Alan Hunter’s wibble

andrew-neil1Alan Hunter is an obvious crank. He is also a quack trying to horn in on the allergies market. Allergology is a notorious difficult and complex field, which of course makes it an ideal hunting ground for snake oil salesmen of all descriptions.

Hunter is a compulsive spammer who  is now barred from using our email feedback form because he seems unable to comprehend the simple business of comments under blog posts. Unlike Lynne McTaggart, we don’t believe in suppression of speech (mockery is a far more effective way of addressing opposition), so this is a placeholder for a series of his differently-coherent replies copied and pasted from our feedback system.

Apologies for lack of formatting, this is a result of picking them out of the spam bin.

There are contributions here fomr other websites, not just WWDDTYDTY: if you’ve been the “beneficiary” of Alan’s “wisdom”, feel free to send it in. Please include the date and time of receipt (we might, if we can be arsed, track the coefficient of blether against time – it’s noticeable that the posts written after the pubs shut are the least coherent).

Feel free to reply to his tirades in the comments below, especially if you can go one step further than “Ha ha ha! Fuckwit”.

39 thoughts on “Alan Hunter’s wibble”

  1. Dear Sirs I wrote a piece in a recent WDDTY, which was the truth. I note you have said – openly for everyone to see – that “your arse will be ours”. What a wonderfully dignified response from a scientist (I am surmising you are from SAS?)
  2. I want to know the NAME of the coward who wrote “Alan Hunter – we will have your arse” Hardly dignified is it? But I want your NAME so that I can challenge you in court. Up for it, my good man? Or hiding yet again behind an anonymous website – controlled by drug company money – eh? Alan Hunter
  3. Dear Sirs May I say something? Mainstream medicine has NO cure for 98% of chronic illness. YES – it has NO CURE! An arthritis sufferer may take medication for his condition but, after an hour or so, the arthritis will STILL be there! There has been NO CURE. Relief yes, but cure, no! So please don’t criticise WDDTY for exposing you as SHAMS – because mainstream medicine know NOTHING about curing. Got cancer on the breast? No problem – we’ll cut your breast off? Headache? No problem – we’ll cut your head off! Is that CURING? Utter nonsense! And that is from an “alternative practitioner” !! I leave it to you to work out who is the more sensible! Dave Warren
    1. The “Dave Warren” sockpuppet, same IP address as Alan Hunter, posted within a few minutes of the precedining and following rants.

      Compare and contrast with his railing against anonymous bloggers in the previous message.

  4. Dear Sense About “Science” May I say something? Mainstream medicine has NO cure for 98% of chronic illness. YES – it has NO CURE! An arthritis sufferer may take medication for his condition but, after an hour or so, the arthritis will STILL be there! There has been NO CURE. Relief yes, but cure, no! So please don’t criticise WDDTY for exposing you as SHAMS – because mainstream medicine know NOTHING about curing. Got cancer on the breast? No problem – we’ll cut your breast off? Headache? No problem – we’ll cut your head off! Is that CURING? Utter nonsense! And that is from an “alternative practitioner” !! I leave it to you to work out who is the more sensible! But it is obvious that you are on the side of the companies who make MONEY out of prescriptions! You should be ashamed of yourselves. You are liars, frauds, and thieves! And if you want a challenge at court on these issues – go ahead – give me your details! Because, what I CAN say, is that I will expose your fraudulent methods o “curing” as being just that – FRAUDULENT. And if you want to take me to court – BRING IT ON! Looking forward to the TRUTH being brought out in the courts/newspapers/TV/Radio/door-to-door-leafleting! Yours every so kindly Alan Hunter (someone more knowledgeable than you – for SUR
  5. I would like your name and address. You have misleading information about my awards and my ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE title, which is a fully approved one. I DO NOT call myself a medical doctor. I never have done. I make it quite clear it is alternative (non-traditional) one. And my awards are from KNOWLEDGEABLE associations and the Prince’s Trust for Integrative Medicine. I want your details please so that I can properly contact you. Your hiding behind an anonymous website says everything about you. ESPECIALLY threatening me with VIOLENCE in saying you’ll have my arse! I await your details urgently. ALAN HUNTER Award-winning author on Food Allergies and Chronic Illness
  6. Dear WWDDTYDTY Re your abusive and criminal threat to me that you would have “my arse” (my, how dignified you must be!), simply because my article threatened mainstream medicine…. I want to reply. It doesnt matter a f**k my credentials. Not ONE f**k! I have brought together 30 YEARS of research in the manner of a jigsaw puzzle, which resulted in comments such as “Highly original”, “Truly original”, “Completely original” – because it was the FIRST-EVER world discovery of the link between body temperature, parasites, and food allergy. Your attempt to attack my awards is pathetic. I won Best Research from Action Against Allergy (who are more knowledgeable about food allergies than any of your crowd!). They KNOW about food allergies – unlike you! I won Best Resarch award – TOP RESEARCH AWARD – from the Prince’s Trust for Integrative Medicine, beating at least twenty MEDICALLY QUALIFIED doctors from all over the UK who submitted their own research WORKS. My research on that fine day, was declared “Truly original”, “Highly original” and “Completely original” as my 30 year research on food allergies came to fruition. So your libellous statement that I had received my awards from a diploma mill is being studied carefully – I can assure you! My doctorate, from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine (and they have absolute authority to award such awards according to Indian Laws) was awarded for my fabulous food allergy research. Yes, there are other websites which recently have arisen that they are “fake”. But as someone who went to their alternative medicine university, I can tell you now, they are a valid and active college, fully accredited by Indian law. They also awarded me the high honour of the Seva Ratna award for my research. And they have Indian government authority to deliver these awards. My award was not from a diploma mill as you libellously suggested. BUT THAT MATTERS NOT A SINGLE JOT! I AM AN AWARD WINNING AUTHOR WITH 30 YEARS RESEARCH BEHIND ME AND A FABULOUS CONCLUSION ON FOOD ALLERGIES! I have never said I was a medical doctor, so I suggest you swallow that foul accusation – just as your claim I got my awards from some queer website. No, sir, you are WRONG. My books, exposing the sham of mainstream medicine and how they are complicit in PREVENTING the man in the street from getting well, tellS it all, my good man! I have no itention of using Dr if that worries you! I don’t NEED to. Give me your email address and I will show you why YOU – yes YOU – are in the wrong. Or are you STILL hiding? Mmm? And if you have intentions of taking me out – as your threat suggests – be aware, I am WAITING, my good man. Oh yes! Your kind friend Alan Hunter
  7. Dear Sir Further to my email to you recently – referring to how your threat to “have my arse” simply because I made a wonderful piece of research on food allergies – which you don’t know the first thing about…. I want to now state that I will be having my solicitor looking at your libellous statements that I won my awards from a “diploma mill”, and – not only that – put in on the web so that the entire world could see it! And that your threat to “have my arse” was also displayed on line so that the entire world could see that THREAT to my body. Because that is, my dear man, exactly what it was! About time, don’t you think, you were brought to task instead of firing out insults left right and centre, always on the assumption you would get away with it? Mmmm? Alan Hunter
  8. Alan Hunter here again fans. I have had my research published in magazines such as Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients (USA), JACM (Journal of Alternative and Commplementary Medicine) UK, Positive Health, and others.
  9. Dear Guy
    These conditions that are linked to food allergies have been shown to be so linked since the 1960s. There are thousands of books on the subject all agreeing there is such a link to many conditions. But because there is a food “cure” so to speak, mainstream medicine shows no interest in this approach. People rarely give alternative medicine a first try. They nearly always go to their GP. It is after the GP has failed that they turn to us. And are often most pleasantly surprised to find the illness can be caused by what they put into that hole in their head. It takes a long time for mainstream medicine to catch up with what many researchers in alternative medicine have known for years. Just consider Lind, who happened upon the lime connection to scurvy. It took medicine a hundred or so years to accept it. Well time you lot caught up, don’t you think?
  10. Dear Wwddtydty Yes, me again. Your libellous claim that I got my doctorate (for my excellent research I must add) from no recognised academic or scientific institution needs to be reconsidered. Take good note: http://altmedworld.net/ibam.htm You are leaving yourself wide open to litigation making false statements like that to the world via your website. Incidentally I have not changed my website for over ten years as I have been involved with other interests and am only involved part time in alt med. Incidentally, my you are intelligent, typing in my name on the web, coming up with an old Scotsman letter and reciting it back to me as if to impress me with your investigatory skills! Primary school stuff my friend. Primary school. Alan Hunter
  11. To the bunch of orthodox medicine practitioners who happily slag me off because I actually DISCOVERED something (note the capital letters – worthy of a special headline in your view, what?) which your average doctor never does in his entire professional life…. The average doctor goes through his entire life just repeating, parrot-fashion, what he was taught at medical school. He makes no real discovery. Your average medical researcher MAY make a discovery that he thinks is important. But it will only be something that always ends up by hitting a brick wall. Every pronouncement (almost daily) in the press or media that states that this or that discovery will cure this or that – always is a prediction of what will happen in 5 or 10 years. BUT NEVER TRANSPIRE. You are all missing something vitally important that is completely missing in your medical training (and once you graduate, you don’t want to hear about it!): The connection between natural food and chronic illness. You feed animals cooked food and they will become ill. Because they are not meant to eat cooked food. The Pottenger Cats experiment is only ONE example (but you’ll probably only connect with spoiler websites that try to dissuade the public from the truth of the experiments). Then feed such ill animals RAW, natural foods for their species, and recovery occurs! Now, how many of you know, or accept, that? None I guess. That same approach applies to humans. But financial and vested interests in medicine simply poo-poohs that. And what average doctor wants to hear THAT! I can understand YOUR anger, your sarcasm, your facetiousness, with your responses. I would be embarrassed too if I had been fed garbage through my 7 or so years of training! So you arrogant lot, apparently fully “qualified” and dismissive of those who go against your wrong training, must surely be shattered to know the REAL truth about health and ill health. But I understand you cannot know something you have not experienced or trained in. Plenty medically trained doctors have looked into this and abandoned their original training once they see this logic. Often to experience being shunned by their former colleagues. It is unfortunate that you are all hidebound by your narrow views on health. You cannot EXPECT to know something you have no training in. Maybe one day – when you work out your medical training has been devoid of the connection between NATURAL diet and the health of the human body, maybe then you will see that you have been barking up the wrong tree your entire professional life. Of course, you will type away, sarcasm-filled fingertips, dissecting every one of sentences – determined to pick to pieces all what I say. Out of professional EMBARRASSMENT. But I – not you – have had experience in the diet connection to chronic illness (thank god) over FORTY YEARS, and not been tied down to your useless approach of drugs, drugs, and more drugs – all of which never CURE chronic illness. So, shoot away. You ain’t fooling those of us who KNOW the score. And certainly, we KNOW you don’t know the score. You must you feel absolute FOOLS! And if you say you don’t… well, you ain’t fooling me for sure!
  12. You ask for us to tell you where you are wrong?
    Thank goodness!

    If you feed cats COOKED foods, they will eventually become ill.

    That will not happen if you feed them the food they are MEANT to eat –
    RAW foods! (Pottenger Cats Study)

    They do NOT become ill on raw food!

    In the wild, all animals eat their food raw. And they don’t suffer
    illness.

