Anyone else with a sulfite intolerance? I would love to hear from you!

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Alcie
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   Posted 4/23/2012 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum to all the new members!
 
ntl - try http://www.housemouse.com/sulfites.htm
I avoid detergents except the "free and clear" types, and I double rinse everything.
 
sals - do you get PVC-type thumps or tachycardia?  It's a good idea to find out what kind of rhythm it is.  I get supraventricular tach when my stomach and esophagus have been exposed to sulfites.  It's been recorded in the ER when I haven't been able to get it stopped myself. 
You're right about different ingredients.  We also have to watch brands - for instance, I can eat cheap brand cashews but not a major name brand.  I called and they denied the nuts are bleached, but my esophagus doesn't believe it.
 
momisj - I'm glad you are getting a handle on your problem.  There are lots more threads on the forum.  Just go the search box at the top of the page and type in sulfites or whatever you want to read.

sals
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   Posted 4/24/2012 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Alcie:   Tachycardia.  Ab.Fib.  !!!I have heard it called so many names, I really don't know what it is.  All I know is that my heart rate goes up to 120 p.m.  at a steady rythm as far as I know. But you feel you are going to die.  Can't even speak or move. Just lie flat.

Takes ages for it to go back into normal rythm. I am usually in hospital then.

P.S.  Just want to ask you where a New post that it put up with this emoticons nono can be found.  I find it very difficult to locate things on this site, as I can't find a page that is just "subject" listed.  As on Sulphite Sensitivity site has.  

pps.  Do you re-act to printing ink,  i.e. as in photo copies from printers....  Bye.



Alcie
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   Posted 4/24/2012 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
sals -
To do a search, just put some keywords in the search box at the top of the page. You'll get pages and pages.

This site has all allergies and sensitivities lumped together. There are a huge number of sulfite posts, but the forum is not about just sulfites. I find it is one of the most informative sites though. There are a lot of posts from intelligent people. Some have "true allergies" with serious reactions. I've learned a lot here.

While tach is serious, it's still in the category of sensitivity, unless you get hives of something also. I've had heart rate over 165, couldn't get it down with valsalva, beta blocker, nitro. I had to have chemical cardioversion in ER. I'm still walking around at 120. If it goes on long, it brings on exhaustion feeling, because it causes very low blood pressure for me. I got a little wrist BP monitor. I take 1/2 atenolol daily if my pressure is high enough. If I take it with low pressure it puts me on the couch. It works longer than Inderal, which lasts 2 hours, but I can use it to slow a tach event when my pressure is low.

These things work for me. Talk with your cardiologist about your symptoms and reactions.

momisj
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   Posted 4/24/2012 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
does dutch processed cocoa contain sulfites?

Alcie
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   Posted 4/25/2012 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
The only cocoa I can find, Hershey's, has 140 micrograms per ounce. That's not a lot. Nestle Baking Chocolate appears to have 70 in 1/2 ounce (same as the cocoa). The listing says it's natural in the chocolate, not added.

You have to use sugar to make them palatable, so you're going to add a whole lot more there.

I personally, can eat one small milk chocolate bar, but not the dark chocolate. That's my sulfite limit for the whole day though. I can get away with a small piece of chocolate cake, but not more, or anything else that has sulfite for the whole day.

regansbox
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   Posted 5/13/2012 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom has a sulfite allergy, and today while I was looking at Panera's menu to see if there was anything she could eat, I noticed they had this warning posted:
Canada notice: Many of our products also contain or may come into contact with common allergens, including sulfites and sesame.

That made me wonder, like Stella5, whether anybody here eats out any more. Are there specific things at particular restaurants you guys know are safe because they're well within your tolerance levels?

