ALLERGIES…Cause and Treatment

Janet Nagel

An allergy is an over sensitive reaction of the immune system to substances that are normally tolerated in healthy individuals.  These substances or allergens include animal hair and dander, dust, mites, tobacco, chemicals, medicines and various foods.

Allergies are often associated with weak digestive function, congested liver or low immune and this is where natural methods focus in treating the problem.  According to immunological studies, the widespread use of vaccinations and antibiotics during childhood has meant that children have been under exposed to pathogenic invasion, such as parasites, bacteria and viruses, which has suppressed the normal healthy development of their immune systems so crucial in the early years.  Furthermore, use of these medical agents have caused an attack on the healthy microbiome and symbiotic micro-organisms (probiotics), further weakening the immune system and causing conditions such as asthma, sinus, ear infections, tonsillitis, post nasal drip, colic, worms, re-occurring colds and flu, stomach cramps, nausea, acne, anxiety, skin rashes, and eczema.

Environment pollutants, heavy metals, chemicals, psychological stress and bad eating habits further burden the body’s defenses and immune system, also leading to further complications, such as autoimmune diseases and learning disorders, such as ADD, ADHD, autism, dyspraxia etc.  Conventional medical treatment of allergies is to suppress the overactive response of the immune system giving only symptomatic relief, without tackling the underlying cause.  This causes the person to become even more susceptible to allergens and disease and increasingly dependent on the medication, allowing constant suppression of the immune system and deterioration in overall health.

A natural health practitioner will use various natural therapies, such as herbal remedies, and vitamin and nutritional supplements to balance (and not suppress) the immune system and to assist the body’s own healing ability to overcome the allergens, whilst also providing systematic relief.  In addition to this dietary and lifestyle changes need to be made.  It is also very important to build up the microbiome immune system, which is the first line of attack, with pre and probiotic supplements and foods, as well as to strengthen the overall immune system, without over stimulating it.

Treat the cause, not just the symptom.

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Readers should not use this information for self-diagnoses or self treatment, but should always consult a medical professional regarding any medical problems and before undertaking any major dietary changes. This information is not meant to be substituted for medical advice.