What are allergies?
Allergies occur when antigens bind to IgE and this combined compound binds to mast cells within the body: the mast cells then release histamine and serotonin in response to the antigens to try to defend the body from invasion of foreign substances.
Allergies are also caused by eosinophils (specialized immune system cells) when they release hydrogen peroxidase to the Allergy site in an attempt to destroy what they “believe” to be antigens.
Histamine is released during this process and is directly responsible for most of the unpleasant symptoms associated with allergies (such as itching, sneezing, etc.).
Allergies can manifest themselves in various ways such as rashes like urticaria or nasal symptoms like hay fever, migraine or digestive allergies. The symptoms of allergies can sometimes be complex and not easily distinguishable as allergies. So blood tests should be done to determine if you are allergic or not.
There are two forms of allergy tests, the first tests for immediate allergic reactions and blood IgE measurements in response to allergens; this can be ordered from any medical laboratory. The second test for more insidious allergies and measures the IgG in the blood in response to antigens, this usually requires more specialized laboratories to perform this test, such as Alcat. So if you suffer from allergies, it is best to get tested so that you know which foods and food additives you should avoid.
Interestingly, doctors are finally realizing that around 60% of the population has some degree of celiac disease or gluten intolerance. And diabetes is becoming increasingly common, especially among children. Now doctors diagnose both diseases in many people, finding a link between celiac disease and type I diabetes.
How to treat and manage your allergies
It is best to treat the immune system directly when it comes to allergies. First of all the best is to avoid, if possible, the allergen you are allergic to.
If it is food allergies you suffer from, such as gluten intolerance, etc. And you can’t find creative recipes for your allergic diet, I would advise you to have fun with gluten-free and low glycemic index food! – by Debbie Johnson. Johnson is a very creative chef who was the restaurant’s former owner and executive chef, The Golden Chalice Restaurant. Having read his cookbook, I can certainly say that Johnson knows what he is talking about. I highly recommend it.
Below is a list of nutrients available to help treat allergic body symptoms. You can try the following:
Quercetin stabilizes the cell membranes of mast cells. This strengthening of cell membranes of mast cells makes mast cells less reactive to antigens (which are involved in allergies) and decreases the ease with which they release stored histamine.
A combination of Ester-C [a particular form of Vitamin C] (2-4 g / day) and quercetin, (1,000 mg – 1,500 mg / day) are both good natural antihistamine agents and are therefore important in the natural treatment of allergies. Quercetin acts directly on the intestinal tract to reduce reactions to food allergens. It inhibits the production of histamine by stabilizing basophils and mast cells. Bioflavonoids (like quercithin) can help reduce the release of symptoms-producing histamine histamine, explains Elliott Middleton, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. at State University of New York in Buffalo.
Betaglucan and resveratrol, ideal for people sensitive to chemicals: these patients have headaches, disorientation, muscle and joint pain, mood disorders, short-term memory problems, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, shortness of breath and stomach. These patients have reactions to pesticides, perfumes, deodorants, housewares, cleaning products, toners, cigarette smoke etc.
With WGP Beta1,3 / 1,6-glucan, at least 75% of purified quality (1000 mg / day) and resveratrol (produced from red grapes 20-60 mg / day or transresveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum 100 mg); patients have small problems with perfume, toner, cigarette smoke, environmental pollutants and other toxins.
Vitamin C increases the oral bioavailability of beta-D-glucan
Resveratrol protects the brain from attack by free radicals and from the modulation of the activity that phase 1 and phase 2 enzymes also play an important role in the detoxification effects of resveratrol.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) helps prevent and treat allergies. This supplement should not be used by people suffering from multiple chemical sensitivity.
Rutin counteracts allergies (by inhibiting the release of histamine from mast cells).
Redbush tea with Stevia is an important basis in the treatment of allergies and other intolerances. Redbush tea (at least 1 liter / day or more) has anti-allergic effects, because it contains quercetin. Studies have shown that the medium 150 ml cup of Redbush Tea contains approximately 1.4 mg – 1.7 mg of quercetin.
Mangosteen extract provides the powerful antioxidant benefits of xanthone flavonoids from the mangosteen fruit. These flavonoids possess antioxidant properties that can help neutralize cellular damage from free radicals (environmental pollutants I.a.), allowing the maintenance of optimal cellular function. Xanthonic flavonoids also help support a healthy immune system and inhibit histamine release.
Reishi mushrooms and Maitake mushrooms prevent and treat allergies, thanks to their beta-D-glucan content. Reishi mushrooms also reduce high histamine levels.
Ginkgo biloba relieves allergies by inhibiting eosinophil activity (due to the ginkgolide B content of ginkgo biloba).
The above nutraceuticals and herbs are recommended for general allergies. When trying to treat more specific allergies, such as skin allergies, hay fever, etc. It is best to consult a doctor for a more specific treatment, such as that offered by homeopathy.
Homeopathic treatment will target your specific individual symptoms and help you overcome your allergies. Homeopathic doctors can also use auto-blood therapy to deal with allergies which has a success rate of around 80% in the treatment of allergies. It is best to consult a homeopath for this form of treatment. Homeopaths can also prescribe herbs best suited to your specific allergies.