    Only MAN cooks his food – and only man suffers from chronic illnesses
    of all kinds!

    Every creature in the world eats its food raw. And chronic illness is
    virtually unknown in wild nature.

    HOWEVER, feed wild animals COOKED foods and they will eventually
    become ill. That will be REVERSED once they are restored to their
    natural, raw, diets.

    Now, dear Guy, I am stating that we (humans) have been eating wrongly
    for thousands of years – that we are meant to eat as god (I am not
    religious) or whatever is our “creator” planned for us to eat.

    Saying we are all eating wrongly, is what I am suggesting IS the CAUSE
    of our everyday chronic illnesses!

    Yes, very radical. Very different. But THE TRUTH.

    If you want to call it “alternative medicine”… well, BANG ON, it
    fucking IS an alternative to drugs.

    If you can’t see the logic there, then there’s little hope, I would
    suggest – NO MATTER your “qualifications”!

    You will NEVER remove that fact. It will be accepted by EVERY PERSON
    who hears it, only YOU are trying to deprive people of that
    knowledge.

    Therefore WHO EXACTLY is the dangerous person? People like ME who know
    the truth, or people like YOU, who PRETEND to know the truth about
    health, based on their fucking useless “Chemistry” degree – worth not
    a fucking JOT!

    What I CAN tell you is this… My facts are more valid and acceptable
    than YOURS. No matter WHAT fucking CHEMISTRY degrees you hold. Why the
    FUCK would that solve our health problems.

    You could have a degree in fuckin ADVANCED COMEDY WRITING. It says
    fuck all when it comes to health!

    You are rejecting what is the TRUTH in health. You ask everyone WHERE
    you are at fault.

    Well, my good, inexperienced, friend, I HAVE FUCKING TOLD YOU.

    Time to re-think your fucking website, what?

  13. If so, you’ll know that you can waken up and write – at ANY time of
    the night. So – ONCE AGAIN – you are holding on to your fuckin stupid
    scenarios that I could be PISSED!

    Boy, are you building up some load of crap, what with your CHEMISTRY
    degree – what the FUCK does THAT prove?

    Fuckin stupid prick.

    Alan Hunter

  14. Let me put you straight on health matters.

    It is THIS simple. And it has taken me forty odd years to arrive at
    it!

    Man was not meant to eat COOKED food. All animals in the wild eat raw
    food. Animals in the wild do not suffer chronic illness. (But I bet
    you’ll come up with stories of animals that drank chemical laden water
    becoming ill, as evidence that they DO!!).

    Only man is beset with chronic illness of ALL KINDS. Feed cooked food
    to animals and they will eventually show symptoms of illness. Return
    them to raw food and they will have their health restored. See the
    Pottenger Cats experiments.

    This simple – yet true fact – is not taught to doctors. In favour, of
    course, of money spinning drugs that NEVER (yes, I am talking about
    vaccinations as well) CURE chronic illness. Yes, the drugs might work
    for an hour or so, but when they wear off, the arthritis or whatever
    illness you may have, will STILL be there.

    If your son or daughter became ill, I should hope you do not ignore
    this truth. I hope your family is PROUD of you!!!

    When you suitably unsettled at this FACT, you might reconsider your
    position fighting AGAINST what is true.

    I will tell you this… if I gave a speech on this matter and then YOU
    gave one against it…. I know what will come out on top.

    And it wouldn’t be YOURS.

    And you can pass this to your friends at WWDDTYDTY, who remain scared
    to reveal who they are.

    Alan Hunter

  15. So you think you are “scientific”?

    Let me put you straight on health matters.

    It might – no, it SHOULD – unsettle you.

    Man was not meant to eat COOKED food.

    All animals in the wild eat raw food. And animals in the wild do not
    suffer chronic illness (unless they drink or consume chemicals in one
    form or another!).

    Only man is beset with chronic illness of ALL KINDS. Feed cooked food
    to animals and they will eventually show symptoms of illness. Return
    them to raw food and they will have their health restored. See the
    Pottenger Cats experiments.

    This simple – yet true fact – is not taught to doctors. In favour, of
    course, of money spinning drugs that NEVER (yes, I am talking about
    vaccinations as well) CURE chronic illness. Yes, the drugs might work
    for an hour or so, but when they wear off, the arthritis or whatever
    illness you may have, will STILL be there.

    There is an astonishing gap in the education of our doctors. They are
    not taught this. Because they are the playthings of the pharmaceutical
    industry. They have to abide by THEIR instructions, effectively.

    So-called “science” is, and always WILL be, barking up the wrong tree.
    They are missing the truth totally. They are starting their research
    from the point AFTER what the patient eats. They should be examining
    their bodies BEFORE they put something into that hole in their
    heads!!!

    It’s no wonder you can never get a handle on chronic illness or
    cancer. If the public knew that all these marathons being run for
    “cancer research” was utterly a waste of money, there would be riots
    in the street. If the public knew that all their donations, all their
    wills, their legacies, was utterly a waste of money, there would be
    abolute riots.

    I know that if I gave a talk on chronic illness and then you gave a
    talk on YOUR version, I know which one would be accepted as truthful.

    And it wouldn’t be YOURS!

    If your son or daughter became ill, I should hope you do not ignore
    this truth. I hope your family is PROUD of you!!!

    Alan Hunter

  16. You might wish to consider this attachment – which comes from the back of Dr Max Gerson’s book A Cancer Therapy – Results of Fifty Cases.

    He was a German medical doctor. His work was published in peer medical journals around the world.

    Of course, it would always be considered “alternative medicine” through the eyes of mainstream medicine.

    I think, if you are an honest person, you will recognise that this is ONE alternative medicine that can be truly considered absolutely valid – because mainstream medicine is not taught this approach.

    For obvious, financial, reasons.

    [Attachment]

    1. Gerson… ah yes, the fraud that takes people’s money for his fake cancer cures and leaves them to die.

      Not, it’s not seen as “alternative medicine”. It’s seen as the worst form of quackery.

  17. As I have been libelled online – and not had a chance to respond, I
    would like to send you my “award-winning” research. It shows,
    absolutely perfectly, that science does NOT have all the answers, and,
    indeed, we alternative medicine practitioners can!
    Here goes:
    CHRONIC ILLNESS, FOOD ALLERGIES AND LOW BODY TEMPERATURE
    by Alan Hunter(more info)

    listed in allergies, originally published in issue 67 – August 2001

    An intriguing observation led me on a search for the solution to my
    chronic illness, which started in the late 1960s. Initially considered
    simple fatigue, it took me several years to make a dietary link.
    Thereafter I relabelled my condition ‘food allergy’.

    I observed that whenever I had a fever, my symptoms entirely vanished.
    I still had the malaise that accompanies fever, but my ‘food allergy’
    symptoms entirely disappeared, only to return when the fever left.

    Over the next 20 years, I had three more fevers. On each occasion,
    without exception, my symptoms completely disappeared, but only for
    the duration of the fever. Surely, I thought, in fever lay the clue to
    the ‘food allergy’ phenomenon.

    Visits to the library to read up on pyrexia produced no real answer.
    It was also clear that even the highly qualified authors did not know
    the true mechanism behind fever.

    My own search for a solution involved over 50 fasts (water only, no
    food) – including two lasting a month each; four weeks on grapes
    only, and seven months on the Gerson therapy, as well as many other
    Nature Cure diets. I would abandon them all, however, because
    everything I ate made me ill.

    I also considered that simply identifying and avoiding the problem
    foods was not enough. Why do some people react to ordinary foods in
    the first place, and not everyone? After all, if someone is ‘allergic’
    to, say, a tomato, it is not the tomato that is at fault, it is the
    person. Otherwise everybody would react to tomato.

    Fault ‘at Site of Symptom’
    The fault surely has to lie within the person, and specifically at the
    site of the symptom. After all, if you have two patients with ‘food
    allergy’, one might present with migraine, another with arthritis. The
    person with migraine will not get the arthritis and the person with
    arthritis will not suffer migraine. Each will have his own specific,
    repeating symptom in a particular part of the body. Therefore the
    problem has to be at the site of the symptom.

    A Blood Flow Problem?
    Space does not permit the full explanation, but I had suspected for
    some years that there might be an interference in blood flow at the
    site of the symptom in the food allergic.

    With some difficulty, I arranged to have my theory tested at the
    Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I planned to get two blood flow tests, one
    before and one after consuming a food allergen.

    Both the vascular surgeon whom I initially approached and the
    experienced radiologist that he recommended thought it highly unlikely
    that there would be a blood flow connection to my symptoms. However,
    they kindly allowed the testing to go ahead.

    Much to the radiologist’s chagrin, there was a considerable change in
    blood flow on the second reading, a mere half an hour after the first.
    His flustered response was, “But it’s not scientific!” I agreed. But
    as it occurred after my predicting it in advance, surely the
    ‘scientific’ step would have been to carry out further investigation
    and not just simply ignore it because it was predicted by someone not
    in his ‘field’.

    If, as now seemed likely, there was a hypoperfusion at the site of the
    symptom in the food allergic, that would give an explanation for the
    vast number of disorders linked to food allergy. As blood reaches
    every part of the body, then a reduced flow anywhere would produce
    symptoms anywhere in the body.

    The Possibilities
    What could be causing this hypo-perfusion? There could only be, I
    reasoned, three possibilities. Either there was something there that
    shouldn’t be there (‘something added’), or there was something not
    there that should be there (‘something missing’), or there was damage
    (‘something damaged’), and I included inflammation in the damaged
    scenario.

    ‘Something damaged’ seemed likely. But when I recalled my own dietary
    experiments, I had to dismiss it. My month-long fasts, which are noted
    for their acceleration of healing would surely have repaired any such
    damage.

    Besides, many food allergics can experience a severe reaction for an
    hour or so, then feel well after that. If there truly were damage, it
    wouldn’t last simply an hour. Also, my seven months on a natural food
    diet, such diets having a long history of successful health
    restorations, would surely have achieved repair. But none of them did.
    No, I had to dismiss ‘something damaged’ for the moment.

    Then I considered ‘something missing’. But as I had persevered with
    the fruit and vegetable diet for seven months, any nutrient
    deficiencies would surely have been satisfied in that time. Besides,
    why should someone be ‘missing’ something during the allergic
    reaction, yet not be an hour or so later? So ‘something missing’ was
    shelved for the moment.

    ‘Something added’ looked the likeliest culprit. Space does not allow
    me a full explanation, but I initially favoured old drug or chemical
    residues in the system. However, my fasting and natural food attempts,
    both famous for the elimination of toxins, had failed to remove them.

    And, if an old drug residue was responsible, why should the problem
    only occur for an hour or so then vanish? How could it change shape or
    form to create a blood flow blockage in that hour and then settle
    down? Also, as old drugs and chemicals become adipose-bound, how could
    they create an interference with the blood flow?

    And why should my symptoms disappear only when I had a fever if old
    drugs or chemicals were the reason? But the best reason for dismissing
    old drugs and chemicals was when I recalled that arthritis, a classic
    food allergy disorder, has been around for centuries. Modern drugs
    have not.

    So, ‘something added’ it must be. But what? After dispelling drugs and
    other toxins, I arrived at the astonishing conclusion that perhaps the
    something added might be LIVING! In other words, a parasite.

