‘There are many paths to the top of the mountain hut when we get there we all see the same moon.’ (Old Japanese martial arts proverb)

There are lots of different forms of meditation, or mental relaxation exercises, and all of them work. If you have one that you are particularly fond of, by all means use it. If not, try this one. I have had great success with it.

For maximum results it pays to do the mental relaxation exercises directly after the deep breathing exercises. The breathing exercises are relaxing exercises in their own right and prepare the body for meditation. Try and do the mental relaxation exercises twice per day. If that’s not possible, do them once. I’d rather you have the extra sleep than see you getting up too early to fit them in. Some patients prefer to do the breathing exercises in the morning and the mental relaxation ones at night, before bed, or during the afternoon at work. As you become more proficient at them you’ll be able to do them anywhere—on the train, waiting at the bus stop or in the dentist’s chair (no kidding, I did it once, and had a tooth drilled without an injection—didn’t feel a thing). Most people find it easy to fit the mental relaxation exercises in after the deep breathing on the weekend when they have more time.

Try and do the exercises every day if you can but don’t upset yourself if you can’t. Getting stressed out over missing a session or two defeats the purpose of doing them. Because life is unpredictable, circumstances that interfere with your routine will always arise. Don’t worry about it. Some weeks you will be able to do the exercise every day, other weeks you will only fit them in three or so times. That’s fine, so long as you keep patiently plugging away, the cumulative effects of your persistence will, in time, manifest. You won’t slip back by missing a few sessions. The important thing is not to become fanatical. Fanaticism begets stress. Take your time, the inevitability of gradualness will reward you with the level of well-being you are seeking.



The fact that we can stress ourselves out by doing too much of what we enjoy over too long a period of time makes recognising stress a problem for some people. Recognition of stress can be further complicated by certain physiological processes that take place in a stressed brain. When we’re under significant stress the brain releases chemicals called beta endorphins. Beta endorphins belong to the opiate group of chemicals (the literal English translation of the Greek endorphin is the ‘opium within’) and are five times more potent than opium or heroin in producing euphoria and reducing pain. (The Oxford Dictionary defines euphoria&s ‘a feeling of well-being, especially one based on over-confidence and over-optimism.’)

The high that long distance runners and other competitive athletes experience when they break through the pain barrier and receive their second wind is the result of endorphins. Many women have their first endorphin experience while giving birth.

Athletes and child-bearing women aside, the hard-charging, over-achiever type is the one most likely to experience a beta endorphin high and is therefore in danger of getting hooked on a stressful lifestyle. The painkilling and euphoria-producing effects of beta endorphins can so successfully mask the symptoms of stress that one is not aware one’s adrenal glands are getting tired until one ceases the given activity and the levels of beta endorphin drop. It’s at this point that the typical symptoms of adrenal fatigue manifest. Tiredness, irritability, drowsiness, loss of confidence and eventually depression are typical symptoms of adrenal fatigue.

As a group, hard-chargers don’t recognise these symptoms as a need to rest. Instead they reason that if working, exercising and socialising makes them feel good and slowing down makes them feel tired then the former is what their body needs. Non-hard-chargers reason that their bodies need rest until symptoms such as tiredness and depression go. Hard-chargers force themselves on until their adrenal glands fatigue to the point of incompetence and their bodies become racked with the symptoms of disease. Non-hard-chargers have learnt to pace themselves and enjoy good health. While hard-chargers are relying more and more on a chemical (beta endorphin) high for feelings of well-being, non-hard-chargers enjoy the natural high of normal good health.



The human body is made up predominantly of water. Loosely described, we humans are nothing more than hairy, animated bags of salt soup. All the chemical reactions needed to produce heat and energy, to enable us to think, feel, emote, express, see, hear and move, take place in this salty water.

Collectively these chemical reactions make up what’s known as our metabolism. To interfere with the body’s water levels is to interfere with the chemical reactions and thus unbalance the metabolism.

Falling water levels (dehydration) unbalances the metabolism in three ways:

1. A lack of hydrostatic (water) pressure in the blood vessels means less nutrients (oxygen, vitamins, minerals, protein) are forced out of the blood and into the cells.

2. The cells rely on the water that carried the nutrients in to also flush their waste products out. If waste products lie around in the cell they interfere with normally occurring chemical reactions and so unbalance the metabolism.

3. The osmotic pulling power of the blood is reduced and less waste products are drawn from the cells to the blood for elimination through the kidneys.

Optimum fluid intake ensures the process of cell feeding and cell cleaning operate at full capacity. Bathing the cells with water also reduces the concentration of any allergens that may be present in them. Allergens are notorious for gate crashing resident chemical reactions and, interfering with their outcome. Diluting allergens also dilute the intensity of the allergic reactions they cause. The chemicals found in polluted water readily invite themselves into chemical reactions that neither want nor need them. Alcohol does too, so effectively in fact that some people slur their words after only one or two drinks.

Drinking chemical free water is imperative for balancing the metabolism. Avoid tap water wherever possible, unless its thoroughly filtered. Country people, who live in areas of top dressing and pesticide spraying zones, should avoid tank water. Fresh spring water (home and office delivered), mineral water from a recognised spa (not the commercially made ones, or soda water) and freshly squeezed juices are ideal.

The programs and dietary supplements in this book cannot balance the metabolism if the water levels are below optimum. Next to oxygen water is the most important nutrient. It is frequently the missing link in an unbalanced metabolism.

A deficiency in water can cause the same vagueness, disorientation and confusion that allergies and Candida yeast infections produce. This vagueness, disorientation and confusion is frequently evident in middle and long distance runners who on crossing the finish line can’t answer questions coherently, stare blankly at the TV camera and say nothing; or walk off in the wrong direction after the race. These athletes illustrate just how precarious the body’s fluid levels are and just how quickly they can fall. One hour of strenuous physical activity can see 1 L of water evaporate from the body.

Fluid must be taken into the body at regular intervals through the day. Busy people tend not to observe this important rule and have patches of vagueness, mistake making, irritability and confusion in the middle of a working day as a result. This can be most disconcerting for people who’re on the Metabolism-Balancing Program and are expecting not to experience such things. Those on the ‘Anti-Candida/Anti-Allergy Program tend to blame what they ate for breakfast when this happens and as time goes by take themselves off so many foods they become malnourished. Malnutrition of course can give the same symptoms as fluid deficiency.

There is no excuse for going without fluid through the day. We can all find time to drink fluid, no matter how busy we are. Busy people try to get around this by fluid loading in the morning and fluid loading in the evening. This doesn’t work. The harder we work, the more heat we produce; the more heat we produce, the more fluid we evaporate. Fluid levels can drop below optimum within an hour, which is why the aforementioned symptoms can come on so quickly and why we have to keep topping our fluid levels up, all day long. Sip from a bottle at your desk.



The great variable in the link between food, mood and learning is the daily intake of fluid.

The brain is 80 per cent water. All the chemical reactions required to facilitate brain function take place in water. A drop in brain water levels below 80 per cent interferes with the chemical reactions, disrupting our thinking and feeling processes. I’ve found in my involvement with problem kids that the majority of them don’t drink enough or don’t spread their fluid intake evenly over the day. Most of them go to school without having consumed any liquid other than the milk on their cereal. A few quick drinks at the bubblers through the day sees them tired, dull and thirsty when they get in from school. At this point they fluid load by drinking three to four glasses of whatever fluid they can get their hands on. The problem here is that they take in more fluid than their body can make use of at one time and although it picks them up its usually after the evening meal before they feel the good effects of it.

Jessica (13—allergic to soya beans, wheat, moulds, tomatoes, malt, honey, peanuts and grasses) and Paul (14—allergic to moulds and all fermented foods, grasses, dust, dust mites, eggs, milk, wheat, beef and almonds) are good examples of just how quickly the removal of allergenic substances from the diet and environment can alter behaviour and improve brain function.

Jessica, although very bright, couldn’t concentrate, was the class clown, could be rude to the teachers and wasn’t interested in applying herself. Paul was easily distracted and although keen enough complained of not being able to concentrate for more than a few minutes. He had limited assessment skills and had trouble coping with mathematical problems. Both of them suffered from hayfever, sinusitis, itchy red eyes and stuffy noses. Paul was almost a permanent mouth breather.

Within a week on the program Jessica’s teachers and parents were reporting a dramatic change in her behaviour and altitude to work. She was interested and studious. Within a month or so she changed her friends and moved into a group who were work orientated. She became happier and started smiling more.

Paul’s mother phoned me to say that within four days of being on the program Paul was for the first time able to understand what the teacher was saying. He was feeling more confident and positive about his future.

Both Jessica and Paul are currently on the combined Anti-Candida/Anti-Allergy Program and will be for a month or so yet. After that time their previously allergic foods will be reintroduced one by one. Their respiratory tract problems have improved significantly. Jessica no longer has the sniffs and Paul can breathe through his nose.

So impressed were Jessica’s teachers they asked her to give a talk on her program to the fifth and sixth form students. By year’s end her schoolwork had improved so dramatically she had moved into the top ten of her class and was doing brilliantly at science, a subject she just hadn’t been able to cope with before.

As is often the case in these situations Jessica’s family took longer than Jessica to adjust to the changes in her attitude and behaviour. It took some weeks for them to get out of the habit of ‘walking on eggs’ to use her mother’s expression. For a while they were still bracing themselves for vitriolic retorts that were never delivered. Situations, things said, times of the month and questions that would normally cause Jessica to flare up, no longer did and it took some time for the family to get used to this. Most pleasing of all was the dramatic improvement in Jessica’s relationship with her father—they stopped fighting.

Jessica is so impressed with the program and the changes she’s experienced that she’s afraid to go off it. The chances of her reverting back to her old self are highly unlikely as ninety days on the program will allow enough desensitisation to her former allergens to allow a moderate imbibing of them without a return of symptoms.



The unfortunate thing is that many of the kids with glue ear are never diagnosed. This is because they have only low grade allergies and colds that go unnoticed. Because these kids are only mildly afflicted they tend not to exhibit the overt allergy, Candida and cold symptoms of sneezing, runny or stuffy nose. The raised body temperature that accompanies daily activities dilates their nasal passages sufficiently to facilitate normal breathing. It’s only at night when they’re asleep and their body temperature drops do they commence the mouth breathing that aids the flow of mucus to the ear and dries out the throat, leaving it prone to infection.

These are the kids who fall behind in class because they can’t hear properly. Because their glue ear has never been diagnosed they are often labelled ‘a bit dumb’ by the other kids and ‘uncooperative, rebellious, lazy and given to dumb insolence’ by the teachers. Kids with this level of glue ear who are lucky enough to sit at the front of the class tend to get by. It’s the ones sitting further back who miss out. The introverts tend to cope by withdrawing further into themselves while the extroverts respond by venting their frustrations in the form of overt attention seeking, disruption of others in class and fighting in the playground. Because this low grade glue ear doesn’t lead to headaches or noticeable ear infections the way full-blown glue ear does, these kids muddle their way through school in the belief they are not as intelligent as the others.

They seldom mention to their parents the fact they’re having trouble hearing in class because they don’t realise they are. Because they know no different they think their level of hearing is perfectly normal. Unlike their counterparts who have all the symptoms of full-blown glue ear and receive help these kids/ adults struggle through life never reaching their full potential and never really knowing why.

As parents, uncles, aunts, friends, teachers and godparents its our duty to keep our eyes open for these kids and to get them into treatment as soon as possible. Often the only give-away signs are below average intellectual performance at school (comprehension, maths, writing, English) associated with one or more of the following:

• dark rings under the eyes;

• below average physical co-ordination;

• below average ball-handling skills (they are the last to be chosen when picking sides for football, netball, cricket);

• the habit of rubbing the nose with the palm of the hand (nasal salute);

• complaining of an itchy nose (as opposed to a runny or stuffy nose);

• the tendency to fatigue easily (wants to lie down or sit and watch TV after school; often tired on waking);

• a transverse ridge or crease in the nose (due to constant nasal saluting);

• shy, quiet, daydreamy personality; seems to be in his/her own world; appears switched off and doesn’t always respond when called or spoken to; has trouble getting started on things; gives up easily (introverts); <

• aggressive, stroppy personality; low frustration tolerance; can’t concentrate; loud; won’t listen; often ignores (extroverts).



Nutrition is very important in the treatment of arthritis. It ensures the reconstruction of damaged joint tissue. In his book, Nutrition Against Disease, Dr R. J. Williams (University of Texas) notes that many arthritis sufferers are deficient in vitamins A, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, vitamins C and D and minerals zinc, manganese and sulfur proteins. (The best sources of sulfur proteins are red meats, fish, poultry and eggs. Milk, cheese and yoghurt have reasonable amounts and garlic and onions are the best vegetable sources, though yielding far less than animal sources.)

The metabolic imbalances that result from these deficiencies lead to a structural weakness in the soft tissues of the joints (cartilage, capsule, ligaments and blood vessels).

Structural weakness of tissue leads to the regular leaking of blood into the joint, so that even moderate use causes bleeding. Regular bleeding into the joint causes the levels of iron to build up in the joint, while at the same time the levels in the blood drop, predisposing you to anaemia.

Deficiencies in the mineral zinc cause the blood levels of copper to rise, the excess of which also spills into the arthritic joints. Copper and iron excesses cause as much joint irritation as allergens, acetaldehyde from Candida infections and the nightshades.

The minerals zinc and manganese displace excess copper and iron in the joints while at the same time normalising their levels in the blood. Taking a high dosage multi-vitamin and mineral tablet has other advantages:

• The full spectrum of vitamins and minerals increases the effect of zinc and manganese.

• Structural damage in the joint is repaired.

• Structural weakness in the joints is overcome.

• 100 mg of vitamin B3 and 1000 mg of vitamin C taken three times per clay with meals will increase joint mobility, decrease stiffness and relieve joint deformity and pain, according to Dr William Kaufman, who pioneered this treatment in 1941.

• Fish oils (cod liver, halibut, etc.) are not only rich in the vitamins A and D needed to repair damaged joints, they have a natural anti-inflammatory component that helps relieve joint pain.



The great truth that owners of skin complaints have to accept is that fully 95 per cent of people who look at them don’t even notice their skin. They probably sec it but it doesn’t register in their brain because they are too busy thinking about themselves. Those who are aware of the skin complaint’s existence would be so for less than a few seconds because they’re not interested enough in others and their afflictions to let it be an issue with them.

The fact is that most people hold themselves and their own well-being at the centre of their attention. They are the centre of their own little universe and most expect to be the centre of other people’s attention and universe as well, which is one reason conflicts arise in human relationships. This attitude is held by all those who worry about the opinions others hold about their skin. They are so self-centred they automatically assume that everyone else is noticing and thinking about them when, in fact, they’re not.

These people tend to be outer rather than inner centred, meaning their focus in life is on their studies, hobbies, sports, friends, work, pets, family, art, music, nature, science or whatever outside interest they have, rather than on themselves and how others perceive them. Their waking hours and a good measure of their sleeping hours are taken up with thinking about all those interesting things they are involved in and/or the pursuit of their own particular goal which, in their case, is not attention seeking.

This attitude to life shows on their face and skin. They are of healthy colour with relaxed facial muscles, an easy relaxed smile and clear skin. The attention seekers, conversely, tend to be more uptight, highly strung and, if they are the dramatic type as well, possessed of acne, eczema, rosacea or psoriasis.

Anyone can learn to be more self-contained, self-reliant and independent of the opinions of others by regularly talking themselves out of it and by forcibly stopping their attention-seeking habits (boasting, pouting, comparing ourselves with others, ranting, raving are all attention-seeking habits). To help this process along it pays to get some interests (studies, hobbies or sports) to focus on.

If you are suffering from eczema or psoriasis it pays to use the cortisone cream while the program and change of attitude are taking effect. It is easier to get yourself off centre stage if you’re not having to look at a complaining skin each day. While the inflammation is down, your anxiety levels are down and while they are down the neurokinin levels are down.

If you have acne talk to your doctor about taking the drug Roaccutane while your program and change of attitude are taking effect. Roaccutane helps to shrink over-excited sebaceous glands and is very effective at reducing acne.

Some women find the pill helps. The oestrogen negates the acne-producing testosterone that the stress of looking at acne has put in their blood each day. The pill only works if it’s low in progesterone and Candida infections have to be contained by ninety days on the Anti-Candida/Anti-Allergy Program.

By using the drugs and program together you are enjoying the best of what medicine and naturopathy have to offer and that is the way it should be. As the program and change of thinking begin to take effect you can begin to wean yourself off the drugs (under your doctor’s supervision). For eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne sufferers this tends to be an automatic thing as you will find your skin is flaring up less and less and without realising it, the time span between cream applications is getting greater and greater.

The deep breathing exercises are excellent for quietening down the skin, especially for the dramatic types who tend to over-react to all of life’s little antagonisms in a fiery and vociferous way. The dramatic types tend to awfulise life situations more vigorously than others and must learn to moderate their reactions. They blow things out of all proportion, making mountains out of mole hills and creating storms in teacups. Nothing flares up the skin quicker than dramatic over-reaction to life’s events or the things others say and do. And although dramatic types tend to flare up and forget quickly, the neurokinin lingers in the skin for some time after.

The smouldering resenters are at the other end of the spectrum. They are just as intense as the dramatic type but keep everything inside and just fume and boil quietly. A skin complaint is usually the only evidence of their inner turmoil. Learning to be more philosophical about life and the things people say and do is the big challenge for smouldering resenters. Learning to forgive will quieten their skin down more quickly than anything.

Shy people can experience a flare-up of their skin complaint because shy people embarrass easily and blush when they do so. Embarrassment is the inability to retaliate or find an appropriate answer to a challenge be it real or imagined. Assertiveness classes are the answer for the easily embarrassed as well as making a concerted effort to expand their vocabulary and learn to use it. Joining a debating society has done wonders for many of my formerly shy patients. It was the practice of debating that took the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw from an inarticulate introvert to the very articulate and entertaining extrovert he came to be. Doing the things we fear is the best way of overcoming our fear and embarrassment.



Stress makes us uptight as it causes the muscles of our body to contract. Some people focus their stress in the muscles of the shoulder and neck. Stiff necks and headaches are the result. Some focus their stress in the muscles of the lower back and get lumbago or sciatica. Asthma sufferers tend to focus their stress in the muscles of the windpipe.

Self-sabotaging attitudes are a major cause of uptight feelings experienced by asthma sufferers. A change of attitude is imperative if a complete cure is to be achieved.

Most of the adult onset cases of asthma I have treated have been the result of stress. Over-work, over-exercising, over-commitment, over-socialising (with too much alcohol and cigarettes) or vitamin and mineral deficiency, or a combination of these factors, plus the self-sabotaging attitudes that give rise to these behaviour patterns, are major causes. Many hard-charging over-achievers have experienced their first asthma attacks while jogging in the rain or head-on info a cold south-westerly wind while wearing only a runner’s singlet; or from a cold or ‘flu that resulted from a stint of over-work or over-socialising combined with skipped meals and inadequate rest and sleep.

As was mentioned previously, stress inhibits the absorption of nutrients and nutrient deficiency is a major stress.



If your skin tests have drawn a positive to moulds, grasses, pollens and chemicals there are a number of things you must do lo ensure the effectiveness of the desensitising vaccine.

First you must remove all the food correlates from your diet; for example, rye bread and Ryvila if you show up allergies to rye grass. Second you must remove as many chemicals from your environment as possible. To achieve this you must first remove as many synthetic products from the house as possible. Air pollution studies have shown that the concentration of chemical contaminants is 400 times greater in the home than in the outside air. Synthetic fabrics, curtains and plastic furniture are made from hydrocarbon (coal and oil) bases. Aerosol sprays, of any sort, are also hydrocarbon based. In fact, if it has an odour, remove it. This includes perfumes, after-shave, body deodorants and perfumed vaginal douches. Hydrocarbons frequently trigger off inhalant allergies (with nose, throat, lung, eye, skin and fluid symptoms).

For those people who show up with allergies lo moulds it’s important to keep the immediate environment mould free. Check all internal pipes. Pipes leaking into brickwork in the walls or into concrete floors can create mould traps.

It is important to air the house regularly. 1 louses arc more humid these days, as they are more usually built on concrete slabs, rather than the wooden floorboards and vented walls of yesteryear. Humidity allows the rapid breeding and build-up of dust mites and moulds, especially in wardrobes. People these days spend longer daytime hours away from the house, and they leave windows and doors closed. This shuts in steam from the morning hot showers and kettle boiling making a cosy environment for dust mites and moulds. In these conditions their levels rise so high that they trigger allergic reactions despite the best efforts of anti-allergy programs and desensitising vaccines. Only hot water will kill dust mites yet these clays people launder (heir clothes and bed linen in cold water. All clothing and bed linen is to be washed in hot water.

Many asthma and nasal congestion sufferers are over-medicating themselves on cortisone drugs to counter the effects of inordinately high dust mite and mould levels in the home.

To lower humidity, open doors and windows for a while on returning home and for an extended period on weekends. This may present a problem on returning home from work on winter nights as cold draughts can cause chills. If it’s very cold, use the dry heat of a bar heater to dry the home. Use a fan-forced heater to dry wardrobes and linen cupboards. Always open the bathroom window and turn on the extractor (if you have one) when showering and cooking.

The best environment for the inhalant prone person is a wood-panelled house with tiled floors, only a few woollen rugs and cotton curtains. Nylon and plastic products tend to give off a hydrocarbon vapour (formaldehyde) when in a warm environment. Hot days in summer or an over-heated house in winter can cause this vapour to be in the air twenty-four hours a day.

Indoor plants help to reduce the overall chemical load by absorbing and neutralising formaldehyde. So, have plenty of the non-flowering varieties at home and in the office. Keep their leaves well wiped to prevent dust and mould accumulating on them.

Remember that riding in a formaldehyde-filled car can so aggravate allergy symptoms as to undermine the effects of sticking to the diet.

Constant exposure to such a chemical-laden environment greatly taxes both (he immune system and the enzyme chains of the liver, as they strive unceasingly to break these chemicals down into less toxic products. If you live and work in such a toxic environment, yet eat well, exercise regularly in the fresh air, do not over-work, do not have a Candida yeast infection, gel plenty of sleep, have a harmonious love life, a good self-image, do not smoke, drink moderately and stay off coffee, tea (in excess) and drugs, you could well get by without developing any inhalant allergies, and the disfiguring symptoms that they produce. If you do not, it is only a matter of time before you will develop inhalant sensitivities if you have a genetic predisposition to them. A dose of hepatitis, the ‘flu, a marital break-up, or the loss of a loved one could be all that is needed to trigger off the process.

Chlorine is the second most common chemical and is found in drinking water, washing water, swimming pools, bleaches, anaesthetics and many drugs. It is used in the refining of both cooking oils and sugar. In its free state chlorine is a deadly poisonous gas. It readily binds with other chemicals to form compounds. Time and again I find people with the symptoms of food allergy and/or Candida yeast infection arc reacting to the chlorine in drinking water.

For this reason, all drinking water from the tap should be boiled for ten minutes lo evaporate chlorine. Better still don’t drink tap water at all. Drink only bottled mineral or spring water (make sure the mineral water is from a recognised spa and not commercially made—commercially made mineral water is derived from tap water, as is soda water). There are excellent delivery services of fresh, clean spring water to office and home.

Tank water can be a problem for country people. Properties whose agriculture requires significant spraying can lead, in time, to a build-up of chemical fall-out on the roof of the house. While the weather is fine that’s not a problem but the first rain sees a washing of these chemicals into the water tank with a consequent flaring up of allergy symptoms. I’ve found this to be a major cause of unexplainable, sudden flaring of allergy symptoms in country patients who are sticking to their programs and progressing well. Even those who don’t use sprays on their property can experience the chemical fall-out of aerial top-dressing of herbicides and fertiliser from up to 20 kilometres away.

It must be remembered that many of the chemicals found in the home, work environment and agricultural sprays are also found as chemical colourings, flavourings and preservatives in food.

Take formaldehyde, for instance. It is the most common chemical in the average household. It has little odour but is the component of ear fumes, smog and natural gas combustion (home heaters and stoves) that causes burning of the eyes. Formaldehyde is found in concrete, plaster, home insulation materials, home antiseptics, toothpaste, disinfectants, waxes, polishes, adhesives, lire proofing compounds applied lo fabrics, foods, insect and rodent repellents, nail polish, wall-boards and resins. II is a by-product of the processes that make natural and synthetic fabrics crease-resistant, dye-fast, shrink-proof and more plastic and is evaporated from plastic pencils and pens when they are put in the mouth. It constitutes a major portion of the pollutants in the air that now cover the earth.

To get completely away from the formaldehyde would be almost impossible. To reduce your contact with it by as much as 50 per cent is both possible and wise if you are to prevent the onset of allergy and more life-threatening diseases later in life.

The softer the plastic the more formaldehyde there is in it. Car upholstery contains significant concentrations of formaldehyde. That sticky clear substance that appears on the inside of the windscreen is formaldehyde that has vaporised from the upholstery under heat.

If you’ve ever wondered why the kids are ratty some times after you’ve picked them up from school it could well be the high levels of formaldehyde in the car. If you’ve parked the car outside with the windows up on a hot day the outgassing of formaldehyde from the upholstery will be so great it will have reached toxic levels by mid-afternoon. Open all the doors to air and cool the ear before you pick the kids up and keep the windows down while your driving.



The object of breaking the Anti-Allergy Program is to gel back onto the Metabolism-Balancing Program, or as close to it as your allergies allow, and to stay on it for the rest of your life.

After ninety clays on the Anti-Candida/Anti-Allergy Program it’s time to reintroduce the allergenic foods to see if you’ve lost your sensitivity to them. There’s a 95 per cent chance that you will have. Start by getting your doctor or naturopath to supervise the reintroduction of foods. Have only one of your allergenic foods and wait for two or three days to see what happens. If you don’t get a reaction in that time move onto another food from your no list. If you do get an adverse reaction wait for the symptoms to abate before, trying another food and stay off the food you reacted to for another month before trying it again.

If you’re allergic to such foods as eggs, milk, malt, corn, beef or coconut try them first. These foods are used widely in manufactured-processed foods and your reaction to them in their whole form will determine whether or not you can eat the manufactured foods (manufactured foods should comprise no more than 5 per cent of food intake). At this point you should consult the food tables at the back of the book pertaining to eggs, milk, corn and malt, to see what other foods contain them.

Coconut oil is used widely in the frying of foods served in retail outlets (chips, etc.) and in confectionery. Read all labels carefully. Any product that contains palm oil or palmoline contains coconut. Beef emulsifiers are used in a wide range of commercially made biscuits, cakes, pies, savouries, etc., so read all these labels very carefully. Beef gelatin is used for making capsules. If you are taking anything in capsule form (even vitamins) assume the capsule to be made of beef until categorically proven otherwise. It pays to phone the capsule manufacturer if you’re unsure.

By testing the whole food first you get an accurate idea of how you’re going to react to anything that contains it. If you don’t test them first you’ll never really know what you’re reacting to when you eat the other foods. It is most important that you never test yourself on a refined version of the whole food. The refined foods are quickly absorbed and rapid absorption can retrigger allergies. To explain: if you are allergic: to wheal (very common) you should begin by eating only wholemeal bread, not cakes, biscuits or crackers. Remember, the more slowly if is absorbed, the less likely you are to develop a reaction to it. Also, the refined version of while flour is bound to have chemical additives and it could well have been the chemicals (flavourings, colourings and preservatives) that, precipitated the sensitivity in the first place.

To further slow the absorption rate put butter or oil on the bread. If it is an unrefined food such as beef, fish, chicken or a vegetable that you were allergic: to, stir fry it in a wok (Chinese style) to begin with. The fat will further slow the absorption of the food. On no account use tinned, cured or any form of processed meats. They are refined and full of chemicals. (The only exceptions are tinned tuna, salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel if you do not have an allergy to them).

It is essential not to start eating your former food allergens in a tired, depressed state, or after an illness of any sort. Especially after hepatitis or glandular fever. Should you come clown with ‘flu or a related illness and suddenly develop a craving for the once allergic food, resist it. Avoid it like the plague, drink water instead and keep drinking it until the craving abates.