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- Raw Milk – Juliette Scarfe is a skincare expert and beauty therapist with her own range of beauty products. She is also a very passionate raw milk enthusiast... May 2013
- Psoriasis could be linked to salicylate intolerance. Blog post from mother of multi allergic child whose psoriasis (and behaviour and bowel movements) improved markedly on a salicylate free diet. April 2013
- Confounding factors affect the pathophysiology of eosinophilic esophagitis. A review of those factors, the new developments, and new directions in the advancement of knowledge of this disease. Yoram Elitsur, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. September 2012
- Are you allergic to your partner? Helpful post on the Jon Barron blog on seminal plasma allergy (an allergy to a partner's sperm), often confused with thrush or other pelvic inflammatory conditions, or an allergy to latex in condoms or spermicides, rather than a protein in the sperm itself. April 2013
Helpful post from nutritionist Sara Vance on beaming.com on treating children diagnosed with ADHD with nutritional supplements and elimination diets. April 2013
Food allergy in India – a short report from Maitra Porecha. April 2013
Could tap water contribute water allergic sensitivity? Pesticides and other anti-microbials - such as those found in tap water- may be increasing the risk of developing allergies and related conditions by impacting the friendly bacteria and other microbes that protect the intestinal lining. Article in Real Food Forager based on recent research published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. April 2013
Clear analysis of the proteins and enzymes in wheat which fall outside the very narrow classic criteria for coeliac disease but which can still trigger the symptoms of gluten intolerance – and how to test for sensitivity. From Chris Kresser in the Huffington Post. April 2013
- How antibiotics wrecked my gut and screwed up my brain. A personal story by Jonny Woodall. May 2013
- Early intervention (at 9 – 36 months) with oral immunotherapy in peanut allergic children shows promise – on the basis that early intervention, when the allergy is less established, may make it more amenable to treatment’. However, long term outcomes for immunotherapy are disappointing. Long article in Family Practice News reporting on a recent metting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. April 2013
- Cow’s milk allergy is the most common childhood allergy in the US (20% of allergic children) with over 30% suffering severe reactions. It is more prevalent among white children than black or Asian children. Comment here. March 2013
- Interesting discussion as to whether green tea could be harmful for someone with an autoimmune disorder. January 2009
- A Plan for Cities Wishing to Reduce Pollen-Allergies and Related Allergic-Asthma. With the hundredth anniversary of Chelsea Flower Show upon us, Tom Ogren of sets out his plan for cities wishing to reduce pollen allergies and related allergic asthma. May 2013
- Day to Day Survival Tips in Special Needs Families. Courtesy of Latitudes. April 2013
- Cataracts and Vitamins: The Real Story by Damien Downing, MBBS, MSB, and Robert G. Smith, PhD April 2013
- Obese patients need to inject epinephrine/adrenalin lower into the thigh to make sure that they reach muscle. March 2013
- Helpful basic FAQs on food allergy from the Stanford School of Medicine Food Allergy programme. March 2013
- Exercise induced anaphylaxis: a clinical view. Detailed article summarising current evidence on pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of exercise induced anaphylaxis from Carolotta Povesi Dascola and Carlo Caffarelli of the Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale at the Università degli Studi di Parma. September 2012
- Exercise induced histamine reaction – short article in azcdentral.com March 2013
- Clinical guidance for physicians in diagnosing wheat allergy as opposed to coeliac disease. March 2013
- Very long and detailed article in the NY Times about immunotherapy – specifically as practised by Dr Kari Nadeau, associate professor of allergies and immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine. March 2013
- Allergy and inflammation. Lengthy investigation on the Dr Mercola site into inflammatory conditions, including allergy, all of which are thought to originate in the gut. March 2013
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology advise against too many allergy tests. Their Chosing Wisely website suggests a pretest protocol for both physicians and those who suspect that they may have allergies. March 2013
- Headaches, Hives, and Heartburn: Could Histamine Be the Cause? Investigation into the condition by integrative medicine expert Dr Chris Kressler. January 2013
- Dating with a food allergy. SinglesWithFoodAllergy is US dating agency just for people with food allergies! Plus a helpful article in Canada.com on how to plan dates if you have a food allergy. February 2013
- Intriguing posts on Nature's Herb Forum on a possible relationship between histamine and various psychoactive drugs used in pharmacology – especially with SSRIs and their related compounds. February 2013
- Vacationing without your food allergic children. Basic tips to make thie possibility a reality. January 2013
- Guidelines for allergen management in schools from a school in Massachusetts – a useful template for schools that do not have their own. February 2013
- FoodDrinkEurope launches guidance on Food Allergen Management for food manufacturers, setting out general principles for the managemnt of specific pre-prepacked foods causing allergy/intolerances and providing information on good practice in risk management of allergenic foods for producers. February 2013
- New €9million world wide food allergy study will be headed up by Professor Clare Mills of the Allergy and Respiratory Centre at the University of Manchester. The European Commission-sponsored research will produce a standardised management process for companies involved in food manufacturing. It will also develop tools for enforcement produce evidence-based knowledge advice on nutrition for pregnant women, babies and allergy sufferers. March 2013
- Is food irradiation dangerous? Interesting review of the evidence in Natural Life magazine. March 2013
- Will the new Auvi-Q epinephrine/adrenalin injector challenge the Epipen's dominance? It is smaller, slimmer and can 'talk you through' using it in an emergency – could be very helpful when you are panicking. Interesting article in the NY Times – and check out their site.
