food allergy

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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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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Probably no recent development in the study of allergy has caused more confusion than the recognition of the multiplicity of symptoms it can produce. No doubt this has hampered progress, since the traditional medical view of patients with many and variable symptoms has always been that they were somehow neurotic and ‘putting it all on’. […]

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Sulfite Allergies

by ProfKeith

The US Food and Drug Administration has recognized that approximately 1 in 100 people suffer from sulfite allergies. For asthma patients, that rises to 1 in 5. A variety of foods contain sulfites as an additive, primarily an anti-oxidant, to prevent discoloration and also a sterilizing agent – these are recognized on the label as […]

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The role of salicylate (aspirin-containing) foods in hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD) in children was first put forward by Dr Ben Feingold. He claimed dramatic results from a diet free of these foods. Feingold diet 1: Foods Containing Salicylates All fresh meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, cereals & bread are low in salicylates. Feingold later improved […]

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A very useful exclusion diet is the nut-free and pip-free diet. This is a wide group of foods and includes a number of common allergens. Some members of this group can come as a surprise: for example, coffee is a nut. It is an ambitious diet: it is recommended that you don’t go on it […]

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It is a good idea to keep a food diary during your experiments with food. Write down everything you eat at each meal, or between meals, and also mark in any symptoms which you experience, with the time of onset in relation to meals. It is often possible to spot a pattern which recurs time […]

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Whew – we’ve covered a lot in the past few weeks – Identifying Food Allergies – Food Allergy Test Dieting – Elimination Dieting – Few Foods – Tracking Down Hidden Allergies – Re-introducing Foods and Fasting!  You should be a food allergy pro by now! Just remember, whichever program you chose, once you have carried […]

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