Dr. Phil Bate
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Allergies/Sensitivities Gradually Solved with Neuroliminal Training
Dr. Bate's original theory in 2000 "Raising the SMR brain wave somehow changes the affect of allergies on the brain" is the only viable theory as to how Neurofeedback (NFB) (aka EEG BF) and Neuroliminal Training (NT) work. With many personal observations and hundreds of comments from users, it seems to be a fact. NFB or NT either cure or alleviate allergies and sensitivities.
As a matter of experience, the longer anyone plays an NT CD, the more allergies and allergy symptoms gradually disappear. This applies even to serious symptoms such as depression or schizophrenia as well as simple ones like insomnia or weight gain for example. In some recorded cases, it has taken up to 2-4 years to solve some allergies which have been with the subject since birth. (For me it was hay fever from ragweed, Rheumatoid Arthritis from peanuts, fibromyalgia from soy, and overweight from wheat.)
This makes NT CD's even more valuable for long term use. NFB is simply too expensive to do.
Allergy General Information
What's the difference between allergy, sensitivity and intolerance? There's a lot of confusion about these terms and the whole subject is confusing enough without that. The "correct" meaning of each of these terms is as follows:
The first two - allergy and sensitivity - are very similar in their effects. Either or both can cause virtually any symptom known to man. A partial list of known allergy/sensitivity symptoms is as follows:
- Allergy: This term is used by the medical allergists to denote those body reactions which involve the entire immune system, in particular the IgE (immuno-globulin, type E) reaction
- Sensitivity: This term is used by environmental ecologists, scientists and many medical allergists to denote somewhat different body reactions (mostly white blood cell actions) which do not involve IgE and other parts of the immune system. (IgG reactions are often used.)
- Intolerance: This term refers to a food intolerance which is characterized by a missing enzyme that is needed to digest a particular food. Familiar examples include the enzyme "lactase" which is necessary to digest milk products and the enzyme needed to digest beans. .Both cause intestinal problems, mostly gas from the fermentation of the food instead of digestion. Since intolerance is not a true problem involving allergens, we'll ignore it here.
NOTE that any or all of the "brain problems" listed above may be caused by allergy or sensitivity. This is a very important point in understanding solutions to "brain problems". As a matter of fact, since the unconscious mind controls the physical body, (including the immune system) all of the above "symptoms" could be thought of as brain controlled. This leads to possible cures using the unconscious mind. This explains the success of Neurofeedback/EEG Biofeedback, Neuroliminal Training and hypnosis. All are methods for brain training.
- Head: Headache, neckache, fullness, pressure or tightness in the head, dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, blackout, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose; puffy, watery, or itchy eyes, blurred vision, excessive mucous formation; ringing, popping or fullness in the ears, fluid in the middle ear, earache, hearing loss; sore throat, hoarse, weak voice, gagging, itching in the roof of the mouth, difficulty swallowing, canker sores, excessive thirst, frequent yawning, sinusitis,increased sensitivity to light & sound
- Chest: Coughing, wheezing, reduced air flow, tight congested feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, chest pain, rapid pulse, palpitations, heart irregularities, sudden changes in blood pressure.
- Stomach: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, bloating after meals, belching, passing gas, feeling of fullness in the stomach long after finishing a meal, abdominal pains or cramps.
- Skin: Hives, rashes, eczema, itching, sweating, flushing, chilly, cold or hot flashes.
- General: Faintness,clumsiness, excessive drowsiness or sleepiness soon after eating, muscle pains, cramps, spasms, weakness, twitching, jerking, or tics, joint aches, warmth, or redness, backache, neuralgia, swelling of the hands or feet, urinary frequency or urgency, vaginal itching, excessive hunger or binge eating.
- Mental: 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.
A lot of the confusion comes from medical allergists not being up-to-date on testing methods of sensitivity. Many are still using the obsolete "scratch" test. Others are using the newer RAST (Radio-AllogoSorbent Test). Although the scratch test will sometimes show food sensitivities as well as direct food allergies, it is often confusing to these professionals. The RAST test only tests IgE and most food/chemical sensitivities do not show up on this test at all.
