We found that most holistic health doctors recommend two ...
We found that most holistic health doctors recommend two main treatment objectives for people with MCS, or multiple chemical sensitivity. They are:
1) Try to limit environmental exposure to as many chemicals and other toxic substances as possible.
2) Increase the body's nutritional stores to better boost the immune system and help the body to detoxify chemical exposures that do occur.
My son always seemed to be on the cusp of developing magnesium deficiency symptoms, despite a much higher than normal intake of magnesium rich foods. I think this is because his body was using up his minerals in the detoxification process. So he didn't really start to get better until we gave him very nutritious foods and significantly reduced exposure to chemicals in his room, at school and around the house.
I bought a lot of books on MCS, but didn't find many helpful. Often the authors advocated fairly dramatic and expensive environment changes such as buying all organic clothes, moving to a new house, changing your flooring, etc. But most people with MCS were not born with the condition. It usually seems to have came on after some event or exposure. So if you could live in a house fine for 10 years, then develop chemical sensitivity problems, it seems like the logical solution is not to try to change your whole house but to figure out what inside of you changed that would explain why your house is now bothering for you.