Wednesday, March 09, 2011
allergies or food intolerances are very common in the United States.
Some theories as to why these are increased incidence of food
intolerance include an increased stress load on the immune system from
the pollutants, chemicals, foods and water, earlier weaning and the
premature introduction of solid foods to infants, less variety in foods
eaten. Symptoms of food intolerance may be mild to debilitating and may
occur immediately after ingesting the offending food.
However, the majority of symptoms are delayed and show up several days,
making food allergy identification more difficult. The reactions can be
caused by a food protein, starch or food component, or a contaminant
such as food coloring or preservative. Many reactions express
themselves in many forms and in many different areas of the body. Some
common signs of food allergy are:
Digestive: gas, diarrhea, colic, canker sores, constipation, irritable colon, irregular stool pattern
Urinary: chronic bladder infection
Respiratory: chronic earaches, sinusitis, chronic bronchitis
Immune: chronic repeated infections
Skin: acne, eczema, hives, itchy skins
Muscles: headache, painful joints
Treatment of food allergy
and eliminating the offending food or food from the diet can eliminate
stress on the body and allow the body to heal. The whole treatment must
consist not only of avoiding the allergens but also improving the
function of the digestive system and immune system and correcting
nutritional deficiencies. Consider Nettles 2-3 capsules 3 times a day
to reduce allergic reaction, reduce histamine in the body and
strengthen the body’s resistance.
more information about food allergen elimination or if you are
interested in food allergy testing, please contact Dr. Lee via email
firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-319-5322. Learn more about naturopathic care at Seattle Naturopathic Center.