How Allergies Deflect Amino Acid Cascades
Wheat allergy and
a Meat allergy cause
a disruption in the methionine cascade.
Wheat and Meat are both high in the amino acid methionine. In the event of an emotional disconnection from either of these foods, methionine will be short-circuited at its first metabolic shift, from
methionine to S-adenosyl methionine.
When that happens, the methyl groups become
diverted from their expected tasks, and they are recruited into creating excessive met-enkephalin. Ordinarily these methyl groups would have been donated to healthy compounds required by the body. Now they will be in short supply. When the methyls are diverted in this way, various metabolic errors are inevitable.
The methionine utilization disorder that comes about as a result of wheat/meat allergy leaves a shortage of methyls that should be methylating other
compounds, such as choline, norepinephrine, and betaine, among other
things. The synthesis of many compounds depends upon methionine.
Choline shortage can compromise the synthesis of lecithin, as well
as the acetylcholine molecule, and the enzyme choline acetyltransferase.
Acetylcholine shortage could show up as muscle weakness and memory
impairment. A lecithin shortage might cause cholesterol to rise,
and in turn might initiate gall-stones.
Met-enkephalin is an addictive opiate. It is attracted to the opiate
receptors in the pancreatic beta cells. When met-enkephalin enters the beta cell, it serves as an irritant that forces the release
of excessive insulin, without reference to the body's needs. This
causes blood glucose to drop, and produces hypoglycemia.
To restore the glucose levels, pancreatic glucogon recruits glucose from the glycogen reserves in the liver. The adrenal
cortex becomes depleted from its continuous effort to replenish
the glucose. Glycogen reserves are constantly depleted, and not
only are the glucocorticoids at risk, but the aldosterone also becomes depleted, since is also released at the same time as the glucocorticoids. Eventually, the blood pressure will drop so low that it puts the body at risk, since the kidneys can't clear the fluids well enough to release toxins.
Aldosterone regulates the blood pressure at the request of the
kidneys, and maintains the sodium/potassium ratio by releasing excessive
potassium. If the kidneys can't recruit enough aldosterone to maintain
the blood pressure they need for optimal function, the pressure
drops, and potassium accumulates. On the other hand, if the adrenals
are experiencing high stress, they will send out too much aldosterone
along with the excessive cortisol, and this raises the blood pressure
and eventually causes potassium depletion, resulting in edema.
Met-enkephalin, like heroin and many other narcotics, displaces the
endorphins. As soon as the liver detoxifies it, an endorphin shortage
sets in, and this creates an overwhelming desire to take in the
food that will give relief. What happens next is a compulsive wheat
craving. Some people have to get up in the middle of the night
and go to the fridge to munch out on any form of wheat-based food,
bread, left-over pasta, just to get them through the night. In an
effort to replenish the continuous depletion of glucose that follows
hyper-insulinism, there will be a concurrent sugar craving. Wheat products become a "fix" rather than a food, and sugar becomes the "fix" that replenishes the glucose deficit. This is a process that often creates considerable weight gain.
By the age of forty-five or fifty, pancreatic stress can take a
different turn. As the beta cells fatigue, insulin production is
diminished. The stage is set for late on-set diabetes.
Late on-set diabetes is associated with being overweight, but the overweight was in the making long before it turned into diabetes. Overweight, in and of iteself, does not cause diabetes, as is commonly thought. Clearly a weight-loss program that elminates bread and wheat products reduces the source of met-enkephalin, and would also reduce the weight as it also would minimize the diabetic effect. But, again it would not be about weight loss. It would be about reducing the met-enkephalin. Errors in
the methionine cascade, due to wheat or meat allergy, are usually
the major players in this process, so clearing up the wheat/meat
allergies should contribute significantly toward relieving this
form of diabetes.
Diabetes can also be produced by herbicides and pesticides or even a viral infection affecting the beta cells, it is not invariably due to wheat/meat allergy.
One critical mineral shortage often leads to double-sulfide bonding
errors, and that one is rubidium. If the insulin
molecule can't keep itself together with proper sulfide bonds, it
falls apart. This creates a shortage of workable insulin, even
when the number of molecules is accurate. Another factor is cellular
receptor site resistance. If insulin can't guide the glucose through
the cell walls, then blood glucose accumulates, and this is called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance often accompanies late on-set diabetes.
It can usually be resolved with the addition of two more minerals, chromium and vanadium.
