(What works for some may not work for you. Please read disclaimer at bottom of page.)
If you have the full 23andme genetic testing, the raw data can be interpreted by a trained professional. Naturopathic doctors are suggesting this for all patients with difficult to treat disorders , diseases and syndromes. When using 23andme, it’s highly suggested that you do not use your real name or birth date due eugenics concerns. This information could lead to profiling that may keep people from receiving health insurance or other forms of ableist discrimination. (Please read “No Pity,” the history book of the Disability Rights Movement to understand how eugenics harmed millions in the past. Also the disability community is the US’s largest minority and we need to know our history to make the future better.)
Finding someone well trained in interpreting 23andme is very difficult because it’s an immense amount of information. The best person I’ve found allows you to do your extensive intake with digital forms with a legal electronic signature or papers mailed to you. The appointment is with Skype. She emails you the 40 page document about different parts of the body like digestion, detoxification, etc, with the genes listed and showing if you have one or both alles in the gene not functioning properly. These don’t equal a disease or disorder! They show weak areas that, when strengthened with supplements, increase your body’s healthy functioning. She also sends a list of the problematic issues with suggestions for supplements. The first appointment is $250 with $80 for the genetic report. Follow up appointments are $130 I think – I didn’t need one. Your DNA never changes but the science does improve so you may want to do it again in the future, but only if they make big advances in understanding the genes. She also has a report that looks at genetic issues that are common with chronic Lyme. These issues make it harder to recover. I don’t like doctors, no matter what their philosophy, most of the time. She was what I look for: a scientist, good communicator, considerate of my needs, down to earth and no sales pitch.
Dr. Karen Threkel, ND
4801 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington DC 20016
Genova Metabolic Functioning Test
A doctor can order this urine test for you. It gives a “snapshot” of how you are functioning right then. Unlike genetic testing, this test changes a lot depending on the absorption of vitamins and minerals, different enzyme levels, fungi or bacteria build up, heavy metals, mitochondria, etc. From that one urine test a good doctor can tell what supplements you need. My life was changed by this test. It’s $325. Either Dr Roz Donovan or Dr Thauna Abrin on the Vermont MCS page can suggest what you need. (I talked to both independently and received the same answers.) However any decent ND should be able to do this.
Making Your Environment Safe, Chapter Four of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Survival Guide 2nd Ed. by Pamela Reed Gibson PhD http://www.chemicalsensitivityfoundation.org/pdf/gibson-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-survival-guide-excerpt.pdf (This is the main, most important treatment.)
MCS America Treatment http://mcs-america.org/index_files/mcsmedicaltreatment.htm
Dr. Grace Ziem http://www.chemicalinjury.net/html/neural_sensitization.html
DR. GRACE ZIEM’S ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL PLAN FOR CHEMICALLY INJURED PATIENTS http://www.mcsrr.org/resources/articles/S3.html
B12: MethylMateB http://www.holisticheal.com/methylmate-b-nutritional-supplement.html
B12: Hydroxy B12 Mega Drops http://www.holisticheal.com/hydroxy-b12-mega-drops.html
B12: PERQUE Activated B12 Guard http://www.amazon.com/PERQUE-Activated-B-12-Guard/dp/B0045IXMYE
Treating MCS: What Really Works https://multiplechemicalsensitivity.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/treating-mcs-what-really-works/
“Perceived Treatment Efficacy for Conventional and Alternative Therapies Reported By Persons With Multiple Chemical Sensitivity” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1241653/pdf/ehp0111-001498.pdf
Pure Encapsulations Liposomal Glutathione (oral, do not use too much lest you detox too fast; most people take 1 or 2 after breakfast) http://www.pureencapsulations.com/liposomal-glutathione.html
Homeopathic detox (many with MCS need to do this so homeopathy can work): UNDA 1, UNDA 20, UNDA 243. One drop of each on sole of foot each day. Caution: in an alcohol base. Highly recommended you work with trained professional. http://www.forresthealth.com/UNDA-Number/
Detox Baths for Purification http://www.ourlittleplace.com/detox.html
What to Do When You are Reacting to Chemicals http://multiplechemicalsensitivity.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/what-to-do-when-you-are-reacting-to-chemicals/
Recovery Basics from Planet Thrive http://planetthrive.com/2010/03/detoxification/
Treatments MCS Living Well http://mcsliving.com/blog/?easyindex=my-mcs-tips
Dr. Lisa Nagy http://lisanagy.com/content.php?id=2
A Canary’s Eye View Supplements http://www.canarys-eye-view.org/supplements/index.html
Ecological Formulas Tri-Salts http://www.needs.com/product/Ecological_Formulas_Tri_Salts_200/vspgb_Ecological_Formulas
Ceramic Oxygen Tank Masks and Tygon Tubing http://www.aehf.com/#
Coffee Enemas http://www.raw-wisdom.com/coffee-enemas
Wellness Recovery Action Plan by Mary Ellen Copeland http://www.wrapandrecoverybooks.com/recovery-resources/crisis-planning.php (WRAP was designed for person living with psychiatric disorders as a way to stay aware of how one is feeling and what needs to be done when certain symptoms arise. It adapts well for MCS and other illnesses.)
Hypnosis, Meditation and Relaxation for Pain Treatment http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/hypnosis-meditation-and-relaxation-for-pain-treatment
Chem Defense http://www.sourcenaturals.com/products/GP1061/
Neti Pot http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/products-publications/neti-pot-products/ (Get ceramic)
Also many antioxidants such as vit A, C, and E, zinc and perhaps a very, very low dose of selenium, often from food sources. Check ingredients for food allergens.
Milk thistle seed (silymarin) supplement for liver detoxification.
Dried burdock root (for kidneys) and dried dandelion root (for liver) infusions (a tea that seeps for 4 to 8 hours) or non-alcoholic tinctures of both herbs daily.
Supplements & Herbs NEEDS http://www.needs.com/prod_detail_list/Vitamins_Supplements
Woodstock Apothecary (ask for Josh) http://www.hudsonvalleygoodstuff.com/new-woodstock-apothecary-probiotics-vitamins-and-abady-petfood/
VitaCost online store for cleaning, supplements, body care, etc (not all MCS safe! but cheaper in bulk.) http://www.vitacost.com