Diet Sensitivities and Seasonal Allergies

Natalie Cote

Did you know?!?!?!

If your allergies are triggered by tree (alder or birch), grass, weed (mugwort) or ragweed pollen you may want to consider avoiding other foods in your diet?


As part of a previous post, the immune system response to allergens was highlighted. Because certain fruits and vegetables are derived from plants similar to those that produce trigger allergic responses, a person may also cross react to certain foods that are similar to the originating trigger. Here are some examples:


Alder tree pollen trigger: consider that almonds, apples, celery, cherries, hazelnuts, peaches, pears and parsley may cause a similar “allergic-like” response.

Grass pollen trigger: consider that melons, tomatoes and oranges may cause a similar allergic response.

Mugwort (weed) pollen trigger: consider that carrots, celery, coriander, fennel, parsley, pepper and sunflower may cause a similar allergic response.

Ragweed pollen trigger: consider that bananas, cantaloupe, cucumbers, zucchini, honeydew, watermelon and chamomile tea may cause a similar allergic response.

Birch tree pollen trigger: consider the following potential cross reactors: almond, apple, apricot, carrot, celery, cherry, coriander, fennel, hazelnut, kiwi, nectarine, orange, parsley, parsnip, peach, pear, pepper, persimmon, plum, potato, prune, soy and wheat.


It is important to note that a balanced, nutrient dense diet is best to achieve optimal health. However, consideration of these cross-reactors may be worthwhile in severe allergy sufferers.


To get allergies under control, the following protocol is suggested:


Mega Probiotic-ND™ 50

C3 Curcumin Complex

N-Acetyl Cysteine


Additional supplements to consider:

Immuno Benefits™

Liquid D3 10,000IU


Where food allergies may be present, consider:

Betaine Benefits

Enzyme Benefits™



*These supplements can be ordered through PerforMIX. Please contact a member of our team or visit our website to learn more.


-Natalie, PharmD, RPh

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