Food Allergy

12 Natural Remedies for Food Allergies

Food allergies are estimated to affect 6 to 8 percent of children in the United States and 3 to 4 percent of adults.

Food allergy is a severe and potentially life-threatening form of IgE-mediated food allergy that can lead to constricted airways in the lungs, severe lowering of blood pressure and shock (called anaphylactic shock), and suffocation by swelling of the throat.

A food allergy happens when your immune system attacks a food protein. Your body makes its own proteins, called IgE antibodies, or immunoglobulin E, to fight against the food allergen. This process releases chemicals that cause an allergic reaction, which can make you feel itchy, have trouble breathing, or even pass out. If you’re highly sensitive to a food, even breathing it in or having it touch your skin can trigger a reaction.

People can be allergic to any food, but milk, wheat, soy, shellfish, fish, peanuts, sesame, tree nuts, and eggs are most reactions in the United States while many children experience allergy to milk protein.

A person’s allergic reactions can vary with each exposure to the offending food, with the same amount of allergen causing mild symptoms in one instance and severe symptoms in another. Some people can make IgE against a certain food allergen but don’t end up developing an allergy. Some experience only mild allergies, while others are more prone to severe, life-threatening reactions.

When people struggling with an ongoing, unidentified food allergy or sensitivity, your body constantly sends out inflammatory responses that can cause harm in multiple ways. Food sensitivities and allergies are correlated with an increased chance for developing:
• chronic pain
• arthritis
• asthma
• nutrient deficiencies
• mood disorders
• skin conditions
• autoimmune disorders
• cognitive disorders
• learning disabilities
• insomnia
• weight gain
• migraines
• kidney and gallbladder problems

Food allergy symptoms typically appear within a few minutes to two hours after consumption of the allergen. Allergic reactions can include:
• hives
• flushed skin or rash
• nausea
• bloating
• tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth
• swelling of the tongue, lip, throat or face
• vomiting
• diarrhea
• abdominal pain
• coughing or wheezing
• dizziness or lightheadedness
• difficulty breathing
• loss of consciousness

One of the most common food allergies or sensitivity is the intolerances to gluten which is also called celiac disease.

Celiac disease occurs when the body develops an abnormal response to the protein gluten, which is commonly found in grains and wheat. Celiac disease is a common digestive system problem that affects 1 in every 133 people in the United States. The Common signs and symptoms may develop from gluten sensitivity are bloating, recurrent, chronic diarrhea, anemia, weight loss, or osteoporosis. One of the efficient ways to treat celiac disease is to avoid the foods made with barley, rye, oats, or wheat.

Celia disease is a lifelong autoimmune disorder in which the body creates a toxic response to the ingestion of any type of gluten. Gluten is the protein found in all forms of wheat, barley, rye, and some oats. This causes damage to the small intestine, which does not allow for absorption of essential nutrients and minerals into the body. Thus, celiac is classified as a disease of an autoimmune reaction to gluten. This immune response triggers a reaction in the lining of the small intestine that can cause malabsorption of macronutrients and become very ill.

Another type of food allergy is lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is an inability to properly digest milk and other lactose products such as cheese and ice cream. A patient with lactose intolerance may experience bloating, gas and flatus, and diarrhea after eating foods these foods.

There is no current cure for food allergies, the condition can only be managed by allergen avoidance or treatment of food allergy symptoms. The best way to treat gluten sensitivity is to avoid foods such as packaged foods, sugar, artificial colorings and gluten. that lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. This is also important to treat common allergens until you are able to pinpoint what foods are causing food allergy symptoms.

An elimination diet will help you to pinpoint what foods are serving as allergens and it will help to reduce food allergy symptoms. By sticking to anti-inflammatory foods, like leafy greens, bone broth and fermented foods, you are healing your gut and boosting immune system function.

There are some supplements that serve as food allergies natural remedy treatments.
Probiotics, digestive enzymes, NutriClean Fiber Powder and vitamin B5, aloe vero juice, Bromelain, curcumin. Some essential oils such as peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil also have cooling effects to minimize the symptoms of food allergies.

Detox with Nutriclean 7 Day Cleanzer

If you eat, drink and breathe the air you have toxins within your body. Detoxification is a great way to remove toxins from the body system, increase energy levels,  improve vitality, decrease food & fruit allergens, revitalizing your immune system.

 

Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Vera plant is considered a miracle plant because of the multitude of curative and healing benefits. Aloe Vera leaves are filled with a gel containing vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E, and folic acid, as well as a wide variety of minerals copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese.

