SET-DB™ practitioners you’ve no doubt cleared patients for sensitivities to items in the Meat and Poultry BioSurvey. Some of those clearings may have led to “miraculous” results, but most likely results were more subtle.
But, did you know there actually is something called “red meat allergy” or Alpha-Gal-Syndrome (AGS)? I didn’t until a few months ago.
We’re planning to move to northwest Arkansas (as soon as our house sells) so we thought we would check out a Facebook page hosted for the town we’re looking to move to. It’s at the southwest part of the Ozarks, so it’s woody, hilly, and there are a lot of lakes.
And a lot of ticks.
When anyone on the page asks for tips about controlling ticks on their property, someone invariably warns them about red meat allergy. And they always feel like they need to add “It’s a real thing!” Then, I guess to drive the point home, they’d go on to describe what happens when their family member (the sufferer has never posted anything themselves) eats some of the forbidden food.
AGS is believed to be caused by a tick bite, specifically the lone star tick, which is found from the northeast U.S. down into most of Arkansas and eastern Texas.
What is AGS?
AGS is an allergy to a sugar called galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, found mostly in red meats like pork, beef, rabbit, lamb, goat, buffalo, and venison. It’s also found in gelatin and cow’s milk.
But that's not all; it’s also found in some personal care and household products containing animal-derived ingredients and in the caner drug cetuximab. And, some vaccines contain alpha-gal.
It’s a true allergy, meaning antibodies are involved. Here’s the odd thing, up to 46% of Americans have the alpha-gal antibody yet only a tiny fraction of those are allergic to meat.
The CDC (if you can believe anything they say) reports around 34,000 cases in the U.S. between 2010 and 2018, so almost 4,000 cases per year. Given the population of the U.S., about 320 million, less than 1 in 100,000 will get AGS per year.
However, healthcare systems don’t have to report AGS to the CDC so the real incidence is undoubtable higher.
It’s spreading throughout the U.S. and many other countries, wherever there are ticks.
Mild symptoms include hives or an itchy rash, indigestion and diarrhea, and nausea or vomiting. (Frankly, those don’t sound “mild” to me.) Serious reactions can involve breathing, a large drop in blood pressure, and swelling of the lips or tongue.
A potential life-threatening reaction is anaphylaxis that begins as long as 6–10 hours after exposure to alpha-gal.
Not everyone with AGS will react to every food or substance containing alpha-gal, but the safest meats are said to be chicken and fish. And of course grains, veggies, and fruits.
In allopathic medicine, AGS has no treatment other than strict avoidance.
It seems the lone star tick is the main, but not the only, transmission vector for AGS. Other ticks are able to transmit it. Ticks are kind of nasty disease spreaders, aren't they? The lone star tick can transmit several rare bacterial and viral infections besides AGS, like tularemia, Bourbon virus disease, and ehrlichiosis.
After latching onto your leg, a tick may stay embedded for several days. As they want to continue feeding on you as long as possible, they keep injecting saliva into you to prevent coagulation. If the tick’s saliva contains viruses or bacteria, you may get sick.
Unlike Lyme disease, AGS isn’t caused by a microbe, it’s caused by trace amounts of alpha-gal found in the tick’s saliva. Alpha-gal is a known human irritant that induces the allergic reactions characteristic of AGS.
It's seem to wonder if one can get AGS from exposure to all the other foods and products containing alpha-gal, like that cancer drug or vaccines. Turns out, no. The sensitization only occurs when alpha-gal is attached to proteins in the tick's saliva. At least that's the current belief, and it makes sense. Otherwise, it would seem millions and millions would have AGS, but they don't.
CDC defines AGS as the presence of:
“One or more of the [listed] allergic and/or gastrointestinal symptoms that occur 2–10 hours after ingestion of pork, beef, lamb, any other mammalian meat, or any mammalian-derived product (e.g. gelatin), OR within two hours after intramuscular, intravenous, or subcutaneous administration of alpha-gal-containing vaccination or medication.”
Plainly speaking, if you get sick 2–10 hours after eating meat, or within 2 hours after getting injected, you may have AGS.
Most practitioners who know about AGS will likely diagnose it from symptoms, especially if the patient lives or was in lone star tick territory, or was known to have suffered a tick bite. I’ve never been bitten by a tick but it seems you will definitely know when you have.
You’d think most people would quickly remove foods from their diet that cause such symptoms, but as you might know it’s not always easy to ID those foods, especially if the reaction is delayed up to 8 hours or so.
Tests for alpha-gal antibodies (IgE) will be run to see if the person has been exposed to alpha-gal, but a positive test doesn’t mean they have AGS. Remember, many, many people will have the antibody but not develop the disease.
The kicker is suspected to be the activation of basophils after a tick bite from a tick with alpha-gal. Activate basophils and you will likely get AGS.
AGS and SET-DB™
What to do about AGS if you’re a SET-DB™ practitioner?
It should be obvious, if the allergy/sensitivity is to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, you need to clear galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t in ZYTO’s library. So I added it to mine. My library has been republished, which pushed the change out to you. The next time you sync your library it will show up in the SET-DB™ Library. (Everything in the SET-DB™ Library can also be found in the Thyroid and Fibromyalgia Libraries.)
How to clear galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose
Since it isn’t in a BioSurvey, you’ll have to clear it manually. Only Elite owners are able to do this; Select owners will need to wait until galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose is in a BioSurvey.
You should know how to do a manual clearing. In case you don't, open a new Session, search for galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, and add it to the Stressor Table. Run the scan and evaluate the resulting dR.
If the patient knows they have AGS, or you highly suspect it, I would clear for galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose regardless of the dR. But make note of it so you can report back to me.
Move it down to the Balance Table and Output it to a clearing vial. Perform the clearing.
Let’s get going on this to see if it’s effective. It should be, right? But we won’t know until we start using it.
Please report back to me with any results, even if the patient still seems sensitive to meat. And report the dR.
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/rapid-spread-red-meat-allergy-alpha-gal-sydrome-vaccines/ (Also see the 2nd two posts in this series.)
See this post for more info from a less-medical point of view. She also has advice for a homeopathic remedy.
Dr. Teryl Boothe and selected guests.