SENIORS: How YOU could develop a new food allergy
Docs will admit it: They’ve never seen anything like this before.
And they certainly can’t explain it.
There’s been an absolute explosion in food allergies – and that’s not even the most puzzling part.
It’s in WHO is developing those allergies…
See, it’s not a sudden jump in little kids, where you might expect it. And it’s not in young adults trying new or exotic foods for the first time.
It’s happening to SENIORS all over the country—and in many cases, with foods they’ve eaten their entire lives without an issue.
I’ve seen it in my own clinic, and the latest numbers I’m hardly alone; they also reveal a key reason WHY so many older Americans are suddenly developing food allergies.
More importantly, it shows a way to STOP this ugly trend, too!
The REAL reason for the rise in food allergies
Turns out two digestive problems may have something in common:
- On the one hand, there’s the burning, bubbling, boiling-in-the-belly sensation of acid reflux.
- On the other, you’ve got the stomach-turning misery of food allergies and sensitivities, triggered by a hyped-up immune system treating what used to be your favorite dishes like a poisonous invader.
What do these have in common?
The new study finds the meds commonly given for reflux – including PPIs and H2 blockers – can actually help to “create” new food allergies out of thin air.
Or in this case, out of thin acid.
That’s how the drugs work. They thin out the acid – cutting the levels in your gut so it doesn’t bubble over anymore.
But that acid is essential to digestion…
So when levels drop, food doesn’t get fully digested – and that can confuse the immune system, which may not recognize the larger proteins left by the not-quite-complete digestion.
Your immune response kicks on and attacks the proteins.
Congratulations! You now have a food allergy.
The new study finds that seniors who take reflux drugs are FIVE TIMES more likely to end up on immune drugs for food allergies!
Here’s the craziest part of this: Many cases of reflux are caused by undiagnosed food sensitivities and allergies in the first place.
Because they’ve never been diagnosed, they’re never properly treated!
Instead, patients are given the reflux drugs that can cause entirely NEW allergies, as we see in the new study.
Maybe more reflux… more meds… and more allergies.
Eventually, nothing’s safe to eat anymore!
Don’t feed this cycle (you might end up allergic to THAT, too!).
Cut it off at the beginning: Instead of turning to reflux drugs, get tested for food allergies and sensitivities.
Most mainstream docs run woefully inadequate testing (and that’s if they even test at all) so get yourself checked out by an experienced holistic medical doctor instead.
If you’re in the San Diego area, my team can run those tests here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.
Not in the area? I’m also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.
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