Treatments

Treatment involves reducing your TOTAL STRESS LOAD - biological, psychological, toxicological, environmental. For people with gene polymorphisms (genetic predispositions and adaptions) affecting liver detoxification (common in people with MCS - PALL, DELUCA) or other more emphasis need to be placed on managing environmental, chemical, sensory and psychological stress in order to compensate for a heightened genetic and consequently internal (endogenous) load.

Diagram by Dr Gant

Reducing your total stress load is done by

1. Getting help from a doctor trained in Nutrition and Environmental Medicine with a good understanding of MCS and proper treatment for any other health conditions you may have

2. Self Management and Stress Management- Guidelines for this based on evidence based medicine are provided by R.E.S.H.A.P.E FOR HEALTH (www.reshapeforhealth.com) and are suffice if your sensitivities are not too severe and you are still having "good days" and more normal energy days.

RESHAPE stands for R,educe StressEat Well, Self Manage, H,
armoniseb Adapt, Pace & Exercise (within your limits)

3. Apply RESHAPE in a REST, REDUCE, PACE framework if you also have Chronic fatigue Syndrome and more severe adrenal fatigue. That is get more REST (in order to help your cortisol levels replenish), REDUCE ALL STRESSORS including chemical exposures and indoor pollutants, however PACE all treatment, change and reduction in order to avoid severe symptom flare-ups and immune intensifications due to what Dr Randolph Theron refers to as the "Unmasking Process". Resources to help with this is contained at this site and in the RESHAPE FOR MCS book - coming soon.

R.E.S.H.A.P.E helps to address the most common maintainers of "environmental illness" and "multi-system symptoms"

Diagram source:Reshape for Health

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