This post will be a short detour from building material to talk about my healing from Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS).
It can be much easier to bring down sensitivities than to try and avoid all toxins. Even if you are not extremely sensitive you may want to build more resiliency and do more out there in the real world.
This is my journey through bringing down MCS from severe to moderate then to mild and finally gone.
At the most severe I reacted to the tiniest amount of 3rd hand smoke, scent-free detergent, and lightly scented natural lavender deodorant on other people. I could not stay in regular buildings due to the offgassing and cleaning products, nor in regular tents.
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STAGE ONE, THE TINY HOUSE
The main foundation for bringing down MCS is certainly mold avoidance. Many or most of these methods I have found are not effective when in mold.
Soon after leaving my moldy apartment in Toronto I was able to move into my tiny house and start mold avoidance protocols.
I also chose an environment where there was good outdoor air, so it was the perfect environment to detox in when severely ill.
I didn’t do anything but mold avoidance for the first few months.
One of the first things I did, other than some good nutrition, was to remove my amalgams at a biological dentist.
I then started a full Shoemaker course of Cholestyramine (CSM). Which was intense but immediately brought down brain fog and increased my energy.
My sensitivities came down by the end of the course. CSM was life-changing for me, that’s what got me back to work. That was the most effected binder but I did try some other binders for mold after that.
I then brought in Alpha Lipoic Acid which helped my sleep quite a bit. I tried the Andy Cutler approach to ALA which is the most cautious approach.
The next addition was Bulletproof Glutathione Force which brought down my sensitivities some more.
That is what worked for me, in the first stage of detox when I was in my tiny house.
STAGE TWO, TINY HOUSE FAILS, I START TRAVELING
To get to the next stage, after my tiny house failed (went moldy) I went more extreme with mold avoidance.
I spend time traveling the world for the Locations Effect. My MCS went down dramatically during this time.
I spent two years living in tents, shelters, and simple trailers (with a few BnBs and hotels in there too).
The most important part of this journey is the mold avoidance which including avoiding indoor molds and outdoor toxins.
STAGE THREE, HELL TOXIN ERA
During this time of camping I started to dump metals (according to test results). MCS continued to drop, and I also noticed my sweat became very toxic.
I became sensitive to the substance known as hell toxin (HT). This was incredibly difficult, but breaking from this toxin was the moment I was able to make the leap into regular housing for the first time in almost a decade.
My MCS and mold sensitivity came down dramatically (again) and quickly when breaking from HT.
In order to heal from this sensitivity, I used minerals, mineral balancing, lots of nutritional support, Zeobind, FIJI water, ALA and The Root Cause Protocol.
I barely feel HT now at all and it’s a minor annoyance at it’s worst.
STAGE FOUR BRAIN RETRAINING
I watched a few friends fully heal with brain retraining and many others make huge improvements.
Even once one is in a non-toxic environment, and detox has been added, the brain can still overreact to very small amounts of toxins.
I still had a few things I was highly reactive too, one of those was essential oils.
I am doing the Gupta Programme and the last of my sensitivities is totally gone after only a few months of really committing to the program.