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can allergies undevelop??

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 29, 2011 at 8:52 PM

if any allergy is developed in early adulthood (20) can it undevelop so that you are no longer allergic to a certain substance (dust mites). and if so is there anything that can be done to increase th chance of allergy undeveloping?

E4faef53346e45f644ef905ab99ccb28

(83)

on April 18, 2012
at 12:31 AM

My mother and I both tested off the charts for dustmite allergies. She chose allergy shots and I chose sublingual drops - both of us have seen significant improvements with these. However, if either of us miss a dose, it's noticeable! The doctors say it could take years of building antibodies for us to stop the shots/drops.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on July 31, 2011
at 08:56 PM

There's no way to know for sure until you give it a go!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25472)

on July 30, 2011
at 11:47 PM

yes they can. Food allergies can change with modifications and treatment.

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on July 30, 2011
at 09:51 PM

thats great, i have cut out dairy a cuple of days ago and alot of grains and processed foods, goingg to eat alot of anti histamine anti infammatory foods see how it goes!

C1fb8666b1ae085507a76a4c494e4f0a

on July 30, 2011
at 02:18 PM

Seconding this. Debilitating seasonal/hayfever starting in my early 20's ( I mean seriously debilitating, couldn;t leave the house, drugs up the wazoo, etc), now completely gone. For me, just going gluten-free turned my allergy switch to a permanent 'off' position. No longer allergic to dust or animals either.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 11:02 PM

great stuff definately going to give it a go!!!!

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 11:01 PM

if not i will completely take out all wheat

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 11:00 PM

thanks, i have looked up high inflammatry foods and i am going to take out some of them things out of my diet, take some high histamine foods out of my diet and some things paleo says avoid and hopefully my symptoms will improve! :)

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20888)

on July 29, 2011
at 10:44 PM

great chance! Go to robbwolf.com and look for the autoimmune protocol. That will give you a list of everything to cut out for 30 days, and then you can slowly add things back in and see what causes you the problems. But really I think if you cut out EVERYTHING that has ANY wheat in it, you'll see a great improvement.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 29, 2011
at 10:36 PM

I think the answer above answers your question about what is and isn't inflammatory food. But if you want exact recipes get a copy of something like the "Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals: Delicious, Primal-approved meals you can make in under 30 minutes". They have it on Amazon. If you really want to go to the root of what causes inflammation there is good info on Dr. Jack Kruse's blog (aka The Quilt).

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 10:07 PM

thanks, yeh so a low inflammation diet will have a good chance of improving my symptoms?

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 10:05 PM

say i cut out, chocolate, cake, crisps, ice cream fizzy drinks, cakes and all that crap out of my diet completely, and cut out cheese, bread and pastries do you think there is a good chance my syptoms will improve?

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 10:00 PM

do u think if i could out crap in my diet like chocolate, cake crisps, ice cream, sweets, fizzy drinks, bread, cheese and pastries there is a good chance allergy symptoms can be much much less severe and maybe hardly bothering?

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 09:44 PM

great what type of foods are inflammatry and anti inflammatry? thanks

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 09:44 PM

great information and some what inspriring to tackle my allergies

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22424c9eef944ade83d4e4ffda907056

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on July 29, 2011
at 09:36 PM

I used to work at an immunotherapy clinic. So, firstly, you could get rid of your allergy by being exposed to it and building antibodies which eventually made you immune (supposedly, theoretically). It's also possible that you were never allergic in the first place. Chris Kresser says that allergy tests may be garbage entirely. You can choose to agree or disagree or remain skeptical, but for that matter, we can even question our notion and understanding of allergies altogether to be false/incorrect.

Aside from all that, I tested positive for dustmites. I used to have to blow my nose in the shower every morning and no longer do. Maybe I lost my allergy, maybe I became immune to it, maybe the congestion was caused my some other factor. It is possible to develop new allergies and probably to simply lose sensitivities to former allergies.

I'd question whether allergies are present in natural environments/prior to Western diets. Of course minimizing processed foods is probably your best bet in avoiding the development of new allergies if anything can be done dietarily.

E4faef53346e45f644ef905ab99ccb28

(83)

on April 18, 2012
at 12:31 AM

My mother and I both tested off the charts for dustmite allergies. She chose allergy shots and I chose sublingual drops - both of us have seen significant improvements with these. However, if either of us miss a dose, it's noticeable! The doctors say it could take years of building antibodies for us to stop the shots/drops.

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on July 29, 2011
at 10:33 PM

I had debilitating seasonal allergies/hayfever for 35 years. I'd get a shot of Kennelog (spelling?) a powerful steroid each spring, pound down the over the counter meds, and use ANY alcohol/benadryl combo just to get some sleep. This was from March to Sept. Hideous. Going "paleo" (elimination of grains, sugars/sweeteners and seed oils) cleared it up like flipping a switch.

