Allergies and Disease
Your sugar addiction, allergies and other symptoms are probably why you’re visiting this site. Dr. Appleton’s position is that allergies, degenerative and infectious diseases are related in their causes, a supressed immune system. In the course, of her work she discovered that such immune system suppressions can occur with many of the foods that are ubiquitous in our modern diet, of which the chief culprit is sugar. She also found out that stress allowed to fester into distress has similar effects on our health.
For many people, eating any foods that are normally good for you with an abusive food like sugar may eventually cause you to be allergic to that food. The doctor tells a story of her unhealthy youth where she would pop into a hamburger stand and get onion rings with a chocolate shake. Until she started applying the principles of homeostasis and mineral balance to her own life, she couldn’t have told you why even raw onions made her nose run, her joints ache and key parts of her body swelled up. The sugar in the chocolate shake and the fried fat of the onion rings were such an assault on her immune system that her body classified onions as a foreign invader thus creating a food allergy.
Some people get heart attacks. Some people can drink cow’s milk (not many). Some people get diabetes. Some people get cancer. Some people smoke cigars every day until they’re 90. Your genetic makeup plays a role in the way you’ll get sick if you abuse your body, but your lifestyle largely determines if you’ll get sick. This is one of the reasons why we don’t want to hear about your symptoms (see FAQ) and only give general advice, because you’re all too different from everyone else.
Usually, the allergies you get are precursors and warnings for more serious conditions that you get later in life. Eating foods from the list of commonly abused foods (See below and/or food plans in book) makes your gastro-intestinal tract permeable (leaky) so that not all of the food digests and these particles enter the bloodstream (Yes, there are medical journal citations for this statement in all of the doctor’s books). The immune system reacts and and sends out white blood cells and antibodies to deal with the threat, because food particles are not supposed to be in the bloodstream.
However, when the immune system is dealing with your food this way, what it is not doing is killing off all the things for which you really need your immune system: the new flu strain, the cells that freak out and become cancerous, that nasty Candida Albacans problem, or the fact that you didn’t wash out your cuts. All of the immune system’ energy is taken up with the donuts, 4 cokes/day, your lack of exercise and that chocolate cake.
Abusive foods get you with a double whammy, because in addition to the process noted above they change the mineral relationships in your body. Minerals may be present, but they won’t work unless the correct amount of supporting minerals are also present. Every process in your body is governed by your hormones and enzymes which are all mineral dependent and so your body doesn’t work as well. So perhaps you needed selenium to work its magic upon the serotonin in your nerve cells so you can think clearly through that final exam, but you drank some soda and now you lost some copper which helps selenium? This example may not be accurate (see wheel below), but it illustrates that your body will break down over time if minerals and other nutrients are not in balance (this is homeostasis a word coined by Walter B. Cannon). The digestive and immune systems are usually the first to feel the effects of this imbalance rendering your body unable to process food or fight off foreign invaders. Allergies and disease follow. Dr. Appleton says, “Put your body in homeostasis and your body will heal itself.”
Now, many doctors don’t think that adults get allergies, because doctors don’t see symptoms. However, testing with the Body Monitor Test Kit shows excess calcium secreted into the urine when people eat foods to which they react. Blood tests for the various immunoglobulins (markers for immune responses) have also shown reactions when the patient reports no symptoms.
Disease follows allergy because one immune weakness creates more. The allergan acts like sugar, stress or anything else to which you react. An allergy to milk may mean lots of undigested calcium that may show up as dental plaque, hardened arteries, or the lactose may spike your insulin response as if you had eaten regular sugar. What disease you’ll get depends on your genetic profile and your genes’ interaction with your bad diet or unrequited stress.
Most people are allergic to: sugar and most other sweeteners, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, dairy, chocolate, corn and anything that you eat with a lot of sugar or that you overcook. A person can be allergic to anything if they abuse it by eating it with sugar.
Some allergies are not permanent. Dr. Appleton reports that her allergy to onions finally went away after several years of keeping it out of her diet and ceasing the sugar. However, even after 30 years she still can’t eat chocolate, beef, chicken, eggs, cheese or any other dairy, except butter on her potatoes.
The entire program is based on a regular testing regime for which you will need the Body Monitor and a diet in which you remove all harmful foods. The idea is that you remove these foods for a period of time and then gradually reintroduce them one at a time. Using the kit you will test your urine one hour after eating a suspect food. Seven drops each of both your urine and the reagent is enough for a single test. If you have a reaction then you are allergic to the tested food and you should keep it out of your diet. Cloudy means too much calcium excreted into the urine; this is bad. Clear urine means not enough calcium secreted; this is also bad. Slightly hazy is normal and is a good indicator of homeostasis. You’ll see results instantly when you hold the test tube up to any piece of paper with text on it. You should have a slight problem reading the text, any other result is a problem. Please refer to the instruction booklet or Lick the Sugar Habit for more information about urine and saliva testing.
In each of her books, Dr. Appleton has listed three food plans at the back. Food Plan Three is restrictive, but is designed to mimic the Paleolithic Diet of reasonable amounts of protein and lots of vegetables. Fruit is not part of Food Plan Three because it has enough sugar to keep an unhealthy person out of homeostasis. You have to heal before fruit can be reintroduced, so fruit is part of Food Plans Two and One. Regardless or which plan you choose, you have to modify the plans to keep whatever you’re allergic to out of your diet. Additionally, if you’re coming to this site having tried some other health information, none of the food plans conflict with anything else. Vegetarians/vegans can eat even from Food Plan Three if they realize the real problem is sugar, honey, molasses and other sweeteners and not animal proteins per se. Vegetarians can eat beans, whole grains and vegetables to get their protein. Also, the doctor says that those who eat according to their metabolic or blood type will also find plenty of food to eat on any of the food plans.
Stress management, exercise and the mental side of things are also important. Bad feelings also upset your body chemistry causing allergies and disease. Don’t eat if you feel stressed until you’ve meditated, prayed, exercised, written in the journal and so forth. Everyone gets stress, especially if there’s a freeway nearby. But, dealing with it properly helps keep you healthy. Don’t let stress become distress!
These concepts are basically the core of Dr. Appleton’s program. The idea is now that you have some information and start testing your own homeostasis you will figure out your own health program after consulting your doctor. Maybe you need to cut out the ice cream, those French fries or perhaps you eat too much of a good thing and should cut your plate size in half.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU EAT, WHAT YOU SAY, HOW YOU FEEL AND HOW MUCH YOU MOVE YOUR BODY. Thus you are responsible for your health. Sickness doesn’t just happen no matter what the least knowledgeable doctors say. Now you have some information to take charge of your own health.