Dr. Don Jewett, professor emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco, also was impressed with his treatment from Dr. Rea in the late 1970s.
, who was then on the faculty of the university's orthopedic surgery department, was found to be a "universal reactor," meaning he
was sensitive to everything.
followed Dr. Rea's advice and ripped out his
carpet to remove potential irritants.
also changed his
returned to work wanting to do research that proved that low levels of chemicals were affecting people's health.
conducted a study - published in The New England Journal of Medicine
in 1990 - that showed that testing procedures for food sensitivities used by clinical ecologists like Dr. Rea failed to work.
"I think that the symptoms are real, but the diagnoses and treatments that are offered using chemicals and foods as causative agents are probably misdirected or inappropriate based on the science that I know," he
now attributes his
symptoms to stress and said they cleared after he
worked through a midlife crisis.