Food Allergy and Food Intolerances

Less seriously they could suffer from a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing or wheezing.

A food allergen causes an immune response whereby IgE antibodies attack the allergen and release histamine which causes the symptoms described above. These IgE mediated food allergies could manifest themselves in conditions such as asthma, eczema or hay fever as well as recurrent colds and infections. What is the best cure for recurring eczema? Your skin or dermis is the largest organ of your body and eczema can present differently. Client Reviews. Exacerbating the proper diagnosis, different antigens or external elements can be the causation of your recurring eczema. Continued insight and different perspectives continue to emerge regarding best cure or treatment protocols which push the envelop.

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Another food mediated immune response is known as a food intolerance. This happens when there is an IgG or IgA response to food associated with degranulation of basophils and mast cells that create inflammation. Considered to be less severe than a food allergy, food intolerances can manifest as low grade “silent inflammation” with sub clinical symptoms such as brain fog, irritable bowel, headaches or low energy. These IgG mediated food intolerances may also create no outward symptoms at all but can be creating havoc on the inside. Research from the Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics in Austria have shown that obese children have significantly higher IgG antibodies against certain foods than normal weight children. These IgG antibodies are associated with thickening of the common carotid arteries. The authors state eczema caused by food that these findings raise the possibility that IgG mediated food antigens are pathogenetically involved in the development of obesity and atherosclerosis.

A few sneezes, might be considered a seasonal allergy condition, however should this become a serious allergic reaction to food, it is doubtful many of us parents are prepared to recognize the symptoms or react quickly.

These are the most common symptoms to look for, with food allergies. You can experience some, or possibly all of the following.

Common Symptoms:

    • Itching and swelling of your lips, tongue, mouth and throat
  • Heavy deep coughing
  • Skin irritation, with itching condition.
  • Feeling sick, nauseous, vomiting, followed by diarrhoea,
  • Wheezing, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Sore, red puffy-itching eyes

If you often feel bloated, tired, or not so good after a meal; if you gave frequent have stomach pains, cramps, or bowel problems; if you have strong food cravings or food dislikes; if you experience a collection of symptoms that you just cannot explain, or sometimes become more anxious, irritable, or depressed f you may be suffering from food allergy.

Allergy has reached epidemic, proportions, and it has been estimated that at this rate, half of Europe will have allergies in a few years. Food allergies are of particular concern, as they are now being recognized as a factor in many health problems and diseases, especially in children.

Many scientists and health practitioners believe that a poor diet and the sheer quantity of toxins that are now present in our food are major factors in this unprecedented rise in the number and severity of allergies over the last decades.

When Food Harms Instead of Helping

Much of our food is over-processes and treated with toxins all the way from production to sale.

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