Understanding why you have allergies


Allergies can do just about anything to almost any part of the body. Common symptoms are runny nose, watery eyes, ear infections, sinusitis, tonsillitis, asthma, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, nausea, cramps, colitis, gas, constipation, menstrual disorders, hypoglycemia, emotional disturbances, skin rashes, hives, etc., etc., etc.

When dealing with allergies, it is usually the result of a hyper-allergic system rather than a system with one or two allergies. And this can usually be seen with a person who is allergic to one thing, only to develop more allergies to more things as time goes by.

Usually, the allergy problem stems from weak and overstressed adrenal glands.

Overstressed adrenals could come from a diet containing sugar, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, and/or coffee, which put an excess burden on these glands. Hypoglycemia, a result of such a diet, and prolonged psychological stress, creates a vicious cycle of stress, adrenal exhaustion, and allergy.

There is a common history with those with allergies. As a kid many symptoms of allergy were present, but disappeared in pre-teen and teen years. But, usually with the onset of some stressful situation like a divorce, or the death of someone close, a stressful job, a kid throwing tantrums or the kid just plainly being a pain in the okole, these symptoms come back.

Then, of course, vaccines and drugs create skin rashes, eczema, psoriasis, etc., because of negative effects on the thymus gland, which can also manifest in
mononucleosis, hepatitis, or the flu.

The thymus gland produces, what are called T-regulatory cells, which help suppress or reduce allergic reactions. But vaccines, drugs, chemical exposure, viral infection and radiation easily destroy these cells.

In other words, the thymus plays a pivotal role with most allergies. Antibiotics are notorious for allergic skin reactions that are hard to reverse and repeated vaccinations do not help matters at all. You must realize that once a foreign protein is introduced into the bloodstream, some degree of allergic reaction is inevitable.

For the most part, what we eat plays a key role in allergies.

A gluten intolerance causes a malabsorption of any grain that contains that protein. What happens is that the intestines become irritated and lose their normal mucous membranes necessary for proper absorption. Then, because of the thinning of the bowel’s walls, toxic substances are allowed to be absorbed into the bloodstream. This then causes allergic symptoms far from the original, complicating the process and leading to multiple allergic symptoms.

Dairy intolerance is also a very common problem because many people lack the enzyme to digest milk sugar from birth while others lose this lactase enzyme later in life. Up to 85 percent of Orientals and Hispanics are deficient in lactase by adult life. Caucasians of European descent usually retain adequate levels while those of non-European descent do not.

If the lactase levels are too low or not there at all, dairy cannot be digested and it ferments, causing diarrhea, constipation, gas, abdominal pain, and many other systemic allergic reactions. And, the protein in milk itself can also cause problems.

Part of the problem with gluten and dairy intolerance comes from improper weaning. Because the infant’s intestine is way more permeable than an adult’s, large proteins, or their fragments, can be absorbed directly into the blood. So, if protein-containing foods like dairy, wheat, or eggs are introduced into the diet too early, they can set the stage for life-long allergy.

Breast milk protects against this foreign protein absorption into the blood by sealing the intestinal area, making it less permeable. But, most kids are either not breastfed, or are breastfed for too short a period and then weaned to pasteurized, homogenized, antibiotic-ridden, pesticide and growth hormone containing cow’s milk.

If the kid were breastfed for a minimum of 9 to 12 months and then weaned to raw goat’s milk, which is closer in constitution to mother’s milk, fewer allergies and allergists would exist.

Usually, the kid is given wheat too early anyway. It takes anywhere from 4 to 6 months for the necessary starch digestive enzymes to manifest in the first place. What you will find is that kids with the most colds and allergies generally eat the most starches too early and the ones that are breastfed longer and eat less starches but get plenty of fruits and vegetables, are usually very healthy during their first year of life.

Now, back to eggs. Eggs are the third major food allergen, after wheat and dairy, and should not be given to a kid until he is at least one year old. To prevent allergies in early years, no more than two poached eggs a week should be given. What’s even more interesting is that I read a report that at least 80 percent of the eggs produced are inflicted with salmonella poisoning. Yummmmmy! But who in their right mind would want to eat a chicken’s period anyway?

What usually happens is that when a parent adds foods to their young kid’s diet, they usually do not pay attention to observing any adverse reactions. If your normal diet is fried sausage, fried eggs, fried potatoes, hamburgers, potato chips, candy, and Coke or Pepsi, and you feed that to your kid, do you really and honestly believing your kid will not have an adverse reaction?

