Caffeine Allergy: A Hidden Allergy and Toxic Dementia
by Ruth Whalen, MLT (ASCP)
See UPDATE: Turning the Tides at bottom
Dear Caffeine Consumers,
When I was in elementary school and junior high, students were grouped according to their level of intellect. I was in the A group. By the time I was graduating high school, my grades had slipped and I was associating with C people.
An emergency room physician and caffeine, a legalized psychoactive drug, are to blame. One day during my senior year, I broke out in hives. Believing I was allergic to clams, because I had eaten them earlier in the week, a doctor injected me with epinephrine (adrenaline), putting me into acute psychosis. Mental deterioration became chronic and progressed. I was not allergic to clams. I am allergic to caffeine. The reaction occurred from drinking Coca-Cola.
Not knowing of my allergy, for the next 25 years I continued ingesting caffeinated products. Physical and mental health deteriorated. Desperately I sought adequate medical care. Contagiously undereducated in chemistry, doctors failed me.
As a medical lab technician with a BA in writing, and having worked in a general hospital's laboratory for 14 years, I am knowledgeable in chemistry and immunology. A good health care worker knows that an abnormal laboratory value coincides with an in vivo abnormality, meaning that something is wrong in the body. I was physically ill and knew it.
These facts did not come into play when, in 1999, I was committed to a locked ward, where doctors and nurses attempted correlating my abnormal symptoms and lab tests with personality disorder and bipolar disorder, because the very abnormalities affect persons diagnosed with a mental disorder. I suggest we try again.
A good doctor diagnosed my allergy. I utilized my recovery well.
Ongoing caffeine anaphylaxis is a masked cerebral allergy that targets organs, including vulnerable brain tissue, and alters biochemical reactions. Chronic allergic response progresses: Vascular walls break down, and toxins invade organs, including the brain. Hence, the glassy-eyed look of caffeine-consuming patients diagnosed with bipolar and schizophrenic psychosis. Mental symptoms include attention deficits, loss of insight, focus, judgment and values, delusions, procrastination, anger and a sense of self-loss. Unable to correlate the symptoms with a textbook disorder, doctors diagnose ADHD and/or another mental disorder.
Now healthy, I believe I am at the A group level again. I'm working on a book titled: Welcome to the Dance-Caffeine Allergy, a Masked Cerebral Allergy and Progressive Toxic Dementia. It details my needless transcendental journey, my attempts to get medical help, and the chemical imbalances of mental disorders. A. Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP (C), President, International Schizophrenia Foundation wrote the foreword. (Now in print - 2005), and is available from Amazon.com for $32.95.
Turning the Tides
Dear General Public,
After recovering from a near 30-year course (including recovery years) of toxic dementia due to caffeine and personal stress, I began experiencing symptoms of Parkinson's disease, ADHD, and mental illness: twitches, rashes, low blood pressure, attention deficits, confusion, and other symptoms. Not willing to risk being misdiagnosed again, I opened my organic chemistry books, treated myself, and recovered. Then I spoke with my family physician about what I believe to be the underlying cause of schizophrenia, all other mental disorders, autism, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and many other named disorders. An honest man, my doctor informed me that my chemistry knowledge is better than his. Basically, he told me that I was on my own. I continued my research project.
As a medical professional, writer and determined Irish woman, I discovered what I call the body's second gear system. My symptoms of so-called Parkinson's disease, ADHD, and mental illness occurred due to personal stress and approved toxins in our foods and beverages causing my body to poison itself. Due to oxidative stress (from oppression, personal stress, stressors in our foods and beverages, and countless other situations and substances) the body shifts into second gear and can poison itself by way of methyl-alkaloid poisoning; the stressed body can cause methyl-alkaloid poisoning. I also discovered that the body makes hallucinogenic chemicals, including a form of amphetamine. This is why Parkinson's disease mimics pesticide poisoning, why schizophrenia is indistinguishable from amphetamine psychosis, and how caffeine works as a psychoactive substance. Because different people are stressed from different stressors, the symptoms can very from person to person.
Gary Goldman, Ph.D., and Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP (C), President of the International Schizophrenia Foundation, ethical and intelligent doctors, are publishing my articles in Medical Veritas and the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, respectively. I also wrote a book about this medical travesty that has been going on for over 100 years. Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP (C), President of the International Schizophrenia Foundation wrote the foreword to Part I of The Light: How Stress Poisons the Central Nervous System and Causes ADHD, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Autoimmune Response and More (ISBN: 978-1-4303-2991-6). Part I of "The Light" explains the biochemical and immunological reactions responsible for altering mental status and motor function and causing so-called Parkinson's disease, ADHD, mental illness, Alzheimer's disease, and many other named disorders.
Because my findings intrigued me, I continued the research, and I connected science, medicine and religion, which is discussed in Part II of the book. According to my findings and experiences, Albert Einstein was the genius, not Emil Kraepelin or Sigmund Freud, and Einstein was correct; science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind, and the only source of knowledge is experience. To recover from any type of illness you may have to doctor yourself. For additional information, feel free to visit my book's web page.
Visit the author's homepage: http://www.welcometothedancecaffeineallergy.com
Ethically yours, Ruth Whalen, MLT (ASCP)top
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