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Asthma and allergy

Category: Illness or disabilities

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

 

As Food allergies are quite complex, I have provided a separate section on them, essentially however food allergies are a subset of the overall allergy spectrum and asthma is but one symptom of both food allergy and other sorts of allergy, which can be perennial and seasonal.

Autoimmune diseases are connected to allergies.  The same substance causing the outward signs of allergy may be causing internal problems too and provoking an internal immune response.

A vast range of things can result in allergic reactions from just about every type of food, the spores of fungi, animal dander, insect bites and stings, latex, pharmaceuticals, dust mite excretions, cockroach excretions, smoke, pollen, wool, fur, perfumes, various metals from nickel to lead, balsam of peru, lanolin, castor oil, latex, petrochemicals, pesticides, insecticides, household products such as fabric softener, detergent or cleaning materials and polish, the list could go on and on and on.   You will see why shortly.

NOTE
An exceptionally important section that is pertinent to this section is that on Anaphylaxis.  The reason will become clear if one follows the LINK.  The description uses the work of the Nobel prize winner Dr Charles Richet

Symptoms

 

Asthma is a symptom of an allergic reaction, as such we will have a look first at asthma.

Asthma

Asthma  is defined by the Global Initiative for Asthma as:
"a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways in which many cells and cellular elements play a role. The chronic inflammation is associated with airway hyperresponsiveness that leads to recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness,chest tightness and coughing particularly at night or in the early morning. These episodes are usually associated with widespread, but variable airflow obstruction within the lung that is often reversible either spontaneously or with treatment".

Rates of asthma have increased significantly between the 1960s and 2008. Some 9% of US children had asthma in 2001, compared with just 3.6% in 1980. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that some 10% of the Swiss population suffers from asthma today, compared with just 2% some 25–30 years ago.

As of 2010, 300 million people were affected by asthma worldwide. In 2009 asthma caused 250,000 deaths globally.  Symptoms were most prevalent (as much as 20%) in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Republic of Ireland; they were lowest (as low as 2–3%) in Eastern Europe, Indonesia, Greece, Uzbekistan, and India.  Having said this there are between 15 and 20 million people with asthma in India.

 

 

An acute asthma exacerbation is commonly referred to as an asthma attack. The classic symptoms are shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness.  While these are the primary symptoms of asthma, some people present primarily with coughing, and in severe cases, air motion may be so impaired that no wheezing is heard.  There may be also be a pulse that is weaker during inhalation and stronger during exhalation, over-inflation of the chest and the skin and nails may be blue from lack of oxygen.

Other symptoms of allergies

  • Depression - People with allergies and asthma understandably often become depressed, and lose their appetite
  • Sleep problems - many have problems sleeping.
  • Headaches and stuffy nose -  since the sinuses may also become congested, some people experience headaches.  There may be rhinitis, with a runny , blocked or congested nose.  There may even be Migraines.
  • Thyroid problems - Allergies have an effect on thyroid functioning and in fact those with apparent thyroid diseases should investigate allergies first.
  • Skin diseases  - of all kinds from psoriasis to eczema are common with allergic reactions.  Rashes and dermatitis are common, as well as Itching of the mouth, lips, tongue, throat, eyes, skin, or other areas.  There may be swelling (angioedema) of lips, tongue, eyelids, or the whole face
  • Cardiac problems  - such as arrhythmias and high blood pressure as well as oedema.  Many people with heart problems may have an allergy
  • Mouth and throat problems - there may be halitosis – bad breath with a hoarse voice and difficulty swallowing
  • Muscle and joint problems - there may be Rheumatismmuscle pains, aches and general joint discomfort
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and/or stomach cramps as well as intestinal problems

It is also possible to suffer a severe case of allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis. In anaphylaxis breathing is impaired, circulation is affected, vasodilation occurs and the person is said to be in anaphylactic shock.
The vasodilation causes blood pressure to decrease, which leads to the loss of consciousness. Such life-threatening anaphylactic responses and vasodilation require immediate emergency intervention.