It is generally considered by "experts" in allergy that the "scratch" test is only 75% accurate, the RAST test is about 85% accurate on allergies and 20% accurate on sensitivities and other tests for sensitivities are about 80% accurate. Both false negatives and false positives are seen on all tests.
There's another very important difference between allergy and sensitivity. A food or chemical sensitivity will literally "die down" and no longer cause symptoms if the food or chemical is abstained from for a period of 3-6 months and only ingested once a week or so from then on. Allergies do NOT die down, but are usually a problem for the life of the sufferer
As an example, I was sensitive to both soy and peanuts and allergic to ragweed, and intolerant to milk. Soy caused pain in my arm like tennis elbow, bursitis and neuralgia. Peanuts caused rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. Ragweed caused rhinitis (hay fever). Living in Florida, I'm not bothered by ragweed as much as I was in NJ as a boy. Sure, if the ragweed pollen is high, I may sneeze a few times, but no real problem. I could generally ignore it.
Peanuts and soy are different, as both caused real pain. I had to be careful about eating any foods which contain either. As long as I was that careful, I was free of both "symptoms". I even ate a peanut butter sandwich once a month or so, without a problem. But, if I should eat two of these within a few days, my hands become painful and cramped. Before I found the problem, my hands were really crippled up and my wife and I were sailing around the Caribbean at the time in a sailboat that required rope handling, etc.
Surprise! In April 2007, I inadvertently ate food containing peanuts several days in a row. No rheumatoid arthritis!! I tested this by eating 3-4 peanut containing foods, including peanut butter in a week. No rheumatoid arthritis pain. I then tested soy and found that this allergen no longer bothered me. I then noticed that no hay fever symptoms for some time Why? The only answer I came up with is that my Neuroliminal Training somehow solved all these previous allergies! Another anecdote sent to me via email was from a person who said that after using NT for insomnia, he quit smoking easily. Most addictions are linked to allergens. Interesting - because I was using avoidance, I didn't know I had cured myself!
Allergy Testing Today
There are many tests used by different allergists and orthomolecular or environmental ecologists. These are as follows:
While working in a top allergy lab in the early 80's, I coined the First Law of Allergy/Sensitivity: "There are no laws". I later modified this to include: "There are only a few guidelines". Some time later, I coined another "law" for allergy/sensitivity: "Anything can cause anything". That is a truism.
- RAST: as explained above, this is used by most progressive allergist MD's today. But, since it doesn't show up sensitivities well, many allergists just ignore them. That's a mistake in my opinion.
- Scratch: This is also used by many allergists but is considered to be obsolete by most scientific observers. It does show some sensitivities but is difficult to interpret.
- EPT: The End-Point-Titration test is perhaps the most accurate of all tests and it shows both allergy and sensitivity. It does not distinguish between them and it has the advantage of not only the most accurate testing method, but it also creates the "correct" dosage for "corrective shots" as it tests. Details plus description of this test are in my book. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine keeps lists of physicians that do EPT and other modern testing.
- Cytotoxic Test: This is a test for food and chemical sensitivities and it also shows up food/chemical allergies, but not as clearly and like the EPT test, it does not distinguish between them. It is now considered somewhat outdated and replaced by the ALCAT test below. I did use it in my practice however with good results.
- ALCAT: this test is an advance over the above Cytotoxic test and it uses a similar method of observing white blood cells, but it is much improved with better accuracy. See Allergy Resources for a link to a site for this testing.
- IgG: There are some facilities that test for IgG in much the same way as the RAST test does for IgE. This is supposed to find food/chemical sensitivities. I do not personally know enough about this technique to have an opinion about it.
- Caveman Diet & Pulse Testing: This has one huge advantage over all the above, - IT'S FREE. Click on Pulse Test and Caveman Diet for a limited description of how to do this at home yourself.
Various Allergy Cure Techniques
Purchase any of the Neuroliminal Training CD packages. Use it every night, repeating so that it plays all night (it takes a lot of playing to change brain waves in both NT and EEG BF). Gradually over months your brain will change in some sort of priority that it decides is best for you as an individual.
