Townsend Letter Book Review
9 out of 10 people are poisoning themselves and don’t even know it. Are you one of them?
With medical spending in the United States now exceeding $1.2 trillion annually, three-quarters of this amount — about
$900 billion — is used to counteract chronic ailments such as migraines, arthritis, hyperactivity, otitis media, obesity, irritable bowel, psoriasis, and much more.
Most of the 2.9 billion prescriptions physicians write each year are for relieving the symptoms ofjust such chronic health problems. But the vast majority of such prescriptions don’t cure these illnesses because many of them arise from what Jeffrey S. Zavik calls “toxic food syndrome.” This syndrome of symptoms are actually frequently undiagnosed health difficulties arising from food allergies.
For the past 25 years, Jeffrey Zavik, founder of Immuno Laboratories located in Ft. Lauderdale, improving the lives of patients. His work comes into play when patients’ blood specimens are sent for analysis to his Immuno Laboratories by enlightened holistic-type physicians. Because he is among the 95% of Americans suffering from toxic food syndrome for most of his life, Jeffrey Zavik has experienced multiple bouts of otitis media, diarrhea, constipation, stomach aches, and other similar difficulties. Having undergone discomforts both acute and chronic, subtle and brutal, Zavik has written an easy-to-read small book which explains how to discover one’s allergic food sources.
Some thirty years ago Zavik’s exposure to health-oriented students on a college campus in Madison, Wisconsin brought him to the realization that dietary intake containing the allergens of toxic foods is a main factor in his and other people’s symptomatic discomforts.
Then Zavik learned a great deal more about dietary transgressions when he managed the Renaissance Revitalization Center in Nassau, Bahamas. At that Bahamas rejuvenation center Zavik used dark cell microscopy which on a television screen displays blood corpuscles bursting open when exposed to food antigens. Observed were destructive food reactions later identified by him as typical underlying sources of toxic food syndrome.
Returning to the United States, Zavik employed John Rebello, PhD, to develop a a method of blood analysis that saved physicians and allergy-prone consumers much time in recognizing specific blood antigens in foods. He started Immuno Laboratories thereafter to offer his discovery for general use by health professionals and medical consumers.
The Immuno 1 BloodprintTM
The test developed by Dr. Rebello, an Immuno 1 Bloodprint, conducted by Immuno Laboratories under his direct supervision, determines specific food antigens affecting a patient. The results are highly reproducible and split samples of the same patient’s blood often undergo the laboratory’s three-level quality control program. Dr. Rebello affirms, “The particular split will give the same number and kind of positive and negative foods in both runs.”
The testing of a patient’s blood results in the following:a list of toxic foods the patient should avoid
a list of foods the patient may enjoy
a wallet-sized, laminated reminder card listing toxic foods specific to the particular patient
a personalized food and meal plan for that patient
helpful hints for food shopping
At the laboratory, a technician uses a small sample of the patient’s blood for injecting into micro titer plate wells containing 115 different food antigens which have been optimized through a proprietary method developed by Dr. Rebello.
The Immuno 1 Bloodprint which Jeffrey Zavik’s book describes is conducted in the following manner:
1. Over a few hours. antibodies in the serum interact with the food antigens;
2. enzyme conjugate is added which binds to specific antibodies;
3. enzyme substrate is added;
4. a visible color change occurs.
Then a high technology scanner with laser-like beams of light reads and records the toxic reactions in the patient’s serum and computers report the reaction in 4 categories of reactivity. Thereafter, a report goes out from Immuno Laboratories to the physician or directly to the patient.
A randomized, double-blind pilot study of sick people suffering from a variety of symptoms, such as fatigue, hyperactivity, headache, bowel complaints, and other troubles was conducted by three prominent health professionals working in unison. They wrote: “The results of this pilot study support the hypothesis that subjects avoiding IgG reactive (toxic) foods experience significantly greater symptom relief than subjects avoiding placebo foods.... The symptoms of subjects responding to dietary manipulation included nonatopic symptoms and, as such, suggest the possibility that symptoms other than those cited in authoritative medical texts may result from food intolerance.”
Concurring that the Immuno 1 Bloodprint holds great validity are numbers of physicians in 24 countries. Among them is bariatrician and family physician Anahid Berberian, MD, who overcame her own allergies to 15 different foods after suffering for ten years from heartburn, abdominal distention, diarrhea, migraine headaches, itchy skin, insomnia, palpitations, and lack of energy. The Immuno 1 Bloodprint showed Dr. Berberian which foods were her antagonists. Ridding herself of the 15 offending foods cured her health difficulties.
Improvement for Lisa Hughes, RN, BSN, occurred just recently when she used the Immuno 1 Bloodprint. The test was self-administered by Nurse Hughes to identify the food allergies causing her multiple abdominal discomforts, especially a chronic constipation playing havoc with her gastrointestinal tract. Lisa Hughes states, “I no longer have to take my daily prescription laxative. In fact, I haven’t had to take a laxative for weeks! That is a miracle in itself! My pain has improved a great deal also, and my bloating is all but relieved.”
According to Jeffrey S. Zavik, there’s a 95% probability that any person experiencing distress from the list of symptoms which follow will benefit from taking a food toxicity test.
The symptoms classified according to body systems are:
Digestive Tract - Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloated feeling, Belching, Passing gas, Stomach pains
Ears - Itchy ears, Ear aches, Ear infections, Drainage from ear, Hearing loss
Emotions - Mood swings, Anxiety, Fear, Irritability, Anger, Depression, Aggressiveness, Nervousness
Energy & Activity - Fatigue, Sluggishness, Apathy, Hyperactivity, Restlessness
Eyes - Watery eyes, Itchy eyes, Swollen eyelids, Sticky eyelids, Dark circles, Blurred vision
Weight - Binge eating, Cravings, Excessive weight, Compulsive eating, Water retention
Joint & Muscles - Joint pain, Arthritis, Stiffness, Limited movement, Muscle aches, Feeling of weakness
Mouth & Throat - Chronic coughing, Gagging, Often clearing of throat, Sore throat, Swollen tongue/lips, Canker sores
Nose - Stuffy nose, Sinus problems, Hay fever, Sneezing attacks, Excessive mucous
Head - Headaches, Faintness, Dizziness, Insomnia
Skin - Acne, Hives, Rashes, Hair loss, Flushing/hot flashes, Excessive sweating
Lungs - Chest congestion, Asthma, Bronchitis, Shortness of breath, Difficulty breathing
Mind - Poor memory, Confusion, Poor concentration, Stuttering/stammering, Learning disabilities
Other - Irregular heartbeat, Rapid heartbeat, Chest pains, Frequent illness, Frequent urination, Genital itch
To acquire a copy of the book, Toxic Food Syndrome, or to be referred to a physician familiar with the Immuno 1 Bloodprint or to receive in-depth information about this comprehensive food allergy test, telephone tollfree in the United States to Immuno Laboratories at 800-231-9197 or 954-691-2500; webmaster@BetterHealthUSA.com. Also check out the Immuno 1 BloodprintTM website at www.betterhealthusa.com