Discovering how to overcome food allergies has the potential for changing your life. Food allergies range from annoying to life threatening and they tend to worsen over the years. They can be hazardous as so many pre-prepared foods contain hidden allergens for many. Dining out or with friends becomes a dance between suffering the consequences, being picky or offending your friends.
It’s not an enviable place to be.
And for some, the foods they are especially drawn to, are the same ones that cause them problems.
The physical effects of food allergies can range from a skin rash, to stomach pain, bloating, diarrhoea or swelling at the throat, restricting breathing. It’s no fun.
What Is The Cause of Food Allergies?
Some food allergies can come from vaccines. And the tendency can be passed down through generations. Vaccines tend to overstimulate a healthy immune system, making it hyper sensitive. This is not just to the targeted ailments. It can become hyper sensitive to the ingredients and the processes that are used in their manufacture.
Others can come from the way the foods are now grown, produced and processed.
Someone with a vital immune system, a healthy diet and lifestyle, with little stress in their lives may not be affected, or for so long. But those who already have a compromised immune system can struggle.
Medical procedures can help you through the worst of the reactions, the anaphylaxis. But they have a further detrimental effect on your immune system. You become more and more susceptible and the reactions become more and more serious.
What Are The Typical Food Allergies?
Perhaps the worst food allergies come from the ingredients used in the manufacture of the vaccine, such as eggs and nuts (including peanuts). But dairy, wheat and many other foods are now causing problems.
The dairy industry is just that, an industry. Cows are milk machines. There is no consideration for the cow who is in constant lactation and pregnancy, with the calf taken from her at birth, the worst thing you can do to any mother. In addition, she is fed hormones to increase the yield.
These three hormones (from lactation, from pregnancy, from synthetic stimulants), not to mention the grief from the loss of her baby, accounts for much of human hormonal health, not just in women.
Poor hormone health adversely affects all of the vital endocrine glands, leading to problems across the board, starting with poor energy and motivation.
Instead of adding to the problem with more hormonal medication, the answer for many people lies in discontinuing all dairy – milk, cream, butter, cheese, yoghurt, as well as all pre-packaged food that may contain dairy, even in trace amounts.
Wheat allergies mostly come from the way wheat has been modified, often for the benefit of the farmer and the baker. Some wheat is still in its original form, such as kamut or spelt wheat, so don’t cause the problems.
But some can also come from the weed killers, insecticides, artificial fertilisers, etc used in growing wheat. This can be overcome for many, by switching to organic or biodynamic wheat.
How to Overcome Food Allergies
For the bad, especially the life threatening, food allergies, there is a better way, a way out, so that the problem becomes less over time, not worse.
And that way lies in improving the health of your immune system. The following areas are key in achieving that:
- the right diet for humans is not the typical western diet
- exercise is essential, including some weight bearing, which can come from an active life rather than regular gym sessions
- being outside to get fresh air, the healing effects of the sun and Nature
- understanding what makes your heart sing and following that
- minimising stress
- using an holistic health care system such as homeopathy for all your health care needs
Ways to overcome food allergies often needs a lifestyle change; for the better. One which can make life so much more enjoyable as well as healthier. They can be the catalyst, rather than the demons that cramp your life.