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(NOTE: We now offer online ordering through Amazon.com for many of the books suggested on this page. To go directly to the book listings, CLICK HERE!)

 

Disclaimer: To the best of our knowledge, the products and companies listed on this page offer non-toxic and/or less-toxic alternatives. However, we have no affiliation with these companies, nor can we guarantee their safety for each individual with MCS! Please research each product you choose to use by reading the labels (and obtaining samples if possible) to be sure they contain no ingredients that you personally react to!

 

Safer Products - Online and Mail-Order Catalogs

 

Premium Listings:

 

Aubrey Organics - 100% Natural Hair, Skin and Body Care Since 1967

 

Enviro-One

 

Natural Buckwheat Hull pillow relieves headaches, neck pain, back pain, snoring, and improves sleep. Guaranteed.

(NOTE FROM JACKI: I personally use this pillow and found it a "God-send" for my chronic headaches. Prior to getting MCS, I used a foam chiropractic pillow, but can no longer use them because of the outgassing of the foam. I tried an organic wool/cotton pillow, but it didn't give any neck support and I woke up every night with a headache. Since getting the buckwheat hull pillow, I tolerate it very well and no longer wake up with a headache every night!)

 

Shaklee For over 47 years, Shaklee has been the leader in the wellness revolution, creating healthier lives with supplements backed by solid science, environmentally safe household and personal care products, water purification, and AirSource for the whole house, as well as a Mobile Air Purifier that travels with you...

 

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Regular Listings:

 

Advanced Foil Systems, Inc. - a supplier of non-toxic barriers (Aluma-Foil TM) used to prevent offgassing of building materials. Lightweight and easy to use. 1-800-421-5947; 820 S. Rockefeller Ave., Suite. A, Ontario, California 91761.

AirSource - AirSource® safely and effectively treats your indoor air with processes as natural as sunlight (a product by Shaklee).

Allergy Asthma Technology, Ltd.- dedicated to helping to reduce exposures to allergens as simply and effectively as possible.

Allergy Research Group/Nutricology, Inc. - 1-800-545-9960 - high-quality nutritional supplements

Allergy Resources, Inc. - 1-800-USE-FLAX - Hundreds of clean alternative foods, air purifiers, books, lawn and garden, gifts, baby products, cosmetics, water purifiers, bedding, cleaning products

Alt-MEDMarket- Internet Headquarters for Alternative Healthcare Products and Services

American Environmental Health Foundation - 1-800-428-2343 - Catalog of environmentally safe products

Aubrey Organics® is a 100% Natural Hair, Skin & Body Care Company. Our labels have always carried the message loud and clear: No chemical additives, no synthetic colors, no preservatives or fragrances. All products are preserved with citrus seed extract and vitamins A, C & E. Handcrafted in small batches. Shipped daily. Never tested on animals. Over 200 products to choose from. (By using this link to go to Aubrey Organics' site to place an order, you will help support Gorden and Jacki's web site with a referral fee!!)

Bear River Zeolite - Zeolite is a non-toxic solution for Environmental Cleanup, Soil Amendments, Fertilizer, Water Filtration, Odor Control, Animal Nutrition, Waste Water Filtration, Air Filtration, Pesticide/Herbicide Carrier, Pellet Binders, Desiccants, Catalysts, Building Materials, Flow Agents, Aquaculture, Ponds, Tanks, Pozzolan for Cement, Floor Clean, Kitty Litter, No Skid, Animal Bedding, Household Uses. Bear River Zeolite has the lowest sodium and highest CEC value of any domestic deposit.

Bio Data - We are a group of healthcare researchers, educators and manufacturers of individualized food formulas - helping people live healthier, more productive lives.  We offer many different services, products and an abundance of FREE information which will help you with your goal of better health.

Blue Mountain Herbal Products - Vegans Choice-Kosher! Products in Harmony with Nature.

The Bug Store - 1-800-455-BUGS - non-toxic pest control and much more!

Chemically-Sensitive Living- Certified Organic Cotton Bed, Bath; Home Collection: Lowest prices anywhere - online shopping. Chemically Sensitive Living is an internet based business founded, established and maintained by the Chemically Sensitive for the Chemically Sensitive and Environmentally & Health Conscious Individual.

CFIDS and Fibromyalgia Health Resource (Pro Health, Inc.) - 1-800-366-6056 - nutritional supplements and much more!

EarthTech Environmentally Friendly, Non-Toxic Paints and Finishes- Why Just be Safe for the Environment?? Be Safer for Human Health Too!!

Eco Expo on the Web- The National Marketplace for the Environment

E. L. Foust Co., Inc. - Air Purification & Water Filtration for Residential & Commercial Applications

Environmental Marketing - We care for You and Your environment. Environmental Marketing prides itself on producing a wide range of household products which are biodegradeable, earth friendly, with no unneccessary chemicals or perfumes. (Located in Australia - a good resource!)

Environne - Fruit and Vegetable Wash, Natural Laundry Soap, Produce Cleaner & More.

Evergreen Rooms by Hartford - Now offering our air and water purification systems to consumers.

Freelife Products - Our personal care products are developed by Linda Chaé, the world's foremost authority on natural and organic personal care products. Our goal is to serve each other, by promoting good health, well-being and the opportunity for an abundant life.

Fruit of Her Hands - Handcrafted herbal soaps, natural skin care gifts. 1-800-774-0230 (97)

(NOTE from Jacki: I tried their "unscented" bar soap, and it is really wonderful - gentle enough to use on my extremely-sensitive face! They do have other products that contain essential oils, so be sure to determine your individual sensitivities to essential oils before purchasing!)

Furnature- Organic furniture, pillows, beds, and fabric

Glad Rags - cotton menstrual pads, feminine hygiene products.

Healthy Communications and Environments - personal hygiene and beauty products without carcinogens or harmful ingredients.

HealthyE.com- Healthy home and office products featuring air filters, water systems, natural lighting, household, remodeling, body soaps,and bedding departments.

Healthy Environments - Reliable Information and Quality Products at a Fair Price, with Personal Customer Service You Can Count On. We believe that healthy homes,workplaces and schools are achievable. That's why we are dedicated to bringing you products and services to help reduce your exposure to indoor pollutants.

Healthy Environments, Inc. - Today's Solution for Indoor Pollution!

Heart of Vermont - 1-800-639-4123 - 100% organic cotton beds and bedding, pillows, comforters, futons, etc.

Heavenly Heat - Free-standing, moveable, home sauna rooms especially designed and constructed for chemical sensitivity. Please call 1-800-697-2862 for a free brochure.

Herbal Solutions - A complete line of Herbal Products including: Herbal Teas, Full Strength Herbal Extracts, Fluid Extracts, and Combination Formulas. Manufactured by Native Essence Herb Co. Taos, New Mexico U.S.A.

The Herbs Place - The Place for Herbs & Supplements is "The Herbs Place" - We Care About You! Dedicated to great customer service. We ship within 24 hours Monday through Friday.

I Can Breathe!- designs and manufactures quality air face filter masks that reduce exposure to airborne irritants, providing environmental control with style.

Janice's- 1-800-JANICES - 100% cotton beds, bedding, fabric, clothing, and less-toxic soaps, cleaning products, etc.

Kelly-Nehemiah Cosmetics -your total-body beauty alternative. Premium eco-holistic personal care to nourish, protect, and help heal your sensitive skin, Kelly-Nehemiah's natural formulas contain no petrochemicals, and no synthetic fragrances or preservatives. Ancient wisdom... modern methodology.

Kyla Creative Organic Kimonos - Shop for all natural cotton baby bunting bags and organic cotton kimonos for all ages.

Jen-Par Enterprises- Environmental and People Safe Products, including "Not Nice to Lice" - an alternative to pesticides for lice eradication - as well as many other products and information.

Lavonna Jones, R.N. (Neways Independent Distributor) - offers a source of over 300 personal care and household products that are carcinogen-free, fragrance-free, and even MORE!

Life Miracle Laundry Balls - Earth-Friendly Laundry Detergent Alternative - SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT, YOUR MONEY, HEALTH & CLOTHES WITH LIFE MIRACLE LAUNDRY BALLS!

Lily of Colorado - Organic, fresh, chemical-free products for beautiful skin!

My Healthy Solutions - Products for Healthier Living! - Are you suffering from allergies or asthma? Learn how our clean indoor air and pure drinking water systems can help you feel better, healthier, and enjoy a better quality of living.

