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Interesting Caffeine Press Release


Caffeine Allergy Masquerades as ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and Other Disorders -- Information a Century Overdue

(PRWEB) September 26, 2005 -- Albert Einstein stated that the only way to learn something is through experience. Ruth Whalen, a Massachusetts resident, survived a 24-year course of medical misdiagnoses and proves Einstein's assertion in her new book.

In 1975, an emergency room physician erroneously diagnosed and treated Ruth's allergic reaction to caffeine. The doctor induced acute psychosis causing Ruth to experience loss of focus, intellectual deterioration, delusions, loss of judgment and other symptoms of poisoning. Unaware of her allergy to caffeine, Ruth continued ingesting caffeine. Due to chronic allergic response to caffeine, her physical state including her brain function progressively deteriorated. In 1999, a doctor diagnosed Ruth with an allergy to caffeine. Ruth recovered and researched.

According to Whalen's experience, research, and articles published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Positive Health, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, and Medical Veritas, allergic response to caffeine causes ADHD, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, TMJD, PMS, and other conditions. Whalen's recently released book "Welcome to the Dance: Caffeine Allergy-A Masked Cerebral Allergy and Progressive Toxic Dementia" (Trafford; 1-4120-5000-6; 418 pages, paperback) with the foreword written by Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D., President of the International Schizophrenia Foundation expands on the research.

Containing 123 chapters, a reference section and index, "Welcome to the Dance: Caffeine Allergy-A Masked Cerebral Allergy and Progressive Toxic Dementia" details allergic response to caffeine, a hidden condition that most doctors do not know about causing severe physical and mental abnormalities. The text explains the physical and mental symptoms, biochemical changes, and abnormal lab test results caused by caffeine allergy, which affect numerous persons diagnosed with a mental disorder, and the book narrates Ruth's 25-year harrowed experience under the care of doctors.

Georgia Janisch, a registered dietitian and twin, wrote a chapter detailing her abnormal symptoms, diagnosed by doctors as psychosomatic illness. Like Whalen, Janisch recovered from her abnormal physical state. Recently, Miss Janisch's twin-- erroneously institutionalized for 40 years, diagnosed with and treated for schizophrenia--was discharged from the mental hospital and is recovering from poisoning, a clear indication that mental illness is not genetic. Where are the lawyers?

To read more about caffeine allergy and the book: http://www.welcometothedancecaffeineallergy.com .

To schedule interviews, book signings, or speaking engagements and for general comments contact Ruth Whalen.

Certified via the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a medical laboratory technician, Miss Whalen has 14 years experience in the medical field and also holds a BA. Ruth was not paid by any person or organization to undertake the research.

Contact: Ruth Whalen, MLT (ASCP)


That was a very interesting (and almost sort of frightening) read. Thanks for sharing! I think I'm going to go dump out my coffee in favor of some lower caffeinated green tea...



Don't tell me the Mormons were right!


They were right. lol.



I work in the area of mental health and can relay a story of  a mother who forced her 15 year old son to drink coffee, was about 4 cups and then presented him to a ED where he was treated as Psychotic and then as ADD then conduct disorder, poor bastard had his life ruined untill he left the state to live with his dad, dad sent a email to me stating that he has had no psychotic symptoms at all, the kid was admanant that it was the coffee all along but no-one apart from his father and I listened. Good to hear of that research.


geez.. . thats one allergy Im really glad I dont have. ..