5 Health Problems Linked with Low-Level Pesticide Exposure

Pesticides

Though pesticides are dangerous at high levels, recent studies have also suggested they may cause health problems at low levels of exposure, as well.
For years, we’ve been assured that the small amount of pesticides we ingest from foods won’t harm our health, but recent research is casting doubt on that theory.

It’s true that high levels of exposure are more dangerous, and have been linked with cancer, memory loss, and Parkinson’s disease. But small amounts, such as those that many of us are exposed to on a daily basis, may also increase risk of health problems over time.

Here’s a glimpse at what the science has found, along with steps you can take to protect your family. (more…)

How to Go Primal with Food Allergies and Restrictions

speedbumpOver the past couple months, I’ve steadily been accumulating questions from readers with food allergies and food restrictions looking for assistance. They are all interested in giving the Primal Blueprint lifestyle an honest shot, but because they can’t eat certain foods, many of which enjoy an (real or imagined) exalted place in our community, they need help. Can it be done without eating red meat? Can it be done as a vegetarian? Can one eat Primal without eating land animals? Can a person succeed without tree nuts? Without coconut products? Are almonds essential? Can a vegan succeed on this eating plan? Are these nothing but minor speed bumps on the road to Primal, or something more serious? Let’s find out. (more…)

IgG Food Allergy Testing by ELISA/EIA What Do They Really Tell Us?

Adverse reactions to food may initiate a myriad of physiological effects in the body. These reactions may be immunologically or non-immunologically mediated and can result in signs and symptoms ranging in severity from mild to life threatening anaphylaxis.1-9 Although the majority of severe reactions are thought to be immunological and mediated via IgE, other immune globulins, such as IgG and IgA, may play a role in adverse reactions to food as well.2,10,11  (more…)