Talking Updates on Chinese Herbs and Food Allergies
Chinese Herbs for Food Allergies, Eczema, and Asthma
If you or anyone you love lives with food allergies, eczema, and/or asthma you follow the work of Dr. Xiu-Min Li.
Henry Ehrlich spoke with me about his new book “Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Fight Against Allergic Disease” which he co-authored with Dr Xiu-Min Li. This book furthers Henry’s first book, “Food Allergies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Search for a Cure.” It also deepens and broadens the subject, by incorporating writings and further research of Dr Li’s.
This new book hones in on recent updates in the immune system / Chinese Herbs niche.
1 – Apparently, Dr Li is exploring a probiotic and allergenic protein oral delivery system designed to inoculate pregnant and reproductive age woman with food allergies from passing those allergies along to their off-spring. The work has been proven in mouse model studies and is single allergen specific, as opposed to a generalized allergen approach. Meaning, you’d do it for each allergy – peanut, egg, treenut,… whichever allergy plagues the mother.
2 – Curing / healing eczema as a way to thwart or redirect the atopic march (seasonal allergies, asthma, food allergies).
3 – Other immune diseases and the curative effects of Chinese Herbs: mast cell disorders, crohns, IBD, and obesity. (Interesting to think of obesity as an immune disease but if you follow probiotic research, you’re familiar with work transferring microbiome elements between thin and obese mice and how that has a metabolic and weight altering effect).
4 – Updates on ASHMI (antiasthma herbal medicine intervention) with some exciting case studies.
You can also read my earlier interview with Henry about “Food Allergies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Search for a Cure,” as well as my in-depth interview with Dr. Xiu-Min Li.
I’ll be reading the book shortly – I’m very excited because I’m a big proponent of Chinese Medicine, and Dr Li, in my opinion, is one of the most, if not the most, exciting research practitioner in the Chinese Herbal Medicine / immune system niche.
Please post a comment if you are trying or have tried TCM or herbs for any allergic conditions. Thanks, Denise