My Health Maven A Wholistic Approach to Healthy Lifestyle Choices
My Health Maven A Wholistic Approach to Healthy Lifestyle Choices


These topics are based on what's going on in my life at the time, comments from readers, or interesting articles I have come across.

The Paperless Kitchen

Whether you're looking to be more eco friendly, or to save a few dollars, going paperless in the kitchen, may be the easiest place to start. Read more

Arthur's Story

Need encouragement today? Take 5 minutes out of your day and watch this video. This story was originally posted on You Tube in 2012, but it is worth re-posting. Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again.

My favorite quote from this video "Just because I can't do it today, doesn't mean I won't be able to  do it someday". Read more

The Donkey in the Well

I have been hearing from a lot of people  lately who are struggling  with health issues and life challenges.  Its easy to get caught up in the moment and feel like nothing is going  right, like you are being challenged  over and over again. Everyone at one time or another,  has experienced that moment of feeling defeated, weighed down by the severity of the situation. The test of character comes when you face it and make a decision on what to do with this challenge.  Do you become a victim or  a  victor?  Do you use it as an opportunity to learn, grow and change or do you allow it to weigh you down? Read more

Swiss Apartments for People with MCS

Christian Schifferle the head of Healthy Life and Living Foundation (, and is the prime driver behind a safe housing project for chemically sensitive individuals. With Christian's help, the Zurich authorities began planning a healthy apartment complex about five years ago. Read more

But You Look Fine....

The term invisible illness may seem strange to people, although it is a common term that is used by many people in the EI/MCS community. The truth is invisible illness is a term that can be applied to most people dealing with chronic health challenges. Illnesses such as fibromyalgia, lupus, asthma, diabetes, MS and MCS to name a few, may have no "visible" outward signs until someone is in crisis. But make no mistakes the symptoms can be debilitating. Read more

Favorite Health Quotes

I asked friends and readers to share some of their favorite health quotes, listed below are a few of them. I  hope they inspire you as they did me. Read more 

Enjoying Greens in Winter

Sprouts are an amazing superfood; they have a very nutrient dense content, are easy to grow and are actually more economical than you may think. Initially you may find the price per pound of seeds a little steep so it's important to keep in mind that in general sprouting seeds can generate a 1:5 ratio of food. You will also enjoy the satisfaction of growing something yourself, that is free of herbicides and pesticides and full of flavor. Read more

A Pill for Everything

Is it me or is anyone noticed how much television has changed? Okay, so I'm old enough to remember when there were only 3 television stations, and the commercials were extremely limited. Now it seems like there is a commercial every 5-8 minutes. What's worse is that it seems like all the commercials are for prescription drugs. Read more

Living with Chemical Spraying

Most people don't think twice about spraying their weeds, but what is  it like for someone with MCS? How do you learn to live with it and talk with your neighbors about the hazards? Read more

Finding a Healthy Place to Live

I have talked with people who have MCS who live all over the country and the places they have chosen to live are based on what works for them. I know people who live in Arizona and love it and another person who said she hated it, because she felt that the extreme heat caused everything to outgas to such high levels that it negatively impacted her health. I know others living in Washington State, who feel it's perfect, while others say the humidity and mold made them sick. The key is what works for you, not someone else.  Read more


Many people I know are struggling  with various issues; health, finances, relationships, children, or work. We all need encouragement now and then.

I  ran  across this piece as I was rummaging through my computer. It seemed appropriate to share. It is insprational, and offers valuable advice. I hope it encourages those who need it. Read more

Profound Love Healing Code

Getting over a chronic illness takes a lot of things; patience, time, consistency, persistence, prayer, a strong will, support, encouragement, a positive attitude and a host of other things. When protocols were taking longer than I thought they should and it seemed like I would never get better, it was prayer and the positive thoughts and energy of everyone around me that carried me through. Read more​

MCS & Safe Amalgam Removal

The first step was in finding a biological dentist who understood MCS and was willing to work with me. During the initial consultation, the dentist made an assessment of my situation and developed a plan on how we should proceed, based on my health and the amount of work that needed to be done. Read more

Plastic Bags

Have you made the switch from plastic bags to cloth or recycled bags? If you have THANKS!

If you haven't, take time to watch this video and see why you should. Read more

The Town of Allopath

Take a few minutes to enjoy this clever parody, written by Mike Adams, The Health Ranger. The moral of this video fable:  prevention is the answer, not the treatment of symptoms. Read more

The Inspiring Truth Behind Desperation

You've all heard the saying, "Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures". Throughout this illness and recovery, this was a lesson I learned all too well. The times were desperate, especially towards the end of 2006. I just seemed to be getting sicker every day, no one had answers, doctors hadn't a clue of what was going on with me or why. Read more


Ten Things to Look for in an MCS Doctor

After seeking out help for MCS what qualities shoulod you look for in an MCS doctor? Read more

20 Things I've Learned from MCS

Every experience in life, whether good or bad is an opportunity to learn about yourself and the choices you've made. It has been a long journey. When I look back at where I was , even six years ago and where I am now, I am amazed. The whole journey has been an opportunity to learn, grow, change and heal. Read more​

Air Fresheners & Healthcare Facilities

Air fresheners emit toxins into the air and are linked to numerous health issues, so why on earth are the used in hospitals, doctor's offices and public restrooms. Read more

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