Five Egg Allergy Myths

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Eggs are one of the most common allergic reactions for individuals today. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says egg proteins cause mild to severe allergy reactions from skin irritations and hives to severe breathing and abdominal pains.

The cause is from an immune system reaction from protein, ovalalbumin and ovomucoid, contained in the egg white itself.

Allergy myths about eggs:

  1. Yolk is OK to eat. This is only half true, yes the egg white is rich in protein and the yolk is good- fat rich. But all egg yolk has some egg white contaminant.
  2. Duck eggs are OK. Wrong! Any eggs have the same proteins! Duck, goose, or quail can have the same protein
  3. The allergy is due to the feed the chickens eat. Not true. Studies have found that there is no bearing on what the chicken is feed as to the allergies in the egg.
  4. You can rub raw egg on your skin to check for allergies. Yes, your skin may react, but this is not a reputable test to gauge an allergy reaction. Ingesting an egg causes different reactions than the skin, which is more sensitive.
  5. Homeopathic formulas can help. Yes, depending on your symptoms, causes and sensations. There are several homeopathic remedies that can be selected per individual that can help decrease egg allergic reaction.Taking homeopathic blends can help those with egg allergies to become more tolerable  and have less side effects.

Depending on which scientist you talk to and what you read, some feel these allergies will be outgrown, for children, up to 70%, by sixteen years old. Adults may not have that capability. Other allergy specialist, say that a few people’s immune systems just learn to tolerate the eggs!

Be careful what you eat. Eggs or egg proteins, the egg white, are commonly added to many processed and baked goods.

Some individuals are ok with eggs that are heated for prolonged periods at high temperatures like in bread or baked goodies.

 

References:

www.AsthmaandAllergyFoundation

www.foodallergy.org

Food Allergy Research and Education

http://acaai.org/allergies/types/food-allergies

Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist, is a Natural Health Consultant helping individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses. Contact her at [email protected]

 

Cindy Burrows

Cynthia Burrows, M.T. CWC, Herbalist


Cynthia Burrows, from Austin, Texas, owns Cindy Burrows, Natural Health Consultant; assisting individuals with health issues they would like to change. She will set up a program giving choices of foods, herbs, teas and homeopathic suggestions. Cindy is past owner of Nature’s Healing Herbs, an Herbal, Green Tea, and Tincture product line, and a rare product line of Green Tea Foods. She has certificates for Herbalist at East West School of Herbology, and as Wellness Consultant with the Wellness Forum in Ohio.


Cindy is also a Medical Technologist, with a B.S. degree from Mansfield University in Mansfield Pa., she has been in healthcare for over 30 years. In 2005, she started using a new device founded in Europe, Quantum Biofeedback, “an energy rebalancing of the body”, by using our bodies electricity or frequency waves it can detect stress points in the body, she has added this to her consulting practice. She now has her Certification as a Biofeedback Specialist. She helps her clients by working with the synergy of herbs, food, homeopathy, and aromatherapy within her practice. She is a speaker, writer, and teacher. Cindy has been interviewed on TV; about the benefits of Green Tea and has been on radio about her small business tour to Ecuador.


Cindy has been an herbalist for over 20 years and has spent 6 years learning through the East West School of Herbology with Michael Tierra. She has studied Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs with a strong emphasis on nutrition. Along with many other continued studies of alternative and complementary medicine. She is a Certified Wellness Consultant, through a special program, The Wellness Forum, which has its nutrition program, now part of the curriculum at Ohio State University, providing educational seminars and workshops designed to impart relevant nutrition information to individuals to take control of their own health. These programs give healthier options and choices that can impact your longevity and quality of life. Cindy has been a speaker to many groups and has conducted many of her own classes on food and healthy life style programs.


Cindy has been involved with a hands-on healing program for the past 4 years and offers energy healing, through donation only, to anyone who needs her services.


She is Co-president of the Austin Herb Society and a member of the American Herbalist Guild. Cynthia has been a board member on many programs in the past including; La Sertoma, Arthritis Foundation, Toastmasters International, National Association of Female Executives, Handicapped Equestrian Learning Program, Entrepreneurs Association, and Austin Integrated Health Care Program.


Cindy also loves nature, animals, reading, blending teas, juices, etc.; likes to hike, and work with plants and, of course, cooking., mostly vegetarian.

Cindy has an adventurous streak.

She has organized and taken tours with business and artists groups to Big Bend, Texas, New Mexico, USA, and Ecuador, South America.