A condition in which an individual is hypersensitive to small quantities of chemicals in the environment. Often these are quantities that are far smaller than what would affect most people. Sensitivity is usually obvious, with the individual being able to identify which chemicals bother him or her.
- Symptoms are broad and may affect any organ but typically involve headaches, asthma, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, depression, hyperactivity chronic fatigue, or fibromyalgia
- Initially heightened sense of smell that reduces as exposure continues
- Symptoms are often triggered by factors such as tobacco smoke, exhaust fumes, bleaches, fumes from furniture, carpets, asphalt, insect sprays, air fresheners, pesticides, varnishes, natural gas and gasoline products
- Repeated exposure to day-to-day chemicals and fumes (tobacco smoke, exhaust fumes, fumes from gas appliances, perfumes, fragrances and common household and workplace cleaning chemicals)
- Yeast overgrowth
- Heavy metal overload
- Nutritional deficiencies, especially mineral deficiencies
- Traditional medicine does not recognize chemical sensitivity. Those complaining of sensitivities are often told it is their imagination
- Chemical avoidance in mild cases
- In severe cases, the home environment, particularly the bedroom, will need to be chemical-free
- Test for and treat any yeast overgrowth, heavy metal overload, or nutritional deficiencies
This is a follow-up by her husband on story above —my wife’s 49 different symptoms
My wife’s 45 separate symptoms of chemical and food allergies were eliminated or greatly improved. I attribute this great improvement to better nutrition, cooking methods and just plain education in nutrition. Both my wife, and I have derived great benefits from this research and education. We are thankful to Dr.Shahid
Multiple food allergies and chemical sensitivity
When I first came to Dr. Shahid, I was in terrible shape. I couldn’t eat or sleep and had lost 6kilos in 2 weeks due to a sudden outbreak of food allergies. Other doctors had prescribed further antibiotics, which I am convinced caused the problems in the first place, or Valium since it was most likely “all in my head”. Dr. Shahid prescribed food injections and a Candida treatment and taught me the benefits of a rotation diet. After much studying and trial and error, my health has greatly improved. Nutritional IV cured me of hypoglycemia and over the course of treatment I have much improved. I can now tolerate exposure to chemicals in moderate doses, but would rather not. I’m still taking food injections, but hope to leave them behind within the next year or so. After many death defying encounters with other doctors, Dr. Shahid was literally a breath of fresh air.