Testing supplements for worthiness

You acquire sensitivities to things your immune system battles, particularly whatever you eat frequently and in large quantities.

by Dr. Glenn S. Chapman — 

If you care about your health, you likely take supplements. You probably don’t know it, but you could be wasting your money on some of them. Here’s a typical scenario:

You have a chronic condition — allergies, asthma, ADHD, cancer, Crohn’s, diabetes, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel, lupus, MS, Parkinson’s, rheumatoid arthritis scleroderma, Sjögren’s — to name a few from a very long list. Common to just about everything on that list is inflammation.

Chances are your intestinal tract is inflamed too, resulting in incompetence. This is called leaky gut syndrome. Inflammation unravels the tightly knit tissues of the gut to the point they resemble Swiss cheese. Next, undigested proteins slide out of the gut into the blood stream where they don’t belong. The immune system senses an invading army and mounts an attack.

Now you have just produced your first sensitivity — some would call it an allergy. (Technically, allergies are reactions to proteins; sensitivities are to non-protein foods, as well as to solvents, molds, metals, plastics, pesticides, etc.)

You acquire sensitivities to things your immune system battles, particularly whatever you eat frequently and in large quantities. For example, sensitivity to corn is very common — if you eat corn every day, you can become allergic and you feel ill afterwards because of the inflammatory cascade that ensues.

If you take the same supplements every day, you can acquire sensitivities to them as well. For instance, if you take vitamin C derived from corn, your prior corn allergy can make that particular supplement less effective. So a vitamin C from beets or cassava would be a better choice.

Sensitivities and food allergies stress the immune system and dampen the body’s overall energy. If your body already has to expend a lot of energy to repair or fight off a disorder, then layering on an allergy or sensitivity can stoke the fires of the disease.

Are your supplements doing their job as intended, or are they just adding more stress? A simple way to find out is to test them with the Asyra electro-dermal screening device (EDS) that sends a very weak current through your body. It’s more reliable than muscle testing, more sophisticated than earlier generations of EDS, and quicker.

When you introduce a supplement into your body’s energy field, the Asyra measures whether your electrical resistance goes up, down or stays the same. That energetic biofeedback signals whether your body wants that particular supplement or not. You might think of the process as the body speaking through the machine, telling you what is helpful and what is not.

The Asyra tests for energetic stressors that are subthreshold to those found in a blood test. Blood tests typically test for immunoglobulin responses to proteins but not for sensitivities to fats, carbohydrates and chemicals.

The testing requires no needle sticks or blood draws and can be performed in under an hour. It is a quick, efficient way to determine if the money you are spending on supplements is worthwhile.


Glenn S. Chapman, D.O., is board-certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulation who studied the Asyra system with Dr. Lee Cowden.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 27, Number 5, October/November 2008.

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