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America has a representative government. Voters elect leaders who appoint civil servants, and they implement ‘public policy’. This works for much public business, but in areas involving social services—school reform, drug rehabilitation, criminal justice, race relations, poverty and even security policy, results fall far short of aspirations.

Unlocking Hidden Allergies at the Core of Your Unexplained Symptoms

By Leo Galland, M.D., Author, The Allergy Solution

Are you tired all the time, and don’t know why? Do you have headaches or joint pain or brain fog or digestive problems? Have you put on weight and find that you just can’t lose it? I want to explore with you the unsolved mystery of those common complaints that just won’t go away. In my experience, allergy is often the cause.

Maybe you never thought you had allergies. No runny nose, no itchy skin. Although it might come as a surprise, I have discovered that a hidden allergy is the underlying reason for just about any health issue, because allergies come from something we all share: the immune system.

The rise of allergies is directly attributable to our immune systems being out of balance and reacting to a modern witches’ brew of fast food, stress, chemicals, pollution, and compromised gut health.

Did you know that only one person in 30 had allergies only 50 years ago? Today that number is one in three and rising. The allergy epidemic spreading like wildfire throughout the world is getting worse, with 1 billion people suffering from allergies today.

I have found, in my clinical practice, that we need to do more than merely ask “What are you allergic to?” We need to instead ask: (1) Why are you allergic?; (2) Why have your allergies become worse; and (3) What are the underlying imbalances in your body that open the door to annoying and persistent allergic symptoms?

Hidden allergies emerge

Finding answers to these foundational questions helps us to uncover what we now know to be hidden allergies. A hidden allergy is commonly at the core of your once mysterious health concerns.

Have you experienced or do you have one or more of the following:

  • Weight gain?
  • Stomachaches?
  • Muscle aches or joint pain
  • Insomnia?
  • Headaches?
  • Fatigue?
  • Depression or anxiety?
  • Constipation or diarrhea?
  • Brain fog?
  • Bloating?

The culprit could be allergy

While not many are fully aware that allergy can play a pivotal role in these and other health problems, it was this very search for answers to common, yet previously undiagnosed, conditions that inspired me to write The Allergy Solution: Unlock the Surprising, Hidden Truth About Why You Are Sick and How to Get Well.

In my practice, I’ve seen chronic conditions that were previously diagnosed as psychiatric disorders, autoimmune diseases or many other conditions that wind up being allergic in origin.

Taking on allergy with new approaches

We already know the misery that allergies can create. Fortunately, once we find out what is causing or activating them, “The case is afoot,” as Sherlock Holmes would have said!

Allergy has such a far-reaching impact on so many people with so many different problems. But your immune system needs to know when to fight and when not to fight. It needs balance.

My program helps you learn why your immune system is out of balance, so that you can restore its harmony and overcome allergies.

The secret to my program lies in the interaction between what you eat and the environments in which you live. There are 3 levels of environment that matter:

  • the outdoor environment that we all share;
  • the indoor environment, where we spend 90 percent of our time; and
  • the internal environment within our digestive tracts.

Each of these plays a critical role in your immune system, especially with the cells that naturally prevent allergies. They’re called regulatory T-cells, or T-regs.

If you suffer from allergies, your T-regs are broken. My program is designed to help you overcome allergy by restoring the power of your T-regs.

The runaway train of allergies

My program also helps you understand how your allergies developed. While genetics is involved, the runaway allergy epidemic train of the last 40-50 years, however, left the station due to environmental factors rather than genetic changes. Genes merely cause susceptibility.

For example, a study from 2005 found a connection between a defect in the CD14 immune system gene and how bad asthma becomes in families if the family members were also exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke.

Unlocking the causes of allergies

Knowing which factors—like a bad diet, a sedentary lifestyle and excessive exposure to pollutants, such as exhaust and smoke—stack the deck away from wellness is important because addressing them can enable you to regain and maintain a state of health. I refer to these factors as “antecedents”—things which lead to other things—with the most common antecedents for developing allergic illness being: exposure to environmental toxins; unusually heavy exposure to mold or pollen; infection; depletion of the body’s good bacteria; nutritional deficiency; extreme stress; and impaired digestion.

