Medicinal Supplements Summit

I posted about a Summit I Very HIGHLY recommend!  It’s on my http://onlineconferences4us.disabilityadvocate1.com/  . That applies to everyone and it started today for FREE! It’s only free for 6-8 days.   So go sign up for it/pay for it  NOW.

 

This does NOT mean I recommend everything the speakers say.

 

 

RECOVERY is required

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!

IBS Awareness Month

In 1997 the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders declared every April to be Irratible Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. The biggest reasons I am very thankful for this. Is because 1. It shows that the traditional medical field admits it’s a legit real issue, 2.  It works towards important entire world accurate awareness and research for it. 3. It helps Sensory Processing Disorders also get a real reputation as well. As you may know in the past (And still some today, Unfortunetly) . Both IBS and SPD at times can be seen as non existant. / Not a big deal. At least according to some traditional medicine mindsets. Regardless, of how wrong. That may be.

IBS is especially bad for those with a combination of SPD with atleast 1 additional co-morbid diagnosis.  So, those who have ASD and SPD for example have particular difficulties with this Digestive Sensory Disorder.  Another words.  IBS is a Sensory disorder and sometimes a sensory Processing Disorder sub type/ branch of SPD. Although, modern or traditional medicine thinks about 25% (Tops) of the world has IBS. Functional medicine actually believes that percent is way to low. And it is in reality higher. I agree, it is higher. I’m not sure. How much though.

 

Sure IBS may not kill us. But, there still real problems. And it is not only in your head literally not figuratively. If at all.  And even the parts of them that maybe in our head literally. IBS symptoms and needs need just as much recognition and respect as any other parts of these differences.  After all. We can’t ignore the micro biome brain connection. Right!?

What we don’t need is – blaming thoughts, comments, or excuses coming from yourself or ANYONE ELSE. And especially not ignorance or avoidance from others/ the individual with them.

While it’s true IBS has things in common with conditions like Colitis, Chrohns, Irratible Bowel Disease, and certain other conditions. IBS is ignored far more frequently. And that effects everyone with it. Because when it’s ignored, research is less. Seriousness of it seams lower. And the need for awareness, solutions, and services. Are harder to come buy. And as I’ve shown in certain posts. On my blogs.  IBS is certainly not a condition to laugh at or ignore. And NOT just because it could kill.

http://www.aboutibs.org/site/living-with-ibs/ibs-awareness-month/

Here you can find some solid basics on it though.  I don’t love how the below URL states some things. And it’s missing some key facts. But, to be honest. I looked awhile. And couldn’t find any 1 URL that I loved to help you learn about IBS.  But, this url is pretty good.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/risk-factors/con-20024578

The other conditions mentioned above get more acceptance from society because in traditional medicine they are thought of as more deadly. Also, sometimes those conditions don’t always change what you can or cannot eat. However, that’s likely, slowly changing too.

Functional medicine  however, treats IBS as a more common condition. Because lifestyle choices and being healthy can often significantly improve (If not cure in the FM mindset) the quality of life of someone with IBS. Also, Functional Medicine exists to serve where traditional medicine fails or could use more work.

Because of the severity of Colitis, Chron’s, and other Irratible Bowel Diseases.  Modern medicine, serve patients with these conditions pretty effectively.

I would say my mindset is Integrative. Which buy the way, (Shh! Don’t tell anybody this. Okay!?) is the best/ only kind to have- if you ask me.! 😉

 

Lol.

My book(s), will cover this topic with more depth.

Diets

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.

 

 

Brain Gut Visual

Need to see the IBS  (Irratible Bowel Syndrome) Brain Gut connection? No Problem!  Check this couple minute u tube video out. After watching this do you see how SPD and IBS are both sensory related now? In SPD your brain gets miscommunication regarding your sensory triggers too.  The triggers don’t just come in through your gut with SPD though.  And in SPD your body doesn’t react normal or in a healthy way regarding incoming triggering information either.

However, your IBS symptoms defiantly don’t only have to be coming from your gut/stomach however. But, that’s for another discussion.   This can be caused buy Stress, Food sensitivities, lack of good bacteria, and more.

Thanks Nathan Devery!

 

Understand? To get a more complete understanding make sure to see my two additional recent Irratible Bowel Syndrome Visual posts and there utube videos on this blog.

Irratible Bowel Syndrome IS a REAL issue – Here’s your FIRST Visual

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.

Allergic Living, US and Canada only IMPROVED

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.