Surprisingly, it looks like Subway's Italian bread, at least, doesn't have sulfites in it:
www.subway.com/nutrition/Files/AllergenChart.pdf

Red, Hot, and Blue (barbecue) has a similar chart:
www.redhotandblue.com/nutritional/allergens.htm

Quizno's:
www.quiznos.com/subsandwiches/Menu/PDFs/allergen_table.pdf

Denny's:
www.dennys.com/files/allergen_sulfites_2012.pdf

Pei Wei (which implies that PF Chang's should have one, too, but I don't see it):
www.peiwei.com/downloads/PeiWei_Nutritional_Allergy_Menu_Guide.pdf

These aren't local to us, but for anyone for whom they are:
www.buona.com/download/restaurant-allergen-info.pdf
www.fatz.com/media/15163/fatz-allergen-information.pdf
www.panago.com/pdf/nutritional_info.pdf (ingredient-based)
www.roundtablepizza.com/rtp/PDF/RTP_Allergen_Chart.pdf
www.eastsidemarios.com/pdfs/original/EastSideMariosAllergendata.pdf
damons.com/interactivemenu.cfm (you gotta select what you want to eat first...)
www.jerseymikes.com/menu/food-allergy.php

Of course, I imagine there's a possibility of cross-contamination eating at any of these places, but I'd think that the possibility of a reaction would be much lower. Anybody else have one to add?

alphagirl
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   Posted 6/9/2012 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, on the one hand I am thinking - yay - at least they are LISTING sulfites. On the other hand, woe to anyone who for an instant believes that the foods any of those places listed without sulfites actually don't have sulfites. I am glad they are trying, but those lists are ludicrous! Now, I am willing to believe they don't ADD sulfites to any of those foods - but I am also quite certain that 99% of them either have sulfites added to the ingredients or they have naturally occurring sulfites. Someone is going to get really sick or die with this type of misinformation out there - please be careful!!

MsMims
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   Posted 6/9/2012 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a sulfite sensitivity. Guess you call it an allergy. I go anaphalactic when I get ahold of sulfites in medication, like the full swollen face, neck, extremities, can't breathe, grab your epi/pen kind of reaction. Absolutely crazy. Oh and I can't drink or eat anything with wine because of sulfites. If I drink it (just two or three sips) it's coming right back up. If it's in food, my gastronomic system is screwed for days and I feel achy like the flu.

SaffronVZ
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   Posted 6/13/2012 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm also allergic to sulfite/sulfates, and I have pancreatic enzyme deficiency which causes me to have troubles digesting fats, also I had my gallbladder taken out because a med I used to take caused it to die. I also have crohns disease, hypoglycemia, severe migraines, just to name a few of my other problems I sadly have more but the reason I named these is have anyone else had any of these problems to with there sulfite/sulfates allergy if so what can you eat I'm having problems finding anything to eat?! I can't have sugar except for naturally occurring in fruits, veggies, honey ,or agave nectar. Also I have to have as much as possible fat free foods. Also foods that are alkalining, not acidic. I'm allergic to corn, and dairy as well. I also have to have low amount of carbohydrate because of my sugar sensitivity. Anybody have any recipes of ideas of what I can eat that will be ok for me?

ellasmum
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   Posted 6/22/2012 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
My six year old daughter has struggled with severe bloating and flatulence for the past few years. We had suspected a lactose intolerance and eliminated it but it improved only marginally. Today was particularly bad and I had an A-HA moment when I remembered that she had had dried mango today and the last time it was this bad she had also had a snack of dried fruit. That lead me to googling sulphite sensitivity and this group. Most published symptoms seem to talk more of headaches and breathing issues and rashes (she does have eczema) but I wonder if her gastro-intestinal issues could be related to sulphites. Are these known symptoms?

The more I read, I actually wonder if I too have a sensitivity. I get frequent headaches (especially if I drink wine) and do have an allergic reaction to sulpha drugs. Are they related? And if I do, could it be hereditary and I've passed in down to my daughter? Any information you could pass on would be appreciated.

MadgeW
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   Posted 6/27/2012 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!

I am new to sulphite/sulfite sensitivity, in that I just realized a couple of weeks ago that sulphites may be the root of my problems (fibromyalgia, recently diagnosed) and so have just started reading as much as I can about it. But in hindsight, I've had problems with sulphites for years. I often flushed while drinking wine, dried apricots gave me a bad stomachache, and I have had a lot of random gastro problems for which I could never pinpoint the cause. I even sometimes have a stomachache from bottled water, and now I understand some brands have sulphites.

