Tag Archives: environmental medicine

We win some and we lose some, but we’re winning the fight!

Since the 1980s, doctors have been fighting over the legitimacy of environmentally linked conditions – Environmental Sensitivities/Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (ES/MCS), Fibromyalgia (FM) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). After years of  paddling upstream, the tides are now turning strongly in our … Continue reading

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Timely News!

On the eve of International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) I am happy to be the bearer of good news!

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One of many barriers for canaries.

This an example of how difficult it is for people with invisible disabilities to receive accommodations that are rightfully theirs. Last week in Mclean’s Magazine It took months of mediation between a student with invisible disabilities, York University and the … Continue reading

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Love is in the air – and what else?

Millions of couples get engaged on Valentine’s day. Five years ago, my son proposed. This year, my wife and I were invited to two weddings.  Love is certainly in the air. When couples enter into a committed relationship, the next … Continue reading

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The War Against Pollution

American President Barack Obama is trying to improve air quality and reduce global warming, and is feeling the heat. He wants to reduce the use of coal as an energy source. Archibishop Desmond Tutu recently had a helicopter tour above the oil sands region north of Fort McMurray. He expressed his concern about the environmental effects of the Alberta oil sands project and received a backlash from industry. Musician Neil Young has toured the same area. He has continued to speak out against the Alberta oil sands as well, and has been accused of ignorance, and of being insulting. Continue reading

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Play the Odds – Lower Risks for Newborns

In my first post, I wrote about a pattern that my colleagues and I have recognized in our patients with environmentally linked illnesses.   Over the years we have been seeing more children with that pattern which is either not being … Continue reading

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