Chemical sensitivity, also known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), is a condition in which individuals experience heightened reactions to environmental triggers, such as cleaning products, fragrances, and pollutants. This heightened sensitivity can lead to a range of symptoms, impacting physical and emotional well-being.
Symptoms of Chemical Sensitivity
What causes chemical sensitivity?
The common underlying culprit to multiple chemical sensitivities are mold toxicity, Lyme Disease and even parasites.
A toxic terrain makes individuals more susceptible to mold toxicity, parasites, and Lyme disease. These pathogens thrive in toxic environments, further weakening the immune system.
When your body is fighting multiple things at once, it will prioritize what it thinks is the biggest threat. In most cases, the body becomes overwhelmed, cell danger response stays on, and drainage pathways become stagnant.
This leads you to develop multiple allergies and sensitivities to foods, and scents, and in extreme cases become sensitive to things that once never bothered you.
The key to fixing your chemical sensitivity is by addressing your underlying stressors is to address them in the correct order.
By delving into the root causes of chemical sensitivity and implementing targeted interventions, functional medicine offers a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to managing this condition.
Empowering individuals with knowledge and personalized strategies allows them to regain control of their health and improve their quality of life despite the challenges posed by chemical sensitivity.
Dr. Jamie Ahn is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician based in Norwalk, Connecticut.