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The Letter from my Treating Allergist and Immunologist in Regards to Building a Safe Home

This is a copy of my doctor's letter written specifically for my situation so that I can get help from tradespeople and product manufactures while building a home safe enough … Continue reading

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Virtual Eco-House Tour

All readers welcome to my home: My safe, allergy-free and eco-friendly home. Ready for the tour we promised? Take your shoes off. Only socks or Japanese slippers … Continue reading

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Part I: An Allergy-Free, Eco-Friendly Kitchen

This is the first post in ‘An Allergy-Free, Eco-Friendly Kitchen’ series. And to save you reading it all at once, I’ve broken up this one long post into handy bit-sized … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Slab Moisture Ingress

Slab moisture ingress can cause indoor mould growth because it not only adds moisture and humidity to the indoor air environment but it can also cause the house to act as a … Continue reading

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KLM Plumbing

Meet Kale, our plumber for the project Build an Eco-Friendly, Allergy-free House. Kale has his own business, KLM Plumbing, based in the Bellarine/Surf Coast region of … Continue reading

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Building Products/Tradespeople Reviews

Hey there! Just a short post to let you know that all the services and building products I use that work out for me and don't impact on my health will be reviewed on this … Continue reading

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Modakboard

Modakboard as Plaster Walling In an attempt to Build an Eco-friendly, Allergy-free House, we have extensively tested a batch of Magnesium Oxide (MgO) board to use as flooring … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Hippy But… I’ve got a composting toilet!

Because my boyfriend and I are in the process of building an eco-friendly, allergy-free house (aka Freedom), with people working on site and all, we realised we needed a … Continue reading

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How to Begin Building a House… with Ganesha

We bought our block, out on the Surf Coast of Victoria, Australia, back in 2011. In 2012 we engaged the services of EcoDesigner and Draftsperson, Quin Wyatt, hoping he … Continue reading

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Featured Books

Allergic to Life

Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope by Kathryn Chastain Treat My rating: 5 of 5 stars Not only is Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope a wonderful resource and reference … [Read More...]

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A Yogic Life

Music: All is fair in love and war (Oriah original)

All is fair in love and war ~ an original Oriah song One of my favourite Yogis just took the brave step of following her dream; and she made a video encouraging others to follow there's. Here she is with the first … [Read More...]

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MCS Life Hacks

How to Seal a Whole House with Foil

My last post was about The Many Varied and Delightful Uses for Foil. One of the listicle points was about sealing the floor and fittings with aluminium foil to make the place liveable. For example: The sea-side rental … [Read More...]

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Latest Research on MCS/ES

Pubmed: Reliable biomarkers for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Electrohypersensitivity

From Pubmed: Reliable disease biomarkers characterizing and identifying electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as two etiopathogenic aspects of a unique pathological disorder. Belpomme D, Campagnac … [Read More...]

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Choose Friendships Over Fragrances

Often, asking someone to forgo using his or her fragrance products (such as perfume, aftershave, washing powder, or hairspray) can be awkward. You just don't know how that person will react. I've had all sorts of responses, from kind acceptance of my request, to utter outrage—stemming from their … [Read more]

Bras for Chemically Sensitive People

This post, on bras for people who're sensitive to chemicals, starts with conventional bras through to organic. I've yet to find an organic bra that I'm comfortable wearing everyday; so it's been a matter of them being non-chemically odorous, bright in colour, pretty, durable and supportive, and in that order, to fit my taste. As soon as I find a bra that fits this criteria I … [Read More]

What it’s Like to Wear a Mask, Part II (9.2 years later)

There are some people who need to wear a mask over their face to help them try to avoid symptoms bought on by breathing in allergens they are allergic to. There are other people who do the same because they have become sensitised to some/or all of the chemical ingredients in fragrances. And, more controversially so, there are people who wear one because they have become … [Read More...]

Proof Paleo Diet Makes you Overweight

(Warning this post might use adult language to discuss adult topics.) In the last post, 'Where is the Love', we touched on the real-world scenario of testing on animals, thinking it will help humans; now I bring you an epic fail, to say the least: testing a dairy and meat-based diet on naturally vegan animals, mice. (No, I certainly did not find this in Cracked.com; and I'm … [Read More...]

Greenpeace

Détournement, Coca-Cola, Greenpeace and More Dead Birds on the Sand

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act ~ George Orwell In the book, Beautiful Trouble: A Cookbook for a Revolution, one tactic used to re-appropriate common cultural artefacts … [Read More...]

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Information, products and views presented by guest bloggers @The Labyrinth are not necessarily the same as those held by this blog's author, Michellina van Loder. Reviews are my own personal opinions (unless stated otherwise); and satire is used throughout personal posts. Any health topics discussed are not to be taken as medical advice. Seek out medical attention if needed and do your own research; however, you're welcome to use mine as a start.
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