Food Intolerance

Document Sample
Food Intolerance Powered By Docstoc
					Healthy Diet

THE FACTS ABOUT                                                                       an actual immune reaction in his patients. This
                                                                                      meant they could not be classified as true allergies.

Food Intolerance
                                                                                           In general, there are eight foods that are con-
                                                                                      sidered to be allergenic and these account for 90
                                                                                      percent of all food allergy reactions. These include
                                                                                      dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, soy and

                                     o you love pizza, red wine, pastrami or ham      wheat. But, even eliminating these foods from his
This elusive                         and cheese sandwiches, even hot dogs? How        patients’ diet did not eliminate their problems. That’s
                                     about Gouda, parmesan, cheddar and Swiss
epidemic is                  cheese? Tuna herring, or mackerel? Even certain
                                                                                      what led Dr. Jarisch to decide that his patient’s
                                                                                      symptoms could not be that of a true allergy. After
no allergy                              vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach,         all, their immune systems were essentially unaf-
                                            eggplant, avocado, mushrooms or           fected. He enlisted the help of Dr. Missbichler, an
                                               commercially prepared salads can       expert in food allergy and food intolerance diagnos-
                     the difference, cause food intolerance. Do you
                                                                                      tic tests. Dr. Missbichler made an extraordinary dis-
                     understand the adore bananas and papayas, as                     covery: these patients lacked adequate activity of an
                     cause, and get              well as count on your daily bread    enzyme called diamine oxidase (DAO), necessary to
                        your life               and pastries made with yeast?         digest histamine. Could it be this simple?
                          back!                   But do you hate the way you feel         Well, once these people began eliminating cer-
                                          30 minutes or perhaps a few hours after     tain histamine-rich foods from their diets such as
                             enjoying some of these foods? According to Dr.           red wine, cured meats, and tomatoes, they began
                             Marcus Laux, N.D., renowned naturopathic physi-          to improve greatly.
                             cian and leading authority on science-based natu-             “In the general population, about 25 percent of
                             ral medicines, "Most all food intolerances are           people have highly reduced DAO activity," says Dr.
                             confused with food allergies, and this has led to        Missbichler.
                             lack of help and treatment. People live for years             Yet, our systems are being exposed to higher
                             with the broad-ranging discomforts associated with       amounts of histamine than ever, thanks to our con-
                             food intolerance without realizing what is causing       sumption of yeast-based foods, preserved meats
                             their symptoms."                                         and more servings of processed foods. Some
                                   Symptoms can range from common digestive           drugs for high blood pressure and nervous system
                             complaints including abdominal pain, spasms, diar-       disorders can also interfere with DAO activity.
                             rhea, constipation, and flatulence, to headaches,        “Another important inhibitor is alcohol,” he says,
                             skin rashes, eczema and hives, all due to the body’s     and, couple that with the fact that some alcoholic
                             inability to deal with certain food ingredients.         beverages like red wine are high in histamine
                                  The difficulty many people have had with prop-      already; it is a sure set up!
                             erly managing their food intolerance is that they con-        Histamine has a powerful vasodilating inflam-
                             fuse it with a food allergy. This has led to faulty      matory effect that can be very challenging when
                             diagnosis and treatment for patients for decades.        levels are too high. Now here’s some good news:
                             But, finally, scientists have successfully explained     much like lactose intolerance greatly benefits from
                             the difference between the two. A food allergy           the lactase enzyme that breaks down this milk
                             involves a direct immune reaction that produces cer-     sugar, histamine intolerance benefits from and can
                             tain substances called immunoglobulins and results       be tamed by the enzyme, DAO. DAO specifically
                             in an almost immediate reaction. Food intolerance        and effectively renders histamine harmless.
                             involves a buildup of an offending dietary substance          So how to tell the difference between a food
                             such as histamine or lactose; symptom onset can be       allergy and food intolerance? “The key question is:
                             delayed thirty minutes or longer.                        when do the symptoms occur,” Dr. Missbichler
                                  But sorting out the difference between food         says. “If it is within five minutes it is allergy. Half an
                             allergies and intolerance hasn’t been easy. This         hour or later, it is food intolerance.
                             was the issue that Dr. Albert Missbichler faced               “Also, an allergy does not depend on the
                             when he started developing a diagnostic system in        amount of food you eat, as even small amounts can
                             2002 for the renowned allergist Reinhart Jarisch,        be highly problematic. But food intolerance symp-
                             M.D., both from Austria. Dr. Jarisch was finding that    toms can get even worse as you consume more
                             certain reactions from eating food were not inciting     and more of the triggering foods.”

