HOW TO USE THESE BOOKS

The substances presented in this book have been arranged by functional groups into sections that allow for easy use in treatment: Additives; Biological Organisms; Body Chemicals; Environmental Chemicals; Enzymes; Fatty Acids; Foods -Phenolics and Other Allergens in Foods; Hormones; Inhalants; Metals and Minerals; Miscellaneous Compounds; Neurotransmitters; Sugars; Terpenes and Compounds Related in Function; Vaccines; and Vitamins. In some instances classification was difficult because many substances have multiple functions and can fit easily into more than one category. In these cases the substance is in the category in which it is more commonly known, but all aspects of the substance have been presented as well as all possible symptoms that can be treated.

Because of its size, and for ease of use, this book has been divided into two volumes. These volumes are slightly different colors for easy identification and have been spiral bound so that they will lay flat. Volume I contains Additives through Foods -Phenolics and Other Allergenic Compounds in Foods, A-Ch. Volume II contains FoodsPhenolics and Other Allergenic Compounds in Foods, Ci-Z through Vitamins. The beginning page of each section gives a brief overview of the substances in the section and how they fit into healthcare and solving health problems.

Substances discussed in this book may be effectively used to test by many different methods and to provide immunotherapy. They are also very effective for all of the hands-on allergy testing and treatment methods developed by chiropractic. Each substance is presented with the following information, allowing the reader a complete overview of the nature of the substance as well as an understanding of clinical uses. Where portions of the outline are blank, no information was found. With time and additional resources, hopefully this information can be supplied in the future.

Formula and/or Alternative Name -The formula and other names by which the substance may be known are given to enable proper identification of the compound or substance. Correct and exact identification is essential when reading other sources of information. The names of many of these substances are spelled several ways. Although we have listed them all, for the primary spelling we have used the Merck Index spelling.

Properties and Preparation -Properties of the substance allow the reader to better understand the chemical structure and nature of the substance. When available, some of the methods of preparation have been given.

Sources and Exposures -Major sources and exposures, along with Commercial Use and Medical Use will be useful in determining exposures the patient may have had that are contributing to health problems and symptoms. This information will also allow the practitioner to warn the patient of all possible exposures for the substance when avoidance is necessary.

Location in Body-Knowing the part of the body where the substance is concentrated as well as the areas affected enable the practitioner and patient to identify and understand the type of symptoms or effects caused by the substance.

Action in Body -Behavior and action of the substance in the body gives an understanding of the impact the substance can have on body biochemistry and physiology, and subsequent changes in health status it can cause.

Indications and Implications -Further enlarges the overview of the substance and properties as related to disease and syndromes of the body. It also includes pertinent history and experimental data.

Commercial Use-Lists the majority of commercial uses for the substance.

Medical Use -Gives medical use, including dental and veterinary use.

Symptoms and Conditions That Can Be Treated -Symptoms and conditions that may be relieved by treatment for the substance are given. Patient history and exposure must also be evaluated. A positive test for a given substance by any testing method in addition to history of exposure is indicative of the need for sensitivity treatment.

Bibliography -contains the majority of the references used and is only in Volume II.