The Food Intolerance Alphabet


Food Intolerance: So many problems, a single cause

Have you ever considered that your health issues could be caused by food intolerance?

I’ve named it the alphabet of food intolerances and it is the list of pathologies whose causes I managed to trace back to the diet, this thanks to over 40 years experience in the field of food-related pathologies and my own personal experiences, a list I would like to share with you .

The phenomena I will illustrate not only affect ourselves, but also our inseparable life companions, dogs and cats, with manifestations which may differ but are always attributable to food.

Let’s go back to school for a moment and read the alphabet. You might note some of these disorders within yourself or in those who live by your side.

The alphabet

A) Tinnitus (whistling in the ear), which almost always develops immediately after meals, though sometimes with two to three hours delay;

B) Dry eyes, with the same timing as tinnitus;

C) Reduced vision, with adjustment difficulties when looking afar after reading or using the computer;

D) Sudden attention disturbances, which lead me to forget something I had to do or take;

E) Dyslexia, which in my case manifests itself with the inversion of letters or the addition of an “a” after an “e” even where inexistent;

F) Abdominal swelling: I develop real lardons on my hips, as well as swelling in the area around my nipples;

G) Urination disorders and a sudden and terrible urge to urinate;

H) Sudden chest pains under stress (similar to angina); this only appears when I eat too much tomato;

I) A thick patina on the lips, about 3 hours after meals;

J) Tachycardia and extrasystoles (this symptom tormented me many years ago during the night, until, by chance, I discovered that it was caused by cakes / breadsticks which, evidently, contained something that effected me);

L) A sudden and continuous period of exaggerated yawning;

M) Short periods of depression;

N) Nocturnal awakening (once or twice);

O) Exaggerated reactions to unimportant stimuli;

P) Marked body stiffening and back pain;

R) Contracture of the fingers and often also the arms;

S) Slight signs of staggering or incoordination (negative neurological examination);

T) A painful spinal cord;

U) Sudden phlegm;

V) Dripping nose;

Z) Bleeding from the upper gingiva.

So what do you think, are you worried about all my troubles? Fortunately these symptoms, if I avoid the offending food, disappear in a few hours and are bearable. But why does this happen?

The triggering cause

These diseases are “defensive actions”, because many symptoms are nothing more than the mechanisms that the body activates to destroy or remove the foreign substances that are present in all foods.
In practice it’s not the fault of foods themselves, which are in fact the simple vehicle of chemical and pharmacological residues which derive from the increasingly massive use of chemistry and pharmacology to produce more food.
Each living being, according to its individual sensitivity, will manifest reactions within its most sensitive organs with differing times and methods.

The body, when it comes into contact with the chemical and pharmacological residues that are constantly present in all foods, can react in four different ways, depending on individual sensitivity levels, the efficiency of the defence mechanisms and the residual’s toxicity level, quantity and moment when it is ingested:

1) Activate one or more excretors in order to remove as much as possible of it.

The action of the excretors is evidenced by very simple and common phenomena, such as lachrymation, salivation, the appearance of drainages, vomiting, diarrhea, dandruff, seborrhea, acne and sweating: it is easy to understand that all these phenomena are intended to remove toxic substances from the body.

2) “Action” one or more inflammatory processes.

The inflammatory process, which can appear in any organ, has the same function as an incinerator: it destroys toxic substances.

3) Suffer its effect with damage to organs and their functions;

When the toxin is too strong or too sensitive, the body suffers damage which can occur anywhere, mistakenly called “food intolerances”; mistakenly because the food acts as a simple vehicle of the chemical and pharmacological residues which are the real cause.

4) Store it in some tissue, such as bone and fat, or try to encapsulate it, for example, inside cysts.


Undervalued problems

What I’m discussing is a phenomenon which is unfortunately underestimated for several reasons:

1) There are no reliable methods to identify them. Intolerance tests are unreliable as they test the food and not what it contains, which is the real cause of the problem. Pets help us to understand this mechanism as their lifespan is one fifth that of humans, in practice they live in an accelerated state.

2) No one has so far clarified that intolerances are rarely caused by food as such, but almost always by their chemical contamination.

3) Scientifically, when there is no clear scientific proof, the phenomenon does not exist.

Take note of what I’m saying, because many of you will discover the origin of various disturbances which beset you. I’d be happy if anybody provides any comment on what I have described and if anybody would confirm this with some level of experience.

I wish you all a great day.


Dr. Sergio Canello
Founder and Head of SANYpet’s Research & Development Department
Veterinary surgeon and international expert in food based pathologies