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What type of doctor can I go to?

Immune system is working against me causing allergy, illness symptoms and inflammation relating to ALL foods. Been to allergists that double in immunology and their only answer is avoid food. How does one avoid all food? For years it was just a few foods causing an immune response but in the past months its become all foods. Not looking for answers just a direction to go in to find more help. TY :-) Even allergists say the sudden onset of all mass food allergies isn't normal. I'd like to investigate if there is something causing my immune system to change like so. Where can I get help with my immune system? Allergist that double in immunology have their solution to stop eating or take lots of meds to reduce the immune response. I'd like to investigate if something is causing such a drastic immune system change, what if something else is affecting the immune system? How and where do I find help to learn if maybe my immune system is being affected by another cause? Allergists have not been able to help.
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Celiac disease?  Were you tested?  
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I copied and pasted a reply I gave to another member here, recently.

So for your convenience and just to simplify matters here it is:

"Things you can do/look into:

Gut Dysbiosis/ Leaky Gut Syndrome.

In gut dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome, the gut mucosa is inflammed and becomes permeable, so
Proteins, bacteria, viruses, and fungi (which produce mycotoxins in their overgrowth stage) that ordinarily would not get in, enter the bloodstream and tissues of the body. The body considers these as foreign and thus starts an immune response and over time, if this does not get corrected timely, it manifests as auto-immune disease, affecting any part or system of the body!
Here's a study pertinent to this.
Journal of Infection and Immunity. 1993;61:619-626

There's a simple urine test available for Leaky Gut Syndrome: mannito/lactulose test


Yeast Infection/Candida

To test: leave a tall glass of water by your night-table. Upon waking up spit generously into the glass.
After 20 minutes if spit becomes long & stringy, or
sinks to the bottom of the glass, you probably have Candida (yeast infection).
Sinking spit is worse than stringy and floating, I believe. Do a YouTube search for more details. Not an official dx test. Only indicative!
To remedy:
a.Coconut oil (extra virgin organic) in place of cooking oils 2T daily, work up to 4T daily in 2-3 weeks.
Greatest antifungal-much better than ANY anti-fungal drug! I've seen the studies.
(I have read 3 books on the benefits of coconut oil)
b. Anti-candida diet. Avoid sugars(including artificial)
carbs, alcohol, fermented foods, dairy (some people are OK with yogurt).
c.  High quality prebiotics and probiotics.
I have taken the Progressive Nutritionals HCP®Synbiotic kit, which I found to be one of the best ones on the market.
Only given as a resource for information, as this is manufactured in Canada.
d. Lower stress levels! Stress and yeast infections
go hand in hand (stress on its own is a factor that
may contribute to the development and exasperation of many symptoms.

Allergies including type5/Sensitivities/Intolerance/
Dr. Coca's Pulse Test, it's a free download, and it will indicate within a week,any reactivity, any allergies, any intolerance and sensitivity to anything ingested,that is considered offensive by the immune system.
It is a great self-test, for the degree of accuracy, however, should you find it too difficult to do because of your schedule perhaps, there's a simplified version that I can send you, as second option.
Here it is:
Dr. Cocoa's Pulse Test (simplified version)Just sit in a chair and come to rest for about 5 minutes. Take your pulse for a full 1 minute (not the 15 sec. multiply by 4 thing). Then put whatever you want to test in your mouth and chew it for 30 seconds. Then take your pulse again. If you find it is faster by 6 beats, you are allergic or have a sensitivity to it. If you have type “O” blood, use 4 beats as the criteria instead of 6. It’s that simple.

