Environmental & Chemical Sensitivities
What causes allergies and chemical sensitivities?
Over the last decade, important breakthroughs have occurred in the
identification and treatment of allergies. Dr. Robert Gardner, Ph.D.
professor of nutrition at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah),
discovered that specific key chemical agents cause allergic reactions
including hayfever. These naturally occurring chemical agents called
"phenolic" (aromatic) compounds, are regularly found throughout
our environment in thousands of items including most foods, pollen and
Our clinic can now identify and isolate these phenolics,
then neutralize the allergic effects homeopathically with gentle, painless natural methods
thus helping to desensitize the allergy.
Think of it! People no longer have to restrict their diets
(unless these foods will provoke severe reactions) and no longer need
"allergy shots"! A list of phenolic compounds and the common
foods with which they are associated are included in Appendix B.
What is the relationship between allergies and
Many forms of asthma are caused by allergic reactions from both airborne
phenolic compounds and those found in foods. Asthmatic individuals can be
helped in the same way as others suffering from allergies. Airborne
phenolic compounds are often found in pollen, tobacco smoke, house dust,
air pollution, kapok, wool, feathers, animal hair or dander, building
materials, furniture stuffing, cottonseed, and chemical odors. Some
examples of foods that are most likely to be factors associated with
asthma are those eaten daily such as wheat, eggs, chocolate, corn, peanut
butter, citrus fruits, potatoes and tomatoes. We have helped many people
suffering from asthma by first testing for those phenolics and other
agents that can cause or contribute to asthma. We then screen and treat
allergies, if indicated, utilizing our clinics' painless techniques. This
treatment also helps strengthen the immune system.
Do I have to restrict my diet to avoid allergies?
Not usually. Since phenolics are found in so many foods and other
materials, it would be virtually impossible through dietary restrictions
to avoid the phenolics causing the reactions. For instance, one of the
phenolics, gallic acid, occurs in about 70% of the foods we eat!
Restricting a persons diet or giving injections of whole food extracts in
an attempt to avoid this compound seems impractical in light of these
However, there is a small, select group of people that are
critically sensitive to some foods and should still avoid those items.
These people require special therapeutic programs and instructions.
Why should I have allergies and feel tired even if I
eat only "good foods"?
The fact that a person eats only "good foods" or even
"health foods" may have little to do with whether or not they
suffer from allergies. Phenolic compounds occur in "good" foods
as well as those items commonly thought of as "junk" foods.
The solution is to strengthen the body's immune system
by neutralizing and desensitizing phenolic compounds within the foods, NOT
by avoiding the foods themselves!
What are some of the symptoms of allergies?
Allergies affect people in differing degrees. In fact, many people suffer
the effects of allergies but often don't recognize that their problems are
related to an allergy! In the course of treating allergies, the patient is
often quickly benefitted by being relieved of symptoms (such as fatigue)
that was not originally associated with the allergy. For example, Dr.
Abram Ber, M.D. has found that sensitivity to gallic acid contributes to
chronic lower back pain, nasal congestion and fatigue.
Furthermore, many other problems such as depression,
bedwetting, hayfever, headaches, stomach and intestinal disorders and skin
problems have been helped by phenolic neutralization.
Remember, the body is a very complex system. Relief from a
stressful condition (such as an allergy) can very easily relieve stress in
other parts of the body. In severe cases, it is like removing a crushing
pressure from the body which has been held in a "vice-grip" for
Are there ways I can tell if I or someone in my
family, especially my child. has an allergy? Many of the symptoms
of allergies in children are similar to allergies in adults. Doris J.
Rapp, M.D. has reported that some children with allergies show black, blue
or red circles under the eyes (called allergic shiners) which appear after
a person gets near or eats something to which they are allergic. Another
clue is bags under the eyes. Some children have puffiness directly below
the eyes and others also have little bags below the outer edge of each
eye. Deep creases or wrinkles under the eyes are typical of persons with
an allergy. 
Allergies to foods and chemicals are also linked to
learning disabilities, hyperactivity and behavioral problems in children
How can allergies be treated painlessly?
Physicians using the homeopathic phenolic neutralization and desensitization
techniques utilize advances in technology to help hundreds of people
overcome their allergy problems. The use of painless, non-injection methods
of diagnosing and treating allergies is the most effective method we have
These methods have been especially welcomed by parents
with children who have suffered from a fear of needles and the discomfort
of skin reactions, nausea and other unpleasant reactions caused by
conventional provocative allergy testing.
Some Possible Common Signs, Symptoms
and Conditions Related to Hidden Food,
Chemical and Environmental Allergies
(These symptoms, like those of Candida infection, require the expertise
of a physician to diagnose their exact cause. It should be emphasized
that many illnesses and disease conditions have identical symptoms.)
Acid indigestion Ear drainage Poor coordination
Acne and pimples Earache Poor memory
Aggressive behavior Eczema Poor concentration
Anxiety Epilepsy Psoriasis
Arthritis Faintness Rapid heart rate
Asthma Fear Rashes
Back pain Frequent colds and Rectal itching
Bad breath sore throats Restlessness
Bed wetting "Fullness" in head Ringing in the ears
Bleeding gums Hair Loss Runny, stuffy or
Brain allergies Hallucinations bloody nose
Bronchitis Hayfever Seizures
Canker sores Headache Sinus congestion
Chronic cough Hearing loss Sluggish in morning
Chronic fatigue Heart palpitations Slurred speech
Cold hands and feet Heartburn Sneezing
Compulsive behavior Hives Sore tongue
Compulsive eating Hormonal imbalances Sore throat
Confusion Hyperactivity Stiffness
Constipation Hypoglycemia Stomach ache
Cracked lips Inability to concentrate Stuttering
Cramps Insomnia Sugar Cravings
Crying Irritability Swelling of the hands,
Dandruff Joint aches and pains feet or ankles
Dark circles under the Learning disabilities Swelling around eyes
eyes Loose teeth Swollen lips
Daydreaming Low blood pressure Ulcers
Depressed or excessive Lowered resistance to Underweight
sexual drive infections Urinary pain
Depression Mental lethargy Vomiting
Desire for tobacco or Motion sickness Weakness
alcohol Muscle spasms
Diarhhea Muscle aches and pains
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