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How to discover over 500 hidden or delayed allergies.

One of the biggest and sometimes most mysterious health issue is caused by unknown food and chemical hypersensitivity. We live in an environment that is filled with chemical compounds that never existed until the 20th century. This includes industrial chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs, food chemicals and now even GMO foods. Many people live lives that are not healthy and well balanced.

This is a matter of how your immune cells respond to the thousands of molecules that enter your body every day. Delayed allergies and hypersensitivities reflect an immune system that is in a highly disordered state. The body fails to distinguish between some safe molecules such as food and nutrients. The body also fails to detoxify some of the many chemicals to which we are exposed. Trying to unravel the mystery of delayed allergies and hypersensitivities can take years to identify and resolve.

Today, at least one out of every six Americans, or 40 million people in the United States, suffers from one or more of the autoimmune and immune dysfunction diseases. In response, chronically ill Americans spend over $300 billion per year directly for autoimmune syndrome treatments that often do not reduce their suffering or improve their health.

In this interview, Dr. Russell Jaffe discusses the importance of allergies and sensitivity testing. He discusses the deficiencies of the most popular allergy testing and screenings that don’t discover delayed allergic responses. Dr. Jaffe then discusses the best delayed allergy test, Lymphocyte Response Assay (LRA). LRA is the gold standard in delayed hypersensitivity testing.  By looking directly at lymphocytes the LRA detects all three types of delayed food and chemical hypersensitivities to over 500 items. Dr. Jaffe advises where to learn more and how to get this type of testing.


Steve LankfordSteve Lankford is the host of Steve has over 40 years oexperience in the natural products industry. His passion is helping others develop nutritional programs that work. At, Steve interviews the experts in the fields of science and nutrition. His in depth explorations and consumer friendly style are designed to help listeners learn about the science of nutrition. His guests are some of the most respected experts in the natural products industry.

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