Classification

Allergies are occasionally classified according to the response curve of the symptoms and the antibody resulting - if an antibody is involved: 

  • The Type 1 Allergy  - is an allergy where there is an immediate recognisable connection between contact with the allergen and the resulting symptoms.
  • The Types 2, 3 and 4 Allergy – are delayed response allergies. Farmer’s lung, pigeon breeders’ lung and steel workers’ lung [inhaled metal dust] are of this type.  Food intolerances are of this type.  Food allergies are of type 1.  It is not unusual for these types of allergy reactions to be delayed for several days, sometimes weeks after exposure and this delay makes diagnosis quite difficult.  Reactions to dental fillings can take this course.  

A Definition

Now we need to step back and assess the situation.  What is an allergy?  

An allergy is an indication that at some time the defences of the immune system were breached and a pathogen entered the body tissues and blood stream. 

Once there, an immunological memory was formed of that pathogen. 

An allergic reaction is an indication that the body has formed an immunological memory of that pathogen and is reacting to a subsequent attack.  The severity of the immunological response is in direct proportion to the original seriousness of the invasion - how hard the body had to fight to win.

 

A pathogen  in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease. Typically the term is used to mean an infectious agent but in its widest sense it could be anything -  virus, bacterium, prion, fungus or protozoan, parasite or toxin, animal dander, insect sting, fungal spore, unprocessed food particle, pharmaceutical/drug, dust mite excretions, cockroach excretions, smoke, pollen, wool, fur, perfumes, various metals from nickel to lead, balsam of peru, lanolin, castor oil, latex, petrochemicals, pesticides, insecticides, household products such as fabric softener, detergent or cleaning materials and polish, - anything that causes disease if it enters its host.

So an allergen is a pathogen.  

And a pathogen can be anything which has entered a part of the body where it is 'foreign' - an alien, unwanted.

So an allergen is a role, not a permanent state.  Anything can be an allergen, to list something as an allergen on a permanent basis is incorrect. 

The lines of defence

We need to look at our lines of defence in order to understand why something entered so far into our system that it became a pathogen.

It is worth noting that we can make things worse by weakening the immune system.  As this is quite a complex area in its own right I have provided a section on all the ways the immune system can be weakened.  I urge you to read this.  See Immune system compromise

If I put a highly simplified table to show what our defences are, you can see the lines of defence. 

1st line of defence

2nd line of defence

3rd line of defence

Skin – with natural antibiotics as well as sweat to carry pathogens away from the skin

Nose and lungs - with mucous and sputum, along with the hairs of the nose

Rectum - mucous, natural antiobotics and flora

Eyes - eyebrows, eyelashes, eyelids, tears

Ears - ear wax

Vagina - acidic environment, mucus, natural antibiotics

Penis - foreskin, mucus

Gastrointestinal tract -

  • Urine – flushing mechanism
  • Defecation – flushing mechanism
  • Vomiting – immediate expulsion
  • Diarrhoea – immediate expulsion
  • Intestinal gut flora
  • Stomach acid
  • Bile acid

Inflammatory response

Blood vessel dilation

Fever/heat

Mast cells/histamine

Basophils/histamine

Antibodies

Leukotrienes

Cytokines

T cells [phagocytes

   and killer T cells]

 We know the gut has a natural protective flora, but the rest of the orifices also have their own flora, we have so called parasites and bacteria living all over us, eyelids, mouth, nose, rectum, but they are there to help ...and do.

 

 How does a substance get past the first lines of defence?  Here are some examples of the very daft things we do that destroy our own defences, we use:

  • Antiperspirants  - to stop sweating, which means pathogens are not flushed away
  • Anti-bacterials - strong soaps, disinfectants and detergants to wash the skin and scalp, thereby removing our natural protective flora
  • Mouthwashes  - with antibacterial properties, which affect the mouth's natural protection
  • Anti-emetics  - which stops us vomiting out pathogens
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication - which stops us pooing out pathogens
  • Antihistamines  - for example cough medicines or nasal sprays, like Benadryl or Tylenol to dry up the runny nose, which means pathogens can enter the lungs via the nose
  • Antibiotics - randomly, even when there is no bacterial infection; antibiotics kill off gut flora and many of our other natural defences all over the body.  There are antibiotics in skin creams, vaccines, and food via the food chain.  It has become one of the most dangerous medicines used on us
  • Proton pump inhibitors or heartburn and antacid medication - which affects the stomach acid which both processes food but also kills off pathogens
  • Diuretics - which remove the water used in flushing [or we  don't drink enough water anyway]
  • Surgery  - to remove our gall bladder [the source of bile acid], or surgery which damages our organs [for example gastric band which reduces gut flora] or surgery which leaves us open temporarily to invaders, or plastic surgery
  •  
    Needles  - in any way to inject a foreign substance
  • Body piercing - including ear rings
  • Tattoos [tattoo inks have mercury in them]
  • Creams or medications  - which penetrate the skin and on broken skin enter  directly into the lymph or blood stream
  • Smoking - which provides a direct route for smoke particles to enter the lungs
  • Sprays - with very fine particles that are easily inhaled
  • Dental fillings - we fill our mouths full of heavy metals - amalgam is a mix of silver, tin, zinc, copper and of course the ultimate in heavy metals - mercury.  Mercury leaks from fillings and it interacts with gold, so if we have gold and mercury fillings together we have a really heady mix - literally as it generates an electric current likely to send us up the wall.
  • Vaccines - in the first place we are injecting a virus, or bacteria directly into our system breaching all lines of defence other than the third, but there is also an important concern about what else is in a vaccine.  As vaccines are such an important cause of allergies and so called autoimmune disorders, more detail is provided below.   

