Question: I read your article on fighting seasonal allergies without drugs, but what about food allergies? Is there a way to make my reactions to the things I’m allergic to less severe somehow using vitamins or supplements?
Larry’s Response: Food allergies are not much different than seasonal allergies in that something, a trigger, causes mast cells to release histamine and other inflammatory agents. The resulting reaction can be frightening and deadly (in the case of severe allergy – or anaphylaxis). While many of us try to avoid the foods that cause such reactions, we often fail to realize is that you can strengthen your body to defend against the triggers. There are numerous supplements that can help.