It is essential that the first foods to an infant be as close to their natural state as possible, either raw or conservatively steamed, in a small amount only, and separate from any other foods. And this should be done for 2 to 3 days at one meal, to observe for a rash or any other allergic reaction. If there is no reaction, you can increase the amounts and combine them with other tested and compatible foods.

If a reaction occurs with healthy foods like broccoli or cabbage, discontinue these foods for about 6 to 8 weeks and then try again. If reactions persist, the kid may indeed have a specific food allergy. From what I have been told by naturopathic physicians is that more likely than not, the second or third try will be met with success.

When foods are introduced properly, specific food allergies are very rare.

Another factor in allergies is liver congestion and toxemia. Coupling this with digestive enzyme deficiencies, or other causes of incomplete digestion, it will increase allergic reactions.

A damaged or toxic liver is far from a good thing. A simple liver cleanse, not for children, would be to drink organic, unfiltered apple juice every couple of hours and drink equal parts of lemon juice and extra virgin, organic olive oil or organic coconut oil once a day. It’s good if you can get up to at least a half a cup or a cup of the lemon juice/oil combo. Do this for a few days at least and repeat for a couple of months.

Another contributing problem to allergies is the widespread use of chemicals, pesticides, GMOs, and other destructive additives to the food supply like aspartame, MSG, food colorings and all the other crap designed to increase shelf life.

Yeast infection has been found in stubborn cases of allergies because the yeast proliferates and irritates the mucous in the intestines, causing it to become more inflamed and more permeable, allowing foreign proteins to enter into the blood.

The object of natural healing is to strengthen the entire system, especially the overburdened adrenal glands. If specific allergens exist, they need to be avoided where possible to allow the system time to repair itself and establish equilibrium. If an isolated food that causes a reaction can be discovered, it needs to be eliminated. After doing this for a while, you can add them back to the diet slowly and in moderation, keeping your eye on any reactions.

There are also tests out there to diagnose allergies. Some are costly and all of them put together will not identify all allergies. There’s the RAST (Radioallergosobent) Test, but you will need to know what your specific allergies might be. The Cytotoxic Test is a bit more effective than the RAST Test because it tests about 40 common foods. The problem is that one might produce a positive result and the other a negative result for the same food. Then there’s the Pulse Test, which adheres to the concept of an allergic reaction causing the pulse rate to rise.

What many people try is the Elimination Diet and Fast. You would have to fast for about 5 days and then add foods individually back to the diet to observe a reaction via the pulse test (a rise in the pulse rate due to the adverse reaction to the food) or by only eating one food for several days to test for a negative reaction. The problem is that most reactions take about 5 days to settle down and 3 to 5 days to begin again. It is definitely not a simple or easy process but it is highly effective in accurate diagnosis.

Then, when you find out what you are allergic to, say bye bye to the food.

In any acute phase of allergic reaction, periods of juice fasting are very useful. The fast will eliminate toxins and establish equilibrium within the body. If you do this use organic veggies only. The primary vegetable used should be carrot with others added for variety. My favorite is carrot/apple/ginger juice because the apples make the juice sweeter.

Raw food vegetarian diets are very beneficial, alternated with the vegetable juice fast or a full hypoglycemia diet (see below), minus the allergic foods, because low blood sugar is a constant cause or coexistent factor in most people with rampant allergies.

Because food allergy is, in reality, a chemical, pesticide, additive, GMO, or color allergy, unsprayed, organic vegetables, fruits, and grains must be adhered to.

Hypoglycemia Diet:

The traditional low-carb, or high-protein diet so often advised is not the answer. What is needed is a high-fiber, unrefined, carb diet with adequate protein. Instead of three squares a day, six smaller meals are better, or three smaller meals with three snacks in between.

Dried fruits, fruit, fruit juices, and vegetable juices are all considered rapidly absorbable and should be eaten in moderation. In this case, no gluttony. Fruit should be eaten with some protein, like nuts. Fruit juice should be diluted with 80 percent water, and in small quantities.

The rest of the diet should be vegetables, whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, bulgur, millet, and buckwheat, and protein like beans and lentils. Oatmeal and granola work fine as well. When you make oatmeal, it’s okay to cook it with rice milk, bananas, blueberries, and strawberries. The sweetness of the fruit will permeate the oatmeal.

There is always a solution to the cause of a problem that can eliminate the necessity of drugs, which merely address a symptom and never the cause.