The Natural Bedroom - 1-800-365-6563 - All natural bedding

Natural Detox.com- Environmental Health for Your Home, Car & Office

Natural Products from Healthcare Internet Center - Learn how you can use organic products to protect yourself and your family!

Natural Tree Furniture ™ - Custom hand crafted FOREST friendly products by artisan Ray Smith. Environmentally Responsible Designs ~ Specializing in Cat TREE Furniture Free Form STICK / TWIG / LOG furnishings for your home, office, cabin or wherever you'd like to display these works of art. Kiln dried TIMBER using mortise and tenon joinery guarantees quality and integrity with each unique TREE. Custom concept orders are welcomed. FREE SHIPPING (USA).

Natural Water Environments- specializes in reduced chemical exposure sanitizing systems for pools & spa for the chemically sensitive. **Endorsed by the American Environmental Health Foundation**

Nature's Country Store - contains many wonderful sections, including the MCS-CI Business Directory, the Lighter Side of MCS-CI, Canary Auctions, and Canary Cosmetics.

NEEDS (National Ecological and Environmental Delivery System) - 1-800-634-1380 - Health industry's most complete catalog (164 full pages - over 25,000 products)

Neemwell.com - Your personal neem source! Neem extracts are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine and have powerful immune-boosting effects. All from one herb! Every family should have some in the home. (A good site that lists all ingredients in their products!)

Nirvana Safe Haven and the Non Toxic Hot Line - Create healing environments for homes and work places. We provide purified, ionized or filtered air, filtered water, organic cotton clothing, natural chemical free wool, organic cotton mattrresses and futons, chemical free bedding and natural fiber hemp futons. Preventing and alleviating allergies, asthma, environmental illness, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chemical reactivities and other allergies to the 20th century.

Non-Toxic Soap - Natural Products for Natural People! Featuring Botanic Gold™ - a silky golden liquid non-toxic soap powerful enough to completely free your home from all toxic cleaning chemicals including your everyday laundry detergent, dish washing soap, floor cleaners, and more. If you think that's great, listen to this. It can also be use for bathing, shampoo, and even brushing you teeth!

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Northern Lite Scentsations - We take pride in creating products that are environmentally friendly. You will find no petro-chemicals in our list of ingredients, nor will you find any chemicals of any sort. We only create non-toxic, eco-friendly products. We make our all natural body products, bath products and handmade soaps here in our shop in Homer, Alaska. We create for the body from head to foot. Everything from shampoo, bath and massage oil, foot care kits, anti wrinkle oil and soap, milk baths, powders, bath teas, lotions, melts, after bath splash, bubble bath, bath and shower gel, lip balms, gift sets, and so much more. If we can dream it up or you can think it up, we'll try to make it. We have been asked if we will offer cosmetics anytime soon, and we can assure you, if we can figure out how to make them with no chemicals whatsoever, we will. (NOTE FROM JACKI: Please be aware of your own particular sensitivities - many people with MCS react to products with essential oils, so you may want to order only the products with no scented oils at all!)

Nutrition Ezine- Your Guide to the best and latest Nutritional Information.

Nutrition-Help- devoted to providing information that will help you maintain an optimum level of health and also help you take a nutritional approach to healing. You'll find recommendations on healthy living practices, a very thorough discussion on vitamins and other supplements and please look in the specific health concerns section if you're looking for information on specific health problems.

One and Only Super Nutrition - an online nutritional superstore! We have been helping people to live healthier, longer and younger since 1982 through our catalog "Healthy Discount Shopper." But more important is the fact that during this time, through our literature and periodical mailings, we have brought hope and encouragement to many thousands to heal their ailments with NATURAL and SAFE, nutritional therapies. These therapies work without toxic drugs and their devastating side effects and without surgery that's often more dangerous than the condition it's designed to treat.

Planet Solutions- a multi-purpose concentrate, manufactured from a unique blend of plant-derived ingredients, is a completely non-toxic alternative to many of the common household products you currently use.

Priorities- 1-800-553-5398 - The allergy and asthma relief catalog (safer home products)

Real Goods - 1-800-762-7325 - Where a Renewable Energy Powered, Sustainable Future is our Mission, and Knowledge is our Most Important Product - Since 1978 ("Everything under the sun!")

Reflections Organic - 1-800-852-9273 - 100% organically grown cotton clothing

Refreshingly Free - Natural and Fragrance Free products for those suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity, allergies and asthma. We offer body care products, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, feminine hygiene supplies, and baby supplies. (Samples available of most products.)

Respro- Urban survival, environmental protection, equipment for those who dare! (including the Respro sports mask)

Safer Alternatives - 1-916-243-1352 - products for the chemically hyper-sensitive and the environmentally aware

Sandra K DenBraber, R.N. - makes masks for allergy patients and have been catering to them since 1985. Masks are cotton, silk, linen, or special request fabrics. They are contoured as are the filters. The filters can be of one of the following charcoals: wood, coconut shell, lignite, or bituminous. Fabric filters are available for those sensitive to charcoal. (flier available)

Second Life Furniture - Charles R. Bailey Cabinetmakers introduces custom-made solid wood furniture built for the multi-chemical sensitive. All of our furniture is designed to function and serve the purpose for whom it was made without infringing upon the vital life of the environment or individual.

Seventh Generation - 1-800-869-3446 - Products for a healthy planet (cleaning products, cotton sheets and blankets, air and water filters, and much more)

Simmons Natural Body Care- Presenting the finest quality natural soaps, body care, and personal care products available. They enhance your life while being environmentally friendly and cruelty-free. Benefit from soothing herbal essences and emollient botanicals in your daily care. Many fragrance-free, suitable for those with sensitivities.

Simple. Pure. Clean. - Revolutionizing the way the world cleans with non toxic products. Introduces an exciting new line of cleaning and personal care products!  SPC had combined all natural, non-toxic ingredients with essential oils to not only make your home a better place for the kids, and yourself, but also might just make cleaning enjoyable!

Sungold Soap - Soap that is purely soap! We are unscented soap specialists. Our soap is completely unscented (Sungold Soap Original). It is a low odor soap. Our combination of oils produces a soap with a diminished aroma. It has almost attained a neutral scent. Our soap is made up of only vegetable oils. There are no other ingredients added! This is as pure as you can get! (NOTE FROM JACKI: I received a sample of this soap and it is wonderful!)

Terressentials - We hand-craft a growing line of truly natural and organic personal care products with no synthetic petrochemical or oleochemical ingredients of any kind - even in the fine print. Also includes the newsletter "Exposure" - we are quite radical in our revelation of the truth about the chemical industry's misrepresentation of healthy and natural claims on personal care products.

Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired? - Incorporating the best of ancient and modern healing therapies; Specializing in chronic illness and life issues: ADD/ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Environmental Illness/Chemical Sensitivities, Fibromyalgia, Hypoglycemia, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel, Migraine/Chronic Headaches, Neurologic Degeneration, Scoliosis, and Skin Conditions.

Tomorrow's World - 1-800-229-7571 - Organic cotton and hemp fashions; hemp and leather-free footwear; menswear; womenswear; childrenswear; wool, cotton, and hemp bedding and towels; lighting and water conservation; wind and solar energy

Transitions for Health - 1-800-888-6814 - Bringing positive change to the health and lives of women (natural progesterone cream and much more!)

The Vermont Country Store - 1-802-362-8440 - Includes many miscellaneous products not found elsewhere. (NOTE: Not all are "non-toxic"!)

Vitamins and Herbs for You - A physician-developed online evaluation recommends only the vitamins and herbs you really need (and that won't conflict with your prescribed medications). Try it. Its Free!

Walnut Acres Organic Farms - 1-800-433-3998 - Whole foods for healthy living, direct from America's original organic farm

Water Solutions Drinking Water Systems- "Filter Your Water Or You Are The Filter"

Wholistic Health Solutions - Manufacturing wholistic health products you can live with, including the BIB Kit - A Colon Care Home Kit for comfort.  This portable health kit includes everything you need to safely, gently cleanse your colon through bowel irrigation in the comfort and privacy of your home.

Zeolite Depot - we sell only 100% natural, safe & non-toxic volcanic zeolite mineral based products.  Great household odor absorbers, used in kitchens for cooking odors, in basements for musty mold & mildew odors, in bathrooms, laundry rooms, airducts, attics,  refrigerators, freezers, pet areas, cars, closets, etc.

 

 

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Organizations and Newsletters

 

Blazing Tattles - an international monthly alternative news magazine, covering the fields of Personal & Planetary Health; Cover-Ups in Science, Industry, Media, & Government; Gulf War Aftermath; Consumer Information; and Chemical Injury & Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).