- GAPS – and bone broth – Dr Natasha Campbell McBride believes that there is a biochemical background to every behavioural condition in both children and adults and that the both cause and treatment lie in the gut. Her approach is to eliminate allergens, detoxify, address nutritional deficiencies and thereby reestablish normal gut flora. One of the foods that she particularly recommends is bone broth, but questions have been raised about possible lead contamination. March 2013
- Bacteriotherapy achieves a 70% initial success rate in a study of 60 patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 52 of whom also suffered from IBS. In 58% of the patients the improvement was sustained. See here for the full article. March 2013
- Helminthic therapy and ME. Helminthic therapy may be especially beneficial for CFS/ME because of the impact of helminths on the gut microbiome – effectively 'weeding out' bacteria they do not want and cultivating those they do. This article on PLOS suggests that 'helminth treatment in primates can ameliorate colitis by restoring mucosal barrier functions and reducing overall bacterial attachment, and also by altering the communities of attached bacteria.'
- Eat Right For Your Type: The blood group diet – an update. Medical herbalist Lyn Blythe reviews the research evidence for the blood group diet. March 2013
- Overview of nightshades and how they may affect health from the George Mateljan Foundation. February 2013
- Helpful article in Canada.com about the problems of dating if you have allergies. Another one from Fox News here. February 2013
Australian researcher and Nobel Laureate, Professor Barry Marshall who originally identified helicobacter pylori as the most common cause of stomach ulcers, is working to develop a benign strain of the bacterium which might have a beneficial effect on eczema, allergies and other immune disorders. January 2013
- Smartphone app enables food samples to be tested for allergens 'down the wire'. December 2012
- Could the global decline in biodiversity and the rise of inflammatory diseases be linked? If the former is causing the latter, it presents a serious challenge for public health. November 2011
- The EAACI launches a Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Campaign across Europe to enhance knowledge and awareness of food allergy amongst policy makers and to educate the public how to react in an emergency. February 2013
- Interesting post on the What Allergy? blog on the rising incidence of late onset allergies, dermatitis and asthma in the elderly. February 2013
- The Cow and the Coronary. We normally worry about cow's milk in the context of cow's milk allergy or lactose intolerance but Margaret Moss suggests that its ingestion could have other long-term health consequences of which we should be aware. January 2013
- Gluten sensitivity biomarker coming soon. Interview on About.com with Dr. Alessio Fasano who is confident that a clinical trial now underway will pinpoint a biological marker for non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and that discovery should pave the way for the development of diagnostic tests for the condition.
If such a marker is identified it could help to clarify the controversial relationship between gluten sensitivity and autism and identify which autistic children might benefit from a gluten-free diet. January 2013
- Everyday heavy metal toxicity. Long post on Natural News looking at heavy metals, where they are to be found, the health effects of ingestion and how one can detox oneself. January 2013
- Vitamin D is Now the Most Popular Vitamin – Dr William Grant of Orthomolecular.org. January 2013
- Can probiotics prevent food allergy? Interesting post on YesNoBananas blog. 01/13
- The Anti-Virals in our Kitchen – Home Treatment for Virus infections – Dr Diana Samways MBBS. January 2013
- The 2012 Bioinitiative Report details the last five years worth of new scientific studies showing that the health impacts of man-made electromagentic radiation are much greater than was thought yet people all around the world have much higher daily exposure than even five years ago.
