A person's environment is a major factor in determining their allergic response, but whether someone develops allergies is dependent on many factors.
What Causes Allergies?
- How overburdened is their body?
- Is their liver able to filter out all of the toxins that it is constantly bombarded by?
- Do they have viruses?
- Do they have bacteria in their system?
- Do they have a yeast overgrowth?
- Do they have a heavy metal toxicity?
- Do they have a chemical toxicity?
- Do they have parasites, mycoplasma, rickettsia, or spirochetes?
- Do they have any other immune challenge that is making the body hypersensitive?
We are generally not born with allergies; there is more information that points to an allergic development based on the total load on the body.
The total load on a person is all of the stressors acting on a person's being. These stressors include the emotional, physical realm, and mental realm. Physical stressors can include the food that the person eats, environmental toxins, etc. When the body is balanced it can handle most allergens. When it is out of balance that is when allergies appear out of nowhere.
This is the body talking and relaying that something is wrong and here is the proof. By correcting underlying immune challenges and fortifying the organs and systems, generally allergies can be significantly reduced. When the body is overburdened, it can't handle added stressors over a certain threshold.
In the alternative medicine review volume 17, number 1, a research article by Walter J. Crinnion, N.D. cites the connection between the increase of asthma and allergies with the increase of environmental toxin exposure. The exposure to toxins and pollutants causes an imbalance in T-helper function, specifically Th2 dominance, which has been linked to allergies and asthma.
Exposure to food toxins, outdoor and indoor air toxins cause an imbalance in cytokine production and IgE of the immune system. The article also cites the connection of environmental toxins and the depletion of glutathione, as a factor in altering the immune system response.
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and is essential for DNA synthesis and repair, protein synthesis, prostaglandins synthesis, amino acid transport, enzyme activation, and immune system function. There are certain nutritional supplements that enhance glutathione in the body and can lead to less of an allergic response. Glutathione production can also be increased from the sulphur rich foods, garlic, onions and the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and watercress.
If a person is suffering from seasonal allergies, a good starting point for them is to eliminate corn and wheat from the diet. The phytic acid in corn and wheat bind to zinc, b6, and many other essential minerals, which are essential for the body's immune response. Some patients have noticed that their symptoms improve by this change or other removing food intolerances from their diets. Muscle testing identifies a person's sensitivities so they can be informed about which foods they should abstain from eating.