Food Mix and Sub-Mixtures
“Food” Mix – Contains all of the following sub-mixtures, with all foods at roughly the same dilution relative to one another.
Nuts and Peanut are actually 1C (100:1) weaker than the others, because reactions to those foods are typically more severe. Only the corn is made from a manufactured antigen concentrate vial with 50% glycerin as a stabilizer. ALL other foods (individual and mixtures) were made “from scratch” by blending up small amounts of whole foods in a Vitamix blender, drawing out some fluid and filtering it through a Millipore.
This was done because the glycerin used in stock manufactured antigens is almost always derived from corn; and people who are highly allergic to corn react badly to all other manufactured antigens. I had great difficulty treating patients with severe corn allergy using the old LDI mixtures because they had unpredictable and variable reactions that could not be optimized. That is no longer a problem using these new antigens.
This new approach also allows us to give doses at stronger concentrations than the old LDI antigens came in, which seemed to leave at least 10% of patients unsuccessfully treated; and we can now split up various subgroups to give them at different dilutions for more complex allergy cases.
Food Sub-Mixtures (some are individual foods)
Cantaloupe, cucumber, honeydew, watermelon, winter squash (acorn, butternut, kabocha, pumpkin).
Cow’s milk, cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt.
Cheeses: Asadero, Cheddar, Brie, Colby, Dubliner, Gouda, Havarti, Monterey Jack, Parmigiana, Provolone, Swiss.
“Egg” (Whole egg from my own free-roaming chickens)
Ahi (tuna), albacore (tunea), anchovy, cod, halibut, opah, salmon, sole.
Apple (red, green fuji), apricot, avocado, banana, blackberry, blueberry, egg fruit, fig, grapefruit, jackfruit, kiwi, lemon, lime, longon, lychee, nectarine, orange, papaya, peach, persimmon, pear, pinapple, plum, pomegranate, raspberry, star apple, strawberry.
Beef, chicken, duck, lamb, moose, pork, turkey, venison
Cayenne, eggplant, paprika, peppers (anaheim, bell, habanero, jalapeno, serrano, tamatillo, yellow chili), potato, tomato.
Almond, brazil nut, cashew, coconut, hazelnut, macadamia, pecan, pine, pistacio, walnut.
Clam, crab, lobster, mussel, octopus, oyster, scallop, shrimp, squid.
“Soy” (Made from dried organic soy beans)
(These are all plant-based foods from many categories, plus mushrooms, all placed into one big mixture because they don’t tend to stand out as distinctly stronger allergies compared to other foods. They are listed in sub-groups to make it easier to find individual foods on the list; but they are all just in the same large mixture together)
Broccol, cabbage (green, napa, purple), cauliflower.
Amaranth, barley, farrow, kamut, millet, oat, quinoa, rice (arboriao, brown, forbidden, wild), rye, spelt, wheat (semolina).
Adzuki, black, black eyed peas, fava, garbanzo, green bean, lentil (green, red), lima, mung, navy, peas (green, yellow, pinto, red kidney.
Chia, flax, hemp, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower.
Other misc / herbs / spices
Artichoke, asparagus, basil, beets (gold,red), bokchoy, cacao, carrot (orange, purple, white), cane sugar, celery, chard, chicory, chives, cilantro, cinnamon, cloves, coffee, collard greens, coriander, cumin, dandelion greens, dill, endive, erythritol, fennel, ginger, green tea, honey, kale, lettuce (green, iceberg, romaine), marjoram, mint, mustard greens, nutmeg, oregano, onion (green, yellow, red), palm sugar, parsley, pepper (black, white), radish, rosemary, sage, savory, spinach, stevia, sweet potato (orange, purple), thyme, turmeric, vanilla, vinegar (white), watercress, yam.
Environmental (“Env”) Mix and Sub-Mixtures
The composite “Env” mixture is comprised of equal parts of the seven sub-mixtures listed below. For this mixture I ordered the sub-mixtures from an antigen supplier, having the individual subgroups assembled for me the way I wanted.
