Black Friday at any in person location is a nightmare for those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, a Sensory Processing Disorder, and like conditions. But what if I told you there was just as good sales online? Without sale sites getting overwhelmed and possibly crashing (Like on Black Friday itself!). What if ? The sales were better then Black Fridays sometimes. Possibly customized to your shopping habits. And some items were FREE. And I don’t mean buy one get one free either.Would you be interested THEN!? Then you NEED to be an Amazon Prime member. And then you NEED to check out this URL’s page listed below ASAP. This is defiantly TIME Sensitive.
You defiantly DO NOT need everything on this page. But, with a 30 day free trial and a 6 month free trial for students. You can’t AFFORD to NOT check this out. ! Especially since it’s only once a year. And it IS Sensory Friendly and Environmentally, Chemically-Safe!
PS.! It’s not just one day either.!
Copy and paste the above URL into your favorite search engine’s search box. And then press enter/go!
People with SPD, ADHD, ASD, any environmental Illness, and many others require more recovery time via sleep, then others. But other things require sleep too- Plants, Flowers, and Animals, if you really think about it.
Without the right amount of quality sleep allot of things alive today would be, well dead, or medically less healthy. It even effects your Sensory Processing Disorder’s daily tolerance intake. Which can effect what you eat and how you feel physically as well as mentally. And we do know that Sensory Processing Disorder has a mental component to it. Don’t we?
Therefore go visit here and sign up for, attend, and possibly purchase the Sleep Summit! Going on NOW!
Just this month. Facebook added at least 3 more IBS support groups. Which I love! What I mean buy that is I love that they exist and are quickly gaining new members. Because the more options. The more awareness of our community is required from those in society. Which means more research, recognizing of the condition, and care is being addressed for this condition.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if it was as widely understood and respected as the GF world now is!? I certainly think so. IBS is a condition that people with a large variety of conditions (Diagnosed or not) have. Examples of other conditions it’s often if not always seen with are ASD, Fibromyalgia, SPD, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Dysphagia, PTSD, certain eating disorders, MCS, and GERD.
Regardless of when your diagnosed with it. IBS is a life long condition. It may not be realized at first. But, that’s partly due to lack of awareness. It’s also due to lack of knowledge/ease of it’s solutions. Even if the solution is temporary.
So, if you have it. I encourage you to find a support group or two for it. Regardless of if it’s an in person group or online. And make sure to visit it often if it’s online. To participate, help others, relate to/ ask for help in. And buy the way, there ARE free, non-facebook, online IBS support groups.
What ever you do. If you have it. Please recognize it and deal with it the best you can. Be part of the research if that’s something you can do safely as well.
Also, ASD is now and will be even more in the future contributing to this research big time. Everyone with ASD has IBS. Even if it’s not officially diagnosed yet.
Those with SPD are frequently the most complicated clients/patients to treat. Our GI issues are multiple and therefore we need more then 1 set of healthy protocols to be at our best. And in some cases, just to survive.
Dietary needs are very bio-individual. Especially, for this group of people.
Although Diets are created to help people with sp. dietary/lifestyle needs. Most health coaches, wellness coaches, and sometimes even Functional Medicine Practitioner’s often specialize in a niche of clients/patients who don’t have numerous dietary needs caused buy more then a few disturbing symptoms. To master caring for a specific type of patient they need specific protocols that are superb for each separate set of root causes. Also, this makes a novice (non professional) have an easier time digesting and executing their sp. dietary needs if they don’t have numerous root causes.
So these are the reasons every/ if not many common diets. Don’t incorporate multiple sp. diets. Or have at times. Cross over criteria between 2/ more of them.
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?
Need a visual of what constipation inside of you looks like? No prob! Want to see what keeps it moving? Or why you might get constipated? (There ARE other root causes to what causes the constipation-not mentioned, here as well) .
Constipation and IBS are two reasons to eat healthy and possibly consider/be on 1/more special diets. Can you think of other reasons too?
For a complete picture make sure to check out my last two IBS Digestion posts on here as well. Including their brief videos. And don’t forget to tell me what you think in the comments section below!
Research shows IBS (Otherwise known as Irratible Bowel Syndrome) effects 58 million people in the US. With a 2 to 1 Women to man ratio. Most people with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Autism have it. And numerous others with a large variety of other conditions also do. From MCS, Celiacs, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety disorder’s, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, Intestinal permeability (Otherwise known as Leaky Gut), Candida, SIBO, Neurological Differences, Gut Dysbiosis, Gulf War Syndrome, Depression, and many more.
Watch this video only till the host is done showing you the insides of a colon. Although, the host is accurate that typically IBS and it’s symptoms don’t kill people. It can. 1 example of how it could kill someone (And Did) is shown in an article on my nontoxic4us blog post called, “Pooping is no laughing matter!” IBS symptoms include internal inflammation that may or may not be seen or felt inside of you/externally (However, often, it is felt). Enough internal inflammation can cause all kinds of problems- especially if it hangs around too long. Including Cancer. An external common symptom/consequence (Especially if Constipated/and most likely if you have ASD too) is bloating.