We have effectively destroyed the working of our first lines of defence immune system and allowed pathogens to enter the system.  Every single one of the mechanisms above bar the surgery and the vaccine needles can be obtained over the counter at a chemist. 

There may be ways we never even considered.

Every time we go to the dentist and our gums bleed, or if we clean our teeth and our gums bleed, we have lain ourselves open to the bacteria in our mouth or metal particles entering our blood stream.

Even haemorrhoids may be a problem

It may be that even something we make the subject of jokes - haemorrhoids - provide a means of entry for unwanted pathogens when they bleed.

 Second lines of defence

So by our possibly very unwise use of chemicals, household products,  over the counter medicines, and  'life-style choice' actions , the first line of defences has been breached and the pathogen is there in our body.

What do we do next?

Well sometimes we take anti-histamines, which then completely destroys our second line of defence.  We are also often prescribed immunosuppressants by doctors, which must be one of the most bizarre actions the medical profession undertake.

Or we may go to the doctor who provides us with pharmaceuticals to suppress the symptoms we may be experiencing at the time, from having allowed the pathogen to enter. 

 

Let me use an analogy.  One day we notice that there is a termite on the wall of our house, which is being a nuisance.  Rather than removing the termite gently, we decide that we will open up the house a bit more to let the air through, so we open the doors and windows as well as the trapdoor to the basement. 

After a while we notice that the house appears to be leaning over at an awkward angle and the inside doors no longer work, bits seem to be falling off and it is uncomfortably chilly.  There also seem to be more termites. 

You ask a house doctor and he says, aah yes what you need is this house repair kit, with nails, saw and hammer.  It will take you some time to use it and you will end up exhausted from all the hard work, but it should help to keep the house up and make sure it doesn't fall down.  You take the house doctor's medicine and use it and indeed you are exhausted and the house isn't really as it was, but the repair kit has succeeded in masking the problems.  Eventually it gets worse and the house falls down, overrun with termites, and you have to leave the house.

Such is symptom based medicine, all of us eventually, some sooner rather than later, have to leave the house.

The third line of defence

 Once the invaders, whatever they are, are in the system, and have become a pathogen, then the body will fight them using the specific immune system.  For more details see the Immune system. Even here we can do things that compromise this system, or our doctors can.  Again see  Immune system compromise.

This is a goblin - one of the nasty
little creatures that immunoglobulin
fights against - sorry my little joke

The consequence of the battle which takes place, is that an immunological memory of the pathogen is formed using antibodies. 

An antibody (Ab), is also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig).  It  is a large Y-shape protein produced by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to identify and 'neutralize' foreign objects.  The types of antibody so formed are then

  • IgA -  on body surfaces that are exposed to outside foreign substances.
  • IgG  - in all body fluids.
  • IgM -  in blood and lymph fluid
  • IgE -   in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes.
  • IgD -  in plasma membranes of mature B-lymphocytes and in small amounts in blood serum.

