EI Homelessness Part 4: Survival Gear

by Vanessa My “go bag” with a majority of my survival gear. This is part 4 in a series of “EI Homelessness” posts I have written on issues regarding weather, gear, clothing, food, etc. when forced to live outdoors due to environmental illness. Section one...

EI Homelessness Part 5: First Aid

by Vanessa First aid kits are imperative while camping or homeless with MCS. This is the final installment of a five part series on homelessness and survival while living with environmental illness. In this section I will address first aid as a homeless person with...

Toxic mold exposure in my office

Dear Dr. Rea, I’m currently in the Army and stationed in Germany. In February I moved to my unit’s Headquarters and was given an office that was once occupied by a Captain that was suddenly found with a brain tumor. A couple months after I took his office...

Hernia repair without plastic mesh

Dear Dr. Rea, I am a chemical allergy patient here in Kansas City. I was reading on the Internet that you know surgeons who will do an inguinal hernia operation without that dreaded plastic mesh, or any mesh. My question is, do you know of anyone who will perform this...