CanaryCare, Inc. - A Christian-based ministry and educational resource and referral/solution center for churches, organizations and individuals concerning the needs of the environmentally ill. Contact CanaryCare, Inc. at P.O. Box 803293, Houston, Texas 77280-3293.

CanaryNews - Newsletter of MCS: Health & Environment. Membership dues are $20. You will receive our newsletter (a tradition since 1985), free want ads, notification of all meetings, our extensive Resource Guide which includes a membership list with addresses and phone numbers, and access to our lending library of books, videotapes, and audiotapes. We have 501(c)(3) status, which means that we are tax-deductable. If you want to join, make your check payable to "MCS: Health & Environment" and send it to our treasurer, John Truskowski, 251 Kimberly, Lake Forest, IL 60045. In case of financial hardship, let him know with a letter or postcard that you are sending what you can (be sure to let him know or you may miss an issue of CanaryNews). If you are sending more than $20, please indicate whether it is a contribution or for more than one year. If it is a contribution and you want to remain anonymous, please tell John.

Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN) - The Chemical Injury Information Network (CIIN) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable support and advocacy organization run by the chemically injured for the benefit of the chemically injured. It focuses primarily on education, credible research into Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), and the empowerment of the chemically injured.

Ecological Health Organization (ECHO) - a non-profit support, education and referral organization for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and others who are sensitive to chemicals in the environment and those who care about the prevention of chemical injury.

Environmental Health Coalition of Western MA - P. O. Box 187, Northampton, MA 01061. Send SASE for sample of our professional brochures, "The Hidden Dangers of Fragrances" and "Creating a Healthy Home."

Environmental Health Network (EHN) [of California]- EHN works toward increasing access for those disabled by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). EHN has advocated for fragrance-free meeting attendance in San Francisco Bay Area cities of San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. They have also advocated for a move toward indoor air quality with two members participating in the Air Quality Circle of the Sustainable San Francisco plan.

EHN offers support through it's Support and Information Line (SAIL). The number is (415) 541-5075 (long distance calls are returned "collect.") EHN also holds general meetings held monthly in San Rafael, California. EHN has mail order resources -- books, tapes, papers, and serves as the outlet for sale of BEST of the Reactor, 11 years of work, edited by Susan Molloy. EHN's newsletter is "The New Reactor", which is published six times a year and read throughout the U.S., in Canada and Germany. Visit EHN's web site or write: EHN, PO Box 1155, Larkspur, CA 94977

Human Ecology Action League (HEAL)- For twenty years, HEAL has provided current information about the health effects of environmental and chemical exposures from the unique perspective of noted professionals, as well as from those who have experienced and dealt with numerous exposure-related illnesses

Job Accommodation Network - The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities. (*includes fragrance sensitivities!)

Latitudes- Newsletter of the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy (ACN), dedicated to exploring advanced and alternative treatments for neurological conditions. We are presently focusing on autism, Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity, and learning disabilities.

National Center for Environmental Strategies - "The Delicate Balance", 1100 Rural Avenue, Voorhees, NJ 08043 - (609) 429-5358.

New York Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (NYCAP)- a 501(c)(3) non-profit grassroots organization committed to the elimination of pesticide hazards. Through education and outreach, NYCAP seeks to improve public and environmental health by promoting safer alternatives to pesticides, and campaigning for environmentally-sound public policy. Publishes a magazine called "Solutions".

Share Care and Prayer, Inc. - a Christian-based ministry for sufferers of EI/MCS and related illnesses. Many articles, books, tapes, and tape/video lending library available. Contact: Share Care and Prayer, Inc., P.O. Box 2080, Frazier Park, California 93225-9987.

Working Fragrance Free- a new group formed to promote fragrance-free workplaces through employer and employee education. Membership includes subscription to quarterly newsletter. For kids, WFF also sponsers the Canary Club ($5.00 yr.). MCS kids and kids with MCS relatives are invited send letters, questions, drawings, etc. for the newsletter. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to P.O. Box 460461, San Francisco, CA 94146-0461.

 

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Miscellaneous Other Resources

 

Business Coach for the Health Challenged - Although I work as a traditional business coach, my passion is to help people dealing with health challenges and/or chronic illnesses that desire to remain employed either by choice or for economic need. From my research, I am the only business coach in the U.S. that specializes in this. All of the traditional coaching methods have to be altered for this purpose. Given my training and personal experience with battling CFIDS/MCS, I am in a unique position to help. I have recovered and am now in good health. Please visit my web site for more information. I will give anyone referred by this website, a 25% discount on their first month's coaching!

Cancer Prevention Coalition - The goal of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, a non profit 501@3 tax deductible organization, is to create safer environments at home, in the community and at work. Since its inception in July of 1994, this unique organization of independent cancer prevention experts, citizen activists, and environmental and women's health groups has endeavored to reduce escalating cancer rates. This is accomplished through a comprehensive strategy of outreach, public education and advocacy, and public policy initiatives to establish prevention as the nation's foremost cancer policy. Local office directors and designated representatives participate in fundraising, membership drives and in education regarding avoidable causes of cancer. We can set up free cancer awareness and prevention seminars sponsored by the Cancer Prevention Coalition in your facility. This seminar would run for approximately 90 minutes. Please call Shelley Kramer at 310-457-5176 or 888-377-8877, or email shelley@healthy-communications.com.

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment - a nonpartisan partnership working to further knowledge, action and cooperation regarding environmental contributors to disease and other health problems.

Continuing Education Courses Online - #138 - Title: Fragrance Sensitivity: Impact on Health and Health Care.

Delgado Ecological Services, Inc. - building consulting firm formed by Professor Alex V. Delgado in l987 to address the mounting problem of indoor pollution.

Escalante House - Proposal to Build a Housing Community for People with MCS. Escalante House is a nonprofit, non-religious organization with three guiding principles: conservation, creativity, and compassion. Two of our six board members have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). We have one staff person (Tori Woodard), who is a professional grantwriter. We have two active projects: the Escalante Wilderness Project and the MCS Housing and Convalescent Center Project. For more information, please contact us at: P.O. Box 652, Escalante, UT 84726; phone/fax: 435-826-4778; E-mail: toripat@color-country.net

Evergreen Rooms by Hartford - Hotel rooms around the U.S. that offer more "environmentally friendly" rooms containing air and water filters and less-toxic cleaning. (NOTE: Your experience with these rooms may vary - some of us have had great experiences and others have had problems with the management of individual hotels not enforcing the "green" rules properly!)

Free Interactive Nutritional Forum by Email- one-on-one discussions with Julie Anne Mosquedo, Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant and Ph.d Candidate in Holistic Nutrition.

Housing- We have several MCS persons living here in Meadview, Arizona (at Lake Mead), and it was suggested that others would find the area acceptable for their housing needs. We have clean air, and clean well water. I am a Real Estate agent in Meadview, and would be happy to work with any MCS person seeking housing in this area. - Kathy Dubia

Immune Web Classifieds- Free Classified Ads for the Immune Community

Intemperantia.com - European Designer Chocolates (carries health information about chocolate, as well as organic chocolates!).

Mothers on a Mission (MOM) - We're a group that has partnered together because we all want the same thing. To enhance the quality of our lives! What are YOU looking for? Are you concerned about the environment? Do you need more time for you and your family? Would you like to meet new people, and make new friends? Do you need to improve your health? Would you like to add to your income, pay off debt or even replace your income? Would you like to help others? Did you answer YES to ANY of these questions? If so, what we have, has something for you.

My Pattern Box - Patterns for Sale or Trade for sewing your own natural-fiber clothes! All patterns are $1 each, unless otherwise marked.

The Natural Place - Environmentally friendly short-term rental apartments run by an MCS couple. No smoking or pets, filtered air and water, 100% cotton bedding and linens, non-toxic pest control, natural fragrance-free cleaners. Located in a quiet, secure neighborhood at 1962 N.E. 5th St. (between N.E. 20th Ave. and N.E. 19th Ave.), Deerfield Beach, Florida. 954-428-5438. (To read an article Jacki wrote about her stay at "The Natural Place", CLICK HERE!!)

The Pride and Joy Environmental Resort - 5685 South A1A Highway, South Melbourne Beach, FL 32951, USA, 407-733-7804. BREATHE EASY! We've taken care of the environment so you can relax and have fun! No toxic cleaners, scented products, pesticides, or household chemicals - JUST FUN IN THE SUN!

