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Blueberry reaction??

Posted by Jim on July 19, 2001 at 14:13:56:

I woke up at 4am last night hardly able to breathe after having eaten a lot of blueberries yesterday. Just last weekend I thought I had finally turned the corner at beating GERD, even though I cheat occasionally on the whole foods diet (I've been meditating twice daily for about 8 months). Usually when I cheat, as I did on Sunday and monday, I feel sluggish and might get some sinus pressure, which is how I felt on monday and tuesday. On wednesday I still felt sluggist but also felt as if I was back on track until last night's experience, the worst I have felt in over a year. So I'm suspicious of the blueberries. They don't seem like a usual suspect, or are they???

Thanks for any help.



Re: Blueberry reaction??

Posted by Helping you on July 19, 2001 at 18:18:20:

In Reply to: Blueberry reaction?? posted by Jim on July 19, 2001 at 14:13:56:

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a "usual suspect". Foods like wheat, corn, soy, eggs are often shown to be highly allergenic for one reason only. people eat them in larger quantities than anything else. These foods are in nearly ALL processed foods and since we eat so much of them, hyersensitivites are common. For you, this means that whatever foods you eat often are the likely culprits. Cut blueberries out for 1 month. Then, 1 day, eat a ton of blueberries and see what happens. Don't do this if you think you may have a classic IgE reaction to blueberries. This is called anaphyalactic shock. Please excuse my spelling but you get the idea. Hope this helps you



Re: Blueberry reaction??

Posted by Jan on July 19, 2001 at 21:20:43:

In Reply to: Blueberry reaction?? posted by Jim on July 19, 2001 at 14:13:56:

It probably was the blueberries. Last summerI was having allergy problems and it wasn't allergy season. After some "detective work" I narrowed it down to the blueberries - that I had been eating like they were going out of style. When I stopped eating them, my allergy symptoms stopped. When I tried them again, my allergy symptoms came back.
This year, I have only eaten them raw and in great moderation, and have not had a problem.
Hope this helps.



I was afraid of that - I love blueberries, thanks for your help. nmi

Posted by Jim on July 19, 2001 at 23:32:29:

In Reply to: Re: Blueberry reaction?? posted by Jan on July 19, 2001 at 21:20:43:

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Re: Blueberry reaction??

Posted by Jim on July 19, 2001 at 23:34:23:

In Reply to: Re: Blueberry reaction?? posted by Helping you on July 19, 2001 at 18:18:20:

Can't remember the last time I had eaten blueberries, so I'm not sure what to think. I love em, but am not eager to eat them again. Thanks.



Maybe a reaction to pesticide residue? nm

Posted by Mary L on July 20, 2001 at 02:15:22:

In Reply to: Blueberry reaction?? posted by Jim on July 19, 2001 at 14:13:56:

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Re: Blueberry reaction??

Posted by Helping you on July 20, 2001 at 11:01:39:

In Reply to: Re: Blueberry reaction?? posted by Jim on July 19, 2001 at 23:34:23:

Well, if that is the case, you may have had some kind of anaphalactic reaction to blueberries. I would be checked out by a doctor that can run an IgE and IgG antibody panel to foods. A good lab to use is Immuno Labs if you can find a doctor that has an account with them. This can take the guess work out of identifiying problematic foods. When someone gets serious reactions from foods, it is NOT advisable to do an elimination diet. hope that helps



Got muscle tested by Doc Kim today...

Posted by Jim on July 20, 2001 at 12:44:43:

In Reply to: Re: Blueberry reaction?? posted by Helping you on July 20, 2001 at 11:01:39:

and showed a negative reaction to blueberries. So no more of them. Of course, now it makes me wonder what else I'm allergic to. I might have to show up to my next appointment with a bagful of food.

Thanks for your comments - and thanks to Doc Kim.



Re: Got muscle tested by Doc Kim today...

Posted by Helping you on July 20, 2001 at 14:47:15:

In Reply to: Got muscle tested by Doc Kim today... posted by Jim on July 20, 2001 at 12:44:43:

Can doc Kim desensitize you to blueberries? Most doctors who perform muslce testing are able to do this via accupuncture.




Re: Got muscle tested by Doc Kim today...

Posted by Jim on July 20, 2001 at 16:47:15:

In Reply to: Re: Got muscle tested by Doc Kim today... posted by Helping you on July 20, 2001 at 14:47:15:

I'll ask him, but I don't think he does accupuncture. I thought an allergic reaction signifies leaky gut. How could accupuncture desenstize a leaky gut, or is this reaction caused by some other mechanism? I still have gerd, so I assume I still have LGS, and have other foods I'm allergic to. Could you enlighten me further?? Thanks.



Re: Got muscle tested by Doc Kim today...

Posted by helping you on July 21, 2001 at 00:15:38:

In Reply to: Re: Got muscle tested by Doc Kim today... posted by Jim on July 20, 2001 at 16:47:15:

Something like NAET could desensitize you to allergies but as you said, if you have LGS, you will just sensitize again. Avoiding allergenic foods right now will allow you to heal LGS faster so this is a good move.

I don't know if I believe that GERD = LGS. They can often go together but GERD can occur with or without LGS. There are no definites. Just something to consider. I would repeat the LGS test again and then go from there. Let me know how things turn up.




LGS test

Posted by Reader on July 21, 2001 at 09:51:56:

In Reply to: Re: Got muscle tested by Doc Kim today... posted by helping you on July 21, 2001 at 00:15:38:

What is the LGS test exactly? Is it as simple as a urine test or is there more involved?



Re: LGS test

Posted by Helping you on July 21, 2001 at 11:19:29:

In Reply to: LGS test posted by Reader on July 21, 2001 at 09:51:56:

It is as simple as collecting a urine sample for 6 hours after drinking a solution of manitol/lactitol drink. This test is very accurate at showing increased permeablity if it exists. It is called The Intestinal Permeability Essay



Re: LGS test (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 23, 2001 at 09:02:17:

In Reply to: Re: LGS test posted by Helping you on July 21, 2001 at 11:19:29:

Thanks, AGAIN, Helping!

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: LGS test

Posted by Reader on July 23, 2001 at 15:57:08:

In Reply to: Re: LGS test posted by Helping you on July 21, 2001 at 11:19:29:

When you say collecting urine for 6 hours after drinking the stuff - do you mean doing it repeatedly or just once? Did you, Helper, do this test "before" and "after" and get different results? Is it expensive?
Thank you!



Re: LGS test

Posted by Helping you on July 23, 2001 at 22:50:58:

In Reply to: Re: LGS test posted by Reader on July 23, 2001 at 15:57:08:

First, you get a base-line reading by taking a "before" urine sample. Then you drink the solution. After drinking the sugar solution, you collect your urine for 6 hours after that. every time you urinate for the next 6 hours, you collect it in a container. You send the before and after containers to the lab. Then, you get your results based on this. It costs about $60 for the test. I had this test done. The first time I had it done, it showed NO LGS so I don't know if I had it and healed it, or never had it at all. hope this helps you



Re: LGS test

Posted by Reader on July 24, 2001 at 09:50:20:

In Reply to: Re: LGS test posted by Helping you on July 23, 2001 at 22:50:58:

Thank you, Helper!
Now it makes sense and the info is very helpful.

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