Children and adults with food allergies experience a wide variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, headaches, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, eczema, muscle pain, runny noses, asthma, attention problems and behavioral problems. Many feel these allergies disappear as a child matures to adulthood, but in reality they do not. Often, some of the acute symptoms lessen over time, but the allergy becomes chronic or hidden, and has the potential of causing developmental or functional problems and persistent maladies.
Twenty-five percent of adults believe they have food allergies but conventional medicine claims that only one or two percent are actual allergy sufferers. Those who do not have allergies, according to the limited definition of mainstream medicine, have what is usually called a food intolerance, which can be equally uncomfortable. The difference is that a genuine food allergy is caused by antibodies that can be identified by blood testing, whereas, food intolerance or a sensitivity encompasses many illnesses caused by food. Food intolerance does not register with conventional allergy tests, although it can be measured using Muscle Testing (MRT). (To learn what MRT is, click here)
Conventional medicine has no cure for food allergies, except strict avoidance of the allergens. The Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) approach is an efficient, effective, and permanent method of allergy desensitization.
However, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison,” wrote Lucretius, the Roman poet and philosopher. About allergies, no truer words were ever spoken. Allergy is a very individual disease. By definition, it has to do with the way you interact with a particular food or your environment. And, your allergy could have a broad range of symptoms.
When an individual’s body cannot accept the intrusion of a factor in the environment, illness occurs, often in the form of chronic disorders involving several body systems. For example, an allergy to milk, may make you nauseous at first. This would be a gastrointestinal reaction. Then, later, you may become very fatigued, which may be due to reactions in the brain and the central nervous system.
Allergies can produce symptoms so complex and varied that sufferers can be diagnosed as neurotic. Allergies can even cause behavior that may be diagnosed as psychotic or ADD or ADHD. Unfortunately, many sufferers are unaware of their symptoms’ underlying cause, and many physicians, including the allergists, are equally in the dark because they have been trained to recognize only certain types of reactions as allergic. NAET practitioners use the MRT (Muscle Response Testing) in order to get an accurate ‘reading’.
Some of the most common symptoms experienced by those sensitive to a food, chemical or other substances are:
- Chronic fatigue
- Rapid mood swings
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle aches and joint pains
For this reason, allergy has been called ‘the great masquerader’. It’s a shame that the cause of so much suffering should go unrecognized and hence untreated. Fortunately, today there is a new breed of physician who has broadened the definition of allergy.
Today, progressive NAET practitioners have successfully employed this protocol, which totally eliminates allergies. Because of their work, many previously unrecognized allergy sufferers are being successfully diagnosed and treated.