This was written in May of this year (2016) as a late addition to the book I was still pretending to write. Like many people with Lyme, Steve developed first leaky gut syndrome, and then the cataclysmic allergies that tend to go with that. It’s partially the disease and partially the heavy load of oral … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Steve
The beginnings were mundane enough. One day, I just could no longer put cheese on my burgers. Cheese made me feel awful. Sweaty, hot, nervous, and itchy. Sometimes it made my breath short and my throat itchy. So I just quit asking for cheese on anything. I missed it, sure, but the cost was not … More A Slice of the Anaphylaxis Life
I recently began a part time/mostly volunteer job tutoring English students – grade 3-Collegiate…and what a ride it’s been. So far all of my students have been great people, and truly tolerant ones that try to work with me, my schedule, and my very iffy health. But there is no denying this – when it … More Tutoring with MCS
So here I am in an exaggerated straddle (deeply reminiscent of Tae Kwon Do’s horse stance) with my shoes slipping on the wet asphalt, my thigh muscles screaming in agony, and a bucket of piss between my legs. This is not going to end well. So yes, Day 13 of a “four hour” remodeling job … More The Mold Saga Continues….
People ask me about what the hardest part of living with insanely severe food and environmental allergies. Well, everything really, but one biggie is attempting to repair any household problem…and we recently discovered a big one. There was a shower head leak (ignored) that led to molding inside the shower wall. That mold could not … More Severe Allergies vs NO BATHROOM!
Everything Free Turkey Pot Pie I was craving comfort food the other day and so hit upon this recipe. This recipe is sugar, gluten, corn, soy, dairy and salt free. If you can add those things, feel free. You Will Need: Baking pan with deep sides Sharp Knife Mixing bowl (medium to large) Mixing bowl … More Everything Free Turkey Pot Pie
Since I travel a good deal of the Western NC and Upstate SC for medical reasons I decided it might be helpful to post a blog about places that were safe or unsafe for individuals with MCS. I intend to update it frequently. Fairfield Inn & Suites Anderson Clemson 117 Interstate Blvd, Anderson, SC This … More LIST: Dangerous places for MSC and Allergy Sufferes, WNC, Upstate SC
Things I Hate About My Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Food Allergies. Hot weather – I can’t wear shorts, sandals or flip flops. There is too much pesticide on the ground and too many pollutants in the air. In fact I sometimes have to wear long sleeves and boot on 90 degree days to protect my … More What I hate about MCS…a quick list blog
This is a full list of everything I cook with and some tips on deals. Obviously this list is tailored to my needs but I will put substitutions and other items at the bottom. I also cannot used any canned goods due to additives and also have to avoid herbs, seasonings, and most condiments … More My Every Day Ingredients List
Everything Free Chicken and Bean Soup GFSFDFSOYFCF What you will need: Chicken Red Beans An apple About two hours A sharp knife A baking pan A crock pot or pot with a tight lid Okay, yes. An apple. When I first saw this recipe, my reaction was “You’re joking, right?” But then I read more … More Everything Free Chicken and Bean Soup