Immunotherapy - teaching the immune system new tricks. An in depth investigation by Linda Gamlin into immunotherapy – an allergy treatment which is scarcely either known or used in the UK. January 2013
Allergies and hygiene. An interview with Prof Sally Bloomfield on the role of hygiene in allergy, reaffirming the continuing importance of home hygiene, while recognising the need for exposure to the benign organisms referred to as our 'old friends', especially during early childhood. October 2012
- The difficult to manage allergy patient – an Allergy Research Foundation conference. November 2012
- Christmas Guts – intestinal function and festivities – Dr David Dowson explains how festive eating can affect your digestion and what you can do to minimise the effects. December 2012
- Safe festivities for food allergics – advice from European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)
- The growing problem with fragrance. Alex Gazzola reviews a new report recommending that the number of fragrance allergens subject to compulsory individual labelling be increased to around 130, looks at how those sensitive to fragrances can protect themselves against ‘parfums’, and examines the likelihood of the recommendations becoming law. November 2012
- Gluten-free blogger, Mel Fenson, instructs budding allergen-free bakers on how they too can be part of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO).
- Italian court rules that there was a 'causal link' between Innocente Marcolini's brain tumour and his extensive use of a mobile phone and awards 80% disability allowance. October 2012
- Dangers of using wifi in schools – letter from Professor Olle Johansson to the board of Education, Victoria, Canada – October 2012
- Two in-depths articles in The Ecologist on the health risks, to both humans and wildlife of smartphones (October 2012) and of wifi (2007).
- Problems with allergen labelling – Allergen labelling on retail foods has been in place for some years but implementation is still far from perfect. New regulations governing the catering trade are due in 2014, but may not provide much more security for the food allergic consumer. November 2012
- Herbal medicine for skin conditions. How herbal medicine can be helpful in the management of eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea. November 2012
- Review of latex-free condoms on Yahoo lifestyle – November 2012
- EC Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety to look, again, at parabens – November 2012
- Human nutrition through the 'seven ages'.
The McCarrison Society conference – October 2012
- Omega 3 fatty acids and hyperbaric oxygen used to heal two horrific brain injuries. October 2012
- Allergy Academy – Allergy for non health-care professionals. Study day covering food allergy, allergic rhinitis and eczema. 10/12
- Secret papers reveal funding refused to researchers looking into link between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and vaccinations. Article from Vactruth. 10/12
- Clare's story. In less than a year Clare has lost four stone, has been reduced to only six foods that she can, just, tolerate, and seriously believes that she could starve to death – yet no doctor knows how to treat her total food intolerance. 10/12
- The false promises of sunscreens. Two in depths investigations in the Townsend Letter. July 2012 and Aug/Sept 2012.
- Helpful video for parents and teachers of children with allergies 09/12
- Heavy metal toxicity raises your risk of electromagnetic sensitivity – article on the Dr Mercola site - 09/12
- Have SARs ratings been set too low, especially for children? 09/12
- Food allergy and hyperactivity: interesting comparison of the similar histories of the two conditions over the 20th century - 09/12
Although London plane trees produce 75% of pollen blanketing Sydney, only 25% of those who believe they react to it are right. 09/12
- Popular antibiotics may carry serious and wide ranging side effects – from the NYTimes Well blog - 09/10
- Does autism start in the womb? Discussion of the theory that in at least one third of cases, autism is an autoimmune disorder that starts inthe womb. 08/12
- Very detailed article on candida and how to treat it which originally appeared in the International Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine in 1993; now revised and updated - 10/12
- The FODMAP diet (Fermentable, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) – introduction to the diet and why it could be helpful with unresolved digestive issues. 10/12
- Dr Gary Johnson and the ElectroMagnetic Sensitivity Research Institute have set up a research centre and refuge in Colorado and is looking for researchers, medical people, support personnel, sensitives who would like to live in a low emf environment, and investors. 10/12
- NexVax2 – a treatment for coeliac disease? 10/12
- ME or CFS: that is the question.
Ellen Goudsmit is a psychologist who has long studied ME and CFS. She believes that the diagnostic confusion between what are two quite separate conditions is unhelpful both for sufferers and for the understanding of both conditions.
