5 Things you didn’t know about food allergies

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Here’s an article on food allergies you may find interesting and informative.

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Food Sensitivities

Here’s an interesting article defining food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.  Read the full article…


Athletes to CEOs Finding Food Sensitivities Can Mar Performance

Here’s an article I found about a food sensitivity test, the antigen leukocyte cellular antibody test (ALCAT).  This test costs $800 and is elective, so no insurance coverage.  Take a look at the article.

The basis of my work, BioSET, BioEnergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy, in not a test but a treatment that can determine what foods, environmental substance, hormone, etc.,  your system is sensitive to and change the immune system response to the substance.  No avoidance, all natural.

So why not invest $800 in a natural treatment that can painlessly determine your sensitivities and change your immune response?

Go to BioSET.net to learn more.

View the article on ALCAT…


3 Reasons Food Allergies Are On The Rise

I found this article interesting.  I hope this can help you. My partner recently saw an ear, nose and throat doctor. He was looking for an explanation for the chronic sinus issues that have lingered for most of his adult life. In addition to a CT scan, and a DIY nasal rinse, the doctor requested allergy testing. To our surprise, the results indicated significant intolerance for wheat, eggs, peanuts, dairy and brewer’s yeast. I’ve got another friend who can’t eat Stevia without breaking out in hives, and yet another who treats gluten like the plague. It seems like food allergies have moved from the realm of little kids into the mainstream, and it’s not all a weird diet bandwagon. Research confirms that food allergies are on the rise, and are currently the fifth leading chronic illness in the United States… Read the entire article,,,

Food For Seasonal Allergies

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Here’s an interesting article I found that has some good dietary advice to fight seasonal allergies.  I hope you find it interesting and helpful.

Having a healthy diet is one of the best ways to support your overall health.  When possible, incorporate the following foods into your meals to give your body additional tools to fight allergies.

Ginger: …

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Interesting Article on Digestive Disfunction

I found this article and thought it may be helpful to some of those suffering with digestive dysfunction.  Here’s a start to the article.  If this interests you, click the link and read the entire article.

Vital Health, Inc. Provides Tips on How Diet, Supplements and Controlling Inflammation Will Help Support Proper Functioning of the Ileocecal Valve

A dysfunctional ileocecal valve can be the main cause of many digestive problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndromes, and can cause increased intestinal symptoms for those with Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Here’s the link to the entire article that discusses diet, supplements, stress, etc.




The Nature of Foods-Warming/Cooling

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, heating and cooling capacities are the two most important qualities of food when using food as medicine,

From Traditional Chinese dietetics:

…one uses cooling foods and preparation methods for someone who is overheated and warming foods and preparation for those who are too cold…

Some of the theories defining the heating and cooling capacities of foods are:

Plants that take longer to grow, i.e., carrots, rutabaga, parsnip, cabbage, ginseng are more warming than those that             grow quickly, i.e., lettuce, summer squash, radish, cucumber.

Foods that are chemically fertilized grow more quickly and are therefore often more cooling.

Raw foods are more cooling than cooked foods.

Foods consumed cold are more cooling.

Foods cooked for a longer amount of time at a lower temperature are more warming than foods cooked for a                           shorter amount of time at a higher temperature.

Thoroughly chewing food creates more warmth for any food.

Simply stated, heat patterns that develop in the body can be the result of too many warming foods and/or insufficient cooling foods, exposure to heat or extreme climates.  There are numerous other causes but for our purpose we will keep it simple. image food

The following are signs of heat in the body:

A person feels hot, fears or dislikes heat, is attracted to cold and desires cold liquids. Heat rises in the body and can cause a red tongue, yellow coating on the tongue, red face, red eyes, nosebleeds and canker sores.

Heat in the body can present as high blood pressure, hemorrhage, convulsions, delirium, rapid pulse, skin eruptions, rashes and sores.

Cold patterns can develop in the body due to lack of physical activity, eating too many cooling foods, or overexposure to a cold environment.  Again there are more complex causes that are beyond the scope of this article.

The following are signs of cold in the body:

The major signs of cold in the body are chills, dislike of cold, attraction to warmth, and attraction to warm food and drinks.

Cold in the body can manifest as stiffness or rigidity.  Cold causes contraction, so the cold person moves around with difficulty.  The pain from cold can be fixed and intense.  A person with signs of coldness will usually be over dressed and attracted to warm food and drinks.  Their complexion tends to be white.  Generally older people tend to be cold.  Also people beginning a vegetarian diet tend toward coldness at the onset of the transition, usually several months.

Source:  Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford

Holiday Menu Planning for Food Intolerances

The Holidays are here and undoubtedly people with food sensitivities are worried about all the festive meals and parties they will be attending and have little or no control over what is being served.   Another group with fear in their hearts are hosts and hostesses that will be entertaining family and friends of whom someone is restricting their diet for health issues, weight control, environmental philosophies, etc.

If you are eating at someone else’s home, be sure to talk with the host/hostess ahead of time and explain your food concerns.  Ask if there will be any foods that are gluten free or sugar free or dairy free or whatever you are choosing not to eat.  It is usually a good idea to offer to bring a dish that you have prepared that will be completely safe for you and anyone else that chooses to eat it.  If you are the host/hostess you could check with your guests before the holiday meal and make sure that some of the menu is gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, etc.  Another good idea is to write out the ingredients in each of the dishes you are serving and ask your guests to check the ingredients if they have any concerns.

The point is that everyone loves to eat and with a minor amount of effort you can find delicious, healthy recipes for every holiday tradition.  The holidays do not mean that you have to suffer a setback in your health or weight loss program.

Happy Holiday Eating!!!


Toxins, Detoxification and Allergies

I would like to discuss toxins, detoxification and allergy today. We all know that we live in a very toxic environment. We have increasing pollution in our air, water and food supply.  After just recently moving to Phoenix from the east coast where the wind blew constantly off the ocean and a lot of the airbourn toxins blew away, I am just now realizing how much smog and toxins I am inhaling on a daily basis.  I have also come to realize that I have an allergy to something in my new environment, maybe more than one.  Suddenly I am sneezing and my eyes are more sensitive  This often happens and I see it constantly in my practice when someone moves to a different area of the country or world, they find they are allergic to some tree or pollen in the new area.

So what can I do to help my immune system deal with this new environment that has some allergic component for me and is filled with gas fumes and smog?  From my training as a BioEnergetic Senstivity and Enzyme Therapy (BioSET) practitioner I am first going to assess the areas of toxicity in my body.  Often toxins lodge in one or more organ and we are unable to expel them, hampering the organ function.  The organs most involved are the lymph, liver, kidney, lungs and colon .  Through muscle testing I am able to find the specific organ where the toxins are concentrated and find the exact remedy that will stimulate drainage and expel the toxins from my body. I use a number of remedies produced by Apex Energetics.  Gentle Drainage, Lymph Drain, Liver Drain, Kidney Drain, etc.  I highly recommend this line of products.

By helping my body let go of these toxins and eliminate them from my body, I am taking some of the stress off my immune system and it is less hampered in dealing with the allergy that is causing my symptoms.