chemical sensitivity

  • InsideOut: Chapter 3 ~ Changes InsideOut: Chapter 3 ~ Changes
    by Jack Rossi | I couldn’t rationalize how my relationship with my environment had deteriorated so rapidly and severely. I literally felt like an alien abandoned on a very hostile planet.
  • Study on Gupta Amygdala Retraining™ published Study on Gupta Amygdala Retraining™ published
    Ashok Gupta has announced the publication of the Clinical Audit Study this month on Gupta Amygdala Retraining™ treatments for ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and MCS.
  • Electromagnetic sensitivity and plane travel Electromagnetic sensitivity and plane travel
    Dear Dr. Rea, I have electromagnetic sensitivity (ES) and chemical sensitivity (CS) and am wondering if it would be safe to fly?
  • Is oxygen therapy dangerous? Is oxygen therapy dangerous?
    Dear Dr. Rea, I am currently using six liters of oxygen a minute through a tygon tube that is 1/4 inch in diameter with a ceramic face mask. Is this dangerous?
  • Life as art: healing from CFS, FMS, and MCS Life as art: healing from CFS, FMS, and MCS
    How does one go from twelve years in a wheelchair and mostly bedridden to walking, world traveling, working, and riding a bike?
  • Texas Medical Board settles complaint against Dr. Rea Texas Medical Board settles complaint against Dr. Rea
    Great news for supporters of William J. Rea, M.D., director of the Environmental Health Center-Dallas and Planet Thrive columnist!
  • Contaminated safe home - help! Contaminated safe home – help!
    Dear Dr. Rea, I bought a "safe" house about two years ago and have slept in it off and on. For some reason when I sleep in there recently I have a major hangover in the morning, depression and altered mind.
  • Six weeks radiation vs. one week twice a day Six weeks radiation vs. one week twice a day
    Dear Dr. Rea, After a lumpectomy my doctor ordered six weeks of radiation. I understand that there is also a one week treatment twice a day. Which is the lesser of the two evils for someone with MCS?
  • InsideOut: Chapter 2 ~ Evolution of an Illness InsideOut: Chapter 2 ~ Evolution of an Illness
    by Jack Rossi | ...within five minutes I felt completely under the spell of this fragrance. My eyes felt irritated. I was light-headed. I felt my heart palpitating and my focus and attention became a quivering mass of jell-o.
  • Toxic bodybuilding product Toxic bodybuilding product
    Dear Dr. Rea, I took a toxic bodybuilding product for 6 months in 2002 and subsequently got a squeezing in the blood vessels all over my body, especially in the head.
  • Supplement enemas Supplement enemas
    Dear Dr. Rea, I can hardly tolerate any supplements. I was told by a woman with MCS to implant them in the anal canal with a syringe to bypass the intestines where the problems take place. Is this safe?
  • 25 reasons why having chronic lyme disease makes you a badass 25 reasons why having chronic lyme disease makes you a badass
    by Candice | While some people have a comic book collection or collect rare stamps, you collect infections, and happen to have more than a loaded petri dish.
  • Swollen bottom lip Swollen bottom lip
    Dear Dr. Rea, Do many of your patients complain of a swollen and discolored bottom lip from sun exposure? I have gotten purplish colored spots on my lower lip since becoming sun sensitive.
  • InsideOut: Chapter 1 ~ The Wonder Years InsideOut: Chapter 1 ~ The Wonder Years
    by Jack Rossi | Instead of putting a little gasoline on a rag then spot cleaning my hands, I would pour a couple tablespoons of the liquid into my palm and scrub my hands together to wash the paint off.
  • Washing clothes when you are chemically sensitive to fabrics Washing clothes when you are chemically sensitive to fabrics
    One of my biggest challenges due to chemical intolerance has been finding tolerable clothing and bedding. I share with you a process for washing new items that has transformed my life!
  • Mountain Valley Spring Water liter vs 2.5/5 gallon bottles Mountain Valley Spring Water liter vs 2.5/5 gallon bottles
    Dear Dr. Rea, Mountain Valley recently told me that they reuse the larger bottles, and wash them with a biodegradable detergent with many undisclosed ingredients.
  • InsideOut: Introduction InsideOut: Introduction
    Jack Rossi's memoir of his experience with MCS, being forced outdoors and his insight into the Vermont landscape, health and healing and the fragile planet we inhabit.
  • MCS book to become a radio series in the near future MCS book to become a radio series in the near future
    Two professional actors have been hired. A moderator has also been hired to coordinate the recordings. The whole book has been set to music and accompanied by background music.
  • Dursban exposure / recovering from creosote fire Dursban exposure / recovering from creosote fire
    Dear Dr. Rea, I am a universal reactor who goes into brain seizures lasting 1 hour to 131 hours per seizure when triggered. Do you have any advice for recovery that won't push me over the edge?
