Thank you so much for the info. My son had terrible
asthma and since I have taken him off foods with high
fructose corn syrup and bht one and a half yrs ago, he
no longer has asthma. (he also is sensitive to
expeller pressed oils, which is ok on the feingold
diet but not ok for my son) I brought him to one of
the top allergists in the country who told me that my
son would have to be on steroids everyday. I even
brought the labels of the foods my son seemed to react
to. He was tested for many diff allergies and the
doctor found nothing. After the appt, I decided to do
some of my own research. That is where I found the
feingold diet. This March it will be two yrs since I
first read about the diet. Since then my son has not
needed any treatments for asthma and as far as I'm
concerned he doesn't have it anymore.
I am so grateful for everything you guys do.
Note: Although allergy testing is sometimes helpful, it is just as often not. Reactions to chemicals, additives, and even foods can sometimes be a "sensitivity" not an "allergy" and it will not show up on the IgE allergy testing usually done.
Additives are often small chemical compounds similar to drugs. Except as haptens, combined with proteins, they do not, themselves, cause allergic reactions, but they can cause pharmacological reactions. This would be called "side effects" if the additive were a medication. Also, in the case of a food, the person may be reacting to a chemical or fungicide sprayed ON a food, not to the food itself, and allergists cannot test for EVERYTHING, after all.