Meat allergies invite a plant based cure

Meat allergies invite a plant based cure

Ever heard of anyone being allergic to meat?  I have many times and it is a very widely spread condition but one that is often not talked about.  How do I know?  From the hundreds of people on my programme who feel instantly better once they stop eating meat.

Alpha-gal (in meat) is a problem for many people.

The most common allergenic foods are:

  • Dairy (casein, caseinate, lactalbumin, whey),   
  • Wheat/gluten (wheat, barley and rye)
  • Eggs (albumen or ovalbumin) 
  • Seafood/fish (usually crustaceans)
  • Soybean products (usually isolates)
  • Peanuts (arachis, satay or beer nuts)                           
  • Tree nuts (Brazils, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts and chestnuts)
  • Corn
  • Citrus/strawberries/kiwifruit/tomato
  • Pork/chicken/beef

Alpha-gal (galactose-alpha 1,3-galactose) is found in both tick saliva and the cells of mammalian, non-primate meat.  The common allergenic symptoms (as per most allergenic reactions) include painful and itchy hives, swelling and anaphylactic shock.  These generally begin within a few hours of eating meat.  Someone famous you may know with the allergy is popular author John Grisham.

Original article written by Jaime Warburton for on June 25, 2012.

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Posted: Wednesday 27 June 2012