Aloe is safe to use externally and internally, and many around the globe use this plant for treating various health conditions, from minor burns to cancer. If Aloe can impact cancer, imagine what it can do to improve common allergy symptoms like:

  • fatigue and brain fog
  • lung and nasal issues
  • itchy eyes and throat
  • gas, bloating and skin flare-ups

Factors associated with allergies:

  • digestion, constipation and bowel health
  • reaction to pollen and other airborne allergens
  • antibiotics and prescription drug reliance

Aloe Vero provides flavonoids and aids nutrient absorption. The whole leaf Aloe Vera plant contains over 100 actives, including Yellow Sap which works quickly as a digestive bitter supporting stomach acid. Together with other essential properties, it improves vital core nutrient absorption, while easing occasional indigestion discomfort and revving up the body’s metabolism.

Why Ultimate Aloe Vero

Aloe Vera has an acidic pH which helps to encourage the body to secrete the exact amounts of hydrochloric acid to improve digestion and absorption. Many allergy sufferers have weak digestion which does not allow the body to receive the nutritional benefits from foods and supplements.

Whole leaf aloe can help to provide relief from allergic responses by strengthen connective tissue called collagen. Weak collagen tissue in nasal passages, lung tissues, and intestinal tract cell walls allow foreign invaders to enter the blood stream and cause an allergy response.

By drinking whole leaf Aloe Vera juice daily, you are providing the body with needed flavonoids (plant phyto-nutrients,) and you may begin to reverse allergy sensitivity.

Once these flavonoids and other nutrients are absorbed at the cellular level, the body can support collagen and tissue structure development to screen out the allergies. The glycomannan complex, present in whole leaf aloe vera, helps to provide additional n strengthening of tissue cell walls.

Natural anti-inflammatory and analgesics, found in the yellow sap, help to reduce swelling, pain and skin irritation. Campesterol, B-sitosterol, lupeol, and salicylic acid help to promote additional allergy relief.

Fiber Powder

Prebiotics support the growth of probiotics, which help keep bad bacteria under control. By supporting the good bacteria, prebiotics help to prevent diseases, improve digestion and nutrient absorption. Especially minerals, and enhance the immune system. Good prebiotics are onions, leeks, Jerusalem artichokes, and asparagus.

Why Nutriclean Fiber Powder

NutriClean Advanced Fiber Powder delivers top quality soluble fiber with beneficial probiotics, which promotes the growth of good bacteria in the colon, keeping things in balance in terms of microorganisms.

Verified by our in-house scientists, NutriClean Advanced Fiber powder contains one of the most advantageous mixtures of L-glutamine, inulin, Fibersol-2 and probiotics. NutriClean Advanced Fiber Powder’s probiotic blend supplies 1.5 billion healthful microorganisms. Taking a good-quality colon and digestive cleansing system and detoxification regimen may be beneficial to clear out waste products and balance the bowel.

Digestive Enzymes with Probiotics

The root cause of food intolerance is an inability to digest certain foods due to lack of an inherent digestive enzyme—resulting in digestive discomfort. That’s when supplemental digestive enzymes can be especially helpful.

Why Isotonix Digestive Enzymes with Probiotics

Isotonix Digestive enzymes with probiotics, including DigeZyme – a blend of amylase, protease, cellulase, lactase and lipase – and Lactospore (Bacillus coagulans). Digestive enzymes help your body break down food to utilize the complete spectrum of nutrients in the food you eat, resulting in a more complete digestive process and better nutritional absorption. The addition of probiotics helps promote a healthy intestinal tract environment. Besides supporting a healthy digestive tract and absorption of nutrients. Digestive Enzymes with Probiotics helps maintain epithelial structure and barrier function and supports healthy skin, helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, supports healthy immune functions, and may help ease occasional stomach upset.

Probiotics

Probiotics have been proven to provide both anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects, especially when given in pregnancy and breastfeeding,” says William Silvers, MD, an allergist in Englewood, Colo., and chairman of ACAAI’s sports medicine committee. In a recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, mothers who drank milk containing a probiotic supplement during and after pregnancy were able to cut the chances their babies would develop eczema, a condition related to other allergies, by nearly half. Additionally, an Italian study found that young children (aged 2 to 5) with allergic rhinitis who drank fermented milk containing the probiotic Lactobacillus casei for 12 months experienced fewer allergic episodes than children who drank a placebo.

The therapeutic use of probiotics could truly be a breakthrough in the prevention and treatment of food allergies and intolerances, decrease atopic sensitization, and potentially reverse sensitization, prevent and reverse food allergies.

Probiotics upregulate gut microbes, the bacteria normally present in the gut that are responsible for interacting with the immune system to promote tolerance of foods.

Probiotics also reduce intestinal permeability, thus decreasing antigen uptake from the intestinal lumen; this phenomenon is the first step in food allergen sensitization.

Probiotics increase intestinal IgA, an immunoglobulin associated with immune tolerance and a reduced risk of IgE-mediated allergic diseases. 

Probiotics may ameliorate food intolerances by crowding out pathogenic bacteria and reducing intestinal inflammation.

