Food Allergies, Sensitivities and histamine reactions

FOOD ALLERGIES, SENSITIVITIES

 After an insult to the gut, from a bacteria, parasite, toxin, virus- the stomach and intestine become permeable (leaky gut)

During this time of a permeable gut allergies increase and may contribute to inflammation in the stomach, esophagus, intestines.

Allergy can be to food, environment such as dust, mold, and toxins

Eosinophilic esophagitis is one form of allergy found in many allergic children.

An elimination diet  helps.

The most common food allergens in children are milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts, shellfish as shown in  Food Allergies video.

Other food allergies and asthma may be related to problems in methylation cycle.

Dr Fried can perform specialized DNA  testing related to food allergies and food sensitivities,

He can find out if you have a problem with the enzyme that is responsible for breaking down histamine as well

Call 732 682 3425 or contact Dr Fried

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Leaky GUT

Leaky Gut could be implicated as a primary contributor to asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, rashes, migraine, irritable bowel, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis. It also contributes to chronic fatigue, crohn’s, celiac,thyroiditis, ulcerative colitis and other autoimmune conditions. Conditions associated with leaky gut include malnutrition, intestinal infections, autism, steroid drug use, parasites, excessive use of antibiotics and yeast overgrowth.

 

There’s no miracle cure for treating leaky gut, but there are things you can do if you’re suffering from it that can help heal inflammation and restore the integrity of your gut lining.

An anti-inflammatory diet that eliminates refined sugars, dairy, gluten, alcohol and artificial sweeteners – some of the biggest offenders when it comes to inflammation – can be very helpful. Consuming lots of anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids in fish and nuts, and filling up on green leafy vegetables, high-fiber and fermented foods that help to promote the growth of good bacteria is also crucial.

A robust probiotic that contains large amounts of good bacteria can help heal a damaged intestinal lining by restoring balance in the gut flora.

Supplements like glutamine have been shown in some studies to help with intestinal injury after chemotherapy and radiation and may be beneficial in leaky gut.

Most people will notice improvement within 6 weeks, although it may take several months and even years to heal a damaged intestinal lining in extreme cases of leaky gut. Because we’re still learning about leaky gut, many of the treatment guidelines are drawn more from anecdotal observation than from rigorous scientific studies. But they’re sensible recommendations that can lead to improvements in your overall health, whether or not you have increased intestinal permeability.

Leaky gut is one of those diagnoses that bridges the gap between conventional and alternative medicine, between what we can see and touch and what we can feel in our bodies. I refuse to believe that the hundreds of patients I see in my office with unusual and seemingly unrelated complaints are crazy, or just stressed out.

I believe them when they say they feel like they’re being poisoned, or that they think there’s a connection between all their symptoms, even though they don’t know what it is. My hunch is that as our knowledge grows, the theories behind leaky gut will become the foundation for lots of diseases that are widely prevalent in our society, and millions of people will be in a better position to find relief from their suffering.

Dogs might protect kids from future allergies

Video

Due to early exposure of children with dogs to RSV virus, children build up immunity to the virus and may be protected in the future from asthma

Leaky Gut and its consequences- Is Yeast overgrowth the only cause?

In Leaky Gut Syndrome, the lining of the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated allowing metabolic and microbial toxins normally kept within the small intestines for passage into the colon to enter the blood stream.

Leaky Gut could be implicated as a primary contributor to asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, rashes, migraine, irritable bowel, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis. It also contributes to PMS, uterine fibroid, breast fibroids, chronic fatigue syndrome and pediatric immune deficiencies.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a very common problem of modern society in part because of antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like Motrin, Advil, Aleve, which damage the natural balance the bowel requires to operate optimally.

 

Antibiotics damage the bowel environment in two ways. The first is by destroying beneficial bacteria.

The second way antibiotics damage the intestines is by promoting the growth of Candida and other fungi and yeast. Candida overgrowth may precipitate Leaky Gut Syndrome

 

The damage done by Candida is to the intestinal epithelial barrier, allowing the absorption of toxins and chemicals to enter the blood and affect numerous organs, including the brain

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With leaky gut, nutrients can be absorbed before they are fully digested. The body’s immune response, through specific antigen-antibody markers (the food IgG test), will identify some of these foods as foreign invaders. Every time that particular food contacts the lining of the intestines, an inflammatory immune response is mounted that further damages the epithelial lining Food “allergies” may become a common secondary contributor to maintaining the leaky gut, even after the yeast is eradicated.

 

The most common food allergies are dairy, eggs, gluten grains (wheat, barley,oats, rye), corn, beans (especially soy), and nuts. It is uncommon to have an allergy to meat, rice, millet, vegetables, or fruit. When an IgG antibody to a food is detected, it is important distinguish a real allergy – that which causes an inflammatory reaction.

 

 

 

While lactobacillus supplementation is often recommended to help with leaky gut and Candida overgrowth, most of the lactobacillus sold today does not survive in the intestine, either due to poor terrain or due to being a strain that does not implant in the human intestines. There are specific Lactobacillus preparations available that do implant and do help establish a healthy intestinal environment.

 

Summary of Common Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome:

Consumption of allergenic foods

For infants, premature birth

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Radiation therapy

Alcohol consumption (depletes N-acetyl glucosamine)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ( depletes N-acetyl glucosamine)

Steroids (prednisone, Medrol, cortisone, etc.)

Deficiencies of amino acids that support the gastrointestinal lining (glutamine, arginine, taurine, BCAA, etc.)

Zinc or vitamin A deficiency

Digestive tract infections (bacteria, yeast, parasites, viruses)

Excessive stress

Poor digestion

Starvation

Antibiotics

Excessive sugar leading to yeast and bacterial overgrowth

HIV infection