The next time…
…a patient showed up with the same problem I thought I’d get to be a hero. But, using the same wine allergy remedy that had been so successful before and was so proud of…did nothing! More research and trial and it turned out that the wine intolerance for this patient had another cause altogether.
Over time it became clear that a number of different chemical compounds natural to wine could be the culprit depending the individual. Sulfites, tannins (phenolic compounds), aldehydes, prostaglandins, histamine, tyramine, and other miscellaneous compounds (congeners) could all be triggers.
It all got even more interesting when it became clear that these same chemicals were in many foods and even in the environment. And, these compounds in food and the environment triggering all kinds of symptoms were often going unrecognized as the culprits or cause. And, that is how a wine allergy remedy ended up being a solution for food and environmental intolerance.