Allergy Free: An Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide / Edition 1

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Allergies can be permanently reversed using nontoxic alternative medicine treatments. In this book, we explain the techniques and natural substances that can bring you complete recovery from your allergies, without the side effects of conventional drugs. We also explore alternative medicine treatment options for asthma sufferers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781887299367
  • Publisher: Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

BURTON GOLDBERG is the founder of Alternative Medicine magazine, the leading consumer publication in the field. He lives in Tiburon, California.
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Table of Contents

About the Authors 8
Important Information for the Reader 9
User's Guide 10
Introduction: You Don't Have to Suffer With Allergies 12
Chapter 1 Understanding Allergy and Sensitivity 14
Allergy, Sensitivity, Intolerance: What's the Difference?
Success Story: From Asthma to Tibet with Alternative Medicine
Allergy 101: The Basics of Antibody-Antigen Reactions
Types of Allergies and Allergic Conditions
What Happens in a Non-Antibody-Mediated Event?
Chapter 2 Causes of Allergy and Sensitivity 38
Allergy Susceptibility May Be in Your Genes
Early Childhood Practices Lead to Allergy and Sensitivity
Barrier Function Default: The Root of Allergy and Sensitivity
Toxic Overload Impairs All Barrier Functions
Factors That Impair Support-Organ Function
Eliminating Allergies with Alternative Therapies
Chapter 3 Allergy/Sensitivity Testing 70
The First Step: Patient History
Testing for Allergy/Sensitivity Triggers
Testing for the Causes of Allergy/Sensitivity
Chapter 4 Prevention of Sensitization 106
Breast-Feed Your Infant
Introduce Solid Foods Later
Avoid Early Immunizations
Drink Adequate Fluids
Allergy-Proof Your House
Adopt a Healthy Diet
Protect Skin
Chapter 5 Environmental Control 128
Sources of Environmental Toxicity
Chemical Sensitivity and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Success Story: A Doctor Reverses Sick Building Syndrome
Eliminate Toxins in Your Environment
Clean Up Your Body's Environment
Chapter 6 Therapeutic Diets 158
Are Food Reactions Making You Sick?
How Diet Leads to Allergy/Sensitivity
Success Story: Diet Reverses Ulcerative Colitis
Therapeutic Diets That Minimize Food Reactions
Chapter 7 Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome 184
Success Story: Throwing Away the Ritalin
Restoring Intestinal Integrity
Hypothyroidism and Malabsorption
Hypochlorhydria and Maldigestion
Enzyme Deficiency and Leaky Gut
Illuminating the Candida Connection
Ridding the Body of Candida Overgrowth
Chapter 8 Intestinal Detoxification 212
Success Story: Detoxification Helps Reverse Asthma
The Congrested Intestines
Intestinal Detoxification Therapies
The Overburdened Liver
Liver Detoxification Therapies
Parasites in the Intestines
Natural Parasite Elimination Techniques
Chapter 9 Supporting the Skin 236
Anatomy of the Skin Barrier
Success Story: Healing an "Incurable" Case of Eczema
The Causes of Skin Barrier Damage
Natural Therapies That Support the Skin
Steps for Skin Detoxification
Chapter 10 Supporting the Respiratory System 260
Mucous Membranes: Defense of the Respiratory System
What Causes Mucous Membrane Dysfunction?
Oxidative Stress and Allergy/Sensitivity
Success Story: Supplements, Herbs, and Air Purification Reverses Asthma
Alternative Therapies to Restore Mucous Membrane Integrity
Chapter 11 Supplements for Symptom Control 278
Success Story: Supplements to the Rescue
Nutritional Supplements
Essential Fatty Acids
Botanical Medicines
Chinese Herbal Medicines
The Dangers of Conventional Allergy Treatment
Chapter 12 Homeopathic and Physical Therapies 304
Success Story: Homeopathy and Osseous
Manipulation Relieve Allergies
Homeopathic Remedies
Nasal Irrigation
Meridian Therapy
Osseous Manipulation
Special Therapies for Asthma
Chapter 13 Desensitizing the Immune System 328
Serial Endpoint Titration (SET)
Enzyme-Potentiated Desensitization (EPD)
Homeopathic Antigens
Autoimmune Urine Therapy (AIU)
Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)
Natural Elimination of Allergy Therapy (NEAT)
Chapter 14 Mind/Body Approaches to Allergy 348
Stressed Out--A Pervasive Problem
The Role of Stress in Allergic Conditions
Success Story: Hypnotherapy Stops Stress-Induced Asthma
Mind/Body Therapies for Healing Allergy and Sensitivity
Endnotes 374
Index 400
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