Here you are, and
it is your third day in filtered air. You might be able to see some
improvement. This improvement in symptoms can be
a teaching tool for you. You are establishing a routine and you are gaining
a great deal of knowledge about your health and how the environment affects
you. You might
be asking yourself questions like:
- This routine is very
challenging. Can I do too much in one day?
- What is a realistic time
frame for accomplishing my treatment goals?
- Am I staying within my
The staff is prepared
to help you answer these questions.
Day 3 continues
testing of foods. If you are food sensitive the testing goal is to have
24-30 non-reactive foods. Non-reactive foods are foods to which you show no
skin or symptom response when testing. It is a good time after food testing to set up your rotation diet
and vitamin/mineral therapy program. Understanding how to rotate your foods is a vital part of your
diet? Many people have one or more food sensitivities. The
difficulty of dealing with food sensitivity has been tremendously increased by the modern-day trend
toward commercial truck farming and factory processed foods.
Forty or fifty years ago farmers grew their food without
insecticides, herbicides, and other such chemicals. Today, theses are known as
less-chemically contaminated foods. People did most of their own canning and preserving.
They also made their own cakes and puddings, sauces, soups, catsup mayonnaise, and ice
cream from "scratch. " Now most of these products are bought ready-made, and the
public is to a large extent ignorant of the contents of the food they are eating. It is
only within recent years that the actual ingredients of these factory processed foods has been
shown on the package labels. Even now not all labels are explicit.
There is great variability and availability of brand name
foods. It is important everyone search out those foods to which they are not
sensitive. There is no such thing as a universally safe food. Any "health" food, "organic" food, or
"non-organic" food could be harmful if you are sensitive to it..
Learning how to eat using simple, whole, wholesome
foods for most of us means re-adjusting our diet. On the rotation diet
everything - foods, beverages, and seasonings - are rotated and not eaten more often than once
every four to seven days or longer. A food usually remains in your body three to
four days or longer if you are constipated. You are more likely to have symptoms from a food
if you eat it again before the first eating of it has moved through the
There are two types of
Here are some helpful suggestions for the rotary diet:
- monorotation - one single food item per meal
- liberalized rotation - two to four items per meal
If reaction continues
for two hours after first dose, repeat vitamin C or salts and take a laxative - unflavored
Milk of Magnesia, 4 ounces followed by 2 glasses of water.
Here is more information
you can download about
What do I do next?
usually tested. What are inhalants? They are airborne incitants, which are
protein in nature. They consist of dust, dust mites, molds, pollens, animal
danders, terpenes, and smuts. These are tested depending on the
patient's history and the pattern of symptoms.
Pollens: Primary and
regional wee, tree, and grass mixes are usually tested. Primary mixes
contain the same allergens for all sections of the United States. Regional
mixes reflect your particular locale. Check the regional mixes to be sure
they include predominant pollens in your area. This can help your testing
and treatment. Skin testing of pollens can be by
each individual item or you may be allowed to titrate depending on you level of sensitivity.
The Center offers
global incitant testing. Booster antigens are available for those particular pollens
that are bothersome to you at certain times of the year. Boosters can be taken up to four
times a day for relief of symptoms.
Skin testing of dust includes dust mites. Those nasty
little critters seem to be everywhere we humans live especially in our beds. Here's a tip!
Just by placing all your bed coverings and pillows into the dryer for an hour monthly can
reduce the dust mite level.
incitants. They can not only affect allergy and disease but can also produce
mycotoxins. If you have had an exposure to a particular mold, it would be
helpful to you to include mold into your testing. Mold testing can take a long
time especially if you are very sensitive as there are many individual
For future use in your home or office we offer a
mold testing kit
which you may purchase at
Environmental Health Foundation when you need it for testing your environments for molds.
Smuts, grass, and grain
are similar to molds. The testing and treatment arranged for these
substances can be appropriate for the mold sensitive. Terpenes are
the organic chemicals emitted by aromatic weeds and trees. This testing can
offer effective treatment for the inhalant and chemically sensitive person.
Update your testing summary
your new rotary diet pattern.
Now it's time for a break! You could try a new place for lunch today, as there are lots of restaurants in Dallas,
organic food markets with deli's, or you can bring your own lunch and eat sitting at
the tables outside - that is weather permitting and if you are not sensitive
to the outside.
On to Day 4.