Allergies - Food
By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND
Sea also Leaky Gut Syndrome
Sea also Environmental Allergies
A food allergy is an excessive immune reaction to a particular food. This is often due to the fact that the food is either
improperly digested, or incompatible with a basic
blood chemistry (that is, their blood type). Symptoms of
food allergies are many and varied, but may include gastro-intestinal disturbances (inflammatory bowel disorders and
leaky gut syndrome), respiratory and lymphatic congestion
(excess mucus, swollen lymph nodes), rashes, fatigue, headaches, autoimmune disorders, and even emotional disturbances. In fact, many common health problems trace back
to food allergies. They may also be responsible for hyper-activity, restlessness, irritability, anxiety and depression.
Suggestions from Four Winds Nutrition
There are several ways to test for possible food allergies.
Using muscle testing may be helpful, but is not 100%
reliable. A better method is to take the pulse, eat a small
amount of a food, and test the pulse again. Any food that
raises the pulse more than six beats per minute after ingestion is probably an allergen.
The best method, however, is to eliminate suspect foods for a few days. You can even fast for a few days consuming only water or juice. If symptoms improve, then food
allergies may be involved. When a food is reintroduced and
symptoms reoccur, that confirms food allergies are a problem.
the search for possible allergies, start with the
foods that are incompatible with your blood type (O, A, B or AB).
The most important supplements to help with allergies are enzymes. The liver may also need to be detoxified to
overcome allergies. A lack of trace minerals necessary
for enzyme functions may also be involved. Colloidal minerals may help. Homeopathics may also help to desensitize
a person's allergies. By taking a highly diluted supplement of the foods a person is allergic to, they can be desensitized.
Many food allergies involve Leaky Gut Syndrome. When
a person suffers from allergic responses to raw, unprocessed
foods like strawberries, pineapple or papaya, it is probably
not an allergic response to the food at all. Typically, there
is some toxin or irritant in the person's body that
this particular food stirs up. By using the above procedure
(i.e., taking very tiny amounts of the food and gradually
increasing them), the body will be able to gradually
discharge the irritant and the food will no longer cause a
reaction. This also works for many so-called "allergic" reactions to herbs.
Below is a list of suggested products. Those in bold are key products for the health issue explained on this page.
For details and ordering simply copy a product's name in the search box above or click on the bold name.
Therapies: Cleansing Programs, Eliminate Allergy-Causing foods,
Gut Healing Diet and Hiatal Hernia Correction
Herbal Formulas: ALJ, Anti-Gas Formula, LIV-J, Liver Balance. Spleen Activator and Una De Gato
Nutrients: Co-Q10, Hydrated Bentonite, MSM,
Omega-3, protease, Sunshine Heroes Probiotic power
and Super GLA
Nutraceuticals: Adrenal Support, Colostrum With Immune
Factors, Food Enzymes, HistaBlock, Lactase Plus,
Proactazyme, Small Intestine Detox and Sunshine Heroes Whole Foods Papayazyme.