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220px-pistacia_lentiscusDr Carrie Decker ND, explores the relationship between a molecular communication chemical and human health, its remediation and the role of natural agents in the facilitation of this, with a particular emphasis on the emerging potential of Mastic (Greek: Μαστίχα) a resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus).

Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EoE), first described in the early 1990’s, has rapidly evolved as distinctive chronic inflammatory oesophageal disease. The diagnosis is based clinically by the presence of symptoms related to an oesophageal dysfunction and histologically by an eosinophil-predominant inflammation once other conditions leading to oesophageal eosinophilia are excluded. This striking male-prevalent[1] disease has an increasing incidence and prevalence in the westernised countries. Currently, EoE represents the main cause of dysphagia and bolus impaction in adult patients.[2]

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Many Nutritional Therapists will consult people with a well-defined allergy or in some cases a range of symptoms that reflect an allergic response that do not meet the recognised IgE diagnosis. Some of these people will also be experiencing what is known as the ‘allergic march’ – the development of secondary allergenic profiles such as asthma after already having an established food allergy, such as peanut or shellfish.

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