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   Posted 2/22/2015 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there a medical center which takes a holistic approach. What is the location. My MD has not ruled out food allergies

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   Posted 3/1/2015 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have essentially "cured" allergy and sinus issues when I found Pycnogenol back in 1995, and have stayed with it and grape seed ex for going on 20 yrs. Have not touched a drug for these issues in all these years....Prior I took all the otc meds and went to allergist for a couple years NEVER getting better.....short of a miracle for sure. J

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   Posted 3/1/2015 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, cindykite.

Do you have "true" allergies? Throat closing, rash, or tingling in your mouth? For those I would see an allergist and not fool around with alternative treatment.

You can find a lot of your own allergies and sensitivities by just keeping a food journal (see many posts with detail in the search box at the top of the page). When you have a good list of your allergens you can google them with the words food allergies and see if there is any relationship between them. I did this and found all my particular allergens are related by one chemical - BUT my sensitivities are a bit unusual and I don't want everyone to think they have the same problem as I have.

With "just sensitivities" there is no treatment except avoidance. I don't get any relief with antihistamines or allergy shots for mine. I DO get very good relief with my tree pollen, grass, dust and mold allergies ("true allergies") from shots.

My sensitivity trigger foods include corn starch, corn syrup, gelatin, dried or canned potatoes, onions, garlic, maple syrup, vaccines, condiments with vinegar, pork, brown sugar, and a whole lot more. I'm fine with corn and potatoes and rice vinegar. It's the processing.

Jaminhealth mentioned Pycnogenol, which I'd not heard of, so I looked it up, and it might help birch allergies.

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   Posted 3/1/2015 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Pycnogenol came to the U.S. from France where it had been founded over 40 yrs ago, it's from the Maritime Pine Bark.....actually, it goes back to 1500's for scurvy long before it was ever marketed...

I was on it primarily as were told at a lecture that it "MAY" prevent cancer(s) far so good and after one yr on Pyc, I found grape seed ex which is my MOST go to powerful antioxidants....they are both powerful and grape seed ex less pricey.

I have not used a drug for allergy/sinus issues in over 19 yrs......

These are both wonderful and you can find tons of reviews on them all over the net...too bad I don't or have ever gotten paid for my testimonies....oh well, helping people is what it's all about anyway, why else here on this earth? J

BTW: Before Pycnogenol, I had taken otc meds and saw allergist for some yrs and NEVER any healing....just took my money and kept doing the shots...about a week on Pyc and I was like a new person.

We have to eliminate foods that can not be good in our bodies, wheats, dairy, soy, reduce sugar/ is out there galore.

Post Edited (jaminhealth) : 3/1/2015 7:51:26 PM (GMT-7)

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