Soy Allergy enters into the Methionine cascade.
Even when the wheat allergy and the meat allergy are resolved, the methionine cascade may still be at risk in another area, farther down. When an enzyme disruption occurs between homocysteine and cystathionine,
homocysteine will build up to toxic amounts. Soy allergy plays a significant role
at this stage of the methionine cascade.
Soy Allergy creates a threonine utilization disorder, by altering the enzyme that would have allowed threonine to synthesize glycine and serine. A threonine utilization disorder, causing a shortage of serine, enters into the methionine
cascade at the moment that serine should be present to shift the
homocysteine to the next compound, cystathionine.
without serine and phosphorylated B-6 to catalyze that specific
shift, the rest of the methionine cascade can not occur. Not
only would homocysteine build up to toxic concentrations, but cysteine
would be in short supply, and then B-6 would not be able to be sufficiently phosphorylated. Pyridoxal-5-phosphate is a co-factor for many essential enzymes, and a deficiency of phosphorylated B-6 can have profoundly negative health effects. We can look at the threonine cascade as a significant factor in maintaining the metabolic balance of the body, and as a welcome facilitator of coronary protection.
Cysteine shortage compromises all the compounds
that need disulfide bridges.Without sufficient cysteine, the insulin molecule falls apart,
is blind to glucose, and contributes to diabetes. Double-sulfide
bridges occur in many enzymes, notably the proteolytic enzymes from the pancreas, trypsin and chymotrypsin.
Cysteine itself is a major component in the
structure of the skin and hair, as well as serving as a very strong metal detoxifier.
In a shortage, the skin and hair might not have good texture, and
the release of toxic metal accumulation could be impaired.
When cysteine is not sufficiently available to create taurine,
or if vanadium is not present, the client may become susceptible
to heart arrhythmia, and perhaps seizures, as seizure activity takes
place when taurine is seriously lacking in the brain.
Since taurine can't go through the brain barrier, rather than suggesting
taurine, we have found that it works better to suggest cysteine
and vanadium as the nutrients that will allow the brain to make
its own taurine. Often this simple measure can prevent further seizures,
as long as the biofield of the brain has not been dislocated by
a fall or a blow to the head, or compromised by aspartame toxicity.
In that case the taurine will not be able to access the area where
it is needed, and other approaches would need to be considered,
such as cranial-sacral therapy.
The events described are directly the result of wheat/meat and soy allergies. You can see at once that many of these health effects appear to be separate "diseases" and when looked upon in that way, they appear to require various separate medications. In fact, the medications are very helpful and quite necessary, but we can look at them as something you do until you figure out what to do: release the allergies. Once the allergies are handled, and the nutrtional status is maintained, the metabolic errors that produce these diverse symptoms will most likely be able to correct themselves.
Rice Allergy creates
both a valine and an isoleucine utilization disorder.
The Valine disorder creates an irritant under
the skin. This is often experienced as a rash, but sometimes there
is itching with no visible rash, or a crawling sensation under the
skin that is very distressing. (This sensation of itching all over
can also come about with a commonly used popular laundry soap that can have toxic
effects for some people. It's not always about rice allergy. Changing
irritating commercial soap to an organic soap product may be what is needed.)
The Isoleucine disorder causes circulatory insufficiency
in the hands and feet, and can be a major contributor to Reynaud's
syndrome. Intense on-going fear can do this too, and so can cadmium
toxicity, and we have had a hint that strontium-90 toxicity might also
produce arterial constriction in the extremities as well, for those clients you may find who have been exposed to nuclear fallout. If you
ask the body-consciousness which one is the culprit, it can tell
Milk Allergy disrupts
the Tryptophan pathway.
Tryptophan is the amino acid that makes serotonin.
Two enzymes are required for this synthesis, the first one is tryptophan
hydroxylase. That one puts that little OH radical onto the tryptophan
molecule. If this is blocked, then tryptophan can't go further.
Generally the culprit here would be a toxin that had accumulated
in the brain from an outside source, such as pesticides, herbicides, pollution,
or other exposure. If tryptophan can be successfully hydroxylated,
then it becomes 5-HTP. This is 5-hydroxytryptophan, and it is available
in health stores.
The next step is the tricky one. The second enzyme is called 5-hydroxytryptophan decarboxylase. This enzyme removes COOH from the 5-HTP
and creates the molecule we are looking for, which is serotonin.
