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My crazy mother in law blames allergies for all.....

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  • Posted By: birdybird
  • January 20, 2007
  • 04:18 PM

Hello,

I just wanted to share my frustration with about my future mother in law. She blames allergies in my fiance for every single problem he has. If he has a cold, it's from his cheese allergy. If he is vomiting, he had to much bread. As a biology student, I find this RIDICULOUS. She is over-bearing know-it-all on sickness and I don't know how to make her realize she is wrong. She claims he had so many allergies when he was young that he was hospitalized, and she had to trick the hospital into releasing him so she could SAVE HIS LIFE. She has a importance complex and I believe this is her way of trying to keep control and importance in the life of her youngest. His father is dead, but Brian claims his father didn't believe his mother either. That leads me to believe she is wrong about him in youth as well. He is so brain-washed about it he believes half the stuff as well. I question the logic all the time and we fight about it. Has anyone ever had to deal with such a weird hypochondriac?

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  • Hello, I just wanted to share my frustration with about my future mother in law. She blames allergies in my fiance for every single problem he has. If he has a cold, it's from his cheese allergy. If he is vomiting, he had to much bread. As a biology student, I find this RIDICULOUS. She is over-bearing know-it-all on sickness and I don't know how to make her realize she is wrong. She claims he had so many allergies when he was young that he was hospitalized, and she had to trick the hospital into releasing him so she could SAVE HIS LIFE. She has a importance complex and I believe this is her way of trying to keep control and importance in the life of her youngest. His father is dead, but Brian claims his father didn't believe his mother either. That leads me to believe she is wrong about him in youth as well. He is so brain-washed about it he believes half the stuff as well. I question the logic all the time and we fight about it. Has anyone ever had to deal with such a weird hypochondriac? ThanksAn allergic reaction is actually a significant event. The allergic immune response consumes a lot of precious chemicals and energy that would be better put to use doing daily repairs to the body. Chemicals produced by an allergic reaction are damaging to health. Frequent reactions will create conditions leading to other diseases, infections, loss of normal energy levels, and shorter life span.The formation of immune complexes is just one example of the myriad things that happen during and after an allergic reaction. These result when an offending substance, called an allergen, reacts with an antibody produced by the immune system to form an allergen/antibody (immune) complex. When large amounts of these complexes are formed, the body doesn't know what to do with them. They end up causing numerous problems by being deposited in tissues like brain arteries, brain membranes, small blood vessels, the liver, the uterus, the lungs, and kidneys. For example, immune complexes may be responsible for up to 90% of human kidney disease. Complexes are capable of clogging blood vessels and joints, and are known to release chemicals that cause a cascade of health-damaging biochemical reactions.These reactions can cause tissue swelling, and cells to become oxygen deficient. Oxygen deficient cells don't produce needed energy, and these cells become acidic, causing further malfunction and eventual cell death. Immune function becomes depressed and remains so for the duration of the exposure. If contact with the allergen is constant, the immune system will become chronically depressed making the individual susceptible to colds, flu, and other diseases.What to do? Don't do the usual! Taking an antihistamine merely suppresses the symptoms, while further damaging your normal chemistry. Allergy shots are not benign. The long-term effects of shots are unknown, but evidence suggests they damage the immune system. Grinning and bearing your allergy not only keeps you uncomfortable, it does damage to the body.The sensible solution is to work toward putting your immune dysfunction disease into remission by strengthening the body and rebuilding immune competence. Begin shifting the body from the reactive mode to the healing mode by avoiding allergic reactions as much as possible. Minimize exposure to white flour, sugar, alcohol, meat, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, prepared and processed foods, food additives, and prescription drugs. Clear up any intestinal yeast, bacterial, or parasitic infections. Eating a good diet of fresh, whole-foods that are mostly uncooked is essential. Take high quality nutritional supplements like the Beyond Healthbrand. A minimum of three to six grams a day of vitamin C is essential; it acts like a natural antihistamine as well as an immune enhancer. Quercitin also reduces the release of histamine. Extra vitamin E helps to rebuild immune competence. Take essential fatty acids like a daily tablespoon of Udo's Choice, a blend of nutritionally superior oils which inhibit inflammation and build healthy cell membranes. Regular exercise is important. Meditation and biofeedback can also be useful.We should never accept allergies as just part of life. Allergies are serious and unnecessary diseases. Leading an allergy-free life is possible. I have seen many people go from basket cases to allergy-free lives. But, you must do more than just manage and control symptoms. The immune system must be strengthened to where it doesn't react to things it shouldn't be reacting to. This takes work, but it's worth it if you want to live a long, high quality life.Raymond Francis is an M.I.T.-trained scientist, a registered nutrition consultant, author of Never Be Sick Again, host of the Beyond Health Show and an internationally recognized leader in the emerging field of optimal health maintenance.Reprinted with permission from:Beyond Health® NewsSubscriptions: Call 800-250-3063Copyright 1996, Beyond Healthhttp://www.beyondhealth.com/Articles/allergies.htm-------------------------------------------------------------------Now we know how to eliminate allergies- and how they are only a symptom to more serious dysfunctions.Many study Biology, but very few really get a grasp and true understanding on Biochemistry.Ask your Mother in Law to read "Never Be Sick Again"- she will find answer to her worries and suspicions and she will feel like she knows enough to stay healthy (because health is not a matter of luck), and she won't be in "alert mode" all the time.It could be very comforting- as she feels like she is not just misunderstood and alone. She has valid concerns, she just does not have the answers.She call it allergies, but it really is the immune system being dysfunctional.You are a biologist, so you ought to know the role of leukotrienes in auto immune disease. The biosynthesis of leukotrienes requires arachanaic acid, and the mast cells produce arachanaic acid from dairy products we consume.Asthma is an auto immune response that can derive from something as simple as eating bread.Look up Intestinal Permeability and it's role on Auto Immune conditions.----Best!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 05:06 PM
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  • I get sick for 3-4 days with very flu-like symptoms if I have even a microscopic amount of wheat/gluten. My girlfriend has the same thing if she eats a tiny piece of cheese. I can't even order french fries from a fast food place because its cooked in the same grease as the breaded chicken.Of course, the doctors don't believe in this nonsense when they could prescribe drugs instead, so I was sick for about 12 years, undiagnosed. I was dying quickly, no way around it. Now I'm 25 and I joke that I'm perfectly healthy - for a 50 year old. I also recently found out that if anyone sprays Lysol in a room before I enter I will have a coughing fit that ends up with vomitting.Allergies aren't just for kids. I'm pretty sure they are among the leading causes of undiagnosed chronic health conditions. ***l, I used to give my girlfriend a hard time about the cheese - I didn't believe her until she figured out all my health problems were coming from wheat. Suddenly, when I started feeling like a new person, it made sense.I guess I understand your skepticism, I know a lot of people don't want to see what's happening without some kind of medical, laboratory confirmed proof. The doctors liked to call my condition IBS, or CFS, or anxiety, or depression. They gave me steroids, anti-biotics, and at least a few times fluids from the IV because I showed up in the emergency room dehydrated and ready to collapse. They took out my tonsils and then wanted to put the knife to my adenoids, appendix, and gallbladder. Maybe those doctors are all hypochondriacs for overreacting to my allergy as well? If only they had recognized the cause, I could have had 12 years of my life back.
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 08:22 PM
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