Dr. Rea gave several lectures at the meetings of The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, October, 1996.

His most basic lecture was on the "Ground Regulation System," which "is extremely important in understanding environmental sensitivity since it is the system that is open ended and environmentally responsive." It is the extracellular matrix in our bodies. It engulfs every tissue and cell, is extremely dynamic, and shows up as fascinating networks, which, as a surgeon, Dr. Rea has observed for many years. It contains the ends of the autonomic nervous system and the final, tiniest vessels the circulatory system. It supplies nutrients to all our tissues and cells and it removes waste. It comprises 40% of our body weight, contains fourteen to sixteen liters of water, and is the system in our bodies that maintains homeostasis, in other words, balance. Many of its molecules are charged and provide a wonderful information dissemination system as well as memory. Any disturbance in the balance triggers the charged molecules, which in a healthy system will immediately distribute the information and then return to their original charged condition. We can think of the changes in electric charges as a wave of information. However, in an overloaded or damaged system, retriggering can take place, giving very fast waves so the system can become extremely reactive. Also, proper electrical polarization of the molecules may not reoccur, "eventually turning sols to gels. Once this process is complete there is chronic signaling of misinformation, resulting in inappropriate homeostatic responses, with heightened sensitivity. Then non-toxic substances such as food will trigger the system."

When balance is disturbed, say by a pollutant, the first event is that the area involved becomes more acid. We recall Dr. Randolph’s recommendation to take alkali salts immediately. Dr. Rea points out that this is still the best first procedure. In fact, the aim is to keep the reaction short so that homeostasis can be reestablished quickly and without alerting the immune system.

When the ground regulation system is out of balance, many types of therapy can help restore homeostasis, including:

  • food avoidance
  • nutrition
  • injection therapy
  • cranial manipulation
  • acupuncture
  • osteopathic manipulation

Dr. Rea also presented a type of therapy that often works with patients who had not recovered or recovered completely with all the usual procedures including cleaning up their environment, food avoidance and rotation, and appropriate nutrition supplementation. They were also not helped with standard medications and injections. In these cases a vaccine was prepared and grown from the patient’s own secretions: "Autogenous Lymphocyte Factor (ALF)." It would seem that some patients develop their own strain of pathogens and then the specific treatment can be successful.

Article from NOHA NEWS, Vol. XXII, No. 2, Spring 1997, pages 5-6.