Dispelling Unwarranted Fears!!

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Dawn Lester One of the reasons for the articles I write is to help dispel unnecessary fear and enable people to make informed decisions, rather than fear-based decisions predicated on misleading or even false information. … A typical example of the promotion of unwarranted fear by the BBC is a recent article entitled Alpha-gal syndrome: Meat […]

Red Dye #40 Can Make Non-ADD Kids Hyperactive & Alter Brain Function

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Deep Roots at Home A child who eats 2 cups of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, a small bag of Skittles, and 8 ounces of Orange Crush soda will consume 102 milligrams of artificial dye, including red dye #40. Behavioral tests found as little as 30 mg can cause adverse reactions. Since we all understand children are […]

Autoimmune Diseases in Chinese Medicine – Part 2

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Giovanni Maciocia Obviously there is no theory of “autoimmune” diseases in Chinese medicine. However, by analyzing the nature of autoimmunity and of the Chinese correspondent of the immune system (which I shall call “defence system”) , we can formulate certain theories. In my opinion, autoimmunity implies seven aspects from a Chinese perspective which set it […]

Skin Testing with Pfizer SARS-Cov-2 Vaccine and PEG 2000

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João Vieira et al. The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is an mRNA vaccine that uses a lipid-based nanoparticle carrier system, stabilized by polyethylene glycol (PEG) 2000. Although evidence on the pathogenesis of severe immediate reactions to the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is lacking, the PEG molecule has been proposed as a possible culprit for these reactions due to […]

Anaphylactic Reactions to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines: A Call for Further Study

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Sophia Hatziantoniou et al. The modified mRNA molecule is encased in LNPs, consisting of ionizable, auxiliary and pegylated lipids, as well as cholesterol, which is thought to contribute to the fluidity of the nanoparticle, thus increasing its ability to fuse with the plasma membranes of host cells to deliver the mRNA cargo. … After implementation […]

Polyethylene Gycol as a Cause of Anaphylaxis

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Katharina Wylon, Sabine Dölle, Margitta Worm Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) or macrogols are polyether compounds and are widely used as additives in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food. Potential life-threatening hypersensitivity reactions to hidden molecules like macrogol may be under- diagnosed. Cases of immediate-type PEG hypersensitivity were reported with increasing frequency. The awareness regarding the allergenic potential of […]