FoodsMatter carries three of her articles on the subject: Classic ME: the basics which defines ME; ME or CFS, that is the question which explores the differences between the two conditions, and ME: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or a distinct clinical entity, a fully referenced academic paper from which the two articles are drawn.
- Body Talk – hearing what your body has to tell you; a new way to treat illness – by Prudence Nuesink 10/12
- Eosinophilic gastric disease and helminths 10/12
- Cow's milk genetically modified to be allergen free? Not yet a while... Michelle Berriedale-Johnson reports. 10/12
- Mintel projects a rosy future for FreeFrom – September 2012
- First steps to stopping installation of smart meters in UK. 10/12
- The Coeliac View. Sue Cane, a coeliac of five year's standing, gives freefrom manufacturers an overview of what living as a coeliac is like. 09/12
- The manufacturing difficulties of producing gluten-free bread – from Bakery Performance 09/12
- Pesticide threat to bees to be investigated by UK parliament. Two blogs on the Guardian, here and here, on the growing evidence the neonicitinoid pesticides cause significant harm to bees. 09/12
- A2 Milk - what is all the fuss about? Frances Dale reports. 09/12
- Eosinophilic Gut Diseases study day – for families and for health professionals, put together by the APG, the gastroenterology department at GOSH and FABED, the support group set up to help families with children with eosinophilic gastric disorders. 09/12
- Are you allergic to your office? Allergy UK asks how many people may be allergic to the moulds and mites in their poorly ventilated offices; FoodsMatter asks how many of them may also be affected by the electrosmog in those offices and in the surrounding environment? 09/12
- Why MRI scanners may not be good news for those who are electrosensitive. 09/11
- Nickel-rich 'healthy' foods may exacerbate mild nickel allergy. 08/12
- 'Bacteriotherapy' Facebook group – excellent source of information about probiotics, faecal transplants and probiotic retention enemas, etc. for people with irritable bowel syndrome, SIBO, gut disbyosis and inflammatory bowel disease, etc. 2012
- A Kosher Food Allergy Journey - blog describing the problems of combining a strict kosher diet with an allergen-free diet. 08/12
- The Colour of Worry – or how colour therapy can banish the Worry Fairy – by Laura Matheos. Courtesy of Latitudes. 09/12
- The Dutch Knowledge Platform has just produced a comprehensive report on electrosensitivity, accompanied by moreconcise summary of the report that addresses physicians and health workers and advises them on how to deal with and help patients who claims that EMFs make them ill. 09/12
- Long post of the Dr Mercola site about post vaccine deaths in India inlcuding an interview with former fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics Dr Larry Pakevsky 09/12
- Interesting blog from nutritionist Christine Bailey on genetic testing for coeliac disease. 09/12
- Toxic clothing – Frances Dale does a roundup of information on the web – including what you might wish to avoid while purchasing school uniforms. 09/12
- Chronic Fatigue sufferers ignored by NHS- report from AFME – September 2012
- 'Back to School' with Allergies – Prepare for detentions, homework –
and essay writing! Mel Fenson (Pig in the Kitchen to those who follow her blog or follow her on Twitter)
tackles the double round of duties of the parent of an allergic child. 09/12
- Aphids reaction to radar situated 13 miles way from them. 09/12
- Children should be taught how to avoid common allergens in the classroom, so that they can stay focused on their studies rather than their allergies. 08/12
- Freeze or wash soft toys to kill dustmites 07/12
- Induction cookers emit high levels of EMR (electromagnetic radiation) exceeding maximum safe exposure levels set in 1998 which are already considered far too high for safety. 06/12
- Brief review of some of the better apps for managing food allergy 07/12
- A brief introduction to the management of coeliac disease – Michelle Berriedale-Johnson
- A great list of 10 totally EMR places to stay around the UK from the Guardian. 08/12
- An increasing number of babies appear to be dying after multiple vaccinations. A report from VacTruth. 08/12
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Multi Sensitivity– Albert Donnay – courtesy of of the Environmental Illness Resource 2008 & 2012
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and chronic gut infections – Dr. Kenny De Meirleir courtesy of of the Environmental Illness Resource 08/12
- Altered immunity and the leaky gut syndrome by Dr Zoltan P Rona MD, MSc – courtesy of the Environmental Illness Resource 08/12
- A good summary of the science and mechanisms of helminthic therapy 01/12
- 10 good reason to give up gluten - from 'Grass Fed Girl' . 12/11
- Recipe for homemade elemental diet. But, John Scott comments:
'If using this recipe, don't use cod liver oil, which is suggested here as a suitable alternative fat source. This contains way too much vitamin A to be consumed in the quantities suggested.' 07/12
- Testing does not always successfully identify a sensitivity to gluten – interesting post on Dr John Briffa's blog. 08/12
- Could autism be caused by an altered intestinal ecosystem? Discussion by Professors Finegold and Borody at the Autism One conference in May 2012.
