1st Edition

Chemical Intolerance Physiological Causes and Effects and Treatment Modalities

By Robert W. Gardner Copyright 1993
    174 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Chemical Intolerance identifies phenolic (aromatic) chemical compounds present in natural foodstuffs, pollens, certain food additives, tobacco smoke, perfumes, air pollution, etc., as nonimmunologic, but pharmacologic activators of allergic reactions in chemically intolerant individuals. Biochemical pathway sequences, with supporting scientific literature, are outlined to elucidate the mechanisms associated with formation of inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes) upon activation by phenolic compounds and other chemical stimulants. The role of these inflammatory agents in respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological, cardiovascular, and other disorders is discussed. Treatment modalities using precise dosages of selected phenolic compounds are outlined to provide clinicians with an effective means of therapy. The author also shares his own experience and personal findings based on 20 years of research, including his recommendations for therapy.

    An Introduction and Brief History Chapter 1 Chemical Activators of Allergic and Inflammatory Reactions Chapter 2 Gastrointestinal Disturbances Chapter 3 Respiratory Inhibitions Chapter 4 Arthritis Chapter 5 Neurological Disorders Chapter 6 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chapter 7 Cardiovascular Disorders Chapter 8 Blood Glucose Levels Chapter 9 Ethanol and Prostaglandins Chapter 10 Chemical Effects on Renal Function Chapter 11 Sleep Chapter 12 Headaches Chapter 13 Dermatitis Chapter 14 Phenolic Compounds as Anti-Inflammatory Agents Chapter 15 Personal Findings of an Exploring Scientist


    Robert W. Gardner, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Animal Science at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Dr. Gardner was a member of the University Research Committee and the Faculty Advisory Council of Brigham Young University; he served for many years as guest editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology; and he has been invited to present a variety of papers throughout his career as a consultant, teaching professor, and research scientist.