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Red Meat Allergies from Tick Bites Are on the Rise. It Fits Conveniently into an Agenda

• Organic Prepper - Marie Hawthorne

Dairy and red meat allergies may now be the 10th most common food allergies in the U.S., according to CDC estimates.  In case you haven't heard, alpha-Gal syndrome is on the rise, and it's still largely unrecognized.

What is this new syndrome?  Who needs to avoid red meat and dairy?  Might something else be going on here? Let's look a little deeper at how a simple tick bite can have lifelong, devastating effects – and not just from Lyme Disease.

What is alpha-Gal syndrome?

Alpha-Gal syndrome begins with a bite from an infected tick or chigger.  The tick or chigger bites some kind of mammal and ingests its blood, which contains alpha-Gal, a type of sugar molecule.  If that tick or chigger goes on to bite a human, it can transmit some of the alpha-Gal-tainted blood to the human, which may then trigger an allergic reaction to red meat or dairy products.