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Clinical Levels of Specific Reactions

(Food or Environmental -- adapted from Theron Randolph, M.D.)


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Directions: Start at Zero (0). Read up for predominantly Stimulatory Levels. Read down for Withdrawal Levels.



++++     Manic with or

              without convulsions




   +++     Hypomanic, toxic,

              anxious & egocentric



     ++     Hyperactive, irritable,  

              hungry and thirsty



       +     Stimulated but

              relatively symptom

              free (subclinical)



       0     Behavior on an even

              keel as in homeostasis



        -     Localized allergic





      - -     Systemic allergic





    - - -     Depression and

              disturbed mentation




  - - - -     Stimulated but

              relatively symptom-free


++++ Distraught, excited, agitated, enraged and circuitous or one-track thoughts, muscle twitching & jerking of extremities, convulsive seizures & altered consciousness may develop.

+++ Aggressive, loquacious, clumsy (ataxic), anxious, fearful & apprehensive; alternating chills and flushing, ravenous hunger, excessive thirst.

++ Tense, jittery, hopped up, talkative, argumentative, sensitive, overly responsive, self-centered, hungry and thirsty, flushing, sweating and chilling may occur, as well as insomnia alcoholism and obesity.

+ Active, alert, lively, responsive and enthusiastic with unimpaired ambition, energy, initiative, and wit. Considerate of the views and actions of others. Thus, usually comes to be regarded as “normal” behavior.

0  Children expect this from their parents and teachers. Parents and teachers expect this from their children and students. We all expect this from our associates.

- Running or stuffy nose, clearing throat, coughing wheeze (asthma), itching (eczema or hives), gas. Diarrhea, constipation (colitis), urgency and frequency of urination, and various eye and ear syndromes.

- - Tired, dopey, somnolent, mildly depressed, edematous with painful syndromes (headache, neckache, backache, neuralgia, myalgia, myositis, arthralgias, arthritis, arteritis, chest pain), and cardiovascular effects.

- - - Confused, indecisive, moody, sad, sullen, withdrawn or apathetic. Emotional instability and impaired attention, concentration, comprehension and thought processes (aphasia, mental lapse, and blackouts).

- - - -Nonresponsive, lethargic, stuporous, disoriented, melancholy, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, sometimes amnesia, and, finally, comatose.


Formatted by Dr. Ralph Wilson, Naturopathic Physician referring to chart on "Brain Dysfunction and Other Constitutional Adaptation Reactions", Theron Randolph, M.D.: Environmental Medicine -- Beginnings & Biographies of Clinical Ecology. 1987: p 111