The following may come as a surprise to most people, including most medical doctors.

Most mental disease is caused by unsuspected brain allergies and/or allergy stress!

This fact was illuminated for me by Dr Marshall Mandell in the early 80's. He appeared on the Phil Donahue show, and had videos of persons with mental problems caused or worsened by allergen testing. He was the first to name such as "brain allergies".

In 1982, Dr Von Hilsheimer introduced the first End-Point-Titration allergy testing into Florida, and I worked with him at an allergy clinic in Orlando. We amazed several MD allergists in that clinic with depression, schizophrenia and many other cases being solved using this therapy.

During that time, I studied allergy/sensitivity extensively. I found a list of mental diseases caused by allergens that surprised me. No previous experience and learning in psychology had prepared me for such. I found the following in a "standard" text on allergies as "Mental Symptoms". It surprised me, and probably will you.

Schizophrenia, depression, hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD), Emotional instability or hypersensitivity, Insomnia, Chronic fatigue, crying jags, stuttering, excessive daydreaming, anxiety, panic attacks, withdrawn, listless, seizures, aggressive behavior, anger, irritability, silly, tense, restless, excited, agitated, behavior problems in children, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, poor comprehension, confusion, impaired attention, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, feelings of unreality, disorientation, false beliefs or delusions, hallucinations, suicidal, feel like hurting self.

While giving a 4 day orthomolecular seminar in Soviet Georgia in 2000, I was introduced to the latest EEG biofeedback therapy of raising the amplitude of the brain waves just above Alpha, in the range of 12-15 Hz. (Later named the SMR brain wave.) In the discussion, I remembered that list of mental diseases caused by allergens. I then proposed the following theory: "Raising the SMR brain wave somehow changes the affect of allergens on the brain." To date, no other theory fits the data.

When I returned to the US, I started the first leasing of EEG BF equipment for home use. As you can imagine this did not endear me to the clinicians who were charging up to $250 per half hour for the service. The actual operation is so simple that anyone with a high school education can easily learn how to do it, although the learned clinicians will (as usual) argue the necessity of a professional approach. This is in spite of no record of harm being done to anyone, and no license being required to practice this simple therapy.

In 2001, Dr Jiri Tyrl of the Czech Biofeedback Society listed papers about EEG biofeedback that showed the following mental diseases as being either cured or greatly improved by this feedback:

Epilepsy; ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Academic-Cognitive Enhancement; Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Sleep Disorders, Depression, Hemispheric Asymmetry, Anger, Addictive Disorders, Brain Injury, Stroke, Coma, Spasticity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Dysfunctions, Headache and other Pain, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Parkinson's Dystonia, Tourette's Syndrome, Autism; Cognitive Decline with Aging, Asthma Hypertension Dissociative Disorders, Creativity, Optimal Functioning, Criminal Recidivism.

(Note the basic similarity of this list to the former one in symptomology.)

This list was further proof (to me at least) that allergens were involved in much more mental disease than was suspected, and that this particular EEG biofeedback (now known as raising the SMR brain wave), DID somehow relieve this allergen susceptibility. (Both my wife and I have either "cured" or alleviated lifelong allergies.)

In 2004, one of those comic light bulbs went on above my head, and I realized that it should be possible to do the same thing - namely raise the SMR brain wave - by use of subliminal messaging.

I put out a call for volunteers, and got over 20, who sent me weekly emails for 4 weeks. Most were various types of ADD/ADHD, with a few depressives and insomniacs mixed in. The results definitely showed that both my allergen theory and my subliminal theory were correct.

In several more volunteer tests since that time, we have shown that this therapy (named Neuroliminal Training) is at least as effective as EEG Biofeedback (aka Neurofeedback) for ADD/ADHD, depression, insomnia, autism, and epilepsy.

In every volunteer test to date, there have been persons who have lost known allergies, and lowered their allergy stress level. Even with autism, this allergy stress lowering has resulted in a 98% "symptom improvement", and this percentage is even better for ADD/ADHD, depression, insomnia, epilepsy, etc.

The original theory proposed in 2000 from all evidence to date seems to be correct: "Raising the SMR brain wave somehow changes the affect of any allergen on the brain, and/or lowers such allergy stress, helping to solve the particular disease/symptom".
The Ubiquitous Foods - Often Allergic

The Definition of Ubiquitous - Existing or being everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.

There are many foods or additives in our culture today that are truly ubiquitous. Wheat, Soy and Corn are three of the most ubiquitous of foods, and all are close to the top of the list of allergenic foods. Milk is another ubiquitous food.

In addition to foods, we have a whole list of ubiquitous additives. These are preservatives used to keep foods from spoiling too soon, or pesticides still used to kill insects. (What do these do to we humans?) Other additives enhance the flavor.

It's only in fairly recent times that this is so. Only a hundred years or so ago, this was not a problem. Our forebears only ate what was available to them, and the modern chemistry wasn't available. "Better Living Thru Chemistry" - bah humbug!

It's well known to allergy researchers that eating the same foodstuffs over and over can cause both allergies and food sensitivities to become active. The same goes for additives causing chemical sensitivities.