Safe Haven Community - We are working to create safe housing for those with chemical/electrical/environmental sensitivities. To that end I have created a web site and survey. The survey will help prove the need for safe housing for grant-writing purposes. We are in the great north west, Portland, Oregon to be exact. However, it is quite apparent that this community will need to be in a warmer, drier climate. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please complete and return the survey and pass on this information to any and all who have these sensitivites. It is not necessary to be in need of safe housing at this moment in time in order to complete the survey. The results will be posted on our web site the end of March for any and all to use in their work toward creating safe housing. To your good health, we thank you.

The Safer Travel Directory- Travel Accommodation Guide for the Chemically Sensitive Person.

"SONGS FROM A PORCELAIN TRAILER" - songs about the humor and tragedy of MCS life by veteran singer songwriter Kim Palmer. $10 for CD's $8 for tapes plus shipping. Read the album review/listen to sound samples/order at http://www.kimpalmersongs.com. E-mail Kim at: kpalmer@kachina.net.

(NOTE FROM JACKI: This CD is awesome! It is really a must for people dealing with MCS and is also great to share with family/friends who just don't understand!)

Specialty Environmental Housing: Apartments for the chemically sensitive - Located in Dallas, Texas - Very close to EI doctors - Short-term or longer-term - All Electric, safe neighbors - Furnished or unfurnished. For information, call 214-696-0477.

The Sweetest Smell...is Nothing at All! - Poster from the Lung Association of Newfoundland and Labrador ($2).

WalkupLaw.com - Are you suffering from chemical sensitivity, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or other environmental illness? Are you unable to work and wondering where to turn? Then the virtual law offices of Michael J. Walkup, an attorney specializing in Social Security and private insurance disability claims for MCS, CFS, FMS, and other forms of environmental illness is the place for you! Michael is able to represent you on most disability claims in any of the 50 states (US only). Michael is familiar with your challenges as he, too, is battling environmental sensitivities. See the web site to read Michael's story.

Walnut Lawn Bed and Breakfast - "We attempt to maintain a healthy, chemical-free environment for all our guests including those who have allergy and asthma conditions, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness." - Right in the heart of Amish Country - Pennsylvania

 

 

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Books

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(NOTE: Online ordering provided for most of the books recommended - just click on the "Order Now" link or the book cover graphic to go to Amazon.com's ordering and information page for that book and receive up to a 40% discount off the retail price!)

 

 

 

allergicAllergic to the Twentieth Century: The Explosion in Environmental Allergies (From Sick Buildings to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity)

- by Peter Radetsky -

Traces the history and causes of the disease (multiple chemical sensitivity) with detailed research, including some startling new case histories. It is the first such book to take a look at the shocking increase in illnesses caused by our chemically saturated environment and offers some frightening possibilities, including the charge that certain scientific and medical powers are working to discredit MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity).

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Allergy Alert Cook Book -
THE WORLD'S BEST FROM EAST TO WEST

- by Blanka Filipek -

For Multiple Chemical Sensitive People With Food Allergies
We say: "NO!" to Genetically Modified And Irradiated Foods
ISBN 0962824518 $17.50, $ 3.50 s.& h ( color pictures)
ISBN 0962824569 $ 9.00, $ 3.50 s & h ( black and white pictures

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allergy-freeAllergy-Free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping

- by Thomas L. Ogren -

This book presents a new idea and does so very well indeed. Ogren, a former landscape gardening instructor, proposes that in our private and public landscaping we need to reduce the use of plants that cause allergies. Until the publication of this book, the information needed to make allergy-free choices had not been compiled in one easily accessible source; nor had a scale been devised for rating plants that cause allergies. Here, Ogren accomplishes both these aims.

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allergy cookbookThe Allergy Self Help Cookbook: Over 325 Natural Foods Recipes, Free of Wheat, Milk, Eggs, Corn, Yeast, Sugar and Other Common Food Allergens

- Marjorie Hurt Jones, R.N -

The millions of people with food allergies will welcome this edition of the only truly allergy-free cookbook. No other book offers such a wide range of recipes that are free of common allergens. Includes recipes for wheat-free breads, wholesome desserts, packable lunches, quick-and-easy dinners, and elegant company entrees.

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cfs and ei alternativeAlternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Environmental Illness

- by Burton Goldberg -

Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and environmental illness can be permanently reversed using non-toxic alternative medicine treatments. In this book, 26 leading physicians explain the techniques and natural substances that brought complete recovery to their patients.

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allergiesAn Alternative Approach to Allergies: The New Field of Clinical Ecology - Unravels the Environmental Causes of Mental and Physical Ills

- by Theron G. Randolph -

Updated with the latest information, here is the book that revolutionized the way allergies and other common illnesses were diagnosed and treated, claiming that many are caused by sensitivities to certain foods and chemicals found in our increasingly contaminated environment.

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beauty to die forBeauty to Die for: The Cosmetic Consequence

- by Judi Vance -

If you use any cosmetics you may be more at risk than you could imagine. Beauty to Die For is shocking, thought-provoking and rock solid in its research. This landmark book reveals the death traps in the cosmetics that we unwittingly use in our daily lives. It details the devastating toll that modern industry and government knowingly exact on the health of men, women, and children - and may sound the death knell for certain cosmetic industry practices. This book is a practical guide - an interactive tool - that teaches consumers how to shop safely and wisely. It translates the technical jargon into language that everyone can understand. It was written to help you identify the dangers in products you take for granted. Products you use everyday; products in which you put your faith and trust - yet these products threaten your very existence. This book not only illuminates the hazards, it provides sensible suggestions for creating a less toxic life.

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better basicsBetter Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living

- by Annie Berthold-Bond -
(author of "Clean & Green")

These days, more and more people are saying no to "better living through chemistry" and yes to a lifestyle that is less toxic and more environmentally friendly. This trend toward a more natural lifestyle has become something of a crusade for Annie Berthold-Bond. After developing hypersensitivity to even very low concentrations of chemicals, Berthold-Bond was forced to rid her life of as many toxins as possible. "It wasn't until I had to be away from chemicals that I began to realize how many we lived with. The extent of the contamination is startling - from hair spray and floor wax to dandelion killers and plastic shower curtains and other products that line our hardware stores and supermarket shelves."

This book represents the culmination of her search for a more sustainable lifestyle. Taking her cue from an earlier time, Berthold-Bond, former editor in chief of Green Alternatives for Health and Environment, offers more than 800 simple and practical alternatives to common household toxins, covering everything from skin care to gardening. And the good news is that adopting her suggestions and formulas isn't hard at all. "Mixing up face creams or wood stain isn't much different than cleaning the windows with vinegar, soap, and water instead of using Brand Name X, or making a cake with flour, eggs and milk instead of buying a mix," she asserts. "With a few simple staples we can clean our houses, wash our hair, rid the dog's bed of fleas, and do many other things as well." If you have your doubts, here is her formula for metal polish:

3 teaspoons salt, 1 tablespoon flour, and enough white distilled vinegar to make a paste. Scoop the paste onto a clean sponge, and polish the metal clean. Rinse with hot water and buff dry.

Sure, these days it's literally impossible to lead a life that is completely toxin-free. But you can significantly reduce your exposure, and picking up a copy Better Basics for the Home is a great way to get started!

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Brain Allergies: The Psychonutrient Connection Including Brain Allergies Today: An Update

- by William H. Philpott -

The medical link between inflammation of the brain and subsequent behavioral dysfunction and infections; nutritional deficiencies; and environmental substances, such as foods, chemicals, and electrical fields, has long been proposed by forward-thinking doctors and researchers. This branch of healing, known as orthomolecular medicine, is gaining ever-widening acceptance by mainstream medicine.

In this updated edition of their classic work on the subject, Dr. Philpott and Dr. Kalita explain, in layperson's terms, how supernutrition, magnetic therapy, and other cutting-edge therapies can offer hope for those suffering from so-called untreatable conditions.

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Brain Fog

- Bruce Haney -

This is the odyssey of a human child - a bright, talented, strong and athletic boy who got trapped and imprisoned by forces that took over his body and robbed him of his brain and every skill he had known.

This is the story of that grotesquely lost soul fighting for survival, fighting to understand those forces that tortured him, fighting to share what he learned about chemical illness with a resistant medical and scientific community and disbelieving public.

This is the adventure of a man who survived the despicable indignities of an intolerant system - survived because of his unique unconquerable spirit, his deep underlying faith, and his search to apply the Golden Rule not only to his fellow human creatures, but to the Earth itself.