C1fb8666b1ae085507a76a4c494e4f0a

on July 30, 2011
at 02:18 PM

Seconding this. Debilitating seasonal/hayfever starting in my early 20's ( I mean seriously debilitating, couldn;t leave the house, drugs up the wazoo, etc), now completely gone. For me, just going gluten-free turned my allergy switch to a permanent 'off' position. No longer allergic to dust or animals either.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 11:02 PM

great stuff definately going to give it a go!!!!

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20888)

on July 29, 2011
at 09:38 PM

Roughly speaking, an allergy is just your immune system overreacting to an environmental irritant. If you're eating a SAD with a leaky gut, your immune system is already turned on pretty high fighting that, so when you get another irritant (e.g., the dust mites) it pushed your immune system over the threshold and you get all the allergy symptoms. If you eat a low-inflamitory, auto-immune safe, paelo-inspired diet then your immune system should calm down and "allergens" won't push you over the threshold. That's why most allergy medication is just some form of immunosupressive.

Theory: that's why "kids these days" are allergic to everything. Their diet is so bad that everything causes an overreactive immune response.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 10:05 PM

say i cut out, chocolate, cake, crisps, ice cream fizzy drinks, cakes and all that crap out of my diet completely, and cut out cheese, bread and pastries do you think there is a good chance my syptoms will improve?

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 11:01 PM

if not i will completely take out all wheat

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 09:44 PM

great information and some what inspriring to tackle my allergies

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 11:00 PM

thanks, i have looked up high inflammatry foods and i am going to take out some of them things out of my diet, take some high histamine foods out of my diet and some things paleo says avoid and hopefully my symptoms will improve! :)

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20888)

on July 29, 2011
at 10:44 PM

great chance! Go to robbwolf.com and look for the autoimmune protocol. That will give you a list of everything to cut out for 30 days, and then you can slowly add things back in and see what causes you the problems. But really I think if you cut out EVERYTHING that has ANY wheat in it, you'll see a great improvement.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on July 29, 2011
at 09:02 PM

Back in high school I tested positive for nearly every allergen with the skin prick test, now I test positive for none. I think eating an anti-inflammatory diet rich in grass-fed meat, wild fish, fruits, and vegetables is key, as is avoiding soy/corn/canola oils + refined carbs.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 09:44 PM

great what type of foods are inflammatry and anti inflammatry? thanks

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 29, 2011
at 10:36 PM

I think the answer above answers your question about what is and isn't inflammatory food. But if you want exact recipes get a copy of something like the "Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals: Delicious, Primal-approved meals you can make in under 30 minutes". They have it on Amazon. If you really want to go to the root of what causes inflammation there is good info on Dr. Jack Kruse's blog (aka The Quilt).

0
66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 30, 2011
at 09:14 PM

My son was born with asthma, eczema & allergies had suffered all his life until we went paleo - no sugar, wheat, beans, etc, etc - it is like he is a different person now no symptoms at all - his doctor thinks it's almost a miracle and is using some paleo ideas for her other asthma patients now.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 30, 2011
at 09:51 PM

thats great, i have cut out dairy a cuple of days ago and alot of grains and processed foods, goingg to eat alot of anti histamine anti infammatory foods see how it goes!

0
6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on July 29, 2011
at 09:34 PM

I used to have horrible springtime allergies. The first time I went paleo, I was pleasantly surprised that my allergies didn't show up when spring came rolling around. I took a break for a few years and they weren't completely gone, but they were diminished. I think Melissa is right about overall inflammation playing a role. I still seem to have a bit of a mold allergy but my fingers are crossed it will ease up with time and further healing.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 10:07 PM

thanks, yeh so a low inflammation diet will have a good chance of improving my symptoms?

0
Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on July 29, 2011
at 09:29 PM

Addressing any digestive issues and getting on a great diet that works for you are key components in healing leaky gut that causes environmental and food allergies and sensitivities. That said though, some people are destined to continue to react to certain stimuli regardless of health improvements. People who address the underlying causes of allergies prior to having children are definitely upping the odds that their offspring will not suffer the same allergic fate. There is never a guarantee, but even if improvement isn't obvious for several generations, the alternative is the potential die off of our species.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 10:00 PM

do u think if i could out crap in my diet like chocolate, cake crisps, ice cream, sweets, fizzy drinks, bread, cheese and pastries there is a good chance allergy symptoms can be much much less severe and maybe hardly bothering?

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on July 31, 2011
at 08:56 PM

There's no way to know for sure until you give it a go!

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