- Spray tan dangers – from the Jon Barron blog 06/12
- BSEM – Scientific conference in memory of the late Dr David Freed: Novelties and Controversies in Allergy and Hypersensitivity. July 2012
- MSG – 'antidotes' to MSG an unlikely places where you might find it. Helpful article in Natural News. 07/12
- Useful update on the freefrom market from Simon Wright at OF+Consulting 07/12
- Electromagnetic pollution and electromagnetic stress. Dr Andrew Tressider asks whether we are at risk of suffering the fate of the Roman Empire which was destroyed by its own improved technology – lead pipes. Could the DNA damage caused by uncontrolled electromagnetic pollution do the same to the civilisation of the 21st century? 07/12
- In 2005 we told the story of two-year-old Samuel who had been diagnosed with the newly recognised eosinophilic gastric disease and who was, effectively, intolerant of all food and many environmental allergens. Samuel's mother, Amanda brings us up to date, along with announcing the first ever conference to be held by FABED, the support group that she founded to help the ever growing numbers of families suffering from eosinophilic disease. 07/12
- Smart meters – an update - July 2007
- High olive pollen hits allergy sufferers around Jaén in Spain – 06/12
- The Sensitivity of Children to Electromagnetic Fields. A lengthy article which appeared in the journal Pediatrics as long ago as 2005 highlights the sensitivity of children to electromagnetic fields and recommneds 'the development of precautionary policies in the face of scientific uncertainty'. 2005
- What is it about the Amish and Autism? Dan Olmsted of the Age of Autism asks why it is that within the Amish community autism is almost unknown, along with allergies and asthma? 05/12
- A parent's guide to shellfish allergy in their child. 06/12
- How to recognise if a baby has a peanut allergy or is having a serious allergic reaction – some helpful pointers. 06/12
- Warning from Japanese government about the allergic potential of cochineal, widely used as a food colourant. 06/12
- Helpful blog post from What Allergy? on new 5p and 10p coins with higher nickel content. 06/12
- The dangers of compact fluorescent bulbs. Whatever worries you may have about the electromagnetic radiation they put out, this report shows the horrendous damage their mercury content can do. 04/12
- Dr Andrew Tressider, board member of ES-UK and an ES sufferer,
has written an open letter to other doctors/medical practitioners about ES and its symptoms. Click here for a pdf that you can print.
- Bye-Bye Tics! Eli's Healthy New Life. Tammy Jackson describes how diet and envirnmental control has helped her son Eli's Tourettes. Courtesy of Latitudes – 07/12
- Nutrient Power – Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain. A review of Dr. Bill Walsh's long-awaited book, courtesy of Latitudes – 07/12
- New EU regulations on the labelling of allergens in wines
- Cloona – a freefrom health retreat in the beautiful west of Ireland. 07/12
- What's so bad about agave syrup? The arguments. 07/12
- FreeFrom in the Himalayas – Michelle BJ goes walking in the foothills of the Himalayas. Michelle's original article from 2007, updated.
