food allergies

What Makes You Drunk But Isn’t Alcohol? Alcohol and drug abuse can lead to depression and the reverse is also true. General thought impairment can make it difficult to pinpoint which happens first – the substance abuse or the depression. Removing drugs and alcohol from your life will enable you to think clearly and assess […]

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An allergic reaction is what your immune system causes when confronted with something to which it has developed a sensitivity. Allergies can come in many different forms. Most Common Allergens Foods Dust Insects Animal dander Plants and mold Latex Prescription or over-the-counter drugs The front-runner for most allergic reactions is food…and more than 50 million […]

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The question about what foods you should eat every day is one of the most common that I receive. There are really two parts to the answer. The first part is ancient history. Before “civilization,” humans consisted on a basic hunter-gatherer diet. Most of the foods consumed were “gatherer” foods since the “hunter” aspect was […]

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You know that I write a great deal about the inflammatory effects of foods. If you became the expert in just that one aspect of a healthy lifestyle, you could live long and be healthy (in cooperation with Mother Nature, of course!) But, there is one aspect of healthy eating I rarely discuss. It came […]

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We have sayings like “You are what you eat” and “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” That was before political correctness (PC) and women were allowed to be wrecked too! Now the gals can join in. They have all their own peculiar symptoms and we’ve gifted one of ours to them! It’s surprising how […]

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No, no, no – listen to what I’m really saying… Someone sent me a piece to critique. It was by a “colleague”, meaning someone who wrote health info too. An MD… but he didn’t seem to know much. A windbag, as we would say in Olde Englande! He mentions food allergy…. Do the casein and […]

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Asthma is the most common childhood disease and it affects children from all walks of life, all socio-economic levels, and is often under-diagnosed. Airways in the lungs become inflamed, narrowing the path for oxygen. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates more than 300 million people suffer from the debilitating effect of asthma. In poorer countries, […]

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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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No reference to allergy and environmental medicine could be complete without some reference to Hans Selye’s hypothesis of stress adaptation. It is something that environmental medicine doctors have taken very much to heart, because it seems to fit our daily observations and explains a great many of the phenomena we encounter. The fact that so […]

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Hypersensitivity (a heightened state of extreme sensitivity) is another word you will hear applied to allergy. There are four distinct types of hypersensitivity: Types I to IV. These divisions are useful for discussion but may not necessarily occur as single entities in an individual. There is good evidence that Types I and III hypersensitivity can […]

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Learning something about the functioning of the immune system is essential to understanding the classic view of allergy. For those of you who want to know a little about this fascinating defense mechanism, take a deep breath and here goes!

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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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Not all allergies are constant and predictable. Many appear to come and go. The key to this shifting pattern is the concept of ‘cyclical’ and ‘fixed’ allergies. Fixed allergies, as the name implies, never really change. Once acquired, they are with one for life. In general fixed allergies are severe. Allergies to insect stings, strawberries […]

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