THE MORNING SHOW
Sandi Radomski ND, LCSW
Co-creator of Ask & Receive,and creator of Allergy Antidotes
Sandi specializes in the use of muscle testing to locate hidden negative beliefs and traumas that are blocking what one wants.
There are several reasons for the astonishing increase in food and environmental sensitivities. The most obvious is that we are exposed to a greater quantity and diversity of chemicals and substances today than at any other time in human evolution. We inhale and ingest chemicals on a daily basis whose names we can’t even pronounce. As a result, our natural immune defenses, which constantly process information to determine the safety of substances and simultaneously adjust our internal environment to maintain homeostasis in relationship to those substances, have become overloaded and are forced to succumb to allergy-like reactions. The result can be likened to the “rain barrel effect,” where the rain barrel represents the immune system, which gives up trying to adjust to the substances to which it is confronted and simply overflows. The affected person then experiences reactions to those substances.
In addition to an overworked immune system, allergy-like reactions are known to increase after a trauma. Sensitivities to particular substances can arise when a person is traumatized while being exposed to that substance. Association of reactive substances to trauma follows the findings of Dr. Robert Ader, who coined the term psychoneuroimmunology. Dr. Ader conducted the first study of how our body is conditioned to associate external events with foods ingested during those events. He did this by first lowering the effectiveness of the immune system of mice by giving them an immune suppressant drug in a saccharine solution, and then by observing that saccharine alone produced a similar decrease in immune system function. The mice quickly began to associate the taste of saccharine to simultaneous immune suppression, just as the human body may associate a trauma to foods or smells linked in time to the trauma.
sandi radomski, allergies and past traumas, november 12, 2012