  • Phenol sensitivity Phenol sensitivity
    Dear Dr. Rea, I had allergy shots with phenol as a preservative. I am now sensitive to phenol and toulene. How do I rid myself of phenol sensitivity?
  • Hyper IgE syndrome Hyper IgE syndrome
    Dear Dr. Rea, Two local doctors I see seem to know nothing about MCS or environmental illness. One took blood and said I am healthy other than IgE levels over 5,000.
  • Global action: send Oprah your MCS story today! Global action: send Oprah your MCS story today!
    by Monique van den Broek | I am going to ask you just ONE thing. ONE hour of your time. If we all send our stories to Oprah Winfrey on the 3rd or 4th of July, we can make an impact.
  • Common Scents: Adventures with Autism and Chemical Sensitivity Common Scents: Adventures with Autism and Chemical Sensitivity
    What happens when a 22 year old with both autism and chemical sensitivity leaves college and tries to make her way in the world? This is Kate's story.
  • Losing my teeth Losing my teeth
    Dear Dr. Rea, Ever since I left your clinic in Dallas and have been rotating my food and detoxing and taking my shots, I have lost more and more teeth.
  • Are we creating our own toxic oil spill? Are we creating our own toxic oil spill?
    by Annie Hopper | It is time for us to collectively wake up and change the way that we live on this planet. I can only hope that the Gulf Oil Spill becomes a big catalyst in this global wake up call.
  • Raw sprouted wild rice salad Raw sprouted wild rice salad
    An addictive easy-to-make raw summer salad using sprouted wild rice. You'll love it!
  • First case against William J. Rea, M.D. dismissed; more to go First case against William J. Rea, M.D. dismissed; more to go
    Help defend Dr. Rea's world renowned practice in Environmental Medicine against the accusations of the Texas Medical Board.
  • Silicone implants Silicone implants
    Dear Dr. Rea, I am 50 years old and have had saline breast implants since 1999. Do I need to have them removed?
  • Gulf spill workers matter too Gulf spill workers matter too
    Workers cleaning up the Gulf oil spill are getting sick but a call to open emergency clinics to treat these injured workers got no mention by the President in his brief this week on progress in the Gulf.
  • My root canal extraction adventure My root canal extraction adventure
    When my front cap unexpectedly came out one day a couple of months ago, I was more than ready to have my 30-year-old root canal extracted.
  • Chronic solvent and epoxy resin exposure Chronic solvent and epoxy resin exposure
    Dear Dr. Rea, I have inhaled solvents and epoxy resins for many years and now have dizziness and heart palpitations on exposure to fragrances. What treatment should I pursue?
  • Beyond Sustainability: Building for Health Beyond Sustainability: Building for Health
    A new conversation: What are intentional communities willing to do in order to accommodate those with chemical, electrical, and other environmental sensitivities?
  • Julie Genser and Julie Laffin talk about re|shelter, their new non-profit Julie Genser and Julie Laffin talk about re|shelter, their new non-profit
    Liz Smentowski and Scott Killingsworth talk to Julie Genser and Julie Laffin, the co-founders of re|shelter, to find out more about the non-profit's origins and future goals.
  • New non-profit to address MCS housing crisis New non-profit to address MCS housing crisis
    Re|shelter is a new non-profit organization forming to address the urgent need for housing alternatives for people with environmental intolerances.
  • MCS and the Search for a Safe Community MCS and the Search for a Safe Community
    Mary Rives and Keith Carlson recap their past seven months on the road across America in search of a chemical-free ecovillage to call home.
  • Possible brain tumor after mold exposure Possible brain tumor after mold exposure
    Dear Dr. Rea, Is there any definite test other than biopsy of the brain mass to distinguish between a fungus ball and a brain tumor?
  • A Story of Environmental Illness and a Mom Who Saved the Day A Story of Environmental Illness and a Mom Who Saved the Day
    Jaime Owen gives thanks to her mom this Mother's Day for supporting her through a harrowing journey with environmental illness.
  • Need advice for nasopharyngoscope procedure Need advice for nasopharyngoscope procedure
    Dear Dr. Rea, I need to have a procedure that requires numbing of the nose and throat and putting a scope in my throat to investigate. Do I need to be concerned about the medication or the nasopharyngoscope?
  • May is MCS Awareness Month May is MCS Awareness Month
    Take time during the month of May to self educate yourself about the condition known as chemical sensitivity, or environmental intolerance.
  • Healing the gut Healing the gut
    Dear Dr. Rea, My MCS and other related issues have healed using dense nutrition and gentle cleansing, however I continue to have some digestion problems.