    Parasites tend to settle in the lumen of blood vessels. That would
    explain how they could interfere with blood flow. Perhaps simple
    obstruction in the micro-circulation by hordes of these creatures is
    all it takes to produce symptoms.

    Symptoms Potentially Associated with Food Allergies
    Asthma[13,14,78]
    Rheumatic fever[15]
    Arthritis[16-18]
    Hyperactivity/ADD[19]
    Alzheimer’s[20]
    Epilepsy[21,22]
    Headaches[23]
    Mental confusion[24,82]
    Urticaria[25]
    Nervousness[26,73]
    Migraine[27]
    Weight loss[28]
    Weight gain[29,30]
    Vascular disorders[31]
    Thrush[32]

    Mouth ulcers[33]
    Depression[34]
    Personality changes[35,73]
    Chronic fatigue[36,37]
    Bloating[38]
    Conjunctivitis[39]
    Oedema[40]
    Eczema[41]
    Osteomyelitis[42]
    Cystitis[43]
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)[44]
    Sore throats[45]
    Impetigo[46]
    Acne[47]

    Skin infections[48]
    Warts[49]
    Abdominal pain[50]
    Burning pain in penis on urination[51]
    Jaundice[52]
    Hepatitis[53]
    Anaemia[54]
    High blood pressure[55]
    Heartbeat, irregular (arrhythmia)[56]
    Myalgia[57]
    Dermatitis[58]
    Urinary tract infections[59]
    Anorexia[60]

    In case you may think that ‘simple blockage’ by parasites may be too
    lowly an explanation for a chronic illness capable of baffling science
    for years, let me quote from the 1999 edition of Modern
    Parasitology:[77]

    “Both lymphatic and ocular filariasis are accompanied by gross
    pathological changes, elephantiasis and blindness, but it is not clear
    if these have any immunological basis and current opinion favours
    simple obstruction.”

    So, despite all their investigations into the subject, these
    parasitologists only as recently as 1999 are recognizing that simple
    blockage by parasites may hold the key to an illness that had long
    baffled them.

    I Fly to California
    I found someone else homing in on the parasite connection to ill
    health. Dr Hulda Clark of California, a former government-funded
    scientist, claims that parasites are implicated in a huge number of
    chronic disorders, including cancers. I flew out to her clinic and was
    taught the rudiments of her electronic method of testing for
    parasites. I took the opportunity to have my sputum tested for their
    presence. It was positive for several parasite species! Since that
    time I have learned how to examine microscopically my own blood,
    sputum, urine and faeces for parasites.

    Being told you have parasites is one thing, actually seeing them for
    yourself coming out of your body is quite another! I took photographs
    using a photomicrographic camera, at 100x magnification, Lugol
    stained, showing parasite eggs to which I had unwittingly been host.

    Elimination of Parasites
    Parasites are all around us. A newspaper of 29 November 19981 stated
    that one baby cereal tested contained over 20,000 mites per kilo!

    In separate research, a sample of six types of vegetable in an
    American study,2 carried out between 1979 and 1981 showed that
    parasite eggs are virtually everywhere. It showed that over 50% of all
    vegetables tested had some parasites.

    Nematodes are human parasites that are extremely abundant in nature. A
    single spadeful of garden soil may contain a million or more![3]

    Dr Clark was attempting to eliminate parasites by using herbs and
    instructing her patients to avoid parasite eggs by scrupulously
    removing all dirt from fruits and vegetables. She also recommends
    boiling milk and washing vegetables in an iodine solution to kill
    Ascaris eggs; sterilizing your toothbrush with grain alcohol each time
    you use it; and not licking your fingers turning over pages in a book.
    Despite these and more measures, many patients would still harbour
    parasites.

    But surely this approach was missing something. Watch any nature
    programme and you will see tigers tearing open their prey and
    inevitably consuming dirt. It seems to be perfectly natural. Yet wild
    tigers are strong and healthy beasts that do not get food allergies or
    cancers.

    And what about those people who do not wash their fruits and
    vegetables or boil their milk? What about those people who do not
    sterilize their toothbrush? What about those people who do lick their
    fingers turning over pages? Not all become ill. It is clear that many
    people must be taking in these parasites, yet remain well.

    No, simply trying to avoid every single parasite and every single egg
    for the rest of your life cannot be the entire answer; they are so
    prevalent it would be impossible to do so. There had to be another
    way.

    Your ‘Internal Environment’
    It seemed logical to consider that the person’s health, his/her
    ‘internal environment’ if you will, had to play a part in the
    equation. After all, it is well known in gardening that plant
    parasites do not attack healthy plants.

    If that is the case, the only way to improve the health of a patient
    is to improve his/her diet dramatically.

    The Discovery
    I obtained 50 million insect parasitic nematodes, Steinernema feltiae,
    in an attempt to study their behaviour.

    I noted that they would respond whenever the microscope’s substage
    illuminator was switched on. But, other than that, I was floundering
    to capture any other significant aspect of their functioning.

    One day, I read that when amoebas are studied on a slide, if one end
    is cooled and the other end of the slide is warmed, these parasites
    will migrate to the warm end.[8]

    Amoebas are parasites capable of producing much illness in man.9
    Amoebic dysentery is an illness caused by the organism Entamoeba
    histolytica and spread by contaminated food, water, or flies. If the
    organism enters the portal circulation, amoebic abscess can result.
    These abscesses can also invade the lung, brain or spleen.[80]

    I read on for a while, then stopped. I had just read something that
    appeared insignificant at first but suddenly hit me like a
    sledgehammer. If the parasitic amoebas on the microscope slide
    responded to temperature change, here, therefore, was an absolutely
    vital clue to their behaviour:

    Parasites are TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE!

    Therefore, if my personal food allergy condition was linked to
    parasites, and if parasites are influenced by temperature, then that
    explains why my food allergy symptoms disappeared when I had a fever.
    The low body temperature that I knew I had, but paid little attention
    to, must have been ideal for the parasites and they were only overcome
    when my body temperature increased.

    Low Body Temperature
    It was also only a relatively recent discovery that I had a chronic
    low body temperature, generally in the low 97s (degrees Fahrenheit).

    Perhaps if we could raise our core body temperature, that would keep
    us parasite free? Indeed, food allergy free? But how?

    I then recalled that, in Cures that Work,[4] a founder member of
    Tyringham Health Clinic had recovered from hypothyroidism, which would
    have involved subnormal body temperature, by sustaining a natural food
    diet for over a year. By dietary means she must surely have managed to
    raise her body temperature.

    I also recalled my seven-month diet on fruits and vegetables. My body
    temperature, which I recorded each morning, was erratically, but
    inexorably, climbing. However, I had never charted it.

    I decided to check back on my diary and do just that. The overall
    climb in temperature was undeniable. However, I had not sustained it
    for the full 18 months to 2/3 years. The number of days of 97.8ºF or
    above was increasing as the diet progressed, and the number of days on
    the lower level of 97.5ºF and below had all but disappeared (see the
    chart below).

    Updated temperature Chart (not shown here)

    Researchers Emanuel Donchin and Noel Marshall, from the University of
    Chicago, found that slight low body temperature, just one or two
    degrees below normal, was enough to reduce certain brain responses in
    test subjects.[5]

    Dr Stephen Langer,[6] estimates that 40% of Americans have subnormal
    temperatures. He found that a mere one degree below the desired
    98.6ºF is sufficient to produce a host of mental and physical
    symptoms such as headaches, depression, nervousness, etc.

    Hospital blood tests for thyroid function are unreliable. Extreme
    cases might be picked up, but many people will have a sub-clinical
    thyroid system malfunction, which will be missed by these tests, as
    they gauge glandular function by measuring levels of thyroid hormones
    in the bloodstream. But the thyroid hormones have their action in the
    cells of the body at the nuclear membrane receptors, and there is no
    method of accurately measuring such intracellular activity.

    Cancer
    The parasite link to body temperature would explain why so many
    recoveries from cancer and other chronic diseases occur on natural
    food diets like the Gerson therapy.

    It is not only Dr Clark who has implicated parasites in cancer. Only
    as recently as 1999, Professor Jan Walbloomers of the Free University
    in Amsterdam found that the HPV, or human papilloma virus, exists in
    over 99.7% of cases of cervical cancer. This is the first real
    evidence that parasites do exist in cancer. That would now give a
    better explanation for the success of the Gerson therapy, as the diet
    would surely raise the body temperature of such patients, overwhelming
    the micro-organisms.

    One Degree Enough?
    The question is often asked, “How can a mere one degree affect
    parasites to the extent that it can incapacitate them?”

    Nature already employs heat as a means of defending our bodies against
    micro-organisms. At such times of infection, she produces fever in the
    body to overcome them. And when you consider that fever is 100ºF,
    just over one degree above 98.6ºF, then clearly Nature herself
    considers one degree sufficient to defeat them.

    Besides, it is our human measuring that dictates that one degree is
    one degree. If microscopic organisms were to use their own measuring
    standards, I am sure our ‘mere’ one degree would translate into a
    thousand of their degrees!

    Scientific Confirmation
    I then found medical confirmation that micro-organisms can be directly
    killed by fever in the host animal. From Pyretics and Antipyretics:10

    “It has been recognised that syphilis (caused by the parasite
    Treponema pallidum) and gonorrhoea (caused by the parasite Neisseria
    gonorrhoea) are heat sensitive and are killed directly by increasing
    the temperature of the victim. Indeed, before the advent of
    antibiotics, treatment used to consist of using injections in order to
    bring about artificial fevers.”

    And, recognizing the existing lack of precise knowledge on parasites,
    Microbial and Parasitic Infection11 quotes (highlighting is mine):

    “A pathogen must be able to multiply in or on the host’s tissues. This
    means that the host’s tissues must supply appropriate nutrients,
    atmospheric conditions and temperature for the pathogen’s growth…”

    Pyretics and Antipyretics[12] states:

    “The question of the beneficial value of fever has been the subject of
    speculation for many years. Fevers could be beneficial to an animal in
    two ways:

    (1) The high body temperatures of fever could exceed the temperature
    beyond which the infectious micro-organism could live and thereby
    directly kill it.
    (2) Indirectly by affecting one or several biochemical, cellular or
    humoral components of the body which in turn destroy the
    micro-organism.”

    Parasite Symptoms
    I wanted to know how many symptoms attributable to ‘food allergy’
    could be caused by parasites. Trawling through the parasitology
    literature, I uncovered the following catalogue of symptoms regularly
    found listed in food allergy books:

    Long-lived Organisms
    Human parasites are extremely long-lived. Strongyloides can remain in
    the system for up to 30 years61 and Taenia saginata – beef tapeworms
    – can live in humans for up to 25 years.[62]

    Ascaris lumbricoides is the commonest parasite on the planet and it is
    estimated that approximately one billion63 people have the worm.

    Asthma has been linked to Ascaris after laboratory workers studying
    them developed the condition,64 – yet further evidence of the
    allergy link to micro-organisms.

    Parasites vary in size, from worms several feet long down to the
    smallest of all, viruses.

    Why Parasites Have Been Overlooked
    Could micro-organisms be responsible for a host of common health
    disorders, yet simply be overlooked? Almost certainly.

