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Symptoms of Food Allergies (Part 1)

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Food allergies can cause a lot 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. Although there is plenty of published research on the symptoms of food allergies, there is also a lot of misunderstanding due to conflicting definitions […]

Food Allergies As Triggers for Ear Infections and Other Upper Respiratory Problems

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Here at the IBS Treatment Center, we are experts at diagnosing food allergies and sensitivities associated with digestive symptoms. But did you know that these same food allergies can also be the cause of symptoms that occur in your ears, nose, and throat? What does ‘upper respiratory’ include? The phrase ‘upper respiratory’ refers to the […]

Acne and Food Allergies

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Acne may be one of the most common conditions known to humans. It can be embarrassing, frustrating, and downright unfair. Fortunately, most of the time, it is also avoidable.  

The Traditional View of Acne  
Most people assume that getting acne is a normal part of life. But why do some people get acne when others […]

The Myth About Heartburn

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It’s commonly believed that heartburn is the result of overeating. Although 116 million Americans may overeat, the size of the meal has no scientific correlation with the frequency of heartburn. “Then we must be producing too much stomach acid,” you say… Having too much acid production is very rare. In fact, the opposite is the […]

Ending Migraines and Tension Headaches (the Food Allergy Connection)

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It might be surprising to find us writing about headaches, but they are so frequently caused by the same things that cause digestive problems that they have been begging for an article for many years. Migraines and tension headaches, like IBS, are often associated with stress. But also like IBS they can come on for […]

Are Food Allergies Causing Your Sinusitis & Runny Nose?

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Chronic congestion of the sinuses, ears and/or the nose can be an extremely frustrating sinusitis problem that does not ever truly seem to go away. 
 All too often I hear patients state that they have not found relief even after many rounds of antibiotics or multiple surgeries. This is because antibiotics and surgery often don’t […]

Food Allergy Symptoms

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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. Although there is plenty of published research on the symptoms of food allergies, there is also a lot of misunderstanding due to conflicting definitions of […]

Nickel Allergies and Digestive Problems

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As many of you know, some individuals are allergic to the metal nickel. This usually manifests as redness of the skin, which occurs when the skin comes in contact with nickel. This is what we might call a more classic allergic reaction, different from the hidden types of food allergies that are more commonly discussed. […]

Is There a Link Between Your Sinusitis and Food Allergies?

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Chronic congestion of the sinuses, ears and/or the nose can be an extremely frustrating sinusitis problem that does not ever truly seem to go away. 
 All too often I hear patients state that they have not found relief even after many rounds of antibiotics or multiple surgeries. This is because antibiotics and surgery often don’t […]

Arthritis: Inflammation with a Cause

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Arthritis is one of the most debilitating conditions in our culture. It is actually the number one cause of lost work days at Boeing. Unfortunately, treatment is limited and almost solely focused on anti-inflammatory medications, not on eliminating the original trigger of that inflammation. What Does “Arthritis” Mean? 
 The word “arthritis” simply means “joint inflammation.” […]

Common Symptoms of Food Allergies

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Food allergies can cause a lot 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. Although there is plenty of published research on the symptoms of food allergies, there is also a lot of confusion due to conflicting definitions […]

Headaches, Digestive Problems & Food Allergies

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It is not unusual for patients to visit us for digestive problems only to find that after implementing their individualized treatment plan their headaches have also resolved. In fact, some patients do come to us specifically for the treatment of their headaches, whether they are migraine, tension, and even sinus headaches. Although patients tend to […]

Are Food Allergies Causing Your Running Nose?

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Chronic congestion of the sinuses, ears and/or the nose can be an extremely frustrating sinusitis problem that does not ever truly seem to go away. 
 All too often I hear patients state that they have not found relief even after many rounds of antibiotics or multiple surgeries. This is because antibiotics and surgery often don’t […]

Heartburn & Food Allergies Q&A

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Acid Reflux and Heartburn: The Underlying Causes Heartburn or acid reflux or GERD — whatever the name, if you are like millions of others, you are experiencing this gastrointestinal malady. You may take your acid reflux problem for granted and buy your antacids at Costco, but you should be aware of the negative effects this […]

Do Food Allergies Cause Headaches?

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Many people with chronic headaches suffer for years with no permanent relief. Whether or not you have migraine headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, or an undetermined form of headache, it is very possible that you are suffering from food allergy-induced inflammation. Recent research on migraines indicates that food allergies mediated by IgG-type antibodies are specifically […]

Study: Relationship Between Adenoids Hypertrophy and Food Intolerance

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Out of China comes a wonderful study on a link between IgG food allergies and enlarged adenoids. The researchers noticed a significant difference in IgG food reactions between children with enlarged adenoids and a control group. Adenoids are in the back of your throat and are part of the immune system. People with enlarged adenoids […]

What are the Symptoms of Food Allergies?

