The Immune System and Food Allergies

The immune system functions like a sentinel standing guard against foreign invaders. In the case of an allergy, the invaders are called allergens. The primary weapon that it uses against invaders is the production of antibodies. The antibodies cause reactions that result in the offending allergens being removed from the body. In many people, foods Read more…

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What is Gastroparesis?

The word gastroparesis often gives people the impression that their stomach is paralyzed and that there is nothing that they can do to solve their problem. Fortunately, this is often not the case, certainly not in the same way that someone with a serious spinal cord injury may suffer from paralysis. The diagnosis of gastroparesis Read more…

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What Causes Headaches?

Many people with chronic headaches suffer from them for years with no permanent relief. Whether or not you have migraine headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, or an undetermined form of headache, it is very possible that you are suffering from food allergy-induced inflammation. Recent research on migraines indicates that food allergies mediated by IgG-type antibodies are Read more…

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WHAT IS BEHÇET’S DISEASE?

Behçet’s disease (also known as Behçet Disease or Behçet’s Syndrome) is thought of as an autoimmune disease, but diagnosing Behçet’s disease is very difficult because no specific test confirms it. There is no “Behçet’s test”. The diagnosis is based on the occurrence of symptoms and signs that are the definition of the disease. Criteria for Read more…

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Vitiligo and Food Allergies

I want to share with you a case that I saw not too long ago at my clinic (the IBS Treatment Center). A gentleman came to see me about a year ago for digestive issues. It turned out that he was allergic to dairy and to cane sugar. Avoiding these foods resolved his digestive problems, and Read more…

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Painkillers, High Blood Pressure and Stomach Damage

Americans consume an estimated $2 billion per year in over-the-counter painkillers like Tylenol, Advil and Motrin. The most common reason for taking them is for arthritis. However, these drugs are not without side-effects. It also doesn’t take as much as you might think to cause damage. And the variety of side effects includes high blood Read more…

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Testing for Food Allergies: Fatigue Panel

The Fatigue Panel includes lab tests for ruling out the most common causes of fatigue: hypothyroidism (low thyroid function), iron deficiency, anemia, and vitamin B12 deficiency. These problems along with food allergies are the most common causes of fatigue and the easiest to diagnose with blood tests. They are also readily treatable. This panel is Read more…

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Encopresis: An Intimidating Word and a Solvable Problem

If you have never heard of Encopresis then consider yourself fortunate. Those who are familiar with it wish they had never heard of it. It’s a big, fancy word used to define the symptoms of constipation followed by urgent and unpredictable bowel movements or explosive diarrhea. Needless to say, it is a very disruptive and Read more…

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Food and Fatigue: When Eating Makes You Tired

Does eating cause you to feel sleepy afterwards? How about after lunch? Would you like to be able to avoid this? This is a problem that I commonly hear from my patients. If it happens to you it might seem normal. You may think that your body is just spending a lot of energy digesting Read more…

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