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After many years of not been able to find consistant information in one place on Salicylate Intolerance I decided with all my research to put togather a book. My book explains what Salicylate Intolerance is while giving simple details of the mechanisms and chemistry involved. It includes about 100 pages of salicylate free food recipes, and advice on avoiding salicylates in the environment, and alternatives to salicylate high products such as household cleaners.

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What is Salicylate Intolerance ?

Salicylate is Aspirin-like naturally occurring chemical compounds found in most plants and stored in the bark, leaves, roots, skin and seeds. They act as a natural pesticide to protect the plants against insect damage, disease, fungi, and harmful bacteria.


Salicylate intolerance is a detrimental reaction, often delayed, to a food, beverage, food additive, or a compound found in foods that produces symptoms in one or more body organs and systems, but it is not a true food allergy. A true food allergy requires the presence of Immunoglobin E (IgE) antibodies against the food, and these are not present in Salicylate food intolerance.


With Salicylates Intolerance an adverse reaction occurs to natural chemicals in food, especially fruit and vegetables. They have an accumulative effect in the body, causing higher than normal levels of these chemicals in the blood, making sufferers toxic and can cause severe symptoms.


Salicylates also found in cosmetics, beauty products (anti-wrinkle properties!), perfumes, household cleaners, incense, air fresheners. deodorants, the list is endless. Salicylates induce urticaria, asthma and nasal polyps develop.






It is best not to self-diagnose, but to find a reputable professional allergist who can confirm your allergy as this condition mimics symptoms similar to other serious medical problems.





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