This is the story of an impossible, but beautiful human who discovered the mystery and truth of our universe: if we humans insist on trying to force our will on Nature and to overpower Her, we will destroy ourselves and all that we love. Salvation comes only when we work as One with Nature.

This is Bruce’s story - his gift to us of hope and faith.

 

Bug Busters/Poison Free Pest Controls for Your House and Garden

- by Bernice Lifton -

Pests, whether of food, the body, the home, or garden, include medically important species and affect all of us at some time. Their attacks may tempt us to use pesticides, which often are more dangerous to our health than the pests themselves. As this book points out, there are safe alternatives to poisons. If we learn a pest's habits, simple measures can be taken to "shut them out," "starve them out," and "wipe them out." This concise, well-organized compendium focuses on roaches, pantry moths and beetles, rats, mice, flies, mosquitos, fleas, ticks, lice, bedbugs, clothes moths, carpet beetles, silverfish, crickets, termites, carpenter ants, and various garden pests. It reveals their habits and outlines common sense and often clever measures to control or eliminate them. Safe pesticides are discussed and their proper use explained. If all else fails, advice is given on finding a competent pest-control company.

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A Canary's Tale Vol. I and II: The Final Battle, Politics, Poisons, and Pollution Vs. the Environment and the Public Health

- by Jacob B. Berkson -

A retired lawyer has his house treated for termites with Dursban... and develops Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. This well-written book describes his deteriorating condition, his lawsuit to get compensation, and his fight to get his condition recognized as more than psychosomatic. It also is a cautionary tale for the rest of us - what is the ultimate effect of all the pesticides and chemicals used in our environment? If they're deadly for insects... would they not also harm humans?

This book picks up the torch lit by Rachel Carson more than thirty years ago in her "Silent Spring" and sounds a clarion call to every citizen to get involved in the War to preserve and protect the environment and the public health.

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casualties of progressCasualties of Progress: Personal Histories from the Chemically Sensitive

- by Alison Johnson -

This collection contains reports from 57 people whose lives have been severely impacted by the condition known as multiple chemical sensitivity, which overlaps with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Gulf War syndrome, sick building syndrome, and asthma. These personal histories are told in each person's own words and voice; contributors cover a wide range of occupations from a painter on offshore oil rigs to an intensive care unit nurse to a college English professor.

Lynn Lawson, Author of Staying Well in a Toxic World: "There are those who will dismiss Casualties of Progress as just a collection of anecdotes. But what anecdotes! So compelling that the book is next to impossible to put down, these chronicles of courage, caring, injustice, suffering, persistence, and triumph are told in such depth and with such honesty that their truth is unmistakable. They are truly tales to open eyes and hearts."

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chemical exposuresChemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes (2nd Edition)

- by Nicholas A. Ashford, Claudia S. Miller -

Explains how day-to-day variations in chemical exposure may cause unusual and seemingly unpredictable symptoms, including many that have been termed psychosomatic in the past. It describes how everyday, low-level chemical exposures may cause fatigue, memory impairment, headaches, mood changes, breathing difficulties, digestive problems, and a host of chronic unexplained illnesses including chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War syndrome, and sick building syndrome.

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Chemical Sensitivity

- by Sherry A. Rogers, M.D. -

The Sick House Syndrome is one of the many manifestations of our overstressed systems' reactions to the unrelenting chemical assault from our environment. Learn from a leading environmental medicine expert how nutrient deficiencies and genetic causes can contribute to environmental diseases, and how you can counter them.

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Chemical Sensitivity - a Guide to Coping with Hypersensitivity Syndrome and Other Environmental Illnesses

- by Bonnye L. Matthews -

This book, written from a patient's perspective, first defines chemical sensitivity, then describes its effects, and discusses strategies for dealing with it. Matthews developed chemical sensitivity from work-related, chronic, low-level toxic exposure, and shares with other sufferers her experiences and the strategies and resources she found to cope with it. Includes a bibliography of over 800 entries, and a glossary.

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1001 Chemicals1001 Chemicals In Everyday Products (Second Edition)

- by Grace Ross Lewis -

There is a virtual laboratory of chemicals in the food we eat and the products we encounter every day at home, at school, and at work. What are these substances and how are they used? How are they helpful? Can they be harmful?

Here are fast, hands-on answers to these and other crucial questions about hundreds of chemical substances we come into contact with on a regular basis. From MSG in food to perchloroethylene in dry cleaning, this A-Z guide provides clear, no-nonsense information on the use and health effects of hundreds of chemicals found in food, medicines, cosmetics, cleaning solutions, lawn and garden products, and more. Well-organized and easy-to-use, it gives you the help you need to make smarter choices about the products you choose for yourself and your family. Inside 1,001 Chemicals in Everyday Products you'll find:

  • Entries listing products, uses, precautions, and synonyms
  • Direct answers to over 250 frequently asked questions on every-day chemicals
  • Handy product and chemical synonym indexes
  • A nationwide listing of Poison Control Centers

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cfs natural wayChronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Treatment ("The Natural Way" Series)

- by Gill Jacobs -

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clean and greenClean and Green: The Complete Guide to Non-Toxic and Environmentally Safe Housekeeping

- by Annie Berthold-Bond -

In a remarkably easy-to-use format, Berthold-Bond tells how to clean effectively using simple, natural ingredients, such a baking soda, Borax, lemon juice, vegetable oil and vinegar. She makes a convincing argument that cleaning with natural products can be handier, cheaper, and just as effective as the alternative. For those concerned about the environment, and the growing population with chemical sensitivities, Berthold-Bond has the solution - actually 500 of them - in this book. Using her thoroughly-researched and personally-tested formulas for easy-to-make, nontoxic and nonpolluting household cleaning aids, it is possible to eliminate the health hazards of standard commercial products.

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clean and greenComfort in the Storm: Devotions for the Chemically Sensitive

- by Janine Ridings -

Finally! A devotional book for the chemically sensitive... (People who are not chemically sensitive can also benefit from this book by applying the principles in this book to their own trials and struggles.) People describe the challenges of living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) in a variety of ways. To some, it feels like being locked in prison. To others it is like being in a nightmare they wish they could wake up from. In the midst of the various trials associated with MCS, many are in desperate need of encouragement. In this collection of devotionals, Janine Ridings candidly shares anecdotes about her journey through the storms of MCS, and how she has found comfort through her relationship with Christ. She hopes to help others learn how Christ can be their refuge in whatever storms they may be facing.

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Cow CrimesCow Crimes And the Mustang Menace: A Ruby Taylor Mystery

- by Sharon Dunn -

The 3rd book in a series called the "Ruby Taylor Mystery" series. This particular book is of interest because one of the characters has MCS! Description: Investigating a series of bizarre ranch thefts, dealing with the expectations of a Betty Crocker mom, and entering a recipe in the Potato Festival cook-off, have Ruby Taylor in over her flaming red head. When an outsider turns up dead, it'll take more than a steaming mocha espresso - and her unpredictable, yet intriguing, Wesley - to save Ruby from the danger!

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dazed and fatiguedDazed and Fatigued in the Toxic 21st Century

- by Mark Llewellyn Hall -

Where do you turn there are no answers, no cures, no potions, no actions you can take to dig yourself out of a hole you did not create, never anticipated, or even imagined you could find yourself in?

As we head into the 21st Century, we are witnessing more and more young people succumbing to a host of auto-immune related illnesses brought on by the stresses of a post-modern industrial era - a high paced, highly competitive workforce, overcrowded living environments, and polluted, chemically contaminated air, food and water resources.

In this book Mark Hall offers an astonishing first-person experience in recovering from chronic fatigue syndrome. This is a story about picking up the pieces left behind on the way to adulthood, and learning to love and accept yourself in a toxic world. Written in an alternative voice that is raw and at times wildly spontaneous, the story weaves poetry with ironic insights and commentaries on everything from politics to music and literature. It is the classic tale of the hero's journey - a fall from grace into wilderness, and the quest to find enlightenment on the other side. Most of all, it is an inspiring story that demonstrates the resolution and ability to recover and find peace, after years of personal crisis.

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defining mcsDefining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

- by Bonnye L. Matthews -

The number of people suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is greater than the number suffering from AIDS, yet the general public and the medical community know very little about the disease. More and more people are disabled daily, despite the fact that the condition does not have to occur. In Part One of this work, experts review the research into the disease, along with treatment strategies. Part Two examines the legal recourses available to MCS sufferers, such as workers' compensation claims and product liability suits. How the medical community has often worked against MCS sufferers is the focus of Part Three, demonstrating that medical opposition to the disease is unfounded. The editor, an MCS sufferer, details her own case in Part Four.

