July 14, 2010

Book Mentions Tea Allergy

In the past I've written about allergy to tea and the posts drew a number of comments. For some reason it is hard to find information on tea allergy, even on the web.

My allergy to tea was found via skin-prick allergy testing which also revealed that I am allergic to black pepper. These tests are not usually part of the most popular series of skin-prick tests which necessarily tests for a limited number of allergies. After all, there are more substances to test than you would have done at one time.

Anyway, since tea allergy is seldom mentioned, my eyebrows shot up when I read the following in Dr. Amen's book Change Your Brain, Change Your Body:
"As far as food allergies go, the most common culprits are peanuts, milk, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, and wheat... Other foods commonly associated with allergies include corn, chocolate, tea, coffee, sugar, yeast, citrus fruits, pork, rye, beef, tomato, and barley."
(I added bolding to emphasize the word tea.)

You may have seen Dr. Daniel Amen on television. I saw him on PBS and then checked out the book from our county library.

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