The allergic response

PRIMING - On the first time round we do not get an 'allergic reaction'.  As long as the battle is won, all that is recorded is the pathogen's 'signature' and how difficult it was to defeat.   The difficulty of defeat is dependent on two things:

  • the original number of invaders
  • the state of our immune system at the time

If I now take the example of attack by pollen to demonstrate the result:

  • High invasion - When the pollen of plants enters our lungs, for example, a record is kept of that pollen.  If it was in overdose portions and the body struggled to win, then the immune response will be much greater if the pollen is encountered again.  This is why some people get hay fever, at some time we have breathed in a lot of pollen [probably when we were very young] and the immune system had a battle royal to eradicate it.
  • Immune system state - The alternative scenario is that the actual amount of the pollen was fairly normal but we were at a very low ebb immunologically.  Again this is dependent on Immune system compromise.  If our immune system was compromised in any way when this attack took place, then the record kept of the pathogen will reflect this.  Even a minor attack will be recorded as a major one from the immune system's point of view.  Being nutritionally deprived in some way, being stressed, being cold, being exhausted mentally or physically, being sleep deprived - all have their impact.  The link gives you more details.

 RESPONSE - Only if we are attacked again does the so called 'allergic response' take place commensurate with the level of threat the body perceives it to be faced with.  This allergic response is an autonomic system controlled response which loosely speaking is akin to shutting the doors and windows of the house, to stop any more pathogen entering, as well as bringing in second line defences [histamine, swelling, heat] and then third line defences. 

Remember that our immune system cannot 'see', nor does it communicate with us.  It relies entirely on the 'signature' of the invader, the number of invaders and the past record of what the invaders did, to muster its defences. 

Anaphalyxis is the equivalent to immune system suicide.  The immune system would rather kill you and itself than face a battle like it had last time - that bad.

Treatment

Symptom based medicine 

concentrates on alleviating the symptoms and inevitably [because that is the medical approach these days] relies on pharmaceuticals - antihistamines, nasal decongestants, pseudoephedrine, nasal sprays, immunosuppressants,  and of course the ubiquitous inhalers.  They do not cure and come with a great many unpleasant side effects which you will be able to see by following the links.  The way in which asthma is treated pharmaceutically is via Bronchodilators and a full description of their action is provided within the overload section in medicine.

Cause based medicine 

seeks to find out why an allergy has developed and here it starts to get more interesting as in this is the possibility for a cure – true healing.  The first step in the process is then diagnosis - true diagnosis - what is or was the cause?

Diagnosis

In order to try to find out what we have become allergic to we use the antibodies and tests aimed at trying to identify the pathogen.  None of the tests is precise, because there are - let's face it - an almost infinite number of possible pathogens. Having seen how invaders get into your body, you can help yourself by looking at all the products you have used which might have by-passed your defences.

We can use all or some of the following bodily excretions to test for antibodies and hence allergies/allergens and pathogens:

 
  • Urine - wee
  • Fecal excretions - poo
  • Saliva
  • The skin
  • Nasal excretions
  • Tears
  • Ear wax
  • Sweat
  • Blood
  • Sputum
  • Pus

Some of the markers and antibodies are difficult to access directly, which is when more intrusive methods may have to be used.  The CSF from the spinal cord can be used to test for viruses, bacteria and other invaders, for example.  Lymph from the lymph system can also be used.  And there is the possibility of using a Biopsy if the invader has really dug its way in.  A bit less intrusive is the Endoscopy which means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body using an endoscope, an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body.  Parasites can be sometimes spotted this way, as can build up of toxins in the lung.  I will not go into these as we are then entering into very complex medical territory.

Example tests

This is not a complete list, I emphasise this, but it shows you what is available and what is possible.  I want to show that your doctor does not have to hand out prescription medicine when he sees you, he could do tests first, and it is your right to ask for tests:

  • MORA testing – can be used to determine many types of allergy.  The higher the reading ‘amplification’ necessary for neutralisation, the higher the burden.  Various filters are used to test for the type of allergy.  This is a whole body test but is non intrusive, wee can also be used.
  • Skin testing – both prick and patch testing has a use, though a limited use as should be clear.  I have real doubts about the skin test.  What is it testing?  All it may do is show we have a good immunological response to substances placed on our skin. For example a plastic patch was placed on my skin by a cottage hospital nurse in the unbelievably foolish belief that that would rid me of a tick that had burrowed its way in.  The tick died and caused an infection and the plastic patch caused a skin reaction, but I am not 'allergic' to plastics. 
    To introduce a substance into the skin also has its dangers.  It may even provoke an allergy in the very young. Skin tests will not detect mercury allergies, for example, simply because the metal proteins are in the body, not on the skin.  
    In what must amount to the greatest irony of our times, Thiomersal is used in patch testing for people who have dermatitis, conjunctivitis, and other potentially allergic reactions. And Thiomersal is mercury based.   A 2007 study in Norway found that 1.9% of adults had a positive patch test reaction to thiomersal; a higher prevalence of contact allergy (up to 6.6%) was observed in German populations.
  • LTT Test –  Does not use antibodies but leukocytes from the blood, another key in the specific immune response.  The testing is usually ‘very accurate but costly’ in what it can test for.  It has been used to test for heavy metals and pharmaceuticals.  You need to take note of this, the body may be fighting the pharmaceuticals as well, so why are you taking them?  If the immune system thinks they are bad for you, so should you.
  • MELISA test – MELISA (Memory Lymphocyte Immunostimulation Assay) test is a blood test that detects allergy to metals, chemicals, environmental toxins and molds from one single blood sample. It can also identify active Lyme disease (Lyme Borreliosis). The test does not measure toxicity-that is to say, it will not measure the amounts of a harmful substance in the patient's blood. 
  • ELISA test (sometimes also called an EIA) - is essentially the same as MELISA, using antibodies coupled with indicators to detect the presence of specific pathogens, including fungi, viruses, and bacteria. The antibody from the blood is extracted and tested against a suspected antigen of interest.    
  • RAST test – is more correctly the ImmunoCAP test.  It is a blood test used to determine  the amount of specific IgE antibodies to a suspected allergen.
  • Laboratory stool tests – tests poo.  These test have the added advantage that tests for viruses, parasites and bacteria can also be added to any tests for 'biomarkers'.
  • Lung function tests - can be used to diagnose asthma.  These tests are misused and abused by doctors, as once the test proves positive, the reaction is to give the person an inhaler, despite the fact that reduced lung function can be caused by any number of problems – heart problems, lung disease and so on, not just allergies.  My father had emphysema but he was given an inhaler and it made things worse, the emphysema was the result of passive smoking at work in the days before no smoking offices.  So the cause was a toxin.   The dishing out of inhalers is a good excuse never to try to find the allergen causing the problem.  Spirometry is the most common test to diagnose asthma. It measures how quickly you can move air in and out of the lungs and how much is moved.  Not a diagnostic aid, it tells you  nothing you did not already know.  A waste of your time.
  • Coca test – a test that can be done by you without needing help.  Begin with 3 minutes of rest, then take the pulse.  Then consume the suspected food only.  Retake the pulse after periods of 15, 30, 60 and 120 minutes.  Don't eat too much as the pulse speeds up anyway if you've pogged yourself.  If the pulse is faster by about 15 beats or more an allergic process may be present.  The same test can be used to test for radiation problems.  If the pulse is faster by about 20 or more beats when you are in a certain spot [bed, working at computer etc], there is a problem with the location.  Note that this could be caused by telluric currents or EM radiation or infrasound like that produced by wind turbines.
  •  Urine test - A urinalysis (UA) is an array of tests performed on urine.  There are a whole host of chemicals, minerals and pathogens that can be tested for using these tests and they have the advantage that there are some that can be used at home using urine test strips or pipettes with little test tubes.  The same kits can be used to test for saliva.  One kit on the market, for example, is able to test for heavy metals in urine, saliva and water supply to help with elimination of options.

 Clearly, the identifaction of bacteria or viruses etc in pus, or sputum needs a laboratory test.  Growing your own pus derived bacteria on petri slides does have its amusement value, but identification can be difficult afterwards without the proper equipment - sorry I jest.

The Main Types of Dangerous Pathogen

A pathogen, by definition is anything that has managed to find its way into our body, but some types of pathogen are more dificult to deal with from the body's point of view than others, either because they are clever, like the HIV virus, or because they directly attack bodily processes. 

 

Some pathogens simply drift about in the system getting in the way.  They are inert, they perhaps irritate sensitive tissues, but they don't actually do anything. 

Pollen is a bit like this, dust is.  Dust mite poo is. Dog and cat dander is.

We probably develop allergic reactions to these two from a combination of overdose and immune system compromise.

