Allergies occur when your immune system produces antibodies to combat allergens which are ordinarily harmless. The allergens are substances such as cosmetics, dust, foods and pollen among other things. In this article, we want to focus on how to treat food allergies, also know as food hypersensitivity naturally. More than 90% of food allergies in the United States are generally thought to be caused by eight foods or food groups. The eight major allergenic food groups are referred to as the Big 8. The eight food groups are dairy-milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts. This article will cover a variety of effective food allergies treatments.
NATURAL ALLERGY TREATMENT METHODS
1. Boost an Imbalance of Stomach Acid
Insufficient production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach is a commonly disregarded source of food allergy symptoms. This happens when there is an inadequate amount of acid in the stomach to properly digest food. In this case, protein molecules known as ‘foreigns’ may reach the bloodstream and aggravate an allergic reaction. Betaine hydrochloric is a supplement which is often recommended. As always check with you doctor first before treating any medical condition. Betaine hydrochloric is available at many health food stores.
It is important that you keep this in mind; take one or two tablets after you have your meals, not before or during the meals. You want your stomach to secrete and produce as much acid as it can before taking any additional acids.
2. Add some enzymes
If your digestive enzymes are inadequate, this can at times lead to food intolerance and food allergies. This is because the body will be unable to digest food without them. Try to taking a digestive enzyme, also called pancreatic enzymes to aid in increasing your ability to break down troublesome foods. It is often recommended to be taken at least half an hour before meals, and two or more just ten to fifteen minutes after meals. It is advisable to look for a digestive enzyme product that contains an enzyme that will assist you in breaking down all the three main types of food nutrients: lipases for fats, proteases for proteins and amylases for carbohydrates when shopping for a digestive enzyme.
HOLISTIC APPROACH TO TREATING FOOD SENSITIVITY
The overgrowth-abundance of Candida Albicans is the cause of chronic allergies. This yeast thrives in the gastrointestinal tract. All of us have some of this yeast, but ideally, it’s balanced by beneficial bacteria. This beneficial bacteria is frequently referred to as the intestinal flora. It aids in the process of eliminating toxic materials as well as digestion.
On the contrary, Candida is a parasitic yeast, which snatches the body of nutrients, increasing the toxic waste products that then must be eliminated by the body. These two organisms are constantly at odds. With perfect health, the flora persistently overwhelms and vastly outnumbers the Candida yeast; the same way grass in a healthy lawn will outgrow the weeds. Flora gives immune system support to the dirtiest human body part, where the ordinary immune system may easily be overwhelmed if not supported, and it increases proper nutrient assimilation. The human immune system depends on those microorganisms protecting the body.
If all the floral die, the result is sepsis and possible death. This has surprisingly become too common in patients who receive too much medical ‘aid’. Statistics reveal this as an alarming reality in the U.S.
It is easy to cure Candida through diet. It means avoiding food items based on refined simple carbohydrates as well as yeasts, like processed ‘white’ sugar, beer, table salt, mushroom, white rice and white flour. Some of these foods never existed until the 1950’s when foods were enhanced and enriched with chemical processing by the food industry. This commonly includes the use of chlorine bleaches that leave traces of dioxide compounds. Eating bleached food remnants is not good for your health and also toxic to the flora.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINES
The rising prevalence of allergy in westernized countries is a health problem that cannot be ignored. There are no curative therapies for this health hazard. There are also concerns about side effects posed by the use of conventional medicines like corticosteroids, more so in small children. Many patients suffering from chronic allergic conditions look for complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) therapies such as traditional Chinese medicines (TCM). The trend has attracted interest from scientific investigators, as well mainstream healthcare providers prompting the US government agencies to provide guidance and support for scientific investigations of CAM. Should this effort be successful, it will lead to better healthcare or patient outcomes and improved therapies. This review gives an update on the most promising herbal remedies for food allergies and asthma from China.
Some Chinese herbs that have been found to be effective in treating food allergies include:
• ASHMI or Anti-asthma Herbal Medicine Intervention
• mMMDT or Modified Mai Men Dong Tang
• Ding Chuan Tang
• Sophora flavescens Ait
To learn more about these Chinese herbs you can read this abstract
and do your own due diligence
The best way to treat food allergies is to identify the allergens in the food and then eliminating them. This is somewhat experimental course of action that is best done under supervision by medical experts. Other natural treatments for food allergies are rotating your diet, adding some enzymes and improving the acidity in your stomach.