Research published in Science News (1994;145:324) raises the question of whether the antihistamines for allergies be linked to cancer. Studies in mice have shown that antihistamines promote the growth of malignant tumors. Scientists at the University of Manitoba believe that the consumption of various medications, including antihistamines and antidepressants, may increase the risk for cancer. In February, 1994, the Department of Health and Human Services noted an increase in the incidence of cancer in the United States. Scientists at the University of Manitoba believe that the consumption of various medications, including antihistamines and antidepressants, may increase the risk for cancer and may be part of the reason for the increase. They have demonstrated that drugs like Elavil, Claritin, Hismanal, Atarax, Unisom, Prozac, NyQuil and Reactine have all created tumors in animal studies. Some antihistamines behave like the drug DPPE, which has been linked to enhancing tumor growth by binding to histamine receptors, which interferes with enzymes designed to detoxify and remove poisons from the body. This will also interfere with the system that regulates cell growth. The drugs do not necessarily cause cancer, but can enhance the growth of cancer.
So what can we do to address your allergies? Be definition of an allergen is an undigested protein that the body has reacted with. You need acid to digest proteins. Body pH must be addressed first and foremost. Antihistamines blocks your P-450 cytochrome which is involved with the bodies phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification process. If you block your livers detoxification process you shut down the immune system which may lead to cancer in some individuals. There are other medications that block the liver pathway and may create similar problems. Medications such as antibiotics, steroids, NSAID’s, pain medications, antacids, and some antidepressants have the same effect on the P-450 cytochrome ability to maintain phase1/2 detoxification. Individuals who can’t seem to get their immune system on track typically have a compromised immune system from a blocked liver pathway. I’ve found this to be a common problem when I run Organic Acid testing on them.