About Hesh:

I have been doing a radio show in Honolulu since 1981 called “Health Talk”. To listen to the show please go to www.kwai1080am.com on your computer at 8am Hawaii time. FYI, 8am Hawaii time is 11am on the West coast and 2pm on the East coast. To call in, the number is (808) 524-1080.

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In 2007, I was “forced” to get a masters degree in Nutrition to stop all the doctors from calling in asking what my credentials were. Besides that, they never liked it when I asked them what their credentials were that would enable them to treat an illness without drugs or surgery.

If you go to www.healthtalkhawaii.com and click on Podcasts, there are years of shows there as well as hundreds of health related articles.

I am an activist. I am vehemently opposed to GMOs, vaccines, processed foods, MSG, aspartame, fluoridation, and everything else that the “pimps” (big pHarma, Monsanto, and the large food companies), and the “hookers” (the doctors, the government agencies, the Public Health officials, and the mainstream media) thrust upon us, the “tricks”.

At 75, I am in 3 softball leagues, racewalk, do stand-up paddling, hike, swim, do weights and cardio, and teach women’s self-defense classes based upon 20 years of Wing Chun training. I have been a vegetarian since 1975 and a vegan since 1990, have no illnesses and take no meds.

After being vaccinated with the DTP vaccine as a child, I developed asthma, which plagued me until 2008 when I learned about and started taking the organic sulfur crystals. My asthma was reversed in 3 days and has not come back.

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Hesh Goldstein
When I was a kid, if I were told that I'd be writing a book about diet and nutrition when I was older, let alone having been doing a health related radio show for over 36 years, I would've thought that whoever told me that was out of their mind. Living in Newark, New Jersey, my parents and I consumed anything and everything that had a face or a mother except for dead, rotting, pig bodies, although we did eat bacon (as if all the other decomposing flesh bodies were somehow miraculously clean). Going through high school and college it was no different. In fact, my dietary change did not come until I was in my 30's.

Just to put things in perspective, after I graduated from Weequahic High School and before going to Seton Hall University, I had a part-time job working for a butcher. I was the delivery guy and occasionally had to go to the slaughterhouse to pick up products for the store. Needless to say, I had no consciousness nor awareness, as change never came then despite the horrors I witnessed on an almost daily basis.

After graduating with a degree in accounting from Seton Hall, I eventually got married and moved to a town called Livingston. Livingston was basically a yuppie community where everyone was judged by the neighborhood they lived in and their income. To say it was a "plastic" community would be an understatement.

Livingston and the shallowness finally got to me. I told my wife I was fed up and wanted to move. She made it clear she had to be near her friends and New York City. I finally got my act together and split for Colorado.

I was living with a lady in Aspen at the end of 1974, when one day she said, " let's become vegetarians". I have no idea what possessed me to say it, but I said, "okay"! At that point I went to the freezer and took out about $100 worth of frozen, dead body parts and gave them to a welfare mother who lived behind us. Well, everything was great for about a week or so, and then the chick split with another guy.

So here I was, a vegetarian for a couple weeks, not really knowing what to do, how to cook, or basically how to prepare anything. For about a month, I was getting by on carrot sticks, celery sticks, and yogurt. Fortunately, when I went vegan in 1990, it was a simple and natural progression. Anyway, as I walked around Aspen town, I noticed a little vegetarian restaurant called, "The Little Kitchen".

Let me back up just a little bit. It was April of 1975, the snow was melting and the runoff of Ajax Mountain filled the streets full of knee-deep mud. Now, Aspen was great to ski in, but was a bummer to walk in when the snow was melting.

I was ready to call it quits and I needed a warmer place. I'll elaborate on that in a minute.

But right now, back to "The Little Kitchen". Knowing that I was going to leave Aspen and basically a new vegetarian, I needed help. So, I cruised into the restaurant and told them my plight and asked them if they would teach me how to cook. I told them in return I would wash dishes and empty their trash. They then asked me what I did for a living and I told them I was an accountant.

The owner said to me, "Let's make a deal. You do our tax return and we'll feed you as well". So for the next couple of weeks I was doing their tax return, washing their dishes, emptying the trash, and learning as much as I could.

But, like I said, the mud was getting to me. So I picked up a travel book written by a guy named Foder. The name of the book was, "Hawaii". Looking through the book I noticed that in Lahaina, on Maui, there was a little vegetarian restaurant called," Mr. Natural's". I decided right then and there that I would go to Lahaina and work at "Mr. Natural's." To make a long story short, that's exactly what happened.

