I’m Allergic to Glycols. Should I Avoid Ethylene Oxide?

This came up a little while ago in my comments section on another post. It was mentioned that things treated with ethylene oxide should be avoided by people with glycol allergies. Specifically the claim was made that ethylene oxide was used to sterilize spices, and thus spices should be avoided. I thought I’d investigate this […]


What is Homeopathy and How Does It Work?

Homeopathy is medication by extremely dilute quantities of toxic substances. The idea is that an ailment can be effectively treated by a substance that causes that symptom to occur in a healthy individual. In homeopathic theory, the more dilute the substance, the more potent the effect. Some homeopathic remedies (ones considered the most potent) are […]


Is Wheat Safe?

I’ve had to very closely examine my diet over the past while. I knew that wheat and oats caused me digestive problems, but I figured I was imagining things or that the problem was in other ingredients used with the wheat and oats. I’ve found propylene glycol in the most unexpected places, but one of […]


Anniversary of Rock Bottom

Today almost exactly marks the anniversary of a very low point in my life. It was two years ago yesterday that I visited a hospital emergency room in a plea for some medical assistance. I had been suffering with the symptoms of my allergies steadily growing worse for two years, not having a clue what […]


Family Day

Today is Family Day! In honour of Family Day, we will be spending time with our family. We will return on Friday.


Weight Loss and Allergy Flares

As you may remember, I was feeling rather ill early in the week. I’ve had a nasty cold since last Friday, in which my throat was on fire and coughing was a killer. One day I drank apple cider vinegar and raw honey all day [Homemade Cough Syrup and Other Remedies], the next I decided […]


Propylene Glycol (PG)/Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Myths

Readers of my blog have no doubt noticed that I’ve focused a lot on glycol-based molecules recently. My expanding allergic symptoms to those particular chemicals have prompted me to have to learn a lot more about them, and this is the result. Rest assured that there will be more areas of focus than just propylene […]


Today’s Post

Due to illness, today’s blog post will be delayed until later in the Wednesday this week. Please bear with us – we’ll be back soon. Default to Nature


The New Normal

It’s an interesting conundrum: When you’ve started to remove allergens and experience relief from symptoms, how do you know when your body is functioning normally again? How do you know when your body is experiencing no more allergy symptoms? If you’re anything like me or the people whose stories I’ve read, you suffered from allergy […]


How I Became Allergic to Natural and Artificial Flavours (and Colours)

Just over a year ago, an allergist gave me a patch test that changed my life. Those chemical-filled patches taped all over my back helped him to identify five contact allergens that answered a lot of questions about why I had been feeling so awful, inside and out. A year later I am still learning […]