Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

An Unfortunate and Lengthy Adventure in Misdiagnosis

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Additive intolerance appears to be extremely common. In a study of E282, calcium propionate in bread, Sue Dengate took the top 15 percent of all children rated on a scale for behavioural problems and found that about half reacted to calcium propionate. So about 7.5 percent of all children are definitely reacting to the additive, and we don’t know about the other kids who act up only occasionally. ADD/ADHD and autism are really, really common these days. Amazingly, autism has a companion syndrome “autism related bowel disease,” but still the average doctor hasn’t put two and two together that there is a dietary connection. How many people in the world think they are gluten intolerant based on some vague symptoms they get when they eat bread, when it is actually E282, calcium propionate?

The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital allergy unit people say people with salicylate intolerance are usually also sensitive to at least one additive, and that food chemical intolerance is far more common than food allergies. I also read somewhere that amine intolerance is exacerbated by salicylates and decreases over time on a salicylate free diet (wish I could remember where). I wonder how many people think they need to cut out all dairy because cheese upsets their stomachs, when it is actually the amines?

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Written by alienrobotgirl

2 March, 2006 at 11:23 pm

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