Have You Ever had an Adverse Drug Reaction?
Many severe side effects of prescription drugs are not reported, according to new findings from JAMA Internal Medicine Moreover, the researchers who completed the study comment that current FDA regulatory practices need reform, especially the process used to report harm caused by medical devices. “Over the last 4 decades, the approval and regulation processes for […]Read more
Are Too-Tiny-to-See Particles Polluting Your Community?
Toxic exposures in the air can trigger severe health problems — worse, certain pollutants are so small that they can enter and harm any part of the body. These microscopic “nanoparticles,” emitted from a wide range of products, from candles to cars, can cause numerous illnesses, according to published research. Nanoparticles even have resulted in death. […]Read more
Chemical Intolerance: A Case Study
A 27-year old woman with a history of chemical, food, and drug intolerances reported difficulty in finding a place to live where she was not symptomatic. Her apartment had recently become uninhabitable when new neighbors began using fragranced candles, essential oils, and similar substances in an adjacent unit. She reported major changes in symptoms before, […]Read more
Are You Chemically Intolerant?
Common complaints of Chemical Intolerance (CI), or Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT) include difficulties with memory and concentration, fatigue, headaches, weakness, and mood changes such as extreme irritability, and depression. Gastrointestinal, respiratory and skin problems are also reported. The Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory (QEESI) is a validated questionnaire used worldwide to assess intolerances […]Read more
The Nose Knows, But Not Always
Odors can serve as important warning signals for Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT). An odor can let us know when a chemical is present that is not good for us, or has the potential to make us sick. It is not always easy to identify a harmful chemical, however. Some initiators and/or triggers lack any […]Read more
Six Alternative Cleaning Recipes that May Decrease Risk of Children Being Overweight
Many people know that household chemicals such as cleaning products can be harmful, especially when it comes to young children. A recent study found an association between exposure to household disinfectants and higher body mass index (BMI) at age three. This study also found that a child is less likely to be overweight when eco-friendly […]Read more
ADHD Has Doubled Among Girls
A new national study documents rising rates of ADHD, including in young girls. Unfortunately, there is no discussion of the environmental factors that can contribute to ADHD or how to control them. Our 2015 study on autism and ADHD demonstrated that mothers with high scores on the validated, 50-item chemical intolerance questionnaire—the QEESI—had triple the […]Read more
The Missing Link between Beef Jerky and Mental Illness
NBC News reported on a study published in Molecular Psychiatry which suggested a link between jerky consumption and bipolar disorder. Most mental health practitioners and researchers do not yet understand how today’s environmental exposures can lead to conditions such as bipolar disorder. Theron Randolph first described the links between psychiatric disorders and exposures just after […]Read more
Chemical Intolerance and Organic Foods
If you are among the subset of our population who is chemically intolerant, organic foods are the best choice for one simple reason— they are pesticide-free.Read more
Fragrance Sensitivity and Everyday Life
This 10-minute video on fragrance sensitivity and chemical intolerance featuring Dr. Anne Steinemann brings attention to a growing problem— one that many people dismiss, until it happens to them. More than even political differences, fragrance sensitivity divides co-workers, families, and friends.Read more