Most of my life my health has suffered from chronic illness. I have Hashimoto’s, which is an autoimmune disorder in which my body attacks my immune system leading me to decreased thyroid function. I also have undiagnosed chronic fatigue. My experiences eliminating my painful and frequent migraine headaches taught me to look beyond medications to treat my symptoms. In fact, they were caused by mercury either from my old teeth amalgams or mercury in the environment. In this section, I write about my own health experiences, how public health is linked to the environment, and what we can do to advocate for ourselves. I am not a doctor and my experiences are only to provide you information only.