Episcopal church warning

I do NOT recommend going to church tonight for Christmas Eve. Sorry for the delay EST and PST time zone (Among others). Between the fragrant chemicals that are especially festive on adults. And incense throughout the parish. It’s a MCS, mold sensitive, and sensory hell. People with mold sensitivity can react extremely poorly to chemicals, weather, and even clothing without mold on or in it. And no one to my knowledge likes the incense smell. But, it’s especially bad for people with these issues.

Instead go during the day on Christmas. It will be a far better service too.

I’m going to be effected buy my exposures from tonight and tomorrow at least for the next week. Ugg! Society. When will they obey for improved health?

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Happy Easter/ Passover !

   Do you celebrate Easter or Passover? If so, which one?

  I celebrate Easter! But, without the sweets, alcohol, spices, food intolerances, and gluten. Unlike most of my family. My family celebrates mostly with all the above. Why I won’t say, to copy me (Even if that’s the smartest thing to do, I’m sure some of you might laugh if I did). I will say, keep in mind your health, sensory needs, addiction factors, routines, and how those things will effect you both short and long term.   Not just how they effect you. But, how your actions, delivery of actions, and the lack of them. How they effect, or  may influence other’s as well. Even if it isn’t always obvious, when someone else notices them and let’s your actions change theirs. (Children are very easily influenced.)  But, so are some adults with certain disabilities as well. Like some with ASD. 

   But, if your an adult. Most of all. Don’t get unwound from alcohol. That’s key no matter what extra differences you have, true. But, those who celebrate with you should appreciate you for you. And not for what alcohol makes you become.  ( Same is true for any other toxin that may just be one for you and not them) If this isn’t true, there toxic. And you need, an untoxic family or group of close friends to celebrate with. If you celebrate at all. 

    If you need to/ should stay sober, in routine,  and avoid what’s toxic, DO SO.  Stay strong.  And please know. You are SO not alone. But, do it tactfully. 

 

Holidays Like Thanksgiving

Here are a number of Websites that talk about customs and traditions for Holidays Similiar to Thanksgiving, around the world. Thangsgiving as many of you know is today in the US. I recommend, visiting the first one first one before any of the others, as it serves as a nice and brief overview.   Some, if not all of these, have somewhere in the US celebrations, for the immigrators and there families, from these places. However, wide knowledge of and celebration for them, are not present.

www.thanksgiving.org.uk/around-the-worlds.html

http://www.adoptvietnam.org/vietnamese/tet-trung-thu.htm

http;//en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkot

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_Pongal

www.traveltips.usatoday.com/chuseok-festival-korea-103094.html

www.infoplease.com/spot/kwanzaa1.html

 

I know I said, in the other post this would be via a photo. My app won’t change to showing my post section right now. So, I’m on my chromebook. And haven’t figured out how to create and attach photos directly via my dashboard yet via the computer. sorry.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Holidays with PSD and MCS

In the States, once a year there is a holiday that is called Thanksgiving Day. Which if you haven’t heard yet, is today. Where typical foods eaten on it are, Turkey, mashed potato’s, turkey gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, pumpkin egg nog (If your really lucky).  And other things that are chosen buy the cooks of each family/group gathering.  Sometimes people eat under 3 meals a day since the Thanksgiving feast is so, large. And large groups of people who are often close to one another often gather to socialize and catch up with one another. However, throughout the world, there are many other very similar holidays.   Holidays that have the same or similar purpose.  To thank, whatever god you believe in, for the Harvest. And everything else your thankful for.

 

    In quickly reviewing the URLS in the photo I’ll create a new post for shortly. You can learn more about the other Holidays, people celebrate that are like their own Thanksgiving version. All over the world. At least one of the holidays is a couple days. And atleast a couple are a week long. Most are in August-October.  Except for Kwanzaa (Late December- Jan first) and Tai Pongal (Mid Jan).  Most are for the entire family.

   From what I can tell, some if not all of these holidays have some strong tasting foods, and unusual ones for our palets.  Many with SPD, struggle with change physically, not just with mental transitioning.   So if our brains can handle the social adaptations required without a shutdown or meltdown. It doesn’t mean our whole body can.  Which can defiantly be sometimes a problem, for many of us. Before, during, or after, eating problematic foods these reactions may occur. Sometimes, even up to a year after eating it if it has unhealthy gluten in it.

