- School safe gluten free vegan snacks for food intolerant foodies
I found out that gluten was an issue when my son was reacting to my breast milk. He had terrible sleep and digestion issues until I took gluten, dairy and soy out of my diet. We thought that was the end, but our digestion problems continued. Many stool samples and blood tests later, we have …
- Chemicals in our hospitals and schools are making us sick and wasting tax money
If you’ve ever gotten a rash from a face product, or had an adverse reaction to a shampoo, gotten dizzy walking through the war zone of smells in a perfume department, or had issues shopping in the laundry aisle you likely have a chemical sensitivity. You may have also been told that you are overreacting, …
It’s sad that we need to teach doctors about medical issues, or lobby for non-toxic cleaners in our schools and hospitals. Especially when these medical issues have been recognized as disabilities in Ontario as of 2000 and the Canadian human rights commission as of 2007 – but here we are.
Find lists of politicians and an easy way to ask them to change the cleaning products in our public places to scent free non-toxic options. They’re even cheaper!
Also, we need a better system to keep doctors up to date on the latest diagnostic criteria. They won’t do anything unless we make the noise, so start yelling!
When you’ve had as many bad things happen to you as I have, you wear them like medals. I have a bronze in cervical cancer but a gold in lymphedema, a gold in multiple chemical sensitivity, a silver in ehlers-danlos, and I did so well in food intolerances that I could be a coach. We are currently working out yet another ‘thing’ I have medically. I’ve been through infertility, IVF, surrogacy and my daughter was full term still born. Currently I’m a single mom living in Toronto trying to find a way to be able to leave my house.
With a seven year old who has varying degrees of the same medical issues that I have as well as some delightful neuro diversity, it’s been quite the puzzle to make us able to participate in Toronto life.
Fortunately I love problem solving, I don’t give up, and neither should you. We can make a thoughtful world together.
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