I used to have a moderate response to poison oak, but seems like after paleo, my response has lessened quite a bit. I was hiking in heavy poison oak last week and so far, no response at all. I know I must have touched it lots of times as the bushes were everywhere intruding into the path. I know that individual poison oak response can change with time, but I am wondering if paleo eating might have also influenced it. Response to poison oak is an immune response which one would reasonably assume would be influenced by things like vitamin D levels, inflamation levels, etc. What do you think?
asked byEva (20807)
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on February 11, 2011
at 08:04 PM
That's interesting, but it makes a lot of sense. If your immune system is on defcon 5 24/7 because of the wheat in your gut, it stands to reason that all histamine responses would be heavy-handed. I'm looking forward to an allergy-free June this year.