The MD method is to first try to find out just what is causing each symptom. Use any or all of the allergy testing methods outlined above, or found in my book "The Health Revolution". In the Appendix section of my book, there are several very helpful allergy questionnaires (devised by Dr. Marshall Mandell) and several lists of common foods that are often allergenic.
On the Resource pages, there are sources for more info, including cross-reactivity and food families. This "finding" is the most difficult part as it involves a lot of detective work, keeping a food and environment diary and self-testing.
Ok, now you've found that you're allergic (or sensitive), what are your options to get rid of the symptoms produced by whatever is causing them? Actually, there are several options, although some may or may not work for you as an individual. My first rule of allergy (and sensitivity) is:
THERE ARE NO RULES. There are some guidelines, but remember that "anything can cause anything".
Here are some of the options for actually getting rid of allergy/sensitivity symptoms:
- Avoidance of foods/environment/chemicals causing symptoms.
- Traditional shots from an MD allergist.
- Shots derived from EPT (End Point Titration).
- Sub-lingual dosing derived from EPT.
- Chiropractic (including NAET).
- Neuroliminal Training (NT)
I'm biased of course, but in my opinion, NT CD's are the best way and least expensive in most cases. The only drawback is that it takes time, but the stress reduction is well worth it.
Avoidance is OK when you are dealing with specific food allergy/sensitivity such as shellfish, or peanuts, but very difficult if the foods are common such as wheat or corn, or it's an environmental allergy.
Traditional shots are very inaccurate, ranging from about 50% effective to much less. They work best at making money for the allergists pocket in general.
EPT derived shots are much more accurate, but even they can change with time in individuals, so re-testing is necessary and it can get very expensive. If money is no object, this is the best at present in my opinion. Some individuals are "cured" completely with these - others may have to be on shots for many years or even forever in some cases. The same for sub-lingual doses. The only difference is that no shots are needed. Dr Doris Rapp has gotten excellent results over many years in treating ADD and even autistic children this way. (Check for her books in your library reference section).
Chiropractors have claimed for years that allergies can be cured by spinal manipulation and certainly, they have lots of case histories to prove that claim. The latest NAET technique seems to have some good success rates although I have no personal knowledge of it. If you decide to go this route, I would recommend that you investigate this on line. Check out the Allergy Resource Page and find a practitioner in your area this way. My problem with chiropractors (and psychologists/psychiatrists) is that they are trained to keep clients coming back and back even when there is no longer a need (except the doctor's bank account). There are good and bad in every profession.
Acupuncture does work as I can personally testify, but (why is there always a "but"?) if you continue eating the same foods too often, the symptoms will reoccur. This happened to me. The acupuncture worked for six years for soy, but returned recently (in the other arm - isn't that curious?).
Hypnosis and Auditory Brain Wave Training may seem pretty far out, but actually both do work pretty well for many, if not most, people. Again, the results are individual. In my practice, I have had great success in treating asthmatic children with my Relaxation Technique. I do not believe that the allergy "trigger" was "cured", but the symptom of asthma was "disconnected" from it successfully. In recent experiments with dozens of volunteers suffering with many allergies as well as many different "brain problems", over 75% reported dramatic lessening of symptoms from ADD to depression and virtually 100% "cure" of sleep problems of all types.
If we remember that allergies/sensitivities are products of our immune system and that system is controlled by our unconscious mind, why shouldn't subliminal messaging and even hypnosis be very effective? It is certainly a conduit to that unconscious mind of sorts and can be effective. For a script on self-hypnosis click on Relaxation Technique.
Homeopathy can also be effective. I saw many allergy/sensitivity "cures" done by Dr Fred Yost of Stuart Florida some years ago. The problem is that he was one of the best and there are few in this country that actually get their remedies from Germany as he did, so I cannot comment on their efficiency in allergy work.
Those are some of the current options. There's always snake oil and other similar cures that use the placebo effect as well and perhaps that's why most of these above work so well when they do. Which will be most effective for you individually depends on your individual case, where you live, what you eat, what you do for a living, how much money you have and many many more variables. To really get well again, YOU are going to have to work hard and do some research on your own. No doctor knows your body like you do (or can at least). In the long run, your better health is really up to you. Tough cookies, but that's how it is. I hope this site helps you to do it.
