Last Modified on Sep 15, 2014
Treatment for chemical sensitivity ranges from removing the offensive substance to detoxifying the body and supporting recovery from the condition with supplements. Avoiding plastic and other chemical-laden products is vital for treating chemical sensitivity. Additionally, natural options like hemp seed powder can neutralize the chemical and offer relief.
What is Chemical Sensitivity?
Considered an environmental illness, chemical sensitivity is also termed “sick building syndrome.” The condition refers to the non-specific symptoms individuals experience after exposure to chemical, biologic and physical agents. Common symptoms include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, itching, sneezing, congestion, sore throat, chest pain, heart arrhythmia and breathing problems. Muscle pain, stiffness, skin rash, diarrhea, bloating, gas, confusion, memory and concentration problems and mood changes are also common.
Natural Remedies for Allergens and Chemical Toxicity
Eliminating the toxic substance is one of the first steps in treating chemical sensitivity. Additionally, natural substances including hemp seed powder and kelp powder neutralize chemicals in the system. A natural detox is another effective option for treating chemical toxicity.
A number of everyday products contain irritating chemicals. Avoiding these common allergens is important for living a healthy life. Plastic, cleaning products, perfume, carpet and several other products contain allergens. Eliminating these items from the home and substituting them for other natural options, such as vinegar for cleaning and glass for storage containers, eliminates many sensitivities.
After exposure, neutralizing the chemicals in the system is vital. This neutralization can be achieved using hemp seed powder and kelp powder. These powders contain a high concentration of amino acids and fiber that function to neutralize allergens and restore health.
Removing chemicals and toxins from the body is also important for treating chemical sensitivities. Detoxing takes a number of different forms, all of which are effective for cleansing the body. Clay baths, massage, herbal cleanses and colon cleanses are a few effective options.
Many of the products individuals use every day are laden with chemicals and allergens. Avoiding these substances is the best line of treatment; however, it is often impossible to avoid them all. In which case, neutralizing and detoxing them is important for good lasting health.
Been wondering if a lot of ailments here could be caused by foods and beverages packaged in plastic. I feel we have become desensitized to this possibility. There are toxins in the plastic that can leach into whatever is packaged. Especially milk. We only get milk in glass bottles and have had to convert to 2% because of learning what the dairy cows are being fed. There is "microwavable" plastic (which I have never trusted or used). I've NEVER trusted cooking in the microwavable plastic bags. I always use clear glass casseroles. I would just be guessing that a lot of complaints are really caused by ingestion of the toxins in or exposure to plastic but it makes sense to me. I went to a store yesterday that I rarely go to and could not stay in the corner where they had all of the bread. (I was trying to read ingredients) All in plastic and the fumes were just overwhelming. I left with a headache but as soon as I got outside in fresh air the headache went away. Ingredients bring up another issue. Practically everything contains corn and/or soy two GMO's that could be tearing down our ability to resist environmental factors. Just because something is declared "safe" doesn't make it so.