I have so many questions, though and I don't know where to start.

First off, could my B12 supplements contain hidden sulphites. Here is the ingredient list, does anyone recognize potential source of sulphites? Does anyone have a different brand to recommend (these are Jamieson 1200 mcg slow release tablets):
Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Water-Soluble Cellulose, Brazilian Palm Tree Wax

One of my other questions is related to coconuts. I know dehydrated coconut is sulfited, but why are coconuts themselves often found on lists of sulphite containing foods. Are they naturally occurring in large amounts? Is it safe to use toiletries and cleaning products with coconut oil? Has anyone found brands that they can use without a reaction?

Also, if peppercorns are sulfited, does that mean that other spices are too? Is there such a thing as organic peppercorns that are not sulfited? If it is from the charcoal, is it safe to bbq foods at home? Is it a particular kind of charcoal that is bad?

Does anyone know about the sulfite levels in filtered water? I was using a Brita filter every day before my fibro symptoms started in January, but my naturopath says it is unlikely that this would have had a lot of sulphites. Is any filtration system safe?

Finally, I haven't yet found a good list that provides the levels of sulfite in fruits and vegetables. Other than grapes, and maybe onions and garllic, do I have to avoid other fruits and veg? Are these okay if I cook them?

Sorry for all of the questions all at once, but I am getting frustrated and discouraged with this, and would appreciate any advice that you may have for me! I have read a lot of the frequently recommended sites, but I find there is so much conflicting advice.

fullcontactcook
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   Posted 6/27/2012 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
MadgeW,
I empathize with your frustrations. I think the advice is conflicting b/c everybody's body is so different even if we all have sulfite trouble.

I don't have any clear answers for you besides that paprika usually always has sulphur dioxide with it unless it's organic. HOWEVER, DON'T GIVE UP! I'm grateful on your behalf that you have discovered what might be causing you trouble...you might not get your body and how it responds figured out today or tomorrow, but it's totally worth taking it one step at a time.

I was depressed and overweight as a kid and in college got terrible chest pressure and had my first major scary reaction at 21 when I had red wine and cheese together for the first time in my life. Benedryl helped. My doctor put me on meds, but I was sure it was food related. So I saw a nutritionist/holistic health practioner and she had Dr. Amy Yasko's Nutrigenomic Methylation cycles blood test done were I learned that my SUOX gene is varied along with some of my neurotransmitters. That basis has helped, but the reality is that it's just a day to day, listening to my body. I tested my urine sulfite levels through my health practioner for a time to know what it feels like to be high in sulfites. Now I know that if I feel heavy and achy and cry (when I'm not PMSing), my sulfites are high and I need to back off on some foods.

I was so sick for awhile I couldn't work, but now I found the joy of my life working with the elderly and I hold down a full time job with benefits-----a true miracle!

I've been on the "I'm aware of my sulfite issue" journey for some 10 years now and it's HARD, but as I keep accepting it and doing my best with what I eat with knowledge that is experiential mostly and also from the recommended sites.

I find that for me it's a balance, where I'm never quite sure where my tolerance levels are at regarding naturally high sulfur and sulfite foods. I completely cleaned my system out over a span of 3-5 years and am slowly trying to add foods back in to see how I react and sometimes I crave the foods I react to and then have to readjust. I've cut out the obvious things that clearly say sulphur dioxide on the labels. And from there, it's been by elimination diet and listening to my own body. I do a lot of bodywork, too: acupuncture, spinal network, chiropractic, sauna, cranio sacral massage and meditation and prayer counseling.

I instantly react to wine (even some no detectable sulfites organic ones) with flushing and tingling in my face and sulfited shrimp effects my face and neck with tingling and pressure. Benedryl always stops it but I also have an epi pen just in case. I also don't eat wheat or fermented foods.

Hang in there. The journey is worth it!!!!!!!!

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fullcontactcook
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   Posted 6/27/2012 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
stella5 and regansbox,
I don't eat out and always have some negative ramification if I do--fatigue, gastro-intestinal, headache, or allergy reaction. Because I don't eat wheat, I find gluten free restaurants to be the friendliest to my body and the most open-minded restaurant staff regarding allergies and intolerances. It has really impacted my social life, but I'd rather be healthy enough to work and I deal with the social stigma. I eat all organic food and organic/grass-fed dairy and meat as much as possible.

ShaunaZ
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   Posted 7/29/2012 2:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, everybody. :-)

I'm somewhat new to the whole sulfite allergy thing - five months now. It's been the most recent discovery in a series of 'what's wrong with me now' revelations, but I'm crossing my fingers that it will be the last of them. I look forward to learning from everybody here! I'm sure I already have from some of you. I've been haunting every sulfite- free place I can find, at this point, to try and get a handle on this!

My initial reactions involve vertigo, cognitive impairment, nausea, and so on. Onset is less than 20 minutes after ingestion or inhalation. I only seem to get hives when I've been getting a higher sulfite load for a few days in a row, and then it will get worse and worse until the smallest amount can set off hives. I have no idea if that means this is a sensitivity or an allergy, at this point.

I also have Celiac Disease and if I get gluten contamination, my sulfite tolerance drops like a stone. I had my molybdenum levels tested once (not the greatest test, admittedly), and I had undetectable levels after getting gluten cc. So I assume that my absorption is affected and therefore my sulfite oxidase levels. In this case, it only seems to affect the initial symptoms of vertigo and such, not the hives.

I'm looking back and seeing a lot of sulfite signs I wish I could have known about when I was younger. I imagine a lot of people here have that. This can't be an easy allergy to figure out unless one reacts to a really obvious sulfite source right away, yeah?

I've hated high sulfite foods my entire life - dried fruit, wine, etc... The one time I actually had a few glasses of wine, years ago, I was sick for well over a week. It's something that makes me realize how lucky I've been when I really think about it. At the time, everyone assumed I just got really drunk, really fast, because my initial reactions mimic intoxication so much. So I was tucked away in a bed and left alone the rest of the night.

Thank god I don't have hives and breathing issues, or I don't think I would have been there when they came to check on me the next morning.

There's lots of other things to look back on and wonder about. No idea how to deal with them now, though. I always seemed to have side affects to any medication I took and tried to avoid meds as much as possible. I have a dozen allergies to medicine listed, but after examining that recently, I realized that all of these medications ALSO have sulfites in them, so I have no idea now if it was sulfites or the medication that I reacted to originally. No real desire to test it out, but at the same time, it would still be nice to know.

Currently, I react to sulfa drugs, to sulfites, and to foods naturally higher in sulfites or sulfur oxides (I think that's the right term? Unsure). I'm also get neurological damage after ingesting even a tiny bit of gluten contamination and I have a few other allergies as well that I have to avoid (dairy, eggs, soy, coffee, and sugarcane, mostly).

So as you can imagine, I don't eat out and I cook everything from scratch now. And I'm not that great a cook, so my tongue and stomach complain a lot, LOL. I am hoping to find some people who have some utterly amazing recipes for sulfite free stuff...that is such a simple recipe, a monkey could do it. ;-)

Again, looking forward to getting you know you all.

Shauna

Alcie
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   Posted 7/30/2012 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Shauna!

It sounds like you have an unusually good knowlege of sulfite allergy/sensitivity. Sorry you have other allergies also. I have lactose intolerance, but can eat other dairy, or just chew up half a dozen lactaid tablets.

There are some lists of meds containing sulfites, but only one lists the amount. It's in Rick's book.
http://www.learningtarget.com/nosulfites/index.htm There is a charge for the book, and I get nothing for telling you about it. I bought it because I have a lot of conditions and am constantly being prescribed stuff that gives me reactions. You still have to check if this is the most recent information, but it's the only resource I have found. I recently had to have IV feeding (TPN), which Rick says is loaded with sulfite, but was able to find brands online without sulfite now. It's made like gelatin - from pig skins and bones, soaked in sulfited hot water. I can't eat gelatin!!! Pharmaceutical companies must be removing the sulfite from some brands of TPN now.

