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  • Jodie created a new topic ' Doctor in London familiar with MCAD' in the forum.

    I've just been given this doctor's details as being familiar with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome/Disorder

    Dr Adrian Morris

  • Jodie created a new topic ' The complicated pathways of MCS' in the forum.

    A discussion here on the hydra-headed nature of MCS may interest some of you. Why antihistamines work for some and not for...

  • HannaR created a new blog post, The Puzzle of H. pylori: My Personal Pylori Project

    Mastic Gum Hi again! In Part 1 (The Puzzle of H. pylori: The Science) I explained what Helicobacter pylori is, how it invades the body, the symptoms it causes - basically, all the science stuff. Here in Part 2 of my trilogy of posts on my H. pylori experi ...

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  • Maff replied to the topic 'Visual contrast sensitivity test' in the forum.

    Good questions Hanna and your confusion is understandable. I'm not sure I have the level of microbiology and immunology knowledge to answer entirely correctly but I'm happy to offer my 'educated...

  • Maff mfish
    3 days ago

    Hi mfish! There is loads of information about the treatment of Candida-related illness on EiR. If you type 'candida treatment' into the blank search box at the top right of the page (to the right of the main menu) and hit the return key it will show you a long list of pages worth reading. I'll also invite you to our discussion group - Beating Candida!

  • Maff ellen
    3 days ago

    Welcome to our community Ellen. It sounds like you're dealing with a lot of ailments and symptoms! I'm sure we can help you find information about natural solutions to at least some of them. There is a lot of information here about proven nutritional supplements and herbal remedies for insomnia and depression particularly, as well as for pain. Have you tried a natural approach?

  • Maff Royo
    4 days ago

    Hi Royo, we have a lot of information here about Candida albicans, the symptoms it can cause and both anti-fungal drugs and natural treatments including probiotics. If you post in the Candida forum section with more information and join the Beating Candida! group I am sure we can help you.

  • Maff replied to the topic 'Best Natural Treatments for Athlete's Foot?' in the forum.

    That study was a great find Jodie, thanks. I've written extensively about using coconut oil for intestinal Candida overgrowth due to how effective the medium-chain fatty acids (caprylic, undecenoic...

  • Jodie replied to the topic 'Best Natural Treatments for Athlete's Foot?' in the forum.

    You may have to find out exactly what type of infection it is if it's that stubborn, but maybe coconut oil?

  • HannaR replied to the topic 'Visual contrast sensitivity test' in the forum.

    Hello there,
    Thanks very much for this info and very interesting to hear about your family experience with CFS too. Will check out the Patricia Kane protocol, sounds good. I just have a question about...

  • Rabdawgs
    6 days ago

    Sinus headache when it rains

    Maff Hi Rabdawgs, it certainly sounds like sinus headaches triggered by rain would be classed as an 'environmental illness' you've come to the right place!
    Can you give us any more information so that maybe we can help you? Do your sinus problems only occur when it is raining and and have you found anything that helps treat them so far? Also, do you have any other health issues - they may be related even if they don't seem to be at first glance? We see this all the time with allergies and chemical sensitivities etc.
    5 days ago
  • Karmakid
    1 week ago

    I am trying to get answers, my son has been suffering from heart problems for years, he is only 45, has undergone three open heart surgeries and they still are not able to figure out what is wrong to help him. They say his heart looks like the heart of an 80 year old man. He fought in dessert storm and I think it could be connected to something he was exposed to. I have to find answers before...

    Maff Sorry to learn of your son's heart condition Karmakid - your instincts may well be correct as the cocktail of chemicals vets were exposed to during Desert Storm have been linked to all manner of illnesses. Have you taken a look at our Gulf War Illness News, Articles and Research papers under the 'Information' tab of the main menu at the top of the site? I think you will find much to help you help your son there. Also our main Gulf War Syndrome information page discusses the possible effects of various exposures in detail - you'll find that under the 'Conditions' menu tab. I hope you find the answers you're looking for.
    5 days ago
  • Maff created a new topic ' Best Natural Treatments for Athlete's Foot?' in the forum.

    Does anybody have any tried and tested suggestions for treating athlete's foot and fungal skin and nail infections naturally? I've had athlete's foot for about 15 years around the little toe of one...

  • Maff Saints
    1 week ago

    Hi Saints, good to have you with us! I see you mention your environmental illness is building related. Have you read our page on Sick Building Syndrome?

    You might also be interested in Dr. Lisa Nagy's articles under the Information -> Our Medical Experts menu.

  • Sheila Powers replied to the topic 'Severe MCS symptoms after giving birth' in the forum.

    Wow. Yes there is definitely something to this. I think hormones play a big role. They have to because my reactions are unpredictable and severe during PMS.
    I had my daughter just over three years...

  • Maff replied to the topic 'Visual contrast sensitivity test' in the forum.

    Thanks for posting this Hanna!

    This is indeed a great online tool and I know a lot of environmental medicine doctors use it themselves when assessing their patients. I personally took the test a few...

  • Maff replied to the topic 'Petition for EI mom - wants to keep her kids' in the forum.

    Thank you for posting this Jodie. It sounds like the Mom is going through a terrible time and at real risk of losing her kids - on top of having to deal with environmental illness and all the rest...

  • Maff Gena
    1 week ago

    Hello Gena, welcome to the EiR community! We hope you find the information about environmental and invisible illnesses useful and please post in the forums or groups etc if we can help you with any health issues or general questions you may have.

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  • Maff added a new comment in Visible Signs of Invisible Illnesses
    1 week ago

    Hi Linz! Nice to see my fantastic sister checking in on her big brother Glad you liked my article and those are some really great suggestions - it looks like I'll need to do a re-write to include them! For the benefit of other readers, both Lindsay

    Jodie oh alright then - super-hard work being a new-ish mum
    1 week ago
  • Jodie created a new topic ' Petition for EI mom wants to keep her kids' in the forum.

    Another one of those "it's all in your head" battles.
    I feel very strongly about it this,...

  • Jodie replied to the topic 'Severe MCS symptoms after giving birth' in the forum.

    So sorry you had to go thru that Marie. It's bad enough having to cope with a newborn , let alone getting knocked sideways by severe MCS as well.
    I don't think anyone here has mentioned this problem...

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