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Glossary - E

E-Diet - Elimination Diet

Walt's Metabolic Type and ER4YT Diets Q&A Archive
An elimination/challenge diet used to determine food sensitivities and to determine your metabolic type (H/G, Mixed, or AG). The foods on the E-diet have a low allergenic potential (notice the lack of grains, milk, soy, etc. -- all common food allergens). The expressed purpose of the E-diet is to get symptoms under control quickly and then to test foods one by one to determine what are the 'triggers' of the person's symptoms.

Echo Response in E-Diet

Robert does not see it too often, but he has seen what Dr. Mansfield calls an 'echo response' which usually occurs on the 6th or 7th day. The person has gradual improvement, only to wake on the 7th day to feel joint and muscle pain are back full force (depression too). Happily these pains will go away within 36 hours. If this happens, continue with only the safe foods.

Robert only sees this phenomenon in about 1 out of 20 people. He has no idea why this happens, but it does humble him when trying to understand the complex nature of our immune system.

Food Testing Phase in E-Diet

After withdrawal, you'll experience 'clearing' (you'll feel good). Then and only then can you start testing foods one by one. Most reactions to foods being tested occur within 45 minutes to 4 hours after ingestion.

The exceptions are ALL the grains and milk (or any other milk containing products). They need to be eaten 3 times a day for 4 consecutive days to get a true read on their effects. This is one reason why you should also reserve them for testing at the end of the list of foods you plan to test.

You should test foods from the CORE FOODS for each category first. Core foods are both appropriate for the Hunter-gather metabolism and have a low allergenic profile.

Next you should pick from the SUPPLEMENTAL FOODS. These foods are metabolically appropriate but also have a higher incidence of creating food allergy.

Avoid Foods can be tested in small quantities. They are NOT metabolically appropriate AND they have a higher incidence of inducing allergic reactions.

Eliminate Foods should not be tested due to their high probability of producing allergy or enteric damage.

Your strategy will be to eat the foods that you are best adapted first so that you can expand your diet beyond the list of safe foods on the metabolic diet. If and when you have a 'reaction' to a tested food, you will realize that it can take a day for the symptoms to abate. During that time you cannot test any new foods.

E-Diet effect on colon bacteria

ANY radical shift in diet will take as much as 6 months for the colon bacteria to catch up with the change. During that time, there will be fermentation in the gut that often causes a change in body odor and breath odor. This, too, shall pass.

Then, if you are ever so foolish as to suddenly switch back to your old "bad" diet, the same thing will happen until the bacterial balance matches THAT diet.

3 levels (at least) of food intolerance:

1. Being allergic (acute reaction, will never be resolved). (Example: Peanuts Allergy, which can Kill!)
2. Being addicted (chronic reaction, can be resolved by avoidance for a period, then limiting your ongoing exposure). (Example: Refined Carbohydrates)
3. Being metabolically unsuited, but not actually addicted (chronic reaction, but you don't need to avoid for a particular time period, just limit exposure). (Example: Grains)

Ear Conditions

Walt's Ear Problems including Hearing Q&A Archive

EAV - ElectroAcupuncture according to Voll

It measures resistance on the acupuncture points/channels. Very interesting, but not easy to interpret the results.

EBV - Epstein Barr Virus

Walt's Epstein Barr and Chronic Fatigue Summary and Q&A Archive
A species of Herpetoviridae virus that is responsible for infectious Mononucleosis (glandular fever) and Chronic EBV. Acute EBV is normally called mononucleosis. The recurrent and chronic form of EBV is called Chronic EBV. There is a world of difference in the approaches to treating each.

Walt says: Once one has "mono", It is like trying to lock the barn door after the horse had been stolen. The primary options then are relaxing (Of course, Skilled Relaxation is a LOT more effective than just lying there or sleeping.) AND at least 50 grams of vitamin C IV per day for 5 days. OR, one can try to get enough Esterfied vitamin C in orally to do this (vitamin C to bowel tolerance--loose stools--usually about 15 grams of Ester-C a day [in divided doses]) for several weeks.

