Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Treatment Tuesday - Allergies

If you're like most people, you're probably allergic to something. It could be anything from a life-threatening allergy to peanuts or shellfish or just seasonal hay fever, or you may not have any clue what you are allergic to. In any case allergy symptoms can be at the very least annoying. Of course the best thing to do is to avoid your specific allergens, but that isn't always possible.

What Causes Allergies?

Allergies are caused by imbalances or deficiencies in the immune system. These deficiencies can be caused by dietary or nutritional imbalances, or a buildup of toxins in the body.


Here are the first steps to controlling allergies:

  • Build you immune system with high­ potency foods, such as bee pollen, Spirulina, and alfalfa. Drink plenty of water to hydrate your cells.
  • Cleanse your colon and liver and use liver­-supporting foods and herbs.
  • Avoid common food allergens, such as dairy and wheat products.
  • Avoid toxic chemicals and get off long­ term prescriptions medications, including birth control pills.

For airborne allergies, local, raw bee pollen (which must be kept frozen) has been miraculous for many people. Start with a tablespoon, then increase the dose as it feels right. To avoid making matters worse, you should also refrain from smoking (including being exposed to secondhand smoke) and reduce your exposure to other forms of air pollution where possible.

Adrenal cortex extract (150 mg twice daily with food) with 1 gram of pantothenic acid and 2 grams of vitamin C in the morning and before bed may help rebuild the adrenal glands, which will help to ameliorate allergies. Skullcap herb also can help ease allergies.

Your liver plays a large role in allergies as well. An unhealthy liver means that blood is not being processed and cleaned well, which leads to allergies. Use milk thistle and apple juice to support your liver, and consider a liver cleanse.

Additionally, some health experts believe that an undiagnosed, underlying allergy to dairy products is the root of upper respiratory allergies such as hay fever and asthma. You may want to try eliminating dairy products such as milk and cheese from your diet for a while to see if it helps.

No comments:

Post a Comment