Dr Vincent Bellonzi D.c., C.C.N.
I want to talk to you tonight about food allergies. If you talk to a conventional allergist their going to tell you that there is no allergy unless there is a skin response. There going to tell you that you can effectively test food allergies. If you talk to other people they are going to tell you that the skin test is not really valid and that there are other ways to test. The truth is that both are right. On one hand we can’t effectively test food allergies through the skin. The skin tests an antibody called IGE and looks at the type-1 response, and that’s better for testing grasses, trees, mould. Things that you get a runny nose from the environment.
If we are going to look at food we usually have to look at the blood. We pick the major antibody in the blood which is called IGG. This is called a type-2 response. The reason that I am telling you this is that you can be allergy in one or both. You could be eating things that prime the immune system. If you prime the immune system you are making it ready to react to a threat or virus. If we look at priming by foods, you may be eating a food that is priming your immune system and keeping you over reacting to everything in your environment. That’s what we find happens. You eat the food, you prime the immune system and you body is much more on guard for anything that may show up.
Your immune system is hyper reactive and over-reacts, you have to lay down and you can’t function, Headache, nose running. All this because of a little pollen. What we find is if we test these foods and have you eliminate them for a short time, usually 2 to 3 months but I would prefer 4 months, we see the whole immune system become functional again. Everything calms down. The over reaction stops.
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