The MD or other professional methods above are the most costly. NT is the simplest and has the advantage of solving other mental problems you don't even know about. The only disadvantage is that it is not a "fast fix", but it can't harm anyone either - unlike most drugs.
Neuroliminal Training Special NT CD
The earlier NT CD's proved the facts as shown in numerous testimonials and studies and the newer "Special" NT is now proving even more effective in helping to solve many and different health problems for many and different persons. The new "Special" has been used effectively in severe depression, schizophrenia, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, SAD, Arthritis, Diabetes and much more. And, like all NT products, it is guaranteed to help any health problems, or your money will be refunded.
Neuroliminal Training ADD to Autism CD
The ADD-Autism NT CD has sold over 500 copies and, to date, only four have been returned under the guarantee. Used with the Integrated 4 Part Therapy, it is a "do at home" complete inexpensive therapy for the ADD/ADHD to Autism spectrum. Like Neurofeedback, it raises the SMR brain wave, lowers Theta brain wave and increases brain blood flow. Because lowering Theta does decrease high creative or artistic ability, some parents prefer the newer Special NT, which does not affect Theta. With nearly 200 Special NT CD's sold, only one has been returned for refund.
Neuroliminal Training Weight Loss CD
When it was found that the basic SMR brain wave raising used in Neurofeedback also solved allergy stress, the fact was combined with a "standard" self-hypnosis relaxation technique, and this NT CD was formed. It still solves allergy stress, and the usual stress, but it also loses almost exactly 5 pounds per week for every person. Not fast, but very safe, and healthy. With slightly over 100 sold, none have been returned for refund, and the testimonials are many.
Testimonials as of February 2012
February 6, 2012:
Robert is almost 2 months in therapy with your CD. He obtained a 90% in the FCAT assesment in reading, one of the most highest scores in the class. Thank you. Robert's doctor said that there is another child who suffers of autism using your CD whose mom has noted a great improvement in one month and a half, the child currently is not having outburst as before he is more calm.
Just wanted to let you kno.
(Report from a Special NT CD volunteer with ADHD, chronic PTSD and SADD, Vertigo, multiple allergies, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, PPS, and sleep problems).
Changes in Major Problems past half month: Multiple allergies and sensitivities: Now take antihistamine 3 times a day which is down from the initial 4 or 5 per day. Allergies are much more manageable than before. Still have the stuffy nose/sinuses but eyelids are much less puffy and itchy. Allergic reactions: from very strong reactions to much lessened, hardly any sneezing now and skin allergies have begun to calm down and less itchy.
Vertigo: (dizzy, disoriented) From various kinds of daily episodes to recent 1 second dizzy spells first 2 weeks in April that abort instantly to ending with a switched to several daily split second disoriented moments (or they could be called lapses of memory/disoriented flashes that correct themselves quickly).
ADD/PTSD = BRAIN FOG: Brain fog was high and right now it plateaued of just below medium. SADD: was about medium but recently changed to light episodes that vanish in less than 5 minutes. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, PPS: stamina and ability to be aware of what my body is telling me is up from 10% at beginning to 75% awareness: recognizing that I am fatigue and stressed is so much easier. Sleep problems, difficulty getting to sleep, masses of insomnia: now doing 50% better falling asleep and staying asleep. Still wake early a.m. after 5 to 6 hours sleep, way less insomnia this last 3 weeks - only 3 nights 2 - 3 hours sleep. Minor problems and Symptoms: many skin problems/reactions with roseacia, eczema (wet and dry; both types - red, sore, itchy, dry patches) - seems to be 30% less than before.
(Another volunteer in Special Test) - age 73 Major Problems - Progressive tightening of foot tendons, Fingers turn white in response to cold, Chronic fatigue, Recently (weight loss). Before starting playing your Neuroliminal MP3 I felt that I was on the cusp of becoming decrepit. I was losing weight, my stamina was variable, and I could foresee becoming frail. I was diagnosed years ago with chronic fatigue. Since beginning the program I have gained weight, my energy, enthusiasm and speed has increased, and to my surprise so has my sexual drive. It is wonderful to be alive, and I feel that your program has turned my life around. I'm grateful.
