November 1, 2011 @ 1:55 PM

What is the great pumpkin secret?

It's a 9,000 year old native of North America used as food and medicine by Native Americans. The early colonists adapted quickly and filled small pumpkins with milk, honey and spices before baking them in smoldering embers - the original pumpkin pie.

Pumpkins are thought of as vegetables but are actually fruits belonging to the squash family along with gourds, cucumbers and melons. Pumpkin squash are planted in July and harvested September through November, and can be stored all winter. Every part of this winter squash is edible: flowers, leaves, vines, skin, seeds and flesh. Recipes for each can be found on the web, even YouTube.

The most common pumpkin product sold is canned pumpkin puree. ...

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October 1, 2011 @ 1:53 PM

What Should You Eat Through Your Skin?

If you had a severe food allergy to peanuts, would you use any skin care product that contained peanuts? Of course not. Yet everyday people are using body products that contain ingredients that add strain on their immune system because of food and chemical sensitivities.

Skin is part of our immune system, a physical barrier that keeps the outside out. Viruses, bacteria and pollen usually enter your body through your eyes, nose and mouth. 

Yet your skin is not impermeable. It absorbs a debatable percentage of what you put on it. Science calls it dermal absorption. The exact amount of dermal absorption depends upon: concentration of product, solubility of product (molecule size and carrier), and ...

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September 1, 2011 @ 1:46 PM

Can Food Avoidance Heal Your Summer Time Blues?

If someone would have told me five years ago that avoiding chocolate and sesame oil would have cured my depression and irritability, I would have laughed. But today I agree.

Five years ago I tried eating healthier. I ate organic, fresh raw foods free of hormones and preservatives. For several months I was sick more often than before. A severe cold and headache became permanent and that's when my GP prescribed antibiotics and steroids. A month later I was referred to a specialist.

That’s when a friend told me about food sensitivities, or mini food allergies. Food sensitivities are food related ailments most often headaches, depression, irritability, fatigue, lethargy, low ......

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August 15, 2011 @ 11:51 AM

If you’ve ever seen a package of Super Grain Quinoa Pasta but never read the ingredients, you’ve probably assumed it was made entirely of quinoa. But in reality it’s mostly corn. This is the nature of packaged food in America. The front side can say Quinoa Pasta but the backside reveals it’s really corn with some quinoa in it. Product names on the front side are often not properly descriptive. It’s a tolerated marketing tactic seen everywhere food is sold, even in health food stores.

A friend recently went to a local health food store and purchased a bag of carrot chips thinking they were chips made from slices of carrots, but after reading the ingredients, he felt mislead. There were no carrots, just ...

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July 22, 2011 @ 10:58 AM

Hidden food allergies can effect your health in ways you may not have noticed. The correlation between food and your immune system are in the news every day.

Here are a few:

1. ECZEMA and PSORIASIS
Skin disorders are commonly caused by food sensitivities. This article explores the difference between the skin disorders eczema and psoriasis in order to explain what new research has discovered. What I noticed were how similar the allergy, eczema, and the autoimmune disease, psoriasis, were to food sensitivities. All three (1) activate part of the immune system which was (2) triggered by the environment and (3) is not unusual to be associated with a genetic setting.
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/managing-your-healthcare/......

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June 6, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

Tiny (hidden) food allergies and their effect on your health are all over the news, but you may not have noticed.

Here are a few headlines:

Simple Food Test Makes all the Difference for Alicia (7)

Food Allergy Awareness Week! May 8–14, 2011

New Diet has A’s Brad Ziegler Feeling Zestier

Disney leads with Menus for Food Allergies (and Sensitivities)

Does Inflammation Play a Role in Autism?

Blame your gut for your skin allergies

Certain Foods can Trigger Allergy Symptoms

(VIDEO) Allergy Sufferers Turn to Alternative Treatments

Caring for Pet Wellness and Nutrition: Food Allergy?

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May 24, 2011 @ 10:36 AM

KHOU-TV in Houston has uncovered a conspiracy concerning the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and also insnares the highest Texas office, Governor Rick Perry. Watch story on KHOU here.

Why does this matter to you? There are several reasons to be alarmed and demand change, for instance that the TCEQ ignored federal data and regulations issued by the EPA, cherry picked their own science to support their economical goals to avoid paying for safety upgrades on 35 now known violations. But in my view this unnecessary exposure to citizens of heavy metals is one of the reasons why we develop food sensitivities and other physical ailments.

In order to remove heavy metals yourself you’ll need to learn about ...

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March 15, 2011 @ 10:13 AM

People often ask me, “What is the cheapest way to get a food sensitivity test?”

They add, “I don’t have insurance.”

The following steps outline the cheapest way to get a food sensitivity (hidden food allergy) test:

1. Order the $10 test kit from Alletess Labs website – www.foodallergy.com The kit arrives with paperwork for you and items for the physician/clinic.

2. When filling out the paperwork check either “96″ food panel IgG OR “184″ food panel IgG. Checkmark “Diet” too. Fill in the Patient Info area. Next, select the option to “bill patient directly” (that’s you) and select “credit card” as the payment method. ...

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March 8, 2011 @ 11:37 PM

A friend lost 25 pounds in 14 days without counting calories. What happened?

After getting tested for hidden food allergies I saw on his test results that many foods received very high sensitivity scores, higher than normal. As a result,when those foods were eliminated from his diet he lost a lot of water weight.

Why water weight?

When you eat food your body doesn’t like your immune system is activated producing inflammation which requires lots of water. And Mathew Dixon’s body has a serious dislike for certain foods. Many other chronic health issues that Mathew had also disappeared – sleep apnea, cedar fever, and low energy. But has he kept the weight off? Listen below to find out!

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March 8, 2011 @ 11:32 PM

Since I’ve been watching the news headlines about food allergies I’ve come to the conclusion that western medicine will only acknowledge the importance of food sensitivities (aka. hidden food allergies) only when it becomes profitable for them to do so.

For example, integrative medicine heals food allergies by addressing the root of the problem via: reducing toxicity, boosting immunity, and reducing exposure to allergen allowing natural healing process.) In contrast, western medicine chooses to explore ways to heal food allergies by exploring only these options: medication and vaccines (which increases toxicity), and oral immunotherapy (which increases allergen exposure).

The most interesting advancement to date ...

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