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Аллергия -алкоголь

Posted on November 17th, 2010, by admin

АЛКОГОЛЬ И КУРЕНИЕ – ОПАСНЫЕ ФАКТОРЫ РИСКА ПРИ ПОЛЛИНОЗАХ К факторам риска при поллинозах относится злоупотребление спиртными напитками. Вред алкоголя заключается в том, что он раздражает слизистые оболочки не только желудочно-кишечного тракта и дыхательных путей, что создает дополнительные условия для проникновения пыльцы растений в органы дыхания. Алкоголь расстраивает все функции нервной системы, следовательно, усугубляет течение [...]

FOOD FOR APENDIX V: CHEESE

Posted on April 20th, 2009, by admin

Goat cheeses and sheep cheeses are available from good delicatessan shops, and healthfood shops. You can also buy them by post. See remarks above on cross-reactivity. Soya-based ‘cheese’ spreads are available in some healthfood shops. Tofu is a more traditional soya product that can act as a substitute for soft cheese. See remarks above about [...]

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PREPARING FOR ELIMINATION DIET: PLANNING THE DIET

Posted on April 20th, 2009, by admin

Timing is all-important here, as birthdays, Christmas, weddings, family get-togethers and holidays cause immense problems. Ideally, you should plan things so that the diet falls in a quiet period, or postpone celebrations until afterwards. This does not matter quite so much during Stage 1 of the diet, when you can break the rules for one [...]

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THE EXORPHIN PUZZLE: HOOKED ON FOOD?

Posted on April 20th, 2009, by admin

The endorphins are all peptides – short chains made up of amino acids. Proteins also consist of amino acid chains (see p23), but in proteins the chains are much longer. When foods are broken down in the gut, the proteins are split into shorter lengths – in other words, into peptides. By chance, some of [...]

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TREATING CANDIDIASIS

Posted on April 20th, 2009, by admin

An important part of the treatment of candidiasis is to avoid sugary foods, and other refined carbohydrates (white flour, white bread etc) which can quickly be broken down into sugar once they reach the gut. The idea is simply to starve the Candida in the gut, by denying it sugar. If you are on the [...]

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ALLERGIES: UNMASKING THE CULPRITS

Posted on April 7th, 2009, by admin

In its simplest form, skin distress can easily be linked to its cause, allowing you to avoid the allergen. Many people, however, have no idea why their temperamental skin is always on the verge of breaking out – often despite their best efforts to keep it clean and pampered. The answers to a few key [...]

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INSECT ALLERGIES: KNOW THY ENEMY

Posted on April 7th, 2009, by admin

Insects that cause allergy are of two general sorts: stingers and biters. Stingers include bees, hornets and wasps. The females of the species are the troublemakers. Equipped with stingers mounted on their hind sections, they inject their venom much as a doctor injects you with a hypodermic needle. Stinging insects produce more severe reactions than [...]

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UNDERSTANDING ALLERGY: GUIDE TO AIR CLEANING EQUIPMENT

Posted on April 7th, 2009, by admin

Say you find yourself in a setting where you’re breathing one nasty allergen after another. You can’t leave the room or remove the sources. Perhaps you can’t even open a window – it’s 10 degrees outside, or the window is bolted shut. Enter the face mask. Lightweight, cotton surgical masks strain out particles such as [...]

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A PET PEEVE: ANIMAL ALLERGY

Posted on April 7th, 2009, by admin

Do you feel worse: – whenever you are around animals? – when you handle rugs, wear fur coats or down clothing, or sleep with a quilt or feather pillow? If so, you’re probably allergic to animal hair, dander and odour. Allergy to pet dander – particles of hair and skin that cling to fur – [...]

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UNDERSTANDING ALLERGY: OTHER SPECIAL FOOD PROBLEMS

Posted on April 7th, 2009, by admin

If you’ve ruled out everything we’ve mentioned so far and still suspect that your problems are caused by diet, think about the following. Ragweed Relatives. Sunflower seeds and chamomile tea are members of the same plant family as ragweed and chrysanthemums. If you’re allergic to ragweed, you could very well develop an allergy to those [...]

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