General

Laurie’s Story

Hi, I am a woman in her sixties, and have been living with a kind of generalized super-sensitivity for much of my life. It is like living in a world where the majority of people seem to be blissfully unaware of the soup of hazards and toxins that they live...

Anastasia’s Story

I started having an intolerance to gluten around 2000. I then started to have more symptoms in 2013 through to 2015 with insomnia and I was waking up at 3 or 4am with severe anxiety, vertigo, fainting, panic attacks and Raynaud's. It was getting worse and worse. Then in 2015...

Sophie and Gina’s story

The Wellbeing Twins - Sophie & Gina My twin sister Gina and I have been suffering with ME / CFS severely for almost a decade now. Between us, we experience a lot of weird and not so wonderful symptoms and they emphasise the complexity of the immunological and neurological disease that is...

Anne’s Story

My name is Anne and I live in Melbourne Australia. I have had chemical sensitivities since 1977 after my flat was treated with insecticides due to fleas in the carpet. Over the years my chemical sensitivities have gradually become worse due to infections, dental treatment , stress and most recently...

REACH letter to MP’s regarding Chemicals & Brexit

(date) Dear (name) MP,   As your constituent, I am writing to you to express my serious concerns about the potential negative impacts of Brexit on protection of people and the environment from hazardous chemicals in the UK.  I am particularly concerned about the possibility of leaving the EU's chemical regulation, REACH, which, although it’s not...

grief

Ways to decrease stress

Living with a life-changing condition like environmental illness is incredibly stressful. It can impact every area of your life. In turn physical, mental and emotional stress can also exacerbate food and chemical sensitivities setting up a vicious cycle. If you have identified one of the sources of stress in your life...

Plastic Free July

The plastic bottles, bags and takeaway containers that we use just for a few minutes use a material that is designed to last forever. These plastics: break up, not break down – becoming permanent pollution are mostly downcycled (made into low grade product for just one more use) or sent to landfill ‘escape’ from...

Tips for the Festive Season

Christmas Trees Pine pollen is a major allergy trigger for some people. Fir, spruce, or cypress may be a better bet. The Leyland Cyprus is a sterile hybrid tree, which means it does not produce any pollen. Although it will still release terpenes (the pine smell) which is unlikely...

Beach Party Winter 2015small

New Year MCS Beach Party

If EI is affecting your social life, here’s one party you can attend. You are cordially invited to join us for our virtual beach party. We will all be partying at the same time on the same date wherever you live. Date: Friday 8th January 2016   ...