Best price for allergy magazine

via PressSync

MCS Online Support Group, Research Survey

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.

https://qtrial2014.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6J1NgkwBq84vlI1

Resource for this post came from-

I found this, under articles, on the Planet Thrive website. I found the Planet Thrive website linked from a website found from a post, from an admin, in my Fragrance Free group on Facebook.

PS. I checked out the University’s website. They have some interesting looking programs indeed.

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Multiple MCS and EI Resources.

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

Neurological and Environmental Toxins. *

Neurological issues and environmental effects from toxins have been studied for over 33 years. Here’s proof. (if your interested, I was 1 yrs old for the first conference) in the US on neurotoxicity. See the history of them here.

http://www.healthandenvironment.org/?module=uploads&func=download&fileId=1167.   Download (No need to save)  and then look at pg 1-5. I promise it’s very easy to understand and not at all overwhelming.  I have added 1 paragraph on May 14th to the very bottom of this post ONLy. 

MCS however, has much more recently become a known and somewhat accepted diagnosis. Thanks (Unfortunately, in part due too the 911 tragedy in NYC) and the effected war veterans coming back from overseas.  There are people who obviously get it outside of those times/ experiences. However, they seam to be, very possibly, the minority. 

The first movie I recommend is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Life Altering Condition (go here watch thito access to versions and the digital documented versions of them)to you shows mostly MCS individuals who got it in one of those environments initially. The second is called, 

Homesick: Living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.  http://www.amazon.com/Homesick-Living-Multiple-Chemical-Sensitivities/dp/B00FZ0R13O/ref=pd_ybh_24.     

Which highlights those with it who got it from other means. The first movie,(Regardless of which length you choose) has any where from a couple to atleast a few professionals who work for those with MCS. Some of the professionals with it have it also, but, not most. The Homesick movie shows 1 researcher, and no other professionals. How better to learn about a condition then through those who live with it day in and day out?  Also, the 2nd movie highlights how architecture and where you live can make a difference. 

  The first movie highlights more how fragrances effect those with this moderate to severe allergic or environmental MCS reaction to chemicals.  If you have the time, I’d watch the full 1 hr and 10 minute version. Even if you have to watch it broken up in smaller timed chunks. When I did this I hit pause/ stop. Then I’d go do my laundry or cook dinner and then came back too it not to much later. I did NOT close my browser and stop it. If your watching the free version of this I don’t recommend closing the window and coming back to it, anouther day for example.  I only watched the free version thus far. If you can’t, watch the shorter version (I haven’t seen those yet). / read the digital documents. Reviewing with the documents after watching any version of the video, can also be useful too.

    I don’t have MCS, but, I’m very glad I saw the videos I have. 

    Newer ad to this post – the 911 movies good but, I like the top two above much better. The 911 one is free and can be found on utube/ or the first MCS movie link page above. I saw it a couple weeks ago. But, just now decided to add here. 

 

Environmental Illnesses and MCS

 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.

Environmental Illness Conference’s

http://lindasepp.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/environmental-sensitivities-day-event-in-montreal. For the one in CANADA happening today. 

Coming up this summer there is one on July 7-10th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This one is an annual conference and isn’t likely in the same location every year.  For this one there are a variety of full scholarships available. The scholarships cover the conference a small spending money stipend. Most don’t seam to cover the hotel, travel expenses, and possibly some spending money.

More info about this international conference can be found here ! http://www.neha2014aec.org/about-ifeh

Around that time they also have a seperate training time block for students in the EI field and it’s surrounding career areas. Sadly, I can’t afford to attend anything like this . Even if on a full scholarship.

Scholarship info can be found here, for this upcoming conference- http://www.neha2014aec.org/2014-aec-scholarships.

A US EI conference in 2009 conference called “Healthy People in a Healthy Environment” in Atlanta Georgia. Done buy. the CDC ( Center of Disease Control) had a count of 1,30O nationally recognized attendees. Wow! To see the type of workshop detail they covered go here. http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/conference/

This one was last year in Mass. In the US. I show you past ones, partly, to help you see that environmental health is a huge and real topic, so, you can see the importance of these problems. And to help you find future ones if you can attend them, and they might apply to you, or those around you. Their are others. But, I highly recommend you look at the details of each before signing up. Not all of them will be at your level of understanding, or cover the exact smaller area within environmental health concerns that you may need to know more about.


http://www.environmentalhealthconference.com


I have not yet attended any of these.