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Total Allergy Stack Reduction Principle



This article is based on an excerpt from the book: TOXIC YOU :: 58 Ways To Dramatically Improve Your Health By Reducing Your Exposure To Man-Made Toxins by M. Robert Strauss

Allergenic and other health symptoms can be caused by many things: classic allergens like molds and pollen, food intolerances like wheat and dairy, as well as the still largely unexplored realm of modern man-made chemicals, plastics, and food additives.

Yet, from everything you've read in the papers about all these chemicals, there would seem to be nothing for us to worry about. Indeed, industry-funded science spends billions trying to convince everyone that there is no such thing as an adverse biological reaction to a man-made chemical.

Of course, this is just not true – chemicals do interact with our bodies, all the time.

Moreso, if on any given day, you work around chemicals you already know affect you (chemical sensitivities), and you mow the lawn that same day (allergies), and you eat badly that whole prior week (food intolerances, food additive sensitivities), then yes, the infamous stair-step or stacking effect kicks in, with one irritant or allergen building upon the next, creating a greater overall allergenic reaction within your body.

The Defining Medical Story of Our Age

This modern day flood, of tens of thousands of man-made plastics, toxins, dyes, additives, and genetically modified organisms into our daily lives, constitutes a unprecedented biological assault that, historically, not one animal or plant has ever had to endure. Quite literally, our bodies lack the specific, evolved defenses to deal with all these chemicals. More soberingly, an astonishing 89% of these chemicals have never been systematically studied by science to determine how they might affect our biology.

Allergic or quasi-allergenic reactions are only the initial biological warnings of more potentially irreversible and devastating future health problems. Medical statistics clearly reveal the damage: Exploding epidemics of diseases, maladies, conditions and syndromes, many formerly rare, that year-over-year are capturing an ever increasing share of the populace.

Most insidiously, the traditional reductive scientific model utterly fails us all in the face of a biological system as complex as the human body. With literally thousands of still scientifically unmapped biological sub-systems interacting simultaneously within our bodies, with these interactions occurring in the context of any number of artificial chemicals, with our biology varying from person to person, one can easily see the vast indeterminacy that allows companies to engage in plausible deniability while raking in ever more money by continuing to throw us all -- our health, our quality of life, and our futures -- under the bus.

The connection is clear: the more you reduce your exposure to food additives and environmental chemicals, the lower you will be able to bring down your total allergy stack.

Total Allergy Stack Reduction Principle

On the left side of the diagram below is a typical allergy stack, while on the right, due to you cutting back on your exposure to processed food additives and environmental chemicals, the allergy stack has become shorter, reducing or eliminating a number of allergenic symptoms to below the threshold when they first begin to manifest. You might still be allergic to pets, for instance, but now that you have lowered your total exposure to additives and chemicals, you can control your overall pet allergies better.

One thing I've learned from personal experience is that the longer you manage to avoid these environmental chemicals and food additives, the shorter your total stack becomes, the fewer allergenic symptoms you display, and the longer it takes for those allergenic symptoms to manifest themselves.

For the sake of conceptual and graphical clarity, I decided to keep the top (jagged) piece in the diagram the same height, but for this diagram to square more closely with my personal anecdotal experience, I would have needed to show the All other allergens/provocations piece as having been reduced in height as well. Even if nothing has been done by you to directly address that top portion of the allergy stack, when you control for the other allergy stacking items beneath it, you are simultaneously making your body more resilient and less susceptible to falling prey to classic allergens (the jagged top piece) in the first place.

Recovering from the chemical assault of processed foods and chemicals, your body is therefore more efficient and effective, better able to ward off the other allergens.






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