THE ALLERGY MODEL OF DISEASE
by Dr. Ricky Brown, BS, DC, NMD
The cause of disease in the earliest times was understood by the original physicians / priests as being the consequence of sin and evil thoughts; by the Chinese barefoot doctors as being the result of imbalances of the five main elements that make up the world that exist within the body; throughout the middle ages it was thought to be because of imbalances of the four vitreous humors [fluids of the body - 1. phlegm or water; 2. blood; 3. black bile or gall (secreted by the kidneys and spleen); and 4. yellow bile or cholor (secreted by the liver)].
In 1858, Rudolf Virchow published his formative book, Cellularpathologie, in which he persuasively set forth the cellular basis of pathology that remains the currently accepted model of disease. In his later years Virchow stated, "If I could live my life over again, I would devote it to proving that germs seek their natural habitat--diseased tissues--rather than causing disease."
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) and Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915) are generally credited with giving the civilized world the theoretical disease doctrines of microbiology and immunology that predominate today. Pasteur himself was reported to have admitted on his deathbed that, "Claude Bernard was right--the microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything."
Perhaps we should keep an open mind about some of the beliefs that are widely accepted today, for the science of tomorrow may look upon them as backward and foolish.
Devi Nambudripad (the developer of N.A.E.T .) proposed in her book "Say Goodbye To Illness" that allergic reactions by the immune system to different substances could be responsible for the manifestation of the different diseases. The immune system certainly has specific types of limitations in the way it identifies and reacts to foreign organisms and aberrant cells from the tissues of the person's own body. While these immune reactions do sometimes fit the accepted parameters of what has traditionally been referred to as an "allergy" (with the production of immuno-globulins specific for a particular allergen), many of these reactions do not fit with the accepted traditional model (because the body's reaction is in the early stages or is somehow inherently different) - hence our use of the terms "sensitivity" and "allergy" will be much more broad than the previously accepted definitions.
THAT ALLERGIC REACTIONS BY THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO DIFFERENT SUBSTANCES (ALLERGINS) COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANIFESTATION OF THE DIFFERENT DISEASES IS A SIGNIFICANT, NEW PARADYGM IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE DISEASE PROCESS !!!
It is universally accepted that the immune system uses a process called "memory" in its work to protect the body. This is occurring on a cellular and tissue level, not as a function of the conscious mind as the term "memory" usually indicates. In order for this process to occur on ANY level, it is obvious that there must first have occurred something called "LEARNING". Neither of these processes is infallible. Cancer results when abnormal cells from the host organism are NOT correctly identified as unhealthy by the immune system and are allowed to propagate. When the immune system recognizes to late that these abnormal and unhealthy cells have taken a foothold in the body, they are usually isolated and surrounded by a protective protein coating from the rest of the body (called a tumor). When a "normal, simple tissue sample" called a "biopsy" is performed, the protein shield is penetrated and disrupted, allowing the cancer cells to leak out into the rest of the body by way of the blood or lymph systems, which sets the stage for metastases of the cancer. By their own admission, over 50% of all conditions being treated today by doctors are "iatrogenic", meaning caused by the doctor, the medications, or in some way by the treatment for some other condition. ALL drugs have side effects, and it is obvious that one side effect of invasive diagnostic procedures like biopsies is the risk of the more rapid spread of cancer to the rest of the body. long sleeves wears with lace
Another "glitch" in the immune system allergy process is what could be called "friendly fire"- when normal, healthy tissue is incorrectly attacked by the immune system. One example of this involves the case of allergic reactions to cow's milk and dairy products. The immune system produces rather specific antibodies for allergens and invading organisms, but dairy products involve a rather large range of slightly different modifications of the exact protein structures and make-up of the target cells. There is milk, butter, yogurt, literally hundreds of different kinds of cheeses, etcetera, that all are derived from casein protein based products. The beta cells of the pancreas bear a striking resemblance to the protein chain from dairy, and in some individuals the immune system attacks those normal, healthy cells by mistake. The result is type I diabetes. It is an interesting side note that it has been clinically observed that 100% of children who develop type I diabetes have some form of dairyallergy, while not every child with a dairy allergy develops type I diabetes. The implication, of course, is that EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE TESTED AND TREATED FOR DAIRY ALLERGIES in order to prevent the unnecessary development of type I diabetes.
"Friendly fire" also occurs in many other instances for a variety of reasons. Yes, these are mistakes by the immune system, but something called "disease" is not exactly normal from the very beginning. ALL conditions known to be "auto-immune" conditions involve allergic reactions by the immune system to some part or parts of the person's own body. Arthritis, lupus, Chron's disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and a host of other modern diseases are auto-immune diseases.
This misfiring of the immune system can be the body's protective reaction to exposure to petro-chemicals, synthetic hormones, drugs, heavy metals, or a wide variety of other toxins and poisons. Dr. Ellen Cutler (the developer of Bio-SET) observed that in certain individuals where these toxins and poisons have been delivered to the body via the blood system, the immune system has actually produced a sensitivity to the person's own blood. This over-reaction is tantamount to "throwing the baby out with the bath water". This sensitivity to blood disrupts the very fabric of the entire metabolism, and can result in a wide variety of symptoms. Dr. Cutler observed that these patients do not respond favorably to treatments unless and until the sensitivity to the blood is first addressed. She developed a complete, prioritized, scientific approach (called Bio-SET) to identifying and treating these immune system over-reactions which is much more focused than the previously existing method for identifying and treating them (called N.A.E.T.).