So, I'm working at "Mr. Natural's" and learning everything I can about my new dietary lifestyle - it was great. Every afternoon we would close for lunch at about 1 PM and go to the Sheraton Hotel in Ka'anapali and play volleyball, while somebody stayed behind to prepare dinner.

Since I was the new guy, and didn't really know how to cook, I never thought that I would be asked to stay behind to cook dinner. Well, one afternoon, that's exactly what happened; it was my turn. That posed a problem for me because I was at the point where I finally knew how to boil water.

I was desperate, clueless and basically up the creek without a paddle. Fortunately, there was a friend of mine sitting in the gazebo at the restaurant and I asked him if he knew how to cook. He said the only thing he knew how to cook was enchiladas. He said that his enchiladas were bean-less and dairy-less. I told him that I had no idea what an enchilada was or what he was talking about, but I needed him to show me because it was my turn to do the evening meal.

Well, the guys came back from playing volleyball and I'm asked what was for dinner. I told them enchiladas; the owner wasn't thrilled. I told him that mine were bean-less and dairy-less. When he tried the enchilada he said it was incredible. Being the humble guy that I was, I smiled and said, "You expected anything less"? It apparently was so good that it was the only item on the menu that we served twice a week. In fact, after about a week, we were selling five dozen every night we had them on the menu and people would walk around Lahaina broadcasting, 'enchilada's at "Natural's" tonight'. I never had to cook anything else.

A year later the restaurant closed, and somehow I gravitated to a little health food store in Wailuku. I never told anyone I was an accountant and basically relegated myself to being the truck driver. The guys who were running the health food store had friends in similar businesses and farms on many of the islands. I told them that if they could organize and form one company they could probably lock in the State. That's when they found out I was an accountant and "Down to Earth" was born. "Down to Earth" became the largest natural food store chain in the islands, and I was their Chief Financial Officer and co-manager of their biggest store for 13 years.

In 1981, I started to do a weekly radio show to try and expose people to a vegetarian diet and get them away from killing innocent creatures. I still do that show today. I pay for my own airtime and have no sponsors to not compromise my honesty. One bit of a hassle was the fact that I was forced to get a Masters Degree in Nutrition to shut up all the MD's that would call in asking for my credentials.

My doing this radio show enabled me, through endless research, to see the corruption that existed within the big food industries, the big pharmaceutical companies, the biotech industries and the government agencies. This information, unconscionable as it is, enabled me to realize how broken our health system is. This will be covered more in depth in the Introduction and throughout the book and when you finish the book you will see this clearly and it will hopefully inspire you to make changes.

I left Down to Earth in 1989, got nationally certified as a sports injury massage therapist and started traveling the world with a bunch of guys that were making a martial arts movie. After doing that for about four years I finally made it back to Honolulu and got a job as a massage therapist at the Honolulu Club, one of Hawaii's premier fitness clubs. It was there I met the love of my life who I have been with since 1998. She made me an offer I couldn't refuse. She said," If you want to be with me you've got to stop working on naked women". So, I went back into accounting and was the Chief Financial Officer of a large construction company for many years.

Going back to my Newark days when I was an infant, I had no idea what a "chicken" or "egg" or "fish" or "pig" or "cow" was. My dietary blueprint was thrust upon me by my parents as theirs was thrust upon them by their parents. It was by the grace of God that I was able to put things in their proper perspective and improve my health and elevate my consciousness.

The road that I started walking down in 1975 has finally led me to the point of writing my book, “A Sane Diet For An Insane World”. Hopefully, the information contained herein will be enlightening, motivating, and inspiring to encourage you to make different choices. Doing what we do out of conditioning is not always the best course to follow. I am hoping that by the grace of the many friends and personalities I have encountered along my path, you will have a better perspective of what road is the best road for you to travel on, not only for your health but your consciousness as well.

Last but not least: after being vaccinated as a kid I developed asthma, which plagued me all of my life. In 2007 I got exposed to the organic sulfur crystals, which got rid of my asthma in 3 days and has not come back in over 10 years. That, being the tip of the iceberg, has helped people reverse stage 4 cancers, autism, joint pain, blood pressure problems, migraine headaches, erectile dysfunction, gingivitis, and more. Also, because of the detoxification effects by the release of oxygen that permeates and heals all the cells in the body, it removes parasites, radiation, fluoride, free radicals, and all the other crap that is thrust upon us in the environment by Big Business.

For more, please view www.healthtalkhawaii.com and www.asanediet.com.