    If medical science can miss something as highly visible and obvious as
    a chunk of bread and cheese as being responsible for someone’s
    symptoms – and it has – is it not reasonable that they could
    similarly miss something that is invisible to the naked eye, hidden
    inside the body, and undetectable by X-ray or MRI equipment?

    But the main reason could be the confusion over what are harmless
    (commensal) and harmful (pathogenic) parasites.65

    The Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Parasitology[66] states:
    “Few people realize that only a few decades ago Giardia lamblia, now
    recognized as the leading cause of intestinal parasitic infections in
    the United States, was not considered a pathogen.”

    Now, there is confusion over the status of Blastocystis hominis. Next
    to yeast, Blastocystis hominis is the most frequently observed
    organism in faecal samples.67

    Also, many people can harbour Giardia lamblia or Entamoeba histolytica
    and not display symptoms. Whilst symptoms from what were considered
    harmless commensal parasites, Entamoeba coli or Endolimax nana, have
    been reported.68-71

    I suggest that ‘commensal’ parasites are misclassified because of the
    complication that is inherent in food allergy.

    With food allergics, if parasites truly are implicated, their activity
    would occur only for the duration of the reaction. At such time they
    could be declared pathogenic. But the same parasite, once the reaction
    wore off and was no longer causing symptoms, could be declared a
    harmless commensal: that cause for misclassification would occur if
    the test subjects had masked (hidden) food allergies.

    And what if the subjects were not food allergics? The parasite this
    time would appear a harmless commensal. But it would only be harmless
    to that non-food-allergic person. To the food-allergic patient, that
    harmless parasite could well be a pathogen. Just as a slice of bread
    may be harmless to a non-food-allergic, to a food allergic, that same
    bread may be harmful.

    It is clear that we should not be trying to establish the
    ‘pathogenicity’ of any particular organism but rather assess the
    health of the patient. After all, people can ‘carry’ a parasite yet be
    entirely asymptomatic, whilst others can be at death’s door with the
    same organism. HIV and meningitis organisms are such examples.

    Classifying micro-organisms into their pathogenicity or
    non-pathogenicity is a misleading exercise. The missing factor that
    separates the ill from the well might well be simple body temperature,
    now that we see its importance in the life of the human parasite.

    From Microbial and Parasitic Infection:[74]

    “Failure of the host’s defences to eliminate a pathogen soon after its
    arrival may result in persistent active disease. Often, however, there
    is a balance between the pathogen and the defences, and the infection
    may remain asymptomatic for many years but turn into active disease
    again when the balance is shifted in favour of the pathogen.”

    The same book later states: “An increase in body temperature is a very
    common host response to infection. It may well be protective in some
    circumstances, e.g., by providing an environment too warm for optimal
    growth of the pathogen (microorganism).”

    Hereditary Illness: The Answer?
    The well-known tendency for allergies to ‘run in the family’ might now
    be explained.

    We know that ‘allergic’ conditions can be inherited. But the real
    truth could well be that, as parasites are involved in allergic
    activity, it is the parasitic organisms that can be passed to the
    offspring from the parents.

    Photograph of parasite eggs

    Close-up of the previous eggs

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  18. Your misguided website attacked my status. Not only did you get lots wrong about me, but I think it’s time that you – and your audience – got the full flavour of my award-winning research. I give it to you here (from Positive Health Magazine):

    Chronic Illness, Food Allergies and Low Body Temperature by Alan Hunter(more info) listed in allergies, originally published in issue 67 – August 2001
    An intriguing observation led me on a search for the solution to my chronic illness, which started in the late 1960s. Initially considered simple fatigue, it took me several years to make a dietary link. Thereafter I relabelled my condition ‘food allergy’. I observed that whenever I had a fever, my symptoms entirely vanished. I still had the malaise that accompanies fever, but my ‘food allergy’ symptoms entirely disappeared, only to return when the fever left. Over the next 20 years, I had three more fevers. On each occasion, without exception, my symptoms completely disappeared, but only for the duration of the fever. Surely, I thought, in fever lay the clue to the ‘food allergy’ phenomenon. Visits to the library to read up on pyrexia produced no real answer. It was also clear that even the highly qualified authors did not know the true mechanism behind fever. My own search for a solution involved over 50 fasts (water only, no food) – including two lasting a month each; four weeks on grapes only, and seven months on the Gerson therapy, as well as many other Nature Cure diets. I would abandon them all, however, because everything I ate made me ill. I also considered that simply identifying and avoiding the problem foods was not enough. Why do some people react to ordinary foods in the first place, and not everyone? After all, if someone is ‘allergic’ to, say, a tomato, it is not the tomato that is at fault, it is the person. Otherwise everybody would react to tomato.

    Fault ‘at Site of Symptom’
    The fault surely has to lie within the person, and specifically at the site of the symptom. After all, if you have two patients with ‘food allergy’, one might present with migraine, another with arthritis. The person with migraine will not get the arthritis and the person with arthritis will not suffer migraine. Each will have his own specific, repeating symptom in a particular part of the body. Therefore the problem has to be at the site of the symptom. A Blood Flow Problem? Space does not permit the full explanation, but I had suspected for some years that there might be an interference in blood flow at the site of the symptom in the food allergic. With some difficulty, I arranged to have my theory tested at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I planned to get two blood flow tests, one before and one after consuming a food allergen. Both the vascular surgeon whom I initially approached and the experienced radiologist that he recommended thought it highly unlikely that there would be a blood flow connection to my symptoms. However, they kindly allowed the testing to go ahead. Much to the radiologist’s chagrin, there was a considerable change in blood flow on the second reading, a mere half an hour after the first. His flustered response was, “But it’s not scientific!” I agreed. But as it occurred after my predicting it in advance, surely the ‘scientific’ step would have been to carry out further investigation and not just simply ignore it because it was predicted by someone not in his ‘field’. If, as now seemed likely, there was a hypoperfusion at the site of the symptom in the food allergic, that would give an explanation for the vast number of disorders linked to food allergy. As blood reaches every part of the body, then a reduced flow anywhere would produce symptoms anywhere in the body.

    The Possibilities
    What could be causing this hypo-perfusion? There could only be, I reasoned, three possibilities. Either there was something there that shouldn’t be there (‘something added’), or there was something not there that should be there (‘something missing’), or there was damage (‘something damaged’), and I included inflammation in the damaged scenario. ‘Something damaged’ seemed likely. But when I recalled my own dietary experiments, I had to dismiss it. My month-long fasts, which are noted for their acceleration of healing would surely have repaired any such damage. Besides, many food allergics can experience a severe reaction for an hour or so, then feel well after that. If there truly were damage, it wouldn’t last simply an hour. Also, my seven months on a natural food diet, such diets having a long history of successful health restorations, would surely have achieved repair. But none of them did. No, I had to dismiss ‘something damaged’ for the moment. Then I considered ‘something missing’. But as I had persevered with the fruit and vegetable diet for seven months, any nutrient deficiencies would surely have been satisfied in that time. Besides, why should someone be ‘missing’ something during the allergic reaction, yet not be an hour or so later? So ‘something missing’ was shelved for the moment. ‘Something added’ looked the likeliest culprit. Space does not allow me a full explanation, but I initially favoured old drug or chemical residues in the system. However, my fasting and natural food attempts, both famous for the elimination of toxins, had failed to remove them. And, if an old drug residue was responsible, why should the problem only occur for an hour or so then vanish? How could it change shape or form to create a blood flow blockage in that hour and then settle down? Also, as old drugs and chemicals become adipose-bound, how could they create an interference with the blood flow? And why should my symptoms disappear only when I had a fever if old drugs or chemicals were the reason? But the best reason for dismissing old drugs and chemicals was when I recalled that arthritis, a classic food allergy disorder, has been around for centuries. Modern drugs have not. So, ‘something added’ it must be. But what? After dispelling drugs and other toxins, I arrived at the astonishing conclusion that perhaps the something added might be LIVING! In other words, a parasite. Parasites tend to settle in the lumen of blood vessels. That would explain how they could interfere with blood flow. Perhaps simple obstruction in the micro-circulation by hordes of these creatures is all it takes to produce symptoms. Symptoms Potentially Associated with Food Allergies Asthma[13,14,78] Rheumatic fever[15] Arthritis[16-18] Hyperactivity/ADD[19] Alzheimer’s[20] Epilepsy[21,22] Headaches[23] Mental confusion[24,82] Urticaria[25] Nervousness[26,73] Migraine[27] Weight loss[28] Weight gain[29,30] Vascular disorders[31] Thrush[32] Mouth ulcers[33] Depression[34] Personality changes[35,73] Chronic fatigue[36,37] Bloating[38] Conjunctivitis[39] Oedema[40] Eczema[41] Osteomyelitis[42] Cystitis[43] Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)[44] Sore throats[45] Impetigo[46] Acne[47] Skin infections[48] Warts[49] Abdominal pain[50] Burning pain in penis on urination[51] Jaundice[52] Hepatitis[53] Anaemia[54] High blood pressure[55] Heartbeat, irregular (arrhythmia)[56] Myalgia[57] Dermatitis[58] Urinary tract infections[59] Anorexia[60] In case you may think that ‘simple blockage’ by parasites may be too lowly an explanation for a chronic illness capable of baffling science for years, let me quote from the 1999 edition of Modern Parasitology:[77] “Both lymphatic and ocular filariasis are accompanied by gross pathological changes, elephantiasis and blindness, but it is not clear if these have any immunological basis and current opinion favours simple obstruction.” So, despite all their investigations into the subject, these parasitologists only as recently as 1999 are recognizing that simple blockage by parasites may hold the key to an illness that had long baffled them.

    I Fly to California
    I found someone else homing in on the parasite connection to ill health. Dr Hulda Clark of California, a former government-funded scientist, claims that parasites are implicated in a huge number of chronic disorders, including cancers. I flew out to her clinic and was taught the rudiments of her electronic method of testing for parasites. I took the opportunity to have my sputum tested for their presence. It was positive for several parasite species! Since that time I have learned how to examine microscopically my own blood, sputum, urine and faeces for parasites. Being told you have parasites is one thing, actually seeing them for yourself coming out of your body is quite another! I took photographs using a photomicrographic camera, at 100x magnification, Lugol stained, showing parasite eggs to which I had unwittingly been host. Elimination of Parasites Parasites are all around us. A newspaper of 29 November 19981 stated that one baby cereal tested contained over 20,000 mites per kilo! In separate research, a sample of six types of vegetable in an American study,2 carried out between 1979 and 1981 showed that parasite eggs are virtually everywhere. It showed that over 50% of all vegetables tested had some parasites. Nematodes are human parasites that are extremely abundant in nature. A single spadeful of garden soil may contain a million or more![3] Dr Clark was attempting to eliminate parasites by using herbs and instructing her patients to avoid parasite eggs by scrupulously removing all dirt from fruits and vegetables. She also recommends boiling milk and washing vegetables in an iodine solution to kill Ascaris eggs; sterilizing your toothbrush with grain alcohol each time you use it; and not licking your fingers turning over pages in a book. Despite these and more measures, many patients would still harbour parasites. But surely this approach was missing something. Watch any nature programme and you will see tigers tearing open their prey and inevitably consuming dirt. It seems to be perfectly natural. Yet wild tigers are strong and healthy beasts that do not get food allergies or cancers. And what about those people who do not wash their fruits and vegetables or boil their milk? What about those people who do not sterilize their toothbrush? What about those people who do lick their fingers turning over pages? Not all become ill. It is clear that many people must be taking in these parasites, yet remain well. No, simply trying to avoid every single parasite and every single egg for the rest of your life cannot be the entire answer; they are so prevalent it would be impossible to do so. There had to be another way.

