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If you ever felt frustrated by the lack of consistent information on Salicylate Intolerance available, then you are in the same position, as I was a few years ago. It is because of this I decided with all my research to create a book. It gives simple details on salicylate, how to avoid them in the environment, and salicylate free alternatives. Also, includes low salicylate food recipes book.

Salicylate Intolerance Survival Guide book can be ordered from most bookshops. Also from and other online shops.



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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