Relief is in sight

Today we know that hidden allergies can bring on a bewildering constellation of unexplained symptoms. Instead of masking these mystery complaints, however, my approach is to help people identify and avoid hidden allergy triggers and to scale back unhealthy inflammatory and immune processes that cause allergic symptoms.

Taking advantage of tools and strategies I provide in The Allergy Solution, you and your healthcare practitioner will be able to shine a light on your symptoms and the factors most likely to be triggering them. My book has chapters that will equip you to fix your gut health issues, shed unwanted pounds, reduce stress with mind-body techniques, and show you how to reduce your exposure to environmental toxins.

Best Health,

Leo Galland, M.D.

Leo Galland, M.D. is a board-certified internist, author and internationally recognized leader in integrated medicine. Dr. Galland is the author of The Allergy Solution. Discover how to get well. Follow The Allergy Solution on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Live Feed of Health Coach Conference

Sample a ClassCitizens for Health has partnered with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition because we have seen the impact of their Health Coach curriculum and how it can empower you to transform your health and happiness and launch a fulfilling new career. Click on the banner to the left to learn more.

Get an exclusive look at the The Institute for Integrative Nutrition® annual conference!

On March 5th and 6th, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the world’s most influential experts in health and wellness during IIN’s annual conference. They’re opening up exclusive access to their live stream to give you a sneak peek into this incredible weekend. Register now to gain access and witness the transformation made possible through their Health Coach program. It is absolutely free, and it is the only way you can eavesdrop on this powerful event.

The Details:

  • What: Access to an exclusive LIVE STREAM of the annual conference!
  • When: Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th from 10am – 12pm ET.
  • Where: Anywhere! Use your computer or mobile device – All you need is internet access!
  • Who should attend: Everyone who wants to experience the amazing energy of an Integrative Nutrition live event and sneak a peek at student life! It is specifically recommended for anyone considering becoming a Health Coach. IIN has created a special page and video for CFH supporters – just click on the banner to the left.
  • Note: There will not be a replay. So be sure to register now and mark your calendar!

Vaccine Alternative: Prevent Disease, No Pricks

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Another Choice for Immunization?

New video series shows how to protect against disease with No Pricks

Washington, DC – We attended a conference recently and learned about an emerging new alternative in disease protection called “HP” – short for “HomeoProphylaxis”. Around here we like to refer to it simply as a “Smart Choice”, because with all the debate around vaccines and questions regarding their safety, an alternative free from such concerns is most welcome.

The “Smart Choice” is being used by millions worldwide – no surprise, given it is non-toxic and highly effective. Fortunately the organizers of the conference filmed it for a series of presentation videos and have made each available to CFH supporters at a reduced rate – $13.95 vs. the usual $39.95. There are also several presenters, including leading U.S. vaccine rights attorney Alan Phillips, and leading medical researcher Neil Z. Miller, who share some little known and eye-opening facts vaccine science and law.

To learn more and see a preview of all the speakers, click on the screen image below or visit the HP WORLDWIDE CHOICE STORE. To get your Citizens for Health discount, enter the promo code CITIZENS35 when you make a purchase before February 14. A bonus: 10% of what you spend is donated to CFH!

We think we can all agree we’re due for a Smart Choice – now it looks like we have one, and another way to preserve our health freedom.

Please take a moment to share this information with anyone interested in an alternative to vaccines – spread the word on health freedom!

homeoprophylaxis preview[For access to HP, or if you’re a healthcare provider and want to add HP to your practice, please contact Cilla Whatcott by visiting www.WorldwideChoice.org. Program access is also available through www.HPWWC.org.]

Dental Mercury Linked to Risk for Brain Damage

The following is reprinted with the permission of McClatchyDC

Dental group defends mercury fillings amid mounting evidence of risks

For decades, the American Dental Association has resolutely defended the safety of mercury fillings in the teeth of more than 100 million Americans, even muzzling dentists who dared to warn patients that such fillings might make them sick.

