Allergies – Powerful Natural Remedies Revealed

There is a common practice today, among many physicians, to stamp anything which they cannot successfully diagnose, “allergy”. The reason for this is that so little is known about allergies that the diagnosis leaves plenty of room for discussion and explanation. The “indefinite” diagnoses have always been favoured by the less responsible physicians. Two hundred years ago, a condition that could not be diagnosed was called “bad humours” and anyone who suffered anything from stomach-ache to cancer or gall-stones was told his humours were acting up. This was followed by the “acids” theory, where strange and mysterious acids were accountable for all undiagnosed conditions.

This is not to say that allergies do not exist. There certainly is a strange group of body reactions to which has been given the title, allergy. To be exact, there are two such groups: those which are localized on the surface of the body, from face to feet, or skin allergies; and those which inhabit the chest, throat and nasal areas, or respiratory allergies. These two groups include the majority of allergic reactions.

In the respiratory group would be such common conditions as hay fever, asthma, sinusitis, etc. These conditions are centred in the respiratory system, but some (particularly hay fever and sinus conditions) tend to spill over into other areas, as for instance the eyes, which may water, redden and puff under severe attack. There is good reason to believe that these particular allergies are related to Vitamin C deficiency. Low potency (natural) Vitamin C pills have proved useful in the treatment of such allergies, as has the B complex.

The skin allergies, hives and nettle-rash, as examples, are in some degree related to an over-acid condition of the body. This is not to be confused with the “mysterious acids” of one hundred years ago, which were conveniently blamed for most diseases. The acids I speak of are produced right within the body and consumed day by day in the daily diet. The rational diet, with its balanced intake and natural form, will not support a hyper-acid condition. To defeat this condition when it already exists in the body, it is necessary to cleanse the system completely.

Herbal laxative pills (1-2 a day for three days); mild enemas (1 a day, for a week) and Return to Nature Diet will supply the thorough broom that a hyper-acid condition demands. The recommendation involved daily natural baths with particular emphasis upon the area affected. Pressure (douche) baths upon the affected area and a mild (not too brisk) rub following the bath, were effective. Where the skin was particularly dry, a few drops of olive oil were applied.

The skin-allergy patients were advised to soften the water used for bathing with a cup of starch. Bicarbonate of soda should never be used to soften water for a sensitive skin, since it is an alkali and will have a drying and destructive effect in time.

Dry skin should not be bathed too frequently or for long periods of time. Baths should be quick affairs and olive oil may help to relieve the loss of skin oil. Air baths should be indulged in frequently as a substitute for the daily water-baths which you may miss.

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Allergies 102: Identifying and Treating Tree Nut Allergy

One of the most common food allergies you’ll find is to tree nuts. Tree nuts include those that grow on trees, like almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts and cashews. Don’t confuse this with allergies for peanuts, sunflower seeds or sesame seeds, since these all grow from the ground. You can learn ways to improve your condition using natural allergy treatments by consulting with an integrative medicine practitioner.

Tree Nut Allergies in Adults and Children

Tree nut allergies affects both adults and children alike. The illness can cause severe reactions, which is why it’s required to carry around an epinephrine auto-injector. This and staying as far away as possible from nuts that grow on trees is key for staying safe. It’s a good idea to learn how to read labels, so you can refrain from buying and eating foods that contain these types of nuts or traces of such ingredients.

Normally, this type of allergies last your entire life. Studies performed recently reveal that nine percent of children with tree nut allergies outgrow their condition. But for those who don’t, natural allergy treatment can be used. Do note that siblings of kids with these allergies are at a higher risk of also being allergic to the same or similar items. One way to know for sure is to take your children for allergy testing at an integrative medicine center near you.

It’s also common for individuals to be allergic to more than one type of tree nut. So if allergy testing shows you’re allergic to one, then it’s better to stay safe and avoid them all. It’s especially important to stay away from peanuts, since they are oftentimes come into contact with other nuts that grow on trees during processing and manufacturing.

Staying Away from Tree Nuts

Until you obtain treatment for your allergy symptoms, it’s a good idea to learn how to safeguard yourself from allergy attacks. Thankfully, the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act has made it mandatory for all food products packaged and sold in America to have labels detailing whether there are these types of nuts inside the ingredients. If so, this has to be clearly labeled on the product.

So all you need to do is take the time to read labels before you make a purchase. It’s best to check each time you shop because some ingredients change over time. Unusual places you may find variety of nuts that grow on tree include cereals, cookies, crackers, chocolates, frozen desserts, marinades, energy bars and flavored coffee. There are some alcoholic beverages that contain it as well.

If you’d like to learn more about natural allergy treatment, you should visit with an integrative medicine practitioner. They can provide various services, such as SLIT and chelation therapy.

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