As for recipes, I just cook with foods that are low in sulfites, which means mostly veggies and chicken. I use only individual spices, never pepper or onion or garlic.

The main thing is to avoid processed foods. I avoid eating at chain restaurants, or for that matter eating out even at friends and relatives. There's a website online somewhere that lists restaurant foods by allergens.

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   Posted 8/4/2012 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I am gluten intolerant and anemic. I am juice fasting with beets carrots kale. I am taking an iron/folic acid/b12 pill for the iron deficiency and I have been feeling ok. Last night I ate a salad with kale cucumber red onion red pepper and red wine vinegar. Then some dark chocolate. Ouch! Looks like I overdosed on sulfites! I am posting for people who have symptoms like mine, as they are not yet mentioned on this forum. Shortness of breath, brain fog, fatigue, fascia pain. I hurt all over, especially the back of my neck and my back. Severe back pain. I sometimes get chest pains, which is just the fascia locking up in my chest. Feels scary but it's not heart. So fascia cramps up and I can hardly move. Google fascia if have this symptom. They would probably diagnose me with chronic fatigue syndrome or lupus or fibromyalgia. But it turns out I have food intolerences to gluten and sulfites, and iron and b12 deficiency and my fascia is reacting severely. So take iron, b12, folic acid, avoid gluten and sulfites, and when I accidentally ingest either gluten or sulfites, take benadryl and lots of b12 and wait it out. For me it takes 3 days for my system to flush it out. Problem has been that it was constant because I didnt know about sulfites till last night. Thank you God for leading me to this website. And thank you everyone here.

Alcie
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   Posted 8/5/2012 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome lisaloo.
 
Red wine vinegar plus onion plus chocolate?  That would overdose me too!
 
You might want to see a rheumatologist.  I have fibromyalgia plus sulfite sensitivity, and having more than one condition is not uncommon. 
 
I'd check more into the chest pain issue too.  Back pain, if it's in the thoracic area, is often from the heart.  My sulfite intolerance starts with my esophagus, then the stomach, then the heart is triggered to beat way too fast.  This causes shortness of breath and fatigue.  I had a bad episode last night, speed 165 BPM, fortunately only 20 minutes with treatment.  I took an aspirin (tachycardia can cause a clot to form and cause a heart attack - had that once), Inderal prescribed by my cardiologist (works very fast), and did valsalva maneuvers.  You should check your pulse rate, if you don't already, because you can't tell by just how you're feeling.  Look up cardioesophageal reflex or linked angina.
 
How did you discover your intolerances?  I keep a food journal.

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   Posted 8/15/2012 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am new to the forum. Quick question for someone, please. What Chapstick do you use with a sulfite allergy. I am to scared to experiment. I have only been having reactions for the last 17 days. I have lost 10 pounds and slowly reintroducing foods. My lips are so dry. Thank you.

-Kary

Alcie
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   Posted 8/17/2012 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, Kary.

So sorry you are having a tough time with foods.

I prefer regular Chapstick, but have had no problems with no-name ones. I don't do well with Banana Boat, or soft products. I also avoid scented and colored ones. SPF is OK for me. If I have nothing else, plain Vaseline will do, but doesn't stay on as long.

Make sure to keep a good food journal with dates, times, foods, drionks, medicines, and reactions. I usually react within a half hour to 2 hours, but some people have to look at a day or two back to find their triggers.

Read the old posts! You can search by putting keywords into the search box at the top of the page.

Let us know how you're doing!

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   Posted 8/18/2012 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I have just been diagnosed by a doctor -allergist in Canada -with a possible sulfite allergy in foods-started to get rash on head and eyelids and bloating -not as bad as some but discomfort etc plus eyelids look horrible! Anyway I wanted to tell the lady with the intense burning from the shampoo that I started to use bicarbonate of soda couple of tablespoons mixed with warm water then two rinses of castille soap -if you can tolerate it-anyway for the first three weeks my hair was hideous really greasy after only a few hours as you would expect but due to continued scalp and eylid rashes persisted with this approach -after three to four weeks my head and hair has rebalanced itself to accept this new "shampoo" and believe it or not its less greasy than it used to be with the sulfite shampoo-my relatives think this sulfite "diagnosis" is rubbish as I am usually healthy but my husband whom I have been married to for 19 years -thinks it all makes total sense-feel poisoned after airport and Asian food etc etc

Alcie
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   Posted 8/20/2012 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, cri, to the forum.
 