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Discover WellnessDiscover Wellness - A Directory for Self-Help Healing & Illness Prevention

Foreword by Dr. Jim W. Medlock, D.D.S.
Acknowledgment by Dr. Dan Christian Roehm, M.D., Cardiologist

This book gives you the knowledge to identify things in your environment that may be the cause of present and future illnesses, and empowers you to choose preventive techniques to stay healthy.

KEEP YOURSELF HEALTHY Without Leaving Home! This book will direct you to telephone numbers for medical practitioners that can test and treat from YOUR HOME; products to help detoxify your body, air, water, house, food, electro-magnetic pollution, etc.; books for in-depth study that give extensive information on subjects covered in this book.

YOU WILL DISCOVER:

  • How to identify the problem.
  • What to do to correct the problem.
  • Names and phone numbers of People and Products to use.
  • Author's personal research, experiences and opinions are given on 71 Topics including: ALZHEIMER'S, ALLERGIES, ELECTRIC BEDS, MAGNETS, MICROWAVES, MERCURY/SILVER DENTAL FILLINGS, OBESITY, PLASTICS, SAFE FOOD, HOUSEHOLD AIR POLLUTION & ITS CURE, WATER & AIR PURIFIERS, ELECTRICITY & CANCER, CANCER CAUSING TOXINS AND HOW TO ELIMINATE THEM.

TESTIMONIALS INCLUDE DR. CAROL ROSIN who is married to Jon Cypher who played Brigadier General Marcus Craig on the hit CBS comedy, Major Dad and from the years 1979 through 1986 he was Chief Daniels of Hill Street Blues fame. Carol's biography is outstandingly impressive. Among other things she was the first woman corporate manager of an aerospace company and the founder and president of the Institute for Security and Cooperation in Outer Space (ISCOS), headquartered in Washington, DC. Her testimonial is on her cure from ENDOMETRIOSIS.

The Author, Phyllis Taber-Greenberg was sick and got well. It took her twelve years to discover what is written in this book. If you don't have the time to do the research to discover what can or is making you sick and how to protect yourself and your loved ones, then here is a short cut. Good Luck.

THIS BOOK WILL EMPOWER YOU, THE READER, TO TAKE THE FUTURE HEALTH OF YOUR BODY INTO YOUR HANDS. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

NOTE: If you do order this book, whether by internet or telephone, PLEASE put "Our Little Place" in the Company field of the order form, or mention you were referred from "Our Little Place" when placing a telephone order!! Doing so will assure you of priority instant mailing (within 24 hours of ordering) and a special insert will be put ONLY into those books. The insert lists 21 questions that are answered in the book and the pages where the answers can be found. This will also help keep this web site up and running!

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The Dispossessed: Living With Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

- by Rhonda Zwillinger -

A powerful book of photographs of MCS patients that includes their stories in their own words. Also included are an excellent foreword, prologue, epilogue and reference/resource sections. This is a chilling documentary depicting the life of fifty people who are afflicted with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. MCS is a diseaese caused by our chemical society, where people become "allergic" to everyday chemicals, such as fragrances, gasoline, plastics and conventional houses. The book gives us a short glimpse of how people with this disease live their lives, how they cope, and have arrived at this situation. Each of the fifty portraits are accompanied by an artful photograph that carries the book and tells more than words. The pictures are not just showing the people, but also their special living arrangements, ranging from a tent in the desert, to regular houses, and other unique arrangements, like the guy who must air out his newspaper before he can read it. The aim of the author is to display this growing problem to a larger audience, in a form that makes it comprehensible to the layperson.

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The E.I. Syndrome: An Rx for Environmental Illness

- by Sherry A. Rogers -

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food allergy guide5 Years Without Food: The Food Allergy Survival Guide: How to Overcome Your Food Allergies and Recover Good Health

- by Nicolette M. Dumke -

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forsaken gardenThe Forsaken Garden: Four Conversations on the Deep Meaning of Environmental Illness

- by Nancy Ryley -

When documentary filmmaker Nancy Ryley became ill, few people had ever heard of "environmental illness". To explore the connections between her story and the soul-sickness of the planet, Nancy conducted interviews with four cultural giants: journalist and explorer Laurens van der Post; psychologist Marion Woodman; Thomas Berry, a theologian and environmentalist; and cultural historian Ross Woodman.

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green kitchenGET A WHIFF OF THIS: Perfumes (fragrances) - the Invisible Chemical Poisons

- by Connie Pitts-

 

Books have been written about cosmetic ingredients, yet most people are not aware of the serious, harmful health effects of fragrance chemicals due to false advertising, failure to bear warning labels, and lack of media attention.  Millions of people are disabled from repeated exposures to these deleterious products.  Synthetic fragrances are ubiquitous in the U.S. , and avoidance is nearly impossible unless a person remains housebound.  Many people are under the false impression that perfumes are derived from flowers and other natural sources.

Get AWhiff Of This will educate people and, therefore, give readers the knowledge they need in order to protect their health and the health of their loved ones.

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green kitchenThe Green Kitchen Handbook: Practical Advice, References, and Sources for Transforming the Center of Your Home into a Healthy, Livable Place

- by Annie Berthold-Bond -

 

This book contains basic tips on and simple solutions to: what to look for on packaged food labels, how to recognize which food additives to avoid, and how to buy organic foods as inexpensively and conveniently as supermarket foods. It also offers advice for more ambitious projects including information on canning, creating root cellars, buying kitchen appliances, and joining community gardens. The book also includes valuable insights on how to buy local foods in season; how to avoid excess fat, sugars, and salt; where to locate the best food sources; preparing and storing foods; and integrating the principles of keeping a green kitchen with your daily routine. This unique handbook offers economical and environmentally conscious alternatives that make keeping a green kitchen simple, sensible, and delicious.

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Healthier Hospitals

- by Toni Temple -

This book enables health care centers to meet the needs of the chemically disabled. "This book was written," said author, "because the needs of MCS patients were not being met simply because hospitals did not know what those needs were or how to accommodate them. This manual simplifies what can be done, how to make it work and creates good will and benefits for both the patient and the medical facility at very little or no cost. I feel this educational tool will help prevent any further misunderstanding of chemical sensitivity disability and provide better health care for those with MCS." You may obtain copies of the manual from NEEDS (800) 634-1380; or through Toni Temple at P.O. Box 29290, Parma OH 44129, for $8.50 plus $1.50 postage and handling.

 

healthy houseThe Healthy House: How to Buy One, How to Build One, How to Cure a Sick One

- by John Bower -

You and your family deserve a healthy house, and this book will show you how you can have one. In it, you’ll learn:

  • Why many houses make people sick.
  • Why the air indoors is much worse than it is outdoors.
  • Why carpeting and kitchen cabinets can be unhealthy.
  • How your furnace can be dangerous to your health.
  • How to select healthier building products.
  • How tight construction can be a healthy idea.
  • How to properly ventilate houses.
  • What you can do if you live in an unhealthy house.
  • How to reduce your exposure to electromagnetic fields.
  • What to do about lead, asbestos, radon, and mold.

This 2001 4th edition contains contributions, in the form of sidebars, from 50 healthy house professionals from across North America.

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healthy house Q and AThe Healthy House Answer Book: Answers to the 133 Most Commonly Asked Questions

- by John Bower, Lynn Marie Bower -

 

Do you have health concerns about interior paints, flooring, air filters, water filters, drywall, treated wood, foundations, furnaces, cabinets, electromagnetic fields, insulation, or cleaning products? Do you wonder what's safe to use--and what isn't? Well, here's a new book with the easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, concise answers you've been searching for. If you're interested in better health for your family, The Healthy House Answer Book is a must-have home reference.

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healthy house buildingHealthy House Building: A Design & Construction Guide

- by John Bower -

How you put your house together is just as important as the materials you choose. Healthy House Building takes you step-by-step through the construction of a Model Healthy House. With over 200 photos and illustrations, as well as a complete set of detailed construction drawings, Healthy House Building shows you everything you need to know to build a healthy house. While your house probably won't look like the one in this book, the important how-to information necessary to build or remodel in a healthy manner can be applied to all houses. This second edition contains updated addresses for the suppliers of materials used in the Model Healthy House.

