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Allergy

In the U.S., one in every five people has allergies. Allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. With this disorder, the immune system recognizes foreign but innocuous substances as harmful. These foreign substances are called allergens, and common allergens include pollen, leaves, trees, dust, insects, tobacco, animal fur, food and chemicals like insecticides, perfume and cleaning agents.

Some factors that increase the risks of developing allergy:

1. Feeding babies solid foods, especially eggs, oats, corn and seafood, when they are too young can increase the babies’ risks of developing allergies. Eggs, fish, meat and poultry can only be fed to babies when they are eight months old; oats when they are six months old, and shellfish when they are one year old.

2. A weak digestion system as indicated by having insufficient digestive enzymes and gastric acid may lead to allergies.

3. Stress can affect the immune system.

4. Deficiencies in nutrients, especially Vitamins A, C, E, Zinc and Selenium; they are important antioxidants that can maintain normal functions of the immune system.

Some medications commonly prescribed by doctors to relieve allergy symptoms include:

1. Antihistamine- for reducing nasal discharges

2. Nasal sprays and medications- for clearing the airway and easing of swelling

Some supplements commonly used to treat allergies are:

1. Garlic and onion- natural antibacterial agents that prevent inflammations.

2. Chlorophyll Essence, Wheatgrass and Barley contain natural Chlorophyll that aids clearing toxins within the body system and restoring pH balance in the human body. Severe allergies are more common in people with acidic body pH.

3. Quercetin and Purple Butterbur contain Bioflavonoids, which are natural antihistamines that relieve allergy symptoms.  

4. Licorice and Astragalus Root ease swelling and inflammations.
People with allergies should know to which substances they are allergic, and avoid coming in contact with the identified allergens to reduce immune reactions.

 
     

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