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Can Digestive Enzyme Supplements Help Allergies and Food Intolerances?

15 Jul

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Allergies and food intolerances are horrible conditions that affect up to 80% of the population, often while being written off as mystery symptoms or misdiagnosed.

Many people believe that their allergies and intolerances are just something they have to live with – an unfortunate, but permanent, set of health symptoms that they are forced to put up with.

However, that isn’t the case.

Both allergies and intolerances can be assisted by the use of digestive enzyme supplements.

Allergies and intolerances can be severe in people whose bodies are not producing enough digestive enzymes. This problem leads to high amounts of undigested food molecules reaching the gut wall.

Studies show that as high as 90% of people with sensitivities to man made chemicals have inadequate amounts of digestive enzymes.

How exactly this inadequacy interferes with allergies and intolerances is not exactly clear, but there is definitely a link. It may be due to the presence of undigested food increasing the chances of a localised reaction, or the undigested food itself may simply feed the bacteria in the gut, allowing it to multiply and cause problems.

Whatever the exact link, supplementing a digestive enzyme is often a very successful way of minimising allergy and intolerance symptoms.

When choosing an enzyme product, however, you need to be careful – not all brands are good-quality.

Your chosen brand must provide amylase, lipase and protease or it will not break down all food types. It should be made from natural ingredients and have a wide range of pH activity (pH 1.0 to pH 8.0 is ideal), as well as being designed to assist with gluten digestion especially.

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Food Allergy Awareness Week: Special Offer

11 May

May 9-15, 2010

Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW)

To help celebrate and support this year’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, we’re proud to offer our food allergy/intolerance testing for half price until May, 15 2010.

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Are Eggs Dairy?

17 Mar

I often hear people discuss dairy produce and including eggs in that category, and in this article I want to examine whether eggs are actually a dairy product and whether people on dairy-free diets should avoid them.

The term ‘dairy’ actually refers only to milk and butter, and usually from cows.

A person with dairy-intolerance (very common) is reacting specifically to the lactose protein present in milk, something that isn’t present in eggs, and so should be able to eat eggs without problems.

This is, however, an area of confusion for many people and so restaurants will often avoid all egg produce when catering to dairy intolerances.

Top 10 Most Common Delayed-Onset IgG Food Allergies

21 Nov

If you suspect that your body is displaying signs of food allergy or intolerance, cutting the following foods from your diet for 2 weeks would be a good first step.  To identify exactly which substances are causing the problems, you should consult a nutritionist to perform an allergy test.

These are the top 10 most common delayed-onset food allergens.  This means that allergic reactions occur after a delay of a few hours or even days.

  1. Cow’s milk
  2. Wheat gliadin
  3. Gluten
  4. Yeast
  5. Egg white
  6. Cashew nuts
  7. Egg yolk
  8. Garlic
  9. Soya beans
  10. Brazil nuts

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