Chronic EBV, CFS, and like conditions are all caused by the same basic mechanisms and are resolved by very similar approaches, which deal with those causes or at least enough of the aggravating mechanisms that the bodymind can re-establish a much healthier homeodynamic. Which syndrome any individual experiences is a lot more due to the genetic susceptibility of that individual than it is to any actual causes. Walt says any one who practices the 3 legs of the "wellness" stool will have none of these conditions within 6 months.


A boil-like dermatitis, often oozing, crusting, and thickening the skin. See LGS and CRS for causes and Wellness for permanent cure. Eczema does not affect the palms of the hands.


"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself DO the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not."
-- Walter Bagehot

EDS - ElectroDermal Screening

It measures resistance on the acupuncture points/channels. Very interesting, but not easy to interpret the results.

EDTA - Ethylene Diamine Tetra acetic Acid

A chelating agent.

EEG - ElectroEncephaloGram

A diagnostic test which measures the electrical activity of the brain (brain waves) using highly sensitive recording equipment attached to the scalp by fine electrodes.

EFA - Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Oils Walt's Essential Oils Q/A Summary
Walt's Essential Oils Article
Barleans Organic Oils
The three fatty acids required for growth in mammals: arachidonic, linolenic and linoleic acids. Only linoleic acid needs to be supplied in the diet. The other two can be made from it. See FTH-FTK book.
EPA is Eicosapentaenoic Acid (an omega 3 oil)
DHA is Docosahexaenoic Acid (an omega 3 oil)
ALA is Alpha Linolenic Acid (an omega 6 oil)
GLA is Gamma Linolenic Acid (an omega 6 oil)
LA is Linoleic Acid (an omega 6 oil)

Storing EFA in capsules

Until the bottle is open, you don't HAVE to refrigerate them, since the good companies pack them in nitrogen or vacuum.

Once opened, oxygen perfuses through even capsule walls and the process of peroxydation starts, leading to rancidity.
Walt keeps all of his oils in the refrigerator just as anything with oil in it should be kept (nuts, etc.).

EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique Web Site
The existing EFT theory is that "The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system." In simplest terms, EFT is an emotional form of acupuncture, except that they don't use needles. Instead, they tap with the fingertips to stimulate certain meridian points while the client is "tuned in" to the problem.

Further, EFT often provides relief for a very wide range of physical symptoms, and provides unmistakable evidence of the link between our physical ailments and our unresolved emotional issues. See the EFT web site linked above for a free downloadable EFT manual and learn how to do the technique yourself (it only takes a minute to go through the tapping round once).

EHCD - The Environmental Health Center-Dallas

EHCD Web Site
One of the oldest and most advanced centers in the world addressing health and dis-ease as it relates to the environment. With a staff of more than 70, including physicians, surgeons, scientists, nutritionists, acupuncturist, homeopaths, and physical therapists, the center provides full-service medical and surgical care with a special emphasis on the impact of environmental factors on the human body.

EKG - ElectroCardioGram

A recording of the electrical activity of the heart on a moving strip of paper. The electrocardiogram detects and records the electrical potential of the heart during contraction, using electrical signals picked up on the outside of the body.

Eliminate Foods (E-Diet)

Walt's Metabolic Type and ER4YT Diets Q&A Archive
These foods must be completely removed from your diet. People with arthritis tend to be very poorly adapted to these "new" foods. These foods all have a high allergenic potential. Many (especially grains and milk products) can directly damage and increase the permeability of the intestinal lining (LGS). This intestinal damage also limits the absorption of important vitamins and minerals.


Walt's Emphysema Q/A Archive
Walt's Emphysema and Rebounding Article
A pathological accumulation of air in tissues or organs, applied especially to such a condition of the lungs.

Energy Healing

Walt's Energy Healing Q&A Archive
A family of metaphysical healing techniques.


To be immersed in and surrounded by peace.