Sulfite allergy and intolerance are well known now and certainly not "rubbish."  Thanks for yout tip on dealing with it.
 
Housemouse has a good website on external sensitivity/allergy to sulfites:  http://www.housemouse.com/sulfites.htm

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   Posted 9/16/2012 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
 I was diagnosed with sulfite allergy 4 years ago. but after i left out sulfites from my diet,i did much better but there were many fruits and vegetabls and pure foods that were still making me ill. 3 months ago i nailed it! And anybody else with sulfite intlerances or true sulfite alleregy may want to read about pst deficiency. Dr rosemary waring has a whole sight for anyone to read. Its been a big life change for me.. turns out my body wasnt producing or reataining sulfates in my liver..i been supplemeting with epsom salts baths and 6 weeks later i can eat just about anything and not get any ill effects.. keep in my i went to the emergency room 8 times in the last 2 years with anaphylactic shocks !Very serious and life threatneing . I went back to my allegy dr who diagnosed me with the true sulfite allergy and he never even heard of the PST deficiency,and he was very wrong with his poor partial diagnoses.  he never even heard of amines! and barley new about salycalates . if you use the epsom salts it must be done very slowly. 2 tablespoons for a 20 miute soak, and increase a tablespoon or 2 each time and keep increasing with each bath as long as theres no reactions. Read dr rosemary waring. she is the dr who identified the pst deficieny.SHes the best on the subject! she work s in the uk.but her sight has it all.. turns out a few people i new who also had been diagnosed with sulfite allergy from this dr ,all had the pst deficency,and thanks to me and dr rosemary waring these people are getting the help they need and are able to make full sense of all the madness..
 

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   Posted 9/17/2012 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Mike - It would help me understand this research if you would post some links to some actual research articles.  Her Wikipedia article is only a "stub," and googling her name seems to only find descriptions, not actual research and not anything significantly substantiated by others.  I cheerfully admit I haven't read much though.
 
As a sulfite intolerant, I'd love to pursue this topic more fully!  I completely ignore testimonials and articles of type I posted below until I find scientific corroboration.  While this sounds interesting, and I agree that food additives are going to be found to be worse than I even imagined, I am leery of studies unless they are large and repeatable.
 
"However, this same enzyme is needed in the GI tract to handle high-phenolic foodstuffs that were eaten - most especially items such as food additive chemicals, food dyes, and salicylates. What the enzyme does, specifically, is attach a sulfate ion to the phenol part of a chemical (e.g., a neurotransmitter or Red #40) and this prepares it for processing.
When there is not enough of the PST, there is a backup system called the "glucuronide" system in the GI tract, but there is no backup system for the brain. Thus, when you're out of PST, you're out of it in your brain, creating problems of mood, activity, and cognitive function."

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   Posted 9/17/2012 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I too have a sulphite allergy and in the UK little is known about it. Over the years my tolerance level has reduced and I am now finding I am reacting to things I was once fine with. Alcie your information has been invaluable, as has the no sulfites website I found several years ago, but at the moment I am reacting badly to bread, even when it is home baked. Do you have any advice?

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   Posted 9/17/2012 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
att Alcie.here is Dr rosemary Waring sight.

http://www.enzymestuff.com/epsomsalts.htm this will take you to her sight.. gd luck ,hope it takes you closer to the root of your problem. It did for me.. i think these drs treating sulfite allergys have missed this part completely and if they are treating only the sulfites,then they are missing the big part of it.. i no longer believethat people can have an allergy only to sulfites,,no way other factors playing huge role here and rosemary found it.and she is recognized for her work,even the government turns to her for tsting and results in this field. go get your understanding and make complete sense of whats going on.
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