Underlying pathogenic Infections. ( this is the most challenging )
Pathogenic infections such as:  All Borrelia species- not just Borrelia Burgdoferi,Anaplasma phago­cytophilum, Babesia microti, Babesia duncani,Bartonella henselae, Bartonella quintana, Coxiella burnetii, Ehrlichia chaffeensis,Francisella tularensis, Mycoplasma fermentans, Icognitus and other Mycoplasma species, Rickettsia rickettsii, viruses such as HHV-6,nematodes. These are extremely difficult to detect!!! .
You may visit Dr. Garth Nicolson's website or do a search here under his name, for more info. he's the leading expert in this field and a regular contributor in Medhelp."
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Use whatever you find applicable.
Now, what I think about your situation is that your views about the immune system, may take you away from properly investigation.
At the end of the day, YOU are in charge.
If you leave this to the medical system, well you know the score, as you are going thu all this b.s. presently.
So having said that, the new golden rule in health is: You are what you absorb, assimilate and eliminate. And if you do all this efficiently you will enjoy better health.
Allergists are mostly cause and effect linear thinkers, trained from within their field and practicing what they learnt and following the recommended protocols.
That is not enough. You need intuitive health professionals who are not confined to the medical box of thinking, to help you get out of your health issues.
You issues have to do with possible intolerance, dysbiosis, systemic
infectious conditions affecting any body system any organ , toxicity,
various deficiencies and more.

My honest opinion is that you should  seek a holistic doctor or ND who is NOT going to diagnose anything!
He/she will help you correct imbalances and deficiencies, detoxify your body, restore the integrity of your immune system and support the immune system to repair  affected systems and organs, by means of supplementation, nutritional approaches, herbal remedies and other natural therapies.
Please post again with your opinion or to offer more pertinent details about your medical history which may help, as  there's more, right?
You deserve a break, but it will take (medical) intellect and intuition to collaborate in a comprehensive way and time, for it to happen.
Wish you well!
Niko


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Thank you so much. Antihistamines do a great job of slowing or preventing lesser ammune (immune) sys reponces and it's currently being treated with either steroids or antihistamines. Many of the foods inhaled or eaten trigger inflammation in the lungs and almost always a range of severe digestive problems; these foods must be avoided. But not too long ago I was able to eat these foods with no reactions. Now every food shares the same reactions reversable with medications but these medications aren't stopping the source just treating reactions such as inflammation, pain, histamine, igE ect. If I eat a specific food for too long too often it starts to  become a problem after a few months. I've been through all the gastro testing before the gastro and allergy depts concluded it was allergy related. My respiratory allergies are also far more intense than ever before as well. New allergies to enviromental things as well, all just as sudden as food allergies. Allergy meds and steroids help far most over any other. Its both sides foods and air pollens, ect both are popping up as new allergies all the time. I think it would be a GREAT idea to go holisic. I would also like to find out if in the MD area of immune or blood ect, if I can rule out an underlying issue and what types of doctors would work in these areas relaing to my issues. I strongly can't or at least never read or heard of an allergy condition forming so rapidly with people. I'm looking for some other answer than it just happens.
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Perhaps my post was TOO long, making easy to miss rather important and relevant parts by skimming through it. I know I do this sometimes. lol!
Let me bring to your attention what I deduct to be the key to answering
your question. I copied and pasted the following (from my earlier post)

"In gut dysbiosis and leaky gut syndrome, the gut mucosa is inflammed and becomes permeable, so
Proteins, bacteria, viruses, and fungi (which produce mycotoxins in their overgrowth stage) that ordinarily would not get in, enter the bloodstream and tissues of the body. The body considers these as foreign and thus starts an immune response and over time, if this does not get corrected timely, it manifests as auto-immune disease, affecting any part or system of the body!
Here's a study pertinent to this.
Journal of Infection and Immunity. 1993;61:619-626 "

All macronutrients, not processed properly, through the digestive and G/I systems and the associated organs, to absorb the nutrients, minerals,
proteins, carbohydrates etc PROPERLY may end up UNDIGESTED and unprocessed, not broken down enough, either stuck in the intestines
rotting and becoming toxic,  and /or b/c of intestinal permeability, some particles ending in the blood circulation and the tissues of your body.
It is NATURAL for your immune system to reject these substances,
thus the all out allergic type of reaction to anything and the auto-immune like response.

So, in other words it does not just happen.

It is very difficult to sort this out on you own, your body probably can't
use any meds, so as I said,you may need to see a holistic MD or an ND.

Post again if you have any more questions.
Wish you well.
Niko
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I agree with Niko.  You condition really sounds like leaky gut syndrome.  You can also look up the testimony of Jordan S. Rubin.  Your story sounds very much like Jordan's.  He turned his health around with probiotics.  You are probably fully aware that you can't go on the way things are currently going.  
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