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Food allergies seem more common now than ever. Are we just hearing about them more because of better awareness, or are they really more common? We have reliable data about celiac disease: it’s four times as common now than it was a half century ago. I suspect the same is true of other food intolerances and of food allergies.

Your best weapons? The egg yolks and liver that have disappeared from our diets during this timeframe, and avoiding unnecessary use of over-the-counter anti-inflammatories.

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  1. Hi Chris, Great info, just a few other questions. Is food intolerance testing reliable or is the elimination diet the only real way of testing? Also what if your food intolerance tests come up with about 40 foods? Wouldn’t relying so heavily on a limited number of foods create further intolerances? To put it into context I developed multiple food intolerances which seem to cause epigastric burning pain after my first ever round of antibiotics for a uti. Removing the foods that came up on the test got rid of the epigastric pain for a short period of time but the pain has since returned (suspect foods still removed). I’m wondering if I’ve developed more intolerances.

  2. Thank you for providing such great material- and in so many formats! I might actually be learning something! Man, you are a teacher!

    I’m not sure what to make of being found to be allergic (through patch testing) to nickel. Dr. is looking for possible allergens in dental materials to see if that contributes to my oral lichen planus. I have that along with ulcerative colitis and neither one responds to my dietary interventions (many of which are foods particularily high in nickel) or drugs. So I have no outward dermatitis which is typical for nickel allergy but both UC and OLP produce highly irritated inner tissues

    Chris, do you think such a finding could be why a person doesn’t heal/respond to treatment/intervention? And if that’s the case does one just go ahead and eat ‘healthy nickel containing foods’ and not worry about it because it seems really stressful to fear food?

  3. Hi good day. thank you for your contributions. It seems to me that the transcription to text is shorter than the video. True?
    I am a Spanish native and I prefer to read it in text, thank you.

  4. I developed Hashimotos at menopause, 11 years into eating a nutrient dense pastured egg, raw milk, liver, bone broth diet. We kept our own chickens, bought grass fed beef, grew lots of our own veg.

    My ND ran a IgA/IgE/IgG food allery test: and I was 4 plus for egg white, egg yolk, and dairy.

    I stopped eating gluten, dairy and eggs: dramatically upped my legumes, started a sunflower lecithin supplement for my choline and voila! I feel so much better. My anti-TPO antibodies are almost normal, my asthma (which I have had for 12 years) went away. I still make bone broth from wild caught fish frames, turkey necks, pastured beef bones, and I do miss my eggs, but I think food allergies are more complicated than what you outline above, Sometimes, just eating foods that are good for us in excess, is a bad thing. Since we kept backyard chickens, I ate 2-3 eggs a day for a decade or more

  5. Hi
    I read that COX inhibitors include low-dose aspirin, curcumin, green tea, and resveratrol. So should we avoid turmeric, green tea and red wine?


  6. Hey Chris, if one cannot tolerate liver or egg yolks, can they try out supplemental arachidonic acid?

    IS the idea that with rest, and getting the right nutrients for tolerance, then you can eventually move on from small doses of pre-digested foods like soaked nuts to hopefully tolerating nuts in general (only using nuts as an example; I Am guessing this would apply to all foods)?

    Lastly, should I be worried about herbs like ginger, tumeric, etc. that can suppress COX/decrease PGE2? I believe fish oil can do this as well.

    1. Yes, you can try supplements.

      Yes, that is the idea.

      For high-dose fish oil, yes, I would avoid gram doses of EPA and in general stick to ~250 mg/d of EPA+DHA.

      The herbs are complicated due to the many mechanisms. I’d honestly have to do more research before answering clearly. But I think ginger is overwhelmingly good for my gut.

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