    Your ‘Internal Environment’
    It seemed logical to consider that the person’s health, his/her ‘internal environment’ if you will, had to play a part in the equation. After all, it is well known in gardening that plant parasites do not attack healthy plants. If that is the case, the only way to improve the health of a patient is to improve his/her diet dramatically. The Discovery I obtained 50 million insect parasitic nematodes, Steinernema feltiae, in an attempt to study their behaviour. I noted that they would respond whenever the microscope’s substage illuminator was switched on. But, other than that, I was floundering to capture any other significant aspect of their functioning. One day, I read that when amoebas are studied on a slide, if one end is cooled and the other end of the slide is warmed, these parasites will migrate to the warm end.[8] Amoebas are parasites capable of producing much illness in man.9 Amoebic dysentery is an illness caused by the organism Entamoeba histolytica and spread by contaminated food, water, or flies. If the organism enters the portal circulation, amoebic abscess can result. These abscesses can also invade the lung, brain or spleen.[80] I read on for a while, then stopped. I had just read something that appeared insignificant at first but suddenly hit me like a sledgehammer. If the parasitic amoebas on the microscope slide responded to temperature change, here, therefore, was an absolutely vital clue to their behaviour: Parasites are TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE! Therefore, if my personal food allergy condition was linked to parasites, and if parasites are influenced by temperature, then that explains why my food allergy symptoms disappeared when I had a fever. The low body temperature that I knew I had, but paid little attention to, must have been ideal for the parasites and they were only overcome when my body temperature increased.

    Low Body Temperature
    It was also only a relatively recent discovery that I had a chronic low body temperature, generally in the low 97s (degrees Fahrenheit). Perhaps if we could raise our core body temperature, that would keep us parasite free? Indeed, food allergy free? But how? I then recalled that, in Cures that Work,[4] a founder member of Tyringham Health Clinic had recovered from hypothyroidism, which would have involved subnormal body temperature, by sustaining a natural food diet for over a year. By dietary means she must surely have managed to raise her body temperature. I also recalled my seven-month diet on fruits and vegetables. My body temperature, which I recorded each morning, was erratically, but inexorably, climbing. However, I had never charted it. I decided to check back on my diary and do just that. The overall climb in temperature was undeniable. However, I had not sustained it for the full 18 months to 2/3 years. The number of days of 97.8ºF or above was increasing as the diet progressed, and the number of days on the lower level of 97.5ºF and below had all but disappeared (see the chart below). Updated temperature Chart (not shown here) Researchers Emanuel Donchin and Noel Marshall, from the University of Chicago, found that slight low body temperature, just one or two degrees below normal, was enough to reduce certain brain responses in test subjects.[5] Dr Stephen Langer,[6] estimates that 40% of Americans have subnormal temperatures. He found that a mere one degree below the desired 98.6ºF is sufficient to produce a host of mental and physical symptoms such as headaches, depression, nervousness, etc. Hospital blood tests for thyroid function are unreliable. Extreme cases might be picked up, but many people will have a sub-clinical thyroid system malfunction, which will be missed by these tests, as they gauge glandular function by measuring levels of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream. But the thyroid hormones have their action in the cells of the body at the nuclear membrane receptors, and there is no method of accurately measuring such intracellular activity. Cancer The parasite link to body temperature would explain why so many recoveries from cancer and other chronic diseases occur on natural food diets like the Gerson therapy. It is not only Dr Clark who has implicated parasites in cancer. Only as recently as 1999, Professor Jan Walbloomers of the Free University in Amsterdam found that the HPV, or human papilloma virus, exists in over 99.7% of cases of cervical cancer. This is the first real evidence that parasites do exist in cancer. That would now give a better explanation for the success of the Gerson therapy, as the diet would surely raise the body temperature of such patients, overwhelming the micro-organisms. One Degree Enough? The question is often asked, “How can a mere one degree affect parasites to the extent that it can incapacitate them?” Nature already employs heat as a means of defending our bodies against micro-organisms. At such times of infection, she produces fever in the body to overcome them. And when you consider that fever is 100ºF, just over one degree above 98.6ºF, then clearly Nature herself considers one degree sufficient to defeat them. Besides, it is our human measuring that dictates that one degree is one degree. If microscopic organisms were to use their own measuring standards, I am sure our ‘mere’ one degree would translate into a thousand of their degrees!

    Scientific Confirmation
    I then found medical confirmation that micro-organisms can be directly killed by fever in the host animal. From Pyretics and Antipyretics:10 “It has been recognised that syphilis (caused by the parasite Treponema pallidum) and gonorrhoea (caused by the parasite Neisseria gonorrhoea) are heat sensitive and are killed directly by increasing the temperature of the victim. Indeed, before the advent of antibiotics, treatment used to consist of using injections in order to bring about artificial fevers.” And, recognizing the existing lack of precise knowledge on parasites, Microbial and Parasitic Infection11 quotes (highlighting is mine): “A pathogen must be able to multiply in or on the host’s tissues. This means that the host’s tissues must supply appropriate nutrients, atmospheric conditions and temperature for the pathogen’s growth…” Pyretics and Antipyretics[12] states: “The question of the beneficial value of fever has been the subject of speculation for many years. Fevers could be beneficial to an animal in two ways: (1) The high body temperatures of fever could exceed the temperature beyond which the infectious micro-organism could live and thereby directly kill it. (2) Indirectly by affecting one or several biochemical, cellular or humoral components of the body which in turn destroy the micro-organism.” Parasite Symptoms I wanted to know how many symptoms attributable to ‘food allergy’ could be caused by parasites. Trawling through the parasitology literature, I uncovered the following catalogue of symptoms regularly found listed in food allergy books: Long-lived Organisms Human parasites are extremely long-lived. Strongyloides can remain in the system for up to 30 years61 and Taenia saginata – beef tapeworms – can live in humans for up to 25 years.[62] Ascaris lumbricoides is the commonest parasite on the planet and it is estimated that approximately one billion63 people have the worm. Asthma has been linked to Ascaris after laboratory workers studying them developed the condition,64 – yet further evidence of the allergy link to micro-organisms. Parasites vary in size, from worms several feet long down to the smallest of all, viruses. Why Parasites Have Been Overlooked Could micro-organisms be responsible for a host of common health disorders, yet simply be overlooked? Almost certainly. If medical science can miss something as highly visible and obvious as a chunk of bread and cheese as being responsible for someone’s symptoms – and it has – is it not reasonable that they could similarly miss something that is invisible to the naked eye, hidden inside the body, and undetectable by X-ray or MRI equipment? But the main reason could be the confusion over what are harmless (commensal) and harmful (pathogenic) parasites.65 The Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Parasitology[66] states: “Few people realize that only a few decades ago Giardia lamblia, now recognized as the leading cause of intestinal parasitic infections in the United States, was not considered a pathogen.” Now, there is confusion over the status of Blastocystis hominis. Next to yeast, Blastocystis hominis is the most frequently observed organism in faecal samples.67 Also, many people can harbour Giardia lamblia or Entamoeba histolytica and not display symptoms. Whilst symptoms from what were considered harmless commensal parasites, Entamoeba coli or Endolimax nana, have been reported.68-71 I suggest that ‘commensal’ parasites are misclassified because of the complication that is inherent in food allergy. With food allergics, if parasites truly are implicated, their activity would occur only for the duration of the reaction. At such time they could be declared pathogenic. But the same parasite, once the reaction wore off and was no longer causing symptoms, could be declared a harmless commensal: that cause for misclassification would occur if the test subjects had masked (hidden) food allergies. And what if the subjects were not food allergics? The parasite this time would appear a harmless commensal. But it would only be harmless to that non-food-allergic person. To the food-allergic patient, that harmless parasite could well be a pathogen. Just as a slice of bread may be harmless to a non-food-allergic, to a food allergic, that same bread may be harmful. It is clear that we should not be trying to establish the ‘pathogenicity’ of any particular organism but rather assess the health of the patient. After all, people can ‘carry’ a parasite yet be entirely asymptomatic, whilst others can be at death’s door with the same organism. HIV and meningitis organisms are such examples. Classifying micro-organisms into their pathogenicity or non-pathogenicity is a misleading exercise. The missing factor that separates the ill from the well might well be simple body temperature, now that we see its importance in the life of the human parasite. From Microbial and Parasitic Infection:[74] “Failure of the host’s defences to eliminate a pathogen soon after its arrival may result in persistent active disease. Often, however, there is a balance between the pathogen and the defences, and the infection may remain asymptomatic for many years but turn into active disease again when the balance is shifted in favour of the pathogen.” The same book later states: “An increase in body temperature is a very common host response to infection. It may well be protective in some circumstances, e.g., by providing an environment too warm for optimal growth of the pathogen (microorganism).”

    Hereditary Illness: The Answer?
    The well-known tendency for allergies to ‘run in the family’ might now be explained. We know that ‘allergic’ conditions can be inherited. But the real truth could well be that, as parasites are involved in allergic activity, it is the parasitic organisms that can be passed to the offspring from the parents. Photograph of parasite eggs Close-up of the previous eggs References
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    1. The references are a pure joy. Much repetition, with a vast amount of cherry picking (it’s painfully obvious he hasn’t understood the few genuine scientific stuff he quotes) along with links to the now-defunct Screws of the World and the Beeb,

      The Screws, FFS.

    2. Alan, for the pox nobody ever heated the sufferer and it wasn’t injections for the clap, but steam treatments, as far as I can tell. They sound really unpleasant and dangerous too, since the body was heated to just over 41°C (at 42°C you die).
      These diseases are now treated with a single shot of antibiotics, if I remember my lessons correctly.

