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Under The Microscope

Thursday 27 September 2018


From US news outlet MV Times:


Dr Lisa Nagy
Nagy goes over the results of Jill's screening,
explaining the tests in further detail.
(Screenshot from "Afflicted.")

Under the microscope

Netflix series ‘Afflicted’ features Island doctor.

By Lucas Thors
September 26, 2018

© Copyright 2018 The Martha's Vineyard Times

Dr. Lisa Nagy was recently featured in a 2018 Netflix docuseries ["Afflicted"] that delves into the world of undiagnosed diseases and chronic illnesses with no determinable cause.

One of the participants in the series, Jill, is plagued with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), or environmental illness, characterized by a broad range of symptoms like headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, muscle pain, and skin rash. Jill seems to have an extreme version that has made her especially sick, and her partner Janine suffers from the same condition.

There are seven episodes available on Netflix from the first season, but no word on whether there will be subsequent seasons.

According to Nagy, environmental illness is caused by the body being flooded with toxic substances we encounter in our daily lives. One of the most impactful of these substances is mold, she said.


“Afflicted” has seen its fair share of backlash from viewers and participants who believe the show manipulated interviews and used selective editing to shape a controlled narrative that is more befitting a reality television show than a documentary.


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