Being a parent of a child with allergies can be a difficult and challenging task at times and you feel so bad for your little one! Allergies are simply an overreaction of the immune system. The immune system overreacts when it has been “triggered” too many times, worn down and assaulted over time. Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine told us, “All disease begins in the gut,” and this is especially true for allergies. 80% of the immune system resides in the gut, or digestive system and the gut is exactly what is responsible for childhood allergies.
If your child is experiencing allergies their digestive system is impaired. To naturally heal, reverse and prevent childhood allergies your first area of focus must be to cleanse, detox and heal their digestive system! There are many tips for helping childhood allergies like using honey, or supplements like Quentin, but none of those recommendations get at the root of childhood allergies. To really heal and prevent allergies you must first heal the root problem.
4 Steps to Preventing Childhood Allergies
1. Remove Processed Foods
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2. Remove Food Offenders
This step goes along with removing processed foods. Most processed foods are made with known allergens including wheat, dairy and soy. It is not that these foods are bad in and of themselves but have become bad for the body because of how they are
A special note on dairy: The human body is not designed to ingest or breakdown cow’s milk. Many human bodies find ways around it and do OK with the breakdown of milk proteins but many, especially sensitive smaller bodies, really struggle with the burden cow’s milk can place on their digestive system. Additionally cow’s milk creates excess mucus and inflammation in the human body. So when trying to heal and prevent allergies removing dairy is extremely important. If your children love milk, try Almond or Coconut Milk. Many people actually prefer the taste of these over dairy milk anyway and they are higher in protein and calcium.
3. Flood the Body With Healing Nutrients
Once you have removed all food offenders, processed foods and food chemicals you will want to flood the body with nutrients so it
4. Remove Health Harming Chemicals from Your Home
Once you have cleaned up your child’s diet and started giving them all the nutrients they need they are on the road to healing. The next step is to evaluate how many toxic chemicals you are bringing and using in your home. Cleaning products, lawn and garden products,