After experiencing the misfortune of having to 'retire' from the job I loved, due to becoming medically unfit to fly, I became involved in scientific research for the campaign 'improve the quality of aircraft cabin air' and started to help Aerotoxic Syndrome and MCS sufferers to understand their ill-health. After a lot of trial and error my own health improved. Coming from a medical background working as a laboratory assistant for several years before I began my flying career, I decided to use that knowledge and combine it with naturopathy. A qualification as naturopath followed, including my favourite subject: herbalism. (other subjects: biofeedback, neuroelectro-anatomy).
In 2013 I founded the 'Aerotoxic Team' , followed by the 'Global Aerotoxic Team' in 2014 on Facebook working with partners worldwide. Aerotoxic Team is an associate member of GCAQE. I see this new webiste as the healthy sister of "Aerotoxic Team" - here I offer what I have learned, and share my experience from working for over 20 years in the complementary health arena, with which I regained much of my health.
In 2015/16 I published two books in two languages, in which I talk about my 'Aerotoxic' journey. It is not only part of my story with many colourful high-lights of my flying years, it also helps understand what actually causes Aerotoxic Syndrome. I provide guidance to help with the health issues aerotoxic victims suffer from, and many tips how to regain at least some well-being, which can be a long and painful process. My third book: "A Tomb in the Sky", is an update and revision of "The Air I Breathe - It's Classified" and I expect to publish it at the beginning of 2019.
I don't only write. I love art and have dabbled in oil-painting and a lot of pencil sketching since childhood. Nowadays my art work is becoming slightly more digitial since I am often asked to help with website designs and development. Due to being bi-lingual I also do quite a bit of translation work apart from translating my own publications.
I retreated from the modern world which has become increasingly saturated with chemical fumes everywhere, which is unhelpful in the quest trying to improve some of my health, and I now live in a beautiful, very secluded area in the Swiss Alps with my little dog 'Dolly'. From here I continue to support the Aerotoxic Syndrome campaign via computer and telephone.
I'd be delighted if you would join my Blog "It's in the Air we Breathe", to read and share articles and posts with friends and family, and of course also read an introduction to my book which can also be viewed and of course purchased worldwide on Amazon. Every sold book helps me a little toward maintaining the flow of information and the campaign for better air quality in aircraft.
Thank you so much.
yours, naturally ...
Suggested reading : My Final Curtain