I know we haven’t posted in a while, but we are keeping very busy researching alpha-gal. Here’s an interesting article from the April issue of Allergic Living on John Grisham’s meat allergy. Check it out!
Thanks for the link to the article! Very interesting.
Dealing with this is a challenge. Even after being diagnosed with this by my allergist I have still dealt with naysayers. It is a mystery. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
My son was diagnosed but his symptoms are sever stomach cramps for hours at a time. No more red meat for our family either. Thanks to the UVA site we knew what kind of test to ask our allergist to run. We figured it out by researching online–no help from gastro doctor or ordinary allergy testing.–took close to a year to figure it out.
Like many here, I ate red meat from fast food restos, grocery stores, etc… for years. Last year I started to experience severe pain under the left side of my rib cage. I of course contacted my doctor who referred me to have Xrays done and multiples test, fortunately nothing was found. I initiated an elimination diet, which found that not only red-meat causes my allergic symptoms, but also Egg yokes. I have since given up egg yoke and use the whites only. Interestingly, I can consume free range beef, store purchased (pork, lamb, chicken, fish) with no side-effects. Is it possible that these tick bites target something in corn-fed beef and liquid fed poultry?
I hope I never get this allergy because meat is one of the few things I can eat with no problems.
It is difficult to treat allergies but all natural means, usually, antihistamines are the only ones that relieve the symptoms of allergy. ‘:;:` Yours trully
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A Resource on the Mammalian Meat Allergy from the University of Virginia
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