My Recovery Story


My name is Dan Ross. I was afflicted with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, low testosterone/DHEA/thyroid hormones, brain damage, heavy metal toxicity, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), potentially lethal constipation (slow motility), and severe sensitivities and allergies to foods, pollen, mold, herbs, and spices. These health issues were all diagnosed by physicians. The only undiagnosed condition was an itching disorder with skin rash that sixteen skin specialists from UCLA Hospital could not understand, even with a biopsy. I had this insane itching disorder for two and a half years.

danchest-253x300I was sick with MCS 95% of the time – with headaches, nausea, and extreme weakness when exposed to triggers. I lived totally isolated from human contact except on rare occasions when family came over to see my mom. I would get major anxiety and flu-like symptoms when they came over, because of the chemical products they used and their unwillingness to accommodate my illness. My mother was the only one who would live chemical free for me. She took care of me – I needed assistance because of all the combined problems.

How did things get this bad? My health took a brutal turn for the worse around the year 2005. I was depressed and had major stress from an ugly divorce, major neck injury that required epidurals and many physical therapy sessions, a long time back problem that worsened, business gone bad, financial problems that led to my moving in with my mother, beginning – and three months later, ending – a new relationship, functional alcoholism, and addiction to pain killers – for openers. A few years later after all of these stressful circumstances accumulated, I started to get bizarre pains all over my body. Around this same time I lived in two homes that had mold.

While all this was occurring, I moved many times to find a safe house or room. It was extremely difficult at best. I was sick most of the time in all the places I stayed. Thanks to Annie Hopper’s Dynamic Neural Retraining System™ (DNRS), I was only afflicted with these diseases for five years. I was obsessed with obtaining good health.


Before finding the DNRS program, I tried everything under the sun in the way of treatment and health aids. I spent my whole life savings, over $450,000, and lost my home. I was homeless for about one and a half years on and off. I lost 98% of my friends and family, no phone calls from friends and very few from family – as many with environmental illness experience. I went back and forth to Mexico, for about four months, for stem cell therapy. It was a nightmare and only worked for a while, with limited results.

I then ended up going to Dallas for treatment by a renowned Environmental MD. Between mold and EMF exposures where I was staying and severe reactions to the provocation-neutralization shots I was given, I ended up getting much sicker, getting down to 119 pounds at my worst (I am six feet tall). I attempted suicide two times there and four times afterwords within a three year time period. That is how bad things got. But the good Lord had other plans for me!

I moved back in with my mother and she did what she could to make an MCS-safe home for me. My EMF sensitivity was so bad, I couldn’t use a TV remote, flashlight, or a computer without getting “zapped,” (as we called it). After getting an EMF exposure I would have to ground myself. Unfortunately the house I lived in had no ground. I would literally have to go hug a tree, go down to the park, or find a strip of grass and go barefoot to ground myself for a half hour or so.

Things continued to decline but I was able to gain some weight and resume my quest for healing, trying many modalities over the next few years. I finally found Annie Hopper’s DNRS program, which turned out to be the answer I had been searching for. After years of living together so she could take care of me, my mother finally was able to move back in with my sister just a few months ago.

Here I am now, fully recovered from all my health issues except for rheumatoid arthritis. I am so grateful for this miracle of recovery.


I officially started the DNRS program in early March of 2014. To support my retraining, I also incorporated yoga, dance, meditation, and a bike ride first thing in the morning.

After several weeks on the program, I noticed on my bike ride that my seasonal pollen allergies were not bothering me. Last year at this time, in spring, I couldn’t be without a mask and I had headaches and extreme weakness from all the molds, pollens, trees and so on. On my bike rides in the morning now I smell many flowers along the way and even bring some home.


About two and a half months into DNRS my MCS was completely gone. I was starting to feel normal again! Once I conquered the outside allergies without even focusing on them, my confidence and positive attitude exploded.

My EMF sensitivity completely resolved six months into retraining. The program takes you through a journey of new thinking, challenges, positive thinking, love, fellowship, serenity, faith and hope. I would not do Annie’s DNRS program justice by trying to describe it here with my words. I recommend you read the testimonies and visit her website. It could save your life, like it did mine.

I am seeing life through a new set of eyes. I am very grateful for every minute I am awake. I can eat anything I want now. I was on a four day rotation diet and always sick from something I ate. The food allergies and my potentially lethal constipation were my biggest challenges. Part of the program involves incremental exposure challenges. Ninety five percent of the time when challenging myself with foods there would be no reaction. With each food I gained, I became more positive and confident.

In approximately five months I went from a disability of only being able to walk 1/2 a block, to playing basketball, tennis, golf and deep sea fishing. I have been exposed to asphalt, fresh paint, heavy perfume, funerals, sports bars, family get-togethers – and nothing bothers me! I have forgiven my family and we all get together regularly. It’s great to have my family and life back. Way better than before. I am as happy now as any time in the past. No more depression or anxiety. I live by myself now, 3 miles from Laguna Beach in California. I am giving back by inspiring people with my recovery story.