Natural Food Solutions To Allergies
Can you believe the pollen is here?
Are your eyes burning and itchy?
Does your nose itch?
Why?? The madness!
Histamine is the culprit –
What is Histamine?
Histamine is a natural substance produced by the body and is also present in many foods.
It is released by the body during times of stress and allergy.
When in contact with an allergy, your body produces histamine.
When Histamine Is Released It Causes The Following Symptoms:
• Eyes to itch, burn, or become watery
• Nose to itch, sneeze, and produce more mucus
• Skin to itch, develop rashes or hives
• Sinuses to become congested and cause headaches
• Lungs to wheeze or have spasms
• Stomach to experience cramps and diarrhea
• Motion Sickness
Top Foods To Reduce To Help Aid Allergies
These types of reactions are food intolerances, and are different from food allergies in that the immune system is not involved in the reaction.
The symptoms, however, can be the same as a food allergy.
Foods that contain the chemical tyramine can trigger headaches.
Foods that may have large amounts of tyramine include: fish, chocolate, alcoholic beverages, cheese, soy sauce, sauerkraut and processed meat.
Fermented foods may cause allergy symptoms because they are either rich in histamine or because yeast or mold is involved in the fermentation process.
Histamine Foods (Including Fermented Foods) That Should Be Limited:
• Alcoholic beverages, especially beer and wine.
• Cheeses, especially aged or fermented cheese, such as Parmesan, Blue and Roquefort.
• Cow’s Milk
• Cider, kombucha, and home-made root beer.
• Dried fruits such as apricots, dates, prunes, figs and raisins
• Fermented foods, such as pickled or smoked meats, sauerkraut, etc.
• Processed meats – sausage, hot dogs, salami, etc.
• Smoked fish – herring, sardines, etc.
• Sour cream, sour milk, buttermilk, yogurt – especially if not fresh.
• Soured breads, such as pumpernickel, coffee cakes and other foods made with large amounts of yeast.
• Spinach, tomatoes
• Vinegar or vinegar-containing foods, such as mayonnaise, salad dressing, ketchup, chili sauce, pickles, pickled beets, relishes, olives.
Reducing and limiting these foods will help to lessen histamine in the body which will relieve symptoms.
Better Natural Alternative To Allergy Shots
Cold Laser Light Therapy
Similar to acupuncture, but without the needles.
The cold laser works really well for those suffering from allergies.
How it works: To balance your body’s nervous system using a high frequency light.
This frequency helps to de-sensitize the body, giving it the frequency of the allergens, and re-programming the body not to react or respond to it.
For those in need of some Supplements to help support the breakdown of the histamine here is what I recommend:
D-Hist Allergy support –
This works to lower histamine and support the body in clearing allergens like pollen – for seasonal allergies –
Allerplex- contains lung, adrenal, kidney, and liver support to help clear and balance the body for less reaction to allergies.
Antronex– works to improve your liver function – the better your internal liver works- the better you can filter whatever it is you are exposed to.
Kids Support: D Hist Jr – chew-able for those that are unable to swallow the support needed to lower histamine and keep allergies lower.
(Those with allergies sometimes run too alkaline.)