  19. Dear WWDTYDTY
    You want evidence that “science” has gotten it wrong? Read my award winning research – if you dare! Here, CHOKE ON THIS! Illness, Food Allergies and Low Body Temperature by Alan Hunter(more info) listed in allergies, originally published in issue 67 – August 2001 An intriguing observation led me on a search for the solution to my chronic illness, which started in the late 1960s. Initially considered simple fatigue, it took me several years to make a dietary link. Thereafter I relabelled my condition ‘food allergy’. I observed that whenever I had a fever, my symptoms entirely vanished. I still had the malaise that accompanies fever, but my ‘food allergy’ symptoms entirely disappeared, only to return when the fever left. Over the next 20 years, I had three more fevers. On each occasion, without exception, my symptoms completely disappeared, but only for the duration of the fever. Surely, I thought, in fever lay the clue to the ‘food allergy’ phenomenon. Visits to the library to read up on pyrexia produced no real answer. It was also clear that even the highly qualified authors did not know the true mechanism behind fever. My own search for a solution involved over 50 fasts (water only, no food) – including two lasting a month each; four weeks on grapes only, and seven months on the Gerson therapy, as well as many other Nature Cure diets. I would abandon them all, however, because everything I ate made me ill. I also considered that simply identifying and avoiding the problem foods was not enough. Why do some people react to ordinary foods in the first place, and not everyone? After all, if someone is ‘allergic’ to, say, a tomato, it is not the tomato that is at fault, it is the person. Otherwise everybody would react to tomato. Fault ‘at Site of Symptom’ The fault surely has to lie within the person, and specifically at the site of the symptom. After all, if you have two patients with ‘food allergy’, one might present with migraine, another with arthritis. The person with migraine will not get the arthritis and the person with arthritis will not suffer migraine. Each will have his own specific, repeating symptom in a particular part of the body. Therefore the problem has to be at the site of the symptom. A Blood Flow Problem? Space does not permit the full explanation, but I had suspected for some years that there might be an interference in blood flow at the site of the symptom in the food allergic. With some difficulty, I arranged to have my theory tested at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I planned to get two blood flow tests, one before and one after consuming a food allergen. Both the vascular surgeon whom I initially approached and the experienced radiologist that he recommended thought it highly unlikely that there would be a blood flow connection to my symptoms. However, they kindly allowed the testing to go ahead. Much to the radiologist’s chagrin, there was a considerable change in blood flow on the second reading, a mere half an hour after the first. His flustered response was, “But it’s not scientific!” I agreed. But as it occurred after my predicting it in advance, surely the ‘scientific’ step would have been to carry out further investigation and not just simply ignore it because it was predicted by someone not in his ‘field’. If, as now seemed likely, there was a hypoperfusion at the site of the symptom in the food allergic, that would give an explanation for the vast number of disorders linked to food allergy. As blood reaches every part of the body, then a reduced flow anywhere would produce symptoms anywhere in the body.

    The Possibilities
    What could be causing this hypo-perfusion? There could only be, I reasoned, three possibilities. Either there was something there that shouldn’t be there (‘something added’), or there was something not there that should be there (‘something missing’), or there was damage (‘something damaged’), and I included inflammation in the damaged scenario. ‘Something damaged’ seemed likely. But when I recalled my own dietary experiments, I had to dismiss it. My month-long fasts, which are noted for their acceleration of healing would surely have repaired any such damage. Besides, many food allergics can experience a severe reaction for an hour or so, then feel well after that. If there truly were damage, it wouldn’t last simply an hour. Also, my seven months on a natural food diet, such diets having a long history of successful health restorations, would surely have achieved repair. But none of them did. No, I had to dismiss ‘something damaged’ for the moment. Then I considered ‘something missing’. But as I had persevered with the fruit and vegetable diet for seven months, any nutrient deficiencies would surely have been satisfied in that time. Besides, why should someone be ‘missing’ something during the allergic reaction, yet not be an hour or so later? So ‘something missing’ was shelved for the moment. ‘Something added’ looked the likeliest culprit. Space does not allow me a full explanation, but I initially favoured old drug or chemical residues in the system. However, my fasting and natural food attempts, both famous for the elimination of toxins, had failed to remove them. And, if an old drug residue was responsible, why should the problem only occur for an hour or so then vanish? How could it change shape or form to create a blood flow blockage in that hour and then settle down? Also, as old drugs and chemicals become adipose-bound, how could they create an interference with the blood flow? And why should my symptoms disappear only when I had a fever if old drugs or chemicals were the reason? But the best reason for dismissing old drugs and chemicals was when I recalled that arthritis, a classic food allergy disorder, has been around for centuries. Modern drugs have not. So, ‘something added’ it must be. But what? After dispelling drugs and other toxins, I arrived at the astonishing conclusion that perhaps the something added might be LIVING! In other words, a parasite. Parasites tend to settle in the lumen of blood vessels. That would explain how they could interfere with blood flow. Perhaps simple obstruction in the micro-circulation by hordes of these creatures is all it takes to produce symptoms. Symptoms Potentially Associated with Food Allergies Asthma[13,14,78] Rheumatic fever[15] Arthritis[16-18] Hyperactivity/ADD[19] Alzheimer’s[20] Epilepsy[21,22] Headaches[23] Mental confusion[24,82] Urticaria[25] Nervousness[26,73] Migraine[27] Weight loss[28] Weight gain[29,30] Vascular disorders[31] Thrush[32] Mouth ulcers[33] Depression[34] Personality changes[35,73] Chronic fatigue[36,37] Bloating[38] Conjunctivitis[39] Oedema[40] Eczema[41] Osteomyelitis[42] Cystitis[43] Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)[44] Sore throats[45] Impetigo[46] Acne[47] Skin infections[48] Warts[49] Abdominal pain[50] Burning pain in penis on urination[51] Jaundice[52] Hepatitis[53] Anaemia[54] High blood pressure[55] Heartbeat, irregular (arrhythmia)[56] Myalgia[57] Dermatitis[58] Urinary tract infections[59] Anorexia[60] In case you may think that ‘simple blockage’ by parasites may be too lowly an explanation for a chronic illness capable of baffling science for years, let me quote from the 1999 edition of Modern Parasitology:[77] “Both lymphatic and ocular filariasis are accompanied by gross pathological changes, elephantiasis and blindness, but it is not clear if these have any immunological basis and current opinion favours simple obstruction.” So, despite all their investigations into the subject, these parasitologists only as recently as 1999 are recognizing that simple blockage by parasites may hold the key to an illness that had long baffled them.

    I Fly to California
    I found someone else homing in on the parasite connection to ill health. Dr Hulda Clark of California, a former government-funded scientist, claims that parasites are implicated in a huge number of chronic disorders, including cancers. I flew out to her clinic and was taught the rudiments of her electronic method of testing for parasites. I took the opportunity to have my sputum tested for their presence. It was positive for several parasite species! Since that time I have learned how to examine microscopically my own blood, sputum, urine and faeces for parasites. Being told you have parasites is one thing, actually seeing them for yourself coming out of your body is quite another! I took photographs using a photomicrographic camera, at 100x magnification, Lugol stained, showing parasite eggs to which I had unwittingly been host. Elimination of Parasites Parasites are all around us. A newspaper of 29 November 19981 stated that one baby cereal tested contained over 20,000 mites per kilo! In separate research, a sample of six types of vegetable in an American study,2 carried out between 1979 and 1981 showed that parasite eggs are virtually everywhere. It showed that over 50% of all vegetables tested had some parasites. Nematodes are human parasites that are extremely abundant in nature. A single spadeful of garden soil may contain a million or more![3] Dr Clark was attempting to eliminate parasites by using herbs and instructing her patients to avoid parasite eggs by scrupulously removing all dirt from fruits and vegetables. She also recommends boiling milk and washing vegetables in an iodine solution to kill Ascaris eggs; sterilizing your toothbrush with grain alcohol each time you use it; and not licking your fingers turning over pages in a book. Despite these and more measures, many patients would still harbour parasites. But surely this approach was missing something. Watch any nature programme and you will see tigers tearing open their prey and inevitably consuming dirt. It seems to be perfectly natural. Yet wild tigers are strong and healthy beasts that do not get food allergies or cancers. And what about those people who do not wash their fruits and vegetables or boil their milk? What about those people who do not sterilize their toothbrush? What about those people who do lick their fingers turning over pages? Not all become ill. It is clear that many people must be taking in these parasites, yet remain well. No, simply trying to avoid every single parasite and every single egg for the rest of your life cannot be the entire answer; they are so prevalent it would be impossible to do so. There had to be another way. Your ‘Internal Environment’ It seemed logical to consider that the person’s health, his/her ‘internal environment’ if you will, had to play a part in the equation. After all, it is well known in gardening that plant parasites do not attack healthy plants. If that is the case, the only way to improve the health of a patient is to improve his/her diet dramatically.

    The Discovery
    I obtained 50 million insect parasitic nematodes, Steinernema feltiae, in an attempt to study their behaviour. I noted that they would respond whenever the microscope’s substage illuminator was switched on. But, other than that, I was floundering to capture any other significant aspect of their functioning. One day, I read that when amoebas are studied on a slide, if one end is cooled and the other end of the slide is warmed, these parasites will migrate to the warm end.[8] Amoebas are parasites capable of producing much illness in man.9 Amoebic dysentery is an illness caused by the organism Entamoeba histolytica and spread by contaminated food, water, or flies. If the organism enters the portal circulation, amoebic abscess can result. These abscesses can also invade the lung, brain or spleen.[80] I read on for a while, then stopped. I had just read something that appeared insignificant at first but suddenly hit me like a sledgehammer. If the parasitic amoebas on the microscope slide responded to temperature change, here, therefore, was an absolutely vital clue to their behaviour: Parasites are TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE! Therefore, if my personal food allergy condition was linked to parasites, and if parasites are influenced by temperature, then that explains why my food allergy symptoms disappeared when I had a fever. The low body temperature that I knew I had, but paid little attention to, must have been ideal for the parasites and they were only overcome when my body temperature increased. Low Body Temperature It was also only a relatively recent discovery that I had a chronic low body temperature, generally in the low 97s (degrees Fahrenheit). Perhaps if we could raise our core body temperature, that would keep us parasite free? Indeed, food allergy free? But how? I then recalled that, in Cures that Work,[4] a founder member of Tyringham Health Clinic had recovered from hypothyroidism, which would have involved subnormal body temperature, by sustaining a natural food diet for over a year. By dietary means she must surely have managed to raise her body temperature. I also recalled my seven-month diet on fruits and vegetables. My body temperature, which I recorded each morning, was erratically, but inexorably, climbing. However, I had never charted it. I decided to check back on my diary and do just that. The overall climb in temperature was undeniable. However, I had not sustained it for the full 18 months to 2/3 years. The number of days of 97.8ºF or above was increasing as the diet progressed, and the number of days on the lower level of 97.5ºF and below had all but disappeared (see the chart below). Updated temperature Chart (not shown here) Researchers Emanuel Donchin and Noel Marshall, from the University of Chicago, found that slight low body temperature, just one or two degrees below normal, was enough to reduce certain brain responses in test subjects.[5] Dr Stephen Langer,[6] estimates that 40% of Americans have subnormal temperatures. He found that a mere one degree below the desired 98.6ºF is sufficient to produce a host of mental and physical symptoms such as headaches, depression, nervousness, etc. Hospital blood tests for thyroid function are unreliable. Extreme cases might be picked up, but many people will have a sub-clinical thyroid system malfunction, which will be missed by these tests, as they gauge glandular function by measuring levels of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream. But the thyroid hormones have their action in the cells of the body at the nuclear membrane receptors, and there is no method of accurately measuring such intracellular activity. Cancer The parasite link to body temperature would explain why so many recoveries from cancer and other chronic diseases occur on natural food diets like the Gerson therapy. It is not only Dr Clark who has implicated parasites in cancer. Only as recently as 1999, Professor Jan Walbloomers of the Free University in Amsterdam found that the HPV, or human papilloma virus, exists in over 99.7% of cases of cervical cancer. This is the first real evidence that parasites do exist in cancer. That would now give a better explanation for the success of the Gerson therapy, as the diet would surely raise the body temperature of such patients, overwhelming the micro-organisms. One Degree Enough? The question is often asked, “How can a mere one degree affect parasites to the extent that it can incapacitate them?” Nature already employs heat as a means of defending our bodies against micro-organisms. At such times of infection, she produces fever in the body to overcome them. And when you consider that fever is 100ºF, just over one degree above 98.6ºF, then clearly Nature herself considers one degree sufficient to defeat them. Besides, it is our human measuring that dictates that one degree is one degree. If microscopic organisms were to use their own measuring standards, I am sure our ‘mere’ one degree would translate into a thousand of their degrees! Scientific Confirmation I then found medical confirmation that micro-organisms can be directly killed by fever in the host animal. From Pyretics and Antipyretics:10 “It has been recognised that syphilis (caused by the parasite Treponema pallidum) and gonorrhoea (caused by the parasite Neisseria gonorrhoea) are heat sensitive and are killed directly by increasing the temperature of the victim. Indeed, before the advent of antibiotics, treatment used to consist of using injections in order to bring about artificial fevers.” And, recognizing the existing lack of precise knowledge on parasites, Microbial and Parasitic Infection11 quotes (highlighting is mine): “A pathogen must be able to multiply in or on the host’s tissues. This means that the host’s tissues must supply appropriate nutrients, atmospheric conditions and temperature for the pathogen’s growth…” Pyretics and Antipyretics[12] states: “The question of the beneficial value of fever has been the subject of speculation for many years. Fevers could be beneficial to an animal in two ways: (1) The high body temperatures of fever could exceed the temperature beyond which the infectious micro-organism could live and thereby directly kill it. (2) Indirectly by affecting one or several biochemical, cellular or humoral components of the body which in turn destroy the micro-organism.”

