One of the most common food allergies and sensitivities I treat in my clinic are salicylates.
Adults and children alike suffer from symptoms including – asthma – wheezing and trouble breathing, headaches, nasal congestion, skin irritations especially eczema, hives and rashes, swelling of the hands, feet, and face, upset stomach including diarrhea and cramping, nasal polyps, and extreme and long-lasting inflammation in the gut which can lead to colitis.
Food that I ask my patients who have suspected allergies or sensitivity to salicylates or salicylic acid include:
* tomato paste
* pine nuts
* ice cream
This sounds like a really long and tough list to avoid but it really heals the gut and especially the microvilli if elimination is complete once treatment starts. Usually 2 months into treatment these sensitivities and allergies are completely resolved when I prescribe anti-miasmatic, constitutional, and anti-inflammatory medicines.
Curious if you have a salicylate allergy? Keep a food diary and note when you have pain, bloating, headaches, brain fog, or any of the other symptoms listed above.
Need help working it out and wanting it healed so you can eat what you want – reach out!