Food Allergies

Alleviate food allergy symptoms naturally
by detoxifying and cleansing with healthy
juices that are full of anti-oxidants.

 

Understanding Food Allergies

A food allergy is an over-reaction of the immune system to substances that are normally harmless to others. The immune system’s job is to defend our body against antigens. However, in some people, the immune system is susceptible to certain allergens, whether inhaled, ingested or injected, causing an allergic reaction.

Some people are allergic to only one substance, some to several.

When first exposed to an allergen, the immune system produces an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE) that binds to basophils (a type of white blood cell) and to the mast cells.

The first encounter with an allergen may make the person to be sensitive to it without any symptoms. But, with subsequent encounters the cells with IgE start to release substances (like histamine and prostaglandins) that is responsible for several different forms of discomfort.

 

Symptoms of Food Allergies

Food allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe. Just as the list of allergens are endless, the list of symptoms can be just as long.

Most reactions are considered “mild” and non-life threatening. They can manifest in the form of swelling, inflammation, skin rashes, hives, runny nose, sneezing, congestion, itchy or watery eyes.

Swelling from allergy to drugs may occur in small areas of the skin (with hives) or in larger areas under the skin, called angioedema. Swelling is caused by fluids leaking from blood vessels. Depending on where this happens on the body, it can be dangerous.

Allergies may also trigger asthma, hay fever, wheezing, diarrhea, anxiety, hyperactivity, insomnia, irritability, joint pains, headaches and many other symptoms.

 

Causes of Food Allergies

We often hear people say that food allergy can be inherited. If both parents have allergies, there is a high chance that the children will also have allergies. This is probably true because the parents’ bodies are saturated with toxic poisons which are passed on to the child at birth.

When a body is so saturated with toxic, it will be highly possible that you would be allergic to one thing or another, and the list may just grow. It is the body’s natural response to push out the toxins, that’s when you encounter the “reactions” to it.

One of the common reasons for developing food allergies is when the colon health has been compromised.  A prolonged chronic constipation or poor colon health causes a syndrome called the “leaky gut syndrome”.  This is when digestion has become so poor that accumulated old fecal matters stay in the gastrointestinal tract and caused them to “leak” out through the stomach wall lining.  This then contaminates the blood system and the liver filtration becomes poor over time.  When the blood is contaminated, the body begins to find ways to eliminate it from the body.  When this happens, you have food intolerance that causes an allergy.

Consuming one kind of food excessively can also develop an allergy to that particular food.

It is possible that people are allergic to just about anything.  The most common triggers are dust, pollen, pet dander, chemicals and latex. Common food sources that may cause an allergic reaction are aspartame (in artificial sweetener), monosodium glutamate (MSG), alcoholic beverages, bee pollen, chocolate, nuts, dairy products, wheat, seafood and even some types of fruits and vegetables.

 

 

Diet/Lifestyle Suggestions

The best way to be rid of allergy is to do a colon cleanse for your gastrointestinal health.  This can be done through juice fasting and/or a fiber drink program.

Gradually reduce your intake of animal proteins and fats, saturated fats, starches, refined sugars. And gradually increase your fruit and vegetable juices intake that are very healing for your situation.

Even a day a week of fasting and drinking lots of water can do wonders for your body. Then gradually increase number of days of fasting to longer fasts, while drinking plenty of water and fresh juices. Learn more about juice fasting.

During this cleansing journey, you will encounter some healing reactions. If you had hives before, hives will break out again during this detox period. If you had headache, it will occur again, probably at a higher degree, and so on. Do not be afraid, this is proof that your body is responding to your healthier diet. Fasting allows the body to rest while it channels its “energy” to cleanse out the body.

To do a colon cleanse, drink three or four times a day:

  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey + 1 teaspoon of Braggs’ apple cider vinegar + a glass of 250 ml room temperature water + good quality psyllium husk powder.
  • Immediately followed by 1 teaspoon of raw honey + 1 teaspoon of Braggs’ apple cider vinegar + a glass of 250 ml room temperature water

Drink 2-3 glasses of juices daily and at least 2-3 liter water.  If you encounter bloating or a low-grade fever, it is a healing reaction. Reduce the number of times that you drink the psyllium husk drink and drink more water instead.

During the cleanse, it is also important that you take a course of high quality probiotics.  If you have trouble getting the right mix for the colon cleanse drink. Dr Natura’s formula is a safe option that I would recommend.  You can buy it here …

Here are some recommended high quality probiotics. A good probiotics must have very high counts of Bifidobacterium Longum (10 billion) and Lactobacillus Acidophilus (1 billion):

 

 

Recommended Healing Foods to Alleviate Food Allergies

 

Regularly drinking carrot, green apples and spinach/kale juice helps to improve colon health over time.  This combo gradually helps cleanse the gastrointestinal system.  But do not limit yourself to only these foods on the list.  Do add more greens in your juices as they’re all very detoxifying.

When doing a colon cleanse, it is important to take lots of vitamin C.  The citrus fruits are the best sources of natural bioflavonoid and vitamin C, the two most essential anti-histamine agents that help alleviate allergy symptoms. Drink these juices regularly and continue to monitor your allergy reactions.

Carrot  Apple  Spinach Kale
 Grapefruit  Orange  Lime & Lemons  Fennel
 Garlic  Ginger  Leeks  Lemongrass
 Onion  Cilantro

 

Begin to add these “natural probiotic foods” in your daily diet: Cilantro, fennel, garlic, ginger, leeks, lemongrass, onion, parsley, turmeric. They help to multiply the good bacteria that will help with digestion and overall health.  Eat them fresh or add them into your drinks or foods.

Most people don’t like the smell/taste/flavor/odor of these foods, but neither do the bad bacteria – they cannot live in/with this environment. On the other hand, the good bacteria (which we want) love these foods, thrive in them and begin to multiply when they have these foods.

 

Some Suggested Combos (measurement for one portion):

  • 2 carrots + 2 green apples + 2 ribs celery + 1 clove garlic + 1 thumb-size ginger
  • 2 carrots + 2 green apples + 1 bunch of spinach or 3-4 leaves kale + a bunch of cilantro + ¼ lemon
  • 1 grapefruit + 2 oranges + ¼ lemon + 1 thumb-size ginger
  • 1 carrot + 2 green apples + 2 oranges
  • 2 green apples + 2 oranges + ½ fennel + 1 thumb-size ginger
  • 2 green apples + a bunch of spinach + ½ fennel + ¼ lemon

 

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