10 the doctors’ prescription for healthy living
Common Types of
Food Intolerances              Symptoms                             Causes                          Foods to Avoid                                 Solutions & Options

Histamine           Abdominal cramps,spasms,           Lack of DAO enzyme                   Highly processed or fermented: Histame is clinically shown to regulate the histamine levels
Intolerance         headache, fatigue, skin rash,                                           wine, aged cheese, yeast-con- in the body by replenishing the body’s digestive enzyme
                    nausea, dizziness, watering                                             taining foods, and sauerkraut.   DAO. Histamine-related food can also be avoided.
                    eyes, diarrhea, exhaustion,                                             Spinach and tomatoes are also
                    chills, constipation, flatulence                                        high in histamine. See more
                                                                                            foods mentioned in this article.

Fructose            Gastro-intestinal distress:        Lack of aldolase B enzyme            High fructose corn syrup,          Follow a fructose-restricted diet, however restricting fructose
Intolerance         flatulence, bloating, diarrhea,                                         table sugar (sucrose), fruit,      eliminates fruits and most vegetables, so it is important to
                    fatigue, low iron or other                                              honey, regular sodas, flavored     replace their nutrients with a daily vitamin supplement;
                    nutrient deficiency                                                     water, sorbitol, sports drinks     Dextrose can be incorporated into the diet. Dextrose helps
                                                                                                                               to absorb fructose in the GI tract to relieve symptoms.

Lactose             Cramps, bloating, gas, diar-       Lack of lactase enzyme               Milk, yogurt, ice cream, hard      Supplement with a lactase enzyme, necessary for proper
Intolerance         rhea, and nausea                                                        cheese, cottage cheese, cream      digestion of milk sugars; choose dairy-free foods, and take
                                                                                            cheese, whey, curds, bread,        a daily supplement to replace nutrients. Lactose-free milk
                                                                                            breakfast cereals, potato chips,   and cheese are available as well as alternatives to dairy
                                                                                            margarine, salad dressings         milk such as almond, soy, and rice milk.

Gluten              Bloating, gas, constipation,     Inappropriate immune system            Breaded foods, wheat, barley,      The body has a gluten-specific digestive enzyme known as
Intolerance         diarrhea, aching joints, eczema, reaction to gluten that causes         flour or cereal products,          dipeptidyl peptidase or DPP IV that, when supplied in supple-
                    headaches, exhaustion,           inflammation in the small intestine.   starches, hydrolyzed vegetable     ment form, plays a significant role in the breakdown of
                    cramps, depression, irritability                                        protein, malt                      gluten’s peptides. Look for a proteolytic enzyme blend with
                    and behavioral changes                                                                                     DPP IV activity; gluten-free foods are also available.

Food Allergies      Allergens include similar          True allergic reactions to food      There are eight foods consid-      Strict avoidance is the only way to prevent a reaction.
                    symptoms to food intolerances      involve the body's immune sys-       ered to be allergenic. These       Check ingredient labels carefully and seek out food
                    only reactions are almost          tem. When the body identifies a      include dairy, egg, peanuts,       alternatives.
                    always immediate.                  food as harmful, it produces anti-   tree nuts, shellfish, fish, soy
                                                       bodies directed against that food.   and wheat.
                                                       Food intolerance is different from
                                                       food allergy in that it does not
                                                       involve an immunologic reaction.