The major block in the perfect function of the decarboxylase is
milk allergy. So it appears that a milk allergy contributes significantly
Without adequate serotonin, there will be less than optimal melatonin,
and as we so often observe, the depressed individual usually has
a hard time sleeping without a fairly substantial sedative drug.
If the milk allergy is severe, and if it is combined with a wheat
allergy, some of the incorrect metabolites intersect, creating narcotics
and hallucinogens. Then this person could be subject to disabling
confusion, and could develop mental dissociation that might ultimately
take the form of schizophrenia or other mental dysfunctions.
Serotonin shortage compromises the effectiveness of the platelets
as well, and it is required in the intestinal tract. Serotonin is needed to perform many tasks.
In the presence of fluoride, serotonin becomes attached to the
fluoride and then it becomes disabled, cannot enter the receptor sites, and cannot function as the transmitter the brain needs to function well. Fluoride is a very significant source of depression and confusion. This is not
an allergic process, it is a toxic intrusion, but it creates the same effects as a milk allergy, even when there is no milk allergy.
Fluoride is extremely
toxic to the brain. It can create chronic fatigue, mental confusion,
as well as hypothyroidism, painful cystitis, it diminishes lymphocyte
synthesis, disrupts the connective tissue, and prematurely ages
the skin. It allows incorrect placement of calcium such as bone
spurs, is known to create statistically higher frequency of hip
fractures and osteoarthritis, and higher than average incidence
of bone cancer. These symptoms of fluoride poisoning are so diverse
that it may seem surprising to find they all stem from the same
source, but until fluoride is acknowledged in medical circles as
a hazard, the fluoride that brings about these health effects will
continue to go unnoticed, and the illnesses that are produced will
be handled with pharmaceutical remedies.
We advise our clients to stop the all sources of fluoride, stop
cola drinks, (often made with heavily fluoridated water) reduce
the sugar intake, brush teeth with bicarbonate of soda or a non-fluoride
toothpaste, refuse dental fluoride "treatments" and take
a weekly molybdenum supplement. Fluoride becomes increasingly toxic
as it accumulates to higher and higher levels. However, residual fluoride can be removed by taking
one small pill of DMAE every day for a couple of months. For people who drink water that has had chloramine added, we suggest two DMAE per day, as the chloramine tends to block DMAE's protective action against fluoride, unless the body can override the chloramine effect.
Corn Allergy causes
problems with the utilization of Lysine and Proline.
Both of these amino acids are required for the formation of strong
collagen fibers, tendons, cartilage, etc. Symptoms show up as hyper-flexible
joints, given to easy dislocation and structural weakness, or joint
aching that is not arthritis. When the bones not being held firmly
in the correct position, they are all likely to go slightly out
of alignment, and the joints can become painful for that reason.
Another symptom that comes up with a corn allergy is that it tends
to constrict the tubes and ducts. Not all of them, usually just
a few selected ones, different ones for different people. It often
shows up as glaucoma by narrowing the canals of Schlemm, and it
could cramp the lachrymal ducts, the salivary ducts, the urethra,
or the bile duct.
Pollen Allergy usually
shows up as a Histidine utilization disorder.
I believe that when a pollen or other inflammatory allergy occurs,
the synthesis of histamine is excessive, and
the other compounds histidine is expected to make are not as available
as they should be. On the other hand it may be that there is no
problem with histidine. Perhaps is it just the situational memory
that recruits the antibody IgE, as the biochemical basis for this
type of allergy reaction.
In either case, decarboxylating histidine creates histamine. Before
we being to think of histamine as "bad," we need to acknowledge
that histamine is a requirement for the protection of the body when
it has been injured. Histamine expands the capillary walls so that
they can release fluids into the interstitial area around the injury,
and invite the immune factors required for the healing. Neutrophils
gather, they send out pyrogens to raise the temperature, they send
out kallikrein to invite kininogens to make more kinins that bring
out more neutrophils, and the neutrophils then bring out more kininogens
that make kinins to invoke even more neutrophils. Your body has
now created a rather noticable inflammation.
Histamines turn on the sirens, and rouse the troops. They bring
out pain-provoking substances so that the injured person is motivated
to stop everything and take care of himself. If it doesn't hurt
enough, he could ignore it, continue to injure it further, and incur
more serious damage. Clearly inflammation and pain are useful protective
Other Inflammatory Allergies are also intended to be protective, just as the situation described
above. But, like pollen and animal allergies, and other allergies,
they're out of date.