        Their are also, fragrance, and scent, issues people can be exposed to being around others. Those with PSD sometimes can’t even tolerate the smell of many strong smelling spices or food. I am no exception to this. Some with MCS, can even be hospitalized if exposed too certain chemicals. So, PLEASE be aware of and sensitive to these people especially.  These chemicals are often in household cleaners, clothing detergent, and body and hair products. Not just cologne and perfumes. Their ARE safer alternatives. Fresh lemon for example, in a cleaning product will make me black out. Lavendar if strong enough will do the same.  Among other problems. So, don’t think all organic is the way to go either.

   This year, like some of the more recent previous years. I’m eating on my own. Or atleast eating my own foods. But, with others. Why? Because, I can’t eat must if not any, of whatever others in my party are going to.  No cranberry, onions, sweet peppers, turnips, parsnips, turkey, stuffing, egg nog, or pumpkin anything for me. And no GF stuffing doesn’t work for me either. For one regular (and most rice) isn’t my friend. I have over 100 food intolerances. Some of which, include most spices, including black pepper.   And I NEVER drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages.  Did you know that brain fog is more likely if your exposed to unhealthy gluten?

   In conclusion, please don’t forget to remind people of your needs. Take Care of yourself, BEFORE making others happy. Be aware and accepting of what others needs are, and most importantly take care of each others health. No matter when,  how, or what  you call your holiday.

   And if you have SPD or MCS, diagnosed or not. Know your NOT alone. numerous others struggle during the holiday. But, let’s try to advocate for ourselves and each other. In the end, it will help others who don’t have these challenges, (But who interact with us) happier too.

 

Awareness Weeks and Months

That are in the US that are neurologically, environmentally, or sensory effected ONLY. 

 

I though some of you might benefit from this. I may not follow it, in when I share stuff though. 


April May and October have the most going on 


January LD’s.  Transferred here. 


February OCD a week only. Other blog then recover/ prep. 


March 

Brain Injuries may move to the other blog 

Nutrition month other blog the GAPS diet is introduced  on this one. 

 

April – 

ASD or Autism Spectrum conditions April 

IBS. Month, I add other food related non diabetic or specific diet issues. 

Roscia. Transferred to the summer 

Sojourner’s Syndrome an autoimmune disorder   Changing too August.

National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, ,  

Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day,   Other blog may become a week for me


May

MCS- and Environmental illness.    

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, next yr 

Brain Tumor Action Week, next yr other blog 

Blood Cancer Advocacy Day.next yr other blog? 

Better Sleep Month, May not include on this blog

Celiac disease is May. Both blogs. The food part only is on this one 

Mental health month switching too December with the depression focus too for special populations only. 

 


June

All the following covered on my next blog except the last. 

National Cancer Survivors Day,  

Young Adult Cancer awareness week moved from April 

I create Sleep month transferred here and (Other blog)

neuropathy 

1 week sleep too much 

1 week sleep too little 

1 week difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. 

1 week other sleep challenges. Or possibly just an overview of week 1-3 to stay on the topic of sensory issues. 

PTSD 27 th is the awareness day. I’ll make it into a week in JULY .  This Blog 


July this blog 

Roscia other three weeks are Roscia focused

PTSD – both 


August. This blog 

 

Sojourner’s Syndrome an autoimmune disorder 

And other unusual or non mentioned relevant conditions. Like- 

Passing out condition neurologically based only 

Dizzy issues called 



September

Childhood Cancer Awareness,  other blog

This blog since their environmental diseases – 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness, which are 

Environmental Cancers and blood Cancer types. It’s also blood related cancer Awareness Month. 

It’s also, fatigue cancer awareness not sure if I’m going to cover yet

 

October 

Breast Cancer Awareness Monthmerchandise chemical prevention month 

Learning Disabilities or LD, including Apraxia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, and ADHD October. Dyscalculia New PDD ?  tRANsfer to JAn 

Other Skin issues NOT roscia. Like excema/dermatitis too much oil in hair issue. 

 

November    

Diabetes, especially     Type and prevention 


December 

Other blog – Mental Health Month including 

Bipolar 

Depression how it differs in special diagnosis’s. 


Both blogs 

Anxiety how it differs in special populations 

Meds 

 

 

 

Months not taken or Available 


January LD’s 

June,  Sleep Month 

July Roscia 

August unusual other issues, and co-morbid issues