Let's look at corn first. Now, there's even genetically modified corn - basically different - and a "new" food in effect. Our bodies do not have many generations of use to get used to this new food. Since corn (and beans) were discovered in the "new world" of the Americas relatively recently insofar as evolution is concerned, only the various "Indians" are immune to these foods as they have been eating them as a staple for thousands of years.

Scientists have found that this genetically modified corn is actually dangerous to many humans, and it's been banned for human use, and supposedly may only be used for animal feed. (What happens to these molecules in the animals that we are eating?)

If you believe this "ban" is effective, I have some stock in a bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan that you'll want. Genetic engineering of corn is done because it's cheaper to grow. Given the profit incentive, and human greed, it is a sure thing bet that this corn, known to be dangerous, is in the human food chain. That's a no-brainer!

Corn was already one of the top allergenic foods, and this genetic modification makes it even worse! Corn is responsible for more chronic headaches than any other substance. While I was in active practice, I found that taking patients off all corn products (more difficult to do all the time) "cured" most chronic headaches, including those of my wife!

Talk about ubiquitous? Corn is in virtually everything. In Florida, there are only two breads out of hundreds on the shelves that do not contain corn. Almost everything that is "sweet" contains corn sugar (dextrose, high fructose corn sugar). It's cheaper than plain old sugar. Pick up a dozen cans or bottles or boxes in your super market, and read the labels. Look for the words: dextrose, dextrin, corn syrup, starch, modified starch, etc. I'll wager that 9 or 10 will have these words somewhere in the list of ingredients. Can you really think that none of these have come from genetically engineered corn? And even if that's not true, this amount of corn in different forms causes allergic problems, that few people are even aware of. Watch out for the term "High Fructose Corn sugar, as it's been indicted in causing diabetes.

Soy is another ubiquitous food. Look at the packages of "finger foods" such as chips, or almost anything fried. Depending on the crop and time of year, Soybean oil or corn oil is the cheapest (both are simply labeled "vegetable oil), so naturally one (or both) are used in almost all products that require oil. Frying with either creates "trans-fats" known to be dangerous to all of us.

Before using my Neuroliminal Training CD several years ago, I was very allergic to soy. My symptoms included "tennis elbow", and various joint and muscle pain (fibromyalgia). There was only one brand of bread I could eat regularly. There was only one "snack food" I can eat. Virtually all chocolate contains soy lecithin. How many other people are allergic or sensitive to soy and are suffering various symptoms, completely unaware that this is an allergy? (If you'd like a list of possible allergy symptoms to check, go to: Click on Alternate-Health, and then click on Allergy. This list is hard to believe for most! )

Soy is also unusual in that it contains the female hormone estrogen. Most researchers now are convinced that this is a major reason for younger and younger sexual maturation of young girls in our culture. (Asian girls have matured earlier for a long time.) Is this a good thing?

Milk is another ubiquitous food. However, unlike corn and soy, it has been used for thousands of years, and most people are not allergic or sensitive to it. It's in everything, from cheese to glue.

Because of the lack of refrigeration, milk was not drunk by adults very much until recently. This may be responsible for many adults becoming "intolerant" to milk. It is thought that this is a sort of "use it or lose it" in human evolution. We have lost an enzyme that is needed to correctly digest milk in the gut. If the milk isn't digested, it ferments and causes methane gas - smelly and noisy in most. (60 million years ago or so, we lost another very important enzyme that transforms blood sugar (glucose) into vitamin C!)

And, there's another factor to consider. When I was a boy, milk came in glass bottles, and the cream was at the top. If you wanted "whole milk" you had to shake it up. Then "modern" science came along, and milk became "homogenized". This method actually breaks up the milk molecules into smaller molecules. One of the large molecules that's broken up into smaller ones was not digested in the original form, but passed thru the gut. One or more of the smaller molecules created by this large molecule breakup was in a form that the brain of some people decided was allergic. (I'm one of those - I can eat cheese, and some ice creams, but only non-homogenized milk. It's pasteurized, but NOT homogenized. Few stores even carry it today.)

Another important factor in milk today is the antibiotic addition. Most cow herds have various diseases such as tuberculosis in some or many of the cows. About half of the antibiotics used in the world today are used for animals. Is this part of the reason that bacteria is becoming resistant to many antibiotics? There are still a few "certified" herds that can produce non-pasteurized AND non-homogenized milk that is really fit to drink. But, it's not cheap, or easy to obtain!

Unfortunately, few people are even aware of the above, and fewer still ever read the labels, and/or think about what might be causing their symptoms. The profit system in all our foods puts most of us at risk. I'm lucky, I've "cured" my soy, wheat and peanut allergies using my Neuroliminal Training CD some years ago now. It worked for me, and many others. It even cured my ragweed hay fever.

Author's Bio: 

Phil Bate PhD - Orthomolecular Psychologist (30 plus years)
Inventor of NL Therapy - An inexpensive, effective approach &
"at home" therapy for ADD- autism, insomnia, depression etc and