But there are some pathogens that are truly harmful and directly attack parts of our body, they enter our cells, they bind to key receptors, they interfere with the workings of enzymes, they kill off gut flora, they disrupt the balance of acids and alkalis, minerals and vitamins, they destroy cells.  These pathogens are deadly, they may well cause allergic reactions like asthma, but they also cause death in the long term.  They put a huge strain on the immune system - it is almost permanently compromised and fighting for your life.

 

 

Toxins do this.

Heavy metals such as on Lead and Mercury do this

Bacteria do this.

Fungi can do this

Parasites do this.

Viruses do this.  

Radiation does this

'Artificial foods' do this

 Drugs and pharmaceuticals do this.

 Artificial food colourings can trigger asthma attacks, certain colas and soft drinks can trigger asthma attacks. Sulfite-containing foods and drinks can provoke allergic reactions. There are links to genetically modified flour, gluten intolerance and fortified flour.  See Eating bread.  Speculatively there may be links between many genetically engineered food products and allergic reactions which have not yet surfaced.

The immune system actually regards most man-made drugs and pharmaceuticals as pathogens.  They attack body processes, do their 'damage' and the immune system then fights to clear them.  Take any man-made drug or pharmaceutical, man-made food or artificial flavouring and colouring, anything in fact which has no equivalent in nature and you are automatically putting a huge strain on the immune system.  At the last count there were about 5,000 drugs that were implicated in causing asthma alone, for example, not to mention all the various other allergic reactions - follow this LINK.

There is also one other key agent in the development of allergic reactions and that is vaccines.

Vaccines

Vaccines have three groups of substances in them

  • An adjuvant -  an adjuvant is a pharmacological agent that modifies the effect of other agents. Adjuvants may be added to vaccine to modify the immune response by boosting it.  The reason for adding adjuvants is to minimise the amount of virus or bacteria etc with which we are being injected.  Adjuvants may also be used to enhance the efficacy of vaccine by helping to subvert the immune response, for example by activating the T cells instead of antibody-secreting B cells.
  • An agent  - resembles a disease-causing microorganism and may be made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins.  It is worth adding that some of these are active viruses or bacteria that in theory have been cultivated under conditions that disable their virulent properties.  Some of these are also new strains of bacteria and virus.  I quote "The live Mycobacterium tuberculosis vaccine developed by Calmette and Guérin is not made of a contagious strain, but contains a virulently modified strain called "BCG" ....  Attenuated vaccines have some advantages and disadvantages. They typically provoke more durable immunological responses and are the preferred type for healthy adults. But they are not safe for use in immunocompromised individuals.  Furthermore, they may rarely mutate to a virulent form and cause disease".  I hope the implications of the last sentence are understood.
  • The excipient - An excipient is a natural or synthetic substance formulated alongside the active ingredient of a medication.  It is included for the purpose of 'bulking-up' drugs that contain potent active ingredients, or to help during manufacturing, use or simply making it last longer or as the text books say "to aid in vitro stability such as prevention of denaturation over the expected shelf life".  Quite a good though not yet complete list of vaccines with their excipient contents is provided on Wikipedia, follow this LINK.

 So what are the problems?

1.  Viruses do not die - Many Viruses are not killed by the immune system, they are temporarily vanquished, lie low in our bodies, and spread when our immune response is low.  Some examples include HPVVaricella Zoster virus, CMVHerpes simplex , the Measles virus, [paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus], and the Mumps virus.  The Mumps virus, for example, can cause cancer in later life. Ovarian cancer is associated with the mumps virus. By giving  a person a dose of live virus, particularly a virulent one, we may be storing up serious problems for later if they ever suffer serious immune compromisation.  A virus is for life.

 2.  No tests - no tests are ever made before a vaccine is given of the state of the baby, child, adult or old person's immune system.  One person may be seriously immunocompromised at the time the vaccine is given, from nutritional deprivation or stress or fatigue, grief, pharmaceutical overdose, cold, lack of sleep, and so on.  If the person is already onto a losing wicket immunologically, the immune system will regard anything injected as a serious threat, 9 out of 10 in the scale of serious invaders.  So the immune system will have marked the invader as very very high risk.  Indeed it may be very very high risk if a highly virulent strain is used.  This has relevance for the next problem, apart from the problems this causes in the immunologically compromised at the time, for example

3.  Reaction to the excipient - there are a very diverse range of substances that go into the excipient.  Some of them are foods, some of them are theoretically 'just chemicals' but on looking further one finds chemicals that to the manufacturer are just useful filling agents, but in fact to the consumer are anything but - one flu vaccine, for example, has an ingredient with a DNA profile very similar to that of the insulation (called the myelin) that protects the motor system nerves in the human body [see Autoimmune diseases for a fuller explanation].  Some contain phenols.  Phenol derivatives can be Endocrine disruptors , I am not saying the ones used are, but some phenols derivates are known to be. 

