Usually, treatment relies on medication for sleep recovery and pain relief. Because the major problems in CFS relate to sleep deprivation, patients can use some over-the-counter products to get quality sleep. Vicks VapoRub, for example, when applied to the chest or throat, reduces congestion and, in turn, the patient has a better sleep.

Medications with paracetamol (Panadol, Anacin) or diphenhydramine HCl (an antihistamine with sedating properties, found in Tylenol Simple Sleep and Zolben, among others) help fight poor sleep quality as well.

For patients who suffer from headaches and other pains, Tylenol PM or Anacin Headache are better options, instead, because besides a sleeping aid ingredient they include acetaminophen, a pain reliever.

Other alternative treatments include exercise and psychological therapy.

Graded Exercise Therapy, for example, begins by finding out the point beyond which a patient’s symptoms worsen with physical activity. After monitoring daily routines and determining the threshold point, a therapist designs a special exercise program.
As CFS patients often have mood swings and some experience depression, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy may be effective for the treatment of these symptoms.

If you happen to live in Ottawa, and you think you may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it is highly recommended that you consult your local Ottawa chiropractor, someone who specializes in alternative treatments to this ailment.

If you liked this article, tell all your friends about it. They’ll thank you for it. If you have a blog or website, you can link to it or even post it to your own site (don’t forget to mention as the original source.)

Rachel Clarkson

Rachel Clarkson
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Oct 30, 2009 - 19:27   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Use Magnetic Field Therapy To Increase Your Wellness

Holistic methods of treating ailments and disease have been around since the beginning of medicine itself. However, as people start to realize that maybe prescription drugs are not the end all, be all, miracle drugs, that we have been raised to believe, many people are turning their focus back to natural, holistic treatments. Holistic medicine is a natural, alternative type of medicine that is based on the theory that any ailment needs to be treated not only physically, but spiritually and mentally as well. This type of treatment works to treat the root causes of illnesses, not necessarily the symptoms of illnesses. And one method of treatment that has found great popularity in recent years is Magnetic Field Therapy.

Magnetic Field Therapy may sound like something out of science fiction, but it’s actually been around for thousands of years. It was even said to have been used by Cleopatra, who wore magnetic bracelets, as well as necklaces, which were said to have miraculous healing powers. Western doctors started treating patients using Magnetic Field Therapy in the early 1800’s with varied success. This treatment was almost totally forgotten, until it saw a recent boom in the early 1990’s. Since then this method of therapy has flourished into a new, over 100 million dollar industry. This method of treatment has seen a huge gain in popularity all over the world, including China, France, Japan, India, and the United States. But what is Magnetic Field Therapy?

Magnetic therapy is thought to work by manipulating energy streams that naturally run through the body, helping to align these energy streams with electromagnetic fields found in the body. Magnetic field therapy involves the usage of electromagnetic materials, such as magnets or magnetic bracelets, to treat illnesses, and to restore proper health and balance to the body. Because the human body, as well as the earth, naturally produces electromagnetic energy, practitioners believe that the proper balance of these two fields can lead to total body wellness. People who have undergone magnetic therapy have noticed improvement in various conditions such as arthritis, migraine headaches, depression, strained muscles and ligaments, and pain relief.

Magnetic field therapy is 100 % safe, and a natural, alternative method of treatment for various, common illnesses. Magnetic therapy works to restore imbalances in the body, caused by stress, emotional issues, or injury. Magnetic therapy gives your body a chance to heal itself, much in the same way acupuncture is used, just without the needles. If you’re experiencing chronic pain, or chronic symptoms of health problems, that won’t seem to go away, you might want to give magnetic field therapy a try. You should consult your local Ontario Wellness physician before beginning any new treatment.

If you liked this article, tell all your friends about it. They’ll thank you for it. If you have a blog or website, you can link to it or even post it to your own site (don’t forget to mention as the original source.)

Rachel Clarkson

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