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Food allergies can cause a lot more problems than you (or your doctor) probably realize. Having worked with thousands of patients with food allergies, we at the IBS Treatment Center know this to be true. Although there is plenty of published research on the symptoms of food allergies, there is also a lot of misunderstanding […]

What Causes a Food Allergy?

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A quick Q&A with Dr. Stephen Wangen from the IBS Treatment Center. What Causes a Food Allergy? It is most likely that food allergies are genetically predetermined. In the big picture, humans have only recently introduced many current day foods into the diet, so it’s not surprising that the immune system doesn’t recognize every food […]

Study Shows Fatigue Common in People with IBS and Food Hypersensitivities.

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This study shows that fatigue is common in people with IBS and food hypersensitivities. From National Institutes of Health: Chronic fatigue in patients with unexplained self-reported food hypersensitivity and irritable bowel syndrome: validation of a Norwegian translation of the Fatigue Impact Scale. Authors: Lind R, Berstad A, Hatlebakk J, Valeur J. SourceDepartment of Medicine, Haukeland […]

Can Food Allergies Cause High Blood Pressure?

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According to the National Health Statistics Reports for the United States, the single most frequent diagnosis given out by doctors is “Hypertension,” commonly known as high blood pressure. In simple terms, high blood pressure is an increase in the pressure within your arteries (your pipeline) over 140/90. This increase in pressure is much like an […]

Tooth Damage May Be Linked to Celiac Disease

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Damage to teeth is very common in celiac disease patients who have not gone gluten free.  It may be the most common symptom in patients who are “symptom free.”  Like headaches and some mild digestive issues, tooth damage is probably one of the common signs of celiac that is usually ignored.  Dentists are largely ignorant […]

Questions About Acne & Food Allergies

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Acne may be one of the most common conditions known to humans. It can be embarrassing, frustrating, and downright unfair. Fortunately, most of the time, it can also be avoided. 

The Traditional View of Acne and Its Treatment 
 Most people assume that getting acne is a normal part of life. But why do some people […]

Food Allergies, Sinusitis and Runny Nose

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Chronic congestion of the sinuses, ears and/or the nose can be an extremely frustrating sinusitis problem that does not ever truly seem to go away. 
All too often I hear patients state that they have not found relief even after many rounds of antibiotics or multiple surgeries. This is because antibiotics and surgery often don’t […]

What is a Food Allergy?

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Food allergies may be one of the most prevalent health problems in our country and are certainly the biggest problem that I see in my clinic. But if you’re like most of my patients, you’re probably thinking, “Not me, I don’t have a food allergy.” 
 Most people think they have a pretty good idea about […]

Migraines, Headaches and Food Allergies

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It might be surprising to find us writing about headaches, but they are so frequently caused by the same things that cause digestive problems that they have been begging for an article for many years. Migraines and tension headaches, like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), are often associated with stress. Also like IBS, they can come […]

Food Allergies Can Cause IBS

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Most people who suffer from IBS are suffering at least in part because of an allergic reaction to one or more foods. If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking, “Not me, I don’t have a food allergy.” This is because most people think they have a pretty good understanding of food allergies. You may […]

Arthritis, Inflammation and Food Allergies

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The body can be allergic to any food, therefore any food allergy is capable of causing inflammation and arthritis. This includes Rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, and undefined joint pains. This is why it can be so difficult for one to recognize the relationship between their diet and their symptoms. Let’s use a dairy allergy as […]

Food Allergy and IBS Symptoms Go Beyond the Stomach

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There are several hundred potential causes of IBS, but most cases result from issues that fit into two major categories: Food Allergies and Intolerances Microbial Issues  – including infections, bacterial imbalances, yeast, and parasites There are other issues as well and since every patient is different it is essential to understand what is causing the […]

Food Allergy Symptoms: Inflammation

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Arthritis is one of the most debilitating conditions in our culture. In fact, it’s the number one cause of lost work days at Boeing. Unfortunately, treatment is limited and almost solely focused on anti-inflammatory medications, not on eliminating the original trigger of that inflammation. Is It Possible to Eliminate the Inflammation without Drugs? The word […]

Food Allergies: A Cause of IBS

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Most people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are suffering at least in part because of an allergic reaction to one or more foods. If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking, “Not me, I don’t have a food allergy.” Most people think they have a pretty good understanding of food allergies. You may […]