The Latest in the Effort to Bash Supplements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, October 30, 2015

Big Names; Big Mistakes
Consumers Misled by Supplement Bashing

by Gert Schuitemaker, PhD (1) and Bo Jonsson, MD, PhD (2)

(OMNS, Oct 30, 2015) Big names: the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), arguably the most prestigious medical journal in the world. Plus, the New York Times. On October 14th, the latter mentioned: “Dietary Supplements Lead to 20,000 E.R. Visits Yearly, Study Finds.” It was a report of a study published in the NEJM with the headline: “Emergency Department Visits for Adverse Events Related to Dietary Supplements.”

Whoa! What is that again? Is there really something new and terrible about vitamin C or magnesium?

Naturally, it was time to investigate. First, a look at the original paper from NEJM, and a direct examination as to how the study was designed. [ http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1504267 ] This was a revelation in itself, which can best be explained as follows:

Let’s say someone is exercising Sunday morning and suddenly gets palpitations. Oh, he thinks, what’s going on here? A little bit frightened, and just to be sure, he decides to go to the E.R. He says: “Doctor, something is going wrong. I have palpitations.” The doctor examines him and asked about the circumstances. Then he learned that the visitor had used that morning a dietary supplement. Aha! That’s it! Dietary supplements! Suspicious!

There was not even one death caused by any dietary supplement in 2013, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System. [Reference at http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v11n02.shtml ]

This observational report is done by just the one doctor serving at that time. The data collection in this investigation can be considered as poor as well as subjective. It falls scientifically short. Moreover, as we already know, too many physicians 1) have little affinity for dietary supplements and 2) are virtually untrained as to nutrition and supplements.

But wait: there’s more

We continued by looking over the results section. We had already noticed that the researchers drew the conclusion that problems with dietary supplements were underestimated. Duffy Mackay, a spokesman for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a supplement industry trade group, argued that the results showed that only 0.01% of all Americans demonstrated an adverse effect from dietary supplements. So he came to an opposite conclusion: the study highlighted how relatively safe supplements are given how many people took them. [Scroll down at http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/dietary-supplements-lead-to-20000-e-r-visits-yearly-study-finds/ ]

In the study, it was striking that the biggest segment of that 0.01% was 20 to 34 year olds who took energy products and weight loss products. They showed symptoms like chest pain, heart palpitations and irregular heart rhythms. What kind of supplements could these be? We are not aware that vitamin C, vitamin B3 or any of the essential nutrients show these types of adverse effects.

The most misleading part of the NY Times article’s headline is “leads.” It is important to distinguish causation from correlation, and guilt from association. – W. Todd Penberthy, PhD

Where, then, is the problem? Mainly so-called “supplements” containing alkaloid substances. In most cases caffeine, but also ephedra, already banned in 2004 by the FDA as a supplement, but still offered for sale via the internet. Therefore, a comparison with “energy drinks” is more apt than to label these products as dietary supplements. However, caffeine-laden drinks were for some reason not included in the study. Aside from both being available as tablets and capsules, caffeine and nutrients have very little in common. Caffeine is a (medicinal) stimulant; nutrients are part of the human metabolism which are necessary for maintaining proper health.

It is significant that neither the New York Times nor the original NEJM paper mentioned caffeine or coffee-extract. The researchers only mentioned ‘energy products’ and ‘weight loss products,’ not specifying the substances involved. In order to find out that the study mainly concerned caffeine, we had to get into a separate annex which was somewhat difficult to for the public to find, and only available via the website of the NEJM.

And what is in the future for unsuspecting consumers? The headline, “Dietary Supplements Finally Banned.”

It could happen. You can be sure the media will let you know when it does.

1. Gert E. Schuitemaker, PhD
Ortho Institute
Gendringen, The Netherlands

2. Bo H Jonsson, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden

Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine

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Stuart Lindsey, Pharm.D. (USA)
Jorge R. Miranda-Massari, Pharm.D. (Puerto Rico)
Karin Munsterhjelm-Ahumada, M.D. (Finland)
Erik Paterson, M.D. (Canada)
W. Todd Penberthy, Ph.D. (USA)
Gert E. Schuitemaker, Ph.D. (Netherlands)
Robert G. Smith, Ph.D. (USA)
Jagan Nathan Vamanan, M.D. (India)
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Senate Hearing Bodes Ill for GMO Labeling

“Monsanto’s Dream Bill” – also known as the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, HR 1599, and the “DARK Act” – standing for the Deny Americans the Right to Know Act would ban states from passing legislation to label food and products containing GMOs (genetically modified organisms), undoing years of hard-won progress at the states level made by food labeling advocates like Citizens for Health and Food and Water Watch.

