JAN 13,’ 14 I SUFFER FROM :
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) is a medical condition characterized by debilitating chemical sensitivities. People who are chemically sensitive are made sick by exposures to chemicals found in many common products such as pesticides, perfumes, tobacco smoke, new carpets, air “fresheners,” new paint and building materials, and many cleaning and laundry products. Most of these chemicals will make everyone sick at high levels, but for chemically sensitive people exposures to even small amounts of these substances can cause symptoms. Some chemically sensitive people are only mildly affected while others have the more severe form of the illness called MCS. Symptoms experienced by people with MCS range from mild to life-threatening and include headache, trouble concentrating, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, dizziness, difficulty breathing, irregular heart beat, and seizures. MCS symptoms in children include red cheeks and ears, dark circles under the eyes, hyperactivity, and behavior or learning problems. After an exposure, symptoms may occur immediately or be delayed for up to a few days. Reactions may last from a few seconds to weeks or months. People with MCS often react to a variety of foods, drugs, molds, and pollen as well as chemicals. Creating a Healthier Environment Reducing exposures to chemicals improves the health of those with MCS. Better air quality also helps promote the health of everyone. The following are ways to create a healthier environment:
· Avoid pesticides, use least toxic integrated pest management (IPM)
· Avoid newly built or remodeled buildings, or build with less toxic materials
· Avoid new paint and solvent-based stains and transparent finishes
· Avoid new carpets
· Avoid gasoline, solvent, dry-cleaning, and tar fumes
· Avoid tobacco smoke and vehicle exhaust
· Use least toxic, natural, and unscented cleaning, laundry, and sanitizing products
· Avoid perfume, cologne, and scented personal care products
· Avoid air “freshener” sprays, incense, and fragrance-emitting devices
· Use electric utilities or radiant heat
· Open windows, ventilate buildings with clean fresh air and/or use portable room air filters
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is basically a subset of Environmental Illness (EI), which is caused by living in a toxic world. The chemicals that were synthesized after World War II (including, pesticides, synthetic fragrances, cleaning products, detergents, etc.) are mostly “petro-chemicals” (petroleum based) and are quite toxic to humans. There have been virtually no studies done on the majority of these chemicals to see how they affect humans – the industry just placed the chemicals in the environment with the assumption that they are “safe, till proven toxic”, instead of the other way around. One of the biggest offenders is PERFUME and other scented products. Did you know that many of the ingredients in your perfume are the exact same ingredients found in GASOLINE??!! I didn’t either! The scary thing is that the perfume industry is NOT REGULATED at all – they can put any number of chemicals in fragrance without revealing what those chemicals are – or how they affect humans. We humans are all participating in a giant “lab experiment” against our knowledge and against our will, and it’s making some of us VERY sick.
Those of us who are becoming chronically ill from these chemicals are similar to the “canaries in the coal mine”. Coal miners would take a canary into the mines with them to warn them when the air became toxic. They knew that when the canary stopped singing or died, it was time to get out before it affected them as well. We “human canaries” are here to warn the rest of you that, unless you start making changes and avoid as many toxic chemicals as possible, you too may become very sick. Non toxic living
is actually much “simpler” and cheaper!
Don’t be fooled, these chemicals are affecting ALL of us in some way or another. Think about the last time you got a headache for no apparent reason. Could it be possible that someone had recently sprayed perfume or pesticides near you without you knowing it? Had you recently used scented laundry detergent or Clorox to clean with? Do you get headaches or feel nauseous from being around people wearing perfume or cologne? Do you feel you need to hold your breath when you go down the detergent aisle at the grocery store? All these things are your body’s way of telling you something is wrong with the air you’re breathing. While an MBA in health care may help you understand the whys and wherefores of the medical issues it doesn’t take a masters degree to listen to your body and know that things are not right.
It’s like playing “Russian Roulette” – you never know how long your immune system can hold out before breaking down. Some people may never reach the point of “chronic illness” that I did – but most people are being affected, possibly without realizing it. Cancer has increased dramatically since World War II (after all the chemicals came out). Attention Deficit Disorder is on the rise (more and more of our children are being put on toxic, brain-altering drugs like Ritalin when simply cleaning up their environment could solve their problems). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer’s Disease, Allergies, Asthma, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis are also increasing. All these illnesses could very well have a chemical connection to their cause or, at the very least, these patients would benefit from using less-toxic products. Pretty much any “immune system” disorder could be helped by a cleaner environment and by using safer products.
