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  • The Search for a Safe Community The Search for a Safe Community

    by Mary Rives and Keith Carlson When it comes to finding safe housing, everyone with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) will agree that this is one of the most daunting challenges of living with this most highly inconvenient and disheartening medical condition. After living in New England...

  • Nesting Instinct: Bedding Options for the Chemically Sensitive Nesting Instinct: Bedding Options for the Chemically Sensitive

    by Julie Genser As anyone with a serious chronic illness knows, one's bed is an important place for deep healing to occur. When challenged with severe chemical sensitivities, bed frames, mattresses, sheets and bedding can become huge obstacles between you and a night of stress-free, rejuvenat...

  • The Ovenless Kitchen The Ovenless Kitchen

    by Julie Genser Many with environmental illness will eventually find that cooking with a standard gas oven makes them very ill. In fact, William J. Rea, M.D., director of the Environmental Health Center in Dallas has said in his Planet Thrive Q & A column that "no one with chemical sensitivit...

  • The Moving Game The Moving Game

    special guest post by Kate Goldfield The struggles make me stronger, and the changes make me wise, and happiness has it's own way of taking it's sweet time..... No, life ain't always beautiful, tears will fall sometimes, but it's a beautiful ride..." - Gary Allan, Life Ain't Always Beautiful...

  • A Gypsy Life: Notes from the Diaspora A Gypsy Life: Notes from the Diaspora

    An Interview with Mokihana and Pete of The Mobile Bird and Vardo For Two Something very special happens when all the former definitions of your self, your security, your entitlements change. If you live to tell the story that special something is REBIRTH. Our journey is that, a piecing or pea...

  • Safer Interiors Safer Interiors

    An interview with Lynn Argent, the creator of Living in a Chemical Soup Lynn Argent is a Canadian with severe chemical sensitivities (MCS) who started a podcast series, website, and blog collectively known as "Living in a Chemical Soup" where she addresses toxicity issues of indoor environmen...

  • MCS Hybrid Homestead MCS Hybrid Homestead

    Reposted with permission from the Arizona Environmental Health Bulletin (AEHB). To subscribe, send a request to phxhealchapter@msn.com. In this issue we are pleased to feature an article about Susan MacKay’s residence and greenhouse outside Snowflake. Susan generously wrote about some of her te...

  • Home sweet non-toxic home Home sweet non-toxic home

    by Julie Genser The concept of home is universal, shared among not only the cultures of the world but much of the animal world as well, from nesting birds to burrowing rodents, to sea creatures to snails that are born with a home on their back. For most of us, animals included, home is a plac...

  • Mirjam, MCS Adventuressa Mirjam, MCS Adventuressa

    one brave woman's global search for clean air Many of us with severe respiratory and neurological symptoms from exposure to outdoor pollutants choose to shelter ourselves in a safe room and rarely come out, sacrificing quality of life for comfort and safety. Others negotiate a constant tradeoff b...