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Symptoms of Food Allergies (Part 2)

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As discussed in part one, food allergies can cause many more problems than you or your doctor probably realize. After having worked with thousands of patients with food allergies, we know this to be true. Symptoms list continued from Part 1: Acne Yes, acne really does have a lot do with your diet. If you […]

Patient Success Story: Food Reaction Not Always a Food Allergy

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Laura is a 35-year-old mother of two who had been experiencing fatigue, headaches, bouts of constipation and diarrhea, and obnoxious bloating. At times she looked and felt six months pregnant due to the bloating. When Laura first came to see us, she was certain she must have a food allergy or intolerance. She knew she […]

Study Explores the Prevalence of Food Allergies

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This study showed that in a population of over 7,000 people, over 25% had an IgE food allergy. It’s rare to see a large study like this on food allergies. It is also rare to see allergies defined in such a scientific manner, meaning that a person was determined to have an allergy if IgE […]

IgE and IgG: A Deeper Understanding of Food Allergies

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The immune system functions like a sentinel standing guard against foreign invaders. In the case of an allergy, the invaders are called allergens. The primary weapon that it uses against invaders is the production of antibodies. The antibodies cause reactions that result in the offending allergens being removed from the body. In many people, foods […]

Do Early Antibiotics Lead to Food Allergy Risk?

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This is a very important issue and an important question. Antibiotics are definitely a double edged sword. You can’t just use them and think that there are no negative consequences. And remember, this article is only referring to the classic definition of food allergy, which is limited to only 5 symptoms – asthma, anaphylaxis, hives, […]

Study: Gastrointestinal inflammation and associated immune activation in schizophrenia.

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This study shows that food allergies are correlated with schizophrenia. Everyone with schizophrenia should be tested for IgG food allergies. We have seen the same thing in our practice. It may be the difference between suffering needlessly with this mental illness or having a normal life. Don’t wait around for your psychiatrist to figure this […]

Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and other digestive problems, then it’s very possible that you have a microbial imbalance in your digestive tract. We (at the IBS Treatment Center) are proud to be one of the few clinics in the country where you can now get DNA testing to measure the presence […]

Understanding Food Allergies: Intolerance or Allergy?

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In the previous post, we explored the types of food allergies and the difference between allergies and an intolerance. But to help clarify the picture a little, let’s consider dairy and reflux. Most people assume that a reaction to dairy is a lactose intolerance. Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products. A lactose intolerance […]

Understanding Food Allergies (Part 1)

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Food allergies and intolerances are still widely misunderstood by both the public and physicians. What is a Food Allergy? Food allergies are much more complicated than most people (including most physicians) realize. Food allergies are typically thought of as relatively uncommon reactions to a few select foods, such as peanuts, that usually result in anaphylaxis, […]

Can You Be Allergic to Meat?

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Yes, you can be allergic to meat. Most people would never consider that they could be, though.This article/study focuses on delayed anaphylaxis (a life-threatening type of allergic reaction), but meat, as with any allergen, can cause hundreds of different common health problems. From National Institutes of Health: Abstract The association between the carbohydrate galactose-[alpha]-1,3-galactose (α-Gal) […]

Study Explores Allergy in Evolution

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This study is brief, but worth sharing. This study is important because finally, someone looking for the cause of allergy rather than just assuming that the body went off track and looking to treat the symptoms. It’s all about evolution. Once we recognize that, then we have truly meaningful research on the subject. From National […]

Study Explores Significance of IgG and IgE Food Allergies in Children

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Definitions to understand for this study: Antibody – also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig), is a large Y-shaped protein produced by B-cells that is used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) and Immunoglobulin E (IgE) are both antibody isotypes. ____ The opinion (unsupported by […]

The Immune System and Food Allergies

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The immune system functions like a sentinel standing guard against foreign invaders. In the case of an allergy, the invaders are called allergens. The primary weapon that it uses against invaders is the production of antibodies. The antibodies cause reactions that result in the offending allergens being removed from the body. In many people, foods […]

Teen Uses Food Allergy Diagnosis to Build a Better Life

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Today’s article is composed of excerpts from a testimonial contributed by high school senior Andrew Accornero of Jackson High School in Bothell, Washington. Andrew used his diagnosis of multiple food allergies to inform his class project. The IBS Treatment Center applauds Andrew’s positive attitude, and supports his actions to improve his health and well being. […]

Advanced Gluten Intolerance Testing

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Testing for celiac disease and gluten intolerance has in the past been grossly oversimplified. Traditional celiac testing has involved screening for one or maybe two tissue transglutaminase antibodies. Gluten, the culprit in celiac disease, is not really just one protein but rather is composed of a group of various gliadins and glutenins. Until now none […]

Food Allergies

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Most people with IBS are suffering at least in part because of an allergic reaction to one or more foods. This often surprises people, who don’t believe that they have allergies. This is because they have friends whose allergy symptoms are different, or they think that food allergies result in hives, a rash, or some […]