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healthy livingHealthy Living in a Toxic World - Simple Ways to Protect Yourself & Your Family from Hidden Health Risks

- by Cynthia E. Fincher, Ph.D. -

This book explains the myths and the science of how chemicals we encounter in daily life can effect our health. Rather than using scare tactics to sensationalize the impact of individual products, this book provides readers with a framework to understand how neurotoxic chemicals affect your health, where to look for them, and how regulatory and political processes allow the real danger to perpetuate. This book provides an interesting and balanced perspective on real health risks and reasonable precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family.

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hyperactive childHelp for the Hyperactive Child: A Good-Sense Guide for Parents of Children With Hyperactivity, Attention Deficits and Other Behavior and Learning Problems

- by William G. Crook -

Provides clear guidance in dealing with the three most important questions faced by hyperactive/inattentive children, their parents, and the professionals who care for them: 1. Should we look for nutritional and environmental causes? 2. Where do we begin? 3.How do we find solutions which are easy to stick with?

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home safe homeHome Safe Home: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics and Harmful Household Products in the Home

- by Debra Lynn Dadd -

Home Safe Home offers more than 400 tips, including do-it-yourself formulas for inexpensive, safe products to replace harmful substances we are exposed to in our own homes. Whether you suffer from unexplained headaches, fatigue, or depression, or if you worry about the link between increased use of toxics and the rising rate of cancer, the many suggestions in this book can make your life virtually toxic-free!

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grow fresh airHow to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office

- by B. C. Wolverton -

Plants are the lungs of the earth. This revolutionary guide, based on 25 years of research by NASA, shows how common houseplants can combat sick building syndrome and cleanse the home or office of common pollutants. Color photos & llustrations.

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grow fresh airThe Impossible Child in School--At Home (A Guide for Caring Teachers and Parents)

- by Doris J. Rapp -

This 160-page book is designed for caring but perplexed educators and parents who want to help children who have been erroneously labeled as dumb, lazy, nasty, rude, overactive, irritable, slow or impossible. This book will enable you to recognize which children have allergies, or food or chemical sensitivities interfering with their ability to learn and behave normally. Practical sensible ways to help children with these problems are discussed. With this information you may be able to alter the course of some child's life in a more positive direction - today!

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healthy house Q and AInvisible Illnesses

- by Gloria Gilbere, N.D. -

 

THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN FOR THE MILLIONS OF "INVISIBLE ILLNESS" VICTIMS, who are viewed with suspicion, hostility and anger in a world and consciousness that demands scientific evidence and double-blind studies before acknowledging the condition is "Real." This book will provide some of that much needed scientific evidence to facilitate validation of these syndromes. It's important to keep in mind that science does not make or invent principles; they merely discover them.

The information in this book will assist the reader in the discovery of the causes of their distress, while also providing non-drug solutions to restore health and regain quality of life, Naturally.

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your childIs This Your Child? (Discovering and Treating Unrecognized Allergies in Children and Adults)

- by Doris J. Rapp -

These are the major symptoms of potentially unrecognized allergies. Does your child suffer from any of the following?

• Allergic Nose Rub • Eye Circles • Red Ears • Red Cheeks • Eye Wrinkles • Aggression • Lack of Alertness • Mottled Tongue •

In this breakthrough book, Dr. Doris Rapp offers a simple yet effective approach to handling "problem" children. "Is This Your Child?" shows parents how to identify the common foods, chemicals, or common allergic substances that could be the culprits that cause some children or adults to feel unwell or act inappropriately. If your child is always sick, hyperactive, a slow learner, or cranky, the first question you should ask is not "What drug should be prescribed?" or "What have I done wrong as a parent?" Instead, find out the cause.

Dr. Rapp gives sensible suggestions about how these reactions to foods and environmental factors can be recognized, prevented, and treated. With this information, many affected children should feel, act, behave, and learn better. If you can detect unsuspected environmental illness in your child - or yourself - you can change your lives so you're more content, happy, and free of illness.

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poisoned by my bodyI was Poisoned by my Body!
(I have a gut feeling you could be, too!)

The Odyssey of a Doctor Who Reversed Fibromyalgia, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Naturally.

- by Gloria Gilbere, N.D. -

Dr. Gilbere is one of America's leading natural medicine researchers and an authoritative influence in the discovery of the causes, effects and natural solutions of leaky gut syndrome and the related disorders. She is a leading advocate in identifying and reversing multiple chemical sensitivity syndromes. This book reads like a detective story, guiding the reader to clues and solutions with every turn of the page. It is truly a personal odyssey that will open eyes, minds and hearts to invisible gut causes and life-changing consequences for victims of complex autoimmune, inflammatory and digestive disorders.

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jet smartJet Smart - How to Fly Safely with MCS

- by Diana Fairechild -

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jet smarterJet Smarter - The Air Traveler's Rx

- by Diana Fairechild -

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food allergy guideLiving Healthy in a Toxic World: Simple Steps to Protect You and Your Family from Everyday Chemicals, Poisons, and Pollution

- by David Steinman, Michael R. Wisner,
R. Michael Wisner, Kirstie Alley -

An engaging, accessible guide to human health shares a collection of strategies for reducing toxins in one's life, offering advice on hazardous products, chemical-free housekeeping, making one's home toxin-free, avoiding chemicals in cosmetics, and more.

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living with eiLiving With Environmental Illness - a Practical Guide to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

- by Stephen Edelson, Jan Berliner Statman -

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living with eiA More Excellent Way - a Teaching on the Spiritual Roots of Disease

- by Pastor Henry Wright -

This 303-page book is based on a seminar given to the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Washaw, NC, in June/July 1998. Because of worldwide demand for this information in written form, this teaching is now being made available in this book.

This book gives insight into:

  • Why mankind has disease
  • Spiritual roots of disease
  • Disease prevention
  • Blocks to healing
  • Specific diseases discussed

Pastor Henry Wright is rapidly being recognized for his understanding of healing and the prevention of disease from a spiritual perspective. Pastor Wright is Senior Pastor of Pleasant Valley Church & Associated Ministries in Thomaston, GA, with national and international outreaches.

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Mosaic Moments

- by Lisa Copen -

Rest Ministries' very own devotional book! Have you ever wondered... "Will I Ever Be Able to Put the Pieces Back Together?" Where is God? He may have the whole world in His hands, but sometimes it feels like He trips, hollering "Oops!" as we are flung from His hands and our lives shatter into pieces. We look at the fragments of our former self and wonder, Where did I go wrong? Mosaic Moments is a devotional book for the chronically ill. Over 200 pages of devotionals by Lisa Copen and more than 20 of your favorite writers from our online devotionals. Now you can have the comfort of our online devotionals sitting on your bedside table to flip through when you need a bit of hope from those who understand.

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no more allergiesNature's Prescription Milk: Discovering the Healing Powers of Goat-Milk Products

- by Gloria Gilbere, N.D. -

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no more allergiesNo More Allergies: Identifying and Eliminating Allergies and Sensitivity Reactions to Everything in Your Environment

- by Gary Null -

Null redefines a health problem that afflicts 40 million Americans: More than mere hay fever, contemporary allergic reactions include chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, and even HIV infection. These conditions, he explains, occur when our immune systems break down. This ground-breaking book now prescribes effective solutions.

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jet smarterNoni: Aspirin of the Ancients

- by Diana Fairechild -

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Nontoxic, Natural and Earthwise: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Harmful Products and Live in Harmony With the Earth

- by Debra Lynn Dadd -

Debra Lynn Dadd leads the way for consumers to protect both themselves and the environment, by establishing new product-buying criteria that reflects the linkage between environmental protection and our health. Readers will find recommendations for more than 2,000 brand-name products are safe and environmentally sound.

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toxic legacyOur Children's Toxic Legacy: How Science and Law Fail to Protect Us from Pesticides

- by John Wargo -

A leading expert in pesticide policy traces the history of pesticide law and science and arrives at the alarming conclusion that we have failed to protect ourselves, and especially our children, from pesticide contamination of food, soil, water, and air. Our faith in the government`s ability to ensure only safe levels of exposure to pesticides is unfounded, says John Wargo, and he suggests fundamental legal and scientific reforms to contain the special health risks faced by children.

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stolen futureOur Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?

A Scientific Detective Story

- by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski,
and John Peterson Myers -

Identifies the various ways in which chemical pollutants in the environment are disrupting human reproductive patterns and causing such problems as birth defects, sexual abnormalities, and reproductive failure.

