Clearing the Way to Health and Wellness

By Ellen W. Cutler DC and Richard Tunkel MD
This book may be the culmination of Ellen Cutler's life’s work and focuses on her work with digestive enzymes and her creation of the BioSET system for improving health. This book is for anyone struggling with both understanding the nature of their health problems as well as those with digestive, autoimmune and fatigue issues. As Dr. Cutler writes, “Damage to the immune system is not irreparable, and the effects of chronic conditions can be reversed through boosting digestion and detoxification.”

Many people have benefited from using BioSET for the elimination of allergies, sensitivities and asthma. In addition, it can be helpful for people who have other chronic conditions such as autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and autoimmune disorders because allergies, sensitivities and intolerances to food and environmental factors cause chronic inflammation. The book’s subtitle, “Reversing Chronic Conditions by Freeing the Body of Food, Environmental and Other Sensitivities”, doesn’t do it justice. It is hard to get people to understand how one thing, such as inflammation, can apply to a large variety of symptoms. 

Dr. Cutler painstakingly lays out how allergies, not just outright, anaphylactic allergies and runny noses, but sensitivities to just about anything can lead to a multitude of seemingly unrelated symptoms like headaches, depression, fatigue, hyperactivity, digestive problems and asthma.

Many people may not understand that they have sensitivities to foods and chemicals in their environment. What is surprising in the book is that people can develop sensitivities to their own hormones and even nutrients like vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Dr. Cutler tells us that having a sensitivity to hormones or nutrients causes a deficiency of them. Interesting!

This book lays out for us how the use of digestive enzymes to improve digestive function, which is the basis of health, and the use of BioSET to clear people (hence the title) from these sensitivities can relieve them from symptoms of sinus infections, hay fever, Chronic Fatigue Immune Disorder Syndrome (CFIDS), fibromyalgia, Candida, yeast infections, Chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

BioSET, for those who don’t know about it, is “a holistic approach incorporating acupressure, energy healing, immunology, enzyme therapy and nutrition to assist the body’s natural healing process.” Because it uses muscle testing or electrodermal screening for identifying sensitivities, it may be a little too out there for most people. Keep an open mind, try it, and see if the system helps them or not before judging it.

Here’s a quote from the book that sums it up quite nicely: “People develop immune disorders in response to poor food digestion, inadequate absorption of nutrients, and the development of sensitivities/allergies.”  She also says that “allergies/sensitivities are the primary cause of chronic fatigue”.

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