Don't be fooled by the fact that you can smell a toxic chemical and have no reaction to it. That toxic chemical is still a stressor on your body.
The founder of Environmental Medicine, the late Dr. Theron Randolph, discovered that the common problem for people with chemical sensitivity is not necessarily a massive dose of any particular toxin. More often, serious illness is the final result of a combination of multiple stressors and toxins, what Dr. Randolph called "overload".
Overload is analogous to the proverbial "Straw That Broke the Camel's Back". Dr. William Crook created this picture to illustrate the analogy.
Look at the picture of the camel and notice that the straws represent multiple stressors.
It is well known among Environmental Medicine Practitioners that most chronic illnesses cause symptoms only after someone becomes overloaded with multiple stressors. A good analogy is the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back”.
The stressors include environmental toxins from food, air and water, as well as emotional stressors, and stress due to prescription drugs. The human body is capable of dealing with a few stressors of this kind without symptoms, but at some point, the addition of a single stressor will cause a person to become symptomatic and eventually chronically ill.
Unfortunately, once the camel’s back is broken, it becomes extremely difficult for the person to regain his or her health. We need to educate the public on ways to avoid accumulating these stressors to the point of overload.
Dr. Randolph emphasized that education should comprise as much as 50% of the treatment of ETI, especially learning to avoid troublesome factors whenever possible -- and finding appropriate relatively safe substitutes.
One of the most troublesome problems from overload, especially among children, is allergy to animal dander. How can you remove pets from a child's home? You can find substitutes to dogs and cats: fish tanks, new toys, new hobbies etc.
These substitutes might be very difficult if the child has had an animal for a long time and is very attached. At a minimum, you can reduce a similar overload in the clothing and toys of the child. Avoid all clothing and toys made with animal fur: rabbit fur gloves and now what has become popular clothing made from dog fur or cat fur.
Because of the problem of overload, dog fur or cat fur are the most troublesome because so many children and adults are allergic to dogs and cats. For any allergic child (or adult) it is advisable to avoid any fur clothing.
Because unscrupulous manufacturers always find a way to circumvent labeling laws, a consumer must be especially cautious. Pass the word along not to buy any fur clothing ; always avoid buying a product unless it is labeled free of any animal fur. Make sure that any fur product is labeled with the name of the animal. That way there can be no question.
Show and tell was your first lesson about ETI, so you could enjoy the experience of balancing the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
Overload is the concept that helps you understand the reason for balancing.
More about circumventing labeling laws:
The word “overload” and the concept of “overload” present a serious problem to the safety of the public because of the way product safety research is done. During research one particular product with one particular toxin is tested in isolation. This method follows guidelines endorsed by the EPA. However in the real world, people are exposed to many different toxins from the surrounding air at the same time.
Therefore, while a product may be labeled safe after isolated testing during scientific research, fumes from the product are never inhaled in isolation. When toxic fumes from the product are combined with many others in surrounding air, the toxic mixture can cause a reaction and lead to illness.
Now back to Dr. Theron Randolph, who hypothesized that when many low grade toxins are combined and inhaled or otherwise consumed, a person can begin to react seriously as the toxins accumulate in the body.
Bioenergy is only half the solution in balancing your Autonomic Nervous System( ANS)
environment is the other half of the solution
Bioenergy practices plus environmental restrictions must be treated as equal requirements in balancing your Autonomic Nervous System
The lesson plans “Show and Tell ” and “Autonomic Nervous System ” were designed to teach you the first part of an approach to balancing your energy.
“Overload” teaches you how to improve your energy balance by limiting your environmental exposures.
- More about Overload.
- More about Stress.
- More about Dr. Theron Randolph.
- More about Dr. William Crook.
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