            Food intolerance is on the rise. According to the                  exogenously,” says Dr. Missbichler. “DAO had been                       All conditions should be confirmed
                                                                                                                                                       by a doctor using reliable testing
       Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and the                            studied in the past but ours was the first team to                      methods. Consult a registered dieti-
       National Institutes for Health, as many as 30 million                   consider its clinical use. Eventually we were able to                   tian for a complete list of foods you
       people in the United States have food intolerance,                      purify a very high potency enzyme product that                          should eat or avoid.

       which is four to five times the number with food aller-                 would pass through the stomach and arrive intact
       gies. Also known as enteral histaminosis, food intoler-                 in the small intestine, where its ability to breakdown
       ance is now considered by a growing number of                           histamine would be able to help.”
       doctors and health experts to be a vastly more serious                       Hundreds of thousands of Europeans have
       health problem than all food allergies put together!                    already been helped with Histame’s diamine oxi-
       However, those with food intolerance still have a harder                dase. In 2008, DAO was acknowledged by the
       time knowing if their symptoms are related to food.                     Food and Drug Administration as a new dietary
            So where do you start when it comes to track-                      ingredient to aid in histamine management. This                         Resources
       ing down the cause of your own symptoms? First,                         breakthrough achievement offers the first real hope                     Histame can be purchased online
       learn to recognize them. Digestive problems, bloat-                     to the millions of Americans and people throughout                      at and is avail-
                                                                                                                                                       able in health food stores nation-
       ing, stomach pain, heartburn, tension headaches,                        the world who have suffered from this widely expe-                      wide. To learn more about Histame
       migraines, heart palpitations, low blood pressure,                      rienced, yet misunderstood condition until now, his-                    or to request a free sample,
       urticaria (also known as hives, a kind of skin rash                     tamine-induced food intolerance. Now you know,                          call 1-800-899-4499.
       notable for dark red, raised, itchy bumps), hay fever                   now you can do something about it.                   I
       and asthma can all be signs of food intolerance.
            But then you have to connect these symptoms
       with certain foods. That usually requires keeping a
                                                                                Q & A with Dr. Albert Missbichler
                                                                                HL: What does the diamine oxidase                      proven dietary supplement can help regulate and
       diary and utilizing an elimination diet that rotates cer-                                                                       balance histamine levels in the body.
                                                                                enzyme do?
       tain foods in and out of your meals to see when you                      AM: Normally, histamine is broken down by the          HL: How should people use Histamine?
       feel better and when you feel worse. This is time-                       body’s own enzyme called diamine oxidase, or           AM: For optimal results, take 1 to 2 Histame cap-
                                                                                DAO. If you don’t have enough DAO, or something        sules within 15 minutes of consuming histamine-
       consuming, and unfortunately is rarely full proof.                       is preventing your DAO from working properly,          rich food/drinks known to cause food intolerance.
                                                                                you may experience an increased histamine expo-
                                                                                sure inside the body, which may result in the
                                                                                                                                       HL: Who should take Histame?
       NO WORRIES THOUGH,                                                                                                              AM: This product is for children (5 years and
                                                                                effects of histamine food intolerance.
       THERE IS AN ANSWER                                                                                                           older), teenagers and adults consuming foods rich
                                                                                HL: What makes Histame unique?                      in histamine. Histame is not intended for those
       “My idea was if there was an enzyme that was not                         AM: The Histame formula is the first worldwide      who have immune system-related food allergies. It
       working properly perhaps it could be provided                            to decrease histamine levels that cause food intol- may help their food intolerance symptoms, but it
                                                                                erance by replenishing our DAO. This clinically     is not help for true food allergy.

                                                                                                                                the doctors’ prescription for healthy living                11

Shared By: