MCS TIP 21: Reduce exposure to Mold Alot

Why do this?
Mould produces mycotoxins,  Mycotoxicity has been linked with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
Continued exposure to mould may be making your more chemically sensitive says Dr Grace Ziem


Here is a list of Mold exposure symptoms

  • Nervous system alterations: headache, fatigue, confusion, memory loss, brain fog, depression, irritability, sleep disorders, tremors, impaired balance, impaired cognitive development in children
  • Respiratory system alterations: runny nose, stuffy nose, sinus infections, cough, wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath
  • Skin irritation,rashes, and lesions
  • Eye irritation and discharge
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Vomiting, diarrhea
  • Fever, chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Infertility, disruption of estrogen function
  • Thyroid activity disruption
  • Immune suppression
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
source: (accessed Aug 2016)

While antifungal drugs or natural antifungal agents can be used to treat direct fungal infections (when the fungus itself is growing within the body), treatment for mold exposure is more difficult and does not respond to antifungals since the mycotoxins are typically present without the presence of the fungus itself. The treatment of illnesses caused by mycotoxin

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MCS Tip 07:Blander foods that are easy to digest may be best

Poor gut motility and intolerance to foods high in the food chemicals (processed and natural i.e. salicylates, amines and glutamate) is suspected to impact many who have ME/CSF (a comorbid MCS Condition).  With around 25% of people with ME/CFS experiencing food chemical sensitivity quite severely.  (There are no stats on food chemical intolerance and MCS)

Food chemicals are

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Coping with MCS as a Chronic Illness by Pamela Reed Gibson PhD

People debate whether MCS is an illness, a disability, or an injury. I believe it’s all three. The goal of living with chronic illness is to refashion life to accommodate, yet not be defined or overwhelmed by, the illness. In any state of ill-health, there are challenges with work, finances, relationships, health care, identity, and access. But for those with MCS, these

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MCS Tip 18: Going out may help you feel better

Through journalling and keeping a symptom log, I discovered that often when I was feeling really flat, that if I changed the environment I was in, either made a change at home or went out I felt better.   This would even sometimes fix a particular symptom I had been struggling with.  One of the reasons I added limit and rotate to the  helpful REST, REDUCE, PACE philosophy

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Finding food that does not hurt

Roasts are a regular in our house.

Find the right dietary fit for me has been quite a challenge that has haunted me for many years.   Eating a very healthy diet – anti inflammatory mediterranean style diet, often left me feeling sick and like the life had been drained out of me. (Opposite to what it was supposed to do)

It was suggested to me that I had a problem with gluten, dairy and wheat. So I eliminated

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