Author Archive: Catherine McIver

DNRS: A doctor’s comments about which patients benefit from it

On the DNRS website, Annie Hopper has some quotes from doctors, including one from Dr. William Shrader MD: “Annie Hopper’s program, which addresses the limbic system “engrained memory” aspect of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and many other conditions, is the only way I’ve found for some patients to get out of their illnesses. Physical treatment is …

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DNRS, EHS and anxiety/OCD

Jeromy Johnson, a safe technology advocate, recently commented on DNRS as treatment for EHS. In reply to an enthusiastic comment about DNRS on his website he said, I just want to add that I know dozens of people who have done this program. Some have really benefited (80-90% recovery) and others have not. The program …

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Eighteen months of Gupta Amygdala Retraining™

Some “brain retraining for MCS” devotees have criticised me for daring to say anything negative about the DNRS and Gupta programs without having done them myself. So here is a comment from someone with MCS who tried the Gupta program: Doing the Gupta Amygdala Retraining (affiliate), for 18 months under the supervision of a mental …

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Thinking yourself sicker

The author of the blog The Dainty Peach was eventually diagnosed with a congenital bowel condition completely unrelated to food and chemical sensitivities. Had doctors diagnosed it earlier she maybe she wouldn’t have suffered so much from anxiety or wondered if she had MCS at all. On 4 September 2011 she wrote: I was researching …

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Treating MCS: What really works

(This article first appeared in Sensitivity Matters December 2003, so it doesn’t include treatments that have been developed since then, most notably Martin Pall’s protocol.) The September 2003 Environmental Health Perspectives contained an study by Pamela Reed Gibson about the perceived effectiveness of various conventional and alternative therapies tried by 917 people with MCS contacted through …

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Obsessive fragrance wearers

Asking people to refrain from wearing fragrance around you because it gives you asthma, headaches or other symptoms should be simple. It often is, but some people are extremely difficult about it. If you’ve ever thought some people were irrational about their fragranced products you’re not wrong.  There are those who are literally obsessed with …

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DNRS, obsessive compulsive disorder and MCS

Annie Hopper, who “has years of experience as a Core Belief Counsellor, Life Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Keynote Speaker, Newspaper Columnist and featured guest as an Emotional Wellness Expert on talk radio” now calls herself “a Limbic System Retraining and Rehabilitation Specialist.” She developed the Dynamic Neural Retraining System™ (DNRS). The DNRS website claims that “Limbic …

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Autism, chemical sensitivity and Environmental Medicine

  (This article first appeared in Sensitivity Matters September 2015) A new study has found that mothers with chemical intolerances were three times more likely than other women to have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 2.3 times more likely attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is good to see this study in …

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Gupta Amygdala Retraining™ really is just anxiety treatment

  Ashok Gupta’s “Which tools to use when?” (see gupta-nov-2013-newsletter) is about when to use the various Gupta Amygdala Retraining™ techniques. It is 1,374 words long and this is the number of times the following words appear: Anxiety 4 Anxious 1 Fear 1 Worries 6 Worrying 3 Worry 1 Here are some examples:

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Who benefits from “brain retraining for MCS”?

  Three years ago I wrote a list of possible explanations for the improvements that some people have reported from “brain retraining for MCS”. In July that year Julie Genser wrote about thirteen “brain retraining success stories”, so I thought it would be interesting to look at the available information and see if any of …

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