Episode #26: Food Allergy Remedies, Multivitamins, and Filtered Water
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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 immunosupression 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.
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).
The Micronutrient Miracle by Mira and Jason Calton
We talk about the pros and cons of filtering the water in your house. Brittany discusses the differences between the different types of filters (carbon, reverse osmosis, and water softeners) while Alex discusses the people who most need to water what’s in both their drinking and showering water.
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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