What happens when we are vaccinated?  The agent, the excipient and the adjuvant go directly into the blood stream.  What does the adjuvant do?  It boosts the immune system so that the immune system builds a pathogenic record of all the foreign substances in the blood at the time.  Thus:

  • everything in the vaccine including everything that was injected with the agent
  • anything in the blood at the time, that cannot be recognised and against which the immune system may already be fighting

 is marked as a pathogen, whatever it is.  The more invaders, the greater the fight.  Both variety and number.  The immune system has to find, learn about and defeat each pathogen.  If you are already full of toxins, heavy metals, and bacteria,  the fight required to defeat the agents in the vaccine will be monumental.  Furthermore, the pathogenic record built up will indicate that the particular 'pathogens' are hugely dangerous - even if they are only peanut oil [used in some vaccines]. 

Doctor after doctor calls the allergic response 'inappropriate', but it is entirely appropriate, given the instructions it was given by the vaccine.

I will now repeat a quote from a doctor that I used in the food allergy section.  It is emotional, but at times I think a little emotion helps to bring the point home better.

... Face it! the human body is doing EXACTLY what the vaccine tells it to do. The aluminum and other adjuvants intended to incite a hyper reaction to virus proteins are inciting hyperreaction to ALL the proteins because the immune system doesn't know to do anything more than recognize an amino acid sequence. Doesn't matter one whit if it is a string from Hep B virus or a string from soy peptones or casein-derived amino acids or corn derived dextrose or GMO yeast from the culture or oils or phenol red added for contrast. Adjuvants say "fight what we are showing you", and the immune system does...often in perpetuity.

Remember that some of the contents of the excipient can be classified as foods, which is why we get food 'allergies'.  And some of the contents look like our nerves, which is why we may get MS, ME, motor neurone disease, plus a whole host of other so called auto-immune system nervous diseases.  And some are E numbers which are found in food and all sorts of houshold items - see E numbers in vaccines.  Just a thought.  

  

 

    

Method

I have provided a step by step guide on what to do to find out what foods and products you may have developed an allergy to as a consequence of vaccination, in the commonsteps section - Allergy determination process

The steps are simple, but you do need to find out specifically which vaccine you were given.  As I found out myself, this is not at all easy.  My doctor did not keep a record of either the batch or type of flu vaccine I was given on my medical records, which I regard as unforgivable - tantamount to malpractise.

Once you have this basic list, you have a broad idea what to avoid.  You then need to go to a respected food allergy laboratory to get yourself tested.  This will at least tell you which foods to avoid.

The other tests listed in the Diagnosis section can then be used for the remaining products.

How it works

I do have some healing spiritual experiences, none of which come from pharmaceuticals because they clearly do not heal, they mask the symptoms.  But there are a number related to the pharmaceuticals and asthma itself. 

There are various ‘levels’ of asthma classified by severity and defined by symptoms 

  • Moderate asthma exacerbation - Worsening symptoms; Peak flow 80%-50% best or predicted; no features of acute severe asthma 
  • Acute severe asthma - Any one of:- Peak flow 33-50%; Respiratory rate ? 25 breaths per minute; Heart rate ? 110 beats per minute; Unable to complete sentences in one breath 
  • Life threatening asthma - Any one of the following:-  Peak flow < 33%; Exhaustion; Oxygen saturation < 92%; Arrhythmia; PaO2 < 8 kPa; Low blood pressure;  Cyanosis; Silent chest; Poor respiratory effort.  It is at this point that the person gets “Altered levels of consciousness” in other words they get a hallucination, vision or out of body experience resulting from hypoxia 
  • Near-fatal asthma - High PaCO2 and/or requiring mechanical ventilation.  The person can at this stage get either an out of body experience or a near death experience resulting from hypoxia

References and further reading

Evidence that Food Proteins in Vaccines Cause the Development of Food Allergies and Its Implications for Vaccine Policy Journal of Developing Drugs, 2015, Vinu Arumugham

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