Why Probiotics 10

Probiotics-10 utilizes LiveBac technology, a unique tableting process to deliver high-viability probiotic products that are far less susceptible to damaging environmental factors. This extends the active shelf life of our product.

Probiotics-10 also defends against the effects of stomach acid during digestion with BIO-tract. Probiotics may become ineffective when they meet stomach acid during the digestive process. Meaning, when you take a probiotic supplement, the number of viable strains and CFUs may greatly reduce by the time they are absorbed into the body. BIO-tract protects probiotic organisms from stomach acid on their way to the intestinal tract, supporting a significantly higher percentage of organisms to reach the intestine alive.

DNA Miracles Flora Melts

DNA Miracles Flora Melts are a delicious dietary supplement for children, delivering probiotic and prebiotic support for digestive and immune health. They provide a unique group of prebiotic functional starches paired with Lactospore, a probiotic for optimal digestive and intestinal microflora health in children and adults.

Each serving of Flora Melts features LactoSpore, a spore of the probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans, that provides strong immune and intestinal defense while surviving stomach acid and the harsh gastrointestinal environment. In addition, DNA Miracles Flora Melts contain one gram of soluble fiber and three different sources of prebiotics – a blend of Jerusalem artichoke, apple fiber and chicory root fiber – to promote optimal health.  By offering three powerful, yet different prebiotic fibers, DNA Miracles Flora Melts also support healthy metabolism.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is well-known the sunshine vitamin. It has long been linked to allergies. Studies have shown that children who live farther from the equator are more likely to develop allergies and suffer higher rates of hospital admissions due to allergic reactions.  From November through February, it is thought that people in the north (at a latitude above 35°) cannot synthesize vitamin D because they are not sufficiently exposed to sun.

Children and adolescents with lower levels of vitamin D in their blood are more sensitive to allergens than those with higher vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D likely reduces the chance of developing allergies because of its effect on the immune system, which has been demonstrated in a number of ways. Vitamin D has been shown to quickly rid the body of hives and other allergy symptoms. This vitamin is critical to the proper functioning of T-cells, which are a major part of the immune system.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C boosts the immune system. It also acts as a natural antihistamine. According to a 2018 study on vitamin C in the treatment of allergies, oxidative stress plays a key role in allergic diseases. As vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it may act as a treatment for allergies.

The researchers observed that high doses of intravenous vitamin C reduced allergy symptoms. They also reported that a deficiency in vitamin C might lead to allergy-related diseases. Another study from 2000 suggests taking 2 grams (g) of vitamin C daily to act as an antihistamine.

Magnesium

Magnesium is involved in many biological processes within the body. Magnesium deficiency causes many disorders, including impairment of immunity and skin allergy reactions. Magnesium deficiency in experimental animals, mainly rats, leads to characteristic hyperemia, an increase in IgE, neutrophilia and eosinophilia, an increase in the level of proinflammatory cytokines, mastocyte degranulation, histaminemia, and splenomegaly.

Bromelain

Bromelain is an enzyme found in the core and juice of pineapples and is also available as a supplement.

Bromelain is a popular natural remedy for swelling or inflammation, especially of the sinuses and following injury or surgery.

Researches on mice suggests that bromelain can reduce allergic sensitization and allergic airway disease thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties.

People who are allergic to pineapple should avoid bromelain.

Curcumin

Turmeric is well-known as an anti-inflammatory powerhouse for a good reason. Its active ingredient, curcumin, has been linked to reduced symptoms of many inflammation-driven diseases, and could help minimize the swelling and irritation caused by allergic rhinitis. May 30, 2019

Turmeric has multiple health restoring properties. It has been used in treating several diseases including several respiratory disorders. Turmeric is a common spice used in the culinary preparations in South and East Asian countries. The active component of turmeric is curcumin, a polyphenolic phytochemical, with anti-inflammatory, antiamyloid, antiseptic, antitumor, and antioxidative properties.

Curcumin was reported to have antiallergic properties with inhibitory effect on histamine release from mast cells. The effectiveness of curcumin in allergy and asthma has been further investigated using a murine model of allergy. The results indicate a marked inhibition of allergic response in animals treated with curcumin suggesting a major role for curcumin in reducing the allergic response. 

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is one of the very few essential oils that can be safely ingested. 2-3 drops in a glass of water is the normal dose for an upset stomach.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil to soothe exhausted body, stress & mental sluggishness. It is anti-inflammatory, analgesic and works well in treating joint, rheumatism, fibrosis, stiff muscles and muscle pain. For germicidal properties, it is used in dental hygiene products to treat plaque and other dental infections. This oil is also beneficial in treating acne and skin infections.

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Wei Wei Ning

I am Wei Wei Ning, an author and a blogger of https://www.lifestylemedicine4u.com.

I am a Certified Transition Lifestyle Coach, Holistic Functional Nutrition Counselor, Digital Entreprenuer and Digital Health & Lifestyle Educator.

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