Allergies can range from seasonal allergies resulting from
sources such as pollen, trees, plants, grass and weeds to ongoing
allergies from other environmental sources like dust and dander
to food allergies. What they all have in common however is the
release of histamine from immune cells causing itching, swelling
and a lot of mucous.
An allergic response is the body's way of reacting to the
ingestion of substances such as pollen, pet dander, mold spores,
and dust mites. The body reacts by producing histamine, which is
a chemical responsible for the production of watery mucous
attempting to wash away the irritating pollens. Anti-histamines
block this natural response of the body. People who suffer from
persistent allergic reactions either have deficiencies in
digestive and metabolic enzymes or not enough histamine
production or histamine not strong enough.
Healthy Immune System For Allergy Relief
There's no denying we live in a world full of toxic substances in
our air, water, medications, cleaning products, personal hygiene
products and foods. Fighting off these toxins puts a strain on
the immune system. A stronger immune system is always a good
thing. The most natural way to fight off allergies is to keep
your immune system healthy and in good working order. Toxins have
a negative effect on the good bacteria in our intestines leading
to an overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria. This imbalance of good
and bad bacteria creates an unhealthy digestive tract and an out
of balance immune system.
Deficiencies in vital nutrients also adds to the problem. Vitamin
D, omega 3 and omega 6 are among these. These are important to
maintaining a healthy immune system that is able to fight off
allergens and we don't get enough of these from the diets we
Natural Solutions to Allergy Relief
There are natural solutions that can support the relief of
allergic reactions and immune system function. Here are a few
that can be helpful in saying good bye to allergies.
A balanced immune system, proper nutrients and supplements, and
detoxifying can go a long way to freeing you from allergies.
- DRINK EXTRA WATER:
The histamine production centers in our bodies are controlled by
our internal hydrologic cycles. Drink at least half your body
weight in ounces per day and even more during allergy seasons.
- STRESS REDUCTION:
Stress can add to the production of free radicals in the body
which leads to cell damage. Reducing stress can help keep free
radical production to a level that the body's natural antioxidant
enzymes can neutralize them before they cause damage. Developing
a meditation program is just one way to reduce stress.
- LIMIT EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS:
The less pollutants, pesticides and preservatives we come into
contact with, the better for the body. Using natural cleaning
solutions, natural cosmetics, and eating fresh organic foods can
help cut down on exposure to toxic substances.
Enzymes break down the irritating shell that surrounds each
pollen molecule. This prevents your body from going into a
histamine overdrive. Take 2 enzymes with each meal and 2 between meals.
If you are enzyme deficient you may need more to restore your
- WHEAT SPROUTS and ALGAE:
Wheat sprouts are powerful antioxidants that help your body cope
with all the extra pollen in the air (as well as free radicals
increased by environmental pollutants and stress) moving it
through your system without a lot of allergy symptoms. Take this wheat sprouts supplement 2
three times a day.
When you're gut is functioning properly, everything else works
smoothly. Probiotics such as acidophilus and bifidus help keep
your gut in healthy, working order, which is the basis of total
immune health. Take 2 acidophilus in the morning and 2 bifidus at
Detoxification can be used to remove impurities and eliminate
toxins from the blood in the liver, through the kidneys,
intestines, lungs and skin. There are many natural cleansing and
detoxification methods you can get pre-packaged from your local
health food store or can find on the internet to make yourself at