- Pasta made from green banana flour a tasty alternative for gluten-free diets – 06/12
- Italian courts rule that nine-year-old Valentino Bocca's autism was provoked by the MMR vaccine administered at nine months. 06/12
- Barrier Breakdown: The Cause of Multiple Sensitivity? Nutritionist Micki Rose explains her theories about barrier breakdown in multiple sensitivity and how she believes the barriers can be repaired. 06/12
- Serious recognition for Electromagnetic Sensitivity (EMS) as a genuine illness. 06/12
- Parents of egg allergic infants may wish to check out VACTruth's research into both the varying claims of the safety of the MMR vaccine for children with egg allergy, and the safety/desirabiilty of the alternative single mumps vaccine now on offer which is cultured from the kidney cells of dogs. 06/12
- Hazelnuts – a new ingredient for formula milk for pre-term babies. Hazelnuts could provide the fatty acids normally available through breast milk, but which have not yet appeared in the breast-milk of mothers of pre-term infants – but could this be an issue in families with a history of nut allergy? 05/12
- On average, only 59% of US patients and/or their caregivers carry epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) and, in the case of many of those who do carry EpiPens, their units may have expired. 05/12
- Everything you need to know about coeliac disease (and whether you really have it) – good overview from Australian post doctoral scientist. 05/12
- Alex Gazzola's review of the first ever FreeFrom Skincare Awards 05/12
- The Allergy+FreeFrom Show 2012 - Cressida Langlands reports.
- The essential diet for children with autism - a very helpful diet article by Dr Natasha Campbell McBride on the Autism File website. 05/12
- The Italian Associanzione Malattie da Intossicazione Cronica e/o Ambietale (AMICA) is lobbying members of the European Parliament as part of their campaign to have Electrosensitivity (EHS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 05/12
- The new Medicines Act proposals, although welcome in many ways, are putting access to homeopathic medicines under serious threat. 05/12
- US FDA finally sets out to tackle food labelling, including much delayed thresholds (first proposed in 2007) for gluten-free food. 03/12
- SSITA (Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance) has just sent the following letter to Head Teachers. If you too are concerned about the use of wifi in schools you might also like to send it to any school with which you are connected. 05/12
- What is an allergen? Interesting article in Medical Express describing how researchers are examining the questions, 'What exactly is an allergen?' and 'Why is the immune response so similar to that against parasitic worms?' They suggest that allergy can be explained as an accidental evolutionary by-product of the IgE response to parasites. 09/11
- Interesting article in the April 2012 Townshend Letter proposing that reactions to electrosmog are usually a secondary health effect, the underlying cause of the problem being either geopathic or emotional stress – also suggesting methods of reducing exposure. 04/12
- Sublingual Immunotherapy for Asthma – a Townsend Letter comparison of sublingual and subcutaneous immunotherapy for asthma. 04/12
- Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDA), a treatment based on Enzyme Potentiated Desensitisation (EPD), claims to be as successful as traditional immunotherapy but much lower risk. It is examined by one of the leading US practitioners in the April 2012 Townsend Letter.
The Food Clinic. Training practice nurses to evaluate food sensitivity.
The allergy research charity, FAIR, has done some excellent work assessing the prevalence of food intolerance in the community and offering simple and cost-effective treatment. They are offering the programme, free of charge, to any group who can make use of it within their area. 05/12
- Electromagnetic radiation, obesity and chronic fatigue, and, the effect of electromagnetic radiation on the body's brain, respiratory and skin barriers – Dr Andrew Goldsworthy explains the links. Part of his much longer paper below.
- The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields – Problems and solutions – Dr Andrew Goldsworthy 03/12
- Xanthan gum – could it be a problems for allergics and coeliacs?
- Risks of metal allergy in joint replacement, and how to manage them 03/12
- Long article in Natural News by Dana Ullman on a major report for the Swiss Government which found that homeopathy was cost effective in comparison with conventional medical treatments and with other alternative and complementary treatments. 04/12
- Immune dysfunction during pregnancy and after birth may play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Presentation from 20th European Congress of Psychiatry 03/12
- Late-onset or adult-onset acne is becoming increasingly common in women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and even 50s. Comment from the American Academy of Dermatology. 03/12
- Australian scientists working on allergen-free egg. 03/12
- Excluding potential allergens from nursing mother's diet does not appear to protect breast-fed babies against allergies. AAAAI report. 03/12
- A new, non-invasive blood test is being developed for Eosinophilic esophagitis. Current screening measures involve invasive endoscopies requiring patients to be anesthetized. 03/12
- A picture book, The Princess and the Peanut: A Royally Allergic Fairytale, should help kids aged four to nine learn about food allergies through a fairytale classic with an allergic twist. 03/12
- Is celiac disease reversible? Long article from a Specific Carbohydrate Diet blog. 03/12
- One third allergic children being bullied at school because of their allergies - AAAAI report. 03/12
- Up to 6% of Americans may have had an anaphylactic allergic reaction – AAAAI meeting report 03/12
- Children with the inherited connective tissue disorder, Ehlers Danlos type 3 syndrome, may be at high risk for severe food allergy. 03/12
- Disney World food allergy pioneer trains chefs on becoming allergy-friendly. 03/12
- Useful blog on weaning foods that may be able to reduce the risk of infant allergies from nutritionist Christine Bailey. 04/12
- The gluten and grain-free nettle beer that the government wants to call wine! Sue Cane reports. 04/12
- Obtaining 'freefrom' prescription drugs – how to get prescription drugs free of lactose, starch, glucose, colourings or other allergens. 2012
- Living with Crohn's and coeliac disease. Caleigh is one of only 600 people in the UK with both conditions. She describes how she copes with them – and talks about her Great Gluten Free Recipe Challenges. 04/12
- www.AllergyHome.org New site run by two allergists to provide practical teaching tools to those who care for children with food allergies.
