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Thanks for those links Astraea, I have not heard of leaky gut until you posted here. Very interesting and passing along to a few people who will be interested in reading this also!

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Well, I recently found out I'm allergic to yeast, it causes tumors to grow so fast and erratic, and eventually become cancerous.  I found out so many foods contain yeast- even hot dogs.  So, read the labels and if you can't pronounce the word- don't buy it!

Another one is honey, I found this out by accident- I bought a small vial, took it and suddenly my throat closed and found it hard to breathe.  After, a few minutes of staying calm, My throat opened up.  One lady at the farmers market told me I must have taken a one flower honey and you were allergic to that flower.  She said to take multiple flowers and now I can eat honey with no problems.

Also am allergic to pesticides, they give me headaches, rash, and hives so I went organic.  So, if you like Tofu, eat the organic kind.

Im also allergic to Siamese cats, found out his when I babysat them when I was a junior in high school.  When, I walked in the door, I began sneezing, coughing

and didn't stop till I left.  I never went back.

the last one I found was - Acai fruit- it's called Allergic Purpura- blood vessels burst- blood pools under skin- purple colored- small dots to large patches.  What can be done, nothing that I know of now but I'm still researching.

Never give up till you find what is ailing you, even if it takes years, you will discover it.

 

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Reading material about Leaky Gut Syndrome:

 

"Leaky Gut Syndrome"

 

From WebMD

 

And the connection to Allergies


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That's another important issue to think about and possibly merits another investigation in people with multiple food allergies and "sensitivities," @ASTRAEA.

 

Do you have any interesting links you might share with the rest of us?  It might be helpful for us to compare/contrast the two as we are researching the causes of our symptoms.

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@Prosecco6247, @amcoffiebean - There is also something called "Leaky Gut Syndrome", which results in allergy/sensitivity tests showing a person has a reaction to a lot of things (or in my case EVERYTHING) .. although the person may not have any allergy/sensitivity at all! There are natural supplement that can heal Leaky Gut.


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Thanks for the links Prosecco6247. Reading up on allergies is an on-going project for me as food and pollen allergies are definitely within almost all my family members. Most recently, my 7 year old grand daughter started breaking out in a rash out of the clear blue and we are on a mission to figure it out.......so far, the standard food, pollen and even latex reactions do not provide any consistency and it's not the same food allergies I have. The mission is underway.

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@amcoffiebean said this (in part)..."There is a good book, Total Renewal by Frank Lipman, that makes perfect sense to me.  It suggests an elimination fast then reintro of foods, etc which frankly was too disciplined and tough for me to even think about trying.  But, he made a long lasting impression by stating allergies are so often unique that you will never get to the bottom of many of them  Like, you can install new carpet that may give off formaldehyde and be fine until you eat a banana one day and bingo, your body has a reaction to the combination."  

 

Thanks to all who have responded so far...you have given us so many interesting comments to think about and explore in our search for answers and tactics to avoid our likely allergens.

 

A couple of you have commented on the rigors and limitations of food allergy testing...suggesting that it wasn't something you felt was worth the information you might glean from it.  I totally agree with that theory.  

 

There is also the probability that continued exposure to a substance will end up in a future allergy if your personal physiology is so inclined...it can turn out to be a never-ending struggle...akin to the Greek myth of Sisyphus <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisyphus>

 

@amcoffiebean also brings up "combination" and "cross-over" types of allergies.*..which can sometimes be fairly complicated to track down.

 

In point of fact, it's all complicated.  My hat is off to each of you who are aware of the problem and are educating yourselves and others to the possibilities of what is lurking "out there" for the potential and unsuspecting "food  allergic" consumer.

 

*  <http://www.foodallergens.info/Facts/Facts.html>  This is an interesting reference.  Look to the list in the upper left-hand corner and go down to the topics that list food allergens associated with pollens and food allergens associated with latex.

 

 

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What I am absolutely sure of is that as I age, I'm adding to my list of allergies, most recently I now have pollen issues and peanuts seem to give me problems when I go overboard.  Since I was a child I've been allergic to peaches, apples, cherries and walnuts, tho something when apples are cooked is eliminated because I can eat anything like applesause or apple pie (thank goodness!) I spent years trying to find the association and finally read an article that those sensitivities mean I'm likely allergic to birch.  

 

Most recently I've discovered that there is something in Tums that causes me to break out in a rash.  It was a complete accident to discover that, I've had this off and on rash for many years and never figured out the cause, nor has a dermatologist without going thru all those tests, which I am not going to do.  I'd been taking Tums since my 40's for a source of calcium and just recently stopped taking it for no other reason than I ran out and didn't get replacement for quite some time.  Never had the rash until I started taking again, so the lightbulb went on so some ingrediente in Tums or combination of likely is the culprit.  There is a good book, Total Renewal by Frank Lipman, that makes perfect sense to me.  It suggests an elimination fast then reintro of foods, etc which frankly was too disciplined and tough for me to even think about trying.  But, he made a long lasting impression by stating allergies are so often unique that you will never get to the bottom of many of them  Like, you can install new carpet that may give off formaldehyde and be fine until you eat a banana one day and bingo, your body has a reaction to the combination.  

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@pf6783 - I can empathize with your daughter! Although I'm not allergic to soy, I avoid it (along with a lot of other things) due to a bout with cancer. One major problem with soy .. which people think of as healthy .. is that a lot of it today is GMO (genetically modified), so everyone should avoid that. It makes me something of a PITA having a meal out!


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My 30'ish daughter suddenly developed a life threatening allergy to soy which it seems is everywhere.  The vast majority of prepared foods at Whole Foods contain soy.  She's read it is the number one cause of food allergy in the US.  Interestingly Europeans do not add soy to everything.   Frightening when we fly.  She brings her own food to all flights and on trips to avoid a nasty journey to the ER.

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