Nourishing and Nurturing Part 3: Allergies and Sensitivities
Now and Then
Modern society suffers much from allergies and sensitivities. Some health professionals believe it plays a significant role in the onset of diseases.
We don’t eat what our ancestors used to. I just learned that 40 different pesticides and herbicides are allowed on organic crops. Combining three of them could cause cancer. Food is shipped to huge warehouses, where it is gassed and irradiated. It is often sent to yet another storehouse, where the process repeats. What are we eating? Hopefully, you have a garden or know a farmer who offers healthier alternatives.
We overeat sugar, which weakens the pancreas. That is linked to more severe allergic reactions.
Allergy and Sensitivity
What is an allergy? Dr. Cutler, D.C., defines an allergic reaction as being when “the immune system mistakenly identifies harmless substances as dangerous invaders and activates antibodies to defend the body.”
Many symptoms could be caused by food or environmental sensitivities. Symptoms that translate into agoraphobia, anxiety, arthritis, chronic coughs, depression, digestive problems, dizziness, eye irritation, fatigue, fearfulness, frequent colds, headaches, hyperactivity, learning disabilities, memory lapses, mental fogginess, muscle aches and pains, panic attacks, respiratory problems, sore throats, weight gain, and many more.
Allergic reactions can affect the body as well as the mind.
An allergy is usually very quickly determined. A bee stings you, and you need to go to the hospital. My daughter’s skin broke out with bloody pimples after she ate a broth with shrimps. My son’s ear ached after eating cheese. I could not eat dairy products while nursing one of my daughters, as she would get painful belly cramps.
Sensitivities are not that easy to determine. You may be able to eat foods for years, without any reaction. Suddenly, it happens. You feel bloated, thirsty, sleepy or hyperactive. Diarrhea and constipation are common. The accumulation has reached its apex.
When I ate some dairy products, my heart would skip beats a few hours later. I am gluten sensitive: my heart beats very slowly (around 35 beats per minute) about three days after eating cereal or bread. It can last for a few minutes or a few hours. I could not eat chicken which was fed wheat.
Many allergies and sensitivities can be mediated, even relieved, using homeopathy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), or Dr. Nambudripad’s N.A.E.T protocol (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique).
Let’s talk about Dr. Nambudripad. She is a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and registered nurse, and she holds a Ph.D. in nutrition. In spite of all her training, she was quite sick for many years, suffering from bronchitis, arthritis, brain fog, dizziness, constant aches and pains, and digestive problems. The only foods she was able to eat for three-and-a-half years were broccoli and white rice. Any other food made her faint.
As she was preparing dinner for her family, she ate some pieces of carrots. Before becoming unconscious, she used some of her acupuncture needles. Forty-five minutes later, she “re-surfaced,” feeling better than she had in months. What was different? She had fainted on a bunch of carrots while inserting the acupuncture needles.
Smart lady. She reasoned that having the carrots in her energy field when she had the acupuncture treatment balanced her body in relationship to carrots. The body was reprogrammed to accept carrots as being suitable for her energy system. She developed a whole protocol based on her findings.
Environmental and Emotional “Allergies”
I usually wake up full of enthusiasm and energy. For a couple of days, it was not the case. I felt tired and depressed. I could not drag myself out of bed. Thankfully, I was in the process of re-reading a manual on Advanced Allergies. “Anxiety and depression can be caused by detergent on clothing or bedding.” Two days before, I ran out of laundry detergent and used my daughter’s, a mistake I will not repeat.
A little boy of six was brought to the doctor for a severe reaction to broccoli, which is quite unusual. After talking with the parents, it was determined that his mind had connected “broccoli” with “death.” When he was two-years-old, neighbors had run over his puppy with their car. They brought the dead puppy in their arms, as the child was eating broccoli. The mind is not always logical.
We can be allergic or sensitive to foods, environmental toxins, pets (a cat allergy is often linked to feelings of abandonment, as the energy signatures are quite similar), detergent, newspapers (the news, the ink, or the paper used). We can even be allergic to people. I met a young man who felt suicidal around his aunt!
Before panicking at the diagnostic of a “severe” illness, make sure that you are not allergic or sensitive to some part of “modern living.”