Interview with Author, Kathryn Treat: Part I

Hi guys, I’m happy to share with you my first published interview: ‘New Beginnings—No Turning Back’, an interview with Kathryn Treat, author of Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage and Hope. It appeared in the December issue of  AESSRA’s Sensitivity Matters Magazine. Sadly, as some of you may already know (and I’m sorry to tell you this if you don’t know already), Treat passed away last December from a stroke. I don’t know if it was related to her illness but I do know she courageously battled and came out on top of a chronic health condition that caused her to be chemically sensitive to moulds and other known chemical irritants. And she managed it all exceedingly well. Her life, and the way she lived it, is an inspiration for us all.

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Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

MCS Doctor Visit: Medical Resources for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity & Mold Allergies

While researching for an article on Gupta and Hamster Brain Re-training, I came across this YouTube clip, ‘MCS Doctor Visit! (1) (Medical Resources for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity & Mold Allergies)’ by Tasha Lee. I love that she’s sharing information from her visit to the doctor with a bunch of strangers on the net. She’s beautiful, and obviously knows there are people who perhaps can’t afford a doctor’s visit, and could benefit in the sharing of the outcome of hers. (I’ve noticed around 25 personal blogs and sites pop up in the last 12 months; however, even some YouTube clips. (This could mean that more people are becoming sensitive to chemicals or it could just mean more people are willing to talk about it on the internet.) I like the personal elements relating to recovery that we share: what works; what doesn’t. Our humour. Information on doctors, research, news, articles. There’s so much we can put out there that could potentially help others. It’s awesome!)

Meet Tasha Lee:

Vitamin D, and Zinc are definitely supplements people like us may need. Without vitamin D, anyone who has an illness or weakened immune system will find it difficult to recover.

Part II of Tasha’s vlog about her doctor’s visit:

I wonder how many people, besides me, sit around on the days they are not well just googling ‘MCS’, ‘Symptoms of chemical sensitivity’, ‘cure for chemical sensitivity’, ‘help for chemical sensitivity’. I’ve done a lot of that. And the answers were not always helpful. And sometimes, they were damn right depressing. One of the most helpful blogs I found was Kathryn Treat’s, Allergictolifemybattle, what’s helpul about her site, and something I cherish, is that she shared what worked for her. And that’s precious information for a sick person to come across. It holds hope. And when we share hope, that is a beautiful act of courage. So, yeah, I’m finding Tasha Lee beautiful right now.

(Other exceedingly helpful elements in my life right now are Dr Grace Ziem’s Neural Protocol (which is what I am doing at the moment), and taking Glutathione.)

In the vlog, below, Tasha shares reflections on the “Quality of Life that I’ve had in recent days”. :) Tasha is living in her truck next to the fresh sea air in Florida. I’ve been watching her vlogs for a while, now. I’ve seen her living in a mouldy home, and now living in fresh air near the sea. She obviously knows what’s best for her body, and she’s giving it just that!

More from Tasha

Fruitful Healthy Living: http://www.TashaLee.org
Fruitarian Diabetic: http://www.FruitarianDiabetic.com

If you would like to help support Tasha in living a healthful lifestyle, or you’d like to get help living a healthful lifestyle yourself, you can buy her book Healing Diabetes with Fruit: Ex-Type 2s on a Fruit-Based Diet

Cheers

Miche

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

Trailer for Allergic to Life

Today, I found out (through a new blog I’m now following: Meeka’s Mind), that there is a an actual trailer for author, Kathryn Treat’s book, Allergic to Life: my battle for survival, courage and hope, and it’s on YouTube! This is exciting for me as I’ve followed Kathryn since my health was set back from living in a mouldy house in 2012; luckily, I’ve made some progress and I’m on my way to recovery, but along this (the most horrid part of my life so far!) pathway out of here, she has been a beacon of hope. Hope of what is possible!

So yes, I’m proud and chuffed to see Kathryn on YouTube!

Last year, at Uni (2013), I studied my second class on interview skills: and I’ve just finished an certain interview that seems to have taken an eternity to write! (Since that class!) But as Kathryn recently said to me: “Everything happens when it’s meant to.” Now, this interview is with one of my favourite authors; but I’ll leave it up to you to guess which one… Ergo, I’ve just submitted it for publication with AESSRA‘s Sensitivity Matters, Australia’s Allergy organisation. Wish me luck on getting published, xx.

More from AESSRA’s website:

“AESSRA’s quarterly magazine, Sensitivity Matters, contains information on toxic chemicals and allergens, useful products, news of local and overseas research, book reviews, recipes and suggestions for dealing with allergies and sensitivities at home, school, work and in other situations. Recent issues have included articles on:

  • Applying for MCS-friendly public housing

  • Treating MCS with dextromethorphan

  • Coping with emergency accommodation

  • A Tasmanian holiday with MCS

  • House-hunting tips

  • NICNAS/OCSEH MCS Review

  • Health effects of pesticides, fragrance, traffic pollution, bisphenol A, cigarette and wood smoke Back issues are available to members.”

You can download the membership form and join AESSRA, here

You can follow Kathryn on her YouTube channel, here

Follow her Blog: Allergictolifemybattle, here

Visit her website, here

Twitter, here

Or buy her book, here: Allergic To Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope

 

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

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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