Health and Environmental Illness

Resources about environmental illness and non-drug treatments

More than ten years ago, I started this site to collect links to the best information on treatments for

  • Chemical sensitivity / chemical injury
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Any definite and specific treatments are currently unknown or investigational, so these treatments are generally partial and non-specific.

It's impossible to be complete, so please consider this just one source biased by my interests and limitations.

Right now there are many exciting developments in the research for treatments for ME/CFS. Unfortunately, the study of chemical sensitivity languishes.

All the opinions in the linked material are their own. This site is for educational purposes only, as stated in the Terms of Use below. Nothing on this site constitutes medical advice. Always see a physician for diagnosis and treatment.


Environmental Illness

Environmental illness is characterized by poisoning that affects the nervous system and the immune system. It is chemical injury and toxic encephalopathy, typically caused by solvent poisoning, pesticide poisoning, or heavy metal poisoning.

One consequence can be chemical sensitivity.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity   Updated 7/1/2012


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is succinctly described by Maryann Spurgin (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Society of America) as "exercise intolerance, post-exertional muscle weakness, generalized weakness, faintness, and pain; and post-exertional relapsing of symptoms."

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)   Updated 6/17/2017


Is chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) an environmental illness? A common factor between environmental illness and chronic fatigue syndrome is immune dysfunction: immune sensitization, immune deficiency, subtle autoimmune signs, and/or obvious autoimmune signs.


The End ME/CFS Project is a search for biomarkers and treatments conducted by leading researchers, who include three Nobel laureates and six National Academy of Sciences members.

This is the best opportunity for a breakthrough since CFS was first identified.

Open Medicine Foundation End ME/CFS Project   Updated 3/22/2017


Treatments

Most current treatments involve nutrition, avoidance / elimination of toxins, and improved metabolism.

Metabolism

Undenatured Whey
Intracellular glutathione deficiency may be the culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity. Undenatured whey provides the precursor nutrients for intracellular glutathione.
Updated 1/27/2017

Neural Sensitization Protocol
The work by biochemist Dr.Martin Pall, PhD on reversing neural sensitization is a breakthrough in explanation and treatment. His work identifies these illnesses and others as examples of a new disease paradigm.
Updated 9/6/2016

Mitochondria Treatments and Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Mitochondrial dysfunction is the likely cause of many chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms. It can affect every cell of the body, including the cells of the heart. Treating mitochondrial dysfunction improves all forms of cardiovascular disease and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Updated 1/27/2017

Detoxification Metabolism
Phase I / Phase II, Methylation, Glutathione, Sulfation, Aldehyde Detoxification
Metabolic defects in the body's ability to process toxins play a role in environmental illness. Many defects, whether genetic or environmental, are treatable.
Updated 6/29/2009

Oxygen Therapy
Hypoxia is involved in environmental illness and migraine.
Updated 1/27/2017

Vitamins

Vitamin A
Vitamin A deficiency and disruption is an important element of environmental illness.
Updated 7/26/2010

B Vitamins
The relationship between B vitamin metabolism, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chemical sensitivities.
Updated 2/7/2013

Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 has often been used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome and environmental illness.
Updated 9/10/2008

Vitamin D
Most Americans are deficient or low in Vitamin D. Yet Vitamin D supplementation, now promoted by the Canadian Cancer Society, could prevent up to 75% of cancers. Vitamin D deficiency causes chronic pain and affects immune function.
Updated 9/17/2016

Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2 is Weston Price's "Activator X."
Updated 7/18/2012

Toxicants

Chemical Avoidance
There is no substitute for avoiding substances that provoke a neurological or immune response.
Updated 11/9/2008

Excitotoxin Avoidance: MSG, Aspartame, Food Additives
MSG is creating a nation of obesity, chemical sensitivity, restaurant coronaries, cancer patients, dementia, and progressive neurological disease.
Updated 6/29/2012

Mycotoxins
Mold produces mycotoxins in the air and in food.
Updated 10/5/2015

Gluten Avoidance
Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity affect the immune system and cause autoimmune disease.
Updated 1/1/2008

Links

Treatments:  Links to Sites
Sites concerned with non-drug treatments.
Updated 9/6/2016


Toxic Agents and Conditions

Airplane Cabin Air Quality  Updated 3/21/2015

Cancer  Updated 3/22/2012

Dental Mercury  Updated 4/15/2013

Genetically Engineered Food  Updated 3/21/2015

Vaccines  Updated 3/22/2012

Autism   Updated 9/5/2016

Silicone Implant Associated Syndrome   Updated 5/15/2017


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Health Book Reviews
by Heidi Boudro, HeidiBoudro.com

How I Changed My Diet  (long) Posted 1/21/2008

Getting Started With Healthy Eating

Health News Sites Updated 10/5/2015

Personal Growth  Updated 5/16/2009

Autogenic Training Updated 11/29/2007


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Updated 6/18/2017