For a limited time, Allergic Living Magazine is offering year and two year gift subscriptions for there best rate yet! . The special rate is only available this month. Each year they publish 4 magazines. This is the ONLY SPD/ Environmental Illness, somewhat related magazine, I’m currently highly considering a renewal for at the moment. And the GF and More Food Sensitivities mag. I’m NOT renewing.
I’m looking to renew Allergic Living Mag. now, not only due to the holidays/ great temporary discount, if I can get it gifted to me. It’s also do to the fact that when I called them. And suggested improvements, and told them I wanted to cancel my subscription. Among other info. They not only changed my mind to try it longer, they promised they’d incorporate my suggestions into there future magazines immediately. And after recently getting there latest one. (The first one published that was created after our discussion) thus far, they have delivered some on that promise! Do you know how hard it is to change my mind and please me sometimes? This one, being some of those times.
However, I must say, most magazines I’m not that found of. And I’ve tried SEVERAL in different categories. Regardless of there topics. I also should say, that a lot of the info found in magazines (With a few exceptions at most) repeat tons of info you can find elsewhere, or info you can come up with not too much difficultly on your own. A lot of which, can be accessed for FREE.
But, back to this magazine. Their single, listed, issue price is 5.95 each. There CURRENT normal prices for subscriptions are, 19.99 for 1 yr, and 29.99 for two years, 8 issues. As a gift you can give it or receive a 2 yr subscription for about 27.$ and a 1 yr for about 18$ normally. This is in US currency only. However, for a limited time you can gift give or receive it for 19.99 for two years or 14.99 for 1 year. Which is atleast 50% off when purchasing the two yr plan! The two yr plan is 2.50 per issue which is under there production costs to make and send you each magazine. The 1 year discounted cost is a little under 3.50 an issue with tax. See the description below in the link below for more details. This is one of a very small number of magazines (That I can tell) sold in the US, that address MCS/ mold issues sometimes. I’d love for some of you effected buy MCS who subscribe, to contact there editor to include more about these issues in any of there magazines. However, before doing so, you need to learn first what they have already covered along those lines. But, you probably knew that. Now didn’t you?
The only other way to access this magazine is buying it before they sell out. At certain Whole Foods across the country and possibly in Canada. However, they price it above 5$ a magazine.
Do you have, or know of anyone with Multiple Chemical Syndrome who has been part of ANY online support group(s)? Or someone with issues with wireless signals, electro magnetic data? Or who has a metal sensitivity? If not, are you in a support group that supports anyone online with these issues? If you are, then your help (Buy completing a maybe 10-20 minute survey.) Could contribute to further help, the professionals, find answers for these communities. Or atleast help them understand your supports. Your personal info will of course be kept confidential. You may also, find ways to improve your condition as well! Wouldn’t that be AWESOME!?
I took it yesterday. After, you start it, your allowed to skip any uncomfortable questions, or pause it, to complete it later.
Doctor Tarryn Phillips, from La Trobe University ( A major university throughout Australia). conducts this study. And (His ?) contact info can be found via the article on Planet Thrive and via the intro of the following link. Which is a link to the survey you or your friend or loved one can check out, and participate in.
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.
This should be a page but, I can’t post any more that will actually appear to you. This is SO sensory related.
After starting this post and got to think about it a little more. I decided I should probably first tell you why shopping appeals to many NT Women, but, for us, it simply doesn’t work.! So here’s part 1. The italics can be often the NT speaking/ mindset. The non italics is me/ a potential Aspie/MCS reply. Which may or or may not be an internal mindset response. If it is internal, the individual may not be aware of its existent cue immediately.
In store only, card holder, special events!
But online, I can find it cheaper! And I don’t want your unique in store gift anyway. It’s often another bag or perfume.
I mean who doesn’t want a free makeup artist do you up?
Who’s said that I like that you were in charge? How do I know your products are PSD friendly? I bet you don’t even know what PSD is. Am I right?
And don’t you just love that peakinease or lavender room smell?! (Think VS’s cologne and body products section)?! It’s a free stress reliever too!
Or how about the excitement of style with the crowds of like minded people! Want new friends? There are shopping clubs. Didn’t you hear?
More artificial friends!? Like when did I need more of them!?
2. Learning what’s in style
Wait, are you saying I can’t learn that at home?! You can, and at your own speed. So, it might actually stick this time!
3. The social aspect.
When did shopping become fun!? It requires money, means more space is needed to put it all in, not to mention the social stress, or environment changes!