    Parasite Symptoms
    I wanted to know how many symptoms attributable to ‘food allergy’ could be caused by parasites. Trawling through the parasitology literature, I uncovered the following catalogue of symptoms regularly found listed in food allergy books: Long-lived Organisms Human parasites are extremely long-lived. Strongyloides can remain in the system for up to 30 years61 and Taenia saginata – beef tapeworms – can live in humans for up to 25 years.[62] Ascaris lumbricoides is the commonest parasite on the planet and it is estimated that approximately one billion63 people have the worm. Asthma has been linked to Ascaris after laboratory workers studying them developed the condition,64 – yet further evidence of the allergy link to micro-organisms. Parasites vary in size, from worms several feet long down to the smallest of all, viruses. Why Parasites Have Been Overlooked Could micro-organisms be responsible for a host of common health disorders, yet simply be overlooked? Almost certainly. If medical science can miss something as highly visible and obvious as a chunk of bread and cheese as being responsible for someone’s symptoms – and it has – is it not reasonable that they could similarly miss something that is invisible to the naked eye, hidden inside the body, and undetectable by X-ray or MRI equipment? But the main reason could be the confusion over what are harmless (commensal) and harmful (pathogenic) parasites.65 The Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Parasitology[66] states: “Few people realize that only a few decades ago Giardia lamblia, now recognized as the leading cause of intestinal parasitic infections in the United States, was not considered a pathogen.” Now, there is confusion over the status of Blastocystis hominis. Next to yeast, Blastocystis hominis is the most frequently observed organism in faecal samples.67 Also, many people can harbour Giardia lamblia or Entamoeba histolytica and not display symptoms. Whilst symptoms from what were considered harmless commensal parasites, Entamoeba coli or Endolimax nana, have been reported.68-71 I suggest that ‘commensal’ parasites are misclassified because of the complication that is inherent in food allergy. With food allergics, if parasites truly are implicated, their activity would occur only for the duration of the reaction. At such time they could be declared pathogenic. But the same parasite, once the reaction wore off and was no longer causing symptoms, could be declared a harmless commensal: that cause for misclassification would occur if the test subjects had masked (hidden) food allergies. And what if the subjects were not food allergics? The parasite this time would appear a harmless commensal. But it would only be harmless to that non-food-allergic person. To the food-allergic patient, that harmless parasite could well be a pathogen. Just as a slice of bread may be harmless to a non-food-allergic, to a food allergic, that same bread may be harmful. It is clear that we should not be trying to establish the ‘pathogenicity’ of any particular organism but rather assess the health of the patient. After all, people can ‘carry’ a parasite yet be entirely asymptomatic, whilst others can be at death’s door with the same organism. HIV and meningitis organisms are such examples. Classifying micro-organisms into their pathogenicity or non-pathogenicity is a misleading exercise. The missing factor that separates the ill from the well might well be simple body temperature, now that we see its importance in the life of the human parasite. From Microbial and Parasitic Infection:[74] “Failure of the host’s defences to eliminate a pathogen soon after its arrival may result in persistent active disease. Often, however, there is a balance between the pathogen and the defences, and the infection may remain asymptomatic for many years but turn into active disease again when the balance is shifted in favour of the pathogen.” The same book later states: “An increase in body temperature is a very common host response to infection. It may well be protective in some circumstances, e.g., by providing an environment too warm for optimal growth of the pathogen (microorganism).”

    Hereditary Illness: The Answer?
    The well-known tendency for allergies to ‘run in the family’ might now be explained. We know that ‘allergic’ conditions can be inherited. But the real truth could well be that, as parasites are involved in allergic activity, it is the parasitic organisms that can be passed to the offspring from the parents. Photograph of parasite eggs Close-up of the previous eggs

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  21. From – Alan Hunter (proof positive that “science” has buggerall evidence that it can cure ANYTHING)!! Chronic Illness, Food Allergies and Low Body Temperature by Alan Hunter(more info) listed in allergies, originally published in issue 67 – August 2001 An intriguing observation led me on a search for the solution to my chronic illness, which started in the late 1960s. Initially considered simple fatigue, it took me several years to make a dietary link. Thereafter I relabelled my condition ‘food allergy’. I observed that whenever I had a fever, my symptoms entirely vanished. I still had the malaise that accompanies fever, but my ‘food allergy’ symptoms entirely disappeared, only to return when the fever left. Over the next 20 years, I had three more fevers. On each occasion, without exception, my symptoms completely disappeared, but only for the duration of the fever. Surely, I thought, in fever lay the clue to the ‘food allergy’ phenomenon. Visits to the library to read up on pyrexia produced no real answer. It was also clear that even the highly qualified authors did not know the true mechanism behind fever. My own search for a solution involved over 50 fasts (water only, no food) – including two lasting a month each; four weeks on grapes only, and seven months on the Gerson therapy, as well as many other Nature Cure diets. I would abandon them all, however, because everything I ate made me ill. I also considered that simply identifying and avoiding the problem foods was not enough. Why do some people react to ordinary foods in the first place, and not everyone? After all, if someone is ‘allergic’ to, say, a tomato, it is not the tomato that is at fault, it is the person. Otherwise everybody would react to tomato. Fault ‘at Site of Symptom’ The fault surely has to lie within the person, and specifically at the site of the symptom. After all, if you have two patients with ‘food allergy’, one might present with migraine, another with arthritis. The person with migraine will not get the arthritis and the person with arthritis will not suffer migraine. Each will have his own specific, repeating symptom in a particular part of the body. Therefore the problem has to be at the site of the symptom. A Blood Flow Problem? Space does not permit the full explanation, but I had suspected for some years that there might be an interference in blood flow at the site of the symptom in the food allergic. With some difficulty, I arranged to have my theory tested at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. I planned to get two blood flow tests, one before and one after consuming a food allergen. Both the vascular surgeon whom I initially approached and the experienced radiologist that he recommended thought it highly unlikely that there would be a blood flow connection to my symptoms. However, they kindly allowed the testing to go ahead. Much to the radiologist’s chagrin, there was a considerable change in blood flow on the second reading, a mere half an hour after the first. His flustered response was, “But it’s not scientific!” I agreed. But as it occurred after my predicting it in advance, surely the ‘scientific’ step would have been to carry out further investigation and not just simply ignore it because it was predicted by someone not in his ‘field’. If, as now seemed likely, there was a hypoperfusion at the site of the symptom in the food allergic, that would give an explanation for the vast number of disorders linked to food allergy. As blood reaches every part of the body, then a reduced flow anywhere would produce symptoms anywhere in the body. The Possibilities What could be causing this hypo-perfusion? There could only be, I reasoned, three possibilities. Either there was something there that shouldn’t be there (‘something added’), or there was something not there that should be there (‘something missing’), or there was damage (‘something damaged’), and I included inflammation in the damaged scenario. ‘Something damaged’ seemed likely. But when I recalled my own dietary experiments, I had to dismiss it. My month-long fasts, which are noted for their acceleration of healing would surely have repaired any such damage. Besides, many food allergics can experience a severe reaction for an hour or so, then feel well after that. If there truly were damage, it wouldn’t last simply an hour. Also, my seven months on a natural food diet, such diets having a long history of successful health restorations, would surely have achieved repair. But none of them did. No, I had to dismiss ‘something damaged’ for the moment. Then I considered ‘something missing’. But as I had persevered with the fruit and vegetable diet for seven months, any nutrient deficiencies would surely have been satisfied in that time. Besides, why should someone be ‘missing’ something during the allergic reaction, yet not be an hour or so later? So ‘something missing’ was shelved for the moment. ‘Something added’ looked the likeliest culprit. Space does not allow me a full explanation, but I initially favoured old drug or chemical residues in the system. However, my fasting and natural food attempts, both famous for the elimination of toxins, had failed to remove them. And, if an old drug residue was responsible, why should the problem only occur for an hour or so then vanish? How could it change shape or form to create a blood flow blockage in that hour and then settle down? Also, as old drugs and chemicals become adipose-bound, how could they create an interference with the blood flow? And why should my symptoms disappear only when I had a fever if old drugs or chemicals were the reason? But the best reason for dismissing old drugs and chemicals was when I recalled that arthritis, a classic food allergy disorder, has been around for centuries. Modern drugs have not. So, ‘something added’ it must be. But what? After dispelling drugs and other toxins, I arrived at the astonishing conclusion that perhaps the something added might be LIVING! In other words, a parasite. Parasites tend to settle in the lumen of blood vessels. That would explain how they could interfere with blood flow. Perhaps simple obstruction in the micro-circulation by hordes of these creatures is all it takes to produce symptoms.

    Symptoms Potentially Associated with Food Allergies
    Asthma[13,14,78] Rheumatic fever[15] Arthritis[16-18] Hyperactivity/ADD[19] Alzheimer’s[20] Epilepsy[21,22] Headaches[23] Mental confusion[24,82] Urticaria[25] Nervousness[26,73] Migraine[27] Weight loss[28] Weight gain[29,30] Vascular disorders[31] Thrush[32] Mouth ulcers[33] Depression[34] Personality changes[35,73] Chronic fatigue[36,37] Bloating[38] Conjunctivitis[39] Oedema[40] Eczema[41] Osteomyelitis[42] Cystitis[43] Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)[44] Sore throats[45] Impetigo[46] Acne[47] Skin infections[48] Warts[49] Abdominal pain[50] Burning pain in penis on urination[51] Jaundice[52] Hepatitis[53] Anaemia[54] High blood pressure[55] Heartbeat, irregular (arrhythmia)[56] Myalgia[57] Dermatitis[58] Urinary tract infections[59] Anorexia[60] In case you may think that ‘simple blockage’ by parasites may be too lowly an explanation for a chronic illness capable of baffling science for years, let me quote from the 1999 edition of Modern Parasitology:[77] “Both lymphatic and ocular filariasis are accompanied by gross pathological changes, elephantiasis and blindness, but it is not clear if these have any immunological basis and current opinion favours simple obstruction.” So, despite all their investigations into the subject, these parasitologists only as recently as 1999 are recognizing that simple blockage by parasites may hold the key to an illness that had long baffled them. I Fly to California I found someone else homing in on the parasite connection to ill health. Dr Hulda Clark of California, a former government-funded scientist, claims that parasites are implicated in a huge number of chronic disorders, including cancers. I flew out to her clinic and was taught the rudiments of her electronic method of testing for parasites. I took the opportunity to have my sputum tested for their presence. It was positive for several parasite species! Since that time I have learned how to examine microscopically my own blood, sputum, urine and faeces for parasites. Being told you have parasites is one thing, actually seeing them for yourself coming out of your body is quite another! I took photographs using a photomicrographic camera, at 100x magnification, Lugol stained, showing parasite eggs to which I had unwittingly been host.

