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 by western medicine is on online product planned for release next year, an online allergy “calculator” that claims 97% accuracy in identifying cow dairy, egg and peanut allergies. Details about the Cork-Southampton calculator are published in the Journal of Allergy & Immunology. It’s interesting to note that the patient must undergo a food elimination diet before the calculator will be useful.

In conclusion, patients can get the exact same results as the “online calculator” just by following a food elimination diet and monitoring all reactions. Of course, my recommendation is to just get tested for hidden food allergies (IgG antibodies in blood.) The IgG tests just take all the work and guess work out of the traditional food elimination diet and it detects allergies as well as sensitivities, and it doesn’t put the patient’s health at risk.

Nerissa Oden

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