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safe shopperThe Safe Shopper's Bible: A Consumer's Guide to Nontoxic Household Products, Cosmetics, and Food

(MacMillan Reference Books)

- by David Steinman, Samuel S. Epstein -

Anyone concerned about the health effects of ingredients in the items they buy every day - from soup to flea powder, mascara, or car wax - will find The Safe Shopper's Bible indispensable. Finally, here's a complete guide to settle such questions as: Can your hair coloring cause breast cancer? Is this brand of apple juice safe for babies? Will the additives in this salad dressing harm you? Which shampoo won't sting your eyes? The Safe Shopper's Bible rates thousands of household products, personal care products, foods, and beverages. Its extensive charts list products by brand name and rate them each for short-term and long-term health hazards. Readers can find out at a glance which products are more or less likely to provoke allergies or irritation, cause birth defects or cancer, trigger neurological problems, or pose other health hazards. In addition, the charts provide recommendations for the safest foods, toiletries, and everyday household purchases.

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Sauna Detoxification Therapy: A Guide for the Chemically Sensitive

- by Marilyn G McVicker, Lawrence A. Plumlee, Richard Layton -

For sufferers of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), the lack of information on toxicity, coupled with skepticism, misdiagnosis, and very limited research in the medical community, has made it difficult to properly treat the illness. In the early 1980s, doctors began to experiment with using a sauna for detoxification purposes. The program was found surprisingly effective for treatment of a variety of illnesses, including MCS. The information on sauna detoxification therapy for MCS patients is fully presented here so that the reader can make informed decisions. Sauna treatment programs are fully covered, including case studies of MCS sufferers who have chosen sauna treatment. The unique requirements for a home sauna suitable for MCS patients are also fully examined. Includes a directory of organizations and vendors.

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Secret To Hunza Superior Health - FREE BOOK!!

(PAY ONLY $2.50 for shipping and handling and $1 to your church, ministry or spiritual organization.)

This is the message of this 200 Page book (Regular Price $14):

God Almighty talks to us all the time, and shows us the way to health and happiness. God Almighty has created us with health and vitality. In NO TIME has ill health been part of God's Creation plan. God Almighty has created the human body in perfection. It is equipped with a very powerful auto-repair system. Your body will never break down if it is supplied with the proper fuel (natural, organic food produced from nutritious soil).

Go to our site and see how you can preserve your health or heal your ill health naturally.

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silent springSilent Spring

- by Rachel L. Carson -

(Features a new introduction by Vice President Al Gore)

Silent Spring, released in 1962, offered the first shattering look at widespread ecological degradation and touched off an environmental awareness that still exists. Rachel Carson's book focused on the poisons from insecticides, weed killers, and other common products as well as the use of sprays in agriculture, a practice that led to dangerous chemicals to the food source. Carson argued that those chemicals were more dangerous than radiation and that for the first time in history, humans were exposed to chemicals that stayed in their systems from birth to death. Presented with thorough documentation, the book opened more than a few eyes about the dangers of the modern world and stands today as a landmark work.

This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson’s watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson’s courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death in 1964.

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Staying Well in a Toxic World: Understanding Environmental Illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Chemical Injuries, and Sick Building Syndrome

- by Lynn Lawson -

Staying Well in a Toxic World reveals how the toxicity of common chemicals in products as diverse as carpeting, computers, and cosmetics affects our health. Lynn Lawson reveals how studies by the EPA, the FDA, and countless other agencies demonstrate the impact our polluted environment is having on our well-being. She looks at numerous case studies in which people who suffer from medical symptoms that cannot be relieved by their doctors have regained their health be decreasing their exposure to certain chemicals. Staying Well in a Toxic World is filled with practical information about the little understood illnesses caused by exposures to modern chemicals. Prior to the publication of this pathbreaking book there has been little coherent information for the increasing number of people afflicted by these often disabling disorders.

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Tired or Toxic?

- by Sherry A. Rogers -

Dr. Rogers does a good job of presenting technical information in a way that it is readable and understandable by anyone. At the same time, she includes enough technical depth and references to satisfy the advanced or professional reader. This book, for the first time, not only described some of my unusual symptoms, but their significance, cause, and biochemistry. She is one of the few doctors that approaches illness from an understanding of its biochemistry and causes rather than the treatment of symptoms. She explains how to deal with illness at the causitive level. This is the only hope for real cures. The book covers a wide variety of illnesses. She writes that chemical sensitivity and allergies may be implicated in more serious diseases.

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The Toxic Labyrinth: A Family's Successful Battle Against Environmental Illness

- by Myrna Millar, Heathe Millar -

"Heather Millar was 30 years old when she felt that first tightness in her chest. A registered nurse with nine years in pediatric care, she was working on a short-term contract in San Antonio, Tex. when waves of exhaustion washed over her..." (Nicole Parton, The Vancouver Sun, November 28, 1994.)

The Toxic Labyrinth is the chilling account of Heather's struggle with symptoms which mimic asthma, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and many other illnesses. All testing proves negative, and her condition is diagnosed as stress and anxiety.

When she becomes allergic to everything, Heather and her family are forced into a desperate race against time to save her life. As they probe for answers and challenge the findings of conventional medicine, the cause of the mysterious illness gradually become clear: Heather is being poisoned. The culprit-common chemicals which are so much a part of our twentieth century environment. However, with determination and her family's support, Heather wins the battle.

This book is not just for those who suffer from the effects of our toxic environment, but for all who wonder if they could be next.

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toxic sludgeToxic Sludge Is Good for You!

Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry

- by John C. Stauber, Sheldon Rampton -

Sure, many of us in this modern world are cynical. The most cynical may even suspect that the news is manipulated and massaged by sponsors, that corporations act in their best interests, that political campaigns are determined not by votes, but by bucks, and that we don't get "all the news that's fit to print" but instead, "all the news that gets the ink". But even the most media-savvy amongst you will be awed by the behind-the-scenes descriptions of the Public Relations industry in action so masterfully described in this book. If you want your eyes to be opened, open them upon the pages of this book. (But remember: there are some very important people counting on you, and they really would prefer that you didn't ever hear about this book, much less buy it.)

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Wellness Against All Odds

- by Sherry A. Rogers -

This book is an excellent look at our polluted environment and how that pollution is effecting our health. It also helps the reader find ways to overcome the toxic pollutants in our environment, to lessen their effect on our bodies.

 

allergy reliefThe Whole Way to Allergy Relief & Prevention: A Doctor's Complete Guide to Treatment & Self-Care

- by E. Larson, Jacqueline Krohn, Frances A. Taylor, Jinger Prosser -

This comprehensive allergy resource and doctor-patient guide covers both conventional medical protocols and holistic interventions, making this the most complete guide to allergy relief and prevention available. Features a clear, concise explanation of the body's defense systems, helpful information on lifestyle management, and much more.

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The Whole Way to Natural Detoxification: Clearing Your Body of Toxins

- by Frances Taylor, Jinger Prosser, Jacqueline Krohn -

The advances in chemistry that have occurred since WWII have multiplied our exposure to harmful toxins that have been implicated in a range of chronic illnesses and symptoms, including headache, fatigue, emotional upset and other more serious illnesses. In The Whole Way to Natural Detoxification: Clearing Your Body of Toxins, Dr. Jacqueline Krohn (The Way to Allergy Relief & Prevention), a specialist in pediatrics and environmental medicine, shows how we can rid our bodies of these toxins, using water, detoxification baths, saunas, diet, acupuncture/acupressure, homeopathy, exercise, chelation, herbs, oxygenation and more.

Found in everything from pesticides and herbicides to noise and stress, toxins are absorbed and built up in fat cells. This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers detailed descriptions and instructions for more than 100 cleansing methods and includes special sections on restoring the body's balance after exposure to medical treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and anesthesia.

 

The Yeast Connection: A Medical Breakthrough

- by William G. Crook -

This fully revised and updated edition of The Yeast Connection tells you how to suspect, identify, and overcome the chronic and often devastating health problems related to Candida albicans, or common yeast.

 

yeast connectionThe Yeast Connection and the Woman

- by William G. Crook -

Yeast-related problems ranging from PMS to endometriosis trouble millions of American women. But fatigue, headache, depression, and digestive and skin disorders have also been linked to an overgrowth of yeast. This comprehensive book focuses on Candida albicans - what it is, how it causes illness, and why women are affected by it more than men. The authors provide information about these problems and their management, which can help readers prepare to take control of their own bodies and keep their children healthy. This completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling guide includes illustrations, charts, the latest findings in the field and new information on such topics as prescription and nonprescription antiyeast agents, natural replacements for estrogen and progesterone, electrodiagnostic testing, and more.

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