“You don’t get it until you get it”, explains Ann.
It’s hard to understand multiple chemical sensitivity unless you’ve lived it.
Here’s Ann’s potted explanation: “multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a medical condition where people have a heightened sensitivity to chemicals, many of which are found in everyday life like perfume and car exhaust and cigarette smoke, pesticide and things like that”.
Ann was the healthy, athletic child and young person.
A gifted student too.
She trained to be a medical doctor in internal medicine specializing in women’s health.
It was after she was out of medical school and training that Ann just started feeling more tired than usual.
Then certain foods started to bother her.
She changed her diet.
And then over a two week period things took a turn for the worse.
“I dramatically developed a very severe case of MCS over about two weeks”.
She’d been taking a supposedly hypoallergenic protein powder which, inexplicably, she had a violent reaction to.
“It just felt like I’d stuck my finger in an electric socket”.
From then on it was if Ann reacted to everything around her.
She felt as though her nervous system was fried.
She would pull out her pen, the same pen that last week she could write with and she was okay, she’d get a little whiff of the ink and start feeling dizzy, woozy, even nauseated.
It was very dramatic.
Food was a big part of it.
She could only eat a few foods.
And the foods she could eat were just kind of going through her without really getting digested.
She also had a serious back problem, like a protruding disk in her lower back that no matter what she did, stayed inflamed.
The pain was so great that for about 5 years she was forced to lie down most of the time
She say’s, “some people, they get ill after they remodel their house or they move into a new house, or remodel the office. Or there was a significant pesticide exposure or crop duster or something like that. But I would say I’m kind of the scary story for everybody because there wasn’t anything obvious.”
Ann slowly started winding down and then had these dramatic drop-downs.
The icing on the cake was when she went for an MRI scan.
“When I had an MRI scan – and this is of interest for people with EMF issues – I got very ill after that.“
From that point on Ann couldn’t even breathe in fumes from certain foods without getting ill.
Today she still admits to being careful but thankfully her condition has radically improved.
Thursday, 5th April at 1:00 p.m. EST (10 AM PST or 6 PM GMT) I’m interviewing environmental illness consultant and leading MCS advocate Dr. Ann McCampbell.
Dr. Ann McCampbell is author of the booklet: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Dr. McCampbell is a medical doctor who trained in internal medicine and worked in women’s health until she became severely ill with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) in 1989.
She’s been a leading MCS advocate for over 25 years. She’s co-chair of the Multiple Chemical Sensitivity’s Task Force, New Mexico and was a founding member of the Chemical Sensitivity Foundation.
In 2005, Dr. Mccampbell worked with other MCS advocates to help create an indoor environmental quality report to the U.S. Access Board which included recommendations for increasing accessibility in public buildings for people with chemical and electromagnetic sensitivity.
The theme of my interview with Dr. McCampbell is how to overcome MCS and EMF sensitivity.
Listen to my revealing interview with Dr. Ann McCampbell and learn:
- the link between MCS and EMF sensitivity – a recent study has found a common pathological mechanism for both sensitivities
- how Dr. Martin Palls work is relevant to MCS – and how this can be tweaked to get better results and be less of a burden on the body
- how Annie Hoppers brain re-training protocol may be used to complement an environmental medicine approach
- the mechanisms that come into play in the body which create chemical hypersensitivity – and how this can be detected by blood tests
- who you should try and consult if you think you are MCS – most doctors have no training or experience with MCS
- Ann’s top 3 tips (borne out of 25 years of experience) for dealing with MCS
- hidden infections can be a root cause or contributor – Ann recommends 3 other types of analysis work that can help get to the bottom of MCS
- an inexpensive heat and light treatment that can be used to improve blood flow and circulation and increase oxygenation of the tissue so waste products are able to move away
- a little known rescue remedy – just 30 minutes a day can leave you feeling much better
- Ann’s top 4 tips for EMF protection – she discusses EMFs with almost everyone who consults with her
- why she believes EMFs are such a big issue – in the 25 years that she’s been dealing with these issues the chemical world has been quite stable
- the book she now recommends for MCS sufferers – it’s the book she wishes somebody had handed her when she got sick and there seemed to be no answers
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