Sign the petition from Food and Water Watch Now!

Now there is a renewed sense of urgency stemming from testimony at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing held yesterday. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and food manufacturers were out in force to protect their interests by confusing the debate with repeated assertions about the safety of GMOs. It didn’t help that Ag Committee Chair, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), demonstrated they have drunk the industry Kool-Aid when they wasted spectators’ time making the same claims about GMOs’ safety.

The issue is not one of safety, even though there is compelling evidence that we should be concerned about the prevalence of GMOs. As Consumers Union director of food policy initiatives, Jean Halloran has noted, “Safety is not the point. Almost all the labels required on food—such as ingredients and fat content—are informational. So is GMO labeling. The debate over GMO labeling is about consumers’ right to know what they are eating.”

A joint letter from a bi-partisan group of state lawmakers urging Congress to oppose HR 1599 also points out that a District Court in April affirmed that states have a constitutional right to pass GMO labeling laws. Whether everyone agrees they are safe – or not.

Senator Stabenow called for “a bipartisan bill that can pass the Senate by the end of this year.”

Don’t let the biotech industry and food manufacturers hide behind questionable claims about the safety of GMOs as they trample over the US Constitution and your right to know.

Preserve your right to know – sign the petition today!

Donate to a Help Fund Research into Inoculation Induced Injuries

Study will investigate the effects of an aloe multinutrient supplement on several behavior disorders including autistic spectrum disorders, mood disorders, depression, psychosis etc.

Freedom of Health Information is something that Citizens For Health continues to fight for, just as we have for the past 21 years. You have partnered with us during that time, petitioning Congress, the FDA, and other government entities to stand for health freedom. Now, we are asking that you partner with us again in the next phase of health freedom.

Billions of dollars are wasted on meaningless research, making little difference in the health or healthcare of our citizens. It’s time for a change.

Citizens For Health is asking for your donations towards research that makes a difference.

DONATE NOW

Aloe Vera has been used for centuries, and is well-known for healing externally. Recently, a study with moderately to severely impaired Alzheimer’s patients revealed significant internal improvement. Brain function improved, and CD 14 Stem Cells from the patients’ own bone marrow increased an average of 377% over the course of the year long study. (Refer to the Upcoming CFH Education Foundation page of the Alzheimer’s research).

There is reason to believe that such results may also apply to other kinds of brain injuries, such as inoculation injured people. $75,000 is needed to research 100 inoculation injured people over the course of one year. These people will receive aloe Vera capsules to be consumed daily.

Results will be tabulated after 12, 32, and 52 weeks, and will be reported to you via the Citizens For Health Education Foundation. Your donation will make an impact not only in the lives of 100 people participating in the research, but potentially many others who suffer from various injuries resulting from side effects of inoculations.

Thank you for your financial investment in the next step of health freedom!


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Officials Kill Proposal to Curb Mercury Fillings

Proposed Warnings Have Been Kept Secret for More Than Three Years

or the first time tFood and Drug Administration has proposed curbing dentists’ use of mercury in treating Americans’ decayed teeth. This would be a major step forward in protecting Americans from one of the planet’s nastiest toxins.

 It would be – if senior U.S. health officials hadn’t put the kibosh on the proposal after a cost-benefit analysis by officials at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The proposal, which was approved by FDA officials in late 2011 and kept under wraps ever since, would have advised dentists not use mercury fillings when treating cavities in pregnant women, nursing moms, children under 6 and people with mercury allergies, kidney diseases or neurological problems. It even went so far as to urge dentists that when considering using mercury fillings, the best course of action is simply not to – ever.

For your convenience, we have attached the FDA’s recommendations here – please share far and wide: FDA 2012 Safety Communication Mercury

To read more of the article exposing the cover-up, click here: Health Officials Kill Proposal to Curb Mercury Dental Fillings