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  1. My one dog named Lady gets outdoor allergies in late summer/early fall. Her paws get so red we call her “bloody paws”. They’re very red, raw, and scabby.

    I have taken her to multiple vets and they say it’s allergies and I was told to give her benadryl and oatmeal baths. They don’t do anything. She has been dealing with this her whole adult life and I know it’s not her food. It happens the same time of year, every year.

    Is there anything else I can do?

  2. belovedideas says:

    I put this video on my blog today (TheSkinnyOnline) so my readers could benefit. I’m convinced food allergies are at the root of my undiagnosed, low level ailments. Thanks for this!

  3. spockwisdom says:

    Does anyone know who did the music that starts at 2:34? I would appreciate it.

  4. capricious71 says:

    I don’t know but it’s in The Shawshank Redemption.

  5. My food allergies–eggs and milk in particular–are deadly for me. I tested myself and sure enough, the good old eggs came up. The milk did too, but I didn’t drink it much.

    The first thing I get is severe stomach pains and very bad asthma. The asthma is getting worse as I find it harder to breathe.

    Then I get 2-5 days of severe, suicidal depression, depending on the amount of allergen accidentally ingested. I also get physical body shakes similar to anxiety.

    This stuff is for real.

  6. larryshobbs says:


    Thank you for sharing your story.

    I agree.

    I am allergic to many foods which make me feel lousy, however, my sense is that most people don’t believe me when I tell them.

    I’ve experienced it at least a thousand times over the last 22 years — that’s only once a week for 20 years.

    My guess is that this occurs with many people who simply do not recognize it.

    Larry Hobbs

  7. I don’t know what you mean by “lousy.” If you have a definite reaction right after eating something that usually involves two body systems (gastric/respiratory/skin) than you definitely have a food allergy. You may also have not an allergy, but an intolerance. I have intolerances to about 25 foods and have to rotate.

    If you can live with the symptoms, obviously you can just let it go. Forget that no one believes you. There are now many MDs that realize the gut/brain connection is real.

  8. larryshobbs says:


    You are correct.

    I should call what I have food intolerance rather than a food allergies.

    When I say lousy, I mean feeling tired and have no energy, or blah.

    My sense is that many doctors do not appreciate the idea of food intolerance because, as I did, it is often called food allergies and since they don’t see an allergic reaction, they say, “It’s nonsense. It’s all in your head.”

    I heard a doctor on the radio say this about 15 years ago.

    Larry Hobbs