Debra Lynn Dadd

Chemicals and food allergies

QUESTION:

Hi Debra,

I think I am finally putting the puzzle together. My daughter gets really sick when she goes into shoe stores, ice skating rinks, sporting good stores etc....I am not sure why, but when she comes out, she is violent....Anyway, if she is having a reaction from one of these stores, she can not tolerate any kind of sugar (natural or artificial) which she CAN tolerate if she is not exposed to chemicals. I am not sure why she is like this, but I think this is what is going on with her. What do you think?

Denise

POSTED BY DENISE ARIAS :: ILLINOIS USA :: 01/15/2007 6:41 AM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

My observation--in myself and many others--has been that the amount of chemical exposure one has affects the ability of the body to tolerate foods. I've seen people's so-called "food allergies" to clear up completely in as little as two weeks when they remove themselves from chemical exposures (or remove the chemical exposures from their own environment).

My understanding of this phenomenon is that the chemicals are overwhelming the immune system, and that food allergies are a symptom of this chemical overwhelm.

I certainly recommend to anyone with food allergies that your first step be to address chemical exposure.

Debra :-)


COMMENTS:

Hi debra,

I am severely chemically sensitive and I agree 100% with you on this matter. As long as I stay away from chemicals, I do much better with my food allergies. It is best for someone who has food allergies or chemical sensitivities to stay 100% away from sugar.

As her daughter's reaction in the stores, it may also come from a sensitivity to the halogen and flourescent lighting in the stores. This sensitivity increases in people who have other allergies and intolerances. She may also be reacting to the plastics within the stores and the perfumes or petroleum cleaners used on the floors.

My son is sensitive to petroleum, and when he was 2, I recieved free tupperware for giving a party. Within minutes, this docile child bit my leg, told me he wanted to kill me and was very violent. I too reacted to the petroleum in the Tupperware with an excruciating headache. I called tupperware, and they told me many people react this way to petroleum. Tupperware kindly refunded me all the money and took back the tupperware. From then on, I have used glass storage for all my foods.

Christine

POSTED BY CHRISTINE :: NORTH CAROLINA USA :: 02/21/2007 10:07 AM


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