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Wellness Beets #26: Food Allergy Remedies, Multivitamins and Filtered Water

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Brittany is leading a Pickling Workshop Sunday, September 13th – find out more and register here.

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Allergy Remedies (Allergen immunotherapy)
Brittany discusses various options for dealing with food allergies (and the difference between allergies and sensitivities).  She discusses allergy shots, food oral immunotherapy, and the immunosuppression drug, Xolair.  Alex goes into details of gut healing as it relates to healing food allergies and sensitivities. We also talk about living with food limitations and how to keep yourself sane and happy in the process of figuring out gut health and other health challenges.

Resources:
You can read about successful allergy treatment trials in this article.

 

Multivitamins
We discuss the benefits of using multivitamins to fill in the gaps of missing nutrients in the diet, especially for people who are severely depleted.  We talk about different brands, running panels with your healthcare provider, how to go about tracking the success of taking a multivitamin, and greens powders.  Additionally, we talk about making sure your multivitamin has appropriate doses of nutrients, especially for people with genetic differences (such as MTHFR).

Resources:
Nutreince Multivitamin
The Micronutrient Miracle by Mira and Jason Calton
Greens Powder Options: Athletic Greens,  Garden of Life
Nutrient Boot Camp

 

Filtered Water
We talk about the pros and cons of filtering the water in your house.  Brittany discusses the differences between the water filters available (carbon, reverse osmosis, and water softeners), while Alex discusses the importance of filtered drinking water and shower water for detoxing purposes.

Resources:
The Environmental Working Group Buying Guide for 2013

Here’s Alex’s favorite cheap, first-starting-out shower filter.

Bonus: Alex gives Brittany some advice on clarifying since she wasn’t seeing any hair improvements after getting a shower filter. Alex talks about this Neutrogen Anti-Residue Shampoo and some other options, like Dr. Bronner’s and Kirk’s Castile Soap (for hard water).  We also talk about Brittany’s and Alex’s bad experiences with baking soda shampoo.

 

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