(Another Special Volunteer)Major Problems anxiety depression -- low energy cannot lose weight/ weight gain constant Changes in Major Problems past half month: second time weight has stayed - no increase- very happy with that- feel eventually i can lose- also more and more energy each week, till not a lot - but gradual increase-- anxiety lessens each week. Minor Problems: back spine - arms - tennis elbow- back has ben bad this week and hip- for 2 weeks actually - but it is just from bad sitting or dog jerking my arm when walking Changes in Minor Problems: in general arm and shoulder flare up but recuperate each time.
Just wanted to write and let you know my son is doing so well with his Asperger, and toilet training he is now completly dry at nights and NEVER has had an "accident"! Everyone has congratulated me on this HUGE acheivment, but alas i always say it's to do with the cd he listens to every night, he sleeps better as well.
I would recommend this program to anyone that has a child like mine. For three years I had my son on meds to control his impulsivity and focus during school (he was not that much trouble at home). During those three years, my son did not gain wieght, grow taller and had many stomach aliments. Since being off the meds, my son has gained 14 pounds and has grown 1 and 1/4 inches. He looks great (no more circles under his eyes) and with the help of this CD he is not receiving constant notes home regarding his lack of focus or talking out of turn. My son is receiving mostly A's and B's in school and I really think the CD has helped him achieve a nice balance during his school day.
As an Autism mom and researcher I purchased Dr. Bate's NT CD. I was particularly interested in the fact that this possibly could make improvements in my 15yo daughter's sleep. I had been told by a MD who did a sleep study that my daughter never went into REM sleep. Within days of listening to this CD my daughter voluntarily told me it is helping her sleep and she feels calmer. After about 5 weeks she reported that she can now dream and as a result hates waking up! I find this very significant because this tells me my daughter's brain is functioning better now that her blood flow in the brain has increased. The reason this is transformational in kids with autism is because autism is oxidative stress which means there is not enough oxygen in their cells which affect blood flow.
Sleeping thru w/ 8 hrs of sleep. Stimminess improving even more. Improvement in energy/endurance. We're really excited about these improvements!"
"J" is using language better and can converse a little better. He actually spoke on the phone to a girl for about 20 minutes a few weeks ago. He is still very stimmy, and pretty hyper (but controllable). He is ASD, so we understand it will take a lot more time. (After only 50+ days of use - Autism takes time!)
My daughter was dx with Selective Mutism at age 3. She'd mostly overcome the mutism but the underlying anxiety was hanging on a little. School was the most difficult for her. It took her most of last yr to start volunteering once a week in class. I just got a note from her teacher this yr. She's only been back in school for 2 half days last wk and 2 full days this week. Her teacher says "Just wanted to let you know that she has been doing VERY well...Smiles a lot, gets her work done, volunteers in class. Great Job.
I'm an adult female Psychologist with Insomnia, allergies, night urination, depression (thought to be caused by gluten allergy). Within 30 days, very good improvement despite diagnosis of breast cancer during this time. Sleep problem solved, and allergies lessened considerably. Clearer mind. Depression almost gone even with breast cancer diagnosis. (follow-up after 60 days showed depression, allergy, night urination - all "symptoms" cleared in spite of cancer diagnosis).
My insomnia was so severe that I was terrified that I might run out of sleeping tablets to control it. I always made sure I had a supply on hand at least a week in advance. And even so I would awaken really early in the morning. So I was quite willing to try anything when my practitioner suggested Dr Bate's Neuroliminal. Maybe I was lucky, but I overslept the first night! I couldn't believe it - I actually slept in late. For nearly two weeks after that I slept about 10 hours a night, and I still sleep at least 8 hours. There were other changes as well. A few days after I started the CD, I went to take my first cigarette in the morning, and realised I didn't want it. I went to put it in my mouth, and it felt awful. So I stopped smoking then and there. It wasn't hard. (This is a "sampling" of dozens of testimonials. For complete listing, click here)