A Common Problem
million was spent last year on allergy medications, many over-the-counter,
all of which give only short-term if any relief, are self-perpetuating,
i.e., the more you take them, the more you need, and usually have harmful
side effects. Allergies are now the 6th leading cause of chronic illness
in the USA, and over $10 billion is spent annually in the USA on their
people, including medical allergists, realize how widespread allergies
are, and how they cause or contribute to far more serious health problems,
physical and mental, than is generally believed. Perhaps 60% of the USA
population suffers from undetected food allergies alone. Common food
allergens include wheat flour products, cow's milk and milk products,
eggs, corn, rye, soy, tomato, potato, peanut, citrus, beef, pork,
shellfish, oranges, malt, chocolate, coffee and other caffeine products,
MSG, and aspartame products such as "NutraSweet," "Equal," "Spoonful,"
A number of researchers and
Medical Doctors are now considering that allergic factors may be
most illnesses and medical disorders. Many health problems can be
linked to undiagnosed allergic reactions that are weakening your immune system and allowing disease to attack.
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science suggests that every object on Earth, possesses a surrounding
electromagnetic energy field. When
your body comes in contact with a substance that has an incompatible
energy field, it reacts by repulsion causing a subsequent immune
response. This negative reaction is what we call an "allergy". An
allergy can be a hereditary condition, or may be influenced by
toxins, pollens, dust, molds, chemicals, stress, nutritional
deficiencies, malabsorption disorders, and even radiation from
common electronic devices.
Within the past
20 years some clinical ecologists (mostly more holistic MDs) and natural
health practitioners have redefined allergy as a disturbance of the body's
natural flow and balance of meridian energy from exposure to even a
very small amount of a particular substance or radiation. By this
definition, in addition to obvious allergies and environmental
sensitivities, there may be hidden allergies, which a medical doctor might
ignore because of the absence of pathology or symptoms like those above. Both obvious and hidden allergies appear to
stress organs and tissues, and may lead to "disease."
A primary cause of allergies is an impaired immune
system. This comes about because of the toxic overload from pesticides,
heavy metals, food additives, many medications (especially antibiotics,
tranquilizers and antidepressants, corticosteroids, birth control pills,
hormone replacement pills), and especially for infants and children
repeated vaccinations and immunizations. Other major causes include poor
diets with resulting nutritional deficiencies, forms of dysbiosis
(abnormal organisms, often in the gut, especially "candida" and
parasites), eating the same foods repetitively (e.g., eating wheat breads
every day encourages a wheat allergy and or gluten intolerance), "leaky gut syndrome" (excessive
permeability of the gastrointestinal tract from dysbiosis, poor digestion,
over-consumption of alcohol, etc.), excessive emotional stress, etc.
Allergies and addictions are closely related. E.g., coffee is a common
addictive allergen, and if a person is allergic to coffee, although they
won't often sneeze or break into a rash when they drink coffee, hours
after the coffee consumption they are likely to experience a headache or
low energy if they refrain from another cup--most people will drink coffee
regularly to get relief from their symptoms without being aware that it is
the coffee that is causing them.
Kinesiology and Food Allergy
Applied Kinesiology or
Autonomic Response Testing offers a simple, effective way to help identify food
intolerances. Kinesiology is based on the scientific
understanding that the body is a bio-electrical system and is continually
in communication with each of its 600+ muscles; in fact it recognizes that
there are connections between muscles, organs, and the Chinese meridian
system. If an organ or other reflex is electrically in balance, the muscle remains strong
when a stimulus is applied. If a muscle is out of balance, the muscle will
become weak in the presence of an applied stimulus, such as when a
practitioner applies a consistent force on a muscle in order to observe
the body’s response.
kinesiology or Autonomic Response Testing (ART) is a useful
for uncovering food allergies and or intolerances because it
the body's bio-electrical pathways or meridians.
The concept of
energy or chi
flowing in body pathways known as meridians is the basis of ancient and
much modern oriental medicine, including acupuncture and what
has come to be called "energy medicine" or "vibrational medicine," as
described for example in the excellent 1995 book, "Vibrational Medicine,"
by Richard Gerber, MD. Although many USA MDs continue to deny the reality
of meridians, there is ample evidence of their physical existence (they
are very tiny ducts in which a clear colorless fluid slowly flows,
completely independent of the blood and lymph circulatory systems).
Muscle testing, therefore, is a very efficient system
of obtaining feedback in order to examine the current electrical status of
the body. By applying a degree of pressure to a large muscle, such as the
deltoid muscle in the arm/shoulder, it is possible to obtain reliable information
relating to energy blockages, the health of organs, nutritional needs, and
in identifying food allergies and or intolerances.
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