- Low level prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides significantly lowers IQ in children – a review of the evidence in the Townsend Letter. 01/12
- Is cadmium as dangerous for children as lead? – from the Scientific American 02/12
- How gluten causes coeliac disease – lengthy blog pos texplaining in detail, but in laymen's terms, the precise mechanisims involved in the autoimmune condition and suggesting that getting rid of gluten may not be enough. 02/12
- Lactic acid – is it suitable for those with dairy allergies?
- The link between wireless technology and the rise in autism
- Could there be potential for potato protein in the baking of gluten-free bread? 03/12
- The amazing Dr Wriggly – a truly amazing success story – John Scott 03/12
- Several good posts on the Dr Briffa blog on the connection between diet (specifically excess carbohydrates and dairy products) and acne. 03/12
- Helpful post on What Allergy? on using Evening Primrose oil to manage a severe eczema outbreak. 03/12
- Swine Flu, Pandemrix and Narcolepsy – the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service charts the sad tale of the swine flu 'epidemic', swine flu vaccinations and their side effects.
- What to expect after inoculating with hookworms – John Scott explains – 03/12
- Two information packs from ES-UK on smart meters:
Excellent information sheet on smart meters – their effect on health, how to protect oneself against them, what radiation they emit, ' non-thermal' and 'heating' limits, relevance of human rights legislation and useful links.
Information pack from the SmartMeterPetition.org on the effect of smart meters on health, how to support the petition to get Smart Meters debated in the House of Common and how to express your opposition.
- Sue Cane, coeliac and beer expert, muses on the beer judging session at this year's FreeFrom Food Awards..... 03/12
- Useful list of 10 unlikely places to find peanuts including egg rolls, pet foods, soaps and cat litter! From aupair.org. 03/12
- Discussion of the allergic potential of glycoproteins, tannins and histamine in red wine on the Jon Barron blog. 02/12
- Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology call for drug packaging and information leaflets to clearly declare any potentially allergenic substances. 2011
- Discussion of the recent research from the Neural Dynamics Research Group at the University of British Columbia suggesting that there are major discrepancies in claims for the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix which may neither work or prevent cancer. 12/11
- There is no such thing as a good diet for everyone. Why food makes people ill is a very individual matter. Nutrionist Margaret Moss explains why. 03/12
- Earthing may be a helpful way to reduce exposure to electromagnetic radiation but, if the earthing is not 'true', it can cause more problems than it solves. Blog post. 03/12
- Great book offer from the Hyperactive Childrens' Support Group – case studies from the last 30 years – in return for a book of 1st class stamps! 02/12
- Revising paediatric diagnostic criteria for coeliac disease. Alex Gazzola reports on a conference in February 2012 to discuss the new European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) criteria. 02/12
- Useful article in Positive Health Online by Dr Diana Samways (see her article on Home treatment for Mould Allergy) on EMS and how to reduce one's load. 02/12
- Leatherhead Food Research report - Food Allergies and Intolerances: Consumer Perceptions and Market Opportunities for 'Free From' Foods Further comment in Food Manufacture magazine. 02/12
- Lengthy article on the gastrointestinal connection between depression, anxiety and skin conditions such as acne and the possibility that oral probioitics and their effect on intestinal microflora may be relevant in the treatment of acne. 01/11
- Would a tax break for coeliacs be a viable alternative to prescriptions? Interesting article from Canada's CNC News. 02/12
- Two lengthy articles in Vaccine Truth here and here about the involvement of Dr Roy Meadow in the Munchausen Sydrome by Proxy/vaccination scandals of the last 20 years. 01/12 and 02/12
- The Seaweed Health Foundation – seaweed's future – Dr Craig Rose enthuses about seaweed's 'big' future. 02/12
- Reintroducing food after hookworm treatment for food allergy/intolerance – John Scott 02/12
- Micki Rose's delicious dairy-free milks. How to make them – and enjoy them! 02/12
