The Asyra and Avatar screening equipment has very different databases. For most of the screenings below, I used the Avatar.
I was demonstrating CEDS (Avatar) at a Health Food Store. The equipment was new and I was doing it to practice. I had an extremely good looking guy come in for a screening. He said he had been a body builder but since he got sick he lost over 50 pounds. He was nauseous all the time. Was on medication so he wouldn't throw up. Had to quit his last job and works when he can for a plumber. He also got headaches. The headaches didn't bother him nearly as much as feeling like he would vomit all the time. He was heading for the Cleveland Clinic soon.
I screened him. He was in very good health. Some organs were a little off but nothing with digestion. What I did find were chemicals. A couple of solvents and creosote. Right then he said he had a ventless gas heater at home in the basement where he worked out. I didn't know enough about these heaters until I did some research on the Internet which I promptly mailed to him.
I did tell him I knew about one case of an elderly woman ending up in the hospital because the tenant in the apartment above used a ventless kerosene heater.
What I found on the Internet was very informative. You need to search on "ventless" and "vomiting" or a combination like that or you just find sales sites.
A ventless heater uses your whole house like a chimney. It gives off water which can create mold problems. Directions say to crack open a window when using but I doubt if anyone does that. People around here use these heaters to cut down on their heating bills. The ones that look like gas logs that are supposed to look like a fireplace - do not burn cleanly if the flame isn't blue. If it looks like real logs burning with yellow flames it definitely should be vented. The biggest problem for many is carbon monoxide. One person posted that they put carbon monoxide detectors in the same room and another room of the house and they both went off within a couple hours. Another big problem with these is the soot. Some people get soot covering everything in the house AND some get a case of black lung just like coal miner's get.
The symptoms are many - breathing problems, nausea, vomiting, headaches, listlessness...
I didn't follow up with him. Since he had an appointment with the Cleveland Clinic, they could easily address his health problems if further testing shows that the heater was the problem.
My sister was seeing a physician for osteoporosis. I screened her and came up with her body was not absorbing the vitamins adequately. She went back to her physician who tested her blood for vitamin deficiencies and prescribed vitamin D.
One female had been to a Cleveland clinic that specifically treats CFS (2003). It was expensive. They sent her away with lots of supplements. It didn't help. I screened her in 2004 with Avatar. I found 22 items that indicated that she could have a systemic yeast overgrowth. Told her to go to her physician and request that he look at that. She still had CFS in 2008.
I recently screened a woman (11/2008) who said she had CFS for three years but she didn't have enough of the markers to be diagnosed with it. Her physician did test her for Epstein Barr which came out positive. I screened her with CEDS and found Epstein Barr but also chemical toxicity. Then I screened specific chemicals. I came up with four. All four chemicals were used in farming. She lives on a farm and they store the chemicals in the basement. She said she will talk to her spouse about moving the chemicals out of the basement to another building. She was already under the care of a doctor and she could bring this to his attention.
I was demonstrating the Avatar at the health food store. A young man sat down. I knew his name but that was really all I knew about him. I screened him and "Alcohol or Drug Abuse at Home" came up. I hesitated to tell him that but I did. His eyes got wide and he said "both of my parents are alcoholics!"
I have done CEDS for fun and I made a database out of Hanna Kroeger's books. A friend of mine sat down and for fun I used that database. "Satanic entities" came up. Her eyes got wide and she said "Yes! That's it!" She had gone to a garage sale and this evil looking man was there. There had been a report of a man in the area who did black arts and may be involved in some crimes. She said she had felt awful ever since. I used a technique I learned in hypnosis class. We learned never to question the client but to just go with what comes up. So I did a "satanic entity clearing". She said she felt alot better that it felt like a nasty cloud of energy left her.
I took my Avatar equipment to a meeting and did limited screening on everyone there - 8 people.
One was a farmer who had helped his father spray DDT as a child. He wanted to know if DDT was still in his system. It came up positive when I screened him so the energy of DDT still affects him... But this is an energy screening so I explained to him that it doesn't mean that he still has any DDT in his body.