Mast cells are stationed at strategic points all over the body.
They are brimming with histamine molecules, waiting for the IgE
signal to call them into action. Upon a negatively associated environmental
provocation, the amygdala signals for an intense response. IgE jumps
at the mast cells, tears them open, and histamine pours out and
floods the area with inflammatory signals to create swelling, or
itchy hives on the skin, or stuffy nose, sneezing, tearing eyes,
itchy throat, coughing, etc.
The body is now experiencing a full fledged histamine-mediated
allergy. There are many ways to relieve this. Drugs can control
these symptoms, and there are new drugs that are anti-IgE antibodies,
so they inhibit the inflammation process in a way that biochemically
circumvents the histamine response. That concept makes sense. And, sometimes injections
work very well, and are the best answer. There are also some excellent herbal
remedies available that minimize allergic symptoms. These solutions
may be sufficient for your comfort, and nothing further needs to
However, if the discomfort
doesn't seem to respond to these options as well as you had hoped,
there is another way to go. Ask someone to help you find the time
when the allergy was initiated, locate the meridians that are involved,
stroke them to bring the information out of the amygdalas, and let
the long-held emotional charge dissipate. After being in that past
space for long enough to release it, then come back into current
time, refreshed and allergy-free.
Fuels, Fumes, and Plastics create allergies that usually invoke a leucine utilization disorder.
Gasoline or exhaust fume allergy can be induced by traffic accidents,
or a fearful plane trip that felt life-threatening, or something
of the sort. The impression was a clear imprint: you are going to
die. In that fleeting moment of recognition, part of the biofield
splits away from the body, and the split stays outside the main
part of the body's auric field indefinitely, literally holding the
belief that you are dead.
From then on, the message is continuously hovering in the auric
vibration where the split is held. Upon reexposure to a similar
situation, your unconscious awareness of death resurfaces, and you
are likely to get dizzy and spacy, forget things, and feel disoriented.
You might pass out in a parking garage that is filled with exhaust
fumes. The leucine disorder, along with creating confusion and disorientation,
produces a compound similar to met-enkephalin, called leu-enkephalin.
Like met-enkephalin, it settles into the mid-brain where it diminishes
the nerve conduction to the iris, so the leucine utilization disorder
may be revealed by enlarged pupils, although many drugs also cause
that effect, and so does systemic silicone that has escaped from
implants.The methionine effect on the pupils is more like morphine, it tends to make them unusually small.
After you recover from the accident, the split that jumped outside
still doesn't know you recovered, because a vibrational split does
not see what happened after it separated from the presenting biofield.
It freezes at that moment in time. A split is a snapshot in the
ethers that stays the same age that it was when it jumped out, and
like a photograph, it is a "picture" captured outside
the flow of sequential time.
Oddly enough, these energy-field concentrations are conscious.
They can be muscle tested, and they respond when they are talked
to. They are being maintained as separate vibrational fields because
the intensity of the fear or grief or anger that propelled them
away from the body still holds them in a slightly different frequency
from the body's main biofield. We can coax these feelings out of
the splits by just stroking through the field in mid-air, and lifting
them out. As soon as the emotional burden is released, the splits
can be invited gently back to the presenting self. This allows for
more vitality, and greater emotional harmony.
Chemical Sensitivity is sometimes related to this kind of experience, but often is not
quite an allergy. Unlike food allergy, environmental allergy-like
symptoms can be induced by overexposure. When the liver is burdened
with heavy metals, pesticides, fuels, solvents and plastic out-gassing,
the detoxification routes become overwhelmed.
Then every additional toxic exposure, however small, creates a
strong reaction that will look exactly like an allergic symptom.
This would be the time to look at homeopathic metal and toxin releasers,
as well as glutathione, SOD, N-Acetyl cysteine, and many others
that are very effective. We have one that works for MTBE, and one
that takes out Aspartame and MSG. See the chart at the end of the section on "Coping with Toxins," in another area of this web site for a list of these suggestions.
What you can do
If you can learn to release charged emotional memories that are
interfering with healing, and if you work with herbs, minerals,
and other nutritional substances, you will be able to weave them
into other modalities of healing, such as medical treatments, pharmaceuticals,
acupuncture, and homeopathy. Often these different aspects of healing
can harmonize with each other, rather than being regarded as mutually
exclusive. Muscle testing will show you what blends together most
harmoniously for your specific needs.