The individual subgroups are available as separate mixtures/dilutions as well, so you can tailor therapy to the individual who may react to one category at a different dilution from another (e.g. anaphylactic reaction to cats, but only mild hay fever from tree pollens).
The Trees, Grasses, Weeds, and Molds mixes are very similar to those items within the “IC” mix that has been included with LDI kits for years. There are some minor differences here and there, some individual species I’ve added that were not in the IC, and a few things I could not find to include – mostly trees and grasses. I believe my Molds mix is more extensive, which may be of help to some with mold sensitivity.
The major difference is within the Animals, Mites and Insects/Bugs subgroups. The IC mix did not have very many animals represented and very few insects/arthropods (cockroach, two species of dust mites, and maybe a couple others).
My Animals mix includes 43 animals, and the Insects/Bugs mix holds 33 types of creepy little arthropods.
The Mites submixture includes 18 total species, rather than just the two most common dust mites that were in the old mixture. This includes species that can cause human infestation like scabies, and other endemic skin mites.
I do not know if the “Bugs” mix could possibly help with allergies to wasp, bee or ant venoms, or perhaps mosquito bite reactions; but the samples are made from whole insects ground up and should therefore include some trace of the venoms. This is NOT the intent however, and these mixes should NOT be used to treat venom reactions in place of conventional immunotherapy that has a good success rate.
There may be expansions and additions to these mixtures over time, as the need arises and discrepancies are found.
Alligator, antelope, armadillo, bison, caribou, cat, chicken, cow, crocodile, dog, duck, elk, emu, goat, moose, musk ox, ostrich, pheasant, pig, quail, rabbit, rattlesnake, turkey, wild boar.
(Rodent Mix – within the “Animals”)
Agouti, beaver, chipmunk, dormouse, gopher, guinea pic, hamster, lemming, marmot, mouse, porcupine, prairie dog, rat, squirrel, vole.
Ants (black, fire, red), bedbug, bumblebee, butterfly, caterpillar, chigger, cockroach, deer fly, dermacentor, flea, house fly, honeybee, hornet, horse fly, louse, mayfly, mange mite, moth, mosquitoe, notoedres, red bugs, sand fly, spiders, scorpion, tick.
Bahia Beach Bent Bermuda
Blue Grama Bluegrass Brome Brome, smooth
Broncho Canada Blue Canary Canary Reed
Columbus Creeping Bent Dog’s Tail English
Foxtail Grama Johnson June
Koeler’s Meadow Fescue Orchard Perennial Rye
Plantain Quack Quack/Couch Red/Top
Reed Salt Sorghum Grain Sudan
Sweet Clover Sweet Vernal Timothy Velvet
Western June Western Wheat Wild Oat Corn (grass seed)
Acarus sino Blomia tropicalis Demodex brevis, folliculorum
Cheyletiella blakei, parasitovorax, yasguri Euroglyphus maynei
Dermatophagoides farina, pteronyssinus Eurotrombicula alfredodugesi
Liponyssoides sanguineus Otodectes cynotis
Pyemotes hertsi, tritici, vectricosus Sarcoptes scabei
Absidia ramosa Acrothecium robustum Alternaria
Aspergillus (flavus, fumigatus, niger, nidulans) Botrytis cinerea
Candida tropicalis Cephalothecium Chaetomium globosum
Curvularia Epicoccum nigrum Fusarium oxysporum
Geotrichum candidum Gliocladium fimbriatum Helminthosporium
Humicola grisea Microsporum audouinii Microsporum canus
Monilia spp. Mucor (mucedo, plumbeus, racemosus)
Mycogene perniciosa Neurospora (crassa, intermedia)
Nigrospora oryzae Paecilomyces variotii Papularia
Penicillium (camemberti, chrysogenum, expansum, italicum, notatum, roquefortii) Phoma destructiva Phycomyces blakesleeanus
Pullularia Rhizopus stolonifer Rhodoturola
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Scopulariopsis brevicalus
