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 generally these treatments are non-specific and have partial results at best.
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.
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 11/12/2018
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."
Is chronic fatigue syndrome 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.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) Updated 10/14/2018
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
The Truth About DNRS Brain "Training"
Conscience demands that I post
The Truth About Annie Hopper and DNRS Brain "Training" Posted 3/23/2019; minor revisions 9/15/2019
Does DNRS "work"? We don't know, because participants are instructed to report "recovery" whether they are "recovered" or not.
I do not believe it is a treatment or cure for MCS or CFS. Nor can it legally represent itself as a "treatment" or "cure," hence it calls itself a "training program." I do not even believe it is a form of brain training as the term is usually understood.
Current treatments involve nutrition, avoidance / elimination of toxins, avoidance of exertion (in CFS) and improved metabolism.
Intracellular glutathione deficiency may be the culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity. Undenatured whey provides the precursor nutrients for intracellular glutathione.
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.
Mitochondrial Dysfunction Treatments
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.
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.
Hypoxia is involved in environmental illness and migraine.
There is no substitute for avoiding substances that provoke a neurological or immune response.
Excitotoxin Avoidance: MSG,
Aspartame, Food Additives
MSG is creating a nation of obesity, chemical sensitivity, restaurant coronaries, cancer patients, dementia, and progressive neurological disease.
Mold produces mycotoxins in the air and in food.
Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity affect the immune system and cause autoimmune disease.
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.
Vitamin B12 has often been used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome and environmental illness.
Vitamin A deficiency and disruption may be an important element of environmental illness.
Vitamin K2 is Weston Price's "Activator X."
The relationship between B vitamin metabolism, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chemical sensitivities.
Sites concerned with non-drug treatments.
Toxic Agents and Conditions
Airplane Cabin Air Quality
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 3/23/2019
Silicone Implant Associated Syndrome Updated 5/15/2017
How I Changed My Diet (long) Posted 1/21/2008
Health News Sites Updated 10/5/2015
Personal Growth Updated 3/16/2019
Autogenic Training Updated 11/29/2007
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