Allergy Link's Blog

Allergic reactions at Christmas

Over the Christmas time we all consume plenty and unusual foods at parties and family gatherings. Seasonal favourites can trigger or irritate allergies, from foods like nuts and eggnog to candles and seasonal greenery. Allergy sufferers need to be on 'high alert' for hidden allergens, facing the abundance that Christmas brings with all the tempting food choices.
Read more | Dec 23, 2020

NEW: Canine Allergy Test - Dog 200

Dogs are prone to allergies similar to humans with symptoms mainly affecting skin and digestion.
Read more | Nov 16, 2020

‘Intolerance Testing by Post’ continues during the ‘Covid19’ pandemic

Adverse reactions can appear all of a sudden ‘out of the blue’. During times like this, with restricted access to medical care, it is essential to support in ways we can. Especially as reactions can present as very unpleasant, agonising physical symptoms or even be life threatening. However, even emotional symptoms like anger, anxiety, depression, ADD and hyperactivity are often triggered and maintained by what a person eats, smells or touches.
Read more | Apr 03, 2020

Sourdough Bread and Starter

Sourdough bread is healthy and nutritious! It requires only 3 ingredients – flour, water and salt. You can use different kinds of flour - even Gluten Free!
Read more | Mar 31, 2020

FODMAPs (Fructose mal-absorbtion) and IBS

FODMAP intolerance - also known as fructose mal-absorption - is a digestive disorder in which absorption of fructose and other poorly absorbed sugars is impaired, leading to digestive problems including IBS. Fructose mal-absorption is found in up to 30% of the population of Western countries.
Read more | Apr 05, 2019

Gut and Bowel function explained - by Bestselling Author Giulia Enders

Gut: the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ. The importance of the Microbiome and the Gut-Brain-Axis.
Read more | Jan 31, 2019


Why are Lectins considered Toxic?

Lectins are carbohydrate binding proteins found in many foods. Lectins in plants are a defence against micro-organisms, pests, and insects. If an animal eats a lot of the plant it gets digestive…

Read more | Jul 03, 2018

Salicylate Intolerance - Aspirin sensitivity

Salicylate - chemically related to aspirin - is a natural substance which occurs in many fruits, and vegetables as a preservatives. Although natural salicylates are found in wholesome foods, some individuals have difficulty tolerating even small amounts of them.
Read more | Feb 16, 2017

Gluten can promote the development of allergies

Allergies and Intolerances have been increasing steadily, caused by an overreaction of the immune system to foods and substances. Since the reasons for allergic reactions are as diverse as their symptoms, the triggering factors are not always identifiable. There are many adverse reactions which are based on a completely different cause.
Read more | Nov 05, 2016

Histamine Intolerance (HIT)

Histamine is a natural substance produced by the body and is also naturally present in many foods and can trigger symptoms that mimic allergy. This is particularly true of fermented foods that contain high quantities of the vaso-active amines such as Histamine, Phenylethylamine, Serotonin, Tyramine and Dopamine.
Read more | Oct 26, 2016

MSG - Adverse reactions

Ingestion of glutamic acid (MSG) is known to produce a variety of adverse reactions in some people. These reactions, although seemingly dissimilar, are no more diverse than reactions found as side effects of certain neurological drugs. Why some people experience reactions (allergy or intolerance) and others do not is unknown.
Read more | Oct 26, 2016

Milk Allergy: Worried about getting enough calcium?

Dairy is not the only source of calcium, nor is it the best. Huge numbers of people across the world can’t digest dairy and still get plenty of calcium. Three quarters of the world’s population don’t consume cow’s milk or dairy products at all.
Read more | Oct 26, 2016

Tomato Allergy and related Symptoms

Most people actually have an intolerance to tomatoes rather than a tomato allergy. Severe reactions to tomato are unusual or rare but can cause anaphylactic shock and death. Many people who have a known tomato allergy or intolerance can actually tolerate well coocked tomatoes with little or no reaction.
Read more | Oct 26, 2016

Fish Allergy or reaction to Fish Parasite?

Fish allergies are similar to shellfish allergies in that they are more likely than many food allergies to start during adulthood and less likely than other allergies to be outgrown. Fish allergies are often quite severe.
Read more | Oct 26, 2016

Stomach Acid Imbalance & Baking Soda - HomeTest

While it is best to have low stomach acid diagnosed by a health care provider, a simple home test can help identify this condition. The purpose of this test is to give a rough indication as to whether your stomach is producing adequate amounts of hydrochloric acid.
Read more | Oct 26, 2016

How Is Stress Related to Allergy Symptoms?

Stress wreaks havoc on energy. Stress is your body's response to situations, inside and out, which interfere with the normal balance in your life. Virtually all of the body's systems - digestive, cardiovascular, immune, and nervous system - make adjustments in response to stress.
Read more | Oct 26, 2016

Oxalate Sensitivity

Oxalic acid is the most acidic organic acid in body fluids and is used commercially to remove rust from car radiators. Substances like antifreeze (ethylene glycol) is toxic primarily because it is converted to oxalate. Oxalates may also function as chelating agents and may chelate many toxic metals such as mercury and lead. Unlike other chelating agents, oxalates trap heavy metals in the tissues.
Read more | Oct 26, 2016