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Help I Am Allergic To Pork

Aug 18, 2007
If you are allergic to Pork then you suffer from allergies Type 1 or contact allergy. The immune system overreacts to the proteins found in the pork. At the present time there is no known cure for allergies that involve food. Scientists do not clearly understand why the immune system of people allergic to pork considers some food proteins as harmful by the body.

The immune system can mount a variety of defenses mechanisms against proteins that is considers as harmful or foreign. Symptoms can be very mild to life-threatening depending on the severity of your pork allergies. They usually occur within a few minutes to a few hours after eating pork.

Allergies to pork or any other meat product is very rare. Many times the allergic reaction to pork can be caused not by the pork itself but by some other chemical used when processing the port for the consumer market. Such chemicals as Papain that is used as a meat tenderizer or Casein that is used as a stabilizer can cause allergic reactions that may be confused as an allergy to pork. Chemical contaminates and preservatives are the most common of food allergies.

Another caused of the apparent allergy to meat products was the uses of antibiotics at the farms. A good example was the 2001 recall of pork products by Mitchell's Gourmet Foods Inc because the hogs were injected with Penicillin prior to the hogs being sent to the processing center.

If you are suffering from food allergy symptoms that are not life treating then some common products are available to help with the symptoms such as Quercitin, Bromellain , Vitamin A, Eucalyptus, Iron, and L-Carnitine.

Quercitin is a well known flavonoid. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants and can reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and strengthen blood vessels, and improve circulation. Quercitin is also known for its ability to block the release of histamines, thus reducing or preventing allergy symptoms. Take 500 mg twice daily.

Bromellain will enhance the absorption of Quercetin. Take 100 mg twice daily.

Vitamin A is an important immune system stimulant. DR. Nauss reported a reduced T-cell immune response in patients with a Vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A deficiency may increase the risk of cancers of the lung, larynx, bladder, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum and prostate. Vitamin A is stored in the liver and fat cells of the human body and can reach toxic levels. DO NOT take more than the recommended dosage of Vitamin A.

Use Eucalyptus or olbas oil in boiling water and inhale the steam that is being generated. This treatment is also very good for any type of stuffy nose due to a cold, flu or allergy problems. Both readily diffuse into the air and can provide benefits to nasal and bronchial areas.

Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying substance in red blood cells. Iron is vital for the production of blood. It enhances the immune system. Iron also aids in growth and repair of both bone and tissue by helping the body produce collagen.

L-Carnitine is essential for the body's ability to turn food into energy. L-Carnation increases energy at the cell level by increased fat burning, increases the body's ability to remove toxic disease-causing compounds and helps cells live longer.

If you are Allergic To Pork then find a good health care professional prior to starting any type of home treatment.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.
About the Author
David Cowley has created numerous articles on allergies. He has also created a Web Site dedicated to allergies and how to treat them. Visit Allergy Treatment
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