- By Dr. James Augustine, D.C. Myth: Food intolerance and food sensitivity are the same thing. Not true. And neither one are the same as food allergy. Experts say “food intolerance” and “food sensitivity” are often used interchangeably by the public, causing misunderstanding. Add “food poisoning” to the list, and people become even more confused. [...]
Gluten Hypersensitivity, is severely misunderstood, misdiagnosed and often times mistreated. What follows is a brief explanation of another way of understanding and therefore addressing the health concerns associated with gluten.
Seasonal Allergies and Asthma are a concern for many as we approach Spring pollen season where environmental allergens are abundant. However pollen allergies may not be the only thing we need to worry about. Weed killers, pesticides, and other lawn care products are a menace to the earth and detrimental to our health. Many of the symptoms we attribute to seasonal allergies and asthma could be due to chemicals lurking our yards, being tracked into our homes and absorbed into our foods. Much like BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers holistic approach to health care, natural and organic lawn care takes a holistic, preventative view rather than reacting to various problems using chemical pesticides or herbicides.
The following article, “Parents Explore Diet and Autism” was reported by The Houston Chronicle regarding food sensitivities and allergies to foods containing Gluten and Casein as they relate to Autism.
This year my family is hosting an allergy-free Thanksgiving for my brother, his wife and two girls, one of whom is allergic to many common foods and food additives. I’m already limited by my own son’s food sensitivities, which include mild orange and oat allergies.
You eat strawberries. Hives. You eat shellfish. Your throat starts to close and you can’t breathe. You eat nuts. Your lips and tongue start to swell. You obviously are suffering from food allergies. Is there anything can you do to prevent them?
Since allergies are the result of an immune system response gone haywire, improving immune system function may reduce or even eliminate allergies. Neurological Stress Reduction Therapy (NSRT) has been shown to eradicate the nervous system triggers that cause numerous chronic and acute conditions. Once these stressors to your nervous system are reduced, allergies often disappear or are far less bothersome.