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A 35-year-old female asked:

what kind of specialist should i get for soy, peanut & histamine diet so i won't get an allergic reaction and lose weight.

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
A dietitian, not a: physician, most likely. Histamine= a hormone made internally (not in food) & induces itching/capillary-dilatation/redness/edema; i.e. allergic response. Plus what people have "allergic responses" to in skin vs. mouth vs. pharynx vs. blood, etc, vary quite widely with no clear correlations with one another. Yet many assume that skin tests are a "Gold Standard" & offer clear guidance. Humm....
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Provided original answer
The medical industry, given some successes in finding a few single molecules from nature as tools to alter body behaviors, even improve health (in some cases) has also promoted simple & complex compounds from nature as being primarily responsible for human problems. However, life/humans are fantastically complex & this focus on compounds ignores/misses most of what is happening in human behaviors.
Apr 10, 2015

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