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, is Permeable- celiac

The term leaky gut refers to a part of the intestinal tract, stomach, small intestines, that becomes permeable due to exposure to a virus, bacteria, parasite, stressor, chemical, environmental toxin. Once permeable the immune system becomes involved in trying to rid the body of the stressor by producing antibodies and cells that fight their battle. The immune system may  make antibodies that cant tell the difference between healthy tissue and the offending agent ( as in the case of Celiac autoimmune disease to gliadin, a protein in wheat, rye, barley ).

What people might not be aware of is cross reactivity.

Cross reactivity means that eating one food can cause a response similar to eating another

cows milk is known to cross react to gluten in grains

Whey protein is known to cross react to rice

Chocolate milk is known to cross react to corn

casomorphin in milk is known to cross react to oats

alpha and B casein in milk is known to cross react with yeast

This is why when a person has a leaky gut, initially it is best to stay away from milk and wheat products, since a permeable intestines may cause milk and wheat proteins to enter the blood and cause inflammation from their proteins.

Its best to wait until the initial insult and the leaky gut has been resolved.

Ulcers not just stress induced, bacteria can also cause Ulcers

Many people think that spicy foods cause peptic ulcers, but the truth is that bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (or H. pylori) is the main culprit.

Many believe that adults in high-stress jobs are theonly ones affected, people of any age – even children – can develop ulcers.

About Peptic Ulcers

An ulcer is a sore, which means it’s an open, painful wound.

Peptic ulcers are ulcers that form in the stomach or

the upper part of the small intestine, called the duodenum.

An ulcer in the stomach is a gastric ulcer and an ulcer in the duodenum

is called a duodenal ulcer.

Both a gastric ulcer and a duodenal ulcer result when H. pylori

or a drug such as advil or motrin weakens the  coating of the

stomach and duodenum, allowing acid to get through to the sensitive lining beneath.

Both the acid and the bacteria can irritate the lining and cause an ulcer to form.

H. pylori infection is usually contracted in childhood,

perhaps throughfood, water, or close contact with an infected individual.

Infections are more common in adults older than age 60 and in developing countries.

Most people with H. pylori don’t display any symptoms until they’re older.

In fact, they may go through life unaware that they’re infected.

Although H. pylori infection usually doesn’t cause problems in childhood,

if left untreated it can cause gastritis

(the irritation and inflammation of the lining of the stomach),

peptic ulcer disease, and even stomach cancer later in life.

In the past, having peptic ulcers meant living with a chronic condition

for several years or even a lifetime.

But today, a better understanding of the cause of peptic ulcers

and how to treat them means that most people can be cured.

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Acidophilus etc

Probiotics and Prebiotics

Probiotics are healthy bacteria and yeast that live in our gut where 70% of our immune system is located.
They help us digest food, fend off illness, and need to remain in balance to help us do these functions.
Stress, lack of sleep, unhealthy eating, infections, antibiotics, and certain drugs, can trigger digestive problems and illness. That’s where probiotics come in.
Probiotics keep the bacteria in check, restore balance, and promote health.
That’s why many doctors suggest taking probiotics while on antibiotics.
Probiotics may help reduce cold and flu symptoms.
Probiotics may also reduce the risk of allergy and eczema in children up to two years of age in mothers who took them late in pregnancy.
Certain strains of probiotics may help reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and ease colic in infants.
Probiotics and Prebiotics ( the carbohydrates that stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria) boost immunity in babies and are added to infant formulas.
Look for live yogurt cultures or formulas that contain lactobacillus or acidophilus and bifido bacteria.
Sauerkraut contains the probiotics leuconostoc, pediococcus, and lactobacillus. Choose unpasteurized sauerkraut because pasteurization (used to treat most supermarket sauerkraut) kills the helpful bacteria. Sauerkraut — and the similar but spicy Korean dish kimchi — is also loaded with vitamins that may help ward off infection.
While probiotic-foods contain live bacteria, prebiotic foods feed the good bacteria already living in your digestive system. You can find prebiotics in foods such as asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, bananas, oatmeal, red wine, honey, maple syrup, and legumes. Consider eating prebiotic foods on their own or with probiotic foods to perhaps give the probiotics a boost.