    Elimination of Parasites
    Parasites are all around us. A newspaper of 29 November 19981 stated that one baby cereal tested contained over 20,000 mites per kilo! In separate research, a sample of six types of vegetable in an American study,2 carried out between 1979 and 1981 showed that parasite eggs are virtually everywhere. It showed that over 50% of all vegetables tested had some parasites. Nematodes are human parasites that are extremely abundant in nature. A single spadeful of garden soil may contain a million or more![3] Dr Clark was attempting to eliminate parasites by using herbs and instructing her patients to avoid parasite eggs by scrupulously removing all dirt from fruits and vegetables. She also recommends boiling milk and washing vegetables in an iodine solution to kill Ascaris eggs; sterilizing your toothbrush with grain alcohol each time you use it; and not licking your fingers turning over pages in a book. Despite these and more measures, many patients would still harbour parasites. But surely this approach was missing something. Watch any nature programme and you will see tigers tearing open their prey and inevitably consuming dirt. It seems to be perfectly natural. Yet wild tigers are strong and healthy beasts that do not get food allergies or cancers. And what about those people who do not wash their fruits and vegetables or boil their milk? What about those people who do not sterilize their toothbrush? What about those people who do lick their fingers turning over pages? Not all become ill. It is clear that many people must be taking in these parasites, yet remain well. No, simply trying to avoid every single parasite and every single egg for the rest of your life cannot be the entire answer; they are so prevalent it would be impossible to do so. There had to be another way. Your ‘Internal Environment’ It seemed logical to consider that the person’s health, his/her ‘internal environment’ if you will, had to play a part in the equation. After all, it is well known in gardening that plant parasites do not attack healthy plants. If that is the case, the only way to improve the health of a patient is to improve his/her diet dramatically.

    The Discovery
    I obtained 50 million insect parasitic nematodes, Steinernema feltiae, in an attempt to study their behaviour. I noted that they would respond whenever the microscope’s substage illuminator was switched on. But, other than that, I was floundering to capture any other significant aspect of their functioning. One day, I read that when amoebas are studied on a slide, if one end is cooled and the other end of the slide is warmed, these parasites will migrate to the warm end.[8] Amoebas are parasites capable of producing much illness in man.9 Amoebic dysentery is an illness caused by the organism Entamoeba histolytica and spread by contaminated food, water, or flies. If the organism enters the portal circulation, amoebic abscess can result. These abscesses can also invade the lung, brain or spleen.[80] I read on for a while, then stopped. I had just read something that appeared insignificant at first but suddenly hit me like a sledgehammer. If the parasitic amoebas on the microscope slide responded to temperature change, here, therefore, was an absolutely vital clue to their behaviour: Parasites are TEMPERATURE-SENSITIVE! Therefore, if my personal food allergy condition was linked to parasites, and if parasites are influenced by temperature, then that explains why my food allergy symptoms disappeared when I had a fever. The low body temperature that I knew I had, but paid little attention to, must have been ideal for the parasites and they were only overcome when my body temperature increased. Low Body Temperature It was also only a relatively recent discovery that I had a chronic low body temperature, generally in the low 97s (degrees Fahrenheit). Perhaps if we could raise our core body temperature, that would keep us parasite free? Indeed, food allergy free? But how? I then recalled that, in Cures that Work,[4] a founder member of Tyringham Health Clinic had recovered from hypothyroidism, which would have involved subnormal body temperature, by sustaining a natural food diet for over a year. By dietary means she must surely have managed to raise her body temperature. I also recalled my seven-month diet on fruits and vegetables. My body temperature, which I recorded each morning, was erratically, but inexorably, climbing. However, I had never charted it. I decided to check back on my diary and do just that. The overall climb in temperature was undeniable. However, I had not sustained it for the full 18 months to 2/3 years. The number of days of 97.8ºF or above was increasing as the diet progressed, and the number of days on the lower level of 97.5ºF and below had all but disappeared (see the chart below). Updated temperature Chart (not shown here) Researchers Emanuel Donchin and Noel Marshall, from the University of Chicago, found that slight low body temperature, just one or two degrees below normal, was enough to reduce certain brain responses in test subjects.[5] Dr Stephen Langer,[6] estimates that 40% of Americans have subnormal temperatures. He found that a mere one degree below the desired 98.6ºF is sufficient to produce a host of mental and physical symptoms such as headaches, depression, nervousness, etc. Hospital blood tests for thyroid function are unreliable. Extreme cases might be picked up, but many people will have a sub-clinical thyroid system malfunction, which will be missed by these tests, as they gauge glandular function by measuring levels of thyroid hormones in the bloodstream. But the thyroid hormones have their action in the cells of the body at the nuclear membrane receptors, and there is no method of accurately measuring such intracellular activity.

    Cancer
    The parasite link to body temperature would explain why so many recoveries from cancer and other chronic diseases occur on natural food diets like the Gerson therapy. It is not only Dr Clark who has implicated parasites in cancer. Only as recently as 1999, Professor Jan Walbloomers of the Free University in Amsterdam found that the HPV, or human papilloma virus, exists in over 99.7% of cases of cervical cancer. This is the first real evidence that parasites do exist in cancer. That would now give a better explanation for the success of the Gerson therapy, as the diet would surely raise the body temperature of such patients, overwhelming the micro-organisms. One Degree Enough? The question is often asked, “How can a mere one degree affect parasites to the extent that it can incapacitate them?” Nature already employs heat as a means of defending our bodies against micro-organisms. At such times of infection, she produces fever in the body to overcome them. And when you consider that fever is 100ºF, just over one degree above 98.6ºF, then clearly Nature herself considers one degree sufficient to defeat them. Besides, it is our human measuring that dictates that one degree is one degree. If microscopic organisms were to use their own measuring standards, I am sure our ‘mere’ one degree would translate into a thousand of their degrees! Scientific Confirmation I then found medical confirmation that micro-organisms can be directly killed by fever in the host animal. From Pyretics and Antipyretics:10 “It has been recognised that syphilis (caused by the parasite Treponema pallidum) and gonorrhoea (caused by the parasite Neisseria gonorrhoea) are heat sensitive and are killed directly by increasing the temperature of the victim. Indeed, before the advent of antibiotics, treatment used to consist of using injections in order to bring about artificial fevers.” And, recognizing the existing lack of precise knowledge on parasites, Microbial and Parasitic Infection11 quotes (highlighting is mine): “A pathogen must be able to multiply in or on the host’s tissues. This means that the host’s tissues must supply appropriate nutrients, atmospheric conditions and temperature for the pathogen’s growth…” Pyretics and Antipyretics[12] states: “The question of the beneficial value of fever has been the subject of speculation for many years. Fevers could be beneficial to an animal in two ways: (1) The high body temperatures of fever could exceed the temperature beyond which the infectious micro-organism could live and thereby directly kill it. (2) Indirectly by affecting one or several biochemical, cellular or humoral components of the body which in turn destroy the micro-organism.”

    Parasite Symptoms
    I wanted to know how many symptoms attributable to ‘food allergy’ could be caused by parasites. Trawling through the parasitology literature, I uncovered the following catalogue of symptoms regularly found listed in food allergy books: Long-lived Organisms Human parasites are extremely long-lived. Strongyloides can remain in the system for up to 30 years61 and Taenia saginata – beef tapeworms – can live in humans for up to 25 years.[62] Ascaris lumbricoides is the commonest parasite on the planet and it is estimated that approximately one billion63 people have the worm. Asthma has been linked to Ascaris after laboratory workers studying them developed the condition,64 – yet further evidence of the allergy link to micro-organisms. Parasites vary in size, from worms several feet long down to the smallest of all, viruses. Why Parasites Have Been Overlooked Could micro-organisms be responsible for a host of common health disorders, yet simply be overlooked? Almost certainly. If medical science can miss something as highly visible and obvious as a chunk of bread and cheese as being responsible for someone’s symptoms – and it has – is it not reasonable that they could similarly miss something that is invisible to the naked eye, hidden inside the body, and undetectable by X-ray or MRI equipment? But the main reason could be the confusion over what are harmless (commensal) and harmful (pathogenic) parasites.65 The Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Parasitology[66] states: “Few people realize that only a few decades ago Giardia lamblia, now recognized as the leading cause of intestinal parasitic infections in the United States, was not considered a pathogen.” Now, there is confusion over the status of Blastocystis hominis. Next to yeast, Blastocystis hominis is the most frequently observed organism in faecal samples.67 Also, many people can harbour Giardia lamblia or Entamoeba histolytica and not display symptoms. Whilst symptoms from what were considered harmless commensal parasites, Entamoeba coli or Endolimax nana, have been reported.68-71 I suggest that ‘commensal’ parasites are misclassified because of the complication that is inherent in food allergy. With food allergics, if parasites truly are implicated, their activity would occur only for the duration of the reaction. At such time they could be declared pathogenic. But the same parasite, once the reaction wore off and was no longer causing symptoms, could be declared a harmless commensal: that cause for misclassification would occur if the test subjects had masked (hidden) food allergies. And what if the subjects were not food allergics? The parasite this time would appear a harmless commensal. But it would only be harmless to that non-food-allergic person. To the food-allergic patient, that harmless parasite could well be a pathogen. Just as a slice of bread may be harmless to a non-food-allergic, to a food allergic, that same bread may be harmful. It is clear that we should not be trying to establish the ‘pathogenicity’ of any particular organism but rather assess the health of the patient. After all, people can ‘carry’ a parasite yet be entirely asymptomatic, whilst others can be at death’s door with the same organism. HIV and meningitis organisms are such examples. Classifying micro-organisms into their pathogenicity or non-pathogenicity is a misleading exercise. The missing factor that separates the ill from the well might well be simple body temperature, now that we see its importance in the life of the human parasite. From Microbial and Parasitic Infection:[74] “Failure of the host’s defences to eliminate a pathogen soon after its arrival may result in persistent active disease. Often, however, there is a balance between the pathogen and the defences, and the infection may remain asymptomatic for many years but turn into active disease again when the balance is shifted in favour of the pathogen.” The same book later states: “An increase in body temperature is a very common host response to infection. It may well be protective in some circumstances, e.g., by providing an environment too warm for optimal growth of the pathogen (microorganism).” Hereditary Illness: The Answer? The well-known tendency for allergies to ‘run in the family’ might now be explained. We know that ‘allergic’ conditions can be inherited. But the real truth could well be that, as parasites are involved in allergic activity, it is the parasitic organisms that can be passed to the offspring from the parents. Photograph of parasite eggs Close-up of the previous eggs

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