I know that my allergies just totally went away after going on, and I bet the same happened for some of you when your weight loss started? Or at least they were less severe?
Anyway heres the paper on how restricting calories does its magic. I must say though, omega 3 also had a big effect before I started CR... but never quite eliminated hay fever.
Allergies and CR, interesting paper below.
Caloric restriction has been shown to alter a broad range of immunological end points in both
experimental animals and humans. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of
short-term moderate feed restriction (25% reduction) on allergic immune responses in Brown
Norway rats. After 3 weeks of acclimation to their feed regimens, rats were sensitized and 2 weeks
later challenged with house dust mite (HDM) antigen via intratracheal instillation. Feed restriction
resulted in lower levels of antigen-specific IgE in serum and reduced antigenspecific lymphoproliferative
activity in pulmonary lymph nodes. Feed restriction also attenuated pulmonary
inflammation, as evidenced by lower levels of lactate dehydrogenase and total protein, decreased
infiltration of neutrophils and eosinophils, and reduced secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokine
tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. In addition, feed restriction
decreased TNF-α secretion in serum and decreased mRNA expression of TNF-α and interleukin-
6 in pulmonary lymph nodes. We conclude that feed restriction strongly dampened the allergic
immune responses to HDM in rats and that this attenuation was associated with decreased
expression and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Key words: allergy, asthma, dust mites,
eosinophil, feed restriction, IgE, immune response, inflammation, lung, T lymphocyte, tumor
necrosis factor-α. Environ Health Perspect 108:1125–1131 (2000). [Online 1 November 2000]
Oh and thank you for your recent posts wooo. It's nice to see well thought out responses
physical compromised state to the point where one is as physically fit as an elderly/infirm person
I don't think i'm that bad... but obviously I do face bigger risks of someone taking advantage because of my very small frame. But I can run away faster...