people are familiar with the common symptoms of allergic reactions.
They vary from rashes, shortness of breath, plugged sinuses,
itching, runny nose and eyes, fatigue, indigestion, gas, nausea,
sneezing and coughing, among others.
many people don’t realize is that allergies can also affect
the neuro transmitters in the brain. Just where in the
brain they flare up occurs reflects those symptoms.
woman I knew 25 years ago was very kind and thoughtful, but
would sometimes get unpredictably violent, once throwing a
visitor twice her size out of her apartment for no apparent
reason and with very little effort. After a time she
gained a reputation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
many years of suffering with this unpredictable malady, she
found out she was allergic to corn and that this was the trigger
for her behaviour. Corn starch, dextrose (corn sugar),
corn syrup and many food additives contain corn as a base,
so when she eliminated these foods, she never had any more
area of the brain that can be affected is learning and perceptual
abilities. A woman I know, we’ll call her Karen (name
withheld upon request), grew up with an auditory dyslexia
as well as visual. In other words, when people spoke
to Karen, she heard something entirely different because the
sounds became jumbled inside her mind. Her long term
memory was also affected. She used to struggle with
homework many hours every night and only get -Cs.
Karen was 11 years old, she found out she was allergic to
wheat, dairy and cane sugar. So she quit eating those
foods and took homeopathic drops every two weeks. She
only studied ½ hour in the whole two weeks and got
As in school for the first time in her life! However,
when she found out she would have to stay off those foods
for many years because she lived far up north and couldn’t
be re-tested for the drops every month (a process that takes
about two years to eliminate an allergy), she decided she
couldn’t do it. So she went back to eating all the foods
that her friends ate and getting -Cs.
years later when she was 18, her boss told her she thought
Karen had food allergies. At this point in her life
she was tired of working so hard at school and not getting
as far as she wanted, so she decided to go without the offending
was amazed to be able to hear and understand every word people
said and to be able to follow conversations accurately.
day she forgot and ate a dairy product and all morning it
sounded like everyone was mumbling. It was then she
realized that was how she had been all her life - because
now she had something to compare it to.
months later she had a couple of two hour NLP sessions and
eliminated all her allergies. Now she eats any foods
she likes and is symptom free. That was 4 years ago,
and she continues to enjoy all foods and can hear and read
clearly. She says it has changed her life dramatically.
wanted me to share this story for the benefit of anyone who
many be going through similar struggles that she endured.
Her story truly shows that the mind and body are interconnected
and what affects one, affects the other, often on a much deeper
level than we realize.
Nygaard is a Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer,
Time Line Therapy® Master Trainer and Hypnotherapy Trainer.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org