4. Eating out, Who always wants to cook anyway?
Avoiding GMO, herbicides, pesticides, and hormones buy putting control into my own hands, is far more convenient then the planning and cleaning up of my one time meal. So, no thank you! Not to mention, it’s cheaper, and less of a headache, in the long run too!
5. The sales, Black Friday everyone?
Need I say more?!
6. The bragging rights.
You really think I have friends to brag too? And even if I did, how do you think your going to make me think that shopping is awesome?
7. Sizing footwear okay this one, with SPD I can relate to, but, I’ll teach you in another post exactly how to make this not matter anymore.
8. Impulse shopping addiction anyone? Impulse what? I nearly don’t know the words meaning! I’m a control freak, not impulsive!
9. The personal shopper fan. What do you mean I have to make another professional friend?
10. a. Influencing taste/ trends and B. getting glammed up to go!
Don’t you hate how your PSD, MCS, Lyme disease, or ASD even can be invisible? I mean yes. We don’t need to announce to everyone we have it. But, if we did. Over time, don’t you think due to my awareness there might be a more accommodation built in to today’s society? I’d hate wearing a sign. But, look at those in wheelchairs. There are many more ramps now because of there visible difference. Yes? And that physical difference is therefore then more cared for. And more attention is put to that need. I get it’s also cause the accommodation is more simple. But, we won’t get into that now. Anyway, learn more about the week here INVISIBLE DISABILITIES week.
First off, I’d share this in my Facebook MCS community. But, I’m not sure how it be received since the admin might see it as competition.
I have looked at this somewhat already. However, I haven’t joined yet any of there options. Not sure, if I will either. But, it seams like it could be great if you need anything like ANY of what they offer. Even, if it’s more international, MCS friends!. At the very least you’ll see your community GROWING in awareness and acceptance. That’s always great! Right?
There are basically 4 options. 2 of which are paid, and the others are free. They have a thread formatted sharing/ support group, and it seams very large and somewhat active, a magazine, another support group, a pen pal service, (and I have seen there sample magazine which seamed pretty good in my opinion.) And a newsletter. Really cool, right!? They also say they have special coupons and such but, that seams to possibly be only for members living in the UK possibly. Hope, I didn’t miss any of it’s several services!. Anyway, if your interested in checking it out. And you have MCS, or care for/ help someone who does. Check it out here- Internationally MCS Focused, CLICK HERE
Update, this offer has now expired. However, if you own ANY Kindle, (Any Kindle reader or tablet meaning.) I’m happy to report, that you can have it loaned to you from any other Kindle owner who owns it, for free. Also, if you have Amazon Prime. You may borrow it for free from Amazon.
I’m EXCITED, I’m part of a MCS (Multiple Chemical Syndrome) support group on Facebook. Even though I don’t have it. Today, I saw a post from an author with MCS who is offering her story FOR FREE to everyone who needs encouragement and education about MCS. The book which is linked below, is called,
The Coach’s Daughter: A Journey Into God’s Faithfulness [Paperback]
and it is ONLY free for 4 days. I JUST bought it, recently, today. It’s a Kindle book. But, if you don’t have a Kindle that’s okay. Just download the KINDLE reader icon on a computer, or the KINDLE APP on any Tablet, ( Except for un-rooted NOOK’s), or download the app to any smartphone or iPod touch, for access to ALL kindle books FOR FREE. You probably have to set up a Kindle account on Amazon if you don’t have one too. But, that’s quick, easy and free too! And has lots of benefits.
Also, if you don’t use the below link, the book WON’T be free, I checked. So, USE the RIGHT link. If you read it you can comment about it on hear, e-mail me about it IF your a subscriber to this blogs newsletter. As well as giving it a review, on Amazon. Learn more about MCS today! Or find some hope, if you have it.
Do you know which diagnoses has 33 million people with it in the US alone? Did you know that that’s way more than the population of people in at least a few states? The diagnosis’s are Environmental Illnesses (EI), and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
I’m sure many of you’ve heard of autism and autism awareness month which just ended in April. You may know with that diagnosis and other neurological or neorobiological diagnoses with sensory issues, there is very often environmental triggers that are identical to those with MCS. The same is true, comparing some of our symptoms as well. The cure, when possible, sometimes is the same as those who have MCS or EI . Therefore, those with MCS and EI have and will help even more, society, to accept our sensory needs better.
If you do not now what environmental illnesses are or how they can effect those with it. You will soon, if you read my posts, some of what I link you too, and watch atleast 1, if not more, of the videos that I HIghly recommend, and have seen. Thus far, two are free with digital documents read options, and the other is 3$ to rent digitally for a week on amazon. However, all three are able to be purchased as well for non digital copies. EI and MCS have there own awareness month too! It’s in May, this Month! . And many of the sensory issues people have with MCS, need the same or similar accomodation that someone with ASD, Asperger’s, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Lymphoma, Leukemia, and certain other environmental issues would.
