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EI exposure management guide Intro

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If you have chronic pain and fatigue and lots of symptoms (physical, and other) which do not relent with standard medical treatments, there is a  chance that you have Central Sensitivity Syndromes, and underlying toxic injury and Environmental Illness.

When a person has enviromental illness they experience symptoms or symptom flares in an allergic like way from exposures in the environment triggers like mold, chemicals, pollutants, certain foods and sensory stimuli,

Often the only way to confirm whether or not this is happening to you, is to reduce your exposures to see if you feel better. A good place to start is with taking an exposure history and identifying high exposures at work, home and other places, that may be of a concern, and discussing them with your doctor.


Sometimes simply reducing high exposures is all that is needed for a person to feel better. If however you have vulnerable genetics and your stressor load is too high causing fatigue, pain and central sensitisation, you will also need to reduce your overall stressor load, and exposure to environmental factors and toxicants that can cause injury or symptom flares.




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The EI exposure management guide is concerned mostly with trigger exposure managment.  As this can bring significant symptom relief to many with chronic pain and fatigue and EI.

Some of the products you are currently using in your home may be making you sick or triggering or worsening symptoms you are experiencing.  It is a good idea to suspend purchasing items -that are non essentials, until you get a better understanding of “safer product choices” by reading through this resource and some of the resources recommended.

The first time, you read through this resource think about the general approach needed. The second time, look at specifics .  Make notes of things you will need to do to make your environment safer.

Other resources you may find helpful for doing this includes


  • Healthy Home Happy Family by Nicole Bisjlma (Building Biologist)
  • Less Toxic Living by Carolyn Gorman. Carolyn Gorman is a health educator who has counseled thousands of people with chemical injury and high sensitivity to chemicals.
  • Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness by Dr Neil Nathan MD
  • Success in the Clean Bedroom by Natalie Golis
  • Common Sense Pest Control by Olkowski.
  • Mold Illness Made Simple by Dr Gupta (online course) is recommended if you also have mold illness – CIRS

Note; The EI Guide is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

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