Spondylocladium Sporotrichum pruinosum Stachybotrys chartarum
Stemphylium Streptomyces griseus Syncephalastrum racemosum
Tetracoccosporium paxianum Trichoderma
Trichophyton schoenleinii Verticillium albo-atrum
Acacia Alder (Red, White) Almond Apple Apricot
Arbutus Ash (Green, Oregon, White) Aspen Aspen, Quaking
Australian Pine Beech Birch (Red, River, White) Black Cherry
Black Oak Black Spruce Black Walnut Box Elder Buckeye
Cedar (Eastern Red, Juniper, Mountain, Pinchot, Red) Cherry Chestnut
Chinese Elm Cottonwood Cypress (Bald, Italian, Lawson, Lemon, Leyland, Pond) Eastern Sycamore Elm Eucalyptus
Filbert Fir Grapefruit Hawthorn Hazelnut
Hemlock Hickory-Pecan Hickory-Shagbark
Juniper (Chinese, Creeping, Rocky Mountain, Savin, Shore)
Lilac Linden Live Oak Loquat Magnolia Mango
Maple Melaleuca Mesquite Mulberry (Ash, Red)
Oak (Bur, Red) Olive Orange Palm (Cabbage, Coconut, Florida Thatch, Royal Palm, Saw Palmetto) Peach Pear Pine
Pinion Plum Poplar Privet Quince Sweet Gum
Sycamore Tulip Poplar Walnut Walnut, Black Willow
Atriplex Baccharis Bitter Sneezeweed
Carelessweed Chickweed Cockelburr Dandelion
Dog Fennel Fireweed Goldenrod Jimsonweed
Lambs Quarters Marsh Elder (Burweed, Giant) Mayweed
Mexican Tea Mouse Tea Mugwort, common Nettle
Palmer Amaranth Pigweed and Spiny Pigweed Plantain
Rabbit Brush Ragweed Red Sorrel Sage
Shadscale Sheep Sorrel Thistle Western Water Hemp
Chemical (“Chem”) Mix
This mixture was made by collecting small samples of hundreds of different chemical products and man-made substances in a jar, all mixed up together.
This included soaps, detergents, cosmetics, toothpaste, deodorant and all other manner of personal care products.
It included solvents and cleaners, paints and paint thinners, nail polish and nail polish remover, and other similar items.
I included gasoline and diesel, engine oils, 2-cycle oil, bar oil for chainsaws, and various other petrochemicals.
It includes all sorts of lawn and garden chemicals like fertilizers, pesticides, bug spray and the like.
I went through stores like Target and Lowe’s and squirted samples of everything I could get me hands on.
I went through a friend’s shop who is an auto mechanic.
I went through another friend’s warehouse space who has a large construction company.
I made sure to add a sample of Formaldehyde, which is have as a standard antigen vial.
I included a paper clip, penny, nickel, cheap earring, pieces of plastics and nylon and other synthetic fabrics, cotton balls, magazine pages and newspaper samples, and other things I could get my hands on.
Let’s just say that jar is a very scary sight.
This mixture has literally thousands of individual chemicals in it.
By comparison, the CF mix produced by the pharmacy only lists about a dozen individual chemicals as ingredients. Only things they could purchase in some sort of standardized “antigen” form. It’s very limited, but has always worked quite well in spite of that.
My new Chem mix has proven to be MUCH broader in scope/coverage and therefore far more effective.
There are some items that I made as separate individual antigens or antigen mixtures and are not within the other broader mixtures. They are more likely to end up being used alone, or are just typically somewhat obscure and isolated in terms of reactivity. This list is likely to grow and change over time.
Artificial Colors (Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5 and 6)
Essential Oils (the entire collection offered by both Young Living and DoTerra companies all pooled together)
Gluten (by itself)
Histamine/Histidine (also available with the LDI antigens, for those who don’t use the Allergy series)
(Courtesy of Dr Ty Vincent, with permission)