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Practical, medical infromation from a Biblical standpoint. Topics like toxic chemicals, metal poisoning, yeast infection, parasites, diet, allergies, pH, healthy living, and cancer.
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Environmental Illness & Chemical Sensitivities
The chemicals in our environment build up in our bodies a little at a time. When the body cannot get rid of them fast enough it sends us signals in the form of symptoms.

What are some symptoms of chemical overload?
Headaches, breathing problems, intestinal problems, memory loss, flu-like symptoms, dizziness, mental confusion, fatigue, depression, exhaustion, persistent skin rashes and sores, muscle weakness and joint pains, inflammation, persistent infections, visual disturbances, autoimmune disorders, irritability, sleep disturbances, backaches, swollen limbs, poor coordination, rapid or irregular heart beat, migraines, chronic sore throat, earaches, post-nasal drip, and ringing in ears to name a few.

What is Environmental Illness?

What products cause Environmental Illness?
Some of the worst and most common are:

What common chemicals cause problems?

What are the worst places for chemically sensitive people?
1. A medical or biology lab - formaldehyde
2. A trailer or mobile home - formaldehyde
3. A hospital (what do you think causes the hospital smell? A very high number of nurses suffer from Chronic Fatigue or Fibromialgia
4. A new house
5. A shopping mall
6. An energy efficient building
7. an office

What can I do about Chemical Sensitivity?
Learn more about Environmental Illness ...

Heavy Metals
Heavy metal poisons tend to build up over long period of time. Probably just about everyone has a higher level of heavy metals than they should. For some people it can be one of the things that block the unloading of the other problems until it is dealt with.

Mercury toxicity can contribute to allergy problems. It causes symptoms similar to Chronic Fatigue. The most common source of mercury problems is dental fillings. I have heard many favorable recommendations for a book called Its all in Your Head detailing problems with dental amalgam fillings.
How Mercury can Cause CFS/FMS
Amalgam Related Illness FAQ - detailed site.
Mercury Amalgam
Things that may contain Mercury

Even though a lot of lead use has been eliminated
in the past few years, remember that you may have
a build up of lead in your system from when you
were a child. Lead Poisoning

What are some natural ways to get rid
of metals stored in my body?
Garlic binds heavy metals and pulls them out of soft
tissues. Vitamins C and E are also good chelators.
Mercury Detoxification
Recipe to remove heavy metals

Milk - The hidden toxins

Root Canal Cover Up
Also addresses other forms of dental work.

Root Canals Pose Health Threat

Fluoride Links Page

Gateway to Health
This is a pretty incredible site. It is a clearinghouse for many medical problems and their solutions.
I have not had time to look the whole site over yet.
This is a very interesting site. It allows you to select just about any type of food and then tells you what pesticides it often contains. You can follow the links to find out more of those chemicals.
Click on the titles on the second half of the page. Don't get paranoid about this stuff, just be informed.

Poison for Profit
An article about the dangers of using aspirin frequently. It specifically addresses arthritis.


Electromagnetic Fields
A lengthy article Decide for yourself if this is a problem for you.

Cure for the Common Cold, Flu, and Sinus Trouble.
Take a steaming hot bath - as hot as you can stand it.
Put in 2 tablespoons of crushed garlic, it will absorb through your skin.
2 Cups of apple cider vinegar, it helps balance your blood pH.
Stay in the bath for at least 1 hour. Drink a cup of hot water with 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar, one table spoon of honey and a bit of lemon if you like. Be sure you are sweating a lot.
After you get out put on some warm pajamas and go to bed.
Do not eat sugar, white flour, meat, or MSG for the next three days. If you do your bug could come back with a vengeance. Try to eat mostly raw fruits and vegetables.
For extra insurance eat garlic, and drink orange juice.

The Virtual Hospital

Help for Migranes