Although, many with ASD, Aspergers, dyspraxia and ADHD do have many negative environmental triggers, that cause some of our issues. We do not have an environmental illness. However, someone with any of those non EI diagnosis’s can get an environmental illness from environmental dangerous exposures. And some with any of the above neurological and neurobiological conditions are more susceptible or likely to get MCS as well. However, there are numerous individuals (And they are the only ones shown in the videos) who never had any other diagnoses prior to getting MCS or EI.
There are several environmental illnesses, some are the following, MCS, altimers, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction System, Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Multiple Sclerosis. Buy the way, Leukemia and Lymphoma are cancers, that numerous people all over the world have died from. Some types of Lymphoma, now, have cures. But, you have to survive them, and afford them. Which are a fortune with and without health insurance. Not to mention, not get another cancer, from it’s treatment, later on in life.
I’ll post more about these issues mostly this month.
Thanks to a variety of allergies and issues one may have with scents, fragrances, and chemicals. It seems some public places are starting to try to accommodate us. Until very recently, I didn’t know that the public banned scents and fragrances anywhere (Except at 2 week long adult Autism conference’s for mainly if not solely only for those with it). Did you know that before now? I think it’s great for those with ASD who are effected buy it (Including myself), SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder), MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities), ADHD, allergies, and all the other types of sensory issues one may have. In some ways it’s great for those without it too. Due to the toxins and other dangerous additives and ingrediants even those without the issues would otherwise be exposed too. However, we both know, there’s almost no truly fragrance free and unscented products out their. And I’m certain those in those banned areas. Few, if any use the few products I will recommend in my book. Or the ones I don’t, that fit that bill. So, although less fragrance is better then more. I highly doubt, especially with how many benifit from certain aspects of scents. That society will ever be trully fragrance free and unscented. There in nearly everything, and I think there’s no way to be 100% free of them anywhere. Even if everyone did only use the products I know of that fit that bill. What do you think? These articles consider this, or state places that are now trying to enforce this. Atleast if your in them, and they need too.
Have you heard about how the Canadian and European government has stricter cosmetic laws? It’s true, many toxins/ irritants (Over 100) are banned in any cosmetic or personal hygiene product minus possibly bar soaps. In Canada and Europe but, not America This does not mean, obviously that people with SPD have nothing to worry about in those countries. Because that would be the farthest from the truth. However, it does mean if you live in either of those countries you have a lot less too worry about. And for that, I thank who ever made those laws in those countries. Don’t you?!
It maybe true that some of those ingrediants aren’t in the US products. But, honestly, do you even want 1 of them in any of your products? Do you really want any manufacturer to have that kind of freedom?
This site explains in detail what the “Canadians hotlist is” the short version is this. It’s two tables of all of the ingredients that are forbidden. And another table for all the ingrediants and by products that are restricted. (so meaning ingrediants and by products only allowed in certain types of products/ in small concentrations.)
Did you know that any product that says fragrances in the ingredient list can have up to 4,000 hidden by products in them, most of which are carcinogenic (Meaning cancer causing), or toxic? And when I say toxic or carcinogenic I mean for EvErYoNE! It’s true! That’s not the only place that manufacturers hide some of there ingredients either. Some are called buy products or contaminants so there not ingredients and therefore not listed. More about that in a bit.
First off, if you have sensory issues especially, or PSD (Diagnosed or not) more ingredients and buy products are toxic/ unhealthy for you then the norm. I cover ingredients and buy products, etc both here (And will in my book too) that are problems for both everyone and just problematic ingredients for those with sensory issues. Don’t believe PSD people don’t have real and unique issues ? Want to see my research proving there have been sensory episodes that have resulted in hospital visits/ stays? I didn’t think so! If so, tell me and if there’s enough interest ( or maybe even if there isn’t) I’d be happy to include it in my sensory book.
Just because a cosmetic, mouth care line, hair care line or skin care line says the following it defiantly doesn’t mean it will be sensory friendly. The same for any individual product that claims this. Remember, the FDA and cosmetic industry has very little rules or laws to abide buy. The only one I can think of is listing all ingredients (NOT Contaminants, fragrant by products, etc) on there bottles/ boxes of them. Hypoallergenic, for babies, unscented, sensitive skin, organic, alcohol free, parabens free, all natural, preservative free, toxin free, and fragrance free. There are others but, those are the major ones.
Until fairly recently many ingredients that have been found in skin and hair products have not had any research backing up their safety or sensory issues. To this day, we still need, more research on the effects of ingredients. Due to the shear number unfortunately, of really bad ingredients, I have only covered some of the major ones on this blog. In an upcoming post. However, if you go to my resources page you can access the links to sites that I have found that will give you much more ingredients and their info. These are some of the links that I found exactly this information on. For a more complete list wait for my book.