allergies

Is There A Link Between Vitamin D and Preventing Allergies? Once again, vitamin D has proven to have even more benefits than previously known. We shouldn’t be surprised at the versatility of this essential nutrient! If you want to prevent allergies, boost your immune system, fight infection, and reduce your risk of cancer – consider […]

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The world is a dangerous place. All you have to do is turn on your television or read a news article to realize that. Everywhere you look, there are reports of shootings, bombings, and disasters. It seems that our health is at greater risk than ever before as well. New strains of antibiotic resistant infections […]

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Check out this list of the top foods people are allergic to: 1) Wheat 2) Gluten – a protein commonly found in wheat, but also in barley, rye, and some grains. 3) Soy 4) Eggs 5) Peanuts 6) Tree nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.) 7) Shellfish (lobster, shrimp, crab, and mussels 8) Dairy

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When an infective organism invades the tissues, a precise series of events are set up to limit spread of the foreigner and ultimately to destroy it. First a macrophage will encounter the intruder. It engulfs it and then ‘displays’ its characteristic proteins on the surface of the cell as a kind of “flag” or gotcha […]

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It is implicit in the body load model that you will be able to tolerate a definite level of each stressor and only by exceeding that do you move into overload. These limits may shift under different circumstances but there is always a line, drawn somewhere, which you must not cross if you want to […]

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Let us now introduce one of the most important of all healing principles, if not the most important, is that of total body load. It is the key to all recoveries and overcoming all disease processes. No doctor really cures anything; Nature does that. All the successful physician can do is to reduce body load […]

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The allergy-aware doctor today thinks in terms of target or ‘shock’ organs. The concept is really very simple: some part of the body, or a particular organ (for reasons which are not clear) receives more of an allergic reaction than the rest. Whatever the environmental stressor, whether it is a food, a chemical, a hidden […]

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One of the dividing principles between conventional allergy and clinical ecology is the concept of the hidden or ‘masked’ allergy. Conventional allergists and immunologists don’t recognize the existence of the phenomenon. Clinical ecologists use their understanding of it all the time to treat many patients and many diseases. Basically, a hidden allergy means that a […]

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Confusion can arise from the fact that there may be pharmacological effects masquerading as an ‘allergy’. For example, the headache, flushing, racing pulse and giddiness that can come on after too much caffeine is really a drug reaction, not an allergic one. Obviously individual variations in trigger thresholds make this one sometimes hard to observe. […]

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One of the things I speculated about, with colleagues, back in the 1980s, was whether allergies may protect against cancer. These were the heady days when I was first declared the world’s “Number One Allergy Detective” (Sunday Mail, 1990). We were dealing with a jumpy, overactive immune system, that’s for sure. Allergies are caused when […]

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