It's back already! Allergy season is here and she's not taking any prisoners. This is a post from Winter that we're republishing:
A recent study discovered that elimination of food that triggers atopic dermatitis or eczema in children is associated with increased risk of developing immediate reactions to that food.
Many patients with chronic Lyme or other inflammatory autoimmune conditions have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or MCAS. Many environmental insults contribute to MCAS and serve as triggers for lighting the fire within. Mast cells become activated and rupture releasing histamines into tissues and the bloodstream. This in turn creates inflammation in the body and abnormal immune responses. In order to address the other headlined condition - Lyme, inflammatory arthritis, Hashimoto's, sarcoidosis and such the fire must be put out first.
I wrote this blog post in 2014, but I see no reason to edit the details.
Are we playing chicken with our food supply? Many would say yes after the USDA helped China to get into the U.S. chicken market by certifying Chinese processing plants in 2006.
1 in 6 or 48 million Americans are affected by food-borne illnesses each year. 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die.
So what is food poisoning?
Even when patients test negative for celiac disease, immediate food allergies or negative for HLADQ2 or DQ8 they restrict gluten because they feel better without it.
The media and modern medicine questions this restriction and usually they believe that the patient is following a fad. Not so fast.
Exclusively breastfed infants can have food allergies.Cow's milk, egg, wheat and peanut allergens have all been detected in human breast milk. Once baby consumes these systemic and inflammatory allergens, infants can get a common skin condition called atopic dermatitis or eczema.
Find out what you should look for in your baby.
Are we swimming in the wrong direction by taking fish oils? Dr. Peter D'Adamo posted an interesting review about fish oils in his Generative Medicine group on Facebook. It caught my eye because I believe in good scientific discourse, skepticism and careful analysis of all kinds of medicine whether it is naturopathic or allopathic. The review clearly stated that "there could be no possible expectation of general patient benefit with prophylactic fish oil use."