Helping to combat allergies the natural way
By Channing King
Are you tired of your active allergies? Are you trying to figure out how to get some relief from the headaches, sneezing, watery eyes and congestion? Many people have tried the traditional medical route with little to no success. Do you fall into that group? If so, let me build on my last article and share more options on managing your allergy issues in a more natural way.
The first thing you may need to do is get more acid in your stomach. People that have allergies tend to not have enough acid in their stomachs. This lack of acid causes them to not adequately digest proteins. These undigested proteins tend to leak through the gut and cause a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome and allergies. Poor digestion plays a huge role in the inflammation in your body, causing allergies.
There are three things your body needs to get more acid. The first, and most important, thing your body needs is proper nerve flow from your spine to your stomach. When functioning correctly, the nervous system tells the stomach to make more acid. The second thing your body needs are B vitamins. A good sign that your body is lacking enough B vitamins is that you cry easily. The final thing your body needs in order to make acid is zinc. If your body has too much sugar, stress, wheat or soy, it is probably deficient in B vitamins and zinc. This will cause a lack of acid in your stomach, which leads to digestive problems and allergies.
Are you mindful of how you are combining your foods? Food combining must be monitored if you want to avoid allergy issues. There are two types of foods: acidic foods and alkalinic foods. These foods do not digest in the same way, so combining them the right way is important. A good start is to try to avoid eating meats with starches, but rather, eat meats with vegetables, particularly green ones. If you’re not combining your foods correctly, you will likely get a pile of undigested food in your stomach, which will cause inflammation and thus, allergies.
Lastly, if you have allergy issues and want to prevent them, watch the toxins and pollutants in your life. When dealing with allergies, antihistamines may seem like the easy path to relief. Antihistamines do, at times, provide temporary relief. However, they slow your body down and increase toxicity. Then there’s food. God-given food is not bad, but what is done to food can be bad. When you consider the chemicals that are used to alter the composition of food or maybe even the color, you have to realize that some foods may be toxic and will pollute your body, causing functional problems and allergies.
Take some time and think about the function of your body, the foods you eat and the toxins in your life. If you do this, you may just find the answer you’ve been looking for in helping your allergy issues. Not only that, but you’ll find yourself healthier, too.