Jul 29, 2012 / 5:00 am
Chemical intolerance affects one in every five people yet goes largely undiagnosed by physicians according to clinical research published July 9, 2012 in the journal Annals of Family Medicine.
Chemical intolerance refers to people who are highly sensitive to common substances such as cleaning products, tobacco smoke, fragrances, pesticides, new carpet and auto exhaust.
Within the last 50 years there are record breaking numbers of mysterious illnesses like Chemical Intolerance a.k.a. Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Syndromes, Anxiety, Depression and Electrical Sensitivities.
And here is a typical example of how it all starts. Susan was a 42-year-old woman who was perfectly healthy, had a wonderful career and a full and rewarding life. She developed chemical sensitivities soon after she moved into a newly renovated apartment. Everything was new - paint, flooring, carpets, kitchen cabinets, new everything.
With every passing day she spent in her new home, she continued to get sicker. And even though she consulted a number of physicians to help her, none were able to effectively diagnose or reduce her symptoms. Interestingly enough, not one doctor or alternative health care practitioner asked her about her home environment.
Meanwhile, her cat became so ill from the apartment that it died within two weeks of moving in. Her dog could barely walk at one point. After seven months of living in this chemical cocktail she put the pieces together and moved to a healthier home. However the damage was already done. She had already sustained a chemical brain trauma that was causing a cycle of inflammation and illness. By now, any exposure to even small amounts of chemicals found in shampoo or detergents would leave her cognitively impaired with a host of life threatening and disabling symptoms that could last for days. Her life became increasingly isolated as a result and merely surviving through another day became the focus of her existence.
The new apartment that she moved into was in fact a toxic nightmare that sent her into a spiral of illness. And while most of us would think, “Isn’t it good to have a home makeover?” Well, not at the cost of our health. As consumers we need to be aware of the products that we are using and stop cutting corners just to save a few bucks. Your financial savings could be costing you or your family their health.
And our awareness needs to extend not only to knowledge of chemicals used in products that we apply on our bodies and in the foods that we ingest, but also to the chemicals that are used in extermination processes, as well as the products that we use to clean, build and renovate our homes.
Susan has since attended the Dynamic Neural Retraining System program – a three-day neuro rehabilitation program that focuses on rewiring the limbic system in the brain – and since then Susan has fully recovered from chemical sensitivities. She no longer reacts violently to common household chemicals, however as part of her on going health maintenance she exercises common sense and environmental awareness.
Rewiring neural circuits in the brain to recover from this group of illnesses is a new paradigm for healing and understanding brain function as it relates to optimal health.
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