Whenever you are about to act, ask yourself the question, "Is what I am abut to say or do going to bring me peace?" If the answer is yes, then go ahead with it and you will be allowing yourself the wisdom of your highest self. If the answer is no, then remind yourself that it is your ego at work.

Epictetus quote

"It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn what he believes he already knows."
--Epictetus (c.a.d. 55-c135)

Walt says that this truth has not changed for more than 2000 years. It will likely still be true when the sun goes dark.

ER4YT - Eat Right For Your Type

The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer, and Achieving Your Ideal Weight link
A diet book by Peter D'Adamo. Proposes that a person's blood type can both influence health and explain an individuals' reactions to foods, and presents four different plans, based on blood type, for diet, exercise, and good health. This diet works for some people, but not for others. See also Robert McFerran's unpublished work on Metabolic Diets.

Era I - Medicine Era I

See Dossey Reinventing Medicine
Mechanical, conventional, or orthodox medicine - Mid 1800s to Mid 1900s. Medicine became a science, a method of practice supported by respected theories and undergirded by the accepted laws of nature. Scientists at that time regarded the entire world, including human bodies, as a mindless machine. Consciousness was increasingly seen as a material process that could be equated with the workings of the physical brain.

Era II - Medicine Era II

Mind-body medicine, holistic medicine - Mid 1900s to Late 1900s. Realization and utilization of the fact that one's mind could affect one's body, sometimes dramatically. Practitioners became aware of the intimate connection between the body and the mind and how the mind influenced the health of the physical body. Adds on top of Era I medicine, does not replace it.

Era III - Medicine Era III

Era III Medicine Discussion Board
Nonlocal mind medicine - Late 1900s on. We rediscover the ancient realization that consciousness can free itself from the body, and that it has the potential to act not just locally on one's own body, as in Era II, but also nonlocally on distant things, events, and people, even though they may be unaware that they are being influenced. Adds on top of Era II medicine, does not replace it.

ERT - Estrogen Replacement Therapy

Walt's Estrogen Replacement Q&A Archive
Supplementing female sex hormones.

Ester-C - Esterfied Vitamin C

Ester-C Write-up
Inter-Cal Corporation - Mfg of Ester-C web site
A patented form of Vitamin C which Walt highly recommends instead of ordinary Vitamin C for oral use. Conventional Vitamin C is fine for IV use.

Everywoman's Book link
A nutrition book for women by Dr. Paavo Airola.


An increase in the severity of a disease or its symptoms. The opposite of remission.

ALL healing processes are gradual with remissions and exacerbations. It is just that the remissions tend to be further apart and the exacerbations less severe till it is over. If you keep a diary you will see this. Often, until you have been doing the SR correctly for about 6 months, your exacerbations can still be bad.

Remember that the natural progression of chronic conditions is expecting each exacerbation to be MORE severe.


Walt's Exercise Q&A Archive

Existing see also Living

Instinctual behavior. It is involuntary, reactive, self-preservation, with the primary goal of just getting from one day to the next, without regard to the quality of life.

Expectorants vs. Suppressants for Coughs

Walt Says: Expectorants are MUCH more physiological AND much more conducive of eliminating the causes of coughs than suppressants are. Coughs do not happen just to annoy you! They happen because either there is something to cough up (wet cough) OR because of an irritant in the tubes (dry cough).

The expectorant loosens up the cough so that you can wash away the irritant. All the suppressant does is keep it there. Using the suppressant, alone, is EXACTLY like taping over the warning lights on the dashboard.

(The) Eye Care Revolution link
From high-tech laser treatments to centuries-old Asian remedies, Dr. Robert Abel's authoritative guide explains new and conventional methods to prevent and even reverse most common vision disorders.

Eye Problems

Walt's Eye Problems Q&A Archive
Colorado HealthNet Eye Health Main Page
See also Surgical Eyes.

Eyes, Circles Under

Walt's TMJ Q&A Archive
Walt's TMJ Article
Other than genetics, there are 2 basic causes of dark circles under the eyes. They are: allergy and TMJ.
Plagiocephaly can also cause them, but IT is almost always associated with TMJ.