The products we use on our skin are absorbed directly into the bloodstream (the reason why nitroglycerine, nicotine, and hormone patches work). The chemicals we breathe (such as perfumes, formaldehyde, pesticides, etc.) all go straight to our brains and can cause low-level to severe damage – similar to how someone can snort cocaine or glue to get a “high”. Start reading labels – check for petro-chemicals, formaldehyde, and fragrance, and avoid them as much as possible. A clue that an ingredient may be a petro-chemical is the “prop” prefix. A clue that an ingredient releases formaldehyde is “Quaternium”. Be careful about products labeled “fragrance free” or “unscented”. Don’t trust them! Read the label and be sure they don’t list “fragrance” or “masking fragrance”. Don’t put anything on your skin you’d be afraid to eat, because the end result is the same!
Before I got sick, I had no clue that I was slowly being “poisoned” by products that I assumed were “safe” since they were on the market! If this could happen to me – YOU COULD BE NEXT.
BUT NOT ONLY DO I SUFFER FROM MCS—- BUT IF SUFFER FROM:
BELIEVE ME I AM NOT MAKING LIGHT OF HAVING MCS– WHICH IS A LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS— BUT SOME TIMES WE WHO HAVE SOOOOOOOO MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS NEED A GOOD LAUGH———-
AND THAT IS WHAT MY CHICKENS BRING ME EVERY DAY!!!! 🙂
AND IN BRANSON WE RAISE SOME REALLY BIG CHICKENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUT I RAISE BANTAM HENS!!!!!! WE HAVE SIX OF THEM— ALL LITTLE ANGELS WE HAVE RAISED FROM BABIES!!!
MOST ALL OF MY MCS SISTERS KNOW WE HAVE CHICKENS– & THEY E-MAIL — ME CHICKEN JOKES ALL THE TIME– 🙂 & ASK ABOUT THE HENS — JUST LIKE THEY ARE ARE PART OF OUR FAMILY – WHICH THEY ARE!!! 🙂 AND WHAT I AM ASKED MOST OFTEN IS IS– WILL YOU PLEASE POST MORE BRANSON PICTURES & PICTURES OF YOUR DAY TRIPS & WILL YOU POST PICTURES OF YOUR HENS!!!!!!!!! SO HERE YA GO— HEN PICTURES!!!! 🙂
THIS IS MISSY GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE—- SHE LOVES HER HENS– & KNOWS HER JOB IS TO WATCH OUT FOR THEM!! 🙂
MISSY ON GUARD!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE LITTLE BLACK HEN HAS BEEN ILL—- BLESS HER HEART—-
THE HEN HOUSE—–
INSIDE THE HENS HOUSE—
THIS IS HENNY PENNY— SHE HAS A TWIN NAMED JENNY PENNY!! 🙂
THIS IS HENNY PENNY ON HER NEST—- HENNY WANTS TO SIT ALL THE TIME— & WE HAVE TO REMOVE HER OFF THE NEST SEVERAL TIMES A DAY— WE HAVE NO ROOSTERS– SO THE EGGS WILL NOT HATCH– & SHE IS STUBBORN– THAT SHE WANT TO SIT—
THE HEN ON THE RIGHT LAYS BLUE/GREEN EGGS!!!
THIS IS MY SINGER—- SHE SEES ME COMING & STARTS TO SING—– & SING & SING!!!!
THE GIRL IN THE FRONT IS ROSEMARY & SHE LAYS BLUE/GREEN EGGS!! SHE LIKES TO BE PICKED UP & HELD!!!
PROBABLY FROM THEM BEING BABIES & US HOLDING THEM A LOT!!!
TWO EGGS IN THE NEST— CAN YOU TELL THE ONE IS COLORED???????????
OUR BANTAM EGGS ARE SMALL— SO IN RECIPES THAT CALL FOR EGGS– WE USE TWO BANTAM EGGS FOR ONE LARGE EGG!!! 🙂 THEY HAVE THE BEST FLAVOR!!!! AND WE THANK THE GIRLS ALL THE TIME FOR THE EGGS!!!
PEOPLE SAY— I BET YOU SAVE A LOT OF MONEY ON EGGS— WELL– NO—- NOT AT ALL— BUT THAT IS NOT WHY WE HAVE THE HENS!!!!!!!!!! GARY & I BOTH GREW UP ON FARMS– & 99% OF OUR LIVES IF WE LIVED WHERE WE COULD HAVE CHICKENS — WE HAD CHICKENS– WE LOVE THEM!!!
