At first, I never knew that mold allergy can come from food. My mom and I share the same allergy. Humid places, high humidity climate, old clothes or books always give us breathing difficulties or other mild asthma symptoms. But when my mother was diagnosed with food allergy, I just realized that there are many types of food that use mold in processing. Who can have this allergy? Do both mold and air allergies always meet? And how to cure it? Keep reading …
Mold, as well as mold, is included in the mushroom family. They differ from other plants or animals in their unique breeding methods. Their seeds are called spores. When an allergic patient is inhaling spores, they may have symptoms such as sneezing and breathing difficulties. In addition to air, mold can also grow in food. Although it is only a small percentage, people with respiratory mold allergy can also have the same allergy from food. My mother can’t eat foods that are processed with mold, such as soy sauce, “tempeh” or fermented cassava, while I don’t share the same allergy.
Although it is not a processed food, the peanut can also cause allergy to the alfatoxin mold, a toxin that can be found in corn, wheat, soy and sorghum, as well as peanuts. Other foods that could cause allergies are mushrooms, melon, berries, beer, smoked meats and some cereals, as well as some cheeses, such as blue cheese. Other dairy products such as milk are believed to contain alfatoxin if they come from cows fed moldy feed. The most common molds found in food are aspergillus and rhizopus.
So how do we prevent and treat mold allergy from our diet?
Just like any other food allergy, the best way is to stay away from the foods you are allergic to. It is necessary to undergo an allergy test to confirm the exact food products that cause food allergy and to include these foods in the restricted diet. Some people try an organic diet to stay healthier. However, because organic products are free of chemical fungicides, they can be moldy faster than non-organic products.
How to cure?
Allergy is a reaction of the body against a toxic situation. Most of the cases, the toxins that cause allergy come to unnatural substances. It also happens in mold allergy. Therefore, the effort to cure allergy by medicines does not seem appropriate, since these medicines are also toxic.
The best way to cure this allergy and any other allergy would be a natural cure. Herbal therapy, homeopathy and acupuncture / acupressure are some of the natural therapeutic methods you can try. Of course, the abrupt discontinuation of pharmaceutical therapy would not even be wise. It is advisable to consult your doctor before slowly replacing the treatment with natural substance.
Allergy is a unique disease that we often cannot make disappear, however through a consistent and healthy diet and lifestyle, you can live normally with allergy or even asthma.