Many of us with chemical injury/illness either have no insurance or are financially unable to seek medical treatment. What are some things folks can do at home that will help them begin to heal?
Dr. Rea’s response:
Use less-toxic, chemically free products for cleaning in the home. Remodeling must be achieved using less-toxic products or products free of volatile organic chemicals. Products containing formaldehydes should be avoided. The use of alternative insect control is essential. Use air purification in the home, office and in the car. The home environment should be a place for healing with minimal exposure through products or furnishings to toxic chemicals.
Organically grown food is to be chosen, as is glass bottled or carbon filtered water. A rotary elimination diet should be used. A program of supplementation of antioxidants, B vitamin and essential minerals should be instituted. Fish should be consumed with care eating only those recommended to have little if any mercury. In short, minimize chemical exposure in air, food and water, and use foods and supplements to protect your cells from environmental contaminants.