Allergies, tofu, B vitamins, wine
I haven’t done a post on health topics for a while, so here are some recent internet picks:
- Allergies: why are they on the rise? Lots of theories, such as a possible link to vaccines. Feel free to argue with any theory. I’m going to highlight this idea:
Allergies And Ubiquitous Presence Of Some Foods
Before the advent of freezers and airfreight most people ate local foods in season. Now most fruit and vegetables are available all year round, so that our systems are exposed to the same foods continually without respite.
There has been a dramatic increase in people experiencing soya allergy, since soya has become a common ingredient in many processed foods. In Europe and North America rice allergy is relatively uncommon, whereas in Asia where it is consumed more frequently it is much more common.
Note: In Israel one still eats local foods in season. It is difficult, for example, to obtain strawberries in the summer.
- Why Tofu Wrecks Your Brain
Always a good idea to read comments on Dr. Mercola’s posts
- Can a good B vitamin help reduce susceptibility to sunburn? I’ve heard that B vitamin supplementation can ease the mosquito bites. However, my son claims he eats a lot of cereal, so he doesn’t think this is true. He gets very itchy mosquito bites.
- Resveratrol in red wine prevents cancer
As I am married to a red wine lover, I’ll conclude with a photo from our trip to the Galil winery:
The wine is stored in these oak barrels (oak is either from France or the US) for a few years before being bottled and sold. We bought some Galil Pinot Noir and enjoyed it with our friends in Hashmonaim.
Tanks for fermentation and storage of wine are the answers to my quiz on this post.