It’s been over 10 years now, since the first signs of chemical sensitivity. It started with dizziness, light headedness, and headaches. 3 years later, after my husband was diagnosed with cancer and the death of my father, my condition was at its peak.
The dizziness became out of control. I was finding it hard to sleep, only 2 to 3 hours at a time, I would wake with nausea, pains through my whole body but worst of all the heart palpitations, shaking, and hearing voices, I thought I was going to die.
At one stage I could only eat boiled rice and banana without getting pains in my stomach. I couldn’t stand the smell of anything natural or chemical, especially cigarettes and perfume; I would get an instant headache, sometime a migraine. Some mornings I felt like someone had dropped a ton of cement on me.
Doctors had no idea what was going on, I was diagnosed with middle ear infections, some thought stroke, heart problems, low blood pressure (which I have had my whole life), menieres disease, Parkinson disease, and much more. Finally………. My sister mentioned chemical sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue, so I started my search.
I visited a doctor, who also had studied Nutritional Medicine, and he knew how to help. Removing all chemical base products from your life was the first step, sounds easy, but I was wrong.
Nearly everything in my home was related to chemicals in some way, it was in my food, water, on my skin and hair. All new clothes, sheets pillow cases, towels, Blankets, when I cooked the fumes made me ill . The more I looked the more I found, it was bizarre, I felt surrounded. The indoors was nearly as bad as the outdoors.
For the next couple of years I couldn’t go anywhere, mixing with people made me worse, due to the chemicals on their bodies. I still remember the dense smell of the video shop that I was so scared to spend too much time in. Any place that didn’t get fresh air on a regular basis was off limits to me.
Over the following 4 years my condition started to get better and I could feel myself starting to smile again.
I concentrated on changing my diet and working out my food sensitivities, which played such a huge part in my condition. I studied nutritional counselling and realized the strong relationship between what we put in our bodies, was not so different to what we put on our bodies.
Our skin is our largest organ and capable of absorbing 60% of what is put on it. With the changes I have now made to my life, including cutting chemicals were possible, diet and my everyday personal products, I have been able to enjoy life again.
So this is where it started, my new journey
I wanted to purchase all of my products from one place, I was getting products sent from everywhere, as I needed unscented and natural or organic (which were too expensive for me). After 18mths of research I now have my business, nature delivers.
I love what I do, I’m so passionate about living in a chemical free environment were possible.... I have now a wonderful following and can’t wait to see what my future holds.
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