BUT THEIR HOUSE WAS A $1,000.00 THEIR PEN ANOTHER $1,000.00 OR SO & WE BUY GRAIN– & MASH & GREENS & ETC- ETC- ETC– WE BOUGHT THE HENS AS BABIES & RAISE THEM— SO WE HAVE HEAT LAMPS– WATER CONTAINERS– & FEEDERS– &- & &- &- A HEATED DOG BOWL FOR THEIR WINTER WATER— THE LINT GOES ON & ON & ON– SO NO WE DON’T HAVE OUR HENS TO SAVE MONEY ON EGGS— WE HAVE OUR HENS BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM– THEY ARE PART OF THE FAMILY & THE BONUS IS WE GET EGGS!!! CHEMICAL FREE- FRESH EGGS!!!!
THIS IS THE KIND OF COOLER & WATER SYSTEM THEY HAVE IN THE WARM MONTHS– WHEN IT WON’T FREEZE–
HERE IS A PICTURE OF OUR TWO SETS OF TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!
WE TOTALLY ENJOY OUR HENS!!!! ENTERTAINMENT—- THEY EAT BUGS– THEY MAKE POOP FOR THE COMPOSE– & THEY GIVE US EGGS AS A BONUS!!!
AND THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD FOR MY HEALTH!!!!!!
BRANSON CITY ALLOWS CHICKENS– WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS—- & THE LAND WE HAVE OUR CHICKENS ON IS LEGAL TO HAVE THEM THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TRY GROWING SOME OF YOUR OWN CHEMICAL FREE VEGGIES IN POTS ON YOUR PORCH OR PATIO–IF YOU CAN’T HAVE A GARDEN SPACE!!!
EAT CHEMICAL FREE– EGGS—-
SHOP YOUR LOCAL FARMERS MARKET– AS QUESTIONS– DO THEY USE CHEMICALS?????????
DO YOU RECYCLE????????????????????? WE DO—–
THIS IS GARY AT THE RECYCLE BINS HERE IN BRANSON– WE RECYCLE EVERY WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT ONLY DO WE WANT PEOPLE TO STOP USING TOXIC KILLING CHEMICALS & DESTROYING OUR AIR & WATER & FOOD SUPPLY— BUT WE ALL NEED TO RECYCLE ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!
I HEAR FROM MANY MCS SISTERS WHO HAVE MADE THEIR PURPOSE EDUCATING OTHERS ABOUT MCS– & THE USE OF TOXIC KILLING CHEMICALS THAT EFFECT ALL OF US!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERY SINGLE LIVING THING ON EARTH IS EFFECTED!!!!!!!!!!
IF WE CAN EDUCATE OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND THE Y DESERVE BETTER THEN WEARING TOXIC PERFUME– & USING TOXIC KILLING CHEMICALS & THEY DESERVE CLEAN AIR– CLEAN & PURE WATER– & CHEMICAL FREE FOOD— ETC-ETC–
EVERYONE ON THIS EARTH DESERVES BETTER———-
ALWAYS KEEP AN OPEN MIND TO LEANING MORE– & SHARING MORE—- INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!
I HEAR FROM MY MCS SISTERS SAYING THIS FRIEND OF MINE– JUST DOESN’T UNDERSTAND MY HEALTH PROBLEMS WITH MCS– & DOES THINGS TO MAKE ME SICK- ALL THE TIME—- I WOULD SAY IT IS TIME TO ROCK THE BOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT IS A HARD ONE— BUT JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!
AND I SUFFER FROM—- LAUGHTER & DANCING— WITH MY MCS SISTERS——–
SO HIT IT—————— http://youtu.be/SsSVcRYh8dE
SO HERE WE GO—————- ONE MORE TIME———– http://youtu.be/SsSVcRYh8dE
ONE MORE TIME—– http://youtu.be/SsSVcRYh8dE
OK—- – THAT IS ALL THE CHICKEN PICTURES & STUFF I HAVE FOR NOW– I HAVE MORE PICTURES OF BRANSON– BUT I NEED TO UPLOAD THEM– & I RAN OUT OF POWER TO DO THAT— SO LATER—- MY GATORS!!!!!!!!!!