Two of the people screened as being sensitive to grains. One to all the grains. The other to every grain but popcorn - she said they haven't eaten any in years. They had already had allergy testing by their physician so this just verified what they already knew.
I screened a man who felt he was perfectly healthy other than some toenail fungus. Food sensitivities came up for nearly everything he eats. He felt the screening was crazy because he has no symptoms and is in perfect health. (Asyra)
My explanation is:
Think of your body as having a health "barrel". As long as the toxins, allergies, etc. do not fill the barrel, you feel great. The body can cope with a partially filled barrel. But then something upsetting happens or an accident, your barrel is suddenly filled to overflowing. Maybe you can't get rid of what caused it to overflow but you can remove some of the items that were filling it earlier but gave you no symptoms. As soon as you remove the foods that cause the sensitivities, it may be enough to lower the toxic load for the body. When the other problems also decrease, you can go back to eating the foods that came up on the screening because now the barrel won't be overflowing.
Also, toenail fungus could be a sign of overall fungal overgrowth in the body which can cause leaky gut syndrome. Some of the foods that you are eating are leaking into the rest of the body which treats the food as an invader and maybe is creating an IgG allergic response or something similar. If you get rid of the fungus overgrowth, that also will improve your digestion and the food sensitivities can "go away". Nancy Appleton has an excellent book on the subject Stopping Inflammation.
Also, even though your body may be showing food sensitivities, it is able to cope with them at this time so you have no symptoms.
Or maybe he is right and the screening is crazy. But isn't it odd that with all the foods that could have come up, it came up with the foods that he eats all the time?
I screened a woman and it came up with one of her vertebrae being out of alignment. I suggested that she do some stretching exercises. She got it checked out by her chiropractor and he found nothing. Therefore she told me that the screening is all wrong and unreliable. (Asyra)
My explanation is:
The screenings have been found to be very accurate for people but not 100%. For some people the accuracy is very high - maybe 98%. For many others, much less, maybe 80%. It is not a medical test. It is an energy screening. The energy can be off and there is nothing physically wrong! That is why you do not rely on this but always get a standard medical test done if anything comes up that could be even the least bit serious.
As far as her vertebrae being out of alignment:
1. It could have been out of alignment when she was screened but moved back into place before she saw the chiropractor.
2. It could fall into that 2-20% inaccurate screening.
3. The energy of her spine was off and it was never a physical problem.
I've also screened some people and the results were much worse than the 80% accuracy. My explanation... some people just don't screen well. Use your God-given common sense. If it seems wrong, it probably is! If it is coming up with bacteria that don't make sense, then it is probably wrong! On the other hand, if it comes up with something that could explain the symptoms you are having, then take the findings directly to you physician and have him check it out!
The information contained herein is intended for educational purposes only.
BE AWARE: The electrodermal testing devices have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for assessment of nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, the presence of toxins, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, or the weakness of organs and glands. Use of the device for these purposes is inconsistent with FDA approval. The galvanic skin response device is a Class II device that may be used for lie detection and for biofeedback.
There are no generally accepted completed clinical studies which demonstrate that the electrodermal testing devices are effective when used to assess for nutritional deficiencies, the presence of toxins, food allergies, Candida, Epstein Barr virus, and the strength or weakness of organs and glands.
Your child's exposure to lead or heavy metals cannot be determined solely through electrodermal testing.
You should not make decisions about your or your child's health and nutritional needs from information obtained solely through electrodermal testing.
You are to discuss all CEDS recommendations with your health care provider before implementing any of them. Further, that any recommended dietary changes or dietary supplements based partly on the results of electrodermal testing should all be discussed with your family physician before implementing any of them.
There are medical tests for many, if not all of the issues that respondents use electrodermal testing to assess, and you are strongly encouraged to confirm the exposures identified through standard medical testing if you or your family physician feel that it is necessary. I make no claims that the screenings find anything other than energy imbalances or that the energized water or other products actually do anything other than help balance energy.
You and God are the only ones who can heal you.