- Electrical hypersensitivity triggers and treatment. EMF expert Melody Chan Graves to give us an update on the latest research regarding electrohypersensitivity and what cutting edge environmental docs like Dr. Bill Rea of the Environmental Health Center in Dallas, TX are really seeing with their patients. 02/12
- Chiropractor uses spinal adjustments to treat allergies – interesting post suggesting that relieving pinched nerves in misaligned vertebrae can help boost immune function and thereby reduce allergies. 02/12
- Really excellent blog post from WhatAllergy? on the trials of living through an eczema outbreak – plus useful tips for coping. 02/12
- NHS Choices Food Allergy and Intolerance Myth Buster – a fun and informative 'true or false' questionnaire on what you need to know about food allergy and intolerance. 01/12
- Supplements: The Real Story. Natural or Synthetic? Foods or Tablets? - from the Orthomolecular News Service. 02/12
- The Allergy Academy – education in allergy – at last!
Michelle Berriedale-Johnson talks to Dr Adam Fox, Director of the King's College London Allergy Academy 02/12
- 'Worrying about wireless' refuted. A lengthy critique from Electromagnetic Health of an article in the Economist (3rd September 2011) suggesting that concerns over EMR are being exaggerated. 12/11
- Rapid aging syndrome – a video from Dr Magda Havas on the aging and harmful effects of electrosmog and pulsed electromagnetic devices. 01/12
- Smart meters will not be obligatory, according to UK energy minister, Charles Hendry – as reported in the Telegraph Money 02/12
- Alwyn Lewies has been unable to live with his wife and two small children for nearly six years because of his EMR symptoms which include, among others, constant crippling migraine headaches and epileptic type fits. He has been forced to sleep for many nights in his car and for the last six months has been living in a man-made tent in the South African bush. Read his full story here. 02/12
- Long piece on the Dr Mercola website on the lack of evidence the the anti HPV/cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, reduces cancer risk. 02/12
- Good article in the New York Times about the over prescription of Ritalin for ADHD but, sadly, with no mention of diet as an alternative, drug-free approach. 01/12
- BSEM - Scientific conference on the Halogens – November 2011 – notes on the presentations.
- How a gluten-free diet helped to free me from IBS – Sophie Lee, author of Sophie's Story, my 20-year battle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, describes her journey. 01/12
- Gluten illness, malabsorption and finding the key – excellent post on the Truly Gluten Free site on how severe gluten intolerance can prevent the absorption of nutrients with all the ill health that can entail. 01/12
- Explaining 'gluten free' – The Food Standards Agency explain the new regulations that have just came into force. 01/12
- New codex standard & the dreaded 'may contain'. Blog discussion on the fallout of the new standards. 01/12
- Should gluten-free food be available on prescription? Blog discussion 01/12
- Lengthy article in Vaccine Truth about the involvement of Drs Roy Meadows and David Southall in the Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy/vaccination scandals of the last 20 years. 01/12
- Good trailer for anti-smart meter campaign in Canada – 01/12
- Specific types of weak electromagnetic (EM) fields are able to stabilise cancerous tumours. An article in Microwave News describing various different research trials. 12/11
- Very useful quick guide to sources of electromagnetic fields and radiation in everyday life and suggestions as to how they can be avoided from the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. 12/11
- Comments from Dr Andrew Goldsworthy on the viability of H2O2 as a treatment for electrosensitivity; for details of the treatment, click here. 01/12
- Bioresonance, allergies and electromagnetic sensitivity – some helpful reading. 01/12
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Oral immunotherapy for milk allergy
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Exercise induced anaphylaxis:
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Empiric 6-food elimination diet
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Using helminths in young children.
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The blood group diet – an update.
Medical herbalist Lyn Blythe reviews the research evidence for Dr Peter DAdamo's blood group diet.