Health and Environmental Illness

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Chemical Avoidance

To recover or to keep from getting worse, you have to avoid substances that provoke a neurological or immune response.

Dr. William Rea, MD, et al., states in Considerations for the Diagnosis of Chemical Sensitivity , "The cornerstone of treatment for chemical sensitivity is avoidance. This will decrease total body burden, allowing recovery of the overtaxed detoxification systems."

Immune or neurological response to chemicals likely plays a role in chronic fatigue syndrome. Most persons with chronic fatigue syndrome are also chemically sensitive to some degree.


Tips on Avoiding Chemicals

Twelve Golden Rules...to Slow Down the Progression of MCS
by Rabin Prusty
Guidelines by Rabin Prusty emphasize that every reaction, or instance in which the immune system is provoked, inexorably worsens MCS and causes its progression.

Management of Chemical Sensitivities in CFIDS
by Jim Leroy


Updated 3/3/2019